We bought the 29th Avenue house at the end of 2013 and have been slowly giving this 1920s bungalow a facelift, room by room: first the bathroom, then the office, and now the master bedroom! The previous owners had painted every room in, apparently, the darkest colors they could find. Considering our home has tiny rooms, even smaller windows, and we live in Cloud City, USA aka Portland, the dark and dismal vibes just weren't going to cut it. So, "Operation Cheer Up" was born. Continue Reading
It's officially National Painting Week - one of our favorite times of the year, because paint is, well, magical. You just wave a magic wand (ahem, I mean...brush), and it transforms rooms like nothing else. It's a powerful feeling, holding so much potential in your hand, wielding that brush and roller like a wizard. Kazaaap!
For this year's project we focused on the bonus room of our house: the porch. The truth is, we are porch people. That soft summer air drifting through the screens, the cool fall nights lounging with friends, the sunset on city streets. That’s what your porch is for, and if you have one, you know how lucky you are. Read on to see how we transformed ours.
This home office started as a blank box that was just begging for a makeover. The priority was to hide the closet but keep as much storage as possible... wait until you see the creative solution!
Virginia and her hubby Jesse decided to transform their 1970's basement family room into a bright, relaxing getaway. But they started out on a really unfortunate footing, which was on 'poop brown' tile. They plunked down $1000 on the stuff that wasn't returnable. So Jesse spent two weeks installing the it, while Virginia silently freaked outContinue Reading
We've been ever-so-slowly chipping away at our own dining room makeover over the last year, so I'm always amazed when people can pull something like this off in such a short period of time! Continue Reading
National Painting Week might be our favorite week of the year - because the power of paint in a room's transformation is astounding and it never gets old. We're participating in Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week once again and we're delighted to be in the company of a group of beautiful bloggers to show off the power of paint.
This year we decided to paint our porch for National Painting Week because we're lucky to have oneContinue Reading
Well... THIS might be one of the most impressive* bathroom makeovers I've ever seen. While the original bathroom wasn't horrible, exactly, it certainly did not match the modern-meets-natural aesthetic of the homeowner. Continue Reading
We can probably bet there was no DIY in this makeover. That's because the owner of the room makeover in question is none other than Gwyneth Paltrow.
The designer: Windsor Smith. The place: her Amagansett music room. (We need to stipulate the location of the music roomContinue Reading
These three store-bought cakes (from Whole Foods) were pretty to begin with, but a little DIY later and they're gorgeous. Yes, they're lovely enough for a wedding, but also for birthdays, wedding showers, baby showers, Mother's Day...youContinue Reading
We've seen a lot of kitchen makeovers throughout the years here in Curblyland, but these 10, by far, are some of the most impressive budget makeovers to have graced ourContinue Reading
I went to IKEA over the weekend (along with everyone else in my city, apparently), and my little DIY blogger brain couldn't help but start 'hacking' everything in the store. Fortunately, there are others out there with a similar mindset and they've already done a lot of the legwork! Here are 10 of our favorite IKEA hacks we've come across recently. Enjoy! Continue Reading
So, this is kind of a two-parter. Let's say you want to make your own faux fur stool. Great! There's a tutorial for that. But what if you have Restless Design Syndrome and get bored of the furriness? Well, you give that footstool a makeover, of course. Continue Reading
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.
When Lauren's family first moved into their new home, she was impatient with its powder room makeover. She picked the wrong wall color, and the fixtures were too modern. In her own words, she didn't know what she was thinking as they weren't her style at all. Eventually, she couldn't live with those original choices, so it was time to makeover the makeover. The bulk of her tight $61 budgetContinue Reading
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.