Before & After: Ultimate Playroom Makeovers

By: Capreek May 23, 2011

created at: 05/23/2011

Yes, makeovers plural!  And yes, they're all ultimate!  Don't believe me?  Read… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Bland Basement Turned Fantasy Playroom

By: Capreek Apr 25, 2011

created at: 04/25/2011

This basement renovation took a little over a year, but I'm willing to bet the "after" is what little kids' dreams are made… Continue Reading

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Closet Turned Playhouse

By: Diy maven Dec 29, 2010

created at: 12/29/2010

Sandra had a bit of wasted space under a staircase. She framed it in to make a closet and then constructed a 'whimsical' facade, which transformed it into the… Continue Reading

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Totally DIYable LEGO Toy Box

By: Diy maven Dec 28, 2010

Ogle Wooden Toy Box

I spent several hours on Christmas putting together various LEGO sets for my nephew, Gavin. After the first set, he grabbed the next and the next. I couldn't say no, as I, like Gavin, love the LEGOs. Which is why I'm thinking this LEGO brick toy box might be in Gavin's future.… Continue Reading

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DIY Toy Kit for Adults

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 10, 2010

This DIY gift is sure to keep you and your tinkering-hungry significant-other busy during these cold, gray winter days. Not exclusively an adult gift, the box full of three simple building elements will also send a volt through the young tinkerer's creative wiring.  What you build is entirely up to you. That's a beautiful… Continue Reading

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Modern Doll Houses

By: Alicia Nov 30, 2010

created at: 11/21/2010
Recently, I stumbled upon these amazing doll houses (read: works of art) by Brinca Dada. Not only would I love to have one of them for our daughter Ayla, but I'd love to live inside one of them. They are simple and stunning. 

The company's philosophy is that "toys should be beautiful and fun." They believe they should be athestically pleasing to parents and inviting to children. They pride themselves on skipping the flash and… Continue Reading

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How to Make Subway Tile Nameplates

By: Diy maven Aug 09, 2010

DIY subway tile name plates

These subway tile nameplates are so cute, I wish I had thought of them. A great little something to make for the nursery or a fun summertime craft for the kiddos to tackle; a worthy… Continue Reading

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Boots and Totty's Barn Door Baby Room Divider

By: Modhomeecteacher Aug 09, 2010

Boots and Totty's baby, Van, was on his way. The only thing separating their bedroom from the nursery was a six-foot opening - no door. Any new parent knows that will NEVER… Continue Reading

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Rethinking Children's Rooms

By: Diy maven Aug 06, 2010

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If a child's room re-do is in your future, you are soooo lucky. Just think, as you plan your new decor (with munchkin's help, of course; we want to indoctrinate them early) you have permission to embrace your inner kid! Follow these… Continue Reading

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Beautify That Ugly Black Out Shade

By: Modhomeecteacher Aug 05, 2010

created at: 08/05/2010

Black out window shades kind of remind me of support (panty)hose that stewardess' wear. Heavy duty and not so pretty. Well, simple solutions are always the best don't you… Continue Reading

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New Premium Tutorial: Make a Smart Bar Cart from an Upcycled Baby Changing Table

By: Chrisjob Jul 15, 2010

created at: 07/15/2010

Hi Curbliers - We're still stocking our premium membership section with lots of fun, original how-tos. Now that the little ones have all grown up, its time to create some adult fun by transforming an old baby changing table into a smart bar cart.

"An old, outdated, three-tiered baby changing table seems like a perfect candidate for a makeover. Although the shelves are a bit too deep for a book shelf and the design doesn’t lend… Continue Reading

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Ugly Lamp Upgrade

By: Modhomeecteacher Jun 15, 2010


Finally, here's a way to reuse those ugly, shiny ceramic lamps from the thrift store. See how Erin of Lemon Tree Creations cleverly upcycled these two ugly dogs into two sweet nursery lamps with raffia and spray paint.  The design is modern and grown up enough to use in any room of the… Continue Reading

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Playroom, Before and After

By: Diy maven Jun 14, 2010

feb before

BHG contributor Stephen Saint-Onge took this playroom from mish-mash to marvelous with eye-popping color. Below is a shot of the room after at a slightly different vantage point. (The table is now where the sofa used to… Continue Reading

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5 Baby Gear Must-Haves for a One-Bedroom Apartment

By: Diy maven Jun 03, 2010


Let's face it, it's not the baby that takes up a lot of room, it's all the crap that her parents think they need--or are TOLD they will need--to go with her.  Not only does the stuff take up a lot of room, it costs a lot of money too. So, although these… Continue Reading

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Make an Itty Bitty Bunny from Little Socks

By: Modhomeecteacher Apr 01, 2010

created at: 04/01/2010

Bunnies are adorable and bunnies made out of little baby socks are even cuter. You can wow the kids and adults alike at Easter dinner by pulling out a pint sized bunny for each guest, your little Easter present to all.

Elsiemarley makes this look so easy. You only need a few items to whip up a

lil basket o' bunnies from itty bitty leftover baby socks. Hey, it's a… Continue Reading

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