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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Make It: DIY Patriotic Pillows for the 4th of July

By: Capreek Jul 02, 2012

created at: 07/02/2012

Independence Day is this week! By now you've stocked up on all your legal fireworks and have your favorite potato salad recipe ready to go. But, if you're looking to bring a little of the red, white, and blue into your decor, we've got a simple sewing project for you!… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 7 Modern Furniture Makeovers!

By: Capreek Jun 25, 2012

created at: 06/25/2012

We've got some modern makeover madness for you today! Here are 7 awesome furniture face lifts to inspire your own creativity. Enjoy!… Continue Reading

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How To: Monoprint Fabric for DIY Home Projects

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 19, 2012

created at: 06/19/2012 

If you have been itching to dive into a printmaking project or two, this DIY is perfect for you. Monoprinting is one of the easiest forms of printmaking to get the hang of and the best part is you can use this technique for other projects around your home too, not just wall… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Pillows -- Three Ways!

By: Capreek Jun 19, 2012

created at: 06/19/2012

I'm what you might call a pillow freak. I have an entire board dedicated to modern cushions on Pinterest. It's called "Pillow Power" because I'm a weirdo. So, spying not one but three awesome pillows that I can make myself, makes me very, very happy!… Continue Reading

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Ayla's New Bedroom: How to Smooth a Toddler's Home Transition

By: Alicia Jun 12, 2012

Curbly House Toddler Room Ideas
Life is a little crazy around our house(es) these days. Our days are spent preparing for a baby in just a few short week, remodeling our new house, packing up our old house, and wrangling a 3-year-old, leaving little time for anything else. In the brief moments of pause, I'm either napping or thinking about how to make the transitions that are coming in the next several weeks smooth for everyone in our family, especially Ayla. So, I've been… Continue Reading

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Roundup: Office Chair Makeovers

By: Diy maven May 14, 2012

 created at: 05/14/2012

Seat, back, wheels. Office chairs can be so ho-hum, which is why many see them as blank canvases just itching for a punch of personality, as evidenced by the plethora of makeovers scattered across the internet. Here are some of the fun and funkiest out there. But beware, gazing upon them might make you realize your office chair is a bit of a snoozer. 

First up is Kendra's project who… Continue Reading

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Yarn-Bombed Ikea Dining Chairs

By: Diy maven May 10, 2012

created at: 05/10/2012

Lorna Watt of Knits for Life is the bomb in the yarn-bomb arena, if you ask me. As a fairly experienced crocheter myself, I was stunned when I saw her crochet-covered Ikea Stefan dining chairs, much like the one pictured above. The fit and design of its new skin looks impeccable, and turns the… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful Woven Bench Makeover

By: Capreek May 07, 2012

created at: 05/07/2012

The "before" looks familiar, yes? A discarded bench, sad and lonely without a seat to call its own. Before you pass a similar one by, check out this creative… Continue Reading

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How to: Paint Upholstery

By: Diy maven May 02, 2012

created at: 05/02/2012

Kristy snagged the wingback chair pictured above* on Craigslist. She was impressed by its condition and quality; what she wasn't impressed with was the color.  She considered having reupholstered, but the $500 to $700 price tag wasn't in the budget. So, what did Kristy do? She painted the chair--fabric and all. The supplies she used weren't anything… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 6 DIY Garden Trellis Ideas

By: Green couch design Apr 20, 2012

created at: 04/10/2012
created at: 04/10/2012

Gardens are one of the most creative things to do, whether it's blending the colors of annuals in your pots for just that perfect contrast, or developing the perfect layout for your garden path. Gardening is all about creating. So we thought we would finish out the week with a fun creative project that gets those artistic juices… Continue Reading

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How to: Make Your Own Upcycled DIY Garden Weed Block

By: Green couch design Apr 19, 2012

created at: 04/10/2012created at: 04/10/2012Nothing beats a DIY project made from free materials you were going to recycle anyway. Except for a DIY project made from free materials you were going to recycle anyway that prevents weeds from growing among your tasty veggies!… Continue Reading

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What to Consider when Choosing Upholstery Fabrics

By: Mollymc Apr 19, 2012

created at: 04/17/2012

Reupholstering furniture is a big investment. Not only is the work expensive, but the fabric can be, too! The folks at Spruce blogged some smart tips to help pick the right fabric for the… Continue Reading

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Good vs. Bad Soil: How to Prep Soil for Your Garden

By: Green couch design Apr 17, 2012

created at: 04/10/2012

Okay, would-be gardeners, let's talk soil. So many garden failures can be attributed to bad soil. It's like the wild west outlaw that comes in and steals all the good things from your plants. Good soil, on the other hand is like that wholesome wild west sherif who nurtures and cares for your plants. The white hat guy. Good vs. bad, get it?!

Anyway, the keys to good soil… Continue Reading

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