Best of Curbly: 17 of March's Most Popular Posts

By: Brittnimehlhoff Apr 15, 2014

After going through all of March's Curbly content, I thought it would be fun to share the best of the best with you, as part of a new column called Best of Curbly. It's probably no surprise that the most popular articles this month involved a whole lot of before and after makeovers. Of course, there were some DIY projects and tip based posts in there as well though. Want to see what readers are loving most right now? Here are 17 of the most popular posts from Curbly in… Continue Reading

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Free Download: A Visual Glossary of Home Decor Patterns

By: Faith-towers Apr 08, 2014

Free Home Decorating Terminology Download

Today, we're sharing a super special resource... this is something that I always wished I had, so I decided to make one and give it away. Not sure what "ogee" looks like? Ikat vs. kilim? Download the free glossary and then you'll know! There are 30 patterns to learn about, complete with definitions, images and easy-to-remember… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: DIY Sharpie-Embellished Cloth Napkins

By: Diy maven Apr 04, 2014

Another fun use for our beloved Sharpies include tarting up cloth, in this case cloth-turned napkins. Their creator made the napkins (17" square with a half-inch seam allowance) double-sided, with one side being a colorful print and the other a simple off white. On theContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: Maker Home Tours with Our Gathered Home

By: Matt allison Apr 02, 2014

Maker Home Tours With Our Gathered Home

Looking for some decor inspiration? Take a peek at Our Gathered Home, a photo journal that started out of a need to share honest, authentic homes lived in by real people across the… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Mid-Century Credenza Gets a Makeover

By: Brittnimehlhoff Mar 31, 2014

I have to admit, typically, I'm not a huge fan of painting over mid-century furniture. In this case, however, I really like the result. It feels like a piece of art to me - a painting and a credenza rolled into… Continue Reading

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Make It: Slouchy Leather Sling Planter

By: Matt allison Mar 26, 2014

Slouchy Leather Sling Planter

There is no doubt that hanging planters, macrame and terrariums are back en vogue. There is something quite nostalgic and familiar about them and they prove to be perfect way to add a bit more serenity in our homes by bringing the outdoors… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Metallic Geometric Planters in 5 Minutes

By: Brittnimehlhoff Mar 25, 2014

Save money on expensive pots and planters with this quick and easy project that will conceal any ugly plastic container in about five minutes, for less than $1 a… Continue Reading

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Before and After: How to Style an Entryway

By: Brittnimehlhoff Mar 18, 2014

Decorating an entryway can be a challenge because it's typically a smaller space, without a whole lot of purpose. There are five quick fixes though, that you can implement in an afternoon, to turn a forgotten entryway into an inviting space that welcomes guests as they enter your home. You won't even need a gallon of paint. This mini makeover is paint free. Check it… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Mid-Century Modern Dresser Turned Entertainment Center

By: Capreek Mar 17, 2014

Caitlin made a major Craigslist score when she found this Mid-Century dresser in pretty decent shape. With a little bit of elbow grease, though, she took its function out of the bedroom and into the living room by transforming it into a modern entertainment… Continue Reading

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Weekend Project: Marbled Seating Makeover

By: Brittnimehlhoff Mar 14, 2014

I'm sure you've seen plenty of makeover projects that involve a marbling technique, but this one is different, I promise. This DIY doesn't use the nail polish trick or contact paper to create the marbling effect, but it's still pretty easy to tackle in a long… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Corner Shelving System

By: Capreek Mar 12, 2014

Have an awkward corner or just need some more storage space? Consider building one of these modern and stylish shelving systems -- it's easier than you… Continue 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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How To: Make a Modern DIY Dining Table

By: Capreek Feb 25, 2014

We were on the hunt recently for a new dining table and, while we did find one we love, this DIY table is definitely up my alley! It's modern, rustic, and perfectly simple. Oh, and totally… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: 8 Ways to Decorate with Sheepskin Throws

By: Diy maven Feb 06, 2014

Every time I'm at IKEA and I see a pile of those faux sheepskin throws, I invariably have to stop and 'pet' one, which leads me to want to buy one, which leads me to wonder what the heck I'd do with it once I brought it home, which leads me to NOT buy one because I'm not sure WHAT I'd do with it once I brought it home. Before my next trip to IKEA, I decided to go prepared and compile some inspiration to alleviate the turmoil. Surprisingly,… Continue Reading

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Before and After: How To Style a Nook in Your Dining Room

By: Brittnimehlhoff Jan 30, 2014

Our dining room area is probably one of the most neglected rooms of the house. I don't do a ton of entertaining, or cooking for that matter, so that's probably why it's gone undecorated for so long. The wall that the buffet is on was basically barren, so I gathered some leftover pieces from around the house and brought this little nook together. It's an easy mini makeover that you can recreate at home, using pieces you already have. Want to see how it turned… Continue Reading

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How To Turn a Pallet into a Jaw-Dropping Ottoman

By: Diy maven Jan 29, 2014

Friend, fellow blogger, and extraordinarily talented upholsterer, Shelly Lear (aka ModHomeEc Teacher) may describe her pallet turned ottoman as 'jaw-dropping' to grab our attention, but the expression is so very apt, I had to use it too. Yes, she used one of the actual pallets on the pile pictured above and turned it into the item… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fun Ways To Decorate A Non-Working Fireplace

By: Faith-towers Jan 28, 2014

I see these all the time around Boston: beautiful fireplaces that don't work. Maybe your landlord doesn't allow it, or maybe there's a fire safety issue. Or perhaps yours does work, but you're just looking for a decorative idea for the warmer months. Whatever the case may be, there are lots of fun ways to decorate this coveted area of your home. Here… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Modern DIY Candle Holders Using Plastic Cups

By: Capreek Jan 21, 2014

The fine folks at A Beautiful Mess have done it again: given me a "Duh! Why didn't I think of that?" moment with this super simple candle holder… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Mid-Century Modern 3D Starburst Wall Art

By: Capreek Jan 20, 2014

Gilded sea urchins, 3D starbursts, Mid-Century-inspired/Sputnik-esque wall art: whatever you want to call these there's no denying that they're an awesome way to add some pizzazz to your walls for… Continue Reading

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IKEA Karlstad Sofa Goes Mid-Century Modern (Thanks to Tufting)

By: Diy maven Jan 20, 2014

Lara loves tufted sofas; she's also cheap. (Her words, not mine.) Enter IKEA's Karlstad sofa, which has a great shape but, alas, no buttons. One very informative blog post later, Lara tells how… Continue Reading

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