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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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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