Make It: DIY Dip-Dye Bedding

By: Capreek Nov 19, 2012

created at: 11/19/2012

This is a super cool technique for making your own dip-dyed linens and fabric! I am definitely tempted to grab some discounted white sheets and try my hand at it -- what do you say?      

A bucket, some dye, and fabric are the core essentials for this DIY project from A Merry Mishap. You could also grab some tea towels and napkins to dye while you're at it! There's also a secret ingredient that you add to the dye that I… Continue Reading

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Make It: A DIY Latch Hook Rug

By: Capreek Nov 15, 2012

created at: 11/15/2012

Many of the projects we feature are quick, done-in-an-afternoon endeavors (which is awesome). But, sometimes you want something that you can pick up and work on over a period of time (like, say, the entire winter because what else is there to do*?). If you're looking for a project to keep you occupied while you hibernate this season, I've got just the thing for you: a DIY latch hook rug!… Continue Reading

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Color 101 with David Bromstad: David's Favorite Inexpensive DIY Decor Tips and Techniques

By: David bromstad Nov 15, 2012

created at: 11/06/2012
This month, Curbly is excited to team up with designer and TV host David Bromstad, of HGTV's Design Star and The White Room Challenge. David is offering his professional tips about one his biggest passions: using color to transform everyday rooms into something extraordinary.  

I love DIY projects! Bringing a little something special and interesting into your home décor can be easy. One of my favorite décor… Continue Reading

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Color 101 with David Bromstad: How to Decorate with Neutral Colors without Making Your Space Totally Boring

By: David bromstad Nov 13, 2012

created at: 11/06/2012
This month, Curbly is excited to team up with designer and TV host David Bromstad, of HGTV's Design Star and The White Room Challenge. David is offering his professional tips about one his biggest passions: using color to transform everyday rooms into something extraordinary.  


In case you haven't heard, neutrals don't have to be boring. Not even beige. You can still bring interest and depth of color in your home without adding brights or anything… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Upholstered Stool Makeover -- Two Ways!

By: Capreek Nov 12, 2012

created at: 11/12/2012

It's always fun to see how someone transforms a piece of furniture, but it's especially interesting to see how that same piece is reinvented multiple times throughout its life. Take this little stool, for instance!… Continue Reading

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Color 101 with David Bromstad: How to Use Bright and Bold Colors in Your Décor

By: David bromstad Nov 08, 2012

created at: 11/06/2012
This month, Curbly is excited to team up with designer and TV host David Bromstad, of HGTV's Design Star and The White Room Challenge. David is offering his professional tips about one his biggest passions: using color to transform everyday rooms into something extraordinary. 

You know I looove me some bright colors! But incorporating them into your home can be tricky.  But it’s not impossible!  My number one recommendation is always to keep the majority of your… Continue Reading

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How To: Make an X-Leg Ottoman

By: Diy maven Nov 07, 2012

Jennifer had wanted to try making a couple of X-leg Ottoman's for awhile. Less than a yard of fabric, some hardwood planks, plywood & foam and she was on her way. The outcome is steller. Jennifer shares complete… Continue Reading

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How To: Easy DIY Folding Chair Makeover

By: Alicia Nov 06, 2012

created at: 11/06/2012

Thanksgiving means turkey, cranberries, guests, and extra seats at the table. As we prepare for the holiday, we decided to purchase a set of folding chairs to create additional seating for our guests. The chairs are super sturdy and comfortable, but they're not the most stylish kids on the block, so we decided to spiff them up using rivets, a staple gun, and some extra fabric we had lying around the house. Check out the tutorial… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Neon Fabric Coil Bowls

By: Capreek Nov 06, 2012

created at: 11/06/2012

I remember making a coil bowl from scrap fabric as a kid -- it turned out terribly. Now that my dexterity and attention to detail and general craftin' skillz have increased, I really want to give this trendy neon version a go.… Continue Reading

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Color 101 with David Bromstad: How to Choose the Right Colors for Your Home

By: David bromstad Nov 06, 2012

created at: 11/06/2012
This month, Curbly is excited to team up with designer and TV host David Bromstad, of HGTV's Design Star and The White Room Challenge. David is offering his professional tips about one his biggest passions: using color to transform everyday rooms into something extraordinary. 

Whenever people ask me where to start with finding the right colors for their home; I always recommend learning the basics.
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First of all, it is important to think about the psychological effects of the color you are choosing!  For instance, blues, greys and greens have a calm soothing effect; they also help you concentrate and keep you… Continue Reading

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Before & After: Awesome Patterned Chair Makeover

By: Capreek Oct 29, 2012

created at: 10/28/2012

What do you get when you take a plain IKEA chair and attack it with a Sharpie? Something totally awesome.… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 Festive DIY Wreaths for Fall!

By: Capreek Oct 25, 2012

created at: 10/25/2012

We've rounded up 20 festive fall wreaths that will see your decor through from Halloween to Thanksgiving! Check 'em out and let us know which are your fave!  … Continue Reading

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Curbly Bookworm: Return of the STUPID SOCK Creatures

By: Diy maven Oct 24, 2012

created at: 10/24/2012

When John Murphy wrote his first book Stupid Sock Creatures, little did he know he would start a sock creature revolution. People everywhere were so inspired by the eight creatures contained within, they began making sock creatures of their own. John then invited these loyal readers to become guest designers for his latest work, Return of the Stupid Sock Creatures (Lark Crafts, October 2012, 132 pages). 

The book is divided into two parts. The first… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Stupid Sock Creature

By: Diy maven Oct 24, 2012

created at: 10/24/2012

If you've read my review of John Murphy's delightful new book, Return of the Stupid Sock Creatures, and you now have a hankerin' to create a Stupid Sock Creature of your very own, have no fear, Blincubus Jackson is here! Well, instructions to make one are here. Blincubus has a sweet tooth the size of Montana, and his sugary fixes are causing him all sorts of trouble. 

To make Blincubus, you'll need some supplies. Here's a quick rundown… Continue Reading

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Make It: Stylish DIY Striped Curtain Panels

By: Capreek Oct 23, 2012

created at: 10/22/2012

Inspired by some $100 curtain panels she spotted from Crate & Barrel (that's 100 bucks each, people), blogger Beckie Farrant did what we love most here at Curbly: she made some herself (for cheap!) and created a tutorial for like-minded DIY decor… Continue Reading

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