The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 4: Glo Planter Sneak Peek!

By: Capreek Sep 03, 2012

created at: 09/03/2012

We're heading out to New York Fashion Week (tomorrow -- OMG!!!) to unveil the final HP Designer Matchup Challenge product that you helped create! Goil and Tom from Tug Studio have been hard at work building the Glo Planter, but we wanted to give you a sneak peek before the big reveal!… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Paper Scrap Tray

By: Capreek Aug 30, 2012

created at: 08/26/2012

Got paper scraps? Put 'em to work sprucing up a plain wooden tray!… Continue Reading

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The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 3: Glo Planter Progress!

By: Capreek Aug 29, 2012

created at: 08/26/2012

Last week, you voted to determine what Goil and Tom from TUG Studio would make for the HP Designer Matchup Challenge. Well, HUZZAH! The results are in and the TUG Studio boys are hard at work sourcing materials and starting construction of... the Glo Planter!… Continue Reading

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Kitty Litter Cartons Turned Tote Bags

By: Diy maven Aug 29, 2012

created at: 08/29/2012

Pixie Dust Originals turns kitty litter cartons into the cutest tote bags. They also say that any similarly-shaped carton will do (like a detergent box). They're currently for sale on their Etsy Shop, but PDO… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Upcycled Leather and Wood Shelf

By: Capreek Aug 28, 2012

created at: 08/26/2012

Still have a few ill-fitting belts left over from that drawer pull project? Put 'em to work as part of a reclaimed wood bookshelf!… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Embroidery Hoop Cork Message Boards!

By: Capreek Aug 27, 2012

created at: 08/26/2012

These DIY memo board hoops are perfect for craft rooms, home offices, or kids' rooms! Bonus? They're super easy to make and completely customizable!… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Stylish Master Bath Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 27, 2012

created at: 08/26/2012

After completing their closet-turned-bathroom renovation earlier this year, the Chao family has been hard at work transforming their master bath from this...… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Striped Neon Vases

By: Capreek Aug 23, 2012

created at: 08/23/2012

I love this DIY project! It's easy, quick, and -- like I'm always saying -- a great way to give thrifted glassware a kick in the pants!… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 12 Modern Wooden Bathrooms

By: Capreek Aug 22, 2012

created at: 08/22/2012

Wood and water: It seems counter-intuitive to mix the two, especially inside a home, doesn't it? But you can! Here are 10 modern bathrooms that pull it off with some serious style.… Continue Reading

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The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 2: Vote for Your Favorite Design!

By: Capreek Aug 20, 2012

created at: 08/20/2012

Last week, we introduced you to Goil and Tom from TUG Studio, who will be creating a one-of-a-kind product -- based entirely on your votes -- for the HP Designer Matchup Challenge. Our first round of voting was to determine the type of product and material. Well, your votes have been tallied and the results are in!     

 Admittedly, as a crazy dog lady, I was hoping "something for my dog/cat" would win. Alas, it wasn't in the cards. I'm still pretty stoked about the results, though! Are you curious? Yes? Okay, drum… Continue Reading

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How to: Choosing Wall Art with Meaning

By: Alicia Aug 20, 2012

Finding Art with meaning on Art.com

Last month I explored ways to add color and pattern to the Curbly House (check here if you missed it). But sometimes color and pattern aren't enough; art should also have meaning. You want to look at your walls and see a story in every picture. So today, I'm going to show you some tricks I've used to help inspire my search for art that's beautiful and personally significant. Read on to see what I mean (get… Continue Reading

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How To: Make A DIY Side Table Out of Popsicle Sticks!

By: Capreek Aug 20, 2012

created at: 08/19/2012

Popsicle sticks have grown up and are ready to shake off their persona as a kids-only craft supply. Their first foray into real world decor? A bold, Moroccan-inspired side table!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Fresh Pineapple Sorbet

By: Capreek Aug 17, 2012

created at: 08/16/2012
Thiiiiiiis looks amazing. I'm a big fan of pineapple, frozen goodies, and have I mentioned pineapple? Three simple ingredients make this cool, homemade treat even more appetizing!  … Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Geometric Paper Lanterns

By: Capreek Aug 16, 2012

created at: 08/16/2012
Who says you need to have a party to hang a few of these awesome tissue paper lanterns around? I would keep them up all of the time!  … Continue Reading

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The Curbly House Quest for Color Continues

By: Alicia Aug 16, 2012

Our Quest for Color Inspiration Continues
In my first post about choosing colors for the Curbly House, I found all kinds of beautiful color inspiration using the Sherwin-Williams' Chip It! tool. This little button led me to some great color combos and palettes, and helped me select wall and trim colors for nearly every room in the house! But the ChipIt! tool also helped us think about how to bring accent colors into each room through paint and decor. Read on to find out what I'm thinking, and to give me your feedback!

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Cast Your Vote: The HP Designer Matchup Challenge

By: Capreek Aug 15, 2012

created at: 08/14/2012

You know all those awesome design-y reality shows where contestants are given crazy challenges like "build this entire room out of jelly beans...and discarded cat hair!!! Muahaha!"?* The HP Designer Matchup Challenge is kinda like that -- but WAY cooler. Why? Because YOU get to make all the decisions!    

Curbly is super excited to team up with one of our favorite designers for this super rad, random, and totally cool challenge: to present a product at New York Fashion Week -- designed by you! So who'd we pick? Goil Amornvivat and Thomas Morbitzer of TUG Studio, that's who. (Okay, okay that's two of our favorite… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Gold-Leaf Polka Dot Ceramics

By: Capreek Aug 14, 2012

created at: 08/14/2012
It's playful and stylish, chic and cheery all rolled into a big ball of upcycled goodness: DIY gold-leaf polka dot ceramics! Let's make some, shall we?    

Casey from Vitamini Handmade shares this awesome tutorial for turning plain, old ceramics into stylish, gold-spotted dishes. All you need is a gold leafing kit (which run around $8-ish), your ceramic bowls of choice (good excuse for a thrift store run), and a soft, wide paint brush.… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Inspiring Kitchen Cabinet Makeovers

By: Diy maven Aug 14, 2012
created at: 08/13/2012

When I was assigned the task of rounding up ten kitchen cabinet makeovers, I decided to give myself some parameters. Actually, one parameter: No bright white kitchen cabinets. It's not that I don't love white kitchen cabinets, it's just that they're everywhere these days, aren't they? So here they are; some of the best not-all-white kitchen cabinet makeovers on the intertubes.

Melissa when with a two-tone makeover… Continue Reading
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Before & After: 10 Inspiring Bathroom Makeovers

By: Capreek Aug 13, 2012
created at: 08/13/2012
From incredible small space makeovers to the best of the best, we've shared quite a few amazing bathroom re-dos. But wouldn't you know it? People just seem to keep renovating! If you're on the edge, looking down at your own bathroom remodel, we've got ten new makeovers that are sure to inspire that leap of home-renovation-faith!  … Continue Reading
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Roundup: 12 Modern Bathmats and Towels

By: Capreek Aug 09, 2012
created at: 08/09/2012
Think your only option in bath linens is plain white? Think again! We've rounded up some fun, modern towels and bathmats that are anything but ordinary. Get ready to embrace some color and pattern!  … Continue Reading
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