Shopping Guide: Affordable + Modern Patio Furniture You'll Actually Want In Your Backyard

By: Faith-towers Jul 02, 2015
Shopping Guide: Affordable + Modern Patio Furniture You'll Actually Want In Your Backyard
Photo: IKEA

It's easy to find cool patio furniture - but it will usually cost you a pretty penny. And most of the affordable pieces are just plain ugly. But we were sure that there must be some chic and affordable dining sets out there, so we set out to find them. And now we're sharing our findings with you!   

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How To: Faux Aged Copper Planter

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 02, 2015
faux copper finish planter
photo: Where The Smiles Have Been

Copper is getting its 15 minutes of fame right now. I see it everywhere. Actual copper items can be pricey, especially copper planters. This tutorial shares some great tips for getting a faux aged copper look to anything!      

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Before and After: The Perfect Patio Umbrella Update for the Long Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 02, 2015
Photo: AllModern

Thinking toward the long 4th of July weekend, I wanted to share a cool makeover that would be the perfect project to get your backyard or patio ready for this weekend's BBQ. Transform a plain canopy umbrella, like this one, with a little bit of paint and a fun pattern.

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How to: Super Simple Painted Stool Makeover

By: Hellolidy Jul 01, 2015
DIY Simple Stool Makeover

We have a lot of thrift store finds in our home - how about you? Firstly because we can't walk  away from a good deal when we see one! And secondly, I just love a simple challenge to see what I can do to breath new life into an old and neglected piece. Take for example this hot pink stool I found for $3! I actually didn't mind the color too much, but what I really loved about it was how solid it was and the fact that you don't see a lot of stools with only 3 legs. So, I had to have it! I decided to convert it to a small side table for our daughters room, but she can still use it as a stool if need be. Continue Reading

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Curbly's Best Projects for the 4th of July!

By: Diy maven Jul 01, 2015

The pinnacle of summer fun is upon us, which means we turn to red, white, and blue. And sparklers. Lots and lots of sparklers. It's also a great time to look back in the Curbly archives to find our most belovedContinue Reading

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12 Fantastic Dinner Party Ideas We Love

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 01, 2015
12 Fantastic Dinner Party Ideas We Love
photo: 1art beauty life

When I think of Summer, I think of warm weather and outdoor dinner parties. Ohh, the parties! It's always the most fun to gather friends and family around for some grub and good conversation. Here are 12 fun ideas to help guarantee a good time!      

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How To: Make a Magical Gazing Ball Spinner

By: Diy maven Jun 30, 2015
Photo: Garden Ornaments and Accessories

Last week while visiting my all-time favorite garden shop, I spotted a captivating hybrid gazing ball/spinner, much like the one pictured above. Upon further examination of the spinner, I decided it was totally DIY-able. Luckily, theContinue Reading

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8 Amazing Backyard Makeovers that are Perfect for Entertaining

By: Faith-towers Jun 29, 2015

8 Amazing Backyard Makeovers Perfect For Entertaining

The backyard is the perfect place for entertaining, but sometimes it's the last part of the home that gets any attention. If that's the case for you, here's some beautiful inspiration that will help motivate you to spruce up your outdoor space.   

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10 Gorgeous DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects

By: Faith-towers Jun 29, 2015
10 Gorgeous DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: Running With Scissors

Outdoor lighting can be pricey, whether you're shopping at discount stores or not... so why not get creative and make some pieces yourself? You'll save a little cash and have the most original lighting on the block. Keep reading to check out ten of our favorite DIY outdoor lighting projects.   

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Before and After: Bright + Colorful Teen Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 29, 2015

Photo: Decorist

Lauren, one of the decorating wizards behind Decorist, was able to completely change the vibe of this teen bedroom without replacing "a single piece of furniture," which kept the transformation affordable. Before, the space was a bit lifeless, but with additions of new art, bedding, pillows, draperies, a (DIYable) headboard, and a lavender (!) inlay mirror, the room is fresh, contemporary, and joyful. Take a look:   Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Absolutely Stunning Front Porches

By: Faith-towers Jun 25, 2015
Eye Candy: 10 Absolutely Stunning Front Porches
Photo: BHG

Front porches and stoops are important elements of curb appeal, as they are often the first impression guests get when visiting your home. So why not pay a little extra attention to them? Here are ten stunning porches that are sure to inspire you to give yours a facelift.   

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Roundup: 10 DIY House Number Ideas and Tutorials

By: Diy maven Jun 24, 2015

I'm ashamed to admit, I have utilitarian house numbers. Although practical, they have no style whatsoever. Okay, they have a little style but nothing like those in this roundup. After scouring the internets for inspiration and tutorials of DIY house numbers, I think a changeContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Unique Backyard Landscaping Ideas (That You Might Be Able To Do Yourself)

By: Faith-towers Jun 23, 2015
Eye Candy: 10 Unique Backyard Landscaping Ideas (That You Might Be Able To Pull Off)
Photo: Domaine

Sure, you could throw a few plants in a pot and call it a day - or you could take it a step further and make your backyard landscape truly unique. Here are some super unusual ideas that are sure to get your creative wheels turning.   

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