Shopping Guide: 11 Affordable Online Fabric Sources

By: Faith-towers Sep 08, 2015
Shopping: 11 Affordable Online Fabric Sources
Photo: Smashed Peas & Carrots

If you love to sew, you know that fabric can be prohibitively expensive. But here's some good news - there are inexpensive options out there, you just have to know where to find them. And that's where we come in. Here are 11 of our favorite affordable fabric websites.   

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Gorgeous Vintage Oak Chest Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 08, 2015
Photo: Saw Nail and Paint

Attention all those who hate oak. Susan was commissioned to refinish this vintage chest. Its hardware had long been replaced and its keyhole covers were missing completely. Susan's client wanted the chest to look "timeless and neutral." Did that mean painting it white? Cream? Black?Continue Reading

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Shopping Guide: 15 Home Decor Finds on Etsy

By: Jennifer farley Sep 07, 2015
15 Etsy Stores Home Decor
Source:  Rea1Woodworks1TrueCottonFolkloreDecoSlowDownProductions, MahzerandVee, SazeraStitches

I often will go in someone's home and ask where they got something really cool and the answer will be Etsy.  Then, I will go to Etsy and become really overwhelmed with where to start.  The great thing about Etsy is not only are you supporting handmade artists, but you are also getting something really unique.  Here are some of my favorite Etsy stores.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Hutch/China Cabinet Makeovers

By: Diy maven Sep 04, 2015

This morning on Craigslist in my city, there are 489 listings for china cabinets and a whopping 1351 listings for hutches. Does that mean china cabinets and hutches have fallen out of favor? Not with these clever makeover artists! Take a look and then you tell us...have china cabinets and hutches fallen out of favor with you??

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9 DIY Techniques That Look Expensive, But Aren't

By: Stephanie lee Sep 03, 2015
9 Ways to DIY High-End Finishes
Photos: Homey Oh My and The Lovely Drawer

If you’re anything like me, you may have spent the last few months drooling over the luxurious materials that have been so popular on Pinterest lately. Sadly these high-end looks come with a high-end price tag and I've never been able to justify splurging on a marble side table or shiny gold accessories.

Until now, that is! As it turns out, with a few hacks you can easily get that luxe look for less - click through for nine clever ways to bring a little chic to your decor.

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20 Reasons We Love DIY Concrete Projects

By: Faith-towers Sep 03, 2015
Concrete DIY
Photo: A Piece of Rainbow

Concrete seems to be the hot new material these days... it's being used to make everything from planters to candle holders to door stops. Here are twenty gorgeous concrete projects for your home.   

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Roundup: 10 Stylish Bike Storage Ideas that Double as Decor

By: Jennifer farley Sep 01, 2015
Photo: House and Garden

We live in the Midwest where everyone drives, yet my husband chooses to ride his bicycle to work whenever he can. Our garage is too small to accommodate it, and I get a little frustrated when he parks it right inside the front door and we have to maneuver around it all evening.

Bicycles are architecturally stylish, and often valuable, so why not create storage that puts them on display?  Here are some creative ways to incorporate bicycle storage into a room's design.   

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Eye Candy: 10 Droolworthy Colorful Workspaces

By: Faith-towers Aug 27, 2015
Roundup: 10 Inspiring Colorful Workspaces
Photo: A Charming Project

Sure, white workspaces can feel clean and inspiring. But a bright, saturated, colorful one? Even more inspiring, in my humble opinion. Click through to check out ten that we are loving right now.   

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Roundup: 10 Fun New Uses For Mason Jars

By: Faith-towers Aug 25, 2015
Roundup: 10 Fun New Uses For Mason Jars
Photo: Jeran McConnel

Mason jars have been popular for years now, but some inventive new projects featuring the classic jar have been popping up recently. Here are ten of our favorite new mason jar hacks for your home.   

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This Garden Shed is NOT What it Looks Like.

By: Diy maven Aug 25, 2015
Photo: The Torii Cinema Co.

It might LOOK like a garden shed, but it's not. Not by a long shot! Can you guess what might be inside? A child's playhouse, perhaps? Nope. How about a studio space? Not that either. Give up? Take aContinue Reading

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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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Roundup: Five Fabulous Dorm Room Makeovers

By: Diy maven Aug 18, 2015

created at: 08/01/2012
It occurred to me this morning that we've never had a dorm room makeover roundup here on Curbly. Heck, I'm not sure we've even had ONE before and after of a dorm room. Perhaps it's so as finding good examples is rather difficult. (Students too busy or too broke, I suppose.) Because of this, these makeovers (actually, they're more like moving in with style) span several years. No matter what their age, they're still fabulous! 

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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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Would You Dare? 10 Stunning Green Rooms

By: Faith-towers Aug 13, 2015
Would You Dare? 10 Stunning Green Rooms
Photo: Elle Decor

Green. There are so many shades to choose from, but most have one thing in common - they garner attention. So why not give green a go? Here are ten gorgeous green rooms that might just inspire you to give it a try in your own 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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Roundup: 10 Ways To Use The IKEA Raskog Cart

By: Faith-towers Aug 06, 2015
Roundup: 10 Ways To Use The IKEA Raskog Cart
Photo: The Freelancer's Fashion

The IKEA Raskog cart. It's easy on the eyes, super versatile and best of all - it's cheap. Ringing in at $30, the Raskog fits in most people's budgets. It is sold as a kitchen cart, but it can be used for so much more. Here are ten great ways to use it in every room of your house.   

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Roundup: 10 Clever Organizational Hacks For Your Closet

By: Faith-towers Aug 03, 2015
Roundup: 10 Clever Organizational Hacks For Your Closet
Photo: Fash Boulevard

It seems like no matter how big (or small) your closet is, there's never enough space. But there are some easy ways to organize your wardrobe and accessories to create more room. Here are ten borderline genius hacks for your closet.   

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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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Roundup: 12 Clever Ways to Serve Food and Drinks at Your Next Backyard Get-together

By: Diy maven Jul 22, 2015

Deciding what to serve at a backyard party can be easier than deciding how to serve it. Where do we put the drinks? Do we have enough serving dishes for all this stuff? How do we set up a buffet table if we don't have a buffet table??? Yeah, there are a lot ofContinue Reading

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Roundup: Easy DIY Outdoor Entertaining Lighting Ideas

By: Faith-towers Jul 21, 2015
Roundup: Easy DIY Outdoor Entertaining Lighting Ideas
Photo: Ruffled Blog

The dog days of summer are here, and it's the perfect time to relax with family and friends in the backyard. Don't forget to shed some light on your party! Here are ten super easy outdoor lighting ideas for your next outdoor party or barbecue.   

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