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Eye Candy: 10 Clean and Bright Entryways and Home Landing Zones

By: Capreek Feb 11, 2013

created at: 02/11/2013

Like I mentioned before, we don't really have an entryway that allows for a lot of coat rack/wall hook/shoe storage/seating fuss. That's not to say that I'm not constantly looking for inspiration in other people's spaces! Here are 10 clean and modern entryways and "landing zones" that could be adapted or re-interpreted for just about any home -- take a peek!… Continue Reading

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Makeover Tour: A Dull Basement to Bright and Cheery Home Studio

By: Capreek Feb 11, 2013

created at: 02/11/2013

We're excited to share an exclusive makeover with you today! You may remember Alexandra Hedin and her fresh and colorful style from her week of inspiring guest posts last spring. Since then, she's been busy giving her basement laundry room a bright, cheery, and oh-so-functional makeover. Read on to check out the new space and get some behind-the-scenes details!… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 25 Easy Valentine's Day Treat Ideas!

By: Capreek Feb 08, 2013

created at: 02/07/2013

Valentine's Day is next week, which means it's time to get busy with the treat making! We're here to help with 25 simple, homemade treat ideas that will make perfect "thinking of you" gifts for neighbors, teachers, co-workers, play-date parents, kids, or anyone on your V-Day list!  … Continue Reading

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Roundup: 21 Creative DIY Wall Hook and Coat Rack Projects!

By: Capreek Feb 07, 2013

created at: 02/07/2013

I'll admit that the coat rack/wall hook situation in our entryway (which is really just our living room) needs a little help. When we have guests over, they inevitably ask, "So... uh, where do you want me to put my coat?" -- which means "Dude. Get a coat rack already." We end up tossing jackets over the back of a random piece of furniture and call it day, but I'd love to surprise our friends with an actual, honest-to-goodness coat rack or wall hook the next time they come over. One of these modern DIY options ought to do the trick!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Plywood Stool

By: Capreek Feb 06, 2013

created at: 02/06/2013

I spotted this ridiculously awesome (and relatively easy) DIY furniture project the other day and thought, "Oh my goodness. The world must know of this!" And you are the world, dear Curbliers -- or we are, if Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie are to be believed.… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 6 Festive DIY Doormat Ideas for Valentine's Day

By: Capreek Feb 05, 2013

created at: 02/05/2013

Put happy, love-filled thoughts out into the world -- and under your visitor's shoes -- with one of these festive DIY Valentine's Day doormats!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Make Simple Felted Wool Mittens

By: Capreek Feb 04, 2013

created at: 02/04/2013

I don't know how to knit or crochet or anything like that, so handmade mittens are typically out of the question for me. What I can do, though, is use a sewing machine for simple projects -- like these felt mittens!  … Continue Reading

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Make It: Colorful DIY Thumbtacks

By: Capreek Feb 04, 2013

created at: 02/04/2013

You may be wondering who has time to hand-paint a bunch of thumbtacks. I don't... but after seeing how awesome these look (and being a sucker for adding color and pattern everywhere I possibly can), I think I just might make time for this little project!     

Grab some Sharpies, paint pens, nail polish, or even acrylic paints, then go crazy with patterns and colors! According to ModCloth, the trick to keeping your designs… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Designer Marimekko-Inspired Macarons

By: Capreek Feb 01, 2013

created at: 01/31/2013

You may be familiar with the Unikko pattern, an iconic floral print from Finnish textile giant Marimekko. The bold print has been around since 1964 and graces everything from bedding to ceramics to shoes to cotton fabric-by-the-yard. It's the floral darling of the textile design world. It also, apparently, makes for a fine-tasting macaron!  … Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 10 Sweet Valentine's Day Cards for Ladies

By: Capreek Jan 31, 2013

created at: 01/31/2013

Show your leading lady just how much you care (or how refined your sense of humor is) with one of these clever Valentine's Day cards. Carina from Crow and Canary rounds up 10 of her faves below -- check it out!… Continue Reading

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