Before and After: A Campaign Style IKEA Malm Hack

By: Faith-towers Aug 31, 2015
Before and After: An IKEA Malm Hack
Photo: Faith Towers

I've had this black IKEA Malm dresser for years. And when I moved into a new house, the black just didn't feel right anymore. So I decided to transform it into more of a campaign style piece using chrome hardware and (believe it or not) self-adhesive contact paper. Keep reading to check out the transformation and the tutorial.   

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IKEA Hack: Make This Modern Scandinavian 3-Tier Wooden Stand

By: Hellolidy Aug 27, 2015
Modern Scandinavian 3-Tier Stand | Hello Lidy for Curbly

I love a good IKEA hack, and this one is a super simple and easy one! I've been looking for a fun 3-tier stand for a while to help organize our daily items a bit around here, but I could never find one that works for me. I guess I was just meant to make my own. Continue Reading

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Make It! DIY Modern Pet Bed

By: Jeran Aug 26, 2015

Everyone in your family deserves a stylish little place of their own.  We love our cat, Pumpkin, but he isn't allowed on the sofa.  I'm just not a fan of pet hair on everything.  I wanted to give him his own special spot, without sacrificing style in our home.  This easy-to-make pet bed cost only $10 in materials.  Instead of buying expensive designer fabric, I created my own look with modern black and white splatter effect.  I'll happily let it live in our living room and with its removable cover, I can easily wash it often to keep the air issues at bay.  

                           

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Roundup: 10 Fun New Uses For Mason Jars

By: Faith-towers Aug 25, 2015
Roundup: 10 Fun New Uses For Mason Jars
Photo: Jeran McConnel

Mason jars have been popular for years now, but some inventive new projects featuring the classic jar have been popping up recently. Here are ten of our favorite new mason jar hacks for your home.   

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Roundup: 10 Stylish DIY Leather And Suede Projects

By: Faith-towers Aug 20, 2015
Roundup: 10 Stylish DIY Leather And Suede Projects
Photo: Design*Sponge

Leather and suede are fun materials to work with because they are thick and dense and have lovely textures. They do tend to be a bit pricey, however, so we've rounded up ten projects that require only small pieces.   

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Eye Candy: 12 Easy & Beautiful IKEA VITTSJO Hacks

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 20, 2015
12 Easy & Beautiful IKEA Vittsjo Hacks

I know that I proclaim my love/hate/mostly-love relationship with IKEA furniture, but can you blame me? There are just so many ways to make it your own. You've seen tons of hacks of the EXPEDIT and the LACK, and I feel like the VITTSJO series is having a moment. From gold to marble to wood accents, here are 12 of my current favorite hacks!      

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Make This: Affordable Bohemian-Inspired Fabric Wall Art

By: Hellolidy Aug 19, 2015
Bohemian-Inspired Wall Hanging | Hello Lidy for Curbly

I'm a huge fan of a great piece of wall art. It's the one part of my home that's always evolving! Like, pillows It's such a simple and affordable way to change out a look in any space, refreshing the entire room. 

Lately, my living room is changing…again! I tend to grow out of trends and certain looks every few years, so I like the challenge of finding simple ways to update the space. This time, I've really wanted to try and achieve a warm, boho-chic look. And this wall hanging is a fantastic way to bring a unique and mesmerizing piece into your home! Oh...and it costs like $10!

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10 Tips For Making A Rental Feel Like Home

By: Faith-towers Aug 18, 2015
10 Tips For Making A Rental Feel Like Home
Photo: Pretty Providence

It can be intimidating to decorate a blank space with all white walls and no character. Especially when there are restrictions like no painting and no nail holes. But don't panic - we have ten ways to dress up your rental apartment to make it feel like home sweet home.   

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Before and After: All Grown Up Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 17, 2015

Photo: Tonyia via Beneath My Heart

Tonyia's sixteen year old son had stylistically outgrown his bedroom. The ubiquitous collections of trophies and posters populated the space before. After, the room is all grown up and unrecognizable! New millwork, includingContinue Reading

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Yes! You Can Paint a Ceramic Tile Floor

By: Modhomeecteacher Aug 14, 2015

created at: 2009-07-27

When we bought our house many years ago, one big problem was the big front entry and hallway. They were tiled in a mauve-y purple thick ceramic tile. Mr. Mod had just put down hardwood floors in the large great room and we had them stained and finished by a professional (at that time we lacked DIY know how), and we were tapped out. 

