Before and After: The Perfect Patio Umbrella Update for the Long Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 02, 2015
Photo: AllModern

Thinking toward the long 4th of July weekend, I wanted to share a cool makeover that would be the perfect project to get your backyard or patio ready for this weekend's BBQ. Transform a plain canopy umbrella, like this one, with a little bit of paint and a fun pattern.

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Curbly's Best Projects for the 4th of July!

By: Diy maven Jul 01, 2015

The pinnacle of summer fun is upon us, which means we turn to red, white, and blue. And sparklers. Lots and lots of sparklers. It's also a great time to look back in the Curbly archives to find our most belovedContinue Reading

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Easy DIY Leather And Brass Hanging Planter

By: Faith-towers Jun 30, 2015
Make your own leather and brass hanging planter!
Photo: Vintage Revivals

Hanging plants from the ceiling can be a great solution for those of us without a ton of space, but sometimes it can be difficult to find a stylish planter. Well search no more, because we've found a super chic one that you can make yourself.   

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Before and After: Bright + Colorful Teen Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 29, 2015

Photo: Decorist

Lauren, one of the decorating wizards behind Decorist, was able to completely change the vibe of this teen bedroom without replacing "a single piece of furniture," which kept the transformation affordable. Before, the space was a bit lifeless, but with additions of new art, bedding, pillows, draperies, a (DIYable) headboard, and a lavender (!) inlay mirror, the room is fresh, contemporary, and joyful. Take a look:   Continue Reading

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Embroidery Pictorial Tutorial Dictionary

By: Diy maven Jun 26, 2015
Photos: Sarah's Hand Embroidery Tutorials

If you haven't yet boarded the embroidery comeback train, it might be time. To make exploring this lovely handcraft so much easier, you'll want toContinue Reading

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How to: Make the Cutest Drink Koozies Ever!

By: Diy maven Jun 12, 2015

Photo: A Prudent Life

Katie assures us that these adorable drink koozies are super-simple to make. Although they do involve a little sewing, she says the bulk of the work involves cutting and pinning fabric. The effort pays off big time as the koozies wouldContinue Reading

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How To: Turn an Old Sweatshirt into New Garden Gloves in 10 Minutes

By: Diy maven Jun 02, 2015
Photo: Lately Reconstructed

Honestly, if this how-to took longer, I probably wouldn't do it. BUT, because it takes only 10 minutes, I'm totally in. Plus it's a great use for the sleeves and cuffs; the rest of the sweatshirt can still be used for earth-friendly, reusable Swiffer cloths. As for making the garden gloves, thatContinue Reading

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Ikea Hack: How to Make an Upholstered Headboard with an Ikea Bedframe

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 29, 2015

Photo: Styled by Emily Henderson

Looking for a weekend project to try? How about a DIY headboard using a simple Ikea bed frame. You'll just need the items you see above to make your own.

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How To: Make Mini Fabric Lamps

By: Diy maven May 26, 2015
Photo: Taylormade

Taylor combined fabric scraps, a strand of twinkle lights, Mod Podge, and clear plastic 9 ounce drinking cups to create a most charming punch of color and light. These mini fabric lamps are so charming, in fact, I'd beContinue Reading

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How to: A Neglected to Nifty Chair Makeover

By: Hellolidy May 21, 2015
A Neglected To Nifty Chair Makeover

So, I'll admit it. I have a really hard time throwing things away or letting things go. I'm not quite "hoarder" status, but I'm sure if I don't start getting rid of unused pieces in my home soon, my friends and family will start to talk. Am I the only one? (Please say no!!).

Take, for example, my neglected chair. It was my very first furniture purchase that I scored in the As-Is section of IKEA when I first moved out for college TWELVE years ago! And I almost gathered the courage to get rid of it until a light bulb went on in my head. This guy didn't need to get ditched, it just needed a makeover. So, I decided to go all out and have a little fun.

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Get Botanical with this DIY Tropical Leaf Pillow

By: Jeran May 20, 2015

I'm craving the tropics lately, after making this fun tropical leaf tablecloth. And now, I'm finding other ways to repeat this pattern in my home, like this tropical DIY pillow idea. It's really easy to make, requires very simple sewing, and you'll only need a few supplies from the fabric store. Bonus: It's an organic shape, which is a nice balance amongst the sea of square or rectangular pillows that are so common.  Want to make your own?

                                                

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Roundup: 10 Colorful Dip Dyed DIY Projects

By: Faith-towers May 18, 2015
10 Colorful Dip Dyed DIY Projects
Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff

Paint is one of my favorite mediums to work with, but dye is another option that isn't used quite as often. You can achieve some fantastic effects with dye, and it's so easy to work with! Read on to check out ten colorful DIY projects using dye.   

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Before, After and After: Dria's Kitchen Evolution

By: Diy maven May 15, 2015

Photo: DIO Home Improvements

Dria's kitchen has evolved over the years, and, recently, she documented its journey. Pictured above is how the kitchen looked when she put a bid on the house. Below is a picture of Dria's first makeover, which you might call a bridge to the more major makeover she had in mind. This re-do includedContinue Reading

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14 Napkins, Placemats, & Tablecloth Projects For Awesome Table Decor

By: Lexy.b.ward May 13, 2015
14 diy table decor projects

I love a good tabletop. In another life, I would have liked to have been a place settings designer. If you're into awesome tabletop decor too, here are 14 projects to help you entertain this summer!      

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Color Fails or Color Fabulous? You Decide!

By: Diy maven May 12, 2015

We talk a lot about color here in the Curbly neighborhood, which led me to wonder, is there such a thing as too much color?? Then I started looking for evidence, collecting images of rooms that seem to be on the tipping point. I'll let you decide onto which side they fall....color fail or color fabulous.

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Make It: Colorful Citrus-Printed Tea Towels

By: Lexy.b.ward May 08, 2015
diy citrus tea towels
photo: Making Home Base

I'm on a bit of a citrus kick. And a color kick. And I obsess over and collect tea towels. So when you combine those three things, only magic can happen. And that's just what these tea towels are. So cheery, bright, and perfect to display in any kitchen!       

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Make It: Easy DIY Upholstered Entryway Bench

By: Capreek May 06, 2015
Photo: Claire Esparros

Whether you have an *actual* entryway or want to create the look of one with the space you have, this DIY bench is the perfect solution!     Continue Reading

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10 DIY Mother's Day Gifts That Won't Break The Bank

By: Faith-towers May 04, 2015
Affordable DIY Mother's Day Gifts
Photo: The Idea Room

Mother's Day is right around the corner, so we thought it would be fun to share some DIY projects that would make perfect gifts for all the wonderful moms out there. Here are ten of our faves.   

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Weekend Project: How to Make a Lumbar Pillow with a Table Runner

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 01, 2015
Photo: Francois et Moi

Have an old table runner? Make a cool lumbar pillow, with this clever DIY idea that screams weekend project.   

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Roundup: 10 Lovely Leather DIY Projects For Your Home

By: Faith-towers Apr 30, 2015
10 Leather DIY Projects For Your Home
Photo: Joshua Rhodes

Leather (or faux leather, if you prefer) is an interesting material to work with. It's thicker than most fabrics, making it super functional. Not to mention it's quite trendy these days. Here are ten lovely leather DIY projects that will look fantastic in any house or apartment.   

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