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

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, we've got an amazing, expansive collection of artwork available. Read on to see how I'm… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Colorful Dining Room Makeover

By: Capreek Jul 09, 2012
created at: 07/09/2012
This isn't quiiiiite a before photo, but you get the idea that the room was just a big white box, right? Kinda boring. You know what isn't boring? An accent wall painted in one of the cheeriest hues on the planet!    
created at: 07/09/2012
Sibylle from Funkytime, whose previous dining room and bedroom makeovers we've featured before, recently moved into a new place. Like any DIYer, she was itching to make it her own! The result is a fantastically joyful space full of… Continue Reading
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Make It: DIY Wooden Gradient Blocks

By: Capreek Jul 05, 2012

created at: 07/05/2012

Whether used as a learning tool for kids or simply as a decorative coffee table or bookshelf object, these DIY wooden gradient blocks are easy to make -- and gorgeous!… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Hanging Planter Garden

By: Capreek Jul 04, 2012

created at: 07/04/2012

Make use of all that vertical space on your porch, deck, or balcony with an easy, make-it-in-a-single-afternoon DIY hanging planter garden!… Continue Reading

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DIY: Summer Lamp Shade Bunting

By: Craftmel Jul 04, 2012

created at: 07/02/2012

Summer party?  This eclectic approach at a light garland will bring a whole new level of interest to any… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Free Printable Jigsaw Puzzle of the U.S.

By: Capreek Jul 03, 2012

created at: 07/03/2012

Puzzles are fun, learning is fun, and hey, it's the Fourth of July: why not make a jigsaw puzzle of the U.S.??… Continue Reading

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My Quest for Curbly House Color Inspiration

By: Alicia Jul 03, 2012

Our daughter's room in it's pre-painted state.
We're in the middle of a huge remodeling project to create what promises to be our dream house. Last week, drywall started going up and I stopped having contractions, because for the first time in months, the house began looking like a house again. Read on to see how I'm gathering color inspiration for what promises to be a huge paint… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Decorative Plaster Letters

By: Capreek Jul 02, 2012

created at: 07/02/2012

We've shown you how to make your own faux-zinc letters, but here's a unique twist on the classic decorative monogram that we think is pretty cool!… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Patriotic Pillows for the 4th of July

By: Capreek Jul 02, 2012

created at: 07/02/2012

Independence Day is this week! By now you've stocked up on all your legal fireworks and have your favorite potato salad recipe ready to go. But, if you're looking to bring a little of the red, white, and blue into your decor, we've got a simple sewing project for you!… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Concrete Coasters

By: Capreek Jun 29, 2012

created at: 06/28/2012

I'm on a concrete kick these days, exploring all the unique ways you can use it in home decor. From accent walls to candle holders, its possibilities seem endless... and these DIY coasters might be the simplest and easiest of them all!… Continue Reading

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Make It: Typographic "Home Sweet Home" DIY Yarn Art!

By: Capreek Jun 28, 2012

created at: 06/28/2012

We're all about string art these days. I particularly love this simplified, playful approach from Jen Lula!… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Painted Confetti Tumblers

By: Capreek Jun 27, 2012

created at: 06/27/2012

I'm always looking for clever ways to turn thrift store glassware into something fantastic, so when I spotted these DIY Anthropologie-inspired confetti tumblers, I flipped! Not only are they a fraction of the cost, the sky's the limit when it comes to color combos.… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Simple DIY Picnic Blanket for Summer!

By: Capreek Jun 26, 2012

created at: 06/26/2012

You guys, it's totally picnic weather these days. And picnic weather means picnic blankets! Here's a simple one you can make in an afternoon and be picnicking on by sunset!… Continue Reading

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Our Energy Rehab Results Are In!

By: Bruno Jun 26, 2012

 We've started out our Curbly House project with a series of energy improvements. Find out how a new HVAC, ductwork, and insulation are paying off.

created at: 06/26/2012
A house is such a personal thing. It’s private, intimate. It’s family. And yet, in most cases, it belonged to someone else before you. And someone else before them. How does a house that belonged to another family for fifty years become your own? How do you know when that change has… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 7 Modern Furniture Makeovers!

By: Capreek Jun 25, 2012

created at: 06/25/2012

We've got some modern makeover madness for you today! Here are 7 awesome furniture face lifts to inspire your own creativity. Enjoy!… Continue Reading

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Make It: Lacy DIY Cement Candle Holders

By: Capreek Jun 25, 2012

created at: 06/25/2012

I know, I know. Cement and lace? These aren't exactly materials you normally associate together, which makes this cool DIY project that much more intriguing (and a great jumping off point)!… Continue Reading

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Food Sculptures by Carl Kleiner

By: Capreek Jun 22, 2012

created at: 06/21/2012

Carl Kleiner is a commercial photographer based in Sweden whose portfolio is full of incredible imagery! Today, of course, we're highlighting this series of food sculptures he created and photographed. It's got just the right amount of whimsy to send you off into a new weekend!… Continue Reading

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