Jaw-Dropping Mid-Century Modern Living Room Rescue

By: Diy maven Mar 05, 2013

created at: 03/04/2013

Yeah, that isn't hyperbole. This rescue is nothing less than jaw-dropping. For me, it's because if confronted with such a space, I wouldn't know where to begin. The brickwork looked in good condition, but there was a lot of it. As for that banister, oye. But spaces such as this are what Continue Reading

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Jazzy 9 Hour Living Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 04, 2013

created at: 03/04/2013

Imagine leaving for work in the morning, and when you return home that evening, your one-note living room has been transformed into an eclectic symphony punctuated with color. That's exactly what happened Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 Dresser and Nightstand Makeover Projects

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 22, 2013

created at: 02/21/2013

Yesterday, I rounded up  bold, bedroom eye candy; and I'll be honest, I'm still on a bedroom kick today. I know you love makeover projects almost as much as I do, so let's explore the world of bedroom dressers and nightstands today, with a before and after twist. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by how easy (and awesome) many of these makeover projects actually are.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Entryway and Mudroom Organizers

By: Matt allison Feb 20, 2013

created at: 02/20/2013

For most of us the entryway or mudroom is the first insight that guests have into our homes. While many choose function over form, there is no reason you can't have both.  

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Before and After: Porch Steps Turned DIY Coffee Table

By: Diy maven Feb 11, 2013

created at: 02/11/2013Now this is an alternate use I've never seen before. An old brown porch step--not much unlike the one pictured above--was slathered in two coats of bright white Continue Reading

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Before and After: Bedside Table Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 31, 2013

created at: 01/30/2013

A $10 thrift store side table gets a pop-inspired makeover with some brightly colored paint and a few smartly placed wall decals.   Continue Reading

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Capree's Office Makeover, Part 4: The BIG REVEAL!

By: Capreek Jan 30, 2013

created at: 01/30/2013

I've been teasing you all month long and the time has finally come for my big office makeover reveal! Are you ready for this?!? I sure hope so.    Continue Reading

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Capree's Office Makeover, Part 3: The DIY Neon Desk Makeover

By: Capreek Jan 29, 2013

created at: 01/22/2013

Last week, I shared some of the inspiring spaces, colors, and artwork behind our office makeover, as well as the paint colors we decided on. You may even remember talk of some neon pink desk legs being thrown into the mix. Well, I wasn't lying!       Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Desk Calendars, Wall Calendars, and Memo Boards

By: Matt allison Jan 27, 2013

created at: 01/23/2013

I'm ALWAYS forgetting dates, meetings and to do's! I NEED to write them down and while it's easy enough to jot them down in iCal, there is something special and tactile about having a physical calendar adore your wall or desk.

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Before & After: An Inexpensive Vase-to-Table Lamp Makeover

By: Capreek Jan 21, 2013

created at: 01/21/2013

You guys... I love when people get crafty and turn ordinary objects into extraordinary, way-more-functional objects. Like this clever decor hack from Curbly reader Kim!       Continue Reading

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Capree's Office Makeover, Part 2: The Quirky and Colorful Inspiration!

By: Capreek Jan 18, 2013

created at: 01/17/2013

Oh hey, remember this? My super gross office? Yeah, that bad boy is getting a makeover no matter which way you look at it. Since I'm a visual person and a planner, inspiration boards are a must! Check out my color choices and product picks -- and the spaces and artwork that inspired them -- below!     Continue Reading

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Make It: A LP Side Table

By: Diy maven Jan 08, 2013

Plant stand + LP = side table. Would you believe I actually HAD a plant stand like that? I gave it away to a charity shop. Oye. Anyway...if I made one I'd probably useContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Rustic Storage Desk from Wooden Pallets

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 27, 2012

created at: 12/25/2012

I love a good desk DIY, especially when it involves recycled materials, and this tutorial is definitely a good one. There is even a storage shelf for books, pencils, etc. Check it out.   Continue Reading

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Make It: A Modern Copper Tubing Side Table

By: Capreek Dec 05, 2012

created at: 12/05/2012

A quick trip to the hardware store will yield all the materials you need for this unique, modern side table!     Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Mid-Century Modern Sofa Table

By: Chrisjob Nov 30, 2012

created at: 11/29/2012

This week, Curbly is excited to be teaming up with Storey Publishing to share original how-to projects from the newly released PlyDesign: 73 Distinct Projects in Plywood (and Other Sheet Goods) by Phillip Schmidt.


The sofa table exists primarily because no one wants to look at the back of a couch. And granted, it’s a handy place for reading lamps and perhaps some photos or display-worthy books. But the problem, for some of us at least, is that a sofa table feels a little too traditional and grown-up, sort of like joining a country club or driving an automatic. Continue Reading

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