Curbly Ornament Challenge: How to Make Folded Paper Polyhedron Ornaments

By: Diy maven Dec 12, 2014
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I don't usually gush over stuff I make, but I am adoring my entry in Curbly's inaugural Ornament Challenge. Although the resulting polyhedrons might look complicated to fold, they're incredibly easy. And the cherry on top? They require minimal supplies to make. HereContinue Reading

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How To: Turn an IKEA Dining Chair Into a Fornasetti Work of Art

By: Diy maven Dec 10, 2014

Even if you're not a fan of Fornasetti, the technique Mark Montano uses to turn an inexpensive IKEA dining chair into a work of art is more than kinda brilliant. First, he shot the chair withContinue Reading

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Curbly Ornaments Challenge: DIY Painted Veneer Ornaments

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 09, 2014

Last time I was at my local wood working store, I picked up some long pieces of maple veneer, thinking I'd use it somehow during the holidays. At the time I had no idea how I'd use it, but once the Curbly Ornament Challenge rolled around, I realized this material would be perfect for making easy holiday ornaments. Here's what I ended up with.   Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Pantone v. Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year Smackdown!

By: Diy maven Dec 05, 2014

We knew this was coming.... Pantone announced its color of the year just days after Sherwin-Williams unveiled their pick. We explored S-W's choice, Coral Reef, earlier this week that included images that proved it lived up to its descriptors "versatile, carefree, and cheerful." Now enter into the ring Pantone's pick: Marsala. It's described by Pantone asContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wood and Leather Pendant Light

By: Capreek Dec 03, 2014

If you have a poorly-lit nook or corner that you'd like to get more use out of, this pendant light project is for you!     Continue Reading

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Coral Reef...The IT Color of 2015?

By: Diy maven Dec 02, 2014

Whether we like it or not, 2015 is just around the corner. And Sherwin-Williams just jumped into the Color of the Year Game with...wait for it...Coral Reef. Before you judge the color, keep in mind S-W's description of it, which includes adjectives such as versatile, carefree, and cheerful. Sounds lovely, right? Now let's see how it looksContinue Reading

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Before and After: Plain Dresser Becomes Chic Mid-Century Modern Piece

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 21, 2014

dresser makeoverWhen it comes to refinishing furniture, I would sometimes rather paint than stain. It seems like the lesser of two evils, but I may have to change my tune after seeing how great this dresser looked using the two methods!     

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How to Incorporate 50's Style into a Traditional Kitchen

By: Diy maven Nov 21, 2014

Found a great article over on Laurie March's The House Counselor in which answers a reader's question "Is a Retro Kitchen a No-No?" Laurie's short answer is "no," but what grabbed my attention is her advice for adding 50's style to traditional kitchens in a way that calm the fears of those who just can't get past the "I will alienate future potential buyers if I go full-on 50's" worry. Her examplesContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Mid-Century Table Numbers

By: Capreek Nov 06, 2014

Hosting a big group for Thanksgiving this year? Add a homey touch with these modern DIY house number table markers.      Continue Reading

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Makeover Tour: A Master Bedroom Gets an Eclectic, Mid-Century Inspired Makeover

By: Capreek Nov 03, 2014

This master bedroom, while clean and perfectly functional, is completely devoid of any personality or drama, the exact opposite of the stylish, risk-taking homeowners that call this space theirs. Tired of retiring to a bedroom that just didn't match her taste, Erin from Suburban Bitches gave this boring room a much-needed dose of style and personality -- on a budget! Read on to get the scoop on this unique master bedroom makeover.     Continue Reading

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Make It: Do It Yourself Wooden Triangle Storage Shelf

By: Lexy.b.ward Oct 15, 2014

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I rent. While our end goal is to be in a house of our own, the timing isn't right at the moment. So we have to make our rented space feel likes it's ours. I'm sure you've been there! Maybe you're there right now? Let's all get together and make these pretty pretty triangle wall shelves for our empty walls!      Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Orange and Luscious Interiors

By: Diy maven Oct 13, 2014

October is the time of year when we can indulge in a little orange love, but for the owners of these interiors, every day is a celebration in pumpkin.

This MCM interior is given instant architectural interest with a juicy, orange wall. Scattering accents throughoutContinue Reading

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Before and After: Mid-Century Modern Dresser Makeover

By: Rachel mae smith Oct 10, 2014

Mid-Century Dresser Makeover by Visual HeartI need to gush a bit here folks, because this makeover absolutely blew me away. So much so actually that I've gone back to look at the full post a few times now. No shame, right?Continue Reading

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It's Finished! A Complete Tour of The Curbly House

By: Alicia Oct 02, 2014

This house tour is a long time coming. We've officially been in our "finished" house for one year, and we thought we'd celebrate with a big old fashioned house tour. So we're going to show you the super-clean, polished, sparkly version of The Curbly House...which looked like this exactly once, before we, you know, started living in it again!

Of course, no tour would be complete without a nod to one's roots, so we're postingContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Bedroom Is Transformed... Into A Bathroom!

By: Faith-towers Sep 25, 2014

Before and After: A Bedroom Is Transformed Into A Bathroom

It's not often that we see a makeover where the owner really starts from scratch. But this is one amazing example. Keep reading to check out what this bedroom looks like as a bathroom.   

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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 tiles!       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 very littleContinue 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:
Oh, don't forget to scroll down to find out how to enter a $200 Sherwin-Williams giveaway!

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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. The materials areContinue Reading

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