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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How to: DIY Shade Pendant Lamps

By: Diy maven Jun 12, 2012

created at: 06/12/2012

Jen from Tatertots & Jello found the perfect pendant lamps for her kitchen, but at $140 a pop, they were out of the question. So, Jen came up with a fabulous alternative that only set her back $124, and that's for FOUR pendant lights. She started by picking up some $7 shades at Target, which she covered in a pretty print she found online. Conversion kits at Lowes for 20 bucks each helped her convert her recessed lights to pendants, sansContinue Reading

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DIY Idea: Easy Hand-Painted Linen Towels

By: Capreek Jun 08, 2012

created at: 06/07/2012

From stamps to polka dots to tassels, we've shown you a few clever ways to ratchet up the style factor of plain kitchen towels. Now here's a new way to customize your kitchen and dining room linens!   

This technique is pretty straight forward and can be adapted to suit your tastes (if you want to experiment or try something less traditional). Jenny from Everyday Occasions shows you how to use fabric paint to create yourContinue Reading

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How To: Make Colorful DIY Felt Storage Boxes

By: Capreek Jun 07, 2012

created at: 06/07/2012

It's no secret that I have an on-going love affair with felt. Add my obsession with little boxes and storage containers to the mix, and this DIY project is a no-brainer!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Stitched Leather Gadget Case

By: Capreek Jun 06, 2012

created at: 06/06/2012

...or wallet, or pencil holder, or mouse pad!   Continue Reading

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Curbly Gift Guide: 20 Awesome Manly Gifts for Father's Day

By: Capreek Jun 05, 2012

created at: 06/05/2012

Man-gifts: leather, wood, bacon, and tools for the great outdoors (or life). We've rounded up 20 gifts that would make any dad proud. Happy Father's Day!   Continue Reading

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SALE: Three Make It! eBooks for the Price of Two

By: Bruno Jun 01, 2012

Make It! eBook Sale (3 for the price of 2!)Now through June 30th, you can buy all three of our Make It! how-to manuals for just $20 (that's three for the price of two). That's Make It! Mid-Century Modern, Hardware Store Decor, and Secondhand Chic for just $20! 


Each book includes a bunch of detailed, beautifully-photographed projects created by your favorite Curbly writers. And it's a high-res download, so you can print them out at home!(You can always buy the print version,Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Stunning DIY Rug from Felt Scraps!

By: Capreek May 30, 2012

created at: 05/30/2012

This might be the most amazing DIY rug I've ever seen. Heck, it might be the most amazing rug period!   Continue Reading

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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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