50's Ranch Gets Craftsman Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 08, 2014

It's not often we see transformations like this one. From inside to out, the O'Bryan's 50's ranch looks nothing like it did 'before.' Architect Jim Rill saw Craftsman elements in the home's 'massing and roofline.' Although theContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy Ways To Make Your Home Feel More Cozy

By: Faith-towers Jan 07, 2014

There is a windchill of -4 degrees fahrenheit right now here in Boston, and the temperature throughout much of the rest of the U.S. has plummeted to record lows. And we're only part way through the winter! So I thought today would be the perfect day to share some easy ways to make your home more cozy and inviting this… Continue Reading

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A Winter-Inspired Faux Fur Footstool DIY

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 02, 2014

I just came back from North Carolina and all I want to do is cozy up in a blanket and drink hot chocolate, all day long. I'm not sure how practical that is though, so maybe I'll just settle for this stool… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 15 DIY Ideas to Get the Party (Decor) Started

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 20, 2013

This year, throwing a holiday party is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with this festive roundup of 15 holiday party decor ideas. If you're hosting a party this weekend, before Christmas comes next week, you may want to take note. There are plenty of DIY ideas to get your mind racing with party and decor inspiration. Ready to… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Awesome Railway Car Living Room Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 19, 2013

I've seen a lot of room makeovers over the years, but there aren't many that I willing to pack my bags for. This makeover however is definitely one that I would up and move for, in a… Continue Reading

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How-To: Geometric Numbered Cork Coaster Tutorial (With A Free Printable)

By: Faith-towers Dec 18, 2013

Coasters make great gifts. Always have, always will. But these coasters are especially fun because they are numbered - and each one has a different geometric design. Click through to download the free printable… Continue Reading

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From Painful to Pretty: Milk Bottle Vase Makeover

By: Diy maven Dec 18, 2013

Why does the 'after' come first? Because I couldn't subject Curbly's homepage to the 'before'. The vase in question caught my attention at my local Goodwill for two reasons. One: I liked the classic milk bottle shape. Two: because it was nothing less than hideous. So I… Continue Reading

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Make It: Macrame and Copper Wall Art DIY

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 17, 2013

This DIY wall art piece combines copper and macrame, which may seem like a strange combo, but actually the two balance each other out perfectly in the finished piece. See what I mean, when you click… Continue Reading

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10 Alternative Places To Hang Your Christmas Stockings

By: Faith-towers Dec 16, 2013

Not everyone has a mantle. And even if you do, it doesn't mean that you're required to hang your Christmas stockings on it. Here are ten super creative alternative places to hang your stockings.… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy Christmas Decorations Using Goods From The Grocery Store

By: Faith-towers Dec 12, 2013

Sometimes there just isn't enough time to make a special trip to the craft store to find all the materials for the perfect Christmas decorations. But most of us make a trip to the grocery store every week or two anyways, right? So why not get creative and make your decorations from things you can find right in the produce aisle? Or the candy aisle? Here are ten easy (and… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Porcelain Holiday Luminaries

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 12, 2013

I'm almost done decorating around the house for the holidays, but I need one more thing that I can put on the mantle before I call it 'done'. As usual, I'm looking for something minimal and not overly Christmas-y, and I think I found the perfect project to fit that description - DIY porcelain tree… Continue Reading

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Make It: Colorful DIY Stuffed Elf Plush Ornaments -- Free Download!

By: Capreek Dec 11, 2013

We're excited to welcome Sibylle Roessler from Funkytime on the blog today! She's sharing a tutorial and free download for making your own stuffed elf Christmas ornaments.

These Elf Christmas ornaments will add a little bit of magic and color to any Christmas Tree this year. They are so easy to make, even adults can do them, but only with kids supervision of course! They're a perfect little project for a snowy Sunday… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 of Our Favorite DIY Tabletop and Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas

By: Capreek Dec 11, 2013

We're big fans of the ol' alternative Christmas tree around here, including the tabletop variety (it's perfect for small spaces!), so we've rounded up our favorite DIY tree projects from the Curbly archives. Check 'em out and let us know which project is your… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Festive Christmas Printables For Your Home

By: Faith-towers Dec 10, 2013

Doesn't the holiday season seem rushed this year? With Thanksgiving falling so late, we a missed out on a whole precious week of decorating and shopping... so quick and easy is the name of the game. Here are ten festive (and free!) printables that will have your home looking fantastic in no… Continue Reading

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Christmas Home Makeover in a Day

By: Diy maven Dec 09, 2013

Still haven't decorated for Christmas? Think you don't have time? Check this out: it took designer Stephen Saint-Onge just one day to decorate the living… Continue Reading

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