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Roundup: Dress Up Your Dorm Room With These 10 DIY Projects

By: Faith-towers Aug 11, 2015
Roundup: Dress Up Your Dorm Room With These 10 DIY Projects
Photo: Brit + Co.

Believe it or not, it's almost back to school time! And for many of you, that means heading back to an empty white college dorm room. Well there's no excuse to leave it that way because we have ten easy, colorful DIY projects to dress up your dorm room.   

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How to: Make These Bold DIY Painted Grid Curtains

By: Hellolidy Aug 10, 2015
DIY Painted Grid Curtains | Hello Lidy for Curbly

I loved the modern and clean look of the grid pattern... especially the classic black and white. I've been keeping my eye open for the perfect way to introduce it into our home, but I could never quite find the right piece. As I tend to do, I decided that I would make something on my own that would really feature this pattern in a fun way. I knew curtains would be the perfect way to go! 

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Before and After: $1 Thrift Store Tray Goes Geometric

By: Diy maven Aug 10, 2015

Photo: Making Home Base

I must admit, trays are something I don't look for when I'm at my favorite thrifting haunts. (I have made a note to self to rectify this immediately.) Chelsea, on the other hand, was smitten when she spotted this octagonal tray, which she snagged for a whole dollar. Sadly, the charming inlay had suffered damage: the dolphinContinue Reading

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$400 Copper and White Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 07, 2015

Photo: Squirrelly Minds

So you have a kitchen that you plan to gut and redo when the funds are available. But that day isn't here yet, and you don't want to invest a lot of money in a kitchen you can't stand but also can't stand to live in either. Then you do what Ms. Squirrelly Mind did andContinue Reading

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Habitat for Humanity Dining Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 31, 2015

Photo: A Beautiful Mess

Sisters Elsie and Emma, the duo behind A Beautiful Mess, partnered up with Habitat for Humanity and Real Simple to make over a 2-bedroom 1-bathroom bungalow in their town of Springfield, MO. The focus of the makeover todayContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Beautiful DIY Backyard Shade Projects

By: Faith-towers Jul 27, 2015
Roundup: 10 DIY Backyard Shade Projects and Ideas
Photo: Yahoo Lifestyle

I don't have a lot of tree cover in my backyard, so I've been in hot pursuit of a way to create shade... and I thought I'd share my findings with you in case you're in the same boat! Keep reading to check out ten of my favorite DIY ways to create backyard shade.   

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Before and After: Funky 60's Lamp Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 27, 2015

Photo: Little Vintage Cottage

Tania picked up this funky 1960's lamp at Goodwill for $2.99. Her original intention was giving it a makeover and then selling it. Only the first part happened. The second part didn't because she fell in love with it and decided to keep it for herself. As far as the brown and orange color combo...you may love itContinue Reading

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11 Fun DIY Lawn Games For Summer Parties

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 24, 2015
11 Fun DIY Lawn Games For Summer Parties

Whenever my husband and I are entertaining outside (which is a lot!), we like to have games to keep our guests having a good time. There are the classics like frisbee and football, but how fun are these game ideas? The giant Jenga? I'm sure that's a crowd-pleaser!      

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How To: DIY Ladder Garden With Hanging Succulents

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 22, 2015
How To: DIY Ladder Garden With Hanging Succulents
photo: Lexy Ward

Raise your hand if you own a succulent or two. Or seven. I have a budding (pun intended!) succulent garden and have been in need of a way to put them on display without sacrificing precious and limited counter space. This simple DIY ladder is the perfect way to hang as many or as few as you like! Not to mention its cool throwback to the 90's!      

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Curbly Headquarters Grows Up: Our New Office and Studio Space

By: Alicia Jul 21, 2015
The Curbly HQ makeover is done. Here's the tour!

Working from home is the greatest thing in the world, except when it's not. Our little Curbly unit had a great thing going for a long time, but then Bruno and I had children, and they made working from home more like working-in-10-minute-increments-from-home-all-the-live-long-day.

So, we found a little space a few blocks from our house and set out to make it our own. It has been an adventure and we've been going full tilt for the last six weeks. The space is complete and we're excited to share it with you - come have a look!
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