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It's Finished! A Complete Tour of The Curbly House

by Alicia Lacy
Curbly House Tour

This house tour is a long time coming. We've officially been in our "finished" house for one year, and we thought we'd celebrate with a big old fashioned house tour. So we're going to show you the super-clean, polished, sparkly version of The Curbly House...which looked like this exactly once, before we, you know, started living in it again!

Of course, no tour would be complete without a nod to one's roots, so we're posting the 'before'...

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The Curbly House: Ayla's Cozy Room Reveal

by Alicia Lacy

Ayla's bedroom reveal

Last year was full of changes for our family, and in particular for my daughter. A new house, a new brother, and a new pre-school. That's why, when I started thinking about how to design her new room in the Curbly House, I wanted it to be perfect, inspiring, cozy, and hers. The day we moved in, Ayla's room was the most done room in the house, and to date, it's the only done room in the house. This room was my baby, and it's for my baby, so today I'm going to show you more pictures than a proud grandma stores in her wallet. Let's go!

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The Curbly House: Where Are They Now?

by Alicia Lacy

Curbly House status update!

The Curbly House has been on a blogging hiatus, because, well... we had a baby and moved into an "under construction" house two weeks later. Then, we proceeded to lose our minds.

But as the baby grew bigger and we finally started being able to distinguish between night and day, things started to happen around the house. So here's a long-overdue update on where things stand with the Curbly House, and what's coming up next. Here we go!

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Roundup: 10 Inspiring & DIYable Dresser Makeovers

by DIY Maven

 

created at: 02/02/2012

The best furniture makeovers are not necessarily the most over the top. A little paint and some new hardware can make Goodwill and Craigslist finds look like they're straight off the showroom floor. Take for example these 12 makeovers, each is as fresh as a spring day. 

Lexi's dresser makeover (pictured above) was inspired by Benjamin Moore Paint Strips. However, she made her own custom colors with some white and green paint she had on hand...

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50's Rambler Turned 2-Story Villa

by DIY Maven

created at: 01/31/2012

Local interior designer Brian Ellingson served as demolition crew, architect, general contractor and landscape designer to transform his and his partner's 1950's one story rambler into a two story villa. They were committed to the home's original footprint as well as re-using as much of the salvage as possible, including the original oak and pine floors. The transformation is quite remarkable. Visit Star Tribune to see more images and to read...

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Yard Sale Hall Tree Transformation

by DIY Maven

created at: 07/26/2011

How many times have we seen a perfectly good piece of thrift furniture with embossing? Oftentimes it can be a deal-breaker. Brooke, however, found a way to get around that troubling design choice. Wood putty! She also employed her Silhouette to make a vinyl etching, which she applied to the mirror itself. So charming. This is what the hall tree looked like before in its entirety:

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Dozens & Dozens of Makeovers!

by DIY Maven

created at: 05/23/2011

If you love before & afters as much as I do, you must visit Shelter Style. Each of the DOZENS of makeovers highlighted is the work of Joetta Moulden, whose creations have been included in some very big name magazines including This Old House, Better Homes & Gardens and Every Day with Rachael Ray. Her #1 rule makeover rule is to "rethink what you already own instead of buying more furniture and accessories." (We like that!) From bathrooms to kitchens and every room in between, Joetta

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It's All in the Details - Five DIY Tips to Make Any Makeover a Success

by Erinh

created at: 04/13/2011

When we started our master bedroom makeover, we thought replacing our overhead lighting would be our biggest challenge. But then it all turned out to be quite simple, so we had ample to time to tackle other, more labor-intensive projects such as cutting, painting, installing, caulking and repainting all new baseboard and window trim. Phew, now that took some serious time. I love having a husband who is handy with power tools!

created at: 04/12/2011

For our...

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Modern Bathroom Makeover

by DIY Maven

created at: 04/19/2011

Located in Las Vegas, this bathroom needed a some punch. Designer Gina De Pasquale paid tribute to the home's mid century modern architecture while simultaneously bringing it into the 21st century. 

I especially find admirable Gina's choice to mix 'high- and low-priced fixtures and accessories'. For example, the tile was

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