Make It: Modern DIY Brass Swing Arm Lamp

By: Capreek Oct 28, 2013

Every now and then you see a project that stops you in your tracks; the end result looks so amazing--so perfectly executed--that you have a hard time believing that it was a DIY project at… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Rustic Wooden Floor Lamp

By: Capreek Oct 22, 2013

Grab that reclaimed wood you've been holding onto "just in case" and take a look at this rustic/woodsy/kinda-nautical-ish tripod style floor lamp… Continue Reading

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How to: Make an Embroidery Hoop Pendant Lamp

By: Diy maven Oct 22, 2013

Jessica fell in love with the DIY dodecahedron pendant lamp (pictured above) she spotted on View Along the Way, but wasn't thrilled with the 'ton' of work that was involved in making it. Not readyContinue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY "Marble" Table Lamp

By: Capreek Oct 16, 2013

I've seen some really cool marble table lamps and decorative accessories popping up lately and I really love the look. If you'd like to add something similar to your decor, check out this ridiculously simple DIY lighting… Continue Reading

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The Curbly House: Our Sunroom Styled by Emily Henderson

By: Alicia Oct 10, 2013


For the last few weeks, we've been sharing all the amazingness Emily Henderson is going to bring to the Curbly House. We hooked up with Emily, her assistant Orlando Soria, and Sherwin-Williams to bring a calm, airy, elegant do-over to our master bedroom, dining room, and living room. This week we're back to introduce our final room makeover, and it's our most loved (and most perplexing) space: the sunroom.

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One Fresh Makeover: From Office to Nursery

By: Diy maven Oct 07, 2013

This makeover is kind of a cheat. The previous owners used it at as an office, so that's our 'before' picture. However, that doesn't undermine its lovely makeover. Brecklyn's mommy painted the walls grey three times because she couldn't get the color quite right. When she… Continue Reading

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The Curbly House: Our Living Room Styled by Emily Henderson

By: Alicia Oct 03, 2013

We've told you all about the plans for our bedroom, and our dining room, and this week we're back to tell you a little bit about what Emily Henderson has in store for our living room. And P.S.: The notion that Emily Henderson has anything to do with our house will never get old. 

'Cause, I mean, look at her living room! Holy balls, if our living room ends up that awesome, I'm going to puke.

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Make It: Kid-Friendly DIY Cloud Lamp

By: Capreek Oct 01, 2013

Maybe it's because I recently moved to Portland (and we've been experiencing the effects of Typhoon Pabuk for the last few days) but I'm totally digging this fun, cloud-shaped accent lighting… Continue Reading

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The Curbly House: Our Dining Room Makeover with Emily Henderson

By: Alicia Sep 27, 2013

Last week we told you all about the magic that's happening in our master bedroom, thanks to Ms. Emily Henderson and the lovely folks at Sherwin-Williams! This week, we're back to give you a little preview of what's in store for the dining room. 

But, before we get into the details of our new-and-much-improved dining space, let's take a little trip down memory lane, shall we?

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Make It: DIY Monkey's Fist Knot Pendant Light

By: Capreek Sep 26, 2013

Cord pendant lights have been all the rage for a little while now and we've seen them used in a variety of interesting DIY lighting projects. This nautical-inspired version, though, is one of the most unique versions I've seen in a… Continue Reading

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Upcycled Fire Truck Desk Lamp

By: Diy maven Sep 25, 2013

Jasmine took a well-loved Tonka fire truck and turned it into a very cool desk lamp. She taped off strategic parts of the truck and then spray painted it. A… Continue Reading

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The Curbly House: Designing Our Master Bedroom with Emily Henderson

By: Alicia Sep 19, 2013

Welcome to our master bedroom ... almost.

Two weeks ago we announced that Emily Henderson is coming to the Curbly House to make it beautiful. Just reading that last sentence makes me want to do a Shannon Miller floor routine circa 1992. The chance to work with Emily is amazing, and we feel like the luckiest home-owners on the block (I think we are)! You will not believe the cool things we have planned for the bedroom. Read on, friends, to… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Tiki Torches from Upcycled Glass Bottles

By: Capreek Sep 18, 2013

Turn sad, empty bottles into festive outdoor mood lighting perfect for chilly fall soirees! It's super easy -- here's… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Rustic Nordic Candle Holder

By: Matt allison Sep 18, 2013

Nordic Candle Holder

I stumbled across this delightful project! Easily assembled from off the shelf parts, it makes for a striking decor element. Copper is on trend and the clean wooden lines and form lend itself to a Nordic feeling, at home in… Continue Reading

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From Ouch to Awe, an Eye-Opening Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 13, 2013

Matt and Meredith's kitchen didn't lack for color, that's for sure. That wallpaper alone . . . , well, that had to go. And it did. (Sort of. They painted of it.) They also painted the cabinets, trim and bead board. The flooring and countertop was replaced too. All in all, this makeover was huge without too much demolition. But enough about the road to the promised land; this is where their kitchen makeover adventure ended:

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