Before and After: A Curbly House Garden Shed and Mini Backyard Makeover

By: Alicia Aug 28, 2014

The inside of the Curbly House has received a whole lot of love over the last couple years, while the backyard has been ignored with a capital "I".

We partnered with Lowe's to make some small improvements to the backyard and ended up with a mini makeover that improved the area tenfold. Read on for all… Continue Reading

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Chair Rescue: From Hot Mess to Hot Mama

By: Diy maven Aug 28, 2014

This chair rescue is like none you've ever seen. Barb, a nurse during the day and a furniture rehab addict at night, was the intrepid soul who bought the chair and decided to lug it to an upholstery class taught by my blog-friends-forever, reupholstery genius, and fellow Curblier Shelly Leer (aka ModHomeEcTeacher). Shelly told me the story and showed me the pictures of the chair earlier this week, and it was just too remarkable not to share. First,Continue Reading

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Curbly Guide: Furniture Styles 101

By: Faith-towers Aug 21, 2014

Furniture Styles 101Furniture styles can be confusing. What's the difference between contemporary and modern? Or rustic and country? Keep reading to find out... we'll spell it out for you with easy to understand definitions and examples too.  

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Before and After: A Parisian Apartment Gets Back to Its Roots

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 21, 2014

If you like original woodwork, you are going to love this before and after. The carpet has been pulled up and the paint has been stripped. The end result is a beautiful space, filled with rich woods. Click through to check it… Continue Reading

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How To: Crochet a Wire Tea Light Candle Holder

By: Diy maven Aug 20, 2014

Kara's delicate, wire tea light candle holders makes me want to bust out my crochet hooks. In this case a 'G' size, which, when working withContinue Reading

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Makeover Inspiration: DIY Leather-Wrapped Console Table

By: Capreek Aug 18, 2014

Y'know... sometimes when you're working on a project, you accidentally saw a big line down the middle of an unrelated piece of furniture. Sometimes. When that happens, rather than tossing it to the curb, you put your big "think out side the box" cap on and come up with this idea: wrapping the whole thing in… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 NEW Pieces of Furniture Made Out of 12 OLD Pieces of Furniture

By: Diy maven Aug 11, 2014

New furniture made out of old furniture doesn't sound very earth-shattering as far as do-overs go, but when you see what these tables, chairs, dressers, and etcetera looked like before compared to what they look like now, it'sContinue Reading

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How To: Make a No-Sew Tribal Floor Cloth

By: Diy maven Aug 06, 2014

Mandi had a space in her house that didn't suit a standard size rug, so she decided to make one for it. Oh, yeah, and it's no-sew too. Mandi refers to her new rug as 'tribal' in style, but because any heavy weight woven fabric will do in its construction, the sky is the limit as far our own personal design styles go. TheContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Dated Kitchen Gets a Fresh New Look for Under $2K

By: Capreek Aug 04, 2014

Kitchens are typically one of the most expensive home renovation projects you can undertake. That's just the way it goes -- well, most of the time! In this case, the kitchen you see here underwent a total facelift for under… Continue Reading

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3 Tutorials That Will Have You Lettering Chalkboards Like a PRO

By: Diy maven Jul 25, 2014

Okay, show of hands. How many of us have sat down with chalk in hand in front of our new DIY chalkboards to do the lettering only to realize that our chalkboard lettering skills stink? This morning at about 4:30am while I was surfing the webs--because that's what I do when I wake up waaaay… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn a Ceramic Cup into a DIY Wind Chime

By: Capreek Jul 23, 2014

A quick scan of just about any thrift store, estate sale, or yard sale will reveal an abundance of interesting ceramic vessels: mugs, vases, pottery, and more. Take advantage of these affordable pieces and turn them into simple or striking (or simply striking) outdoor wind… Continue Reading

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DIY Starry Night Cityscape Lampshade

By: Diy maven Jul 22, 2014

When I was a kid, every time we'd get a postcard with a cityscape on the front, I'd snag it. Using a pin, I'd poke holes along the outline the buildings. Then I'd hold the card up to a light and witness a little magic. The cityContinue Reading

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Husband v. Wife Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 18, 2014

Christy's husband had made over his kitchen when their house was 'his.' When she moved in, she wanted to make it over in her own image. (You know what I mean.) She made a wish list. New solid surface counters, new backsplash, farmhouse sink, and new flooring. Hubby balked. He was attached to his… Continue Reading

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Nondescript Picnic Table Gets a Personality Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 14, 2014

With a sander, a t-square, some masking tape, and Minwax, Jamie was able to give a traditional, nondescript picnic table some needed personality. TheContinue Reading

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Dramatic Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 11, 2014

This kitchen makeover was not a DIY. The folks behind it are Westhaven Builders, and whether you like the final design or not, I'm sure you'll agree that it's a dramatic one. Windows and doors were movedContinue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Circular Rope Rug

By: Capreek Jul 09, 2014

Rope rugs have been around since the beginning of rugs (just a guess), but it's always a great refresher to see how they're made -- especially when they feature some fun, modern… Continue Reading

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Roundup: Gorgeous Outdoor Curtain Ideas and Tutorials

By: Diy maven Jun 30, 2014

Sweetie Pie and I are putting the finishing touches on a pergola which we've incorporated onto our existing deck. It's looking great as is, but I'm thinking I might want to add some outdoor curtains to the space. I'm not sure what kind of a hassle they are. You know, damp, mold, bugs, etc.  (If anyone has experience with outdoor curtains, PLEASE share your experiences in the comments below!)… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Knock-Out Kitchen Makevoer

By: Diy maven Jun 23, 2014

This makeover is quite the head-scratcher.  It looks so different after, it could be a picture of some other space altogether. (The only thing that looks familiar is the window.) That's because celebrity designer Candice Olsen not only made over the kitchen, she also knocked out two of its walls,… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Outdoor Games and Activities

By: Matt allison Jun 18, 2014

Roundup: 10 DIY Outdoor Games and Activities

Make the most of the warm weather and get outdoors! We've round-up a couple DIY Outdoor Games and Activities that are designed to appeal to both kids and adults alike, enjoy the… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 12 Lovely and DIYable Outdoor Kitchens, Carts, and Dining Spaces

By: Diy maven Jun 13, 2014

Outdoor kitchens and dining spaces are incredibly popular these days. They can also be incredibly expensive! Especially the kitchens. Stainless steel appliances, stone and mortarContinue Reading

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