Make It! DIY Modern Pet Bed

By: Jeran Aug 26, 2015

Everyone in your family deserves a stylish little place of their own.  We love our cat, Pumpkin, but he isn't allowed on the sofa.  I'm just not a fan of pet hair on everything.  I wanted to give him his own special spot, without sacrificing style in our home.  This easy-to-make pet bed cost only $10 in materials.  Instead of buying expensive designer fabric, I created my own look with modern black and white splatter effect.  I'll happily let it live in our living room and with its removable cover, I can easily wash it often to keep the air issues at bay.  

                           

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Make It: Simple Do-It-Yourself Ottoman

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 26, 2015
DIY Ottoman
photo: Atilio

There will always be the option to buy everything for your home. Including a cute pouf to rest your feet and place your books on! Why buy when you can DIY? This one is chic and could be a good fit in almost any home! The tutorial has been sized down to see how to make it, but you gotta see the original end product!    

   

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Roundup: 10 Stylish DIY Leather And Suede Projects

By: Faith-towers Aug 20, 2015
Roundup: 10 Stylish DIY Leather And Suede Projects
Photo: Design*Sponge

Leather and suede are fun materials to work with because they are thick and dense and have lovely textures. They do tend to be a bit pricey, however, so we've rounded up ten projects that require only small pieces.   

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Make This: Affordable Bohemian-Inspired Fabric Wall Art

By: Hellolidy Aug 19, 2015
Bohemian-Inspired Wall Hanging | Hello Lidy for Curbly

I'm a huge fan of a great piece of wall art. It's the one part of my home that's always evolving! Like, pillows It's such a simple and affordable way to change out a look in any space, refreshing the entire room. 

Lately, my living room is changing…again! I tend to grow out of trends and certain looks every few years, so I like the challenge of finding simple ways to update the space. This time, I've really wanted to try and achieve a warm, boho-chic look. And this wall hanging is a fantastic way to bring a unique and mesmerizing piece into your home! Oh...and it costs like $10!

Bohemian-Inspired Wall Hanging | Hello Lidy for Curbly

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How to: Make These Simple + Stylish DIY Geometric Pillows

By: Jeran Aug 18, 2015
Photo: Jeran McConnel

I can't get enough of graphic grid patterns.  It's a clean, less busy version of plaid. Add a grid pattern to a space, and it instantly seems modern and current. I few months ago I hand drew an entire wall in a grid pattern. Ever since, I've been on the hunt for all for more grid patterns to add to my home. These bold pillows in a classic black and white grid are sure to stand out in any space.

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10 Tips For Making A Rental Feel Like Home

By: Faith-towers Aug 18, 2015
10 Tips For Making A Rental Feel Like Home
Photo: Pretty Providence

It can be intimidating to decorate a blank space with all white walls and no character. Especially when there are restrictions like no painting and no nail holes. But don't panic - we have ten ways to dress up your rental apartment to make it feel like home sweet home.   

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Roundup: Dress Up Your Dorm Room With These 10 DIY Projects

By: Faith-towers Aug 11, 2015
Roundup: Dress Up Your Dorm Room With These 10 DIY Projects
Photo: Brit + Co.

Believe it or not, it's almost back to school time! And for many of you, that means heading back to an empty white college dorm room. Well there's no excuse to leave it that way because we have ten easy, colorful DIY projects to dress up your dorm room.   

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Make It: Modern Hexagon Quilt

By: Diy maven Aug 11, 2015
Photo: Modern Handcraft

Nicole puts a fresh spin on the classic hexagon quilt. Although her "Hexies" quilt might look intimidating to fabricate, she makes it seem pretty easy thanks to a fabulous tutorial for a mini version. If you're not in need of a quilt, checkContinue Reading

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How to: Make These Bold DIY Painted Grid Curtains

By: Hellolidy Aug 10, 2015
DIY Painted Grid Curtains | Hello Lidy for Curbly

I loved the modern and clean look of the grid pattern... especially the classic black and white. I've been keeping my eye open for the perfect way to introduce it into our home, but I could never quite find the right piece. As I tend to do, I decided that I would make something on my own that would really feature this pattern in a fun way. I knew curtains would be the perfect way to go! 

