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

By: Alicia Oct 01, 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!

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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… Continue Reading

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How To: Floor-To-Ceiling Retro Diamond Pattern Without Wallpaper

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 12, 2014

diy geometric sharpie wall patternForget wallpaper! That's a thing of the past, at least when it comes to this amazing geometric printed wall! Can you guess what it was printed with?!      

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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… 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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Make It: Concrete Surface Coffee Table

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 15, 2014

diy concrete tableMaybe it's me, but I am feeling like concrete can be used for almost EVERY project these days. It's such a versatile medium and the creative community is always busting out new uses for it! My current favorite is this industrial-looking coffee table with a concrete surface!      

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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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How To: Give A Plain Cooler A Hip & Cool Update

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 17, 2014

DIY wooden coolerI about dropped dead when I happened upon this amazingly updated cooler. It's just too cool. (Bad joke intended.)      

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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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