Before and After: A Kitchen Refresh for the Weekend Warrior

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 08, 2014

If you're thinking about tackling a weekend project related to home improvement, this before and after kitchen makeover might be the perfect inspiration. Sometimes you don't need to make a ton of changes for a refresh, and this kitchen is a great example of that.   Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 15 Totally DIYable Wooden Furniture Ideas

By: Diy maven Aug 08, 2014

Ever since I wrote my first post on Curbly back in '06, some of my favorite finds have been products that are totally DIYable. Especially wood working products. Shelves, tables, light fixtures, cubbies, I'm not choosy. The items just have to be stylish yet simple enough to reproduce just by looking at them. Going through Curbly's coffers, I found no less than 15 of these gems justContinue Reading

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7 Tips For Arranging Your Living Room Furniture

By: Faith-towers Aug 07, 2014

Tips For Arranging Living Room Furniture

Sometimes arranging living room furniture can be challenging when the space doesn't dictate a clear layout. Sure, you can go the easy route... but there are some great ways to set up your furniture in a more dynamic way. I've compiled a set of tips that will have your living room in tip top shape in no time.   

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Make It: DIY Leather Sling Chair IKEA Hack

By: Capreek Aug 06, 2014

What do you do when you need some extra lounge-y seating indoors but don't want to spend a fortune? Turn an IKEA beach chair into a stylish, Scandinavian-inspired sling chair, that's what!       Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Origami Porcelain Plates

By: Matt allison Aug 06, 2014

DIY Origami Porcelain Plates

Take your plates from drab to fab with this simple painted geometric collection of DIY painted origami animals. Step-by-step instructions at the link below.

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Make It (I Dare You): DIY Glass Bottle Chandelier

By: Diy maven Aug 05, 2014

This DIY glass bottle chandelier sorta blows all those other DIY glass bottle chandeliers we've seen out of the water. Of course it wouldn't be as easy a DIY either. That's where the 'dare' comes in. You see, the makers of this chandelier--the folks behind DIY Network's Blog Cabin--whipped outContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Dated Kitchen Gets a Fresh New Look for Under $2K

By: Capreek Aug 04, 2014

Kitchens are typically one of the most expensive home renovation projects you can undertake. That's just the way it goes -- well, most of the time! In this case, the kitchen you see here underwent a total facelift for under $2000.     Continue Reading

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Before and After: A New York Animal Shelter Gets a Colorful Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 04, 2014

I'm a big animal lover, which may or may not be a big part of why I love this animal shelter makeover (besides the fact that it's just plain awesome)!       Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Old Table Gets A Glamorous Makeover

By: Faith-towers Aug 04, 2014

Before and After: A Wooden Table Gets A Glamorous Makeover

This is one of those dramatic makeovers that you have to see to believe. This beat up old piece was transformed into a glamorous console table for the dining room, no paint involved. See how it went from grungy to chic using just a few carefully chosen materials.   

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Before and After: A Colorful Club Chair Goes From Eek to Chic

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 04, 2014

This dated, bright yellow club chair was practically begging for a makeover. The shape showed some potential, but the fabric and bottom skirt just had to go.   Continue Reading

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IKEA Cubby Gets Unbelieveable Pottery Barn Facelift

By: Diy maven Aug 04, 2014

Cladding is our friend. Especially when we want completely erase one style for another. In this case we go from IKEA to Pottery Barn. The project started out as a $45 scratch and dent IKEA cubby but ended up an Pottery Barn apothecary-styleContinue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Spicy Beef and Pepper Casserole

By: Matt allison Aug 01, 2014

Spicy Beef & Pepper Casserole

As the nights get cooler I feel a hankering for good old comfort food. This spicy beef & pepper casserole is a perfect 'one pot wonder' and while it's not a quick dish, it is a simple one. Combine the ingredients, pop it on the heat and let the stove do all the work, serve with rice.

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Before and After: Grody Tin Shelf Gets Pottery-Barn-Style Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 01, 2014

I found this makeover tucked in the much bigger makeover Suesan gave her 164-year-old federal-style brick home, which in and of itself is pretty amazing. She tackled everything in that makeover and documents it as well. BUT when I was perusing all her hard work, this grody, tin shelf really stuck out. Probably because I have about 8 of them in various collection areas, of our house (like in the downstairs laundry room & garage) in various stages of grodiness. AndContinue Reading

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10 Fun DIY Home Decor Projects Using Rope

By: Faith-towers Jul 31, 2014

10 DIY Rope Projects For Your Home

Rope is one of those materials that is primarily used in a utilitarian sort of way, but if you look hard enough online you can find some pretty great DIY projects using different types of rope. I've rounded up my favorites for you, so you don't have to go searching for them!   

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How To: Make a Colorful Circular Trivet out of Scrap Wood

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 31, 2014

I've had these scrap pieces of masonite for quite some time now. So I thought I'd turn them into something useful, by making these round, decorative trivets. FYI, this project does involve power tools, but there's a way around that if you don't feel comfortable using a bandsaw or jigsaw. So be sure to check it out, even if you're not a power tool pro.   Continue Reading

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