We started from the bottom, now we're here: the 29th Avenue master bedroom makeover REVEAL! As a refresher, this is what we began with. Blech. Just... no. Obviously this dark and dreary and totally lame bedroom wasn't going to cut it. Fast forward a few weeks and THIS is where we are now: Continue Reading
We bought the 29th Avenue house at the end of 2013 and have been slowly giving this 1920s bungalow a facelift, room by room: first the bathroom, then the office, and now the master bedroom! The previous owners had painted every room in, apparently, the darkest colors they could find. Considering our home has tiny rooms, even smaller windows, and we live in Cloud City, USA aka Portland, the dark and dismal vibes just weren't going to cut it. So, "Operation Cheer Up" was born. Continue Reading
We talk a lot about color here in the Curbly neighborhood, which led me to wonder, is there such a thing as too much color?? Then I started looking for evidence, collecting images of rooms that seem to be on the tipping point. I'll let you decide onto which side they fall....color fail or color fabulous.
The white linenContinue Reading
Amy had been swooning over the Faceted Ory Knob at Anthropologie pictured above, but at $10 a pop, she would have been out $20 plus s & h for the two knobs she needed. On the other hand, her DIY version was free. Yup, free, because she had all the supplies on hand. (Even if they weren't, we're talking a significant savings versus the store Anthro route.) So, whatContinue Reading
As fans of DIY and crafting, I'm guessing we all still have a soft spot for actual paper magazines. Some, Martha Stewart comes to mind, have photography that is pretty enough to be framed. In this case, Nancy decided to skip the frame entirely and transfer images from magazines directly on to canvas. The result is a really coolContinue Reading
Have an old table runner? Make a cool lumbar pillow, with this clever DIY idea that screams weekend project.
I went to IKEA over the weekend (along with everyone else in my city, apparently), and my little DIY blogger brain couldn't help but start 'hacking' everything in the store. Fortunately, there are others out there with a similar mindset and they've already done a lot of the legwork! Here are 10 of our favorite IKEA hacks we've come across recently. Enjoy! Continue Reading
Artist Paul Schick makes art out of twigs. Although that sounds simple enough, I'm sure there's a fair amount of technique involved in his creations. That being said, they are incredibly inspirational, especially if you groove on the organicContinue Reading
Corey flipped the genius switch when she transformed the random IKEA console pictured above into a rustic apothecary chest suitable for a Pottery Barn showroom. Although she started with an IKEA piece, any basic cubbyhole-typeContinue Reading
It always surprises me when I see a throw pillow that costs more than $100, and it happens surprisingly often. But there are plenty of wonderful, more affordable options out there. Here are twenty colorful pillows that are sure to freshen up your home for spring without breaking the bank.
The edict for this roundup was 10 room makeovers for under $1,000. I'm happy to say that most of these do-overs are way under that price point. One actually clocked in at under $25! So here goes...ten of our most memorable budgetContinue Reading
Jacqueline had been meaning to buy a headboard and add more lighting to her bedroom, but hadn't found the time to do either. Enter NY designer Amanda Nisbet who, in one day, made over the room to suit Jacqueline's style perfectly. Besides not having a headboard and enough lighting, before Jacqueline wasn'tContinue Reading
Yesterday, we told you all about our plans to make over our little boy's bedroom. Before we get to the big reveal, let's do a mini recap.
We moved into the Curbly House when our son was two weeks old. Because we were insane people who purchased, gutted, moved into, and attempted to furnish and decorate a whole house with a brand new baby, his room was left looking fairly generic.Continue Reading
When thinking of room makeovers, I always assumed that you'd have to paint or apply wall paper in order to achieve any noticeable results. Boy was I wrong! It turns out that you just need a sharpie and some tape to make a bold statement wall. And you don't even have to have mastered drawing a straight line in order for this to look good. Yes please!Continue Reading