Make It: Upholstered Garden Cart DIY

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 23, 2013

If you have a green thumb, and love spending time outside in the garden, I have the perfect DIY for you. Learh how to build an upholstered garden cart from scratch, complete with a comfy place to sit or kneel and cubbies for tools and… Continue Reading

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Before and After: 5 Inspiring Porch and Patio Makeovers

By: Faith-towers May 21, 2013

Sometimes I wish I had a patio, just so I could give it a makeover. All of these outdoor spaces began as bare, not-so-inviting areas... but with a little imagination and some elbow grease, each one became something very… Continue Reading

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Makeover Tour: A Stylish, Light-Filled Senior Home Makeover with Designer Emily Henderson

By: Capreek May 20, 2013

If you've spent any time on the Internet in the last few years or have ever watched HGTV, you're familiar with Emily Henderson. On top of being a wildly talented interior designer, she's also one of the funniest and most down-to-earth people around. We are beyond thrilled, then, to share this month's Makeover Tour and get a behind-the-scenes look at the room Emily recently transformed for Fran Ferguson, a resident at an assisted living center.

Read on to see how Emily tackled the unique challenges of this room, including her tips for creating a stylish living space… Continue Reading

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Our Affordable Kitchen Makeover in Action

By: Alicia May 20, 2013
Our affordable kitchen makeover with Wilsonart

Last week, we told you about a kitchen makeover that we were planning for Bruno's dad's fixer-upper down the street. As I write this post, the magic is happening and we'll be back next week with the pictures of the demolition and makeover process. In the meantime, we wanted to share some of the thought and planning we put into this space.

But first, here's a little refresher to remind you what we're… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Colorful, Art-Inspired Bookshelf Makeover

By: Capreek May 20, 2013

Decorating your home or updating a piece of furniture, but not sure where to start? Take this tip from Design Milk and use a favorite work of art as a springboard for color and pattern… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Traditional Living Room Gets A Fresh Look

By: Faith-towers May 20, 2013

This living room had a few great existing architectural details, but needed some serious TLC. Paint was the most important element of this makeover, accentuating the shape of the walls and drawing attention to the… Continue Reading

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10 Outdoor Furniture Makeovers to get you Ready for Summer

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 14, 2013

With the weather heating up and the rain beginning to clear, it's time to start tackling those outdoor projects that are on your list this season. So let's start with something easy. Here's a roundup of (completely do-able) outdoor furniture makeovers to get your the DIY wheels… Continue Reading

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10 Easy and Inexpensive DIY Floor Finishes

By: Faith-towers May 14, 2013

Flooring can be expensive. And hiring someone to install flooring can be even pricier. So why not get creative and try doing it yourself? There are plenty of DIY-able floor treatments out there that can really add some pizzazz to your space. Check 'em… Continue Reading

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Affordable Outdoor Style: DIY Patio Swing Makeover

By: Capreek May 13, 2013

Adding some style to your outdoor space doesn't need to be expensive. Take some advice from this affordable patio swing makeover and work with what you've… Continue Reading

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How To: A Simple Rope Shelf Tutorial

By: Faith-towers May 13, 2013

In my humble opinion, rope is an underutilized material. It emanates a subtle maritime vibe... something I like to call "nautical glam." It's also cheap and very versatile. Last week we showed you how to make a rope swing, and today we'll teach you how to make a rope shelf to hang on your… Continue Reading

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Our One-Week, Affordable Kitchen Makeover

By: Alicia May 10, 2013

We are miles away from the completion of the Curbly House kitchen, so we decided to make-over another one! Because, friends, when life is crazy, adding to the crazy is always the way to go! 

A few months ago, Bruno's dad bought a house a few blocks away from us, and the kitchen is in some serious need of updating. When Wilsonart contacted us about using their new line of Wilsonart® HD® High Definition® laminate countertops,… Continue Reading

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5 Garages That Went From Trash To Treasure

By: Lexy.b.ward May 09, 2013

I'm going to be straight-forward and tell you that most garages get neglected. They become the place where we store, collect, and often hide items that we don't want to part ways with. It's so easy to build up a collection of unwanted goods. But what happens when you want to give it a facelift? Here are five garages that blew us out of the water when it came to updating and renovating!  … Continue Reading

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Make It: Colorful DIY Dip-Dyed Bed Linens and Throw Pillows

By: Capreek May 08, 2013

I'm still loving the "dip dyed" trend, especially when applied to textiles, as it has more of an organic, water-color type effect rather than an opaque, colorblocked look. I think I might snag some plain white bedding and give this project a whirl this… Continue Reading

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5 Things A DIYer Should Look for When House-Shopping

By: Lexy.b.ward May 08, 2013

Whether you are a DIY master, or are just starting to dive in, there are things you should keep an eye out for when house shopping. What can be easily changed? A new coat of paint does wonders for a room, but what about the bigger stuff? How do the floors look? Are the bathrooms in good condition? Make sure you check out all the main bearing walls in case there is any major remodeling you plan on doing. We’ve partnered with to bring you resources and tips to help you evaluate if the house you have your eye on is a… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Mid-Century Bookcase Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 07, 2013


A mid-century book shelf gets a worthwhile makeover with a cool before and after. The new look allows the natural wood to show through and brings in a pop of color. Want… Continue Reading

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