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: 16 of June's Most Popular Posts

by Brittni Mehlhoff

Best of Curbly: 16 of June's Most Popular Posts

The Fourth of July is tomorrow, which means summer entertaining will soon be in full swing. With the end of June, it also means it's time for another round of Best of Curbly. June was filled with lots of great roundups, weekend projects, and before and afters.    

Here are the top 16 posts from the month of June.

1. Weekend Project: Drool-Worthy Linoleum Tile Pattern Floor Project

2. Before and After: Beautiful Boho Bedroom Makeover

3. Before and After: 8 Easy Tips for Styling a Nightstand

4. 8 Amazing Backyard Makeovers that are Perfect for Entertaining

5. 7 DIY Project Ideas for your Weekend

6. Is This the End of IKEAHackers?

7. 13 Awesome Outdoor Furniture and Design DIY Projects

8. Before and After: Kitchen Makeover using IKEA Products

9. 6 Awesome and Easy DIY Fire Pits

10. 22 DIY Father's Day Gift Ideas your Dad will Love

11. 12 Lovely and DIYable Outdoor Kitchen Carts and Dining Spaces

12. 10 Clever Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

13. Before and After: 1980s Kitchen Makeover

14. 7 DIY Project Ideas for your Weekend

15. Before and After: Colorful DIY Bench IKEA Hack

16. Adding Curb Appeal with Simple DIY Landscaping

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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 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 Scandinavian-Inspired DIY Ideas of 2011!

by Capree K

Best of Curbly: Top Ten Scandinavian-Inspired DIY Ideas of 2011!

Scandinavian-inspired design got some major love from Curbly this year.  From creative DIY stool ideas to rustic-modern coat stands, we Oo'd and Ah'd over this distinct aesthetic.  Here are our favorite uniquely Scandinavian DIY projects from 2011 (in no particular order, because they're all pretty fabulous)!   

 

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10. We love this simple DIY photo display idea--it's rustic and modern all at once!  See how to make it here.

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9. Consider sprucing up old baskets or thrift store finds with this paint dipping technique.  See how here.

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8. Check out the big brain on Chris! (Pulp Fiction reference... anyone? Anyone?) He created this awesome bedside book abode--check out all the detailed steps!

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7. Easiest DIY clock ever.  Promise.  See how to make it here!

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6. This DIY wall hanging is simple and customizable, though we do love the subtle grey tones! See how it's done here.

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5. Y'all know how much we love a good tree-inspired project, so these branch wall hooks are a no-brainer!  See how to make 'em here.

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4. One of my favorite IKEA hacks of the year, this felt stool cushion is an affordable and stylish way to improve ubiquitous flat-pack furniture.  See the how-to here.

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3. DIY plywood countertops look great and are extremely budget-friendly!  Check 'em out here.

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2. Another IKEA stool hack, yay!  This crocheted cover is colorful and cozy--and comes with a free pattern.  See more here.

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1. And finally, this gorgeous wood and leather coat stand stole our Scandinavian-loving hearts.  Check out how to make it right here!

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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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