Make It: A Modern DIY Charcoal Mobile

By: Capreek Aug 08, 2012
created at: 08/08/2012
I love mobiles. LOVE 'em. We have one in our guest room and will be adding another to our office (if we ever finish making it over!). There's something soothing yet infinitely interesting about them -- their kinetic energy just does it for me, y'know? So, when I see a unique take on a DIY mobile, I get pretty excited.  … Continue Reading
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Roundup: 15 Simple and Clever DIY Kitchen Projects

By: Capreek Aug 06, 2012
created at: 08/06/2012
It's kitchen and bath month here at Curbly, so of course we had to round up some of our favorite kitchen-related DIY projects! Check them out below and let us know which ones you'd be interested in trying!  … Continue Reading
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Before and After: A Cool Classroom Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 06, 2012
created at: 08/06/2012
In the spirit of back-to-school season (sorry, kiddos; cheers, parents!), we're sharing this cool and colorful classroom makeover!  … Continue Reading
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Incredible Macramé Food Sculptures by Ed Bing Lee

By: Capreek Aug 03, 2012

created at: 08/02/2012
I've long associated macramé, the process of making textiles by knotting rather than weaving or knitting, with kitschy owl-shaped wall hangings from the 1970s. (My grandma was quite fond of them, bless her heart.) So, to see the technique used to create intricate works of art is not only unexpected, but completely fascinating!  … Continue Reading
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Make It: DIY Potato Print Textiles

By: Capreek Aug 02, 2012

created at: 08/02/2012
Making your own printed textiles couldn't be easier (or more fun)! So, grab a potato or two and let's start stampin'.  … Continue Reading

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Make It: A Cool and Colorful Furniture Makeover Idea

By: Capreek Aug 01, 2012
created at: 08/01/2012
I ran across this super fun furniture makeover idea recently and simply had to share it! It's a playful twist on the typical painted furniture look, takes a fraction of the time, and has a bigger impact (I think). Check it out!  … Continue Reading
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Roundup: Five Fabulous Dorm Room Makeovers

By: Diy maven Aug 01, 2012
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! 

One thing a drab dorm room has going for it… Continue Reading
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How To: Make a Modern DIY Playhouse!

By: Capreek Jul 31, 2012
created at: 07/31/2012
As a kid, I would make houses and forts out of cardboard boxes, sheets, and the odd chair or two. This DIY playhouse takes a similar approach, albeit much more aesthetically pleasing. You won't have to look at dirty boxes and your kid's imagination can still run wild: win-win!  … Continue Reading
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Before & After: A Colorful and Kid-Friendly Mudroom Makeover

By: Capreek Jul 30, 2012
created at: 07/30/2012
I've never lived in a house with a mudroom, but I love, love, LOVE the idea of having a space dedicate to taking off muddy hiking boots or snow-covered coats after a day's adventure. It just seems so... practical. And I like that.… Continue Reading
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How to: Make a DIY Typographic Rug

By: Capreek Jul 26, 2012
created at: 07/26/2012
The perfect decor accessory for design lovers, this DIY rug spells out "type" in the fanciest of ways!  … Continue Reading
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Make It: Colorful String-Wrapped Earbuds!

By: Capreek Jul 25, 2012
created at: 07/25/2012
Sure, there are earbuds available with a few pops of color on the ends, but the cords are always white or black. BORING. Add some personality and flair (and help keep them tangle-free) with this easy DIY project -- you may even find yourself wrapping all your gadgets in string!  … Continue Reading
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How To: Mix Patterns and Textures in Your Home!

By: Capreek Jul 24, 2012
created at: 07/24/2012
Our living room has a pretty established color scheme which could quickly and easily get out of hand. To reign it in and keep things interesting, I try to mix in different textures and patterns! It's not always obvious what will or won't work, but I promise this approach will keep your decor looking and feeling fresh. Here's how!  … Continue Reading
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Before & After: A DIY Upholstered Bed Frame

By: Capreek Jul 23, 2012
created at: 07/23/2012
This cheap, plain wooden bed frame gets a classy and masculine update for a fraction of the cost of similar beds. Intrigued? Check out the 'after' and the full DIY scoop below!  … Continue Reading
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How To: Make a Polka Dot Cake -- On the Inside!

By: Capreek Jul 20, 2012

created at: 07/19/2012
Polka dots make anything more festive, but polka dots inside a cake?? That's a whole other level of festivity, my friends!  … Continue Reading
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Make It: Easy No-Sew Roman Shades

By: Capreek Jul 19, 2012
created at: 07/19/2012
I'm on a quest to find new window treatments that are affordable and stylish and, well, affordable. What we have now are some discolored, plastic "wood" blinds that have ceased to open properly. I love the look of Roman shades, but hate the typical expense associated with having them custom made. So, what's a girl to do? Make her own! Without sewing a single stitch!  … Continue Reading
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How To: Make a Vertical Garden from Reclaimed Wood

By: Capreek Jul 18, 2012
created at: 07/18/2012
This project combines the idea behind paint can planters and garden walls pretty perfectly, don't you think?  … Continue Reading
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Make It: Graphic and Modern Tissue Paper Collage!

By: Capreek Jul 16, 2012
created at: 07/16/2012
When a DIY project idea comes from two sisters who run a modern stationery company, you know it's going to be awesome!  … Continue Reading
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How To: Make Your Own Mason Jar Candles!

By: Capreek Jul 16, 2012
created at: 07/16/2012
Add this to the list of clever ways to use a mason jar: DIY hand-poured candles. You can make them in any color or scent you want - and - they make great gifts!  … Continue Reading
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Make It: DIY Paper Flower String Lights

By: Capreek Jul 12, 2012
created at: 07/11/2012
What's an outdoor summer soiree without some fanciful lighting?? Bring the festivities up a notch with some colorful flower string lights!    

These pretty garden lights are made using low-heat LEDs (we don't want your party to take a turn towards Tragic Fire Town) and colorful cupcake liners. Check out how to make different flower and leaf styles over on Oh Happy Day!
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12 Ways I'm Adding Color and Pattern to Our Home with Art

By: Alicia Jul 10, 2012

My gallery wall ideas from Art.com

What's in a wall? If you've been following our Curbly House series, you know what was in our walls; squirrel nests, dead things, and lots of hundred-year-old newspaper. But what makes a wall more than just a bunch of lumber and drywall?

This week, I'm exploring ways to breathe life into our walls by adding hand-picked artwork. With the help of Art.com, we've got an amazing, expansive collection of artwork available. Read on to see how I'm… Continue Reading

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