Roundup: Office Chair Makeovers

By: Diy maven May 14, 2012

 created at: 05/14/2012

Seat, back, wheels. Office chairs can be so ho-hum, which is why many see them as blank canvases just itching for a punch of personality, as evidenced by the plethora of makeovers scattered across the internet. Here are some of the fun and funkiest out there. But beware, gazing upon them might make you realize your office chair is a bit of a snoozer. 

First up is Kendra's project who not onlyContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 7 Neutral Interiors With High-Impact Art!

By: Capreek May 11, 2012

created at: 05/11/2012

Just because your walls and furniture are Neutral City, USA doesn't mean you can't bring color in! My favorite way to do that is through big, bright, high-impact art. Here are a few spaces that do that well--and with some serious flair.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Paper Pencils

By: Capreek May 10, 2012

created at: 05/10/2012

I thought these DIY paper pencils would fit in quite nicely with the "art" theme we're rocking this month. The possibilities are as endless and pretty and artsy as you want them to be!   Continue Reading

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Yarn-Bombed Ikea Dining Chairs

By: Diy maven May 10, 2012

created at: 05/10/2012

Lorna Watt of Knits for Life is the bomb in the yarn-bomb arena, if you ask me. As a fairly experienced crocheter myself, I was stunned when I saw her crochet-covered Ikea Stefan dining chairs, much like the one pictured above. The fit and design of its new skin looks impeccable, and turns the humble Continue Reading

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12 DIY Wall Art Ideas Using Silhouettes

By: Craftmel May 09, 2012

created at: 05/09/2012

I just walked around my house and made a quick inventory of how many silhouette images I have as wall art in my home.  The count currently stands at 10, but that number increases drastically depending on what holiday decor I have out throughout the year. 

You could argue that I like silhouettes.  A lot.

Here are 12 silhouette art ideas that might inspire yet another piece to add to my collection.   Continue Reading

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Curbly's Wall Art Shopping Guide: 10 Cool Collages

By: Capreek May 08, 2012
created at: 05/08/2012
It's art month here at Curbly! We're going to be sharing enough DIY art projects in the coming days and weeks to fill every blank wall in America (by my rough estimates). But, if you're itching to get something up on your walls ASAP, we're putting together some shopping guides to help you find affordable art now!   Continue Reading
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Roundup: 10 DIY Paint Chip Art Projects

By: Diy maven May 08, 2012

created at: 05/08/2012

Just when I think we've reached the tipping point in the popularity of paint chip art, I see something new that makes me think that the medium still has legs. Take a look at these ideas and tell me what you think. From 'crafty' to all out Art (note the capital 'A'), the lowly chips certainly inspire. The first project, pictured above, is

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Before & After: A Colorful Woven Bench Makeover

By: Capreek May 07, 2012

created at: 05/07/2012

The "before" looks familiar, yes? A discarded bench, sad and lonely without a seat to call its own. Before you pass a similar one by, check out this creative makeover!   Continue Reading

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Dining/Living Room Makeover

By: Diy maven May 07, 2012

created at: 05/07/2012When Kirsten of Restored Style bought her bungalow, the living room was in dire need of life and the dining room was in dire need of a table. Soft fern green paint on the walls and Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Handmade Clay House Pots!

By: Capreek May 07, 2012

created at: 05/06/2012

Even though outdoor/plant/garden projects were so last month*, I had to share this adorable little DIY planter idea. Mostly because it's so simple and awesome, but also because it could make a sweet Mother's Day gift, too!   Continue Reading

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DIY Decor Idea: A Spring Antler Centerpiece

By: Capreek May 03, 2012

created at: 05/03/2012

I'm in full support of the painted antler trend that's been floating around for a while, especially if it combines pretty little bud vases and springtime blooms like this one!   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 Handmade Mother's Day Cards

By: Chrisjob May 03, 2012
created at: 05/03/2012
On Curbly, we're all over honoring the people and places we love in true handmade style, and no one deserves a special day like the wonderful women in all our lives. Yesterday, we shared twenty stylish gifts for Mother's Day, and today we've collected twelve lovely Mother's Day card ideas, Continue Reading
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Curbly Gift Guide: 20 Stylish Gifts for Mother's Day

By: Capreek May 02, 2012

created at: 05/02/2012

It's time to celebrate the hardworking moms (wives, sisters, and even grandmas) in your life! To help you out in the gift-giving department, we've rounded up 20 stylish gift ideas any lady will love. Happy Mother's Day!   Continue Reading

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Genius: Stickers Used as Wall Paper/Art

By: Diy maven May 02, 2012

sticker wallpaper

During our nightly constitutionals, my boo and I pass a house in the neighborhood that has a minivan parked in the driveway that has some windows--the middle and back passenger sides--covered in stickers. They're about 1/4" apart. There's gotta be a hundred or so. It drives me NUTS! I feel compelled to get inside with a blade and scrape them off. A better use of all those stickers might have been turning them into wallpaper. CreatedContinue Reading

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How to: Paint Upholstery

By: Diy maven May 02, 2012

created at: 05/02/2012

Kristy snagged the wingback chair pictured above* on Craigslist. She was impressed by its condition and quality; what she wasn't impressed with was the color.  She considered having reupholstered, but the $500 to $700 price tag wasn't in the budget. So, what did Kristy do? She painted the chair--fabric and all. The supplies she used weren't anything specialContinue Reading

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