Eye Candy: 14 Bold Bathrooms with Patterned Floor Tile

By: Capreek Sep 03, 2014

Patterned floor tile, specifically encaustic cement tiles, is a trend that's been steadily growing over the last few years. (Heck, I even used some in my own bathroom remodel -- and I love it.) It's a bold choice and definitely not for everyone (or the commitment phobic), but if you're a fan or just need a little bit of inspiration to push you over that design fence, here are 14 stunning bathrooms with patterned floor… Continue Reading

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The Perfect Home For the Midcentury Modern Purist

By: Diy maven Sep 03, 2014

Don't let the modest exterior of this 1960's, 3 bedroom, 1,639sf, Joseph Eichler house fool you. Stepping into it is like stepping into a time machine. The Orange, CA home (currently on the market for $750K at the time of this posting) has changed veryContinue Reading

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Curbly Guide: Furniture Styles 101

By: Faith-towers Aug 21, 2014

Furniture Styles 101Furniture styles can be confusing. What's the difference between contemporary and modern? Or rustic and country? Keep reading to find out... we'll spell it out for you with easy to understand definitions and examples too.  

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Before and After: A Playful End Table Mini Makeover -- Plus a Giveaway!

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 13, 2014

Last week, I visited my local Sherwin-Williams store to get some paint and tools for a furniture makeover I've been working on. And today, I'm ready to share the results from that makeover. Above is what this quirky little end table looked like before. And here is the (now) three-toned table after:
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How To: Make a No-Sew Tribal Floor Cloth

By: Diy maven Aug 06, 2014

Mandi had a space in her house that didn't suit a standard size rug, so she decided to make one for it. Oh, yeah, and it's no-sew too. Mandi refers to her new rug as 'tribal' in style, but because any heavy weight woven fabric will do in its construction, the sky is the limit as far our own personal design styles go. TheContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Plant Stand

By: Capreek Aug 05, 2014

Chances are, you've seen a Case Study planter before -- it's the quintessential modern planter that's been in magazines and stylish entryways since the end of WWII. Nowadays, though, it goes to the tune of $150 -- and up (way up) depending on the style and size. If you like the look but not the price, here's a DIY version you can make for a fraction of the… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Retro-Inspired IKEA Storage Hack

By: Capreek Jul 29, 2014

IKEA products are known for being easy to customize, but sometimes those plans don't quite work out. I came across this unfortunate IKEA Fira unit at the thrift shop. Its previous owner got creative with paint, glue, and origami paper. No wonder they donated it -- it looked terrible! I'm always looking for useful storage solutions, so I brought it home determined to make it look great in my 1950's apartment. With a few simple tools and materials, I transformed it into a unique, retro-inspired piece that matches the rest of my… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Mid-Century Modern Cabinet Gets a Refresh

By: Capreek Jul 28, 2014

What do you do with an old, warped cabinet? Fix it up, broken door and all of… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Confined Kitchen Gets an Airy Update

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 17, 2014

How the owner of this home was able to envision what this tiny kitchen could be, is beyond me. But it is a must see. After opening up a wall, knocking down another, adding new cabinets and countertops, etc, this newly transformed kitchen belongs in the pages of a… Continue Reading

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How To: Build a Midcentury Modern Side Table

By: Diy maven Jul 09, 2014

Oooo! Mandi from A Beautiful Mess just posted a tutorial showing us how to make this fabulous MCM side table. She considers this build only 'moderately difficult,' but with her instructions, I'm sure we'd have no… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 DIY Planter Ideas to Try This Summer

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 08, 2014

This year, I feel like I've been collecting plants, succulents, and cacti like nobody's business. Far more plants than I care to mention, however, are still in the plastic containers that I bought them in though. Whoops. Are you in the same boat as me? If so, I have you covered with this DIY planter roundup, that includes everything from dip dyed planters to clever recycled containers and… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Ranch House Gets a Modern Kitchen Makeover

By: Capreek Jul 07, 2014

If you're one of many with an outdated kitchen, you'll want to add this stunning ranch house kitchen makeover to your inspiration… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Palm Springs Patio Goes from Good to Great

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 03, 2014

If you're looking for some backyard patio inspiration before the Fourth of July weekend hits, this makeover is one you'll definitely want to check out. Of course, the space looked good before, but the after is even better. I… Continue Reading

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Before and After: 8 Easy Tips for Styling a Nightstand

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 26, 2014

Does your nightstand look anything like this one, almost completely bare except for a few remotes and a weird light? Guilty as charged, over here. Until, that is, I took the time to actually style it. Now it looks like a grown up's nightstand, as opposed to a college kid's. See how I styled this mid-century nightstand, along with 8 tips for styling a nightstand… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Mod Solar Lamps for the Garden

By: Diy maven Jun 25, 2014

My girl Shelly never ceases to amaze me. Usually my amazement stems from her fabulous upholstery projects, but, in this case, it comes from inflatable balls and string. This particular project started with DIYContinue Reading

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Make It: Midcentury Style Plant Stand

By: Lexy.b.ward Jun 11, 2014

DIY Plant StandI've been searching for the right plant stand. Everything is either too pricey or too not-my-style. Why!? WHY?!? I stumbled upon a simple tutorial to make a midcentury style stand that is just right. A perfect weekend project for you and me!      

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Eye Candy: 15 Amazing Backyards to Get You Inspired this Summer

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 10, 2014

June and July are pretty popular months for taking the party outdoors and enjoying the weather with a barbecue. Unfortunately, many backyards are in need of a little TLC before you start inviting friends over though. So, if your backyard is in need of a rescue before July 4th comes around, I have a roundup of backyard eye candy that will be the perfect inspiration for your outdoor oasis. Here are 15 amazing backyards to check out before you tackle this summer's outdoor… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 22 DIY Father's Day Gift Ideas that Your Dad will Love

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 09, 2014

When Father's Day rolls around, Dads can be hard to buy for, and even more difficult to create a DIY gift for. This year, I have you covered though, with a list of 22 DIY gift ideas for dear old Dad. Whether your father is interested in golf, technology, music, the outdoors, or even beer, there is something on this DIY gift list for pretty much every Dad in the… Continue Reading

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Best of Curbly: 23 of May's Most Popular Posts

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 05, 2014

It's about that time again, for the next installment of Best of Curbly. May's most popular posts included more than one impressive bathroom overhaul, how to create a raised-bed garden, and more . If you haven't had time to catch up on Curbly lately, be sure to check out this list featuring the most read posts from the last month. Ready to jump in? Let's do… Continue Reading

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