Ayla's New Bedroom: How to Smooth a Toddler's Home Transition

By: Alicia Jun 12, 2012

Curbly House Toddler Room Ideas
Life is a little crazy around our house(es) these days. Our days are spent preparing for a baby in just a few short week, remodeling our new house, packing up our old house, and wrangling a 3-year-old, leaving little time for anything else. In the brief moments of pause, I'm either napping or thinking about how to make the transitions that are coming in the next several weeks smooth for everyone in our family, especially Ayla. So, I've beenContinue Reading

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Roundup: Office Chair Makeovers

By: Diy maven May 14, 2012

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Seat, back, wheels. Office chairs can be so ho-hum, which is why many see them as blank canvases just itching for a punch of personality, as evidenced by the plethora of makeovers scattered across the internet. Here are some of the fun and funkiest out there. But beware, gazing upon them might make you realize your office chair is a bit of a snoozer. 

First up is Kendra's project who not onlyContinue Reading

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Yarn-Bombed Ikea Dining Chairs

By: Diy maven May 10, 2012

created at: 05/10/2012

Lorna Watt of Knits for Life is the bomb in the yarn-bomb arena, if you ask me. As a fairly experienced crocheter myself, I was stunned when I saw her crochet-covered Ikea Stefan dining chairs, much like the one pictured above. The fit and design of its new skin looks impeccable, and turns the humble Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful Woven Bench Makeover

By: Capreek May 07, 2012

created at: 05/07/2012

The "before" looks familiar, yes? A discarded bench, sad and lonely without a seat to call its own. Before you pass a similar one by, check out this creative makeover!   Continue Reading

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How to: Paint Upholstery

By: Diy maven May 02, 2012

created at: 05/02/2012

Kristy snagged the wingback chair pictured above* on Craigslist. She was impressed by its condition and quality; what she wasn't impressed with was the color.  She considered having reupholstered, but the $500 to $700 price tag wasn't in the budget. So, what did Kristy do? She painted the chair--fabric and all. The supplies she used weren't anything specialContinue Reading

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Roundup: 6 DIY Garden Trellis Ideas

By: Green couch design Apr 20, 2012

created at: 04/10/2012
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Gardens are one of the most creative things to do, whether it's blending the colors of annuals in your pots for just that perfect contrast, or developing the perfect layout for your garden path. Gardening is all about creating. So we thought we would finish out the week with a fun creative project that gets those artistic juices flowing. Continue Reading

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How to: Make Your Own Upcycled DIY Garden Weed Block

By: Green couch design Apr 19, 2012

created at: 04/10/2012created at: 04/10/2012Nothing beats a DIY project made from free materials you were going to recycle anyway. Except for a DIY project made from free materials you were going to recycle anyway that prevents weeds from growing among your tasty veggies!   Continue Reading

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What to Consider when Choosing Upholstery Fabrics

By: Mollymc Apr 19, 2012

created at: 04/17/2012

Reupholstering furniture is a big investment. Not only is the work expensive, but the fabric can be, too! The folks at Spruce blogged some smart tips to help pick the right fabric for the job.

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Good vs. Bad Soil: How to Prep Soil for Your Garden

By: Green couch design Apr 17, 2012

created at: 04/10/2012

Okay, would-be gardeners, let's talk soil. So many garden failures can be attributed to bad soil. It's like the wild west outlaw that comes in and steals all the good things from your plants. Good soil, on the other hand is like that wholesome wild west sherif who nurtures and cares for your plants. The white hat guy. Good vs. bad, get it?!

Anyway, the keys to good soil are:Continue Reading

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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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