Before and After: An Empty Dining Room Gets A Big Dose Of Personality

By: Faith-towers Mar 16, 2015

Before: An Empty Dining Room
Photo: Emily Knecht

The dining room, the space in the center of the photo above, was bare and plain with a box-like feel and zero personality. But with just a few simple changes, the new space has character galore. Click through to see the gorgeous final result.   

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Make It: Rolling Side Tables From A Tree Stump

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 12, 2015
DIY Stump Sidetable
photo: Atilio

Okay. After seeing this tutorial, I'm heading to my local lumber yard this weekend. I'm going to need about 6 of these logs-turned-side-tables if it's this easy to make them!      

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Make It: Super Fast and Easy Typographic Sharpie Mug

By: Diy maven Mar 11, 2015
Photo: Good and Messy

Bridget used alphabet stickers to make some very sweet Sharpie mugs. The procedure couldn't be easier: place stickers on mug and then use a colorful Sharpie to apply dots creating a cool negative space monogram. She used regular Sharpies for her project, butContinue Reading

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Abandoned European Homes are Glorious Timecapsules

By: Diy maven Mar 04, 2015
Image: Ransom Riggs & Martino Zegwaard

Author Ransom Riggs, of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children fame, made a movie-type trailer for the novel before its release. His filming took him to Belgium to find a setting akin to Miss Peregrine's Home. Along with urban explorer and photographer Martino Zegwaard, he visited--and entered--abandoned homes and found nearly untouched vignettes of other people's lives. There is a reverential quality to the film the duo made chronicling their discoveries, and justly so. The homesContinue Reading

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10 Clever Organization Hacks For Your Craft Room

By: Faith-towers Mar 03, 2015
10 Clever Organization Hacks For Your Craft Room
Photo: HoneyBear Lane

The internet is full of great hacks and clever alternate uses for household items. And I don't know about you, but the space I use to craft and do artwork is not very organized. So I thought I'd share some of my favorite craft room hacks that I've run across during my quest to clean up my workspace.   

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How To: Make a Unique Side Table for $30

By: Rachel mae smith Mar 02, 2015
DIY Side Table
by Oleander and Palm

Ikea has nothing on this DIY wire basket table by Oleander and Palm. Not only does it look great, but it's completely affordable to make. Seriously, only about $30! Plus, you can have the entire project done in less time than it would take you to figure out those pesky assembly instructions that most pieces of store bought furniture come with. That to me sounds like a no-brainer to me my friends, especially if you're on the hunt for a new side table!Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Unbelievably Organized, Clutter-Free Homes

By: Faith-towers Mar 02, 2015
Eye Candy: 10 Unbelievably Organized Clutter-Free Homes
Photo: Made From Scratch

Believe it or not, it's March already... which means that it's spring cleaning and home organization month here at Curbly. So we thought we'd start off with some gorgeous, organized, clutter-free homes to inspire you. Here are ten of our favorites.   

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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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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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Make This: Easy and Modern Wooden Memo Board

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 25, 2015
DIY Memo Board
by Rachel Mae Smith

Confession: my desk is covered in post-it notes. And I mean covered. There's something about writing everything down that helps me remember to actually do it. Instead of letting the madness continue, I decided to make a simple wooden memo board to clear the clutter!

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5 Tips For Making Your Workspace Feel Creatively Organized

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 25, 2015

ways to display office supplies
photo: Lexy Ward

Do you have a work space? Does it have a designated spot in your home? Or do you have a desk that doubles as something else? We don't live in a very big space so we created a little nook in our kitchen to act as a desk/mini studio for me! And at the beginning of each month, that desk/mini studio is clean, clean, clean! And by the end of the month, it's become a catch-all for anything and everything. How to fight the mess?      

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Make It: Dreamy Dream Catcher Mobile

By: Diy maven Feb 24, 2015
Photo: Honest to Nod

Honestly, I haven't jumped on the decorating with feathers craze. Perhaps because when I was a child and picked up an errant feather off the ground, my mother would yell, "Put that down!" I mean, you know, cooties. But thatContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Desk Projects

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 23, 2015
10 Desk DIYS

If there's one room in my home that I want to constantly update, it's my office. The more inspiring the space is, the more work I feel like I can get done. Well, at least that's what I tell myself when I set out on another project. Whether you're looking to make your own desk, or just want to spruce up the one you have, these 10 projects are worth checking out!Continue Reading

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Don't Succumb To Cabin Fever: 9 Ways To Boost Your Creativity

By: Faith-towers Feb 19, 2015
9 Ways To Boost Your Creativity
Photo: Brooklyn Limestone

The weather is really getting to people around here in Boston. Along with the rest of the city, I've been spending a lot of time at home because of all this snow. But that doesn't mean we have to be bored... it's the perfect opportunity to cultivate our creative skills. So whether you're a seasoned professional or a newbie, you're sure to find some inspiring tutorials and resources in our roundup.   

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Shopping Guide: 20 Cool Office and Desktop Accessories

By: Capreek Feb 18, 2015

This month, we've been sharing tons of office and workspace inspiration with everything from awesome DIY projects to makeovers to incredible spaces. Of course, no office is complete without a few fun and functional accessories! Here are 20 office products we love.      Continue Reading

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