Get Botanical with this DIY Tropical Leaf Pillow

By: Jeran May 20, 2015

I'm craving the tropics lately, after making this fun tropical leaf tablecloth. And now, I'm finding other ways to repeat this pattern in my home, like this tropical DIY pillow idea. It's really easy to make, requires very simple sewing, and you'll only need a few supplies from the fabric store. Bonus: It's an organic shape, which is a nice balance amongst the sea of square or rectangular pillows that are so common.  Want to make your own?

                                                

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The "Ugliest House Ever" Gets a Needed Makeover

By: Diy maven May 18, 2015

Photo: HGTV

Sara and Charlie's Nashville house may not actually have been the "ugliest house ever",  but it was certainly at the top of the goofy list, and it DID need a makeover. The remarkable part of this story isn't even how lovely their home looks "after." Really! The astonishing part isContinue Reading

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Make This: Super Easy DIY Hanging Plant Wall

By: Hellolidy May 12, 2015
DIY Modern Wire Plant Hanger

Our basement family room was recently given a much needed makeover! The space was totally out of date, dark and uninviting. I started with giving the walls a fresh coat of white paint and brought in some new pieces for the room. Still, the space was asking for something a little more modern and one-of-a-kind.  Since I love plants SO much and I try to have one in every room possible, I created a fun this super simple plant wall to show off my little green collection and add some serious life to the space! Continue Reading

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Before and After: How to Transform a Rusty Metal Cabinet to a Modern Statement Piece

By: Jeran May 06, 2015
Photo: Jeran McConnel

Okay, confession time.  I have a lot of random junk in my garage.  I love to thrift, so when I come across furniture that has "potential", I buy it and save it for a rainy day.  This ugly little metal drawer cabinet has been in my garage for a couple years now collecting dust.  I bought it at the Pasadena Flea Market and paid about $20 for it.  It was very rusty and had a lot of holes and chipped layers of paint.      

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DIY Anthropologie Knock Off Knobs

By: Diy maven May 06, 2015
Photo: Anthropology

Amy had been swooning over the Faceted Ory Knob at Anthropologie pictured above, but at $10 a pop, she would have been out $20 plus s & h for the two knobs she needed. On the other hand, her DIY version was free. Yup, free, because she had all the supplies on hand. (Even if they weren't, we're talking a significant savings versus the store Anthro route.) So, whatContinue Reading

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Roundup: Our 10 Favorite Budget Kitchen Makeovers of All Time...So Far

By: Diy maven Apr 29, 2015

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

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10 Ottomans, Poufs, & Coffee Tables for $60 or Less

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 29, 2015

10 Ottomans & Coffee Tables For $60 or Less

Accent furniture is important in making a room feel complete. But it can break the bank when finding the right pieces! Here are 10 ottomans, poufs, and coffee tables that are good-looking and budget-friendly at $60 or under!       

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Roundup: 10 Favorite IKEA Hacks and Makeovers

By: Capreek Apr 28, 2015

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

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How to: Make Your Own DIY Mid-Century Inspired Geometric Wall Art

By: Hellolidy Apr 22, 2015
Mid-Century Modern Inspired Art
Photo: Lidy Dipert

If you are a mid-century modern enthusiast and you aren't watching Mad Men, you need to get with it. Not only is it highly entertaining, but I can't stop myself from drooling over all the hairdos, outfits, furniture and art! So, in honor of my teeny-tiny Mad Men addiction and the new season, I decided to create a mid-century modern inspired geometric art using basic shapes and some super simple materials.

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Make It: 15 Awesome and Easy DIY Wall Art Ideas

By: Capreek Apr 14, 2015
Knack Studios

That empty wall of yours? It's just begging for some bold, modern art -- and we've rounded up 15 easy and affordable projects that are sure to fit the bill! Check 'em all out below and let us know which one you'll be trying!     Continue Reading

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10 Affordable Furniture Makeovers

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 10, 2015

10 affordable furniture makeovers
photo: The Hunted Interior

I like to buy new furniture pieces, but I can't always afford it! Here are a few inspirational makeovers of already-owned furniture!      

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Make It: Affordable & Modern Table With Hairpin Legs

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 08, 2015
diy hairpin leg coffee table
photo: Jaymee Srp

Hairpin legs have really crept up the trend ladder these last two years. I love them myself. They're an excellent way to dip your toes into mid-century modern design without giving in fully to the look. This coffee table is a great DIY project for someone wanting to give hairpin legs a try!      

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Before and After: Colorful Bar Cart Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 06, 2015

Photo: Tattooed Martha

Sasha, aka Tattooed Martha, found the cart pictured above at Goodwill, and although it looks like it was in pretty good condition, its lack of personality just wasn't cutting it. So, Sasha busted out the Krylon and started blasting. Her choice of colors--Sea GlassContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Gorgeous Small Homes Under 1000 Square Feet

By: Faith-towers Apr 02, 2015
Gorgeous Small Home Under 1000 Square Feet
Photo: HGTV

Lack of space doesn't have to restrict your creativity when decorating your home - and here's proof. Click through to check out ten examples of gorgeous homes with unique, innovative elements that could easily be used in a house of any size. Get ready to be inspired!    

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Before and After: A Dinged-Up Dresser Gets A Makeover With Fabric

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 18, 2015
DIY Fabric Wrapped Dresser
Photo: Little Red Window

I've seen dresser makeovers involving paint, but NEVER have I seen one involving fabric! This is a new take on covering up the dings and scuffs! Check out the after photo!      

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Before and After: Mid Century Dresser Makeover

By: Rachel mae smith Mar 11, 2015
Mid Century Dresser Makeover
by Vitamini Handmade

Color me jealous folks. Casey of Vitamini Handmade scored a mid century dresser for only $10 (nope, not a typo) and was able to make it look like a million bucks. If you've ever wanted to learn the tips and tricks for restoring a piece of furniture, this makeover piece also includes insight into how to restore hardware and more. It's amazing what a little elbow grease can do, don't you think?Continue Reading

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11 DIY Ways to Contain Your Clutter Without Compromising Your Style

By: Brittni mehlhoff Mar 05, 2015

I am always looking for ways to contain the clutter that builds up daily around the house. And if you are too, this roundup is for you. These clever DIY solutions will not only help you contain the clutter, they'll also look mighty good in the process. Here are 11 cool looking DIY ways to keep your clutter to a minimum without compromising on style.   

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Weekend Project: Amazing Mid-Century Side Table with Hidden Storage

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 27, 2015
Photo: Sugar & Cloth

I've seen a whole lot of side table projects, but this? Well, it takes the cake, literally. Believe it or not, a metal cake pan is the key ingredient in this DIY mid-century side table. Curious to see how it turned out?    

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Roundup: 6 DIY Desert Plant Projects For The Home

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 27, 2015
6 DIY Desert Plant Projects For The Home
photo: Calypte Collection

February is basically over. And once that happens, I tend to have what I call "Summer Tunnel Vision". All things Summer. All the time. With the warmth, comes all sorts of fun plant projects. Desert plants like Succulents, Air Plants, and Cacti are the mascots of Summer. Here are a few DIY projects that I think would be fun to make!     

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Eye Candy: 10 Inspiring Art + Design Studio Spaces

By: Capreek Feb 26, 2015
Photo: Jaime Ardiles-Arce

There's something about seeing the physical space people create and work in that is extremely intriguing. A glimpse behind the curtain can reveal a lot about their personality and tastes, not to mention it's just plain cool to see and relate to others through the way they interact with their workspace.

We've rounded up 10 inspiring studio spaces representing everyone from painters to filmmakers to furniture makers. Check them out below!     Continue Reading

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