Vampiric Sofa Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 09, 2012

created at: 04/09/2012

Shannon's friend gave her an antique, Queen Anne style sofa. The fabric was faded, its decorative legs were scratched and its seat was sagging. A lesser intrepid soul might have opted to pass on a makeover, but Shannon decided to invest the cash it… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Mod Ottoman Makeover!

By: Capreek Apr 09, 2012

created at: 04/09/2012

This little vintage ottoman had great bones and a charming profile, but its beige-y blahness just wasn't cutting it. That's nothing a fab shower curtain couldn't fix, though! Yes, I said "shower curtain". Read… Continue Reading

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Ingenious Drop Cloth-Covered Ottoman Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 04, 2012

created at: 04/04/2012

Becca says she can't sew, which is why she was putting off her ottoman makeover. You see, it needed a skirt that would need to be sewed, and she didn't want it to look homemade. To 'skirt' (pardon the pun) sewing issue, she bought a drop cloth (for $11) and used its finished edge(s) to make the skirt, thereby achieving a professional edge. Smart, right? But that's… Continue Reading

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How To Make a West Elm Knotted Felt Pillow

By: Diy maven Mar 26, 2012

created at: 03/26/2012

Ever since I saw West Elm's Knotted Felt Pillow, I've had a hankering to try to know one off, but, as happens when you procrastinate such things, some other clever DIYer beats you to it.… Continue Reading

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How to: Give a Secondhand Chair a Golden Glam Makeover

By: Chrisjob Mar 20, 2012

created at: 03/19/2012This Curbly guest post is written by Dale Mackey

This weekend my friend Steph and I made this chair together. Well, to be completely accurate, we took an old chair and turned it into this vision in white and gold. Inspired by a chair I’d seen at Anthropolgie, we took a free swivel chair I’d been given by my sweetheart’s parents and transformed into a modern glam masterpiece in about four hours for exactly $4.71.… Continue Reading

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The Case for White Slipcovers

By: Mollymc Mar 15, 2012
white slipcovered sofa
 
The look of a white sofa is so crisp and clean. But in a home in the real world, with snacks on the sofa, sippy cups and pet paws, can a white sofa stay that way? If you don't think so, maybe this case for white slipcovers can change your mind.
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How To: Turn Button-Up Shirts into Throw Pillows!

By: Capreek Mar 13, 2012

created at: 03/12/2012

Curbly reader Chrissann sent me a link to her awesome DIY pillow idea recently and I am SO glad she did!  It is the single most creative (and cute) repurposing project I have ever seen.  Also?  Her "before and after" photos totally cracked me… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 6 Great Uses of Long Throw Pillows

By: Mollymc Feb 23, 2012

Me oh My Long Throw Pillow

Throw pillows can be a point of contention in the bedroom. Do you really need more pillows to decorate the bed than you do to actually sleep in it? Well, if you're a pillow minimalist or live with someone who is, the long throw pillow may be the great compromise you're looking… Continue Reading

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How to: Make Decorative Throw Pillows from Recycled Sweaters

By: Rebekah-greiman Feb 21, 2012

created at: 02/20/2012

Hi!! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose, a site where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips, and remodeling endeavors. 

I like to re-invent things around my home, offering a fresh look to a room with little to no cost.

So, I had a couple of old sweaters and old pillows that I no longer enjoyed the orangey-ness of. What's a girl to do, but combine the two into one cute… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 8 DIY Throw Pillow Projects to Improve Any Bedroom

By: Craftmel Feb 14, 2012

created at: 02/13/2012

When one thinks of a bedroom, it is safe to guess the first thing that comes to mind is the bed.  It is only fair that the all-important bed gets some love and attention now and again with the addition of a good throw pillow or two- and we all like a good DIY,… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 8 Easy DIY Projects to Make Valentine's Day Special

By: Craftmel Feb 02, 2012

created at: 02/01/2012

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and often times we are all so exhausted from the winter holidays that we neglect the holiday of love.  This year I decided to decorate a bit for my kids' sake, but I have to admit I've fully enjoyed having some love-filled reminders around the house.  We've kept things simple, like the fuzzy ball garland by Anna at Noodle-head, above, and I've rounded up a few more simple and endearing projects for a sweet Valentine's… Continue Reading

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8 Awesome Office Ideas from the Curbly Archives

By: Bruno Jan 26, 2012

Eight awesome office ideas from the Curbly archives
We're kicking off 2012 with workspace month – dedicated to helping you improve the spaces where you work and get creative. Whether that space is a home office or a soul-sucking cubicle (or, improbably, an amazingly great cubicle), we've got some good ideas for you. Check 'em out:

Capree's Mod Office Accessories Roundup
Mod office accessories roundup

Need a little inspiration to bring your office space into the modern era? You're not still using that cardboard desk calendar your realtor sends every year, are you? Well, Capree's the lass to get your time-travel… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Typographic DIY Stencil Pillow!

By: Capreek Jan 25, 2012

created at: 01/25/2012

Stencils, linen, and a good quote might be the ultimate throw pillow… Continue Reading

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The 5-Second Standing Desk

By: Bruno Jan 12, 2012

This January (like last year) we're talking about the creative spaces where we get work (and art, and doodles, and crafts, etc.) done. Yesterday I stopped by a letterpress printer's shop (getting some cards printed up for my upcoming trip to Alt Summit), and I was really struck by one thing. The guy's desk chair looked like it hadn't been used in about 27 years. His whole job happens standing up, moving around.

And then there's me. And my laptop. The majority of my work happens in the space between my fingertips and the keyboard, which means the rest of my body is out of the loop. But it turns out sitting your skeleton down in a chair all day is pretty much suicidal.The five minute standing desk

Fortunately, our friend (and editor) Chris Gardner came up with a quick way to fashion a standing desk… Continue Reading

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