My Favorite How-To Originals Out of 4000 Posts

By: Diy maven Mar 10, 2014

This, my friends, marks my 4000th post on Curbly. To celebrate, I thought I'd cull through my how-to originals and round up some of my favorites and tell you what became of them.

I turned an old (and heavy) tripod into floor lamp for my office back in 2007. It's still here, and I still love it.… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Ugly Sofa to Amazing Leather Sling Bench

By: Brittni mehlhoff Mar 07, 2014

This sad, leather couch is transformed from a big and bulky mess to a sleek safari sling bench. I seriously cannot believe that the two are related. You'll just have to click through to see what I… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make a 10 Minute Succulent Windowsill Box

By: Diy maven Mar 07, 2014

Until I saw Sara's window planter box, I had always thought that the domain of such things were outside the house. Thanks to windowsills, they have moved inside. (I love windowsills.) Made with leftoverContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Forgotten Bar Gets a Quick and Easy Refresh

By: Meghan and al Mar 05, 2014

diy bar makeoverWe moved into our house in June. One of the unexpected treasures the previous owner left behind was this old pine bar.   

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Decor Disputes: Should We REALLY Never Buy These 4 Things in Neutral?

By: Diy maven Mar 05, 2014

A line has been drawn in the sand. With the help of this month's issue of Domino Magazine, the experts at Refinery29 identify 4 things we should 'NEVER' buy in a neutral color. Never? NEVER?? Kind of a strong word (and in all caps, no less) forContinue Reading

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How to Make a Wire Basket Accent Table

By: Diy maven Mar 04, 2014

Who knew a nine dollar wire basket and a fifteen dollar round piece of wood could make such a cute accent table? Chelsea, for one. She shot the basketContinue Reading

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Unbelievable Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 03, 2014

A while back Beck snagged this walnut, Drexel Declaration coffee table at an auction. Since then, the table had been waiting patiently in her garage for her attention. And attention it needed.… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Boring Living Room Wall Gets a Simple Upgrade

By: Meghan and al Feb 25, 2014

Since the beginning of time together, Al and I have always struggled with our living room wall; or as I like to call it, the desolate wasteland of blank space. The gigantic flat screen tv, which was one of the only items that made the cut from Al’s bachelorhood to our new domestic life, was such aneye sore for me that the only thing I could do was to ignore it and pretend it didn’t exist until future inspiration hit. The burden began at our first apartment (which we blamed on our temporary and unowned status of walls), transitioned with us to our new house and has lived with us ever since, in it’s exact same state of… Continue Reading

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A Really Disgusting Side Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Feb 25, 2014

I agree with Lisa: this side table was disgusting. And not for the reason you might think. Yes, the finish needed some serious TLC, but that was nothing in the cootie department. Let's run through the list. Paper 'stuck' onto the top, wads and wads of gum stuck under the top edge, aContinue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Copper and Wood Magazine Rack

By: Capreek Feb 24, 2014

Store your favorite magazines and catalogs in style with this simple to make, but oh-so-stylish DIY magazine holder!… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Dated Living Room Gets A Modern Makeover

By: Faith-towers Feb 24, 2014

Before image of a dated living room with an old fireplace and ugly floral couches.

The word "dated" might be an understatement. The matching floral couches and maroon carpeting give this room an antique feel, and not in a good way. But check out what a can of paint and some tasteful furniture can do for a… Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Wall-Mounted Side Table

By: Capreek Feb 18, 2014

Every space has one: that funny little spot where you need a side table, but don't quite have enough room. Maybe it's in a tiny bedroom or a reading nook or a too-small living room. Instead of trying to track down an appropriately-sized side table (and no doubt coming up short), why not make one… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Hanging Wall Art Using Live Plants in 15 Minutes or Less

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 18, 2014

If you're short on space, but dying to bring in live plants as part of your home decor, this DIY is perfect for you. These staghorn ferns will hang on the wall, taking up virtually no space at all. You'll just need a few supplies, and the best part is that there are no power tools required. So anyone can make… Continue Reading

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In-The-Details Living Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Feb 17, 2014

Starting out with a blank canvas, like this living room, is a great place to begin. What sets its resulting makeover apart from most is that all the furniture and (almost) all the accessories remained. Even the white walls. WhatContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 14 Bold, Red Interiors We Love

By: Capreek Feb 13, 2014

14 Red Interiors

As you probably know, tomorrow is Valentine's Day, and to honor the holiday we've rounded up 14 stylish red interiors! (Normally, red rooms make me think I'm in a David Lynch movie or something -- but I promise these aren't creepy!) Check 'em all out… Continue Reading

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