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How To: Easy DIY Folding Chair Makeover

by Alicia Lacy

created at: 11/06/2012

Thanksgiving means turkey, cranberries, guests, and extra seats at the table. As we prepare for the holiday, we decided to purchase a set of folding chairs to create additional seating for our guests. The chairs are super sturdy and comfortable, but they're not the most stylish kids on the block, so we decided to spiff them up using rivets, a staple gun, and some extra fabric we had lying around the house. Check out the tutorial below!

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Color 101 with David Bromstad: How to Choose the Right Colors for Your Home

by David Bromstad

created at: 11/06/2012

This month, Curbly is excited to team up with designer and TV host David Bromstad, of HGTV's Design Star and The White Room Challenge. David is offering his professional tips about one his biggest passions: using color to transform everyday rooms into something extraordinary. 

Whenever people ask me where to start with finding the right colors for their home; I always recommend learning the basics.

created at: 11/06/2012

First of all, it is important to think about the psychological effects of the color you are choosing!  For instance, blues, greys and greens have a calm soothing effect; they also help you concentrate and keep you focused.

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How To: Make a Stupid Sock Creature

by DIY Maven

created at: 10/24/2012

If you've read my review of John Murphy's delightful new book, Return of the Stupid Sock Creatures, and you now have a hankerin' to create a Stupid Sock Creature of your very own, have no fear, Blincubus Jackson is here! Well, instructions to make one are here. Blincubus has a sweet tooth the size of Montana, and his sugary fixes are causing him all sorts of trouble. 

To make Blincubus, you'll need some supplies. Here's a quick rundown that...

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How To: Spider Web Kirigami

by Craftmel

created at: 10/17/2012

Why yes, another spider web craft!  These colorful webs are intricate, but easily done by kirigami- a form of origami that involves cutting the paper as well.   These webs only require paper and scissors, but when I first saw them I imagined them being a Halloween banner, strung in a mobile, altered to be name tags for a Halloween party, or even mod-podged on blocks to make festive coasters for those cup-wielding Halloween fans.  And as...

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