Before and After: A Reclaimed Wood Card Table Makeover

By: Capreek Jan 06, 2014

When you're expecting guests, an extra table or two always comes in handy. The go-to solution is typically a card table, which can easily be folded and stored away, but sometimes (okay, most of the time) they're just plain ugly.

Check out what this clever DIYer did to up the style ante while still maintaining all the functionality of the… Continue Reading

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How-to: DIY Hexagon Shaped Wooden Dining Table

By: Faith-towers Jan 06, 2014

A good dining table is hard to find. In my experience, they're super expensive and never quite right. But the second I found this one, I fell in love. Its hexagonal shape gives it character and provides seating for six people, while its pipe legs lend an industrial feel. Click through to see the final product and find out how to make one… Continue Reading

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DIY Patterned Trays For New Years Eve

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 27, 2013

Having a New Year's Eve bash? Take the weekend and create these custom acrylic trays to display your party treats!  Continue Reading

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Make It: A Work Desk Made From Plywood

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 05, 2013

There's something so satisfying about building your own furniture. It saves you money (most of the time!), and you can tweak it to fit your personal aesthetic. I've been searching for a unique desk when I happened upon this tutorial for a desk made from plywood! I'm on board. 

This desk spotted on Always Rooney is cheap but it doesn't look cheap! The plywood gives it the perfect rustic touch. Visit Always RooneyContinue Reading

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Before and After: Glam Gilded IKEA Desk Makeover

By: Capreek Nov 13, 2013

It never ceases to amaze me what people can do with a regular ol' piece of IKEA furniture. I mean, just look at this glammed-up desk makeover!  … Continue Reading

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9 Creative Projects For Your Thanksgiving Table

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 08, 2013

Wow your guests this Thanksgiving by creating a gorgeous tablescape for them to enjoy. Here are nine inspiring projects to take your table to the next level!  … Continue Reading

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8 Tips For Creating A Stunning Vignette In Your Home

By: Faith-towers Oct 22, 2013

In the interior design world, a vignette is a small grouping of items arranged artfully on a table, shelf or mantle. Creating a vignette is an easy and affordable way to infuse some of your own unique style into a space. So go grab a few of your favorite vases, candles, books and knick knacks and let's get… Continue Reading

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From Beige to Blue: MCM Desk Gets Colorful Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 21, 2013

The midcentury modern desk Lindsay found on Craigslist looked to be in great condition. The before picture is more pinkish beige than the blonde we're used to when considering such pieces,Continue Reading

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The Curbly House: Our Sunroom Styled by Emily Henderson

By: Alicia Oct 10, 2013


For the last few weeks, we've been sharing all the amazingness Emily Henderson is going to bring to the Curbly House. We hooked up with Emily, her assistant Orlando Soria, and Sherwin-Williams to bring a calm, airy, elegant do-over to our master bedroom, dining room, and living room. This week we're back to introduce our final room makeover, and it's our most loved (and most perplexing) space: the sunroom.

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How To: Give Old Furniture a Colorful, Patterned Makeover with Wallpaper

By: Capreek Oct 09, 2013

Let's say you find an old piece of furniture at your local thrift store: it has great bones but the finish has seen better days (sound familiar?). You know you can do something awesome with it, but what? All-over paint? A new stain? Boring!

Instead, bring it back to life with this colorful, pattern-tastic DIY idea from ModCloth! Whether you choose to go bold or keep it subtle, this technique allows for nearly infinite customization and creativity. Ready to get started?… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Fold Up, Portable Office

By: Capreek Oct 08, 2013

If dedicating an entire room to a home office isn't quite doable, here's something that is: a fold up office that hangs on the wall! And the best part, of course, is that you can make it yourself.      … Continue Reading

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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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