How to: Make a Modern and Colorful Geometric Mobile

By: Chrisjob Aug 28, 2012

 created at: 08/23/2012

I'll admit it: I'm an excitable guy. I get really energized by surrounding myself with inspiring things. And this DIY geometric mobile project combines three of my favorites: the combination of natural wood grain and solid color, kinetic, evolving art, and really inexpensive materials that come together to look like something I'd paid bundles… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Embroidery Hoop Cork Message Boards!

By: Capreek Aug 27, 2012

created at: 08/26/2012

These DIY memo board hoops are perfect for craft rooms, home offices, or kids' rooms! Bonus? They're super easy to make and completely customizable!… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Striped Neon Vases

By: Capreek Aug 23, 2012

created at: 08/23/2012

I love this DIY project! It's easy, quick, and -- like I'm always saying -- a great way to give thrifted glassware a kick in the pants!… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Chalkboard Wall Organizer

By: Chrisjob Aug 23, 2012

created at: 08/23/2012

Curbly reader and all around creative guy Matt sent in this great original DIY project he just completed. And the best part? The only tool needed build your own is a handheld… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Crate and Barrel Rug Hack

By: Brittnimehlhoff Aug 23, 2012

created at: 08/21/2012

I don't know about you, but I tend to get pretty excited about a makeover project when I actually like the 'before' picture. I mean how could you go wrong with this rug… Continue Reading

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The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 2: Vote for Your Favorite Design!

By: Capreek Aug 20, 2012

created at: 08/20/2012

Last week, we introduced you to Goil and Tom from TUG Studio, who will be creating a one-of-a-kind product -- based entirely on your votes -- for the HP Designer Matchup Challenge. Our first round of voting was to determine the type of product and material. Well, your votes have been tallied and the results are in!     

 Admittedly, as a crazy dog lady, I was hoping "something for my dog/cat" would win. Alas, it wasn't in the cards. I'm still pretty stoked about the results, though! Are you curious? Yes? Okay, drum… Continue Reading

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How To: Make A DIY Side Table Out of Popsicle Sticks!

By: Capreek Aug 20, 2012

created at: 08/19/2012

Popsicle sticks have grown up and are ready to shake off their persona as a kids-only craft supply. Their first foray into real world decor? A bold, Moroccan-inspired side table!… Continue Reading

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The Curbly House Quest for Color Continues

By: Alicia Aug 16, 2012

Our Quest for Color Inspiration Continues
In my first post about choosing colors for the Curbly House, I found all kinds of beautiful color inspiration using the Sherwin-Williams' Chip It! tool. This little button led me to some great color combos and palettes, and helped me select wall and trim colors for nearly every room in the house! But the ChipIt! tool also helped us think about how to bring accent colors into each room through paint and decor. Read on to find out what I'm thinking, and to give me your feedback!

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Before and After: Seaworthy Dresser Makeover

By: Brittnimehlhoff Aug 16, 2012

created at: 08/14/2012
This is probably one of the nicer 'before' photos I've posted lately, but the after is really unique. Check out the this sea-inspired dresser makeover that started with a Craigslist furniture find.  … Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Inspiring Kitchen Cabinet Makeovers

By: Diy maven Aug 14, 2012
created at: 08/13/2012

When I was assigned the task of rounding up ten kitchen cabinet makeovers, I decided to give myself some parameters. Actually, one parameter: No bright white kitchen cabinets. It's not that I don't love white kitchen cabinets, it's just that they're everywhere these days, aren't they? So here they are; some of the best not-all-white kitchen cabinet makeovers on the intertubes.

Melissa when with a two-tone makeover… Continue Reading
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How to: Paint like a Pro

By: Rebekah-greiman Aug 09, 2012

Hello! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors. I am in the middle of remodeling both our living and dining rooms.

My husband an I own a few rental properties along with our own home, so I have learned a lot about painting - what works and what doesn't. Today, I'm excited to share a few tips on how to paint like a pro. Though, I'll warn you, once you learn how to paint properly, you will begin to notice shoddy painting and want to talk about it with husbands and friends....who usually aren't that interested in the subject. Unless they're freaks like… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Rusty Metal Chairs to Modern Outdoor Set

By: Brittnimehlhoff Aug 09, 2012
created at: 08/02/2012

If you have ever passed by a set of rusty chairs at an estate sale wishing they were in better shape, do I have a DIY makeover for you. It turns out giving new life to worn, metal furniture is not as tough as it looks. See the transformation after the jump.… Continue Reading
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How To: DIY Faux Metal Fridge Magnets

By: Craftmel Aug 08, 2012
created at: 08/07/2012

I'm a mother of young children, which for me means kids underfoot while I'm trying to get some semblance of dinner together every day.  That's why I perked up at the idea of alphabet magnets to entertain the kiddos that don't strain your eyes or your design taste- especially this inexpensive DIY version.  … Continue Reading
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How to: Build an Extra Large DIY Picnic Table

By: Rebekah-greiman Aug 07, 2012

created at: 08/06/2012

Hello! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors. I am in the middle of remodeling both our living and dining rooms.


We inherited a rather large and very wobbly picnic table when we purchased one of our rental properties. It needed a makeover, badly.   I recycled what I could from the existing picnic table-the metal frame-and built a brand new one that seats eight people… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 15 Simple and Clever DIY Kitchen Projects

By: Capreek Aug 06, 2012
created at: 08/06/2012
It's kitchen and bath month here at Curbly, so of course we had to round up some of our favorite kitchen-related DIY projects! Check them out below and let us know which ones you'd be interested in trying!  … Continue Reading
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