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Roundup: 15 Must-Try No-Sew Home Decor Projects

By: Diy maven Sep 01, 2015

For those who can't sew or for those who just don't feel like it, these 15 no-sew decor projects are must-tries. From windows to floors and everything in between, there's somethingContinue Reading

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Before and After: $19k Budget Kitchen Remodel

By: Diy maven Aug 28, 2015

Photo: Design Edge

Nineteen thousand dollars doesn't go far when you hire someone else to do the work. That's why this kitchen makeover is considered a budget job. When the owners of the kitchen went to Design Edge, they had a check list that included replacing the cabinets, buying newContinue Reading

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Make It: Hexi Concrete Candle Holders

By: Diy maven Aug 26, 2015
Photo: www.evenyaru.com

Even without the handy "translate" button, we can easily decipher the technique used to create these delightful hexi concrete candle holders. Plasticware--one of the cylindrical 'shot' variety andContinue Reading

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This Garden Shed is NOT What it Looks Like.

By: Diy maven Aug 25, 2015
Photo: The Torii Cinema Co.

It might LOOK like a garden shed, but it's not. Not by a long shot! Can you guess what might be inside? A child's playhouse, perhaps? Nope. How about a studio space? Not that either. Give up? Take aContinue Reading

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Before and After: Stark Living Room is Made Lovely with Layers

By: Diy maven Aug 24, 2015

Photo: Studio McGee

We don't really need to forgive the varying light conditions in this living room's before and after images to fully appreciate its dramatic transformation. Whether its blinds are closed or open, it's apparent that the layering ofContinue Reading

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Roundup: Five Fabulous Dorm Room Makeovers

By: Diy maven Aug 18, 2015

created at: 08/01/2012
It occurred to me this morning that we've never had a dorm room makeover roundup here on Curbly. Heck, I'm not sure we've even had ONE before and after of a dorm room. Perhaps it's so as finding good examples is rather difficult. (Students too busy or too broke, I suppose.) Because of this, these makeovers (actually, they're more like moving in with style) span several years. No matter what their age, they're still fabulous! 

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Before and After: All Grown Up Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 17, 2015

Photo: Tonyia via Beneath My Heart

Tonyia's sixteen year old son had stylistically outgrown his bedroom. The ubiquitous collections of trophies and posters populated the space before. After, the room is all grown up and unrecognizable! New millwork, includingContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Concrete Wall Art

By: Diy maven Aug 12, 2015
Photo: DIY My Homes

Don't you just LOVE using up project leftovers??? I do, which is just one reason I'm diggin' this DIY concrete art project. Some scrap 1/4" material--like plywood or backer board or etc, concrete mix, someContinue Reading

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Make It: Modern Hexagon Quilt

By: Diy maven Aug 11, 2015
Photo: Modern Handcraft

Nicole puts a fresh spin on the classic hexagon quilt. Although her "Hexies" quilt might look intimidating to fabricate, she makes it seem pretty easy thanks to a fabulous tutorial for a mini version. If you're not in need of a quilt, checkContinue Reading

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Before and After: $1 Thrift Store Tray Goes Geometric

By: Diy maven Aug 10, 2015

Photo: Making Home Base

I must admit, trays are something I don't look for when I'm at my favorite thrifting haunts. (I have made a note to self to rectify this immediately.) Chelsea, on the other hand, was smitten when she spotted this octagonal tray, which she snagged for a whole dollar. Sadly, the charming inlay had suffered damage: the dolphinContinue Reading

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