How To: Turn an Old Tire into a Pouf or Coffee Table

By: Diy maven Dec 22, 2014

When we first moved into our house, we found that the previous owners left behind a gift: an old tire in the attic space of the garage. We were so touched, not. Hauling it to the recycling center was just another thing to add to the money pit's to-do list. Now I wish we would have kept it as old, dejectedContinue Reading

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Roundup: 30 Holiday Wrapping Paper and Gift Box Printables

By: Capreek Dec 17, 2014

Earlier this week, we shared some of our favorite printable gift tags for the holidays. But gifts need more than just tags! So, we've rounded up 30 awesome and totally free wrapping paper and gift box printables for you to enjoy. Happy gift giving!       Continue Reading

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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: Make Modern Door Stoppers with Concrete and Rope

By: Capreek Dec 09, 2014

Rope, concrete, and an empty milk carton or two are all you need to make your own version of these modern door stoppers!    Continue Reading

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Roundup: 40 Stylish and Budget-Friendly Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

By: Capreek Dec 04, 2014

It's time to ditch the store-bought bag! We've rounded up 40 unique and stylish gift wrap ideas that will bring your present-giving game up a notch -- without breaking the bank!        Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wood and Leather Pendant Light

By: Capreek Dec 03, 2014

If you have a poorly-lit nook or corner that you'd like to get more use out of, this pendant light project is for you!     Continue 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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Roundup: 15 Scandinavian-Inspired DIY Advent Calendars

By: Capreek Nov 25, 2014

It's almost December, which means it's time to bust out your advent calendars! Here are 15 Scandinavian-inspired DIY options to try this year.    Continue 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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Inspiration: Build a Faux Range Hood?

By: Diy maven Nov 14, 2014

Why would anyone want a faux range hood? If you're Magali you first conduct a survey asking friends, family, and random strangers how often they used their range hood vents. Her results revealed that the majority of people only use them a few times a year whereas they use the light all the time. This settled it, she wouldContinue 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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How To: Make a Cozy T-Shirt Shag Rug

By: Diy maven Nov 11, 2014

Lana used new Jersey fabric to make her oh-so-cozy rug, but one could easily use a bunch of old t-shirts as well. Imagine the hodgepodge of color that might result using them! But I digress. All we need to make one is a bent-noseContinue Reading

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Make It: Rustic DIY Wire Laundry Hamper

By: Capreek Nov 10, 2014

It seems like laundry hampers fall into two categories: stylish but ridiculously overpriced OR something that looks like it belongs in a dorm room surrounded by week-old pizza. So where do you find a good looking hamper on a student-sized budget? Right here, my friends.     Continue Reading

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From Lackluster to Lovely: Joy's Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 10, 2014

Most people with a "lackluster" bedroom might punch it up with tons of color. Not Joy. She used black and white--with just a touch of gold--and luscious textures to bring on someContinue Reading

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Gift Guide: 18 Colorful Stocking Stuffers for Design & Decor Lovers

By: Capreek Nov 05, 2014

Is there someone on your list whose idea of relaxing involves scouring Pinterest for home decor inspiration, possibly with a glass of wine in hand? This gift guide is for you (them)!

Stocking stuffers are a great opportunity to give small, unique gifts that the recipient would *probably* not ever buy for themselves, whether humorous, functional, or otherwise. Today, we're sharing 18 unique gifts that any decor-obsessed design lover would love to find in their stocking.      Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Top to Bottom Bedside Lamp Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 05, 2014

I found this inexpensive table side lamp on clearance at Target and thought it would be the perfect shape for a bedroom makeover I recently put together. After recovering the lampshade and embellishing the base, I was able to create a custom light for about $30. Here's how you can make your own.   Continue Reading

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Makeover Tour: A Master Bedroom Gets an Eclectic, Mid-Century Inspired Makeover

By: Capreek Nov 03, 2014

This master bedroom, while clean and perfectly functional, is completely devoid of any personality or drama, the exact opposite of the stylish, risk-taking homeowners that call this space theirs. Tired of retiring to a bedroom that just didn't match her taste, Erin from Suburban Bitches gave this boring room a much-needed dose of style and personality -- on a budget! Read on to get the scoop on this unique master bedroom makeover.     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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29th Avenue: A Fresh and Functional Home Office Makeover - THE BIG REVEAL!

By: Capreek Oct 29, 2014
Photo: Capree Kimball

Earlier this week, I introduced you to the small converted attic that functions as our home office. It was a mishmash of furniture and stuff and things that we brought over from our previous home. Stuff and things and furniture that just didn't fit the space. Oh, and don't even get me started on the horror show that was the existing paint job... because I can't. I can't even.     Continue Reading

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