Make It: Give An Office Chair A Literal Lift

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 04, 2015
diy office chair
photo: Jones Design Company

I know it's hard to find the right office chair. Too big, too small, too heavy, too ugly... If you've got a chair you love, but it's in another part of the house just calling to be used in the office, here's a quick way to make it more mobile!      

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Roundup: 10 Unique Workspaces And Home Offices

By: Faith-towers Feb 03, 2015
10 Unique Workspaces and Home Offices
Photo: Via Stylish Eve

There's something fascinating about the novelty of a unique office. And there are certainly some interesting ones out there. We've rounded up ten of our favorites, with the hope that they might inspire you to add an element of surprise to your own workspace!   

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It's Office and Workspace Month + an Instagram Challenge

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 02, 2015
Photo: Matt Allison

You may have noticed that each month, here on Curbly, we have a new theme that drives the core structure of our posts. With each new month, comes a new topic to cover, and this month is all about offices and workspaces. We'll be sharing plenty of office DIYs and workspace makeovers for the month of February, but we want you to be able to join in with Curbly's monthly themes as well. So, for February, we've started an Instagram hashtag, #CurblyWhereIWork, and we're challenging you to show us your office or workspace. Snap a picture of your desk, your entire office, that spot on that couch that you always work from on your laptop, etc and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #CurblyWhereIWork. Bonus points for tagging @Curbly in the photo. At the end of the month, we'll feature some of our favorite photos from the hashtag in a new Curbly post (with credit of course). Need some inspiration to get started? Here are some photos, from Curbly authors, that are already in the hashtag pool.   

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How to: Add Fabric to a Plastic Chair

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 02, 2015
DIY ModPodge Chair
by Emily Henderson

Move over spray paint, there's another way to makeover plain furniture pieces. If you're looking to add a little color and pattern to your office, then this Mod Podge chair makeover is a perfect place to start! All you really need is some fabric and Mod Podge to transform a basic plastic chair into a bold statement piece. It's really as easy as that. I don't know about you, but that pattern alone would make responding to emails a bit more exciting!Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Mid Century Modern Table Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 30, 2015
Photo: Sarah M Dorsey Designs

See how this $19.50 dining set, from Goodwill, was transformed into a sleek mid century gem. Hint: Bye bye bulky tabletop.   

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16 Microwave Oven Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

By: Diy maven Jan 30, 2015

Image: Lifehack

Did you know you can make potato chips in your microwave oven? Or re-moisten stale bread?  These and 14 other clever microwave hacks will surely make your life easier. The big one for me is using the 'wave to aid in theContinue Reading

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Room Tour: An Elegant Lavender Bathroom

By: Faith-towers Jan 29, 2015

Room Tour: An Elegant Lavender Bathroom

This is one of those spaces that makes you feel relaxed the second you step through the door. Inviting lavender walls, warm lighting and shiny chrome fixtures make you feel right at home. Keep reading to check it out.   

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Before and After: A Celebrity Trailer Gets A Dramatic Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jan 29, 2015
Before and After: A Celebrity Trailer Gets A Dramatic Makeover
Photo: Domaine

I always imagine actors' trailers to be beautiful inside. Well-designed and luxurious. Well this one certainly isn't either of those things. But just wait until you see the dramatic makeover. Click through to see the new space and to find out who the trailer belongs to.   

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How To: Make A Magnetic Knife Display

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 29, 2015
diy magnetic knife display
Photo: via e-how

I'm all for maximizing vertical storage in the kitchen, and this DIY magnetic knife display is not only practical, it's pretty. Win win!      

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How To: Create Fun Little Typographic Boxes For All Your Knick-Knacks

By: Faith-towers Jan 28, 2015
DIY Clay Letterform Storage Boxes
Photo: Faith Towers

There's something so fun about a functional letterform, isn't there? Or maybe it's just the typography nerd in me. But nonetheless, you have to admit that storing cotton balls inside of an ampersand is more fun than storing them in a plain old glass jar.

I was inspired to make typographic storage containers after seeing ones made from cookie cutters on Pinterest (from Willowday). Instead of using cookie cutters, I simply used clay, a favorite font, and a steady hand! 

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Make It: Repurpose A Kitchen Staple Into Hanging Shelves

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 28, 2015
Photo: Historias De Casa

See those shelves? Well, before they were shelves, they were something else. Something that is found in EVERY kitchen. Care to venture a guess?      

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Make It: Stylish DIY Desk Calendar

By: Capreek Jan 26, 2015
Photo: Home Made by Carmona

If your calendar game is slipping, it's time to step it up -- it's almost February, after all! This DIY perpetual calendar is the stylish and functional desk accessory you're looking for. Plus, it's easy enough that you can finish it before we get too far into 2015!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Blah Living Room Gets A Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jan 26, 2015

Before and After: A Living Room Makeover
Photo: Front + Main

This living room had very little going for it. The furniture was dated, the colors were drab and the light fixtures didn't fit well in the space. But with the addition of textiles, some lighter colors and new furniture, this space was transformed into an inviting contemporary retreat.   

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Before and After: Fantastic Family Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 26, 2015

Photo: Lucy Williams

The Lexan family wanted to upgrade the furnishings in their family room, but they are also looking for a new house. This made the makeover a bit trickier as they needed versatile and neutral pieces that would work in their future home. TakeContinue Reading

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