Capree’s Office Makeover, Part 3: The DIY Neon Desk Makeover

created at: 01/22/2013

Last week, I shared some of the inspiring spaces, colors, and artwork behind our office makeover, as well as the paint colors we decided on. You may even remember talk of some neon pink desk legs being thrown into the mix. Well, I wasn’t lying!       

If you follow Curbly on Instagram, you no doubt have already seen some sneak peeks of my office makeover, as well as this neon DIY project. (What can I say? Continue Reading

Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Worktops and Desks You Can Make Yourself!

 created at: 01/16/2012

Whether you’re crafting, blogging, drawing, or drafting, we’ve got the DIY desk for you.  Check out ten of our faves below and let us know which worktop has you worked up!   



1. The legs of an old treadle sewing machine make for a pretty great base on this DIY desk! See more on Emmas Designblogg.

2. A beat up street find got a second life as the drawer unit for this mod desk! Check out how it was done over on Manhattan Nest. Continue Reading

Back to School: Colorful Essentials for Happy Dorm Living!

created at: 08/24/2011

It’s back to school season and for many starting or returning to college, a white cinder block room awaits.  Hooray for student housing!  Balancing school, jobs, and a social life is difficult enough, so we’re making sure your home away from home is as non-depressing as possible.  We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite colorful essentials to make dorm life happy on the inside – and friendly on your student budget!   

1. Task Lamp: $15

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Before & After: How To Create a Wallpaper Patchwork Desk

created at: 01/06/2011

Today we’ve got a “before & after” and a “how-to” all rolled into one.  I hope you’re ready!  Let’s see how this 10-year-old Ikea desk gets transformed with some paint, fabric, and a bit of wallpaper.  

created at: 01/06/2011

Belinda Graham, of the fabulous blog The Happy Home, turned her tired old Ikea desk into something spectacular with a few basic materials and a lot of love.  After cleaning it up and slapping on a few coats of bright white paint, Belinda created a fabric curtain to hide the harddrive.  Continue Reading

SEW Versatile

When you're at an auction, estate sale, consignment shop or a favorite vintage furniture store, don't pass over a sewing machine table with a giant rectangular hole in the top.  All you have to do is get a piece of dark glass cut to fit on the top and you might just be lucky enough to have yourself a small-ish, but functional desk with plenty of drawers and nice lines if you find one that was made in the 1960's.  Continue Reading