Ugly-No-More Bamboo Chair Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 04, 2013

When Lisa's husband saw this chair 'handed down' by his parents, he had just one word to say about it. Actually, one word repeated 5 times: No, no, no, no, no. But Lisa, having vision and a great eye, was not deterred. She had the… Continue Reading

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How To: Repair and Restore a Thrift Store Chair

By: Capreek Oct 15, 2013

Thrift stores, garage sales, Craigslist... They're great sources for finding furniture. Sometimes (re: 95% of the time), though, this furniture has seen better days and is in need of some TLC.         

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Eye Candy: 10 Modern And Stylish Fall Rooms

By: Faith-towers Oct 15, 2013

When decorating for fall, there's a fine line between classy and cheesy. But there are a few no-fail ways to make sure you don't cross that line. Here are ten rooms with subtle fall accents, and some tips for using them in your own… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Extreme Ottoman Makeover

By: Capreek Oct 14, 2013

This makeover gets the "extreme" label because, well, you'll… Continue Reading

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Fresh $70 Entry Makeover (2-fer)

By: Diy maven Oct 14, 2013

After five months of hating her avocado green entry, Aly rolled up her sleeves and transformed it for $70 and a weekend's worth of work. After seeing tutorials on the interweb for adding board and batten trim to a wall, she decided to give it a go. With the old and new trim… Continue Reading

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The Curbly House: Our Sunroom Styled by Emily Henderson

By: Alicia Oct 10, 2013


For the last few weeks, we've been sharing all the amazingness Emily Henderson is going to bring to the Curbly House. We hooked up with Emily, her assistant Orlando Soria, and Sherwin-Williams to bring a calm, airy, elegant do-over to our master bedroom, dining room, and living room. This week we're back to introduce our final room makeover, and it's our most loved (and most perplexing) space: the sunroom.

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How To: Give Old Furniture a Colorful, Patterned Makeover with Wallpaper

By: Capreek Oct 09, 2013

Let's say you find an old piece of furniture at your local thrift store: it has great bones but the finish has seen better days (sound familiar?). You know you can do something awesome with it, but what? All-over paint? A new stain? Boring!

Instead, bring it back to life with this colorful, pattern-tastic DIY idea from ModCloth! Whether you choose to go bold or keep it subtle, this technique allows for nearly infinite customization and creativity. Ready to get started?… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Ways To Dip-Dye Your Decor

By: Faith-towers Oct 09, 2013

The popular dip-dye trend is still going strong, and there are some fun new variations circulating around the world wide web. Check out these colorful new ways to dress up your home this… Continue Reading

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One Fresh Makeover: From Office to Nursery

By: Diy maven Oct 07, 2013

This makeover is kind of a cheat. The previous owners used it at as an office, so that's our 'before' picture. However, that doesn't undermine its lovely makeover. Brecklyn's mommy painted the walls grey three times because she couldn't get the color quite right. When she… Continue Reading

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The Curbly House: Our Living Room Styled by Emily Henderson

By: Alicia Oct 03, 2013

We've told you all about the plans for our bedroom, and our dining room, and this week we're back to tell you a little bit about what Emily Henderson has in store for our living room. And P.S.: The notion that Emily Henderson has anything to do with our house will never get old. 

'Cause, I mean, look at her living room! Holy balls, if our living room ends up that awesome, I'm going to puke.

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Eye Candy: 10 Bold, Colorful Master Bedrooms

By: Faith-towers Oct 03, 2013

I have a secret to tell you... bedrooms don't have to be boring! Sometimes a splash of color can do wonders for a space. These rooms take this notion to the extreme, with bold color choices and daring combinations. You won't believe your… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy Home Decor Upgrades Using Spray Paint

By: Faith-towers Sep 26, 2013

Lately I've developed a slight obsession with spray paint. There's something about its transformative powers that I just can't resist. Soon everything in my home will be a different color than it was when I got it. And I'm drawing lots of inspiration from the internet... here are ten of my very favorite… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Modern DIY Leather and Neon Rope Chair Makeover

By: Capreek Sep 24, 2013

I'll admit it: I'm a sucker for anything that combines leather with pops of bright color. It just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, ya know? So when I spotted this project on Design Milk, I immediately knew I had to try something… Continue Reading

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The Curbly House: Designing Our Master Bedroom with Emily Henderson

By: Alicia Sep 19, 2013

Welcome to our master bedroom ... almost.

Two weeks ago we announced that Emily Henderson is coming to the Curbly House to make it beautiful. Just reading that last sentence makes me want to do a Shannon Miller floor routine circa 1992. The chance to work with Emily is amazing, and we feel like the luckiest home-owners on the block (I think we are)! You will not believe the cool things we have planned for the bedroom. Read on, friends, to… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Old Chair Gets a Modern, Hand-Printed Makeover

By: Capreek Sep 17, 2013

The fabric on this chair had seen better days, no thanks in part to the resident feline who couldn't resist its velvet flocked goodness. Fast forward to now, and it's sporting a brand new look courtesy of some hand-printed, geometric… Continue Reading

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