How to: Make DIY Temporary Fabric Wall Decals

By: Craftmel May 30, 2012

created at: 05/30/2012

As my family embarks on yet another year in our rented condo, I finally threw down the gauntlet and rebelled against bare, naked walls.  A girl can only handle so much white.  While I've been sneaking framed art here and there (my husband whines about having to fill holes when we eventually move), it was time to pull out the big guns: Fabric.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Wall Art Mounting and Hanging Ideas

By: Diy maven May 22, 2012

created at: 05/22/2012

I'm not telling you anything you don't already know when I say frames can be expensive. They're oftentimes more expensive than the stuff we put in them, which doesn't seem fair as it's the art that's the main course, and the frame is just the pretty table setting. Yeah, it can make the meal more appetizing, but still. Wait...are we still talking about frames here? Yes and no because most of these fabulous mounting and hanging ideas don't even involve them. So, on to the roundup!

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Before & After: A Post-Baby Master Bedroom Makeover

By: Capreek May 21, 2012

created at: 05/17/2012

Unfortunate wallpaper trim, awkwardly-sized curtains, and a crib the size of Texas: I think it's safe to say this master bedroom needs some serious help!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make an Upcycled DIY Reusable Drink Carrier

By: Capreek May 21, 2012

created at: 05/14/2012

Summer is coming, which means lots of time outdoors, picnics, BBQs, and festivities! All these events? They mean cold beverages better be at-the-ready. Check out this clever upcycled drink carrier!   Continue Reading

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Sew It: Easy Scarf Blouse

By: Craftmel May 16, 2012

created at: 05/14/2012

You're walking around in your local thrift store and you catch sight of two awesome silk scarves... they even coordinate with each other!  What do to with them?  Well, make a cool summer blouse, of course!   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Typographic Wall Art Ideas!

By: Capreek May 14, 2012

created at: 05/13/2012

We're big on typography here at Curbly and when you combined that love with our love of DIY projects and our obsession with art, well... you get a trifecta of awesomeness! Here are ten of our favorite typographic DIY wall art ideas and projects. Feel free to let us know some of your faves in the comments!   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 not onlyContinue Reading

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12 DIY Wall Art Ideas Using Silhouettes

By: Craftmel May 09, 2012

created at: 05/09/2012

I just walked around my house and made a quick inventory of how many silhouette images I have as wall art in my home.  The count currently stands at 10, but that number increases drastically depending on what holiday decor I have out throughout the year. 

You could argue that I like silhouettes.  A lot.

Here are 12 silhouette art ideas that might inspire yet another piece to add to my collection.   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 makeover!   Continue Reading

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Dining/Living Room Makeover

By: Diy maven May 07, 2012

created at: 05/07/2012When Kirsten of Restored Style bought her bungalow, the living room was in dire need of life and the dining room was in dire need of a table. Soft fern green paint on the walls and Continue Reading

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Curbly Gift Guide: 20 Stylish Gifts for Mother's Day

By: Capreek May 02, 2012

created at: 05/02/2012

It's time to celebrate the hardworking moms (wives, sisters, and even grandmas) in your life! To help you out in the gift-giving department, we've rounded up 20 stylish gift ideas any lady will love. Happy Mother's Day!   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 specialContinue Reading

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How to Make Fork Pom-Poms and Bows

By: Diy maven May 01, 2012

 

Eskimimi Makes has shared two very clever uses for--of all things--forks. One is a method for making perfect little pom-poms. The other a technique for making small, perfectly shaped bows. If we need larger bows and pom-poms, we could opt for serving forks. Clever, no??

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Roundup: DIY Outdoor Furniture Ideas

By: Mollymc Apr 26, 2012

created at: 04/25/2012

Um, have you tried to buy outdoor furniture lately? It's expensive! So, rather than wait 'til the end-of-season sales roll around, take matters into your own hands. Here are seven awesome DIY ideas for you.

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How To: Make a Vintage-Inspired Wool Camera Case!

By: Capreek Apr 25, 2012

created at: 04/24/2012

Matt from Wood&Faulk is kind of my hero. He's always making beautiful things from simple materials and, frankly, completely and utterly blowing my mind. Like this vintage-y camera case, for example. It's gorgeous! And so easy!   

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