Before and After: An Upholstered Stool Makeover -- Two Ways!

By: Capreek Nov 12, 2012

created at: 11/12/2012

It's always fun to see how someone transforms a piece of furniture, but it's especially interesting to see how that same piece is reinvented multiple times throughout its life. Take this little stool, for instance!… Continue Reading

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How To: Easy DIY Folding Chair Makeover

By: Alicia Nov 06, 2012

created at: 11/06/2012

Thanksgiving means turkey, cranberries, guests, and extra seats at the table. As we prepare for the holiday, we decided to purchase a set of folding chairs to create additional seating for our guests. The chairs are super sturdy and comfortable, but they're not the most stylish kids on the block, so we decided to spiff them up using rivets, a staple gun, and some extra fabric we had lying around the house. Check out the tutorial… Continue Reading

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Before & After: Awesome Patterned Chair Makeover

By: Capreek Oct 29, 2012

created at: 10/28/2012

What do you get when you take a plain IKEA chair and attack it with a Sharpie? Something totally awesome.… Continue Reading

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Win a $450 Shopping Spree from Euro Style Lighting!

By: Capreek Oct 09, 2012

created at: 10/09/2012

Curbly and Euro Style Lighting have teamed up to host an Olioboard design contest! Entering is easy (and the prizes are awesome!) -- read on for more details on how to enter.… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Dated Thrift Store Find to Modern Seating

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 04, 2012

created at: 09/17/2012

I never get tired of upholstery projects, and I hope you feel the same way because I have a doozy of a slipcover/upholstery makeover for you today. When you click through, you'll see that the finished project is much more minimal and modern than what you see in the photo above. It honestly looks like a brand new… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful DIY Folding Chair Makeover

By: Capreek Sep 24, 2012

created at: 09/24/2012

Ahh, folding chairs. Typically ugly and generally uncomfortable, they're usually a must-have around the holidays when our homes reach full capacity and our seating situation is on the brink of shambles. Alas, you CAN make them a bit more festive with this simple DIY makeover (no promises on the comfort factor, though)!… Continue Reading

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Reader Re-Do: A Colorful Patio Furniture Makeover

By: Alicia Sep 11, 2012

created at: 09/04/2012Note: This project is a reader submission from Rick in St. Paul, MN. We loved his colorful wrought-iron patio furniture makeover, and wanted to share it with you. Have a project you'd like us to share? Send us an e-mail to tips@curbly.com.

“Would you like our old patio furniture?”

That's the question my uncle asked me earlier this summer. It was a bit of a loaded question, especially when he told me that he was going to throw it away if we didn't want it. Hmm... if he was tossing it, why would I… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Custom DIY Pet Pillows

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 30, 2012

created at: 08/29/2012

I realize that making a pillow with your pet's photo on it might sound a little crazy, but I can assure you that this project is one part quirky and two parts awesome. Check it… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Mod Thrift Store Table-to-Bench Makeover!

By: Capreek Aug 13, 2012
created at: 08/13/2012
Show of hands: have you ever seen an old, plain, wooden table in a thrift store, at a garage sale, or even dumped on the side of the road? Chances are you've wondered what you'd do with it and, after a few moments' pause, have moved on to other items. Well, one look at this thrift store table makeover will have you reconsidering passing by another one again!  … Continue Reading
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Before and After: Rusty Metal Chairs to Modern Outdoor Set

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 09, 2012
created at: 08/02/2012

If you have ever passed by a set of rusty chairs at an estate sale wishing they were in better shape, do I have a DIY makeover for you. It turns out giving new life to worn, metal furniture is not as tough as it looks. See the transformation after the jump.… Continue Reading
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How To: Make a Paint By Numbers Pillow

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 01, 2012
created at: 08/01/2012
Remember those paint by numbers you loved to do when you were a kid? Well, now you can make a paint by numbers pillow, thanks to this DIY.… Continue Reading
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How To: Mix Patterns and Textures in Your Home!

By: Capreek Jul 24, 2012
created at: 07/24/2012
Our living room has a pretty established color scheme which could quickly and easily get out of hand. To reign it in and keep things interesting, I try to mix in different textures and patterns! It's not always obvious what will or won't work, but I promise this approach will keep your decor looking and feeling fresh. Here's how!  … Continue Reading
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How To: Make a DIY Pouf Ottoman from an Inexpensive Floor Mat

By: Capreek Jul 23, 2012
created at: 07/23/2012
Floor poufs are hot decor items that typically carry hefty price tags. What if I told you that you could make one for about $10? You'd flip, right?? Well, get ready...  … Continue Reading
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How to: Make Silk Ribbon Rosettes

By: Alicia Jul 19, 2012

created at: 07/19/2012
This week I'm sharing a series of DIY projects using ribbon from the nice folks at Midori Ribbon. You can check out the first three projects here. A today, I'm embellishing a chevron pillow cover with beautiful pink ribbon!Continue Reading

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How To: Sun Dye Fabric for Upholstery Projects

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 12, 2012
created at: 07/11/2012

Add a pop of color with a fun printed fabric that you design and create all by your lonesome. I don't think I've ever seen a fabric tutorial easier than this one.   … Continue Reading
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