How To: Make an Inverted Wine Bottle Oil Lamp

By: Diy maven Mar 31, 2015
Photo: DIY Maven

A while back I reviewed several popular bottle cutters here on Curbly. (Yesterday I added the Kinkajou to the shootout). Today we're going to use one to turn a wine bottle into an inverted oil lamp that burns cooking oil. But first, let's talk about punts.  A punt is theContinue Reading

Before and After: 8 Inspiring Organized Pantry Makeovers

By: Capreek Mar 30, 2015
Everyday Enchanting

In our home, we don't have a dedicated pantry 'room' like many new-build homes. Instead, our 90-year-old home has an awkwardly deep, store-all cupboard in the mudroom. While it's felt impossible to organize, I'm still holding out hope -- especially after seeing something these pantry makeovers!     Continue Reading

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Our Makeover: A Modern Boy's Bedroom With A Dash of Adventure

By: Alicia Mar 28, 2015
Little Adventurer Boy's Room Makeover!

Yesterday, we told you all about our plans to make over our little boy's bedroom. Before we get to the big reveal, let's do a mini recap. 

We moved into the Curbly House when our son was two weeks old. Because we were insane people who purchased, gutted, moved into, and attempted to furnish and decorate a whole house with a brand new baby, his room was left looking fairly generic.

Curbly: Boy's Bedroom Makeover Before
A view of the nursery the day we closed on
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Eye Candy: 11 Incredible Laundry Rooms

By: Capreek Mar 25, 2015
Kriste Michelini

Right now, our laundry room is in a dark, unfinished corner of our basement but we have plans to *someday* turn it into a room that doesn't give us the creeps. Until then, I'll just keep collecting inspiration! If you're in a similar boat, take a peek at these gorgeous laundry rooms.     Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Minimalist Raised Planter

By: Capreek Mar 24, 2015
MonstersCircus

Just when I think I've seen every DIY planter idea in existence, someone comes along with an idea that completely shakes things up.     Continue Reading

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How to: Make This Easy DIY Refrigerator Organizer

By: Faith-towers Mar 24, 2015
How-To: Easy DIY Refrigerator Organizer
Photo: Faith Towers

I don't know about you, but I'll take all the help I can get in the organization department. And the refrigerator seemed like the perfect place for an organizational hub - the kitchen is where people tend to congregate, so it's the most logical place to keep lists, cards, etc. Click through to check out my full tutorial.   

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Make It: Adorable AND Easy DIY Jewelry Holder

By: Capreek Mar 23, 2015
Lay Baby Lay

Can we take a moment and all agree that these jewelry holders are ridiculously cute? Yes? Okay, great. Now, let's find out how to make 'em!     Continue Reading

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How-To: Simple Mudcloth Planter

By: Rachel mae smith Mar 23, 2015
DIY Mudcloth Planter
by Francois et Moi

If there's one thing I know about spring, it's that the desire to buy all the houseplants is strong. But what is a houseplant without an adorable planter? You don't need to have much drawing ability to make this decorative and beautiful piece for your house. Plus the whole project can't take more than an hour to do. Queue getting in your car to go to your local nursery now...

Click here to see the full tutorial!

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Before and After: A Dirty And Dated Living Room Is Transformed

By: Faith-towers Mar 19, 2015
Dirty and Dated Living Room Before Photo
Photo: House Tweaking

Clearly this space needed some TLC... the orange rug and dingy, off-white walls needed to go. And boy, did they ever! Keep reading to check out the unbelievable transformation that took place in this dated living room.   

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Make It: Easy and Affordable DIY Hanging Wall Art

By: Capreek Mar 17, 2015
Lay Baby Lay

Empty walls are all fine and dandy, but if you'd rather make a statement with an over-sized piece of art, this is the project for you!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fantastic DIY Storage Boxes, Baskets And Containers

By: Faith-towers Mar 17, 2015
Roundup: 10 Fantastic DIY Storage Boxes, Baskets And Containers
Photo: Hometalk

Store-bought boxes and bins can be prohibitively expensive if you're trying to get organized on a budget, but that's no excuse - there are plenty of DIY storage container projects that won't break the bank (and they're pretty, too!). Here are ten of my favorites.   

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Before and After: An Empty Dining Room Gets A Big Dose Of Personality

By: Faith-towers Mar 16, 2015

Before: An Empty Dining Room
Photo: Emily Knecht

The dining room, the space in the center of the photo above, was bare and plain with a box-like feel and zero personality. But with just a few simple changes, the new space has character galore. Click through to see the gorgeous final result.   

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Make It: DIY Wooden House Storage Shelf & Jewelry Organizer

By: Capreek Mar 10, 2015
The Lovely Drawer

This adorable little house shelf would be a great addition to any spot where you need a little extra storage! While shown here as a jewelry organizer, I can't help but think this would be great in an entryway for stashing a wallet, hanging keys, or as a spot for dog leashes!     Continue Reading

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How To Style A Beautiful Bookshelf

By: Faith-towers Mar 10, 2015
How To Style A Beautiful Bookshelf
Photo: Zeke Ruelas

Bookshelves often end up being used more as a catch-all than a place to display beautiful objects and collections. But today we're going to share some simple tips and tricks that will help you turn a boring old bookcase into a stunning focal point.   Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Gold Leaf Cocktail Glasses

By: Capreek Mar 09, 2015
Kelli Hall

Spring is slowly making itself known, which in and of itself is cause for celebration. With warmer weather on the horizon, it's time to start planning some festivities (brunch, dinner parties, maybe even a BBQ?!). Make sure you're fully prepped in the drinkware department with these stylish DIY gold leaf cocktail glasses!     Continue Reading

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Make It: Incredible DIY Dining Room Chandelier

By: Capreek Mar 05, 2015
Love & Renovations

I'm of the belief that dining rooms are the perfect space to put statement piece lighting; it's akin to having your own personal installation art. If you love the idea of adding big "wow" factor lighting to your dining room without breaking the bank, check out this awesome DIY idea!     Continue Reading

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Make It: Awesome DIY Triangle Shelving System

By: Capreek Mar 03, 2015
Whimsey Darling

When you've got a blank wall and regular floating shelves are just too boring, what do you do? Build this awesome triangle shelving system, that's what!     Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Unbelievably Organized, Clutter-Free Homes

By: Faith-towers Mar 02, 2015
Eye Candy: 10 Unbelievably Organized Clutter-Free Homes
Photo: Made From Scratch

Believe it or not, it's March already... which means that it's spring cleaning and home organization month here at Curbly. So we thought we'd start off with some gorgeous, organized, clutter-free homes to inspire you. Here are ten of our favorites.   

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Eye Candy: 10 Inspiring Art + Design Studio Spaces

By: Capreek Feb 26, 2015
Photo: Jaime Ardiles-Arce

There's something about seeing the physical space people create and work in that is extremely intriguing. A glimpse behind the curtain can reveal a lot about their personality and tastes, not to mention it's just plain cool to see and relate to others through the way they interact with their workspace.

We've rounded up 10 inspiring studio spaces representing everyone from painters to filmmakers to furniture makers. Check them out below!     Continue Reading

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