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 She!       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 eyes!   

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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, toContinue 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 on the 3rd floor.

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How To: Make a DIY Modern Art-Inspired Canvas Headboard

By: Capreek Jul 23, 2013

Make a statement in the bedroom with a bold headboard inspired by modern, over-sized paintings!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: A DIY Floral Headboard Makeover

By: Capreek Jul 15, 2013

This DIY idea is such a fun and unique way to spruce up plain headboards -- and would look great in a girl's room or guestroom!      Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 6 Modern Red, White and Blue Rooms

By: Diy maven Jul 04, 2013

Today in the U.S. we are celebrating Independence Day, or as my English brother-in-law might say, the day 'We were freed of them." But be that as it may, I thought I might take the opportunity to find some modern red, white and blue interiors, because, let's face it, oftentimes that particular color combination stirs up images of country. Not so forContinue Reading

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How to Design and Build a Headboard for less than $50

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 17, 2013

There are plenty of do-it-yourself headboard options out there, but I don't see many that take you through the design process as well. Until now, that is. If you've ever wanted to create a custom headboard from scratch, this is the tutorial for you.   Continue Reading

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Inspiration: 10 Hotel Style Bedrooms

By: Diy maven May 07, 2013

I LOVE finding inspiration in public spaces, including hotel rooms. Yes, there are some hotel rooms out there that are worthy Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Clever Ways To Use Pegboard

By: Faith-towers Apr 23, 2013

Pegboards seem to be popping up all over the Internet these days. They're functional, but they're also fun to look at... I like to think of them as 3D polka dots. And there are plenty of nontraditional ways to use them.   

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Patterned Paint: Roll-On Paint System

By: Diy maven Apr 09, 2013

Etsy seller Clare Bosanquet of The Painted House offers up a cool way to add print to just about anything that can take paint. Walls, sure, but also paper, cloth and wood too. Each of the rollersContinue Reading

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Steal The Style: How to Make Your Bedroom Look Like an Upscale Boutique Hotel Suite

By: Diy maven Mar 25, 2013

Oftentimes we forget to look for inspiration in public spaces. From lighting in a beautiful restaurant to floral arrangements in upscale ladies rooms, we can find ideas to make our interiors more welcoming and put-together, which is, of course, imperative to businesses that service the public. In this post we take a look at hotels. Specifically, boutique hotels of the shabby-chic variety. 

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Make It: A Quirky DIY Tufted Headboard

By: Capreek Mar 13, 2013

created at: 03/12/2013

I love this spin on the traditional upholstered headboard and, as it turns out, it's a shockingly easy DIY project, too!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 5 Scary Basements Turned Dreamy Bedrooms

By: Diy maven Mar 08, 2013

created at: 03/07/2013

We've all seen them. Scary unfinished basements and the dreaded dungeon basement bedrooms. No wonder they provoke nightmares. In this roundup we've found five basements and basement bedrooms that went from spooky to spectacular. Continue Reading

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The Curbly House: Ayla's Cozy Room Reveal

By: Alicia Feb 22, 2013

Ayla's bedroom reveal
Last year was full of changes for our family, and in particular for my daughter. A new house, a new brother, and a new pre-school. That's why, when I started thinking about how to design her new room in the Curbly House, I wanted it to be perfect, inspiring, cozy, and hers. The day we moved in, Ayla's room was the most done room in the house, and to date, it's the only done room in the house. This room was my baby, and it's for my baby, so today I'm going to show you more pictures than a proud grandma stores in her wallet. Let's go!Continue Reading

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