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Eye Candy: 10 Colorful Chair Makeovers With Paint

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 06, 2015
Eye Candy: 10 Colorful Chair Makeovers With Paint
photo: Helen Cathcart

Furniture can be costly. And we don't all have bottomless wallets to buy the dreamy dining chairs we have plastered all over those Pinterest accounts. Give your furniture a completely new look with a fresh coat of paint. Here are 10 inspiring projects to get you started!      

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Make It: Chic Geometric Bucket Storage Bags For The Bathroom

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 05, 2015
diy bathroom storage bags
photo: The Lovely Drawer

The bathroom is one of those areas that can become really cluttered REALLY fast. Tidy up with these fun fabric storage bags that double as decor!      

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How-To: Beautiful (And Easy!) Shibori Napkins

By: Faith-towers Aug 04, 2015
How-To: Beautiful (And Easy!) Shibori Napkins
Photo: Alice & Lois

These shibori-dyed napkins practically took my breath away when I saw them. I'm not sure if it was the color or the beautiful patterns... but regardless, this project is definitely on my to-do list. Click through to see the stunning final product.   

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Make It: DIY Leather & Canvas Dog Bed

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 30, 2015
Make It: DIY Leather & Canvas Dog Bed
photo: Always Rooney

I'm particular about dog beds. A lot of them are just too plush for my taste. I like it simple. So this gorgeous leather & canvas DIY project is one that I would gladly keep out around the clock! And what she uses to get that pattern is genius!      

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How-To: Incredibly Easy Fabric Hanging Planter

By: Faith-towers Jul 28, 2015
How-To: Incredibly Easy Fabric Hanging Planter
Photo: Brit + Co.

If you're in the mood for a quick DIY project, this one's for you. Learn how to make a super fun, colorful fabric hanging planter in under 30 minutes! Click through to find out more.   

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Roundup: 10 Beautiful DIY Backyard Shade Projects

By: Faith-towers Jul 27, 2015
Roundup: 10 DIY Backyard Shade Projects and Ideas
Photo: Yahoo Lifestyle

I don't have a lot of tree cover in my backyard, so I've been in hot pursuit of a way to create shade... and I thought I'd share my findings with you in case you're in the same boat! Keep reading to check out ten of my favorite DIY ways to create backyard shade.   

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Make It: Do-It-Yourself Botanical String Art

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 22, 2015
diy botanical string art
photo: Sinnen Rausch

I'm always blown away by string art. It's one of my favorite forms of making. I've seen words and shapes, but this botanical leaf version takes the cake!      

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Curbly Headquarters Grows Up: Our New Office and Studio Space

By: Alicia Jul 21, 2015
The Curbly HQ makeover is done. Here's the tour!

Working from home is the greatest thing in the world, except when it's not. Our little Curbly unit had a great thing going for a long time, but then Bruno and I had children, and they made working from home more like working-in-10-minute-increments-from-home-all-the-live-long-day.

So, we found a little space a few blocks from our house and set out to make it our own. It has been an adventure and we've been going full tilt for the last six weeks. The space is complete and we're excited to share it with you - come have a look!
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Before and After: Pop-of-Color Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 13, 2015

Photo: In Pursuit of Style

Lindsay's clients wanted the master bedroom in their DC condo to be "the perfect balance of masculine and feminine" in an effort to reflect both their personalities. But that's not all. They wanted toContinue Reading

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Trend Alert: 10 Can't Miss Pineapple DIY Tutorials

By: Faith-towers Jul 09, 2015
10 DIY Pineapple Projects
Photo: Poppytalk

If you've made your way around Pinterest lately, you've probably noticed a trend... pineapples! They're everywhere it seems these days - so we thought we'd share some fun DIY pineapple-themed projects with you.   

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How to: DIY Geometric Patterned Napkins...with Bleach!

By: Jeran Jul 07, 2015

Summer is the perfect time to host a backyard get together or party, and the warm weather pairs perfectly with bright colorful patterns to bring on the fun.  I love cloth napkins.  When you set the table for guests and add a fun napkin,  the meal instantly feels like a special occasion.

I've been itching to play with bleach pens for a while now. I love dip dying and tie dying looks, so this seemed like a project that was right up my alley. These very easy to make napkins cost under $10 to make a set of 4.  They have a fun handmade look to them without the mess of dying.                 

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