Eye Candy: 10 Orange and Luscious Interiors

By: Diy maven Oct 13, 2014

October is the time of year when we can indulge in a little orange love, but for the owners of these interiors, every day is a celebration in pumpkin.

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Roundup: 13 Unique Painted Pumpkin DIYs to Try for Halloween

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 10, 2014

Pumpkin carving is fun and all, but sometimes it feels a bit more messy than it's worth. So, before you head off into the weekend, I wanted to share some no-carve pumpkin ideas to get you excited about Halloween. All 13 of the DIY ideas included involve paint. No carving required!      Continue Reading

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Before and After: Mid-Century Modern Dresser Makeover

By: Rachel mae smith Oct 10, 2014

Mid-Century Dresser Makeover by Visual HeartI need to gush a bit here folks, because this makeover absolutely blew me away. So much so actually that I've gone back to look at the full post a few times now. No shame, right?Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Rooms With Gorgeous Black Walls

By: Faith-towers Oct 09, 2014

10 Rooms With Gorgeous Black Walls

In honor of Halloween (which is fast approaching), I thought I'd share some examples of black interiors... rooms with gorgeous, dark walls that add character and interest that wouldn't be achieved with lighter colors. Continue reading for ten of my favorites.   

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Halloween DIY: Make Weighted Bookends from Dollar Store Skulls

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 07, 2014

With a couple of dollars worth of plastic skulls, some scrap wood, and a few other materials, you can create a pair of weighted bookends that are strong enough to hold up plenty of books on the shelf, while also adding a little Halloween flair. Want to see how these turned out? Click through to see the after photos, along with the step by step tutorial.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Fall And Halloween Wreath Projects

By: Faith-towers Oct 07, 2014

10 DIY Fall & Halloween Wreath Projects

It's hard to believe, but fall is upon us and it's time to start switching over from lighter summer decor to darker reds, oranges and golds. One of the easiest ways to incorporate seasonal decor is on your front door - so here are ten inspiring fall and Halloween inspired wreath projects.   

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10 Understated (and Totally Beautiful) Fall Decor Ideas

By: Faith-towers Oct 06, 2014

10 Understated (And Totally Beautiful) Fall Decor Ideas

When you look up "fall decor" on Pinterest, a lot of over-the-top, cheesy stuff comes up (in my opinion). So today I wanted to share some inspiration that would appeal to those of you who err on the side of simple and sophisticated. Read on for ten gorgeous ideas!   

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7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 03, 2014

Ready for another round of weekend DIYs to try? This week, there are a couple of smaller projects, like those felt pennants you see above, that would be super easy to tackle. But if you're looking for something a bit more hearty in the project department, there are tutorial links for you as well, like that geo tile backsplash. Something for everyone. Click through to check out all 7 weekend DIY projects.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Diorama

By: Capreek Oct 02, 2014

Before we talk about this awesome diorama (or should I say "die-o-rama"), can we all agree that October is the GREATEST MONTH EVER? I love everything about it. Fall is seriously the best. Anyway, moving on. DIE-O-RAMA time.     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fun DIY Leaf Crafts For Fall

By: Faith-towers Oct 02, 2014

10 DIY Projects Using Leaves

Over here in Boston, the leaves are starting to to turn pretty colors and fall to the ground. Which got me thinking... there must be some fun craft projects using leaves. Turns out there are tons of them. Keep reading for ten of my favorites.   

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It's Finished! A Complete Tour of The Curbly House

By: Alicia Oct 02, 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 below.

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

By: Lexy.b.ward Oct 01, 2014

geometric accent wall

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!      

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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 supplies.   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 beachy.   

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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 spottedContinue 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 grill!      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, obviously!     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 yourself.   

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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: "BecauseContinue Reading

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