How To: Make a Giant Light Up Sign

By: Brittnimehlhoff Apr 17, 2014

I've been seeing neon signs popping up all over the place on Pinterest lately, indoors as wall art especially, but they can be pricey to get custom made. So, when I found this DIY version, that you can make pretty easily on your now, I thought I better… Continue Reading

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10 Tips for Decorating Your Living Room on a Budget

By: Faith-towers Apr 17, 2014

How to decorate your living room on a budget.

I'm one of those people who takes budget decorating to the extreme. Because every little bit counts, right? Today I'm going to share some budget decorating tips with you, using a real living room (my own) as the model. Here are ten affordable ways to make your living room the most attractive one on the… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 11 Do-It-Yourself Wall Art Projects For Under $50

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 16, 2014

Walls were made to be covered with art. But we don't all have an endless budget for those walls. Here are eleven ways to create the art you love while keeping the dollars in your wallet.      

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Art Inspiration: Our Curated Collection for UGallery

By: Capreek Apr 15, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to be a guest curator for UGallery, an amazing online marketplace that features affordable artwork from up-and-coming American artists. From oil painting to photography, sculpture to drawing there is something for every budget and… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fabric Decor Projects (That Don't Require A Sewing Machine)

By: Faith-towers Apr 15, 2014

10 Decor Projects Using Fabric

Fabric can be a very affordable material to work with, especially if you're using scraps that you already have. You can also purchase cheap fabric at discount stores, thrift stores and yard sales. Here are ten inspiring fabric decor projects that don't require a sewing… Continue Reading

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A Perfectly Purple Little Girl's Room Makeover

By: Alicia Apr 11, 2014

SW National Painting Week Feature

We are thrilled to be a part of Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week again this year. It's one of our favorite weeks because it involves some of our favorite bloggers doing amazing things with paint! If you haven't had a look at all of the amazing things happening this week, please take a look at Thrifty Decor Chic's walk-in closet makeover and Recycle Consign & Design's chairContinue Reading

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Weekend Project: Galaxy Wall Mini Makeover

By: Brittnimehlhoff Apr 11, 2014

If you're looking for an easy, low cost way to makeover your bathroom, this might be the project for you. It looks just like wallpaper, but costs a sliver of the… Continue Reading

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10 No-Cost Redecorating Tips: How To Use What You Already Have

By: Faith-towers Apr 10, 2014

10 no-cost redecorating ideas.

Redecorating your home is not necessarily synonymous with spending a ton of money. Believe it or not, there are lots of things you can do that won't cost you a penny. Read on for some… Continue Reading

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Free Printables from The Open Art Project

By: Matt allison Apr 09, 2014

Free Printables from The Open Art Project

I stumbled across this collaborative Canadian design consortium, Open Art Project dedicated to making quality art posters accessible and FREE to… Continue Reading

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10 Alternative (and Cheap) Ways to Hang Photos and Art

By: Faith-towers Apr 07, 2014

10 alternative ways to hang art, without using frames.

Frames are expensive. Especially if you're buying a lot of them. But there are so many great alternative ways to display artwork and photographs. Here are ten of my favorite affordable… Continue Reading

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Make it: Push-Pin Text/Art

By: Diy maven Apr 02, 2014

To make her text-of-tacks, Jessica simply wrote on the wall and started to push the pins. One thousand pins in all. A very cool and easy project, but if you'd rather not have one thousand tiny holes in your wall, check out this… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Mini Copper & Marble Shelves

By: Matt allison Mar 19, 2014

DIY Mini Copper & Marble Shelves

Try your hand at making these beautiful, useful mini shelves that are great for organizing smalls like jewelery or beauty supplies in the bathroom, best of all they cost under $2 each to make! Instructions and the parts list available at the link below.… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Monogram Vintage Plates

By: Matt allison Mar 12, 2014

DIY Monogram Vintage Plates

What a great use of thrift store plates, gold leaf and a little imagination! Metallics are in and this simple DIY is bound to be a talking point when having guests over. Step-by-step instructions on making your own are available at the link… Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Should We REALLY Never Buy These 4 Things in Neutral?

By: Diy maven Mar 05, 2014

A line has been drawn in the sand. With the help of this month's issue of Domino Magazine, the experts at Refinery29 identify 4 things we should 'NEVER' buy in a neutral color. Never? NEVER?? Kind of a strong word (and in all caps, no less) forContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Boring Living Room Wall Gets a Simple Upgrade

By: Meghan and al Feb 25, 2014

Since the beginning of time together, Al and I have always struggled with our living room wall; or as I like to call it, the desolate wasteland of blank space. The gigantic flat screen tv, which was one of the only items that made the cut from Al’s bachelorhood to our new domestic life, was such aneye sore for me that the only thing I could do was to ignore it and pretend it didn’t exist until future inspiration hit. The burden began at our first apartment (which we blamed on our temporary and unowned status of walls), transitioned with us to our new house and has lived with us ever since, in it’s exact same state of… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn any Branch into a DIY Vertical Wall Hook

By: Brittnimehlhoff Feb 25, 2014

I love projects that repurpose basic household items, like this DIY, that will turn yard work into a scavenger hunt for craft supplies. Check out how you can transform any branch from your backyard, into a unique, vertical  wall… Continue Reading

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10 Creative DIY Wedding And Shower Gifts

By: Faith-towers Feb 25, 2014

Roundup of diy wedding and shower gift ideas.

This month has been all about parties, entertaining and celebrations here on Curbly, so I thought we would be remiss to leave out a post on DIY wedding and bridal shower gifts. Wedding season is almost upon us, so you might want to start your DIY projects now! Here are some super creative… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 11 DIY Ideas for Photobooth Backdrops

By: Brittnimehlhoff Feb 21, 2014

Photobooth backdrops are quickly becoming the most important decor element for parties and events, thanks to clever DIYers, coming up with amazing backdrop ideas. They look great in photos but also oftentimes double as bold wall art after the event has come and gone. So, even if you're not planning to throw a party anytime soon, you can still tackle a few of these ideas in your home. Here are eleven  photobooth backdrops ideas that are sure to… Continue Reading

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Faux Taxidermy: Yay or Nay? Would You Hang a Fake Deer Head on Your Wall?

By: Faith-towers Feb 20, 2014

Modern living room with deer head mounted on the wall.

Faux taxidermy. It's a trend that has wavered in and out of popularity over the past few years, and always tends to generate a bit of controversy. It is a fake representation of a dead animal - which really bothers some people. Others love its woodsy-chic appeal. And yet another group just feels that the trend is tired and overused. What do you think? Click through for some intriguing… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Hanging Wall Art Using Live Plants in 15 Minutes or Less

By: Brittnimehlhoff Feb 18, 2014

If you're short on space, but dying to bring in live plants as part of your home decor, this DIY is perfect for you. These staghorn ferns will hang on the wall, taking up virtually no space at all. You'll just need a few supplies, and the best part is that there are no power tools required. So anyone can make… Continue Reading

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