Make It: DIY Birdhouse Lamp

By: Matt allison Jul 03, 2013

DIY Birdhouse Lamp

I've been looking for fun, yet functional night light for our toddlers room and stumbled across this DIY low wattage birdhouse lamp. Add a bit of quirk to any room, or group them together to create a feature wall. Get the full instructions… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Elegant Tissue Paper Covered Luminaries

By: Diy maven Jul 02, 2013

Rhiannon and her BFF Jenna turned a simple, clear glass cylinder into an elegant luminary using only tissue paper, Elmer's School Glue and a paper punch.… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Leather and Wood Suspended Shelf

By: Capreek Jul 01, 2013

Whether you're looking for a way to use up some leftover leather from this project (or this one), or you just want to add a simple, modern shelf to a room, this DIY is for… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Playful, Pattern-filled Kids' Room Makeover

By: Capreek Jul 01, 2013

With a little bit of re-arranging and a playful new accent wall, this kids' bedroom now puts the "fun" in… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Lace Floor

By: Diy maven Jul 01, 2013

Brooks and Dana Tucker's basement guest room gave them the creeps. Located off the pool, it was prone to a lot of foot traffic, which meant the carpeting had to… 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. 

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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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Shopping Guide: Cool Kid's Decor Picks under $75

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 20, 2013

Choosing affordable decor items for the kiddos is easy enough, but affordable and cool, well that is another story entirely. So today, I have rounded up some of the coolest online decor picks for kids, all under $75. If you have been looking for non-branded, design-y storage options, wall decals, bedding, etc, be sure to bookmark this shopping… Continue Reading

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Make It: Upcycled Wood Floating Shelves

By: Matt allison Jun 19, 2013

Upcycled Floating Shelves

I love these super simple, modern floating shelves from Happinest. They're a great way of using up scraps and offcuts and by mixing and matching the grains and stains you can create unique and organic sculptural… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Colorful Painted Dresser Set

By: Diy maven Jun 18, 2013

Last week we had a post showcasing a before and after of an MCM dresser that put some people on edge. The purists were ruffled! Today, we have another example that just might keep the pot boiling. Shari made over an MCM dresser set, giving it a 'campaign' feel. A shadow of its former self, the dressers now sport a lively Benjamin Moore teal ocean, corner brackets to give them a campaign feel, and a new base. Visit Turn Style Vogue toContinue Reading

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Makeover Tour: A Colorful and Quirky "Big Girl Room" Bedroom Makeover

By: Capreek Jun 17, 2013

I'm super, super excited about our Makeover Tour today! It's kids and pets month here at Curbly, and to celebrate we're getting a behind the scenes look at this colorful, personality-filled bedroom any kid (or grown-up) would love. Check it… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Funky Embellished Chair Makeover

By: Capreek Jun 17, 2013

This wicker chair was left abandoned and helpless on the side of the road. Fortunately for it, someone with some serious style and DIY design chops brought it home for some much-needed TLC.… Continue Reading

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How to: Easy DIY Copper Pipe Wall Sconce

By: Faith-towers Jun 17, 2013

I was on the hunt for a simple sconce for my living room when I ran across a glamorous wall-mounted copper light fixture. I thought for sure it would be exorbitantly expensive. But alas, I clicked on the link and it turns out that I can make one myself! And so can… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 11 Amazing Kids' Bedrooms to Get you Inspired

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 11, 2013

When it comes time to decorate a child's bedroom, parents become infinitly more creative and bold with their design decisions. Have you ever noticed that? Maybe it's not true in every case, but I feel like a kid's room is where it feels okay to just let loose, design-wise, and have a little fun. So this roundup is dedicated to all the amazingly inspired kid's bedrooms. Who knows? It may even inspire some of your decorating decisions in other areas of the… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Nursery Wall Art Ideas

By: Faith-towers Jun 11, 2013

Nurseries and kids' rooms are great places to put your DIY skills to good use. Surrounding them with color and creativity when they are young will encourage them to grow up to be DIY'ers just like us! Here are ten great projects to get you… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Hanging Daybed

By: Diy maven Jun 06, 2013

In a screened-in porch on a day bed. I can't imagine a more lovely place to spend a summer afternoon curled up with a good book. But, as of now, there is no screened-in porch in sight, so this how-to will have to be bookmarked for later reference. Unless, of course, I petition to… Continue Reading

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