It's Finished! A Complete Tour of The Curbly House

By: Alicia Oct 02, 2014

This house tour is a long time coming. We've officially been in our "finished" house for one year, and we thought we'd celebrate with a big old fashioned house tour. So we're going to show you the super-clean, polished, sparkly version of The Curbly House...which looked like this exactly once, before we, you know, started living in it again!

Of course, no tour would be complete without a nod to one's roots, so we're posting… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Headboard Turned DIY Storage Bench

By: Capreek Sep 24, 2014

What do you do when you find a couple of old twin-sized headboards for super cheap? Turn them into a Pottery Barn-inspired storage bench,… Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Marriage-Ending Headboard Makeover?

By: Diy maven Sep 22, 2014

(Purists, avert your eyes. This makeover just might put you over the edge.) DeDe found a complete 5 piece, solid wood bedroom set on Craigslist that was--in her words--"really great shape." She wanted to paint it. Her husband balked, as mine would. "Why do you have to paint completely fine wood furniture?" he asked. Her reply:Continue Reading

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Before and After: 2 Brilliant Bedroom Makeovers

By: Diy maven Aug 25, 2014

HGTV Design Star season 7 winner Danielle Colding made over a Park Avenue apartment in which these 2 bedrooms are located. Before they were stuffy and rather gloomy. After, they're bright and brilliant. In this bedroom, the addition ofContinue Reading

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Roundup: 12 NEW Pieces of Furniture Made Out of 12 OLD Pieces of Furniture

By: Diy maven Aug 11, 2014

New furniture made out of old furniture doesn't sound very earth-shattering as far as do-overs go, but when you see what these tables, chairs, dressers, and etcetera looked like before compared to what they look like now, it'sContinue Reading

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Tufting Trick: A Toolbox Staple Makes Tufting Easier

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 07, 2014

DIy Tufting Tip

Oh, tufting. I love the look, but am turned off by the idea of doing it myself. There are so many ways to get it wrong and it's easy to do just that. So when I saw this little shortcut, I felt a little more encouraged to tackle the trend!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Upholstered Headboard

By: Capreek Jul 31, 2014

After eight years, our old IKEA bed has finally bitten the dust and we're on the prowl for a modern headboard that won't break the bank. If you're in a similar boat, check out this beautiful, statement-piece DIY… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Bedroom Gets Rustic-Industrial Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 21, 2014

Rustic and industrial were meant to be together, kind of like Jon and Tiffany, the couple that owns the huge blank canvas master bedroom pictured above. Design bloggers and hosts of Knot It Off!, Monica and Jess, decided to blend the styles of both Jon (rustic farmhouse) and Tiffany (industrial… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Floral Projects For Your Home

By: Faith-towers May 29, 2014

10 Ways To Use The Floral Trend At Home

The floral trend is big in the fashion world these days, and it is quickly moving into home decor as well. And after a long, cold winter, these colorful patterns feel cheerful and incredibly inviting. Here are ten ways to jump on the botanical… Continue Reading

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IKEA Hack: Reclaimed Wood Headboard DIY

By: Brittni mehlhoff Mar 06, 2014

I love a good IKEA hack as much as the next girl, but this one takes the cake. Transform a simple headboard into an expensive looking, statement piece without a ton of… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Crazy Colorful Bedroom Makeover

By: Faith-towers Feb 17, 2014

Before image of plain yellow bedroom.

This room started with very little personality. The only bright color in the space, the marigold yellow wall color, clashed with the flooring. It was in desperate need of something to make it feel more cozy and… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Upholstered Headboard from Scratch

By: Capreek Jan 13, 2014

Making your own upholstered headboard could be more simple than this modern sued version from The Fox and… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Bold, Colorful Master Bedrooms

By: Faith-towers Oct 03, 2013

I have a secret to tell you... bedrooms don't have to be boring! Sometimes a splash of color can do wonders for a space. These rooms take this notion to the extreme, with bold color choices and daring combinations. You won't believe your… Continue Reading

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The Curbly House: Designing Our Master Bedroom with Emily Henderson

By: Alicia Sep 19, 2013

Welcome to our master bedroom ... almost.

Two weeks ago we announced that Emily Henderson is coming to the Curbly House to make it beautiful. Just reading that last sentence makes me want to do a Shannon Miller floor routine circa 1992. The chance to work with Emily is amazing, and we feel like the luckiest home-owners on the block (I think we are)! You will not believe the cool things we have planned for the bedroom. Read on, friends, to… Continue Reading

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How to: Strip Wooden Furniture and Give It a Freshly Painted Makeover

By: Ciburbanity Aug 05, 2013

I never had visions of being a stripper, but here I am... almost middle aged, living the suburban dream and, BAM, I did it. It wasn't pretty, but I swear I'll be better the next time.

Painting furniture is an easy and affordable way to give it a quick makeover, but after decades of facelifts, sometimes you gotta get rid of the paint and start as freshly as possible. This mini-dresser has been mine for an eternity, but now it's time to pass along to my daughter Eleanor for her new adopted bedroom onContinue Reading

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