Roundup: 10 Fun DIY Backyard Entertainment Ideas

By: Faith-towers May 13, 2015

Up here in the northeast, it's finally that time of year when people start to fix up their yards and spend their spare time outside. The grill comes out, the patio furniture emerges, and the neighbors stop by. Which means it's also time to get creative and find some fun things to do out there in the backyard.  

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29th Avenue: A Dark Master Bedroom Gets a Colorful Makeover - Part I

By: Capreek May 12, 2015

We bought the 29th Avenue house at the end of 2013 and have been slowly giving this 1920s bungalow a facelift, room by room: first the bathroom, then the office, and now the master bedroom! The previous owners had painted every room in, apparently, the darkest colors they could find. Considering our home has tiny rooms, even smaller windows, and we live in Cloud City, USA aka Portland, the dark and dismal vibes just weren't going to cut it. So, "Operation Cheer Up" was born.    Continue Reading

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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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Before and After: Drab Dining Room Gets a Stylish, Budget-Friendly Makeover

By: Capreek May 07, 2015
Cassandra Lavalle

We've been ever-so-slowly chipping away at our own dining room makeover over the last year, so I'm always amazed when people can pull something like this off in such a short period of time!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Simple Home Upgrades Using Paint

By: Faith-towers May 07, 2015
10 Simple Home Upgrades Using Paint
Photo: Living + Loving

Paint, in my opinion, is the single most valuable tool in a decorator's arsenal. It's cheap, versatile, and you can transform most anything with it. Here are ten great examples.   

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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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Before and After: An Unbelievable Modern Bathroom Makeover

By: Capreek May 04, 2015
via Design Milk

Well... THIS might be one of the most impressive* bathroom makeovers I've ever seen. While the original bathroom wasn't horrible, exactly, it certainly did not match the modern-meets-natural aesthetic of the homeowner.     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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Make It: DIY Floating Copper Shelves

By: Capreek Apr 30, 2015
Vintage Revivals

I have a few walls in my home that I'm not entirely sure what to do with -- until I saw these incredible copper shelves!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: Our 10 Favorite Budget Kitchen Makeovers of All Time...So Far

By: Diy maven Apr 29, 2015

We've seen a lot of kitchen makeovers throughout the years here in Curblyland, but these 10, by far, are some of the most impressive budget makeovers to have graced ourContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Favorite IKEA Hacks and Makeovers

By: Capreek Apr 28, 2015

I went to IKEA over the weekend (along with everyone else in my city, apparently), and my little DIY blogger brain couldn't help but start 'hacking' everything in the store. Fortunately, there are others out there with a similar mindset and they've already done a lot of the legwork! Here are 10 of our favorite IKEA hacks we've come across recently. Enjoy!     Continue Reading

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10 Ways To Infuse Color Into Your Outdoor Space

By: Faith-towers Apr 28, 2015
10 Ways To Infuse Some Color Into Your Outdoor Space
Photo: Completely Coastal

Who's ready for spring? I know I am. And since it still doesn't feel like it has arrived here in Boston, I thought it would be fun to share some colorful outdoor spaces so we can at least dream about warmer weather. Here are ten easy ways to infuse some extra color into your porch or patio.   

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Organic Inspiration: Abstract Twig Art

By: Diy maven Apr 28, 2015
Photo: Paul Schick

Artist Paul Schick makes art out of twigs. Although that sounds simple enough, I'm sure there's a fair amount of technique involved in his creations. That being said, they are incredibly inspirational, especially if you groove on the organicContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Genius Ways To Use Up Fabric Scraps

By: Faith-towers Apr 23, 2015
DIY Fabric Scrap Rope
Photo: My Poppet

Anybody who likes to sew probably has lots of fabric scraps lying around... I know I do. So I thought it would be fun to share some creative ways to use that leftover material. Here are ten genius ways to use up your pile of fabric scraps.   

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10 Virtually Free DIY Home Decor Projects

By: Faith-towers Apr 20, 2015
10 Virtually Free DIY Home Decor Projects
Photo: Redbook

So maybe you spent a bit too much on fixtures and flooring. Or maybe you're renting and you're on a tight budget. Whatever the case may be, it's always advantageous to save a few dollars where ever possible. Here are ten creative decor ideas that won't break the bank.   

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Before and After: A $60 Carpet-to-Hardwood Stair Makeover

By: Capreek Apr 16, 2015
The Serene Swede

Nasty, commercial-style carpet wasn't exactly what this DIY-er called "homey". So, with a few tools and a bunch of sweat, she turned this previously carpeted staircase into a shining entry focal point -- and all for $60!     Continue Reading

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10 Affordable Everyday Centerpieces That You Can Make Yourself

By: Faith-towers Apr 16, 2015
DIY Everyday Centerpieces
Photo: Willard & May

I find that adding a pretty centerpiece to the dining room table is an easy way to give a home that "finished" feel, like you've paid attention to every detail. But fresh flowers can be quite an investment every week. So we've rounded up ten unique everyday centerpiece ideas that won't break the bank.   

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How To: Turn a Stool into a Modern, Quirky 'Table' Lamp

By: Capreek Apr 15, 2015
MonstersCircus

I can't quite pinpoint what it is I love about this project; it's kinda quirky, unexpected, modern, and totally clever all at once! If you're as in love with this weird little "table" lamp as I am, read on.      Continue Reading

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$12 Goodwill Coffee Table Turned Tufted Ottoman

By: Diy maven Apr 15, 2015
Photo: Bean In Love

Honestly, if I'd have seen this coffee table at my local Goodwill, I would have passed on the shape alone. (My rule is if it isn't rectangular or round, forget it.) But it was exactly the octagonal shape that worked--and worked well--for Sheena's sectional sofa arrangement. So she plunked downContinue Reading

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Make It: 15 Awesome and Easy DIY Wall Art Ideas

By: Capreek Apr 14, 2015
Knack Studios

That empty wall of yours? It's just begging for some bold, modern art -- and we've rounded up 15 easy and affordable projects that are sure to fit the bill! Check 'em all out below and let us know which one you'll be trying!     Continue Reading

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