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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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A Sneak Peek at Our National Painting Week Project

By: Alicia Apr 04, 2014

This year we're lucky to be a part of Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week! It's great fun joining a bunch of other awesome bloggers to show off the amazing impact paint has on a home. 

In the past, we've played it a little safe with our National Painting Week projects, sticking to neutral grays. But this year, our project packed a punch and is anything but safe. Here's a sneak peek of some of the colors we worked with:

SW National Painting Week Violets

We're thrilled to be in the company of some of our favorite DIY and design bloggers, including Remodelaholic, Design Crush, Simply Grove,… Continue Reading

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Springpad Notebook Apps for DIY Organization

By: Alicia Mar 19, 2014

Springpad Industrial DIY notebook
Today we’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the Springpad team to help you tackle DIY projects and perfect your handiwork skills. Springpad is a popular personal organizer app used by millions to keep track of everything from projects to supply lists. It's free and you can use it on the web, iPhone and iPad, Android, Kindle, and Nook.

Once you've downloaded Springpad, you can create notebooks to organize yourContinue Reading

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Stop Wasting Money on Cleaning Products: Make 4 Simple DIY Cleaning Solutions (with Free Printable Labels!)

By: Alicia Mar 14, 2014

DIY cleaning solution recipes with free printable labels (PDF download)
Over the last month I've been experimenting with making my own cleaning solutions. I was skeptical about the effectiveness of a homemade, natural-ish cleaner, but given the amount we were spending each month on 'green' cleaning products, I thought it was worth a go. 

The good news is that I've discovered four recipes that are easy to put together and good at getting the job done. Below are a collection of recipes. And, pretty… Continue Reading

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Free Download: Curbly's Alternative Uses Cheat Sheet Bundle

By: Alicia Mar 10, 2014

Alternative Uses Cheat Sheet

March is here and in our neck of the woods, Spring arrived like a lion. If you're anything like me, the extra sunlight and climbing temperatures make you want to scrub your house from head to toe.

To help you feed your spring fever, we've compiled a set of PDFs to help you tend your house using items you have around the house (vinegar, coffee grounds, baking soda, and olive oil). Read on to find out how to download the set!

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Everything You Need to Set Up A DIY Photo Booth For Your Next Party

By: Alicia Feb 26, 2014

A roundup of all the components you need to create an awesome DIY photo booth for your next party.
These days, no party is complete without a photo booth. They're not only a fun addition to any shindig, but they're a great way to capture memories and they create the most meaningful party favors in the world.

While renting an old-timey booth or hiring a company to run one are both nice options, they cost a pretty penny. The reality is, creating a custom photo booth using the electronics most of us already have around the house (e.g. your computer, digital camera, printer, phone) isn't very complicated. In fact, it's relatively straightforward. And, when you combine the "photo taking device" with some custom photo props or easy DIY backgrounds, your photo booth becomes the life of the party.

Follow along as we share everything you need to know about creating a custom photo booth for the… Continue Reading

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The Curbly House: Our Dream Mudroom and Laundry Room is Finished!

By: Alicia Feb 12, 2014

Curbly House Mudroom & Laundry Room
Not long ago, when we shared our kitchen renovation with you, we left a little something out. When we began planning our new addition, we decided to add a laundry and mud room off the kitchen to create an entry point with storage and give ourselves the luxury of first-floor laundry. This room has absolutely been the best decision we made during our entire house project. It's simple and straight-forward, but it has brought a tremendous amount of organization and simplicity to our daily home routines.  … Continue Reading

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How To: Make DIY Valentine Arrows for the One You Love

By: Alicia Feb 04, 2014

DIY Arrows - Feature

I recently celebrated my sixth wedding anniversary with my guy (Bruno!) and I wanted to make him something meaningful. When I looked into the traditional and modern wedding anniversary gifts I learned that year six is marked by iron (traditional) and wood (modern). I decided to incorporate… Continue Reading

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The Curbly House: Our Sunroom, Styled by Emily Henderson

By: Alicia Dec 06, 2013

Our bright and airy sunroom styled by Emily Henderson
By now, you've heard everything you could ever care to know about our makeover series with Emily Henderson. Today, we're sharing the last room she styled in our house: the sunroom. 

This room was by far the trickiest one to tackle, because of it's narrow floor plan and window nook. The results are simply stunning. For all the details, head over to Emily's site.

But before you go check out this awesome video our friend… Continue Reading

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Reveal! Our Master Bedroom Styled by Emily Henderson

By: Alicia Nov 07, 2013

Last month we told you all about our exciting Curbly House plans with Emily Henderson. The beauty she created in our master bedroom is amazing; it's absolutely our favorite room. Here's a little peak:

The full reveal of our master bedroom makeover!

For the full reveal, head on over to Emily Henderson's site: www.stylebyemeilyhenderson.com. While you're there, be sure to check out the living room and dining room makeovers she did. They're the most beautiful rooms in the… Continue Reading

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