Before and After: A Fresh Family Room Makeover

By: Faith-towers Apr 27, 2015

Before: Fresh Family Room Makeover
Photo: Dear Lillie

This family room and kitchen space needed some serious help. It was dark, dingy and uninspired. But the open concept layout had potential... click through to find out what the creative owners did to transform it.   

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Weekend Project: Easy Ikea Hack Chair Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 24, 2015

Photo: Sugar & Cloth

This TULLSTA Ikea chair is one that nearly everyone I know has had in their home at one time or another. Which is one of the reasons why I was excited to see this easy makeover idea. It's perfect for a weekend project.   

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Simple Gold Leaf Embellished Curtain Tutorial

By: Faith-towers Apr 21, 2015
In Progress: DIY Gold Leaf Embellished Curtain Tutorial
Photo: The Gathered Home

It's difficult to find the perfect curtains. Decorative styles tend to be prohibitively expensive, while the rest are just plain boring. So why not customize them yourself with a bit of gold leaf? Scroll through to see the beautiful, gilded final product.   

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$12 Goodwill Coffee Table Turned Tufted Ottoman

By: Diy maven Apr 15, 2015
Photo: Bean In Love

Honestly, if I'd have seen this coffee table at my local Goodwill, I would have passed on the shape alone. (My rule is if it isn't rectangular or round, forget it.) But it was exactly the octagonal shape that worked--and worked well--for Sheena's sectional sofa arrangement. So she plunked downContinue Reading

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DIY Slipcover Tips and Tricks

By: Diy maven Apr 14, 2015
Photo: Brooklyn Berry Designs

Next time we attempt to sew a slipcover, we should skip the pins and use a run-of-the-mill stapler instead. If that sounds weird, it isn't when Brooke explains the benefits. (And, no, we don't just leave them in there.) That's justContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Spanish-Style Home Gets A Glamorous Makeover

By: Faith-towers Apr 13, 2015

A dingy "before" photo of a spanish-style living room.
Photo: Estee Stanley

The faults of this living room are obvious - a strange color scheme combined with a lack of light give it a depressing, lackluster feel. But the owners recognized that the architecture had potential. Keep reading to check out the unbelievable transformation.   

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Before and After: Unrecognizable IKEA Console Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 13, 2015

Photo: Sawdust 2 Stitches

Corey flipped the genius switch when she transformed the random IKEA console pictured above into a rustic apothecary chest suitable for a Pottery Barn showroom. Although she started with an IKEA piece, any basic cubbyhole-typeContinue Reading

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Shopping Guide: 20 Inexpensive Throw Pillows Perfect For Spring

By: Faith-towers Apr 09, 2015
20 Affordable Throw Pillows For Spring
Photo: Bead and Reel

It always surprises me when I see a throw pillow that costs more than $100, and it happens surprisingly often. But there are plenty of wonderful, more affordable options out there. Here are twenty colorful pillows that are sure to freshen up your home for spring without breaking the bank.   

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Before and After: Ugly 70s TV Stand Gets a New Life as a Modern Bar Cart

By: Capreek Apr 08, 2015
Sarah Eddy

There are plenty of not-so-lovely furniture items floating around the garage sale circuit. These affordable pieces can easily be transformed, though, with a bit of elbow grease and, of course, some colorful paint!    Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 22 Favorite Pastel Rooms

By: Capreek Apr 06, 2015
Jaclyn Campanaro

Pastels have been all the rage for the last two years and more and more we're seeing these soft hues pop up in home interiors. Here are 22 of our favorite spaces that have embraced the cotton candy color trend!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: Colorful Bar Cart Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 06, 2015

Photo: Tattooed Martha

Sasha, aka Tattooed Martha, found the cart pictured above at Goodwill, and although it looks like it was in pretty good condition, its lack of personality just wasn't cutting it. So, Sasha busted out the Krylon and started blasting. Her choice of colors--Sea GlassContinue Reading

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How To: Make Easy Geo Plant Hangers that Double as Wall Art

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 02, 2015
Photo: Homey Oh My!

Using square basswood dowels, that you can pick up at the craft supply store, you can make a set of these geometric air planter hangers. Curious to see how these are made?

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How To: Make an Inverted Wine Bottle Oil Lamp

By: Diy maven Mar 31, 2015
Photo: DIY Maven

A while back I reviewed several popular bottle cutters here on Curbly. (Yesterday I added the Kinkajou to the shootout). Today we're going to use one to turn a wine bottle into an inverted oil lamp that burns cooking oil. But first, let's talk about punts.  A punt is theContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Colorfully Refined Living Room Makeover

By: Faith-towers Mar 30, 2015

Living Room Before
Photo: Hi Sugarplum!

There was nothing terrible about this living room. But there was nothing great either. And it had so much potential! Luckily, its owner had a vision and was able to transform it into something beautiful. Click through to see the stunning final space.   

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3 Simple But Unique Ways to Display Plants

By: Brittni mehlhoff Mar 26, 2015
Photo: The Desi Wonder Women Blog

Today, we're excited to share a guest post by Shehzeen of The Desi Wonder Women Blog. Take it away, Shehzeen....

Hi guys. I’m Shehzeen and I’m a lifestyle blogger with a disproportionately high obsession with home décor. I do a mix of DIY with solid, investment pieces and love, love mixing the old with new new.

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Before and After: A Dirty And Dated Living Room Is Transformed

By: Faith-towers Mar 19, 2015
Dirty and Dated Living Room Before Photo
Photo: House Tweaking

Clearly this space needed some TLC... the orange rug and dingy, off-white walls needed to go. And boy, did they ever! Keep reading to check out the unbelievable transformation that took place in this dated living room.   

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Roundup: 10 Fantastic DIY Storage Boxes, Baskets And Containers

By: Faith-towers Mar 17, 2015
Roundup: 10 Fantastic DIY Storage Boxes, Baskets And Containers
Photo: Hometalk

Store-bought boxes and bins can be prohibitively expensive if you're trying to get organized on a budget, but that's no excuse - there are plenty of DIY storage container projects that won't break the bank (and they're pretty, too!). Here are ten of my favorites.   

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Make It: Rolling Side Tables From A Tree Stump

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 12, 2015
DIY Stump Sidetable
photo: Atilio

Okay. After seeing this tutorial, I'm heading to my local lumber yard this weekend. I'm going to need about 6 of these logs-turned-side-tables if it's this easy to make them!      

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How To Style A Beautiful Bookshelf

By: Faith-towers Mar 10, 2015
How To Style A Beautiful Bookshelf
Photo: Zeke Ruelas

Bookshelves often end up being used more as a catch-all than a place to display beautiful objects and collections. But today we're going to share some simple tips and tricks that will help you turn a boring old bookcase into a stunning focal point.   Continue Reading

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Apartment Tour: 90 Square Feet in NYC

By: Diy maven Mar 10, 2015
Photo: Curbed

Helen Rowell's tiny West Village apartment is one of the tiniest I've ever seen. At just 78 inches wide, it's smaller than a queen-size bed is long. But it IS in the West Village and her rent is only $775 a month. Helen's become quite adept at getting rid of stuff, which she says isContinue Reading

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