Weekend Project: Galaxy Wall Mini Makeover

By: Brittnimehlhoff Apr 11, 2014

If you're looking for an easy, low cost way to makeover your bathroom, this might be the project for you. It looks just like wallpaper, but costs a sliver of the… Continue Reading

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The 5 Things I Have to Clean Before Guests Arrive

By: Diy maven Feb 12, 2014

I love a clean house. That means that I clean or straighten up something every day. A quick wipe down of a bathroom sink, a speed dust-mopping. You get the idea. So you can imagine what happens when company is coming over. I go into hyper-drive. I do all the stuff that's expected, but I also do some things that I wouldn't necessarily… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Drastic Bathroom Makeover

By: Faith-towers Feb 10, 2014

Clearly this bathroom had seen better days. But the room had lots of potential, with plenty of space and some great details. Click through to see the incredible… Continue Reading

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Penthouse Loft Makeover: A Blend of Rustic and Modern

By: Diy maven Dec 23, 2013

This Toronto penthouse loft might not look like it needed a makeover at all, but it's owners wanted to make a fresh start with its decor. Enter designer GolbouContinue Reading

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Would You Put Wood Floors in Your Bathrooms?

By: Diy maven Oct 28, 2013

If it were up to me, I'd have wood floors everywhere. We did discuss—albeit briefly—putting wood in our full bath when we… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 8 Stylish Shower Curtains You Can Make Yourself

By: Capreek Sep 25, 2013

Ah, shower curtains. It always seems to take forever to find one you like and then when you do, the asking price seems less like "asking" and more like a ransom. Since we're big believers in the do-it-yourself mentality around here (have you noticed?), we've rounded up 8 budget-friendly shower curtain projects for makers of all skill levels. Check 'em out and let us know which style is your… Continue Reading

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10 Tasteful Ways To Use Neon In Your Home

By: Faith-towers Aug 08, 2013

As a kid growing up in the 80's, I most certainly did not use neon subtly. But now that it's 2013 and neon is back, it's important to use it sparingly. Here are ten ways to utilize these bright colors without overwhelming your… Continue Reading

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Before and After: $100 Bathroom Makeover

By: Brittnimehlhoff Aug 06, 2013

Sometimes the very best makeover stories are the ones that cost the least, and this before and after definitely falls into that category. For just over $100, this dark, wallpapered bathroom is looking new… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Modern Kids' Bathroom Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 05, 2013

Heather and Mike have spent the past three years renovating their old fixer-upper, slowly turning it into their modern dream home. Most recently, they finished their upstairs bathroom. Check out the playful new look… Continue Reading

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A Quick Curbly House Update: How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

By: Alicia Aug 02, 2013

Things have been cah-ray-zhee at the Curbly House these past several weeks. Sheetrock rocked us, taking a lot longer than expected due to a delivery truck that arrived to our house and then broke, twice ... delaying the start to this step by 5 days. After all was said and hung, our master mudder Marco had to spend additional time working with all the seams, delaying the process by another 5 days. But the results were stunning:

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DIY Idea: Embellished Shower Curtain Makeover

By: Capreek Jun 27, 2013

Spruce up a plain and inexpensive shower curtain in one afternoon with a few simple materials -- and your imagination, of… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Glamorous Bathroom Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jun 25, 2013

There was nothing horrible about the old bathroom... but it didn't have much personality and the color scheme certainly wasn't ideal for the space. A few modern touches and a more subtle wall color take this bathroom from boring to brilliant. Check out the amazing transformation after the jump.… Continue Reading

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Rustic Bench Gets Modern Moroccan-Inspired Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 21, 2013



(HEY! We're giving away a $200 Home Depot gift card at the bottom of this post! Read on to find out how to win!)

My dad was a jack of all trades as far as DIY was concerned. Plumbing, heating, engine repair. He did just about everything. The one thing he rarely did was make furniture. Only two such projects come to mind: a coffee table that was long gone by the time I came around, and there is the bench you see above. Dad's bench, as we refer to it, was never meant to be a 'beauty' piece, but rather a workbench of sorts for my mother. 

painter's tape, scotchblue painter's tape, tape

It went on the auction block when they downsized about 6 years ago. As I stood watching the auctioneer offer up the bench, I decided I couldn't part with it and entered into a heated bidding war with a total stranger. I paid five bucks for it.

For being 60+ years old, it's in pretty good shape, and, thanks to box nails, it's still super sturdy. All it needed was some… Continue Reading

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Curbly House: Our Bathroom Reveal

By: Alicia Apr 21, 2013

After much ado about color, we are finally finished with the Curbly House bathroom (for now). We thought we were ready to reveal the room months ago, but then I got cold feet and decided to re-paint the room. When our friends at Sherwin-Williams invited us to participate in their National Painting Week once again, I knew our bathroom was the room that was going to get a mini-makeover in preparation for its big debut.

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Sneak Peek: Curbly House Bathroom Reveal

By: Bruno Apr 14, 2013

Our bathroom makeover reveal teaser
Guess what? It still feels like winter here in Minnesota. Last year around this time we were happily painting a new nursery for our then-unborn baby boy, with the windows open and a warm breeze wafting through the house. This year, not so much:

Hey, what's going on here? Isn't this supposed to April?

FYI, here's what things looked like last year for National Painting Week (notice the short sleeves and generally increased level of happiness):

So what's all that stuff sitting in our… Continue Reading

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