Make It: Simple Copper & Wood Hooks For Your Entryway

by Lexy Ward
DIY Copper & Wood wall Hooks
Photo: A Bubbly Life

The entryway can be a tricky space to finish in any home. You may be picky like me and have gone through several setups only to not love any of them enough to keep them up for more than a few weeks. Copper has a made a comeback and these fun DIY hooks are a fun addition to your space, and they're small enough to allow other larger pieces like mirrors stay the focal point! 

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How to: Make a Simple Built-In Bench for Extra Storage

by Lidy Dipert

We'd had enough of our dated kitchen, so we decided to give it a full-on facelift, while staying on a budget. Follow along with our whole series: Lidy's Kitchen Makeover.

How to: Make a Simple Built-In Bench for Extra Storage

One of the more practical issues we faced with our current kitchen was inadequate storage. Because installing more cabinets was a bit out of our budget, we decided to make a simple built-in bench for a two-for-one punch: a place to sit AND a place to put...

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How To: Give Your Dining Room an Instant Fall Makeover

by Lidy Dipert

How To: Give Your Dining Room an Instant Fall Makeover

It's full-on fall, which means you have an excellent excuse to give your home a mini makeover! Or in this case, your dining room. The trick to styling any space for Autumn is finding that nice balance between modern pieces and combining them with warm and seasonal elements that really translate as homey and cozy. With these simple steps, your dining room will be ready for fall in no time! 

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Say Hello to the New (New) Curbly Studio

by Alicia Lacy

Not so long ago – 16 months to be exact – we revealed our old, new studio space. It was a beautiful, sun-filled room that offered us a space to be creative and a way to separate our work life from our home life. It was quiet and peaceful, blocks from our house, and a stone's throw from our children's schools. But when the building changed ownership and major renovations loomed, it was impossible for us to remain. That was more than a little...

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DIY Halloween Costume: Purple Rain

by Alicia Lacy

Prince Purple Rain Costume

It would be a shame to leave a Prince-themed costume out of our DIY costume repertoire this Halloween, for three compelling reasons:

 

1. Everyone admires Prince.

2. We live in Minneapolis, a city that holds Prince in its heart.

3. He epitomizes what it means to be an artist. He is a legend.  

 

So this Halloween, we're paying tribute to Prince with a Purple Rain...

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An Easy Couples Costume: Guns n' Roses Axl Rose + Slash

by Alicia Lacy

Slash and Axl Rose costume

We're heading to a Halloween costume party this weekend and we needed to pull a couples costume together at the last minute. We made a list of famous duos - Ricky & Lucy, Beyonce & Jay-Z, Peanut Butter & Jelly... but decided to go edgy and classic: Axl Rose + Slash.

Here's how we pulled our costume together using things we already had (blacks pants and flannels) and a few key pieces we ordered on Amazon Prime...

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We Love Leather! Here are Some Simple, Stylish Ways To Use It In Your Home

by Faith Towers
We Love Leather! Here Are Some Simple Ways To Use It In Your Home

Leather is an underutilized material when it comes to DIY projects for the home, but it's also one of the most versatile ones... so today we're sharing some ideas to inspire you to use more of it around the house. Here are ten simple ways to incorporate leather into your home. (And if you're not into leather for ethical reasons, please note that most of these projects can be done with vegan leather too!).   

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Halloween Movie Night: What You Should Stream This Weekend To Get Into The Spooky Spirit

by DIY Maven
Popcorn
Photo: Food, Life, Design

Since cutting the ties with cable/satellite several years ago, we've become devotes of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. (Yes, all three.) It's gotten so bad good that on the rare occasions when we do watch something on regular TV, the hubs invariably offers an aggrieved huff having to suffer through commercials. Although, considering

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When Autumn Leaves Start to Wall

by Bruno Bornsztein


Fun fact: Autumn Leaves was the first jazz standard I learned on guitar back in high school, when I though learning to play jazz guitar would make me cool and get girlfriends. It's a pretty basic song, and a good one to teach a 15-year-old me how to do a chord melody, which, on a guitar, is where you play a song's chords and melody at the same time, and ... hey, isn't this supposed to be a DIY blog!?

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