How To: Make Magazine Image Transfer Art

By: Diy maven May 05, 2015
Photo: Crafts Unleashed

As fans of DIY and crafting, I'm guessing we all still have a soft spot for actual paper magazines. Some, Martha Stewart comes to mind, have photography that is pretty enough to be framed. In this case, Nancy decided to skip the frame entirely and transfer images from magazines directly on to canvas. The result is a really coolContinue Reading

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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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Before and After: Roll-Top Desk Resurrection

By: Diy maven Apr 20, 2015

Photo: The Thinking Closet

When Lauren's in-laws downsized and offered up their old roll-top desk, she and her husband gladly accepted it. In perfect condition, there was no need for renovation. As far as style was concerned, it needed resurrection to better align with Lauren and her husband's tastes. Even though she felt 'a little criminal to even contemplate painting' it, she did anyway. Now, I've always had a soft spot for roll-top desks, which, whenContinue Reading

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Before and After: A $60 Carpet-to-Hardwood Stair Makeover

By: Capreek Apr 16, 2015
The Serene Swede

Nasty, commercial-style carpet wasn't exactly what this DIY-er called "homey". So, with a few tools and a bunch of sweat, she turned this previously carpeted staircase into a shining entry focal point -- and all for $60!     Continue Reading

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10 Affordable Furniture Makeovers

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 10, 2015

10 affordable furniture makeovers
photo: The Hunted Interior

I like to buy new furniture pieces, but I can't always afford it! Here are a few inspirational makeovers of already-owned furniture!      

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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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How To: Get a Designer Look Vintage Kitchen on a Budget

By: Diy maven Apr 03, 2015

Photo: Country Living

Designer Nancy Taylor's 18th Century farmhouse kitchen is her "dream kitchen." In Curbly style, Country Living breaks down the high-end makeover for a more budget-friendly route. $$$$ versusContinue Reading

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Before and After: 8 Inspiring Organized Pantry Makeovers

By: Capreek Mar 30, 2015
Photo: Everyday Enchanting

In our home, we don't have a dedicated pantry 'room' like many new-build homes. Instead, our 90-year-old home has an awkwardly deep, store-all cupboard in the mudroom. While it's felt impossible to organize, I'm still holding out hope -- especially after seeing something these pantry makeovers!     Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 11 Incredible Laundry Rooms

By: Capreek Mar 25, 2015
Photo: Kriste Michelini

Right now, our laundry room is in a dark, unfinished corner of our basement but we have plans to *someday* turn it into a room that doesn't give us the creeps. Until then, I'll just keep collecting inspiration! If you're in a similar boat, take a peek at these gorgeous laundry rooms.     Continue Reading

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From Fail to Fabulous: A Genius Refrigerator Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 13, 2015

Photo: General Splendour

Tracy tried to paint her old and rusty refrigerator to make it look like stainless. That resulted in a huge fail. But did Tracy give up? Of course not! SheContinue Reading

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Before and After: Bye-Bye Purple Bathroom

By: Diy maven Mar 09, 2015

Photo: The Lettered Cottage

When they moved into their home, Layla & Kevin's bathroom was very purple. Over the years, they transformed it into a little cottage oasis. The purple was swapped for a soft gray/sage, the tile for a wood (possibly laminate) floor, built-in vanity for something withContinue Reading

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Michelle's Timeless Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 06, 2015

Photo: Hummingbird High

Michelle's kitchen, before its makeover was a 'hot mess.' Eighteen inch deep countertops, a leaking sink, a painted-shut window. Not exactly paradise for someone who is writes a blog about baking. But Michelle changed all that. She saved up and sacrificed her sanityContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 15 Organized Entryways and Mudrooms

By: Capreek Mar 04, 2015

Entryways and mudrooms just have a way of getting messy and disorganized in an instant, especially in an active household. If you're looking for some inspiration in that department -- or your OCD brain just wants to see some pretty, organized spaces -- you've come to the right spot! We've rounded up 15 entry spaces that are as functional as they are gorgeous.    Continue Reading

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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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Roundup: 16 Pink Bedrooms We Love!

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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