How To: Turn One Stool Into TWO Stools

By: Diy maven Sep 29, 2014

I'd been looking around for a small stool to help our arthritic fur-child get on and off the bed at night. (If you're used to sleeping with a cat on the foot of the bed, you'll understand.) The problem was, I couldn't find a stool that I liked that was the appropriate size and height. Before sketching up a design to make one from scratch, I thought a trip to the thrift store might be in order. Hey, you never know, right? When I… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Headboard Turned DIY Storage Bench

By: Capreek Sep 24, 2014

What do you do when you find a couple of old twin-sized headboards for super cheap? Turn them into a Pottery Barn-inspired storage bench,… Continue Reading

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Astounding $83 Bathroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 17, 2014

Forget $100. Ursula spent only $83 on her walk-though bathroom makeover, but the reveal certainly doesn't look like it. Everything came from Target, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Goodwill, Walmart, Kohls and Lowes. What she didn't snag secondhand, Ursula found on sale, or… Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Are These Makeovers Pretentious?

By: Diy maven Sep 15, 2014

When I first saw a recent collection of home remodels (tear downs, really) on HuffPost Home, I was impressed by the level of their transformation, not necessarily style. So, to see what other's were thinking, I scanned the readers' comments, and my eyes trained on the words 'ostentatious' and 'pretentious.' Overwhelmingly,Continue Reading

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Roundup: 22 Free Kitchen Wall Art Printables

By: Diy maven Sep 12, 2014

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Before and After: A Colorful and Quirky Bathroom Makeover

By: Capreek Sep 09, 2014

With an outdated linoleum floor and fake tile wall panels, this bathroom was definitely in need of a refresh. So, of course, it got… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Mason Jar Vanity Light

By: Diy maven Sep 09, 2014

Lauren used a builder-grade fixture to make a fabulous Mason jar vanity light, and it only cost her $6 and 20 minutes of her time to do it! Besides the materials pictured above, we'll also need some spray paint and primer IF we want to change the color of the fixture, that is. If not, well, then we're good to go.… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Oversized Picture Frames -- For Cheap!

By: Capreek Sep 02, 2014

Having artwork or photography custom framed is expensive -- there's no way around it. Having a giant piece of art framed? Well, you may just have to sell your first born. With this simple DIY framing project, though, you can save your progeny and your pennies and still have some fantastically framed… Continue Reading

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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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