Make It: Gold Geometric Pendant Lamp Shade

By: Matt allison Aug 13, 2014

House Doctor Inspired Lamp Shade

Make this simple Nordic House Doctor inspired lamp by using an Umbra wall decor set and some electrical wire. With a few simple tweaks create your own custom light fitting. Details and instructions at the link below.

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Eye Candy: 10 Favorite Eclectic Rooms

By: Faith-towers Aug 12, 2014

10 Favorite Eclectic Rooms

Sometimes it's tough to combine decor styles effectively, but when executed properly, it can be really stunning. So today we wanted to share a few beautiful examples of eclectic spaces to help you get inspired to mix styles in your own home.   

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Eye Candy: 15 Totally DIYable Wooden Furniture Ideas

By: Diy maven Aug 08, 2014

Ever since I wrote my first post on Curbly back in '06, some of my favorite finds have been products that are totally DIYable. Especially wood working products. Shelves, tables, light fixtures, cubbies, I'm not choosy. The items just have to be stylish yet simple enough to reproduce just by looking at them. Going through Curbly's coffers, I found no less than 15 of these gems justContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Origami Porcelain Plates

By: Matt allison Aug 06, 2014

DIY Origami Porcelain Plates

Take your plates from drab to fab with this simple painted geometric collection of DIY painted origami animals. Step-by-step instructions at the link below.

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Make It (I Dare You): DIY Glass Bottle Chandelier

By: Diy maven Aug 05, 2014

This DIY glass bottle chandelier sorta blows all those other DIY glass bottle chandeliers we've seen out of the water. Of course it wouldn't be as easy a DIY either. That's where the 'dare' comes in. You see, the makers of this chandelier--the folks behind DIY Network's Blog Cabin--whipped outContinue Reading

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Before and After: An Old Table Gets A Glamorous Makeover

By: Faith-towers Aug 04, 2014

Before and After: A Wooden Table Gets A Glamorous Makeover

This is one of those dramatic makeovers that you have to see to believe. This beat up old piece was transformed into a glamorous console table for the dining room, no paint involved. See how it went from grungy to chic using just a few carefully chosen materials.   

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Make It: DIY Cactus Pillow

By: Matt allison Jul 30, 2014

DIY Cactus Pillow

I've got a soft spot for cacti and succulents, can't get enough of them, problem is they don't play well with toddlers. I stumbled across this easy craft project that is at home in the living room or playroom, no risk of an accidental spiking. Full instructions and template at the link below.

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Before and After: A Dark Dining Room Goes Bright and White

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 24, 2014

Call me crazy, but I love room makeovers that involve painting over dark molding, and this dining room had a lot of it. The wood accents and molding details are lovely, but they also make the space feel smaller and a little dark, even with that gorgeous sunlight coming through.   Continue Reading

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Make It: Quilted Modern Art

By: Diy maven Jul 23, 2014

There's nothing 'granny' about Mandi's big, DIY, quilted modern art. I love the juxtaposition of hard graphic lines and the quintessential softness of quilted material. (There goes my vocabulary budget for the day.) The suppliesContinue Reading

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Before and After: A "Cool" Dining Room Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jul 07, 2014

Dining Room Makeover

This dining room was fine. It was workable. Decent. But the owners wanted to transform it from okay to amazing. So they made a few changes, and chose their furniture carefully. Check out the gorgeous final result after the jump.    

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Before and After: IKEA Solutions for a Growing Family

By: Diy maven Jul 07, 2014

The Fair family won a free home makeover courtesy of IKEA. And it came at just the right time. The family of five was outgrowing their 1,500 square foot Charlotte home as fast as their three childrenContinue Reading

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Museum Tour: Art as Home Furnishings

By: Diy maven Jul 02, 2014

Earlier this spring, I had the opportunity to visit an exhibit at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center entitled, "Art in the Home." Although some of the art was the conventional hang-on-the-wall kind, most of the pieces were the furnishings themselves. Tables, chairs, benches, vessels, light fixtures. Everywhere I looked was a piece of art. It was, as you can imagine, incrediblyContinue Reading

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9 Tips for Smart Kid-Friendly Design

By: Alicia Jul 01, 2014


Creating a home that's both stylish and family-friendly can be a hard balance to strike. But, with some creativity and clever space planning, making your home a place that can be safely enjoyed by the entire family is achievable. We've rounded up a list of nine tips that blend style and function. 

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How To: Make a Geometric Backdrop

By: Diy maven Jul 01, 2014

Blair created this backdrop decoration with a modern wedding in mind, but I can picture it used in other ways too. Like a backdrop on a modern fireplace mantel orContinue Reading

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Before and After: Knock-Out Kitchen Makevoer

By: Diy maven Jun 23, 2014

This makeover is quite the head-scratcher.  It looks so different after, it could be a picture of some other space altogether. (The only thing that looks familiar is the window.) That's because celebrity designer Candice Olsen not only made over the kitchen, she also knocked out two of its walls, openingContinue Reading

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