How to: Strip Wooden Furniture and Give It a Freshly Painted Makeover

By: Ciburbanity Aug 05, 2013

I never had visions of being a stripper, but here I am... almost middle aged, living the suburban dream and, BAM, I did it. It wasn't pretty, but I swear I'll be better the next time.

Painting furniture is an easy and affordable way to give it a quick makeover, but after decades of facelifts, sometimes you gotta get rid of the paint and start as freshly as possible. This mini-dresser has been mine for an eternity, but now it's time to pass along to my daughter Eleanor for her new adopted bedroom onContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Dorm-Friendly DIY Decor Projects

By: Faith-towers Aug 05, 2013

It's that time of year when everyone is starting to think about going back to school. And many of you may be headed off to live in a college dorm room for the next nine months. Here's a roundup of great DIY projects that will transform your space into the fun, colorful refuge that you… 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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Oh-So Ombre Chair Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 29, 2013

I swear I see a chair not unlike the one pictured above every other week sitting dejectedly at someone's curbside. Usually, there's a 'free' sign attached to the… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Polyhedron Garland

By: Matt allison Jul 24, 2013

Make It: A Polyhedron Garland

The polyhedra craze is still going strong and it seems nothing can slow down these complex faceted… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Modern Art-Inspired Canvas Headboard

By: Capreek Jul 23, 2013

Make a statement in the bedroom with a bold headboard inspired by modern, over-sized… Continue Reading

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Unbelievable Painted Chair Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 23, 2013

Mandy was given a leather (or possibly naugahyde) chair for which she had BIG plans. Recovering it was on the top of the list, but when she maybe-not-accidentally dripped some paint on it, her plans changed. She decided to paint… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Lamp out of Lampshades

By: Diy maven Jul 22, 2013

If you're like me and your Spanish is more than rusty, then good how-to pictures are much appreciated, for all diy-ers really do speak the same language and that seems to be with our hands.  Supplies to make this lampshadeContinue Reading

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Make It: West Elm-inspired Pintuck Duvet

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 19, 2013

The pintuck trend is here to stay! If you fancy having a textured bedspread like this one at West Elm, but can't or don't want to pay the big bucks, here's a way to make your own! And for less than $25!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Embellish a Vase with Pennies

By: Diy maven Jul 18, 2013

Remember the tiled, penny floor? This penny-covered vase project would be a snap in comparison. Vone Inspired was the genius behind it and breaksContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Triangle Shelves

By: Matt allison Jul 17, 2013

DIY Triangle Shelves

This fun little project comes via the ladies over at A Beautiful Mess, combining the love of collectables, with the modern… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Polymer Clay DIY Tutorials

By: Faith-towers Jul 16, 2013

Fimo and Sculpey were big when I was a kid back in the 80's, but then they fell off the radar for a while. Recently, though, I've been noticing quite a few tutorials using polymer clay - and I wanted to share a few of them with all of… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A DIY Floral Headboard Makeover

By: Capreek Jul 15, 2013

This DIY idea is such a fun and unique way to spruce up plain headboards -- and would look great in a girl's room or… Continue Reading

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Fresh Steamer Trunk Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 15, 2013

I'm torn. I kinda love the rough, pirate-y personality of this steamer trunk before its makeover. But I also love it after its makeover. Shannon, to whom the trunk belongs, taped out the leather straps, the wood cross beams and metal parts and… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make a Reclaimed Wood Planter Wall

By: Capreek Jul 08, 2013

Move over, wallpaper. Take a hike, paint! There's a new accent wall treatment in town -- and it's green from head to… Continue Reading

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