Curbly's Best Projects for the 4th of July!

By: Diy maven Jul 01, 2015

The pinnacle of summer fun is upon us, which means we turn to red, white, and blue. And sparklers. Lots and lots of sparklers. It's also a great time to look back in the Curbly archives to find our most belovedContinue Reading

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Before and After: Bright + Colorful Teen Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 29, 2015

Photo: Decorist

Lauren, one of the decorating wizards behind Decorist, was able to completely change the vibe of this teen bedroom without replacing "a single piece of furniture," which kept the transformation affordable. Before, the space was a bit lifeless, but with additions of new art, bedding, pillows, draperies, a (DIYable) headboard, and a lavender (!) inlay mirror, the room is fresh, contemporary, and joyful. Take a look:   Continue Reading

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Way Before and Way After: A Living Room's Style Evolution

By: Diy maven Jun 22, 2015

Photo: Love of Homes

Generally we see room transformations around here described with a simple "before" and "after." This is what it looked like yesterday, and this is what it looks like today. Those are great and all, but I find the most interesting makeovers are the ones that depict a transformation of style over years. People change as they live their lives, there's no getting around that, so it makes sense that their personal style reflect that. It saysContinue Reading

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How To: Make Mini Fabric Lamps

By: Diy maven May 26, 2015
Photo: Taylormade

Taylor combined fabric scraps, a strand of twinkle lights, Mod Podge, and clear plastic 9 ounce drinking cups to create a most charming punch of color and light. These mini fabric lamps are so charming, in fact, I'd beContinue Reading

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Get Botanical with this DIY Tropical Leaf Pillow

By: Jeran May 20, 2015

I'm craving the tropics lately, after making this fun tropical leaf tablecloth. And now, I'm finding other ways to repeat this pattern in my home, like this tropical DIY pillow idea. It's really easy to make, requires very simple sewing, and you'll only need a few supplies from the fabric store. Bonus: It's an organic shape, which is a nice balance amongst the sea of square or rectangular pillows that are so common.  Want to make your own?

                                                

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Roundup: 10 Colorful Dip Dyed DIY Projects

By: Faith-towers May 18, 2015
10 Colorful Dip Dyed DIY Projects
Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff

Paint is one of my favorite mediums to work with, but dye is another option that isn't used quite as often. You can achieve some fantastic effects with dye, and it's so easy to work with! Read on to check out ten colorful DIY projects using dye.   

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The "Ugliest House Ever" Gets a Needed Makeover

By: Diy maven May 18, 2015

Photo: HGTV

Sara and Charlie's Nashville house may not actually have been the "ugliest house ever",  but it was certainly at the top of the goofy list, and it DID need a makeover. The remarkable part of this story isn't even how lovely their home looks "after." Really! The astonishing part isContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Colorful Patterned Rugs

By: Faith-towers May 12, 2015
10 Colorful Patterned Rugs
Photo: Tessa Neustadt

It's tempting to go neutral for floor coverings, but there's something about a bright, patterned rug that's just so appealing to me. It's a great way to give a room that wow-factor that will make your friends envious. Keep reading for ten great examples.   

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Before and After: A Functional Home Office Makeover

By: Faith-towers May 11, 2015

A Functional Office Makeover... The "Before"
Photo: Vintage Revivals

This home office started as a blank box that was just begging for a makeover. The priority was to hide the closet but keep as much storage as possible... wait until you see the creative solution!   

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Weekend Project: How to Make a Lumbar Pillow with a Table Runner

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 01, 2015
Photo: Francois et Moi

Have an old table runner? Make a cool lumbar pillow, with this clever DIY idea that screams weekend project.   

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Roundup: 10 Lovely Leather DIY Projects For Your Home

By: Faith-towers Apr 30, 2015
10 Leather DIY Projects For Your Home
Photo: Joshua Rhodes

Leather (or faux leather, if you prefer) is an interesting material to work with. It's thicker than most fabrics, making it super functional. Not to mention it's quite trendy these days. Here are ten lovely leather DIY projects that will look fantastic in any house or apartment.   

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Roundup: Our 10 Favorite Budget Kitchen Makeovers of All Time...So Far

By: Diy maven Apr 29, 2015

We've seen a lot of kitchen makeovers throughout the years here in Curblyland, but these 10, by far, are some of the most impressive budget makeovers to have graced ourContinue Reading

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Before and After: $61 Powder Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 27, 2015

Photo: The Endearing Room

When Lauren's family first moved into their new home, she was impatient with its powder room makeover. She picked the wrong wall color, and the fixtures were too modern. In her own words, she didn't know what she was thinking as they weren't her style at all. Eventually, she couldn't live with those original choices, so it was time to makeover the makeover. The bulk of her tight $61 budgetContinue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Tropical Leaf Tablecloth

By: Jeran Apr 23, 2015

I can't get enough of the tropical foliage trend lately.  Here in sunny California, Spring has definitely arrived and Summer is just around the corner.  I'm ready to host some backyard BBQs and warm weather brunches.  I decided a new tablecloth was a must for this season.  This DIY Tropical Leaf Tablecloth is so easy to make and the results are bold and beautiful.

Photo: Jeran McConnel

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Roundup: 10 Genius Ways To Use Up Fabric Scraps

By: Faith-towers Apr 23, 2015
DIY Fabric Scrap Rope
Photo: My Poppet

Anybody who likes to sew probably has lots of fabric scraps lying around... I know I do. So I thought it would be fun to share some creative ways to use that leftover material. Here are ten genius ways to use up your pile of fabric scraps.   

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Simple Gold Leaf Embellished Curtain Tutorial

By: Faith-towers Apr 21, 2015
In Progress: DIY Gold Leaf Embellished Curtain Tutorial
Photo: The Gathered Home

It's difficult to find the perfect curtains. Decorative styles tend to be prohibitively expensive, while the rest are just plain boring. So why not customize them yourself with a bit of gold leaf? Scroll through to see the beautiful, gilded final product.   

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How to: DIY Typographic Wall Art Using Leftover Fabric And Yarn

By: Faith-towers Apr 14, 2015
DIY Typography Wall Art Using Fabric and Yarn Scraps
Photo: Faith Towers

I have a ton of scrap fabric. And a huge bag full of leftover yarn. So the other day, I got to thinking... why not use up some of these extras to create a colorful piece of art? So I found an inspirational quote and got to work. Keep reading to find out how to make your own wall art using your favorite quote.   

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Shopping Guide: 20 Inexpensive Throw Pillows Perfect For Spring

By: Faith-towers Apr 09, 2015
20 Affordable Throw Pillows For Spring
Photo: Bead and Reel

It always surprises me when I see a throw pillow that costs more than $100, and it happens surprisingly often. But there are plenty of wonderful, more affordable options out there. Here are twenty colorful pillows that are sure to freshen up your home for spring without breaking the bank.   

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Roundup: 10 Memorable Room Makeovers for Under $1000

By: Diy maven Apr 08, 2015

The edict for this roundup was 10 room makeovers for under $1,000. I'm happy to say that most of these do-overs are way under that price point. One actually clocked in at under $25! So here goes...ten of our most memorable budgetContinue Reading

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Before and After: 1-Day Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 30, 2015

Photo: House Beautiful

Jacqueline had been meaning to buy a headboard and add more lighting to her bedroom, but hadn't found the time to do either. Enter NY designer Amanda Nisbet who, in one day, made over the room to suit Jacqueline's style perfectly. Besides not having a headboard and enough lighting, before Jacqueline wasn'tContinue Reading

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