Magical: Chandelier That Turns Room into Forest

By: Diy maven Nov 08, 2013

This chandelier is magical in that it can turn any room into a forest. From HildenDiaz, "Forms of Nature" is a sculpture that mimics a bundle of branches formed around a light source. When you flip the switch, as it were, the shadows the sculpture-branches throw on the wall turn the room into an enchanted… Continue Reading

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Make It: Fabulous Fallen Leaf Lantern

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 06, 2013

Looking for a unique project to take your autumn decor to the next level? Wow your visitors and friends with this lantern made from gilded leaves!      

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Make It: DIY Cage Light Sconce IKEA Hack

By: Capreek Nov 04, 2013

I've seen a few cool DIY shelf bracket wall light ideas over the last few years, but they've often been missing one thing: an actual… Continue Reading

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The Curbly House: Our Kitchen Revealed!

By: Alicia Oct 31, 2013

In the whole history of the Curbly House, I don't think I have ever been more excited or proud to share a room with you. Because friends, our kitchen journey has been long and ugly. When we first set eyes on the house, the kitchen looked like this:

And, it remained like this for far too long, fifteen long months, to be exact (though, to be fair, we actually only lived with it this way for nine months). The… Continue Reading

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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?

When bought the house, the dining room… Continue Reading

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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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