Ok, first thing: you need to be a homeowner (sorry, renters), and you have to live in the United States (sorry, everyone else). If you're in that category, and you could use $20,000 for a renovation project in your house...
THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED
Well drat. It's too late for us to enter The Curbly House into HouseLogic's "Boost Your Roost" $20,000 home renovation contest, but that doesn't mean one of our awesome readers shouldn't win it! We've hooked up with HouseLogic to help them choose contest finalists, and all you have to do is send me an e-mail! Read on on to find out more.
UPDATE: GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. WE'LL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER ON MONDAY.
This week we're giving away something really special: two sets of unique, hand-made marbled paper (retail value: $50 each). Each set includes five sheets marbled by Minneapolis book and paper artist Lin Lacy.
This stuff is gorgeous; it's ready to frame and hang on your walls. Of...
UPDATE: GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
The Curbly Team and I are excited to announce a new and exciting giveaway from CSN Lighting! The prize is this fabulous George Kovacs floor lamp from George’s Reading Room Collection, which is valued at $300. The brushed nickel, etched opal glass shade reading lamp is 64.75” tall, which makes it the perfect height to place next to a bed, desk or couch for reading.
In his four decades long career, George Kovacs has helped revolutionize the lighting industry by championing contemporary designs with a retro flair. Although they are both graceful and fanciful, they’re always functional. His Reading Room Collection is a perfect illustration of this. The metallic finishes are sleek yet distinctive. The opal shades provide directional light while flooding rooms with a comforting glow. Makes you want a Kovacs of your very own, doesn’t it?
Well, that’s where Curbly comes in! To enter our CSN Lighting George Kovacs Reading Lamp simply do one or all of the following:
This fun project sponsored by ApartmentTherapy was just what I needed to jolt me out of the winter blahs. For step by step instructions on how to turn a plain Salvation Army (I know, disloyal to my Goodwill) nightstand into an upholstered, colorful nightstand, check out www.apartmenttherapy.com January Jumpstart Midwest Project #14. The award post is under the East winners. For a few more before and after projects, check out my pictures on my...
Everyone loves that one freakishly large pumpkin at their local pick-your-own patch or fall festival. But how would it measure up to 100 others at the Pennsylvania Great Pumpkin Growers Association annual weigh-off?
Read this enjoyable article from the Washington Post.
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The voting margin was narrow, but Terryswaler pulled out the win in the "Curbly Think Spring Giveaway". Her spring project is to finish up her gutted kitchen; and she estimates it'll cost around $4,000.
Honorable mention goes to Balubalu, who came in very close with his genius idea for a DIY rolling hideaway bed!
And thanks to...
Curbly's all about democracy, so here's your chance to participate (and be a good citizen). Below are the entrants for our Think Spring giveaway. Leave a comment on this post saying which one you think most deserves to win a $100 gift certificate from Amazon.com.
Okay Curbliers, this challenge is right up our alley!! TD is asking contestants to "Turn a throw away item into something fabulous! Find something you should have thrown away long ago and resurrect it as something new and beautiful. When you are done, submit your before and after pictures so we can see the transformation." Honestly, you probably already have before and after pics of transformed trash to treasure items. Just choose one and submit...
This week’s Top Design Online Challenge is a good one. They are asking contestants to "Take a blank plate and make it your own by painting it. Use nailpolish, paint pens, spray paint, whatever! Just make it fun and unique." The prize, which seem to be getting better as the weeks go on, is a pair of Todd Oldham sparkle end tables.
If you need a little inspiration for your project, check out these plates Todd Oldham designed for the "Design Against...
Do you have a room in your house that you just can't stand. Have you re-painted your living room six times, and it's still not right? I need your pictures!
If you've got a room that needs some love, upload a photo (or two) and send me a link in the comments. We'll use somebody's room as inspiration for an upcoming contest (top-secret!).
Thanks, I can't wait to see what you guys (and gals) come up with!
We wanted to close out the year with a bang, so we asked you to come up with a gift list you could be proud of. The response was outstanding; more than 30 of you came up with amazing ideas, ranging from green-living lists to cool DIY projects and even some reinterpreted carrols.
Elizabeth asked for painting...
Curbly's Cheap is the New Black contest is almost over! With only five entries so far, your chances of winning some kick-ass t-shirts are pretty good.
The challenge? Give us your best sub-$20 DIY project.
Here's what you're up against: