10 Tasteful Ways To Use Neon In Your Home

By: Faith-towers Aug 08, 2013

As a kid growing up in the 80's, I most certainly did not use neon subtly. But now that it's 2013 and neon is back, it's important to use it sparingly. Here are ten ways to utilize these bright colors without overwhelming your space.   

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Roundup: 10 Extremely Easy IKEA Hacks

By: Faith-towers Aug 01, 2013

Sometimes it's nice to do an easy project. One of those "why didn't I think of that" ideas that doesn't take two weeks to finish. So today I wanted to share some simple IKEA hacks with you - everything from garden torches to kitty litter hideaways to pendant lights.   

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Make It: DIY Floor Pillow Made from a Thrifted Blanket

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 30, 2013

Recycle an old blanket with tattered edges and a cool pattern into a comfy floor pillow, perfect for additional seating.   Continue Reading

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Oh-So Ombre Chair Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 29, 2013

I swear I see a chair not unlike the one pictured above every other week sitting dejectedly at someone's curbside. Usually, there's a 'free' sign attached to the thing. NextContinue Reading

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How to: DIY Bright and Shiny Bistro Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 27, 2013

When I bought this sweet little yellow bistro table a couple years back, I loved it. It was the perfect size for romantic meals under the sky. Then, after the first season, the paint on all three pieces started peeling. See?

I touched it up, with yellow, but I couldn't keep up with the weathering. By the end of the second season, the cheery yellow had turned sickly, powdery yellow. When this spring rolled around I considered replacing the set with something new. That notion lasted about a minute, because, really, it wasContinue Reading

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Unbelievable Painted Chair Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 23, 2013

Mandy was given a leather (or possibly naugahyde) chair for which she had BIG plans. Recovering it was on the top of the list, but when she maybe-not-accidentally dripped some paint on it, her plans changed. She decided to paint it withContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 6 Modern Red, White and Blue Rooms

By: Diy maven Jul 04, 2013

Today in the U.S. we are celebrating Independence Day, or as my English brother-in-law might say, the day 'We were freed of them." But be that as it may, I thought I might take the opportunity to find some modern red, white and blue interiors, because, let's face it, oftentimes that particular color combination stirs up images of country. Not so forContinue Reading

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Rustic Bench Gets Modern Moroccan-Inspired Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 21, 2013



(HEY! We're giving away a $200 Home Depot gift card at the bottom of this post! Read on to find out how to win!)

My dad was a jack of all trades as far as DIY was concerned. Plumbing, heating, engine repair. He did just about everything. The one thing he rarely did was make furniture. Only two such projects come to mind: a coffee table that was long gone by the time I came around, and there is the bench you see above. Dad's bench, as we refer to it, was never meant to be a 'beauty' piece, but rather a workbench of sorts for my mother. 

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It went on the auction block when they downsized about 6 years ago. As I stood watching the auctioneer offer up the bench, I decided I couldn't part with it and entered into a heated bidding war with a total stranger. I paid five bucks for it.

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Kid-Centric Living Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 19, 2013

This is one of those unbelievable 'before' photos. Could it possibly be the same room as the after?? According to HGTV's Carter Oosterhouse, it is. Dark panelling and furniture straight out of That 70's Show were cast aside forContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Funky Embellished Chair Makeover

By: Capreek Jun 17, 2013

This wicker chair was left abandoned and helpless on the side of the road. Fortunately for it, someone with some serious style and DIY design chops brought it home for some much-needed TLC.     

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Roundup: 10 DIY Fabric Projects For The Kids' Room

By: Faith-towers Jun 13, 2013

I don't know about you, but I have lots of fabric leftover from past sewing projects. So why not put it to good use by creating something for the little ones? Here are ten of my absolute favorite fabric-related DIY ideas for playrooms and bedrooms.   

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Curbly Shopping Guide: 20 Cool Products for Pets!

By: Capreek Jun 05, 2013

June is kids and pets month here at Curbly which, as a self-proclaimed "Crazy Dog Lady" makes me really happy! While I love all animals and pets, today I'm focusing on the furry kind: cats and dogs. Check out my top ten picks for each and give your four-legged friends something to really bark (or purr) about!     Continue Reading

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The Smartest Beanbag Chair EVER

By: Diy maven Jun 04, 2013

It's not often that I'm delightfully surprised by a new take on an old staple, but Mimish Design's new beanbag chair produced such a reaction. Available in a whopping 14 luscious colors, the beanbag is actually a very clever Continue Reading

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Roundup: 15 Budget-Friendly Outdoor Textiles We Love

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 24, 2013

Spruce up your patio this spring with a handful of colorful outdoor textiles that will update the space in no time. These budget-friendly pillows, rugs, tablecloths, and more will modernize any outdoor space in need of a little TLC. The best part, though? Your wallet will be happy because all the items in this guide are under a $100 a pop.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Orimono Pillow

By: Diy maven May 14, 2013

Anthropologie's delightful Orimono Pillow takes patchwork to a new and fresh level. Not so fresh is the price. Eight-eight bucks. Ouch! Mim had the same reaction, so she made a DIY version that set her back a schmeezily $3. The outcome? Nothing less than Continue Reading

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