Roundup: Our Favorite FREE Halloween Printables & Downloads

By: Matt allison Oct 16, 2013

Roundup: 10 FREE Halloween Printables & Downloads

From spooky to downright adorable, we've got you covered. Here's our round-up of 10 awesome Halloween printables, everything from invites to wall art and treat boxes.

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The Curbly House: Our Sunroom Styled by Emily Henderson

By: Alicia Oct 10, 2013


For the last few weeks, we've been sharing all the amazingness Emily Henderson is going to bring to the Curbly House. We hooked up with Emily, her assistant Orlando Soria, and Sherwin-Williams to bring a calm, airy, elegant do-over to our master bedroom, dining room, and living room. This week we're back to introduce our final room makeover, and it's our most loved (and most perplexing) space: the sunroom.

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How To: Give Old Furniture a Colorful, Patterned Makeover with Wallpaper

By: Capreek Oct 09, 2013

Let's say you find an old piece of furniture at your local thrift store: it has great bones but the finish has seen better days (sound familiar?). You know you can do something awesome with it, but what? All-over paint? A new stain? Boring!

Instead, bring it back to life with this colorful, pattern-tastic DIY idea from ModCloth! Whether you choose to go bold or keep it subtle, this technique allows for nearly infinite customization and creativity. Ready to get started? Let's go!       Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Fold Up, Portable Office

By: Capreek Oct 08, 2013

If dedicating an entire room to a home office isn't quite doable, here's something that is: a fold up office that hangs on the wall! And the best part, of course, is that you can make it yourself.         Continue Reading

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How to Make a Wire-Wrapped Speech Bubble

By: Diy maven Oct 08, 2013

Give your stuff a voice with speech bubbles. Supplies are minimal but the impact is big. Of course, 'hello' isContinue Reading

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One Fresh Makeover: From Office to Nursery

By: Diy maven Oct 07, 2013

This makeover is kind of a cheat. The previous owners used it at as an office, so that's our 'before' picture. However, that doesn't undermine its lovely makeover. Brecklyn's mommy painted the walls grey three times because she couldn't get the color quite right. When she finally didContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Industrial Kitchen Island

By: Diy maven Oct 04, 2013

We take a trip down under to see how to make this very handy, industrial center island, complete with removable chopping block. Angle iron makes it go together super fast, andContinue Reading

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The Curbly House: Our Living Room Styled by Emily Henderson

By: Alicia Oct 03, 2013

We've told you all about the plans for our bedroom, and our dining room, and this week we're back to tell you a little bit about what Emily Henderson has in store for our living room. And P.S.: The notion that Emily Henderson has anything to do with our house will never get old. 

'Cause, I mean, look at her living room! Holy balls, if our living room ends up that awesome, I'm going to puke.

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Totally DIYable Modular Coffee Table

By: Diy maven Oct 03, 2013

The Decoist spotted Curtis Micklish's Etsy shop and fell in love with his work. The one item that particularly caught my eye was this modular coffee table, which is no longer available. (So no clue as for the price tag.) Made of what looks likeContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Soup Can Craft Projects

By: Diy maven Oct 02, 2013

Mason jars? Check. Tuna cans? Check. Soup cans . . . here ya go. Ten to get us started. All super easy, and, no, they're not all pencil holders.

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How to: Make a DIY Poster Hanger from Scrap Wood

By: Diy maven Sep 30, 2013

If you're a DIYer, you probably have a stash of scrap wood somewhere. Various sizes and lengths of various species that you have no idea what you're going to use them for, but you can't bear to part with them, because you're sure you're going to use them someday. 

In this, the first in a five part series, I'm going to show you how to make super fast and super easy projects using some of that stashed wood. Each will take less than an hour to make (not including paint/varnish drying times) and most—if not all—will cost absolutely nothing, because they can be adapted to whatever supplies you have on hand. 

Today we're going to make a poster slip frame. The inspiration forContinue Reading

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Royalty-Inspired End Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 30, 2013

Although Deneen isn't a huge fan of yellow, that's the color she decided to paint this sweet little end table. She chose yellow as a tribute to the English royal family, plus she'd seen an influx of bright yellowContinue Reading

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The Curbly House: Our Dining Room Makeover with Emily Henderson

By: Alicia Sep 27, 2013

Last week we told you all about the magic that's happening in our master bedroom, thanks to Ms. Emily Henderson and the lovely folks at Sherwin-Williams! This week, we're back to give you a little preview of what's in store for the dining room. 

But, before we get into the details of our new-and-much-improved dining space, let's take a little trip down memory lane, shall we?

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Everything AND the Kitchen Sink: Table Turned Center Island

By: Diy maven Sep 27, 2013

Susanne Dimma takes us on a tour of designer Stéphane Chamard's high-contrast kitchen. The highlight of which is the center island. It's a counter-height kitchen table withContinue Reading

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Upcycled Fire Truck Desk Lamp

By: Diy maven Sep 25, 2013

Jasmine took a well-loved Tonka fire truck and turned it into a very cool desk lamp. She taped off strategic parts of the truck and then spray painted it. A simple wiring upContinue Reading

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