Make It: A DIY Mesh Beach Bag!

By: Capreek Jul 09, 2012
created at: 07/09/2012
Summer is in full swing and whether you're hitting the beach, the lake, or your local swimming pool, we've got the DIY project for you: a stylish mesh beach bag!    

Pascal Mestdagh from the fabulous blog Between the Lines shares this easy-to-follow tutorial for making your own beach bag, including an optional zippered pouch if you're feeling particularly ambitious -- check it out!

(My favorite part of this project? The brilliant and highly clever re-use of window screen material for the mesh!)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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How To: Make Wall Art from Old School Keys

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 29, 2012
created at: 06/22/2012
It's amazing how you can transform a gaudy piece of wall art into something cool and kitsch with a little bit of paint and a good color combo. But if you are scratching your head wondering how the creator could paint over an antique set of keys, I have good news.
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Make It: A Simple DIY Picnic Blanket for Summer!

By: Capreek Jun 26, 2012

created at: 06/26/2012

You guys, it's totally picnic weather these days. And picnic weather means picnic blankets! Here's a simple one you can make in an afternoon and be picnicking on by sunset!    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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Roundup: 8 DIY Table Runner Ideas

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 21, 2012

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There are so many options our there for DIY napkins, placemats, and table runners, it's hard not to want to make them all (even for a non-cook like myself). I mean, just because I can't make buffalo chicken mac and cheese doesn't mean I don't like to decorate the table when I have guests come over. 

So let's start with a table runner roundup, and work our way up to the napkins and placemats later. Sound good?

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Roundup: 20 Awesome DIY Modern Lighting Projects!

By: Capreek Jun 20, 2012

created at: 06/20/2012

In celebration of Modernism month at Curbly, we rounded up 20 of the best and coolest modern lighting projects on these here Interwebs. Yes, you read that right, TWENTY. So, put on your DIY pants, it's time to get illuminated!    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 art.   Continue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Fabric Tape

By: Craftmel Jun 19, 2012

I'm all about adhering fabric on things these days, so it is no wonder I really like the idea of fabric tape.  And the best part is that fabric tape is an excellent DIY project!   Continue Reading

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Before & After: A DIY Painted Starburst Rug

By: Capreek Jun 18, 2012

created at: 06/18/2012

What do you do with a giant, solid color rug? Give it some personality with paint, of course!    Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own DIY "Sun Print" Fabric

By: Capreek Jun 14, 2012

created at: 06/13/2012

Well, I know what I'm doing this weekend!   Continue Reading

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How To: Paint a Pattern Rug with Stencils

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 14, 2012

created at: 06/12/2012

You've seen painted rugs before, and the idea seems easy enough, but what about those more complicated patterns you see in magazines? Can you recreate that look too? Yes, you can. And you don't even have to be the best DIYer on the block!

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Roundup: 12 Mid-Century Modern DIY Projects

By: Capreek Jun 13, 2012

created at: 06/13/2012

It's modernism month here at the Curbs so, naturally, a roundup of our favorite MCM-inspired DIY projects was in order! Happy DIY-ing!   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 beenContinue Reading

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