Roundup: Dining Room Makeover Tips, Tricks, and DIY Ideas

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 26, 2013

When you're finally ready to make over a room in your house, it can be difficult to really know where to start. But with the holidays coming up, there is no time to waste coming up with a plan. So today, I'm going to share some tips and tricks (and DIY ideas) for making over the most used room of the house during the holiday season: the dining… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Color Drip Pumpkin

By: Diy maven Sep 25, 2013

Orange (pumpkins) not in your color palette? Try this infinitely customizable—super easy—color drip pumpkin project from Plaid. The pumpkin they used is of the faux variety and the drips are made using inexpensive FolkArt Acrylic paint. (They… Continue Reading

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Upcycled Fire Truck Desk Lamp

By: Diy maven Sep 25, 2013

Jasmine took a well-loved Tonka fire truck and turned it into a very cool desk lamp. She taped off strategic parts of the truck and then spray painted it. A… Continue Reading

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Make It: Quick DIY Decor Cube

By: Matt allison Sep 25, 2013

Quick DIY Decor Cube

I'm passionate about vignettes, small collections of trinkets that, in my case, usually tell a story, somewhere I've been, be it overseas travel, to some novel thrift store… Continue Reading

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How to Make Peekaboo Pumpkins

By: Diy maven Sep 24, 2013

Miniature pumpkins + googly eyes. I haven't seen a more perfect union in a very long time. Wish I'd thought of it first, but, alas, it'sContinue Reading

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The Ultimate DIY Custom Garage Storage System

By: Diy maven Sep 23, 2013

The Family Handyman editor, Travis Larson, shows us his all-time favorite garage storage system, and, yes, it's DIYable with the help of just a circular saw and a screw gun. The secret behind this incredibly adaptableContinue Reading

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Turning 1 Story into 2: A Makeover of All Makeovers?

By: Diy maven Sep 23, 2013

Terri and Mark have a very large house that recently became much larger. No, they didn't grow their square footage OUT. They grew it IN. How? By using the hand-to-god-high, wasted-space ceiling in their great room. Design team Amalia and Todd Goldwasser worked… Continue Reading

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This Old Box: When Wood Floors Match the Kitchen Cabinets

By: Diy maven Sep 20, 2013

I think I've been in one too many kitchens that have hardwood floors that match the cabinets. Not only have some been the same color, they've also been the same wood species. Sometimes I feel like I've been trapped inside box (or worse yet, a coffin) when I walk into these kinds of kitchens.Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Colorful DIY Hanging Rope Mirror

By: Capreek Sep 19, 2013

I love, love, LOVE this colorful spin on the nautical rope/leather belt mirrors that have been popular lately. And, as it turns out, this version is quite easy to… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Dinnerware And Silverware Updates

By: Faith-towers Sep 19, 2013

I'll admit it, I love to entertain and I'm a sucker for a good looking table. And I love to make stuff. So I was thrilled to find so many simple ideas for updating mugs, plates, trays and even silverware.  Check out my favorite DIY updates for your tabletop after the… Continue Reading

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100+ Clock Makeovers

By: Diy maven Sep 19, 2013

Mel's making those of us who roundup look bad. Case in point: a couple days ago she posted one that included 106 (if my math is right) clock makeovers. There is, literally,… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Minimal Dining Room Makeunder

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 19, 2013

Compared to many of the before and afters we show here on Curbly, this before looks really good. Once you click through to the after though, you'll see that the home owners style is more minimal and modern. Two words that perfectly describe my own style when it comes to interiors. So which one do you prefer? The before or the after? Click through to see for yourself and decide.… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Rustic Nordic Candle Holder

By: Matt allison Sep 18, 2013

Nordic Candle Holder

I stumbled across this delightful project! Easily assembled from off the shelf parts, it makes for a striking decor element. Copper is on trend and the clean wooden lines and form lend itself to a Nordic feeling, at home in… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Old Chair Gets a Modern, Hand-Printed Makeover

By: Capreek Sep 17, 2013

The fabric on this chair had seen better days, no thanks in part to the resident feline who couldn't resist its velvet flocked goodness. Fast forward to now, and it's sporting a brand new look courtesy of some hand-printed, geometric… Continue Reading

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10 Clever And Insanely Easy Ways To Reuse Old Materials

By: Faith-towers Sep 17, 2013

File this under the "why didn't I think of that?" category. With vacation mode winding down and a new school year upon us, most of us could use a few tips to help everyday life run a bit more smoothly. But the best part about these genius ideas is that you most like already have all the materials you need right in your… Continue Reading

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