Fresh $70 Entry Makeover (2-fer)

By: Diy maven Oct 14, 2013

After five months of hating her avocado green entry, Aly rolled up her sleeves and transformed it for $70 and a weekend's worth of work. After seeing tutorials on the interweb for adding board and batten trim to a wall, she decided to give it a go. With the old and new trim painted whiteContinue Reading

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An Affordable and Inspiring DIY Mudroom Makeover

By: Capreek Sep 09, 2013

This mudroom is a breath of fresh (dramatic) air in a world where "paint it white" is the go-to tactic for many makeovers. Check out the "after" below to see the transformation!       Continue Reading

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Our New Curbly House Cabinets: To White, or Not To White?

By: Bruno May 30, 2013

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Sheesh. Apologies to Mr. Shakespeare. Anyway, as you might know, our family is in the middle of a very exciting house addition (you can follow along in the Curbly House section of this site). A big part of keeping a large-scale project like this moving forward is the ability to make decisions (hopefully good ones) quickly without second-guessing yourself. Second-guessing means design changes, and that means delays.

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How To: Make a Colorful and Modern Mudroom -- from Scratch!

By: Capreek Apr 11, 2013

created at: 04/11/2013

Don't have a mudroom? No problem! Here's how to make one out of thin air (and some other materials, of course).     Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Boring Hallway gets a Budget-Friendly Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Mar 19, 2013

created at: 03/16/2013

A boring hallway, with a few eyesores, gets a budget-friendly makeover that really updates the space for under $100.   Continue Reading

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Makeover Tour: A Tiny Mudroom Gets a Colorful Face Lift!

By: Capreek Mar 18, 2013

created at: 03/17/2013Editor's Note: We're excited to launch a new monthly column featuring exclusive tours of room makeovers -- from DIYers like you! Check in every 3rd Monday to get inspired by a new Makeover Tour.

This month's Makeover Tour is a super colorful and inspiring mudroom -- proof that even tiny spaces can have loads of personality! Read on to get the full scoop on this fun space.       

Name: Anu

About: I am a busy mom toContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Entryway and Mudroom Organizers

By: Matt allison Feb 20, 2013

created at: 02/20/2013

For most of us the entryway or mudroom is the first insight that guests have into our homes. While many choose function over form, there is no reason you can't have both.  

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Roundup: 10 DIY Laundry Room and Mudroom Organization Projects

By: Matt allison Feb 13, 2013

created at: 02/13/2013

Here's a collection of DIY projects  and ideas to aid you in organizing or decorating some of cleanest and messiest rooms in our homes: the laundry and mudroom.  

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Eye Candy: 10 Clean and Bright Entryways and Home Landing Zones

By: Capreek Feb 11, 2013

created at: 02/11/2013

Like I mentioned before, we don't really have an entryway that allows for a lot of coat rack/wall hook/shoe storage/seating fuss. That's not to say that I'm not constantly looking for inspiration in other people's spaces! Here are 10 clean and modern entryways and "landing zones" that could be adapted or re-interpreted for just about any home -- take a peek!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: Striped Mudroom Inspiration

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 20, 2012

created at: 12/19/2012

I swear, I never get tired of seeing what a few cans of paint and a little decorating can do for a space. It's a budget-conscience option and nearly anyone can do it. So if you're hoping to tackle a makeover project over the holiday break, use this before and after as inspiration to get you started.   

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How To: Turn Your Front Closet into a 'Mudroom'

By: Diy maven Oct 22, 2012

created at: 10/22/2012

Granted, this makeover courtesy of the House of Smiths started with a generous front closet, but even smaller closets could be turned into 'mudrooms.' I used quotations marks here, because the space really isn't a mud room, but it does give a mud room vibe withContinue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful and Kid-Friendly Mudroom Makeover

By: Capreek Jul 30, 2012
created at: 07/30/2012
I've never lived in a house with a mudroom, but I love, love, LOVE the idea of having a space dedicate to taking off muddy hiking boots or snow-covered coats after a day's adventure. It just seems so... practical. And I like that.    Continue Reading
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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 it.

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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 someday!

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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 niceContinue Reading

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