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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Make It: DIY Ikea Hacked Plant Stand

By: Matt allison Oct 01, 2014

Make It:  Diy Ikea Hacked Plant Stand

I love this Ikea hack! This delightful little house plant stand was put together using a bookshelf and the legs of an inexpensive Ikea Frösta stool. While the author sprayed it with a ombre finish I think it would look equally nice left raw or sprayed white. Detailed instructions on how to make your own are… Continue Reading

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Make It: Accent A Wall With This Do-It-Yourself Triangle Pattern

By: Lexy.b.ward Oct 01, 2014

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There are tons of ways to bring color to the bedroom. From blankets to pillows to wall art, you can do it all. Looking for something more permanent that packs a punch? Well, this DIY Triangle Accent Wall ought to do the trick!  … Continue Reading

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Ikea Hack: Make a Hinged World Globe from Wood Serving Bowls

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 30, 2014

Most of the Ikea hacks we share on Curbly are for larger furniture pieces, but smaller accessories are just as fun and easier to make. Right? So, here's a cool hack for turning the BLANDA MATT wood serving bowls from Ikea, into a world globe with just two extra… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Half Bath Gets A Beach-Inspired Makeover

By: Faith-towers Sep 29, 2014

A Half Bath Gets A Beach-Inspired Makeover

Pink walls, a two tone faucet and ancient hardware made this half bath feel like it was from a different decade. But after a few DIY projects and some elbow grease, this bathroom was transformed from dated to beautiful and… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn One Stool Into TWO Stools

By: Diy maven Sep 29, 2014

I'd been looking around for a small stool to help our arthritic fur-child get on and off the bed at night. (If you're used to sleeping with a cat on the foot of the bed, you'll understand.) The problem was, I couldn't find a stool that I liked that was the appropriate size and height. Before sketching up a design to make one from scratch, I thought a trip to the thrift store might be in order. Hey, you never know, right? When I… Continue Reading

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How to: Bright and Colorful Geometric Grilling Organizer

By: Rachel mae smith Sep 26, 2014

My partner and I recently moved from San Francisco to Portland, Oregon. After living in such a small space in SF for years, we're excited to spread out a bit in our new space. One thing that we've really missed is having a backyard...so the first thing we did when we arrived is buy a… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Headboard Turned DIY Storage Bench

By: Capreek Sep 24, 2014

What do you do when you find a couple of old twin-sized headboards for super cheap? Turn them into a Pottery Barn-inspired storage bench,… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Totally DIY-able Table Runners

By: Faith-towers Sep 22, 2014

10 Creative DIY Table Runner Projects

Table runners are a fun way to add some interest to your dining room, and can be a really great opportunity to get creative at the next party or shower that you host. Keep reading to check out these ten unique table runners that you could easily make… Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Marriage-Ending Headboard Makeover?

By: Diy maven Sep 22, 2014

(Purists, avert your eyes. This makeover just might put you over the edge.) DeDe found a complete 5 piece, solid wood bedroom set on Craigslist that was--in her words--"really great shape." She wanted to paint it. Her husband balked, as mine would. "Why do you have to paint completely fine wood furniture?" he asked. Her reply:Continue Reading

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How-To: Make your Dining Room Chairs Pop

By: Rachel mae smith Sep 19, 2014

DIY Neon Ombre ChairsAlright color lovers, this may just be the easiest and fastest project to make your dining room chairs pop. And boy do I mean pop! If you don't have a lot of color in your home now, this ombre look is such a fun, and relatively subtle way to bring it into your space without it being… Continue Reading

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8 Simple Ways To Update Your Bathroom Under $50

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 19, 2014

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The kitchen may be numero uno to people, but the bathroom is a close second. Studies show that a happy bathroom makes a happy person. We don't all have endless budgets to create our dream bath, but there are several small tweaks you can make and many come in under $50! Here are 8 ways to help get you closer to your perfect bathroom!… Continue Reading

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Astounding $83 Bathroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 17, 2014

Forget $100. Ursula spent only $83 on her walk-though bathroom makeover, but the reveal certainly doesn't look like it. Everything came from Target, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Goodwill, Walmart, Kohls and Lowes. What she didn't snag secondhand, Ursula found on sale, or… Continue Reading

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How-To: Organize your Kitchen with DIY Dipped Jars

By: Rachel mae smith Sep 17, 2014

DIY Dipped Jars

If there's one thing I dislike about my kitchen, it's this inside of my cabinets.  No matter how careful I am moving ingredients back and forth, I can never… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Window Treatments That Work In Any Kitchen

By: Faith-towers Sep 16, 2014

10 DIY Window Treatments That Work In Any Kitchen

It's often a struggle to find the right window treatments for your space, and they can be very pricey too. Sometimes making your own is your best bet. So here are ten of my favorite DIY window treatment projects that will work in virtually any kitchen, depending on how you customize… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 11 Totally Unique DIY Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

By: Capreek Sep 15, 2014

Ceramic, stone, and glass tiles are the go-to materials of choice for most kitchen backsplashes. If you're looking for something a little more unique than your typical white subway tile, though, take a peek at these 11 DIYable backsplash… 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: Beautiful Two-Tone Kitchen Cabinets

By: Faith-towers Sep 11, 2014

Eye Candy: Beautiful Two-Tone Kitchen Cabinets

My dingy, cream colored kitchen cabinets are begging for a change... so I've been searching far and wide on the internet for two-tone cabinet inspiration. I love that it gives the bottom cabinets a grounded feeling, while the lighter upper cabinets have a weightlessness that is so appealing. Click through for ten beautiful examples of this now-popular… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Modern Raised Dog Bowl

By: Chrisjob Sep 10, 2014
DIY Modern Raised Dog Bowls

My friend (and Curbly blogger extraordinaire) Capree loves dogs. I, myself, being hopelessly allergic to them... have a like-them-from-afar kinda relationship. But I love Capree, and I love making stuff out of wood. So! Knowing I couldn't show my affection in the the normal way - like, you know, petting them - I set out to make a cool-looking, modern dog-feeding station as a gift to her pups Smash and Wrigley, 

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How to: Paint a Thrift Store Kitchen Table

By: Rachel mae smith Sep 10, 2014

How to Paint a Kitchen Table

I've come across tables like this a dozen times before but never thought that they could be made-over into a piece that I'd actually want in my house. Boy was I wrong! Turns out that a fresh coat of paint can work… Continue Reading

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