Painting Upholstery: Experimenting With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

By: Diy maven Jan 06, 2014

Big Sis had a Victorian side chair that she'd been itching to have reupholstered. I suggested painting the fabric with Annie Sloan's chalk paint. She hadn't heard about the technique, but she was up for it. She found a local retailer and bought a pot of Barcelona Orange. That was a few months ago. On Christmas day, I noticed the chair, still dressed in its traditional tapestry and asked why she hadn't painted it yet. She said she had been intimidated by the notion of taking paint to its fabric, and then she asked me… Continue Reading

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Christmas Home Makeover in a Day

By: Diy maven Dec 09, 2013

Still haven't decorated for Christmas? Think you don't have time? Check this out: it took designer Stephen Saint-Onge just one day to decorate the living… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 10 Handmade Home Decor Gifts

By: Capreek Dec 04, 2013

We've scoured Etsy to find ten of our favorite handmade home decor gift ideas! Check out our picks below and let us know some of your favorite Etsy shops in the… Continue Reading

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2014 Spring Color THROWDOWN

By: Diy maven Nov 07, 2013

       

Did you hear? Recently, Pantone announced its spring 2014 color and PPG picked its fav for the entire year. First Pantone's pick: Dazzling Blue, which is… Continue Reading

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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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