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Best Of: 15 of Our Favorite DIY Projects from 2017

by M.E. Gray

Best of! We're taking a look back at some of our favorite DIY projects to come out of 2017

2017 has been an exciting year, and we here at Curbly have had the opportunity to do some pretty cool stuff over the past twelve months (I don't know if you heard, but we flipped a freaking house!). In addition to making over the original Curbly home, hosting an art show for a bunch of 2nd graders, going to and speaking at Alt Summit, and painting all the things - the Curbly team created a bunch of fun, original projects, too. Today we're taking a look back at the best DIY projects of the year. These are the projects that you, our readers, visited and liked the most, in addition to some that we just think are real spiffy. Let's go!          

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99 Ways You Can Use Fabric To Decorate Every Room of Your Home

by M.E. Gray
99 ways to use fabric to decorate your home
Source: One Kings Lane

September is National Sewing Month, and in honor of the occasion, we're taking a deep look at one of the most versatile materials out there: fabric! From sewing pillows to creating statement wall pieces, there's no limit to the way you can use fabric in the world of interior design. Here are 99 of our favorite tips on how to use fabric to decorate every room of your home. You don't have to be a tailor to use textiles in your space. From no-sew curtains to fabric as wallpaper, there's a project out there for everybody!          

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62 DIY Projects To Transform Your Backyard

by M.E. Gray

The ultimate roundup of outdoor DIY projects to transform your yard space

Blooming flowers and fresh rain can only mean one thing: spring has definitely sprung! That means summer will be here before you know it. If getting your backyard in order is on your to-do list but you're having trouble getting started - don't fret! You don't need a total landscaping overhaul for your yard to feel refreshed and inviting. Sometimes it's just a matter of hanging up some string lights or creating a simple fire pit. We've rounded...

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72 Organization Tips for Every Room of the House

by M.E. Gray

The ultimate roundup of organization tips, tricks, and projects for every space in your home

Organization: you either love it or hate it. No matter your stance, having a good system of organizing is the key to a clean, calm living space. And who doesn't want that? We've rounded up our favorite organization tips and DIY projects to help turn your home into the oasis it should be.       

What are your favorite organization tips? Let us know in the comments!

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DIY Ladder Shelf Shoe Storage | 72 Organization Tips and Projects for Every Space in Your Home

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How To: Make Your Own Sunburst Mirror For Under $25

by Capree K

How To: Make Your Own Sunburst Mirror For Under $25

Sunburst mirrors have seemingly been around and in-style since the beginning of time and odds are that that fact isn't changing any time soon.  The iconic decorative accent is available in a wide range of styles and an even wider range of price points.  If you're looking to add this stylish piece to your decor, we've got two DIY versions that'll set you back less than dinner and a movie.  

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Which DIY Projects Haven't You Seen Before?

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Which DIY Projects Haven't You Seen Before?

Fellow Curblians, forgive me if these DIY decorating tips from Better Homes & Garden are mere child's play for you. Most of the "get the look for less" projects we see all around are fairly obvious by now. It's getting harder to discover new DIY tricks as everyone with an ounce of creativity is doing it themselves these days. The upside is that it's challenging the old noggin' to be more masterful. In this bedroom project, however, two simple projects caught my eye. Click over to DIY'd version to see which two you think lean towards "Ah! That's a great idea." Here are my picks...

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The Most Popular DIY Projects of 2009

by Chris Gardner

The Most Popular DIY Projects of 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen! Presenting the Most Popular Do-It-Yourself Projects of the year of our Lord, Two Thousand, Double-Aught, and Nine.

Okay, well, the most popular projects picked by productivity and technology site Lifehacker. Oh, and only featuring projects highlighted by Lifehacker. And viewed in popularity on Lifehacker.

Still, it's a pretty good list, and a great year-end tribute to 365 days of creativity.

My faves are the secret...

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DIY Thanksgiving: 15 Early House Prep Tips

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

DIY Thanksgiving: 15 Early House Prep Tips

Don't get caught like this--table centerpiece is ready and the wall is still being painted--Yikes!

We're not even to Halloween and, from past experience, it's time get my Thanksgiving (House Projects) To Do list in order. Every year I'm caught at the last minute trying to spruce up the joint and make the most outstanding tablescapes (in the words of Sandra Lee) the world has ever seen.

We're five weeks out. There's plenty of time, if well planned, to whip the house into an entertaining mecca that will meet even your highest expectations. 

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DIY: 5 Professional Painting Tips

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

DIY: 5 Professional Painting Tips

Some of us fear a painting project, but experience has shown me that once you get your method down, it can really be quite therapeutic. You don't have to purchase tricky rollers, gadgets, different tapes and throws. Keep it simple or you won't want to return to the project. 

Here are 5 pared down tips from DIY Guy at Popular Mechanics.   Simple is best and the short list says it all.  

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Craft Secrets Revealed!

by Chris Gardner

Crafty Chica Kathy Cano-Murillo has assembled some insider tips, shortcuts, and secrets for craft projects.

Craft Secrets Revealed!
  • Use a crayon to pick up small items (like jewels or crystals) for gluing. (See photo)
  • Use a heat gun to give Velveteen paint a suede-like texture.
  • Use an empty squeeze bottle to blow away excess glitter.
  • Drain a glod glue gun in an old mug.
  • Cure resin pieces on wax paper.
  • Clean 'crafted' hands with baby wipes.
Go to Crafty Chica for all the good...

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