Make It: A DIY Leather and Wood Mail Basket

By: Capreek May 22, 2012

created at: 05/17/2012

Our mail inevitably ends up in a massive pile on the little desk in our kitchen. It grows and grows and, needless to say, we avoid that area like the plague. I wonder if having an adorable mail basket holder like this one would make the chore of sorting through it more enjoyable? Maybe??   Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Cork Pencil Holder and Organizer

By: Capreek May 17, 2012

created at: 05/14/2012

I'm a sucker for creative DIYs that are simple and fall under the "one afternoon" time frame. So, when I spotted this clever cork pencil holder and office organizer, I immediately perked up and thought "I can DO this!".   Continue Reading

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Curbly's Wall Art Shopping Guide: 24 Awesome Typographic Prints

By: Capreek May 15, 2012

created at: 05/14/2012

The second installment in our wall art shopping guide series is here! In keeping with the typography theme from yesterday, we've rounded up 24 totally awesome prints from talented designers and artists across the Interwebs. Enjoy!   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Typographic Wall Art Ideas!

By: Capreek May 14, 2012

created at: 05/13/2012

We're big on typography here at Curbly and when you combined that love with our love of DIY projects and our obsession with art, well... you get a trifecta of awesomeness! Here are ten of our favorite typographic DIY wall art ideas and projects. Feel free to let us know some of your faves in the comments!   Continue Reading

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Roundup: Really Striped Walls and Ceilings

By: Diy maven May 09, 2012

created at: 05/08/2012The commitment of some to indulge in their love of stripes is nothing less than remarkable. Seriously, prepping a room with tape for a regular paint job is a pain. But prepping a room--let alone a ceiling--to paint it in a striped motif, that deserves a round of applause. From vibrant to soothing, there'sContinue Reading

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12 DIY Wall Art Ideas Using Silhouettes

By: Craftmel May 09, 2012

created at: 05/09/2012

I just walked around my house and made a quick inventory of how many silhouette images I have as wall art in my home.  The count currently stands at 10, but that number increases drastically depending on what holiday decor I have out throughout the year. 

You could argue that I like silhouettes.  A lot.

Here are 12 silhouette art ideas that might inspire yet another piece to add to my collection.   Continue Reading

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Curbly's Wall Art Shopping Guide: 10 Cool Collages

By: Capreek May 08, 2012
created at: 05/08/2012
It's art month here at Curbly! We're going to be sharing enough DIY art projects in the coming days and weeks to fill every blank wall in America (by my rough estimates). But, if you're itching to get something up on your walls ASAP, we're putting together some shopping guides to help you find affordable art now!   Continue Reading
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DIY Idea: Handmade Clay House Pots!

By: Capreek May 07, 2012

created at: 05/06/2012

Even though outdoor/plant/garden projects were so last month*, I had to share this adorable little DIY planter idea. Mostly because it's so simple and awesome, but also because it could make a sweet Mother's Day gift, too!   Continue Reading

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Unbelievable $1000 Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven May 04, 2012

created at: 05/04/2012

Andrea's kitchen looks nothing like it did when she and her family first moved into their home. A makeover was in order, but the budget was small. In this case $1,000 small. The fact that she and her husband were able to accomplish the re-do for that price tag certainly drew my attention. They did have some things going for them when they started, however. Like a Continue Reading

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Two Room Kitchen Makeover

By: Mollymc May 04, 2012

created at: 05/02/2012

Naomi's client had a kitchen spanning two poorly functioning rooms, divided by a load-bearing wall. They invested in a support beam that opened up the space in one impressive way.

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Roundup: Mixed Media Kitchen Countertops

By: Diy maven May 04, 2012

created at: 05/04/2012

 Our discussion concerning granite kitchen countertops started me thinking about how we might have the benefits of granite/marble/quartz without the chilly experience when bellying up to the bar. For people who have kitchen islands with a bar, the perfect solution would be to install a wood countertop on that area. (We've all seen that.) For people with bi-level peninsulas, it's not an issue either. But what about those of us with one-level peninsulas? Would mixing countertops materials, putting wood on the peninsula and something different everywhere else, look weird? What about mixing countertop materials on a one-level island? Would that look weird? After Continue Reading

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How To: Make DIY Marbled Glassware

By: Capreek May 04, 2012

created at: 05/03/2012

Hellllloooo! This is one of the coolest ideas I've seen in a long time. In related news, it looks like I better plan a trip to the thrift store STAT (you know... for some glassware I can experiment on just in case something goes horribly wrong)!   Continue Reading

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Curbly Gift Guide: 20 Stylish Gifts for Mother's Day

By: Capreek May 02, 2012

created at: 05/02/2012

It's time to celebrate the hardworking moms (wives, sisters, and even grandmas) in your life! To help you out in the gift-giving department, we've rounded up 20 stylish gift ideas any lady will love. Happy Mother's Day!   Continue Reading

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Marble Countertop Alternatives

By: Mollymc Apr 27, 2012

created at: 04/25/2012

Love the look of marble but scared about the maintenance? Before you put the red wine on lockdown, here are a few options that give you the appearance you're going for without the worry. 

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Bake It: Cinco de Mayo Piñata Cookies

By: Capreek Apr 27, 2012

created at: 04/26/2012

Cinco de Mayo is next week (holy cow, how is it May already??) and these colorful, treat-filled piñata cookies are perfect for kicking off the festivities!   Continue Reading

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