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 childrenContinue 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, incrediblyContinue 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 ideas.   

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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 up.       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 given a sweetContinue 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 eveningContinue 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 date!      Continue Reading

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Make It: Stackable Cheeseburger Pillows for Dad

By: Lexy.b.ward Jun 04, 2014

DIY Cheesburger Pillow

Father's Day is just around the corner. Make these cheeseburger pillows for his "man-cave"!      

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Weekend Project: Painted Cane Pillow DIY

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 30, 2014

If you're looking for a fun weekend DIY, this pillow project is a good one to try. As you can see, it involves a whole lot of painter's tape and an intricate pattern, but the results are worth it.   Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wood and Wool Bench -- From Scratch!

By: Capreek May 29, 2014

Benches. They're just so dang handy, ya know? In mudrooms, dining rooms, entryways, or even outdoors they're always there for you when you need a little extra seating. In the case of this DIY version, they're even dressed for the occasion, too!          Continue Reading

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Roundup: 11 Do-It-Yourself Pillows For Every Skill Level

By: Lexy.b.ward May 28, 2014

Pillows. Pillows. PILLOWS! I love 'em. And I love the millions of ways to customize them and make them your own. Here are 11 ways to do just that. From sewing to gluing to tie-dyeing and more, there's a project in here for you!      

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How to: DIY Ampersand Accent Pillow + Free Printable Pattern

By: Faith-towers May 22, 2014

DIY Ampersand Pillow Tutorial

Being a typography nerd, I'm a big fan of the ampersand. It's a beautiful letterform. And being fabric and textile month here at Curbly, I thought that combining sewing and typography could be the perfect project. I mean... who wouldn't want an ampersand accent pillow on their couch? Keep reading to get your free printable pattern and the full photo tutorial.     

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