Shopping Guide: 14 Stylish Dining Chairs Under $100

By: Capreek Apr 16, 2014

We recently moved into a new (to us) home and have been slowly decorating over the past few months as money and inspiration allow. Our dining room is the first space people see when they come over, so getting this room looking good and, you know, actually being functional is at the top of our list. We've found a dining table we love, but now it's time to spring for some stylish… Continue Reading

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Art Inspiration: Our Curated Collection for UGallery

By: Capreek Apr 15, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to be a guest curator for UGallery, an amazing online marketplace that features affordable artwork from up-and-coming American artists. From oil painting to photography, sculpture to drawing there is something for every budget and… Continue Reading

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Unbelievable Dresser to Desk Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 14, 2014

This is one of the most clever makeovers I've ever seen. Seriously. Alicia saved this 1970's Broyhill dresser from the donate pile by turning it into a desk. After removing six of its drawers,… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Small Hallway Gets a High Contrast Makeover

By: Brittnimehlhoff Apr 10, 2014

This neglected hallway was completely overhauled, without changing the layout one little bit. Don't let that fool you though. Every square inch of this space has been modified - from floor to ceiling. Take a… Continue Reading

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Free Download: A Visual Glossary of Home Decor Patterns

By: Faith-towers Apr 08, 2014

Free Home Decorating Terminology Download

Today, we're sharing a super special resource... this is something that I always wished I had, so I decided to make one and give it away. Not sure what "ogee" looks like? Ikat vs. kilim? Download the free glossary and then you'll know! There are 30 patterns to learn about, complete with definitions, images and easy-to-remember… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Scandinavian Brown Cabbage Soup

By: Matt allison Apr 04, 2014

Scandinavian Brown Cabbage Soup

I know cabbage isn't everyone's favorite vegetable, but this recipe may just turn you into a convert. It's rich, luxurious and hearty, without being heavy like many winter variants, perfect for a evening… Continue Reading

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Diamond in the Rough: Family Home Restoration

By: Diy maven Mar 31, 2014

Richard's grandparents' home certainly wasn't fit for habitation. To most people, it might not have been fit for rehabilitation. Richard, a This Old House fan, felt differently. He looked past the neglect and fire damage and decided to preserve aContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 8 Super Organized and Stylish Craft Rooms

By: Capreek Mar 27, 2014

Organized craft room inspiration.

Do organized spaces and perfectly lined up objects make you feel warm and fuzzy? This is the roundup for you! Check out these incredible craft rooms and let yourself go to your happy… Continue Reading

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How To: Make DIY Nautical Rope Railing

By: Capreek Mar 25, 2014

DIY nautical rope railing

Looking to bring a coastal cottage vibe into your home? This DIY stair railing idea may be the perfect nautical touch you need!… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 6 Inspiring Impromptu Garage Mudrooms

By: Diy maven Mar 25, 2014

I try to keep the garage entry to the house tidy, as that's the one everyone uses. But, I've never thought to turn it into an impromptu mudroom. It's a great idea for those without a proper mudroom (me),… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Woven Footstool

By: Capreek Mar 20, 2014

Footstools are a great way to introduce pops of color or pattern into a space, not to mention that they're just handy to have around. If you're in the market for one, check out this awesome tutorial for weaving your… Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Do You Prefer Matching Sofa Sets and Sectionals or Coordinating Pieces?

By: Faith-towers Mar 20, 2014

Matching sofa set vs. mismatched pieces.

People tend to have very strong opinions on this matter. Coordinating sofa sets and sectionals offer an instant sense of cohesion; choosing mismatched furniture, however, takes some extra planning. Which do you prefer? Click through for more examples of each… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 5 Incredible Garage-turned-Living Space Makeovers

By: Capreek Mar 17, 2014

Most garage makeovers include things like epoxied floors, custom-built cabinets, and the like. They're great and practical and totally inspiring. But today, I thought it would be fun to see how people have transformed typical garages in atypical ways, whether it's converting the space into a home in and of itself or into a private… Continue Reading

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How to Make Paper and Felt Succulents

By: Diy maven Mar 13, 2014

Any more perfect and Lucy's and Keri's DIY succulents would be real. They may look it, but they're actually made of paper and felt. First, let's look at Keri's version. With felt, a sharp… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Restoration Hardware-Inspired Pipe Shelving

By: Capreek Mar 10, 2014

After spotting some reclaimed wood shelves at Restoration Hardware (with a starting price of $195 each -- ouch), Greg and Ashley decided to make their own version, perfectly sized for a tiny… Continue Reading

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My Favorite How-To Originals Out of 4000 Posts

By: Diy maven Mar 10, 2014

This, my friends, marks my 4000th post on Curbly. To celebrate, I thought I'd cull through my how-to originals and round up some of my favorites and tell you what became of them.

I turned an old (and heavy) tripod into floor lamp for my office back in 2007. It's still here, and I still love it.… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Wire Basket Accent Table

By: Diy maven Mar 04, 2014

Who knew a nine dollar wire basket and a fifteen dollar round piece of wood could make such a cute accent table? Chelsea, for one. She shot the basketContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wood Slice Serving Board

By: Capreek Mar 03, 2014

Searching for an easy afternoon project while you wait for spring to (finally) get here? Take a look at this rustic wood slice serving… Continue Reading

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10 Creative DIY Wedding And Shower Gifts

By: Faith-towers Feb 25, 2014

Roundup of diy wedding and shower gift ideas.

This month has been all about parties, entertaining and celebrations here on Curbly, so I thought we would be remiss to leave out a post on DIY wedding and bridal shower gifts. Wedding season is almost upon us, so you might want to start your DIY projects now! Here are some super creative… Continue Reading

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A Really Disgusting Side Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Feb 25, 2014

I agree with Lisa: this side table was disgusting. And not for the reason you might think. Yes, the finish needed some serious TLC, but that was nothing in the cootie department. Let's run through the list. Paper 'stuck' onto the top, wads and wads of gum stuck under the top edge, aContinue Reading

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