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… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Cactus Pillow

By: Matt allison Jul 30, 2014

DIY Cactus Pillow

I've got a soft spot for cacti and succulents, can't get enough of them, problem is they don't play well with toddlers. I stumbled across this easy craft project that is at home in the living room or playroom, no risk of an accidental spiking. Full instructions and template at the link… Continue Reading

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DIY Bleached Landscape Pillow

By: Alicia Aug 20, 2014


Our little boy was born two weeks before we moved into the Curbly House, and for the last two years - with the exception of a few pictures on the wall, his bedroom has remained untouched. For the most part, this has been intentional, because we wanted to hold off creating a space for him until we knew more about him. And, frankly, we be tired, and adding another room to our makeover list was just not in our cards... until now.

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Make It: Old Coffee Table Becomes Bright Ottoman

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 16, 2014

DIY upholstered ottomanI love the transformation of this ordinary coffee table - turned - ottoman. It's so cheerful and looks like the perfect place to rest those tired feet!      

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Before and After: A "Cool" Dining Room Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jul 07, 2014

Dining Room Makeover

This dining room was fine. It was workable. Decent. But the owners wanted to transform it from okay to amazing. So they made a few changes, and chose their furniture carefully. Check out the gorgeous final result after the jump.… Continue Reading

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Before and After: IKEA Solutions for a Growing Family

By: Diy maven Jul 07, 2014

The Fair family won a free home makeover courtesy of IKEA. And it came at just the right time. The family of five was outgrowing their 1,500 square foot Charlotte home as fast as their three… Continue Reading

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Museum Tour: Art as Home Furnishings

By: Diy maven Jul 02, 2014

Earlier this spring, I had the opportunity to visit an exhibit at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center entitled, "Art in the Home." Although some of the art was the conventional hang-on-the-wall kind, most of the pieces were the furnishings themselves. Tables, chairs, benches, vessels, light fixtures. Everywhere I looked was a piece of art. It was, as you can imagine,… Continue Reading

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Shopping Guide: Affordable Outdoor Accessories for Entertaining

By: Capreek Jun 25, 2014

It's officially summer now (hooray), which means you're practically required to spend as much time as possible outdoors. To celebrate, we've rounded up some super colorful and totally affordable outdoor accessories that are perfect for entertaining guests all summer long!… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wooden Camp Chair

By: Lexy.b.ward Jun 25, 2014

DIY wooden camp chairCamping at the beach? Camping in the woods? Forget using those store-bought fabric sling chairs. Create your own with a little bit of reclaimed wood!      

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Eye Candy: Creative Outdoor Seating Ideas

By: Faith-towers Jun 19, 2014

Eye Candy: Creative Outdoor Seating Ideas

Let's face it... some of the patio furniture on the market today can be generic and boring. So why not get creative and use some unexpected materials for your outdoor seating? Click through for ten of my favorite… Continue Reading

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How To: Create an Inviting Entry Outside to Inside

By: Diy maven Jun 17, 2014

Will Rogers once said, "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." Entryways, both outside and inside, are our guests' first impression to our home. And, oftentimes, our exterior entrances are the only impression our neighbors have of us. Which is why it's good to periodically turn a critical eye to them and get down to some spiffing… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Sweet Porch Dining Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 16, 2014

Last Friday we had a roundup of eye candy that included some gorgeous outdoor dining spaces. In today's B & A, we have an existing porch dining room that was… Continue Reading

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Before and After: 1980's Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 06, 2014

Carolyn described her 1980's kitchen "yucky." It's certainly far from that now. Confined to a tight budget, she and her husband did all the work themselves except for the installation of the countertops. The DIY mostly happened in the… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Colorful DIY Bench IKEA Hack

By: Capreek Jun 04, 2014

Inspired by an outdoor bench makeover she'd spotted floating around the Internet (you know the one), Alecia decided to recreate the idea with a more finished look for indoor use. The result? One of my favorite IKEA hacks to… Continue Reading

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