How to: Choose the Best Spot for Your Garden

By: Green couch design Apr 17, 2012

created at: 04/10/2012

When I was a kid my grandpa was the gardener, and I would toddle around with him looking at the plants,  smelling the plants, and picking the plants...even when I wasn't supposed to. I never knew how much he taught me until I started my own garden. So, here are a few tips from grandpa through me.

For a garden, the two most important elements are soil and location. You've heard it said by stereotypical developers that it's all about" Location, Location, Location." In this case, that's very true. The success or failure of your little green friends is quite heavily dependent upon where they sit.   Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Mid-Century Modern Outdoor Slat Bench

By: Chrisjob Apr 11, 2012

created at: 04/11/2012

When my neighbor, Gina, moved in next door, a standalone porch swing appeared on our shared patio. The thing was at least thirty years old, and had been outside for just as long, and showed the wear of snowy winters, blazing hot summers, and all the rainy days in between. Not that it was likely much to look at when it was new.

It was, in every way, an eyesore. Continue Reading

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Cheap to Chic: Customizing Upholstery Without Upholstering!

By: Craftmel Apr 11, 2012

created at: 04/11/2012
Jenny was in a bind.  She had a big party coming up, not enough seating, and a budget that wouldn't allow those dream chairs.  When her less expensive alternatives showed up, she realized that her chairs looked cheap too.  What's a girl to do?  Customize, of course!   Continue Reading

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Vampiric Sofa Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 09, 2012

created at: 04/09/2012

Shannon's friend gave her an antique, Queen Anne style sofa. The fabric was faded, its decorative legs were scratched and its seat was sagging. A lesser intrepid soul might have opted to pass on a makeover, but Shannon decided to invest the cash it wouldContinue Reading

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Before & After: A Mod Ottoman Makeover!

By: Capreek Apr 09, 2012

created at: 04/09/2012

This little vintage ottoman had great bones and a charming profile, but its beige-y blahness just wasn't cutting it. That's nothing a fab shower curtain couldn't fix, though! Yes, I said "shower curtain". Read on!   Continue Reading

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Ingenious Drop Cloth-Covered Ottoman Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 04, 2012

created at: 04/04/2012

Becca says she can't sew, which is why she was putting off her ottoman makeover. You see, it needed a skirt that would need to be sewed, and she didn't want it to look homemade. To 'skirt' (pardon the pun) sewing issue, she bought a drop cloth (for $11) and used its finished edge(s) to make the skirt, thereby achieving a professional edge. Smart, right? But that's not Continue Reading

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How To Make a West Elm Knotted Felt Pillow

By: Diy maven Mar 26, 2012

created at: 03/26/2012

Ever since I saw West Elm's Knotted Felt Pillow, I've had a hankering to try to know one off, but, as happens when you procrastinate such things, some other clever DIYer beats you to it. That Continue Reading

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How to: Give a Secondhand Chair a Golden Glam Makeover

By: Chrisjob Mar 20, 2012

created at: 03/19/2012This Curbly guest post is written by Dale Mackey

This weekend my friend Steph and I made this chair together. Well, to be completely accurate, we took an old chair and turned it into this vision in white and gold. Inspired by a chair I’d seen at Anthropolgie, we took a free swivel chair I’d been given by my sweetheart’s parents and transformed into a modern glam masterpiece in about four hours for exactly $4.71.    Continue Reading

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The Case for White Slipcovers

By: Mollymc Mar 15, 2012
white slipcovered sofa
 
The look of a white sofa is so crisp and clean. But in a home in the real world, with snacks on the sofa, sippy cups and pet paws, can a white sofa stay that way? If you don't think so, maybe this case for white slipcovers can change your mind.
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How To: Turn Button-Up Shirts into Throw Pillows!

By: Capreek Mar 13, 2012

created at: 03/12/2012

Curbly reader Chrissann sent me a link to her awesome DIY pillow idea recently and I am SO glad she did!  It is the single most creative (and cute) repurposing project I have ever seen.  Also?  Her "before and after" photos totally cracked me up:   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 6 Great Uses of Long Throw Pillows

By: Mollymc Feb 23, 2012

Me oh My Long Throw Pillow

Throw pillows can be a point of contention in the bedroom. Do you really need more pillows to decorate the bed than you do to actually sleep in it? Well, if you're a pillow minimalist or live with someone who is, the long throw pillow may be the great compromise you're looking for. 

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How to: Make Decorative Throw Pillows from Recycled Sweaters

By: Rebekah-greiman Feb 21, 2012

created at: 02/20/2012

Hi!! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose, a site where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips, and remodeling endeavors. 

I like to re-invent things around my home, offering a fresh look to a room with little to no cost.

So, I had a couple of old sweaters and old pillows that I no longer enjoyed the orangey-ness of. What's a girl to do, but combine the two into one cute product?     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 8 DIY Throw Pillow Projects to Improve Any Bedroom

By: Craftmel Feb 14, 2012

created at: 02/13/2012

When one thinks of a bedroom, it is safe to guess the first thing that comes to mind is the bed.  It is only fair that the all-important bed gets some love and attention now and again with the addition of a good throw pillow or two- and we all like a good DIY, right?   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 8 Easy DIY Projects to Make Valentine's Day Special

By: Craftmel Feb 02, 2012

created at: 02/01/2012

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and often times we are all so exhausted from the winter holidays that we neglect the holiday of love.  This year I decided to decorate a bit for my kids' sake, but I have to admit I've fully enjoyed having some love-filled reminders around the house.  We've kept things simple, like the fuzzy ball garland by Anna at Noodle-head, above, and I've rounded up a few more simple and endearing projects for a sweet Valentine's Day.   Continue Reading

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