Roundup: 7 Modern Furniture Makeovers!

By: Capreek Jun 25, 2012

created at: 06/25/2012

We've got some modern makeover madness for you today! Here are 7 awesome furniture face lifts to inspire your own creativity. Enjoy!    Continue Reading

9437 views | Comments (0)

Make It: Lacy DIY Cement Candle Holders

By: Capreek Jun 25, 2012

created at: 06/25/2012

I know, I know. Cement and lace? These aren't exactly materials you normally associate together, which makes this cool DIY project that much more intriguing (and a great jumping off point)!    Continue Reading

5763 views | Comments (3)

Roundup: 8 DIY Table Runner Ideas

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 21, 2012

table runner

There are so many options our there for DIY napkins, placemats, and table runners, it's hard not to want to make them all (even for a non-cook like myself). I mean, just because I can't make buffalo chicken mac and cheese doesn't mean I don't like to decorate the table when I have guests come over. 

So let's start with a table runner roundup, and work our way up to the napkins and placemats later. Sound good?

1.Continue Reading

11352 views | Comments (1)

Roundup: 20 Awesome DIY Modern Lighting Projects!

By: Capreek Jun 20, 2012

created at: 06/20/2012

In celebration of Modernism month at Curbly, we rounded up 20 of the best and coolest modern lighting projects on these here Interwebs. Yes, you read that right, TWENTY. So, put on your DIY pants, it's time to get illuminated!    Continue Reading

43003 views | Comments (5)

How to: Make a DIY Calder-Inspired Mid-Century Modern Mobile (for under $10.00)

By: Chrisjob Jun 20, 2012

created at: 06/20/2012

Iconic mid-century designer Alexander Calder’s background in engineering and mathematics inspired him to make art that was three-dimensional and kinetic. But you don’t need a degree to make your own mobile! It just takes a little imagination and a lot of balance. In this project, you’ll learn how basic shapes can come together to create a spinning, swaying, stunning work of art for any room. For less than $10.00.   Continue Reading

14215 views | Comments (3)

How To: Monoprint Fabric for DIY Home Projects

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 19, 2012

created at: 06/19/2012 

If you have been itching to dive into a printmaking project or two, this DIY is perfect for you. Monoprinting is one of the easiest forms of printmaking to get the hang of and the best part is you can use this technique for other projects around your home too, not just wall art.   Continue Reading

4565 views | Comments (0)

How to: Make DIY Fabric Tape

By: Craftmel Jun 19, 2012

I'm all about adhering fabric on things these days, so it is no wonder I really like the idea of fabric tape.  And the best part is that fabric tape is an excellent DIY project!   Continue Reading

2573 views | Comments (1)

Before & After: A DIY Painted Starburst Rug

By: Capreek Jun 18, 2012

created at: 06/18/2012

What do you do with a giant, solid color rug? Give it some personality with paint, of course!    Continue Reading

16814 views | Comments (4)

Make It: DIY Color-Blocked Coasters!

By: Capreek Jun 15, 2012

created at: 06/14/2012

I can't quite put my finger on it, but for some reason I'm a total sucker for coasters. Maybe because they're small, cute, and functional?? Who knows... But I do know that these DIY color-blocked coasters are just too fantastic not to share!    Continue Reading

3158 views | Comments (0)

How To: Make Your Own DIY "Sun Print" Fabric

By: Capreek Jun 14, 2012

created at: 06/13/2012

Well, I know what I'm doing this weekend!   Continue Reading

9812 views | Comments (2)

How To: Paint a Pattern Rug with Stencils

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 14, 2012

created at: 06/12/2012

You've seen painted rugs before, and the idea seems easy enough, but what about those more complicated patterns you see in magazines? Can you recreate that look too? Yes, you can. And you don't even have to be the best DIYer on the block!

Continue Reading

7051 views | Comments (1)

Roundup: 12 Mid-Century Modern DIY Projects

By: Capreek Jun 13, 2012

created at: 06/13/2012

It's modernism month here at the Curbs so, naturally, a roundup of our favorite MCM-inspired DIY projects was in order! Happy DIY-ing!   Continue Reading

38704 views | Comments (3)

Ayla's New Bedroom: How to Smooth a Toddler's Home Transition

By: Alicia Jun 12, 2012

Curbly House Toddler Room Ideas
Life is a little crazy around our house(es) these days. Our days are spent preparing for a baby in just a few short week, remodeling our new house, packing up our old house, and wrangling a 3-year-old, leaving little time for anything else. In the brief moments of pause, I'm either napping or thinking about how to make the transitions that are coming in the next several weeks smooth for everyone in our family, especially Ayla. So, I've beenContinue Reading

3826 views | Comments (8)

How to: DIY Shade Pendant Lamps

By: Diy maven Jun 12, 2012

created at: 06/12/2012

Jen from Tatertots & Jello found the perfect pendant lamps for her kitchen, but at $140 a pop, they were out of the question. So, Jen came up with a fabulous alternative that only set her back $124, and that's for FOUR pendant lights. She started by picking up some $7 shades at Target, which she covered in a pretty print she found online. Conversion kits at Lowes for 20 bucks each helped her convert her recessed lights to pendants, sansContinue Reading

2284 views | Comments (3)