Roundup: 10 Productivity Printables For Your Office or Workspace

By: Faith-towers Feb 05, 2015
10 Printables For Your Office or Workspace
Photo: Empapers

As Mother Nature is pummeling us with snow up here in New England, it feels like a good time to curl up with a hot cup of coffee at my desk and get lots and lots of work done. And for me, being productive means getting organized. So I've rounded up ten great printables that will motivate you to get your work life in order.   

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Make It: Give An Office Chair A Literal Lift

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 04, 2015
diy office chair
photo: Jones Design Company

I know it's hard to find the right office chair. Too big, too small, too heavy, too ugly... If you've got a chair you love, but it's in another part of the house just calling to be used in the office, here's a quick way to make it more mobile!      

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Roundup: 10 Unique Workspaces And Home Offices

By: Faith-towers Feb 03, 2015
10 Unique Workspaces and Home Offices
Photo: Via Stylish Eve

There's something fascinating about the novelty of a unique office. And there are certainly some interesting ones out there. We've rounded up ten of our favorites, with the hope that they might inspire you to add an element of surprise to your own workspace!   

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It's Office and Workspace Month + an Instagram Challenge

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 02, 2015
Photo: Matt Allison

You may have noticed that each month, here on Curbly, we have a new theme that drives the core structure of our posts. With each new month, comes a new topic to cover, and this month is all about offices and workspaces. We'll be sharing plenty of office DIYs and workspace makeovers for the month of February, but we want you to be able to join in with Curbly's monthly themes as well. So, for February, we've started an Instagram hashtag, #CurblyWhereIWork, and we're challenging you to show us your office or workspace. Snap a picture of your desk, your entire office, that spot on that couch that you always work from on your laptop, etc and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #CurblyWhereIWork. Bonus points for tagging @Curbly in the photo. At the end of the month, we'll feature some of our favorite photos from the hashtag in a new Curbly post (with credit of course). Need some inspiration to get started? Here are some photos, from Curbly authors, that are already in the hashtag pool.   

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How to: Add Fabric to a Plastic Chair

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 02, 2015
DIY ModPodge Chair
by Emily Henderson

Move over spray paint, there's another way to makeover plain furniture pieces. If you're looking to add a little color and pattern to your office, then this Mod Podge chair makeover is a perfect place to start! All you really need is some fabric and Mod Podge to transform a basic plastic chair into a bold statement piece. It's really as easy as that. I don't know about you, but that pattern alone would make responding to emails a bit more exciting!Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Mid Century Modern Table Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 30, 2015
Photo: Sarah M Dorsey Designs

See how this $19.50 dining set, from Goodwill, was transformed into a sleek mid century gem. Hint: Bye bye bulky tabletop.   

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Before and After: A Celebrity Trailer Gets A Dramatic Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jan 29, 2015
Before and After: A Celebrity Trailer Gets A Dramatic Makeover
Photo: Domaine

I always imagine actors' trailers to be beautiful inside. Well-designed and luxurious. Well this one certainly isn't either of those things. But just wait until you see the dramatic makeover. Click through to see the new space and to find out who the trailer belongs to.   

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How To: Create Fun Little Typographic Boxes For All Your Knick-Knacks

By: Faith-towers Jan 28, 2015
DIY Clay Letterform Storage Boxes
Photo: Faith Towers

There's something so fun about a functional letterform, isn't there? Or maybe it's just the typography nerd in me. But nonetheless, you have to admit that storing cotton balls inside of an ampersand is more fun than storing them in a plain old glass jar.

I was inspired to make typographic storage containers after seeing ones made from cookie cutters on Pinterest (from Willowday). Instead of using cookie cutters, I simply used clay, a favorite font, and a steady hand! 

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Make It: Stylish DIY Desk Calendar

By: Capreek Jan 26, 2015
Photo: Home Made by Carmona

If your calendar game is slipping, it's time to step it up -- it's almost February, after all! This DIY perpetual calendar is the stylish and functional desk accessory you're looking for. Plus, it's easy enough that you can finish it before we get too far into 2015!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: Fantastic Family Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 26, 2015

Photo: Lucy Williams

The Lexan family wanted to upgrade the furnishings in their family room, but they are also looking for a new house. This made the makeover a bit trickier as they needed versatile and neutral pieces that would work in their future home. TakeContinue Reading

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12 Online Sources for Mid-Century Modern Hairpin Table Legs

By: Capreek Jan 22, 2015
Modarch Supply

With all the inspiration available these days, it's easier than ever to find a totally do-able DIY table project. From console tables to coffee tables to dining tables, it seems these projects all have one common denominator: hairpin legs. But where to buy hairpin legs? How much are they? Do they come in different sizes? Styles? Colors? Wonder no more, folks. We've scoured the internet and rounded up 12 sources for quality hairpin legs!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Playful Scalloped Console Table from Scratch

By: Capreek Jan 20, 2015
Photo: Mamie Boude

There are a few stretches of empty space in my home that are just begging for a console table and, while I've been on the lookout for a while, nothing's really doing it for me. But then! Then I stumbled across this super cute/sweet/cool/awesomely styled DIY console table project and I knew it was just the ticket!     Continue Reading

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Clutter No More: 10 Clever DIY Office Organization Projects

By: Rachel mae smith Jan 19, 2015

10 Office Organization DIYS

I don't know about you, but nothing seems to slows down my productivity more than a messy workspace. Don't get me wrong, my desk is disheveled a majority of the time, but when it's clean and clear, I feel so much better. If you're looking to keep your office tidy without compromising on style, try these 10 office organization DIYs! The perfect way to start the week, don't you think?Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fantastic Free Printable Calendars For 2015

By: Faith-towers Jan 15, 2015
10 Fantastic Free Printable Calendars For 2015
Photo: Lia Griffith

I started looking around for free 2015 printable calendars at the beginning of January, but there weren't very many options. I just checked again though, and lo and behold, they're everywhere! Here are ten of my favorites.   

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Make It: DIY Concrete Coffee Table IKEA Hack

By: Capreek Jan 13, 2015
Photo: Scandinavian Deko

Looking for a simple way to update just about any piece of IKEA furniture? The answer lies in a bag dry cement!     Continue Reading

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