One Fresh Makeover: From Office to Nursery

By: Diy maven Oct 07, 2013

This makeover is kind of a cheat. The previous owners used it at as an office, so that's our 'before' picture. However, that doesn't undermine its lovely makeover. Brecklyn's mommy painted the walls grey three times because she couldn't get the color quite right. When she… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Industrial Kitchen Island

By: Diy maven Oct 04, 2013

We take a trip down under to see how to make this very handy, industrial center island, complete with removable chopping block. Angle iron makes it go together superContinue Reading

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The Curbly House: Our Living Room Styled by Emily Henderson

By: Alicia Oct 03, 2013

We've told you all about the plans for our bedroom, and our dining room, and this week we're back to tell you a little bit about what Emily Henderson has in store for our living room. And P.S.: The notion that Emily Henderson has anything to do with our house will never get old. 

'Cause, I mean, look at her living room! Holy balls, if our living room ends up that awesome, I'm going to puke.

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Totally DIYable Modular Coffee Table

By: Diy maven Oct 03, 2013

The Decoist spotted Curtis Micklish's Etsy shop and fell in love with his work. The one item that particularly caught my eye was this modular coffee table, which is no longer available. (So no clue as for the price tag.) Made of what… Continue Reading

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Royalty-Inspired End Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 30, 2013

Although Deneen isn't a huge fan of yellow, that's the color she decided to paint this sweet little end table. She chose yellow as a tribute to the English royal family, plus she'd seen an influx of… Continue Reading

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The Curbly House: Our Dining Room Makeover with Emily Henderson

By: Alicia Sep 27, 2013

Last week we told you all about the magic that's happening in our master bedroom, thanks to Ms. Emily Henderson and the lovely folks at Sherwin-Williams! This week, we're back to give you a little preview of what's in store for the dining room. 

But, before we get into the details of our new-and-much-improved dining space, let's take a little trip down memory lane, shall we?

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Everything AND the Kitchen Sink: Table Turned Center Island

By: Diy maven Sep 27, 2013

Susanne Dimma takes us on a tour of designer Stéphane Chamard's high-contrast kitchen. The highlight of which is the center island. It's a counter-height kitchenContinue Reading

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Fresh Dining Table Set Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 02, 2013

This dining table was well-made, but the finish had worn out its welcome. Its makeover included a refinish in a darker stain. The slipcovered pair are new IKEA Henriksdal chairs while the other two were rescued from a neighbor's… Continue Reading

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Mid-Century Side Table Turned LEGO Table

By: Diy maven Aug 26, 2013

This $5 yard sale find languished a couple of years in an attic. Then, in a fit of brilliance, its owner—while playing LEGOS with the kiddo—decided to turn it into a LEGO table. A perfect addition to any playroom.… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Great-Looking and REAL Dorm Rooms

By: Diy maven Aug 19, 2013

The problem with rounding up a bunch of images of great-looking dorm rooms is many on the interweb aren't real. I mean, they're real in that there are walls, windows, beds, bedding, etc. in the vignettes, but they don't look like most you'd see in the real world. For instance, take a look at this image courtesy of IKEA. Pretty, yes, but an actualContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Projects Using Plumbing Pipe

By: Faith-towers Aug 15, 2013

Usually we think of using a pipe for plumbing... but there are so many other ways to use this sturdy material that don't have anything to do with sinks. Here are ten of my favorite DIY projects using copper, galvanized and even PVC… Continue Reading

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Petunia and Bistro Table Update--One Hailstorm Later

By: Diy maven Aug 14, 2013

Time to update some summer projects. First is the leggy petunia problem. As you might remember, when we last left them, they were shorn down to about 2" stalks. After three weeks andContinue Reading

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Make A Table Runner From Popsicle Sticks

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 14, 2013

Remember crafting with wooden popsicle sticks back in grade school? Well, guess what? The popsicle sticks are making a comeback. Read on to see how this classic craft medium gets a modern twist.  … Continue Reading

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Outstanding Secretary Desk Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 12, 2013

Lindsay found this old secretary desk on Craigslist for $125. It looks like a quality piece of furniture. Someone may have even paid extra to have a wharf scene etched into the fold-down desk. All in all, it was prime for a… Continue Reading

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10 Tasteful Ways To Use Neon In Your Home

By: Faith-towers Aug 08, 2013

As a kid growing up in the 80's, I most certainly did not use neon subtly. But now that it's 2013 and neon is back, it's important to use it sparingly. Here are ten ways to utilize these bright colors without overwhelming your… Continue Reading

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