Before and After: A Plain Wood Dresser Gets the Glam Treatment

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 16, 2013

A plain, wood dresser gets a whole new look with today's before and after furniture makeover.  This would make for a great weekend project!Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fresh New Ways To Use Ombre In Your Home

By: Faith-towers Aug 13, 2013

I'll admit it, I wasn't completely on board with the ombre trend when it first became popular - but I'm certainly a big fan now. There are so many different ways it can be utilized around the home, and I'm going to share some clever ideas with you today.   

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How to: A Painted Striped Curtain Makeover

By: Ciburbanity Aug 08, 2013

When we moved from our NYC apartment to our suburban Connecticut home, I grabbed a neutral pair of curtains from IKEA  for the one window in our master bedroom. I still really like them, but... design's a moving target and after a couple of years tweeking the rest of the room (headboard, nightstands, new bureau) the curtains felt a little flat.Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Rickety Coffee Table Becomes a Comfy Ottoman

By: Ciburbanity Aug 07, 2013

 A couple of months ago, I stumbled into this warehouse of discarded furniture and I grabbed this beat up, run down, wobbly and barely held together coffee table. $10 give or take. Great purchase, right? What...you don't see the potential? Well, it took me awhile too, but I got there eventually.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: Lovely Pressed Flower Crafts and Art

By: Diy maven Aug 07, 2013

The way I prolong summer blossoms is by taking pictures of them. (I'm a sucker for a perfect flower.) But another fabulous way to make them last longer is by pressing/drying them and then turning them into crafts and decor. Here are some super easy projects any of us can do. None require any fancy equipment, but if you're an overachiever and want to makeContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Projects Made From Plywood

By: Matt allison Aug 07, 2013

10 Easy DIY Projects Made From Plywood Plywood is inexpensive, easy to use and extremely versatile. I've rounded up several easy to make projects covering simple decor accents through attractive storage solutions. Many of them can be cut to size at your local hardware store, so even those with modest woodworking skills should be able to attempt them.

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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 on the 3rd floor.

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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 deserve.  

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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 thing. NextContinue 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 geometric shapes.

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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 paintings!     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 it withContinue 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 lampshade lampContinue 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!      

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