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
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
This one bedroom apartment in New York City was horribly outdated and in need of some serious, serious style help. (That plastic-covered sofa is going to haunt me in my dreams.) When the new owners got the keys, THANK GOODNESS, they quickly got to work re-inventing this 500 square foot space, transforming it into a rustic, Scandinavian-inspired retreat in the heart of Manhattan. Continue Reading
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
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
We've all seen a DIY marquee sign or two, over the years, but a giant one made of metal (not cardboard)? Those are harder to come by. Which is why, when I saw this step by step marquee tutorial for a giant aluminum version, I thought it was worth taking note. Want to make your own? Continue Reading
Has dip-dying overstayed its welcome? Yes, according to Elle Decor. They say its meteoric rise in popularity has put it firmly on the 'cliche' list. If you DO want to do the dip, they suggest keeping the subjects small, like bowls and wooden spoons. (Although they laud the project pictured above as having been 'done properly.') The other 9 DIYContinue Reading
Did you know you can use your sewing machine to sew a rope basket? I didn't until I saw Kiera Coffee do just that. Mind, blown. I guess I always thought you'd need an industrial sewing machine to do such a thing. Anyhoo, Kiera usedContinue Reading
This house tour is a long time coming. We've officially been in our "finished" house for one year, and we thought we'd celebrate with a big old fashioned house tour. So we're going to show you the super-clean, polished, sparkly version of The Curbly House...which looked like this exactly once, before we, you know, started living in it again!
Of course, no tour would be complete without a nod to one's roots, so we're postingContinue Reading
(Purists, avert your eyes. This makeover just might put you over the edge.) DeDe found a complete 5 piece, solid wood bedroom set on Craigslist that was--in her words--"really great shape." She wanted to paint it. Her husband balked, as mine would. "Why do you have to paint completely fine wood furniture?" he asked. Her reply: "BecauseContinue Reading
Forget wallpaper! That's a thing of the past, at least when it comes to this amazing geometric printed wall! Can you guess what it was printed with?!
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. Check outContinue Reading