Ikea Hack: Boring Floor Unit Turned Floating Credenza

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 01, 2014

You've probably seen this basic BESTA shelf unit before, passing through the endless aisles and mock rooms at Ikea. And while it may not look like much here, this diamond in the rough is now sitting pretty. Turning this piece into what is now a custom floating credenza, with a simple wood top, makes this unit infinitely more stylish and expensive looking. Want to see what it looks like now?      Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Marriage-Ending Headboard Makeover?

By: Diy maven Sep 22, 2014

(Purists, avert your eyes. This makeover just might put you over the edge.) DeDe found a complete 5 piece, solid wood bedroom set on Craigslist that was--in her words--"really great shape." She wanted to paint it. Her husband balked, as mine would. "Why do you have to paint completely fine wood furniture?" he asked. Her reply: "BecauseContinue Reading

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DIY Decor Idea: Custom Bookshelf Liner Makeover

By: Capreek Sep 16, 2014

We're in the process of painting the front room of our 1920s home and I've been wondering what to do to make our built-in bookshelves pop. Well, it looks like I've found the answer!      Continue Reading

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Before and After: Mountain Dresser Ikea Hack

By: Rachel mae smith Aug 29, 2014

Before and After: DIY Modern Mountain Dresser MakeoverLike most people on a budget who don't want to compromise their style, I love a good Ikea hack. Lidy of Hello Lidy shows us how a fresh coat of paint and new knobs can Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 IKEA Hacks You Won't Want To Miss

By: Faith-towers Aug 25, 2014

10 Fantastic IKEA Hacks

I love a good IKEA hack. What's better than turning an affordable piece of furniture into something customized especially for you? Here are ten of my recent favorites, along with links to the tutorials so you can recreate them yourself.   

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Before and After: 2 Brilliant Bedroom Makeovers

By: Diy maven Aug 25, 2014

HGTV Design Star season 7 winner Danielle Colding made over a Park Avenue apartment in which these 2 bedrooms are located. Before they were stuffy and rather gloomy. After, they're bright and brilliant. In this bedroom, the addition of orangeContinue Reading

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DIY Bleached Landscape Pillow

By: Alicia Aug 20, 2014


Our little boy was born two weeks before we moved into the Curbly House, and for the last two years - with the exception of a few pictures on the wall, his bedroom has remained untouched. For the most part, this has been intentional, because we wanted to hold off creating a space for him until we knew more about him. And, frankly, we be tired, and adding another room to our makeover list was just not in our cards... until now.

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Roundup: 12 NEW Pieces of Furniture Made Out of 12 OLD Pieces of Furniture

By: Diy maven Aug 11, 2014

New furniture made out of old furniture doesn't sound very earth-shattering as far as do-overs go, but when you see what these tables, chairs, dressers, and etcetera looked like before compared to what they look like now, it'sContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 15 Totally DIYable Wooden Furniture Ideas

By: Diy maven Aug 08, 2014

Ever since I wrote my first post on Curbly back in '06, some of my favorite finds have been products that are totally DIYable. Especially wood working products. Shelves, tables, light fixtures, cubbies, I'm not choosy. The items just have to be stylish yet simple enough to reproduce just by looking at them. Going through Curbly's coffers, I found no less than 15 of these gems justContinue Reading

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10 Fun DIY Home Decor Projects Using Rope

By: Faith-towers Jul 31, 2014

10 DIY Rope Projects For Your Home

Rope is one of those materials that is primarily used in a utilitarian sort of way, but if you look hard enough online you can find some pretty great DIY projects using different types of rope. I've rounded up my favorites for you, so you don't have to go searching for them!   

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Before & After: Crawl Space Turned Bed Nook

By: Diy maven Jul 28, 2014

Most people think of potential storage space when they think of crawl space. Not the owners of the home with the second-story pictured above. They decided to take out the wall, open up the three-foot deep crawlspace andtuck a bed in it. Adding striking white tongue and groove and removing the window air conditioner brighten things up considerably. They also added a curtain between the bed and the working space to delineate the owners'Continue Reading

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Before and After: Bedroom Gets Rustic-Industrial Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 21, 2014

Rustic and industrial were meant to be together, kind of like Jon and Tiffany, the couple that owns the huge blank canvas master bedroom pictured above. Design bloggers and hosts of Knot It Off!, Monica and Jess, decided to blend the styles of both Jon (rustic farmhouse) and Tiffany (industrial loft) whenContinue Reading

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Roundup: 6 Rooms Go From Cluttered to Clean

By: Diy maven Jul 08, 2014

Do you need some inspiration to do a little decluttering and cleaning? If so, you gotta check out these before and afters. Like with any cleaning/straightening job, sometimes it's best to start small, which isContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Beautiful Boho Bedroom Makeover

By: Capreek Jun 23, 2014

Hello and welcome to the saddest bedroom a teenage girl has ever called her own. It's dark and bare and completely void of any personality -- and certainly not reflective of its occupant's carefree, Bohemian-esque tastes and style. Which is why the 'after' is just so darn good.      Continue Reading

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Before and After: Bye Bye Bunk Beds, Hello Cozy Cabin Retreat

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 13, 2014

Before, this bedroom might as well have had a 'no adults allowed' sign on the door, complete with painted whales and a set of bunk beds. Now, this room is a cozy retreat that feels a lot more grown up and stylish.   Continue Reading

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