How to: Create This Look - Striped Hallway with Sunburst Mirror

By: Mollymc May 03, 2012

created at: 05/02/2012

Getting a high end look on a budget is totally possible. All you need is a little elbow grease. Let's break down this gorgeous foyer by Muse Interiors to see how you can recreate… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 8 Fabulous Front Porches

By: Mollymc Apr 12, 2012

created at: 04/10/2012

I have always been a front porch kind of girl. I love watching the world go by, waving to the neighbors and feeling inadequate as joggers run by. Today we look at 8 front porches I would gladly perch on. If any of them are yours, don't be surprised to find me sitting there… Continue Reading

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Our Simple Front Porch Makeover

By: Bruno Apr 04, 2012

Our porch, before.
Spring is here (or is it summer, lately it's hard to tell), and that means we're focusing on Outdoor and Garden posts this month on Curbly. And what better way to enjoy the outdoors than from a lovely, screened-in front porch. Last year we gave our a quick, simple makeover, and I'm sure it'll continue to be our most-used-room-in-the-house this season. 

First, we spruced up an old, kid-sized rocking chair so our daughter would have a… Continue Reading

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Franken-Furniture

By: Diy maven Feb 21, 2012

created at: 02/21/2012

These old pieces of furniture were disassembled and then re-assembled into a new piece of furniture with an entirely new purpose. Note the various hooks, all of which were parts of the chair. Dr. Frankenstein would be so… Continue Reading

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Our Porch Floor Makeover: A Wagner EZ Tilt Paint Sprayer Review

By: Bruno Oct 13, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, the people at Wagner (they're based in nearby Plymouth, MN) sent me one of their new EZ Tilt Spray Painters (if you're looking for one, you can buy it here on Amaazon) to try out. We had been planning on re-painting our porch floor, so we decided to put it to the test and get a minor project out of the way at the same time. Read on to see how it went.The Wagner EZ Tilt paint sprayer … Continue Reading

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Bright and Airy Entry Hall Renovation

By: Diy maven Sep 20, 2011

created at: 09/20/2011

House & Home's senior design editor, Cameron Macneil shares his entry makeover in this week's H&H Online TV. However, the episode is loaded with other inspirational tips and images too, as H&H editors take us through their… Continue Reading

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IKEA Table Gets a Natural Modern Makeover

By: Alicia Jul 28, 2011

This month, Krylon is sponsoring a series of thrifty, creative DIY projects:

Over the last month, we've been giving some love to our favorite room in the house ... our porch. Earlier this month we spruced up our porch coffee tables and a rocking chair. Then we kept the momentum going and re-did some candle-holders. This week's project was both functional and fun, and we were thrilled with the results. 

IKEA table makeover - before
In the summer, we spend a lot of… Continue Reading

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Simple Spray Paint Porch Makeover: Part 2

By: Alicia Jul 21, 2011

This month, Krylon is sponsoring a series of thrifty, creative DIY projects:
Candle-holders, before spray-painting
Last week we told you about the happy marriage between Krylon spray paint and our front porch (specifically our tables and chairs). Still basking in a newlywed glow, we decided to bring a little color to the lighting on our the porch.

Our half-made-over porch

Because we don't have a power outlet on the porch, we use a lot of candles. In our initial search for candle holders… Continue Reading

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Our Simple Spray Paint Porch Makeover (Part 1)

By: Alicia Jul 14, 2011

This month, Krylon is sponsoring a series of thrifty, creative DIY projects:

Our porch, (long) before the makeoverI often say our porch is my favorite room in the house. It was horrendous when we moved in; floors covered in green artificial turf, holey screens heavily framed in rotting wood, paint chipping, and floor slanting. (It's still slanted, "for drainage.") The above photo was taken in the winter, making the porch even more drab, but it certainly gives you an… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Enviable Entryways

By: Diy maven Jun 30, 2011

created at: 06/30/2011

This might come as a surprise to those of you with entryways, but some people don't have them. Oh, sure, there's a door, but it might swing open right into a living area. Or worse yet, it might swing open right into a living area that's carpeted. As someone who used to own a house with just this kind of arrangement (carpet and all), let me tell you, they're irritating. No space for people to congregate as they enter and exit. No place for… Continue Reading

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12 Ways to Beautify Your Porch for Summer

By: Diy maven May 24, 2011

created at: 05/24/2011

If you have a porch, I envy you. I've always wanted a porch and feel all homes built from this day forward should have one. So, if unlike me, you do have a porch, here's 12… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make a Mudroom Shoe Rack from Pallets!

By: Capreek May 09, 2011

created at: 05/09/2011

As with mason jars, there seems to be no limit on what you can do with a discarded pallet.  We've shared quite a few projects in the past, but this may be the simplest/easiest of the bunch!… Continue Reading

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The Most Interesting Front Door Ever

By: Diy maven May 03, 2011

This entry door is--hands down--one of the most interesting I've ever seen. Makes you wonder what the rest of the facade looks like, no? Well, here it… Continue Reading

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5 Inspiring Hallway Makeovers

By: Diy maven May 02, 2011

created at: 05/02/2011

Have you noticed that hallways are often overlooked thoroughfares of the common abode? My center hall was forgotten for years, and then a while back we decided to turn it into a 'gallery'. New paint, light fixture and some of my original photographs  was all it needed to make it a place in which people now linger versus pass through. In a continued effort to bring awareness to the oft-neglected hallway, take a gander at these simple but oh-so-effective… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 5 Modern Porches

By: Diy maven Apr 27, 2011

What do you think of when you hear the word 'porch?' Wicker? Boston ferns? Porch swings? All are perfectly appropriate for such an environment, but what if the porch-owner has a modern aesthetic? Those traditional porch staples might… Continue Reading

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