Best of Curbly: 23 of July's Most Popular Posts

by Brittni Mehlhoff

Best of Curbly: 23 of July's Most Popular Posts

August is already flying by, so  before it gets too far away from me, it's time to round up the best Curbly posts from the month of July. Last month was filled with colorful how-to projects, some great tip-based posts (like 10 genius organizational hacks for your home), and of course, a whole lot of before and after makeovers. Want to see which posts made the cut? Click through to see the top 23 posts on Curbly from the month of July.   

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Best of Curbly: 23 of May's Most Popular Posts

by Brittni Mehlhoff

Best of Curbly: 23 of May's Most Popular Posts

It's about that time again, for the next installment of Best of Curbly. May's most popular posts included more than one impressive bathroom overhaul, how to create a raised-bed garden, and more . If you haven't had time to catch up on Curbly lately, be sure to check out this list featuring the most read posts from the last month. Ready to jump in? Let's do this.  

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Best of Curbly: 17 of March's Most Popular Posts

by Brittni Mehlhoff

Best of Curbly: 17 of March's Most Popular Posts

After going through all of March's Curbly content, I thought it would be fun to share the best of the best with you, as part of a new column called Best of Curbly. It's probably no surprise that the most popular articles this month involved a whole lot of before and after makeovers. Of course, there were some DIY projects and tip based posts in there as well though. Want to see what readers are loving most right now? Here are 17 of the most popular posts from Curbly in March.   

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Best of Curbly: Top 40 Design Trend Projects of 2012

by Brittni Mehlhoff

Best of Curbly: Top 40 Design Trend Projects of 2012

The year is beginning to wind down, with New Year's just ten days away. It's been a great 12 months, filled with plenty of DIYs and no shortage of trends, from neon and color blocked to polka dots and ombre. To celebrate the trends of the year, here's a top 40 list focused on the best design trend projects of 2012.   

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Best of Dip-Dyed / Paint-Dipped

1. Dip-Dyed Bedding DIY 

2. Modern Dip-Dyed Baskets

3. Paint-Dipped Wooden Utensils

4. Dip-Dyed Marshmallow Dessert

5. Paint-Dipped Flower Vases

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Best of Neon

1. DIY Neon Vases 

2. Modern Frame Pendant Light

3. Before and After Neon Bathroom Makeover

4. Modern Copper Tubing Side Table DIY

5. Potato Print Textiles

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Best of Polka Dots

1. How to decorate Housewares in Minutes with Neon Stickers

2. How to Make a Festive Confetti Dot Tablecloth

3. DIY Gold Leaf Polka Dot Ceramics

4. How to Make a Polka Dot Cake on the Inside

5. How to Make Easy Polka Dot Hand Printed Tea Towels

6. How to Paint Polka Dots on a Dresser

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Best of Ombre

1. How to Make a DIY Ombre Lighting Pendant

2. How to Make an Ombre Chrysanthemum Chandelier

3. Ombre Wood Stained Wall Art

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Best of Chevron

1. DIY Chevron Pattern Planter Box

2. How to Paint a Chevron Staircase

3. How to Make a DIY Serving Tray

4. How to Make a DIY Chevron Rug

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Best of Stripes

1. Recreate this Look: Striped Wall with Sunburst Mirror

2. Really Striped Walls and Ceilings Roundup

3. Before and After Striped Mudroom

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Best of Colorful / Color Block

1. DIY Painted Glass Table

2. DIYable Geometric Garland

3. How to Make a Modern and Colorful Geometric Mobile

4. How to Make a Modern Geometric Mobile

5. How to Use Bright and Bold Colors in your Decor 

6. Colorful Paper Mobile DIY

7. Color Blocked Coasters DIY

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Best of Gold Leaf

1. Confetti Sprinkled Linen Napkins

2. Mini Gold Leaf Notebooks

3. DIY Gold Leopard Print Dish

4. Gold Paint-Dipped Faux Porcelain Bowl

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Best of Geometric

1. Modern DIY Geometric Lampshade

2. Modern Geometric Leather Mouse Pad DIY 

3. How to Make a Miniature Geometric Planter 

What were your favorite design trends from 2012?

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Best of Curbly: Top Ten DIY Organization Ideas of 2011

by Alicia Lacy

Top 10 DIY Organization Ideas of 2011

Nothing says "Happy New Year" like cleaning and organizing your home. Every new year, I think of one particular Chinese tradition that requires each family to thoroughly clean their home in an effort to sweep out the bad and make room for the good fortune that every new year promises. This year the Chinese new year doesn't begin until January 23rd, so we have a little time to get our ducks in a row. We've assembled a top ten round-up of organization projects that will inspire you to tidy-up and bring some order to every nook and cranny of your home. Here they are, in a very particular order only I understand (in other words: no particular order):

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Best of Curbly: Top Ten DIY Lighting Projects of 2011!

by Capree K

Best of Curbly: Top Ten DIY Lighting Projects of 2011!

We get really, really excited about DIY lighting projects here at Curbly, so narrowing down our HUGE collection of awesome ideas to ten was a tough task.  In the end, we chose our favorite high-impact, low-cost projects.  Here they are in order of most difficult to easiest (they're all pretty easy, though)!  Enjoy!   

 

 

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10. With some basic welding skills, this minimalist-style swing arm lamp could be yours!  See how here.

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9. This mod chandelier takes a little bit of patience but will set you back less than $10--totally worth getting all those little sticks positioned just-so.  See how here.

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8. Spruce up your walls with this bent wood sconce!  Building the base from 1x4s is the 'hardest' part of this simple lighting project.  See how here.

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7. These modern lamp shades are made entirely of folded paper.  Imagine all the possibilities!  See how here.

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6. Starting out with an affordable IKEA base is the trick to many a DIY project, including this customized DIY sputnik chandelier!  See how here.

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5. Faux Capiz, capiche?  This beauty is made from something almost everyone has in their kitchen!  See how here.

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4. 2011 was the year we lost our minds for all DIY projects spawned from branches, twigs, or tree stumps... including this tree stump table lamp!  See how here.

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3. This sleek outdoor fire pit can be made on the cheap and only requires some basic gluing skills!  See how here.

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2. While this oversized wire orb light may look complicated, it is far from it!  Anyone can make this, trust us.  See how here.

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1. And coming in at number one (so exciting, right?) are these DIY paper lanterns.  All you need is a circle punch and some double stick tape.  A cheap paper lantern forms the base for these indoor/outdoor statement lighting pieces!  See how here.

Check out more great DIY lighting project ideas right here and let us know what some of your faves are!

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Best of Curbly: Top 10 DIY Wall & Art Projects of 2011

by DIY Maven

Best of Curbly: Top 10 DIY Wall & Art Projects of 2011

Starbursts and typography. Two words that were oh-so-hot for artwork in 2011. Another two words that came to mind rounding up our hands-down-favorite art/wall projects were 'unusual uses.' From cupcake liners to shoe polish, the materials used by these creative individuals was nothing less than inspirational. And did we mention that the resulting artwork was outstanding as well?   

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