Make It: Easy DIY Stool/Ottoman from Scratch

By: Capreek Feb 23, 2015
Wildlandia

Whether you use 'em to put your feet up or as impromptu extra seating, I think we can all agree that stools and ottomans always come in handy! They're especially nice when they don't take up much space and can be tucked away when they're not needed. If this sounds like something you could use, check out this easy tutorial for making your own folded stool!     Continue Reading

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Dreamy and Teeny: 13 Impromptu Office Spaces

By: Diy maven Feb 10, 2015

Having an entire room in your home dedicated to office space is a luxury for most people. But the 14 tiny work spaces in this roundup prove that big offices aren't all that. As a matter of a fact, these teeny offices are so dreamy, they'll make people with the full-size counterparts consider downsizingContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: Offices and Workspaces By Style

By: Faith-towers Feb 09, 2015
Eye Candy: Offices and Workspaces By Style
Photo: Modern Thrifter

In case you haven't heard, February is office month on Curbly. We've been sharing all kinds of workspace-related inspiration. And today we have a fun roundup of office spaces in nine different styles. Let us know which is your favorite!   

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Before and After: An Old Desk Becomes a DIY Kitchen Island

By: Capreek Feb 05, 2015
Lesli DeVito

Sometimes, you outgrow certain furniture items but don't necessarily want to kick 'em to the curb. So what do you do? Turn them into something new and functional, of course!     Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 16 Bedrooms That Are Totally Rocking the Color Pink

By: Capreek Feb 04, 2015

In honor of Valentine's Day this month, we've rounded up 16 master bedrooms that are fully embracing the color pink. From soft and subtle to completely outlandish, there's a little something for everyone. Let us know in the comments which room speaks to you!      Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Woven Nesting Baskets

By: Capreek Jan 28, 2015
Photo: Francesca Stone

Basket weaving is one of the oldest and most common crafts throughout history (fun fact: the oldest baskets ever found are between 10,000 and 12,000 years old -- crazy, right?). Now, in Internet Bloggy Land, they're used more for decor than hauling life-sustaining items, but that doesn't mean the art of basket weaving should be left by the wayside!      Continue Reading

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Make It: Create Your Own DIY Antiqued Wall Mirror

By: Meghan and al Jan 19, 2015

Antiqued MirrorOur house has a good amount of blank walls, so one unassuming Saturday, we got to work on one of them. We fell in love with this mirror from Restoration Hardware, but yikes, $895 was not going to happen. Not even on a good day. So we decided to make our own. One short weekend and roughly $50 later, and we have this new beauty to grace our housing presence.

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How To: Make Your Bathroom Feel More Luxurious

By: Diy maven Jan 19, 2015
Photo: Coastal Living

I love the idea of making a bathroom look and feel more expensive without a wallet-busting makeover. Now, granted, the bathrooms pictured in the accompanying roundup aren't your run-of-the-mill bathrooms, but Julia's advice could make a luxurious difference even to the most mundane WC. Below is the CliffsNotes version of Julia's suggestions. Which ones would you consider doing? Which have you already done? Any of her tipsContinue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Souk-Inspired Throw Pillow

By: Capreek Jan 08, 2015
Photo: Brittany Makes

So, West Elm has this rug that you've probably seen a thousand times during your adventures in Blog Land. It's their take on traditional Moroccan Berber rugs and it's a little bit pricey. It's also not the best rug if, say, you have pets in the house. So, what do you do if you absolutely must have this style of accessory in your home? Make a similarly-designed throw pillow, of course.     Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Waxed Paper Transfer Tea Towels

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 06, 2015
Photo: House of Earnest

This DIY transfer technique can be used on nearly anything from tea towels to t-shirts and you won't need a special kind of iron on paper either. Just some simple wax paper will do the trick, making this DIY easy and inexpensive.   

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Roundup: 20 Free Holiday Gift Tag Printables

By: Capreek Dec 15, 2014

Christmas is right around the corner, which means it's time to start wrapping all those presents! Here are 20 unique gift tags that you can print -- for free -- right at home!       Continue Reading

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Before and After: Two Grandfather Clock Makeovers

By: Diy maven Dec 15, 2014

Generally, grandfather clocks are not topics of conversation in the Curbly neighborhood. However, because we all enjoy a makeover, here are two that might make you consider how a staple in the traditional 1970's homeContinue Reading

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How To: Create Cross Stitch-Inspired Printed Fabric

By: Capreek Dec 11, 2014

Using a simple grid as a guide, you can turn a sheet of EVA foam into a cross-stitch patterned stamp to create your own printed textiles!    Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Pantone v. Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year Smackdown!

By: Diy maven Dec 05, 2014

We knew this was coming.... Pantone announced its color of the year just days after Sherwin-Williams unveiled their pick. We explored S-W's choice, Coral Reef, earlier this week that included images that proved it lived up to its descriptors "versatile, carefree, and cheerful." Now enter into the ring Pantone's pick: Marsala. It's described by Pantone asContinue Reading

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Coral Reef...The IT Color of 2015?

By: Diy maven Dec 02, 2014

Whether we like it or not, 2015 is just around the corner. And Sherwin-Williams just jumped into the Color of the Year Game with...wait for it...Coral Reef. Before you judge the color, keep in mind S-W's description of it, which includes adjectives such as versatile, carefree, and cheerful. Sounds lovely, right? Now let's see how it looksContinue Reading

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How to Incorporate 50's Style into a Traditional Kitchen

By: Diy maven Nov 21, 2014

Found a great article over on Laurie March's The House Counselor in which answers a reader's question "Is a Retro Kitchen a No-No?" Laurie's short answer is "no," but what grabbed my attention is her advice for adding 50's style to traditional kitchens in a way that calm the fears of those who just can't get past the "I will alienate future potential buyers if I go full-on 50's" worry. Her examplesContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Dated Bathroom Gets a Timelessly Stylish Makeover

By: Capreek Nov 18, 2014

It's not every day that I see a room makeover that *actually* makes my jaw drop. But when I spotted this renovation of an outdated, TILE ALL THE THINGS bathroom it happened -- along with an involuntary exclamation of some sort that can only be attributed to the wondrous powers that this makeover possesses. Guys... it's just so, so good.     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 Stylish DIY Textile Projects for Your Thanksgiving Table

By: Capreek Nov 13, 2014

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It's time to start thinking about the centerpiece for all that scrumptious food: the dining table. From napkins to table runners to placemats, we've rounded up 20 easy DIY table linen ideas for Turkey Day this year.     Continue Reading

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Incredible Wardrobe Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 04, 2014

Let's face it, a lot of furniture makeovers we see around here involve paint, even if the finish is in good condition. The finish of this antique wardrobe (aka chifforobe or chifferobe) that Tami picked up at a church sale for $15 wasn't. BUT! Did she paint it?? NO!Continue Reading

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Paint and Sharpie Side Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 03, 2014

Jen, from Girl in the Garage, made over a vintage Leick Furniture Company side table using latex paint, an overhead projector, a graphic from The Graphics Fairy, and a black Sharpie. The outcomeContinue Reading

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