How to Flip a House in 90 Days: The B & B’s

by DIY Maven

If you’ve been following this post, you’ve probably guessed that we hired out very little work. We did, however, hire a few tradespeople along the way.

People, People Who Need Trades-People

How to Flip a House in 90 Days: The B & B’s

Time being money, we chose to hire a sheet rocker who was able to hang 50 sheets of rock in the basement in eight hours. An impossible feat for most DIY’ers. We also hired a taper. Although we employed this fellow to get the job done fast, we also wanted...

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How to Flip a House in 90 Days: Construction Continues

by DIY Maven

As we covered approximately 2000 feet of molding and 20 six-panel composite doors, it was was necessary to employ several tricks to keep our sanity.

Painting Tips That May Prevent Insanity

 

Since we had removed the baseboard moldings where we were going to install the hardwood floor, we were able to paint the walls with little taping. Before re-installing the unpainted moldings, we cut 6 inch strips of poly sheeting and tucked that...

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Marilyn Frank of F2 - Add Light, Form, Color, Context to your Home

by Benmoore

This is Part II of the Marilyn Frank/F2 interview.  Part I is here.  In this part, Marilyn tells us how to incorporate her design ideals into interior design. 

Marilyn Frank of F2 - Add Light, Form, Color, Context to your Home
 

Judging from the picture on your profile, your apartment also seems to capture what you're going for in your work: light, form, color and context. How about 4 tips for other Curbliers to help them make their places better? One for light, for form, for color, and for context?

Light--
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Refinishing wood chairs

by Celee
Any advice on how to refinish a wood chair?  I'm looking to purchase a pair of Windsor chairs off of Craigslist and plan to give them a glossy coat of lacquer.  Any idea how I would do this?  Specifically any advice on the type of sandpaper and the type of paint i would need?

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Chair Refinishing Project

by Frangrit

This project is from last year, when I lived in a teeny-tiny apartment in New York City's East Village. Nonetheless, it's worthwhile endeavor if you find yourself with some dingy old chairs in need of some refinishing love.

In this case, I got the chairs from my grandmother. Though they look kind of cool in the photo, they were actually pretty dirty, and the fabric was stained and smelly. Dan and I decided to repaint the chairs and cover the seats...

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Living in a Comic Strip

by Bruno Bornsztein

The Art Hotel in Berlin (Arte Luise Kunsthotel) prides itsef on the eccentric and unique interior design of its building. Every room is different and original:

The concept of this somewhat different hotel - "art instead of grandeur, poetry instead of room service" - is winning guests over.

Let's take a tour...

In the 'Comic' room, every corner and angle is outlined with a thin, hand-drawn black line to gift the effect of being in a cartoon.

Living in a Comic Strip

In...

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Color Quest: Underwater World

by Beccajo

Blue Planet 

Went to one of my favorite sites this AM, Cuteoverload.com and found this gorgeous picture of turtle kisses. Of course, if you've seen my mural pics, you know I have a thing for the world just beyond the surface of the nearest big body of water. Growing up in Minnesota, can you blame me?

Color Quest: Underwater World

What amazing colors. The cooler colors have always appealed to me in home decor, clothing, and art, they are just so restful and soothing. There's...

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