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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Roundup: 15 Awesome Things to Make with Tree Branches and Limbs!

By: Capreek Oct 30, 2012

created at: 10/28/2012

Branches, twigs, and logs -- oh my! Turn this readily available material into stylish decor accessories. Stumped? Here are 15 awesome projects to get the creative juices flowing.     Continue Reading

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Before & After: Modern IKEA Table Makeover

By: Capreek Oct 22, 2012

created at: 10/22/2012

Ah, the Melltorp table. It's a great start to a modern dining table, but the melamine top leaves something to be desired (especially in the scratch-resistant and quality materials departments). What to do? DIY your own concrete tabletop, of course!     Continue Reading

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Make It: A Rustic-Modern DIY Dining Table

By: Capreek Oct 15, 2012

created at: 10/15/2012

Our current dining table is glass, but the part of me that longs to live in a Craftsman-meets-Modern style home in the Pacific Northwest really wants something a little more like this DIY beauty!     Continue Reading

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Win a $450 Shopping Spree from Euro Style Lighting!

By: Capreek Oct 09, 2012

created at: 10/09/2012

Curbly and Euro Style Lighting have teamed up to host an Olioboard design contest! Entering is easy (and the prizes are awesome!) -- read on for more details on how to enter.     Continue Reading

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Make It: A DIY Log Slice Side Table

By: Capreek Sep 25, 2012

created at: 09/25/2012

Looking to add a little woodsy warmth to your abode? Then you'll definitely want to put this DIY log slice side table to your to-do list!    Continue Reading

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Before and After: Rustic Outdoor Dining Set

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 13, 2012

created at: 09/07/2012

If you have ever come across an old table base, with no top, this before and after is one you'll want to bookmark for future reference.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Modern-Minimalist Desk Lamps under $100

By: Capreek Sep 12, 2012

created at: 09/12/2012

We're at that point in our office makeover where we're desperately searching for trying to find functional accessories that fit our aesthetic and our budget. Lighting is always a challenge in the affordability department it seems, so I made it my mission to hunt down 10 modern/minimalist/Scandinavian-esque desk lamps that don't break the bank!     Continue Reading

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Reader Re-Do: A Colorful Patio Furniture Makeover

By: Alicia Sep 11, 2012

created at: 09/04/2012Note: This project is a reader submission from Rick in St. Paul, MN. We loved his colorful wrought-iron patio furniture makeover, and wanted to share it with you. Have a project you'd like us to share? Send us an e-mail to tips@curbly.com.

“Would you like our old patio furniture?”

That's the question my uncle asked me earlier this summer. It was a bit of a loaded question, especially when he told me that he was going to throw it away if we didn't want it. Hmm... if he was tossing it, why would I want it?Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Wooden Lampshade Tutorials!

By: Capreek Sep 04, 2012

created at: 09/03/2012

We're kicking off the new fall season with a whole month dedicated to illuminating ways to light your space. First up: a roundup of 10 awesome DIY wooden lampshades. Ready, set, MAKE!     Continue Reading

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Makeover: Door Turned Sidetable

By: Diy maven Aug 21, 2012

created at: 08/20/2012

Gail has a thing about doors. Especially old, junky ones. She uses them to make toddler beds and bookshelves and things. When she saw Jan's castoff door, she was struck by inspiration, which actually came from Brittany over at Pretty Handy Girl. Brittany used a door to make a bedside table, so Gail figured Continue Reading

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How To: Make A DIY Side Table Out of Popsicle Sticks!

By: Capreek Aug 20, 2012

created at: 08/19/2012

Popsicle sticks have grown up and are ready to shake off their persona as a kids-only craft supply. Their first foray into real world decor? A bold, Moroccan-inspired side table!    Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Mod Thrift Store Table-to-Bench Makeover!

By: Capreek Aug 13, 2012
created at: 08/13/2012
Show of hands: have you ever seen an old, plain, wooden table in a thrift store, at a garage sale, or even dumped on the side of the road? Chances are you've wondered what you'd do with it and, after a few moments' pause, have moved on to other items. Well, one look at this thrift store table makeover will have you reconsidering passing by another one again!    Continue Reading
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How to: Build an Extra Large DIY Picnic Table

By: Rebekah-greiman Aug 07, 2012

created at: 08/06/2012

Hello! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors. I am in the middle of remodeling both our living and dining rooms.


We inherited a rather large and very wobbly picnic table when we purchased one of our rental properties. It needed a makeover, badly.   I recycled what I could from the existing picnic table-the metal frame-and built a brand new one that seats eight people comfortably. Continue Reading

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How To: Build a Rustic Sawhorse Desk without Picking up a Hammer

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 02, 2012
created at: 07/30/2012
What if I told you that you could build a sawhorse desk just like this one without picking up a hammer or using a single nail? Would your mind be blown? Because mine is! No nails (or hammer) required for this DIY.   Continue Reading
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