10 Tips for Decorating Your Living Room on a Budget

By: Faith-towers Apr 17, 2014

How to decorate your living room on a budget.

I'm one of those people who takes budget decorating to the extreme. Because every little bit counts, right? Today I'm going to share some budget decorating tips with you, using a real living room (my own) as the model. Here are ten affordable ways to make your living room the most attractive one on the… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fabric Decor Projects (That Don't Require A Sewing Machine)

By: Faith-towers Apr 15, 2014

10 Decor Projects Using Fabric

Fabric can be a very affordable material to work with, especially if you're using scraps that you already have. You can also purchase cheap fabric at discount stores, thrift stores and yard sales. Here are ten inspiring fabric decor projects that don't require a sewing… Continue Reading

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7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittnimehlhoff Apr 11, 2014

Looking for something to do this weekend? If you're hoping to tackle an easy project or two, this list will help. I've rounded up seven DIYs that are perfect for a quiet weekend at home. Try them all or just… Continue Reading

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Inspired by Spring: Creating the Perfect Brunch

By: Lovelola Apr 07, 2014

I think Spring is definitely worth celebrating. After a long, cold winter the sun starts to shine and flowers begin to bloom. It's as if life starts all over again. So to celebrate, I put together a little brunch.… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: DIY Sharpie-Embellished Cloth Napkins

By: Diy maven Apr 04, 2014

Another fun use for our beloved Sharpies include tarting up cloth, in this case cloth-turned napkins. Their creator made the napkins (17" square with a half-inch seam allowance) double-sided, with one side being a colorful print and the other a simple off white. On theContinue Reading

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Make It: Slouchy Leather Sling Planter

By: Matt allison Mar 26, 2014

Slouchy Leather Sling Planter

There is no doubt that hanging planters, macrame and terrariums are back en vogue. There is something quite nostalgic and familiar about them and they prove to be perfect way to add a bit more serenity in our homes by bringing the outdoors… Continue Reading

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How to: Hide Your Speakers In Style With A Fabric Cover

By: Faith-towers Mar 24, 2014

DIY framed fabric speaker cover.

If you're like me, you hate the way speakers look but love the way they sound. For optimum audio quality, they should be placed out in the open - so why not make them look pretty? Click through to see the stylish final product, and to find out how to make one… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn a Man's Dress Shirt into an Apron

By: Diy maven Mar 21, 2014

A man's button down from Goodwill turned into a ruffly apron? I absofreakinlutely love it. Sugar Bean's version was inspired by this tutorial. But it was Liz who posted all the nittyContinue Reading

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How To: Dip-Dye Sneakers

By: Diy maven Mar 19, 2014

My Grams used to wear white sneakers just like these with her staple, everyday 'house dresses.' I think they were the only things she could wear as she had some of the most messed-up feet I've ever seen. LikeContinue Reading

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Eye-Popping Victorian Sofa Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 18, 2014

Before seeing these pictures, I don't think I could have looked past this sofa's tufted back, curvy lines, and exposed wood and thought "makeover!" The vision came from the… Continue Reading

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How to: Clever DIY Embroidery Hoop Storage Bins

By: Faith-towers Mar 17, 2014

DIY embroidery hoop storage project.

Living in a small apartment, I'm always on the hunt for clever organizational ideas... so I was excited to find this wall mounted embroidery hoop storage project. Make a few of these for your home office, your closet, or even the… Continue Reading

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Weekend Project: Marbled Seating Makeover

By: Brittnimehlhoff Mar 14, 2014

I'm sure you've seen plenty of makeover projects that involve a marbling technique, but this one is different, I promise. This DIY doesn't use the nail polish trick or contact paper to create the marbling effect, but it's still pretty easy to tackle in a long… Continue Reading

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7 Easy (And Free) Organizational Sewing Tutorials

By: Faith-towers Mar 13, 2014

Handmade fabric coupon organizer.

March is a great time of year to get organized. It's not quite spring yet, but it's not exactly winter anymore either. So why not grab your bag of fabric scraps and sew a couple of these handy organizational… Continue Reading

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How to Make Paper and Felt Succulents

By: Diy maven Mar 13, 2014

Any more perfect and Lucy's and Keri's DIY succulents would be real. They may look it, but they're actually made of paper and felt. First, let's look at Keri's version. With felt, a sharp… Continue Reading

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How To: Print Fabrics With Crayons

By: Diy maven Mar 12, 2014

Usually, getting wax on fabric is NOT a good thing. You know, like candles that have overflowed onto table linens or, worse yet, onto the carpeting. But in this case, getting wax on fabric is a GOOD thing. The maker originally tried to DIY this EACH x OTHER L'art de Rein' t-shirtContinue Reading

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My Favorite How-To Originals Out of 4000 Posts

By: Diy maven Mar 10, 2014

This, my friends, marks my 4000th post on Curbly. To celebrate, I thought I'd cull through my how-to originals and round up some of my favorites and tell you what became of them.

I turned an old (and heavy) tripod into floor lamp for my office back in 2007. It's still here, and I still love it.… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Ugly Sofa to Amazing Leather Sling Bench

By: Brittnimehlhoff Mar 07, 2014

This sad, leather couch is transformed from a big and bulky mess to a sleek safari sling bench. I seriously cannot believe that the two are related. You'll just have to click through to see what I… Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Should We REALLY Never Buy These 4 Things in Neutral?

By: Diy maven Mar 05, 2014

A line has been drawn in the sand. With the help of this month's issue of Domino Magazine, the experts at Refinery29 identify 4 things we should 'NEVER' buy in a neutral color. Never? NEVER?? Kind of a strong word (and in all caps, no less) forContinue Reading

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Roundup: 22 Easy and Stylish DIY Hostess Gifts

By: Capreek Mar 04, 2014

The practice of bringing a hostess gift as a small token of thanks seems to be a (nearly) lost tradition these days. We say it's time to bring it back! Here are 22 simple DIY projects that will make a big impact in showing your party host just how much you appreciate their… Continue Reading

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Curbly Bookworm: DIY Furniture 2: A Step-by-Step Guide

By: Diy maven Feb 26, 2014

A few years ago, designer/maker Christopher Stuart hit the ground running with his book DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide. I reviewed it for Curbly, giving it a glowing shout-out. When Christopher's followup book appeared in my mailbox last week, my first thought was, "more of the same?" The answer… Continue Reading

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