Roundup: 11 Fantastic Things to Do With Forks

By: Diy maven Mar 13, 2013

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Sure, it's an eating utensil, but nowadays forks can be used for so much more than winding up spaghetti. They're being remade into unique, beautiful and handy things that can be used in homes as well as in commercial spaces. Some of the links in this roundup Continue Reading

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Free Download: How to Clean Like a Maid Cheat Sheet

By: Bruno Mar 13, 2013

How to clean like a maid (free PDF download)
I know it doesn't feel like spring yet (at least not here in Minnesota), but it's coming soon (really, I promise!). So to get your spring cleaning projects kick started, we're offering a free, downloadable cheat sheet to help you clean as quickly and thoroughly as a maid. Read on to find out to get the free PDF!

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Make It: A Quirky DIY Tufted Headboard

By: Capreek Mar 13, 2013

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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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Awesome DIY Pipe Table -- Plus Free Downloadable Plans

By: Capreek Mar 12, 2013

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Having gone through a recent office makeover of my own, DIY tables and desks just seem to jump out during my Internet browsing sessions these days (which go something like "cute puppy, cute puppy, AWESOME DIY IDEA, cute puppy").      Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Budget-Friendly Kitchen Makeover

By: Faith-towers Mar 11, 2013

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I'm no stranger to ugly kitchens. When I moved into my place, it looked like it was designed in the '70s. So I know first-hand that kitchen remodels can be expensive and time consuming. But surprisingly, this stunning transformation didn't break the bank.  

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Roundup: 5 Scary Basements Turned Dreamy Bedrooms

By: Diy maven Mar 08, 2013

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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: Fab Design Inspiration Board for Our New Bathrooms

By: Alicia Mar 08, 2013

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We're on the home stretch of our upstairs bathroom redesign in the Curbly House, and in true "Alicia fashion," I made a last-minute wall color change that caused Bruno to wave his paintbrush in the air yelling, "You have a problem. You need a paint therapist." He's right, but willingly helped me paint, so ... maybe he needs a paint therapist too. Enabler.

All of this bathroom hullabaloo reminded me that our upcoming (promise, soon!) addition will include two new bathrooms, offering lots opportunities for "costume changes". Fortunately, Fab invited me to put together some bathroom inspiration boards; if you haven't heard of Fab, it's a great online design destination with boatloads of unique, colorful, modern products. Their products inspired me with color palettes and ideas that will make these new spaces. Take a look at my dream bathrooms below:Continue Reading

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Easy DIY: Colorful Glazed Brushstroke Bowls

By: Capreek Mar 07, 2013

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Ahh, this DIY project is my usual speed: something that looks gorgeous in the end and only requires a few simple materials and a little bit of time!      Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Glamorous Gold DIY Projects

By: Faith-towers Mar 07, 2013

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Gold adds instant elegance to a room, and the metallic trend only seems to be gaining momentum. It's an easy way to infuse some sophistication into, well, anything. And now, fair warning - painting things gold can be addictive. Trust me.   

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DIY Industrial-Modern Wood and Concrete Table Lamp

By: Capreek Mar 06, 2013

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I love projects that mix different materials in unique or interesting ways. Lately, I've been on a big concrete and wood kick (like this stool we shared recently). The combination of warm wood and cool concrete has a really nice aesthetic and textural balance that I can't resist. My newest DIY obsession is this concrete and wood table lamp!     Continue Reading

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Whip Up a Fun and Festive Snow Cone Garland

By: Matt allison Mar 06, 2013

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As my toddler son is beginning to enjoy our daily crafting session, or making art, as he refers to it, I'm always on the look out for cheap and cheerful projects for us to make together. What could be more cheerful and delicious as this snow cone garland? Exactly!

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How To: Make a Simple DIY Fabric Storage Basket

By: Capreek Mar 06, 2013

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We are a bit strapped for closet space here in San Francisco –- the verdict is still out on if it’s because I have a shopping problem or the fact that our 1906 apartment has tiny closets! I had been on the hunt for a practical way to store excess blankets and pillows when I came up with the idea to make a fabric basket.      

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Mega Roundup: 25 Easy DIY Jewelry Organizer Projects

By: Capreek Mar 05, 2013

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I'll be the first to admit that my jewelry organization situation is pretty horrendous. The knobs on my closet doors are home to countless necklaces, half of which fall off if one happens to even glance in their general direction. Fortunately, there are DIY jewelry holders aplenty, a few of which I have my eye on for upcoming weekend projects. Check out all 25 below and let me know which one is your fave!     Continue Reading

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Time to DIY: 10 Easy Wall Clock Tutorials

By: Faith-towers Mar 05, 2013

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My friends will tell you that I need more clocks in my house, because I'm always late. And it's probably true... there's nothing like the tick-tock of a real clock to remind you to be on time. But the great thing about these clocks is that they're not only functional, they're pretty too.   

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Jaw-Dropping Mid-Century Modern Living Room Rescue

By: Diy maven Mar 05, 2013

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Yeah, that isn't hyperbole. This rescue is nothing less than jaw-dropping. For me, it's because if confronted with such a space, I wouldn't know where to begin. The brickwork looked in good condition, but there was a lot of it. As for that banister, oye. But spaces such as this are what Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Rustic-Modern Dining Room Makeover

By: Capreek Mar 04, 2013

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This dining room already has a lot going for it: gorgeous floors, great light, and a beautiful Mid-Century sideboard. So, what could make it better? Even more wood!       Continue Reading

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Before and After: Thrift Store Bench Gets a Scandinavian-Inspired Makeover

By: Capreek Mar 04, 2013

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We've all seen it: the cracking, vinyl-covered thrift store furniture. It only cleans up so well and the usual attack plan is to simply re-cover it with some upholstery fabric. This bench was headed toward the same usual fate until makeover genius Morgan Satterfield got a brilliant idea:      Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern Concrete Stool for $5 -- in Under an Hour!

By: Capreek Feb 28, 2013

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This DIY project has it all: affordability ($5, people!!), simplicity, and a whole bunch of style. What more could you possibly ask for??     Continue Reading

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15 Inventive New Uses for Chalkboard Paint

By: Faith-towers Feb 28, 2013

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The chalkboard paint trend has been kicking around the Internet for a while now, and some of you may be over it. I, however, definitely am not. I still can't get enough of the stuff!   

I love that it's both attractive and functional, and it's very versatile too. So scroll on to see fifteen fresh new ways to use this ingenius material.

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Bedding Guide: 16 Colorful and Patterned Duvets under $100

By: Capreek Feb 27, 2013

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After 7 years with the same bedding, I recently got the urge to switch things up in the bedroom textile department. In my search, I came across quite a few fun, stylish, and affordable options! If you're looking to add some color or pattern to your bedroom, check out these 16 duvets under $100!      Continue Reading

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