The 100 Best IKEA Hacks of All Time

100 Best IKEA hacks of all time.

We've rounded up one hundred IKEA hacks that prove you can have champagne tastes on a beer budget. Each of these hacks illustrates the power of transformation – basic warehouse pieces are cleverly altered in beautiful ways that make them feel custom. This round up has me feeling like Aladdin on a magic carpet ride – so come along with me! I can open your eyes, take you wonder by wonder, over, sideways and under on a magic IKEA hack ride. Continue Reading

36 Dorm Room “Before and Afters” That’ll Totally Inspire You

Before and After: Dorm room decor ideas
Styling: Emily Henderson; Photo: Sara Tramp

If you've been to any big box store lately, you know it's back to school season! The college merch is on the shelves, organization supplies are on sale, and dorm decor is abundant. Dorm rooms are among the most difficult rooms to decorate, and a cute dorm room is like a unicorn: rare and magical. But, good dorm room decor ideas do exist! Check out these 36 inspiring before and after snapshots of some seriously cute dorm rooms.               Continue Reading

The Pinch of Yum Master Bedroom Tour

When we started Curbly in 2006, saying that your job was 'blogging' was a recipe for confusion. Lots of people didn't even know what a blog was. Fast forward a decade or so, and blogging as a profession is so well-accepted that you probably have a blogger or two living in your own neighborhood. That why we were excited, but not entirely surprised, when we discovered that prolific food bloggers Bjork and Lindsay Ostrom, from PinchofYum, lived about a mile from us. Continue Reading

20 DIY Upholstered Headboard Projects

20 DIY Upholstered Headboard Projects
Photo: Fabric Paper Glue

Upholstered headboards almost have it all – they look beautiful and they’re super comfortable to lean against. But they’re often quite pricey too. There’s good news though… there are tons of great tutorials out there to help you make your own. So today we’ve rounded up 20 of our faves. Click through to check them out.   


20 DIY Upholstered Headboard Projects
Photo: Place of My Taste

1. This velvet beauty uses wood and foam to create a traditional style tufted headboard. Continue Reading

75 Do-It-Yourself Ways To Decorate Your Dorm Room

Mega Roundup: 75 DIY Dorm Decor Ideas
Photo: A Beautiful Mess

With the new school year right around the corner, those of you who are heading back to college are probably thinking about how to decorate your dorm room this year. Well, we're here to help! Today we have 75 awesome DIY dorm decor ideas to give your space a unique, custom feel. Click through to check 'em out.     




Mega Roundup: 75 DIY Dorm Decor Ideas
Photo: Wee Birdy

1. Add some color to your dorm room walls with this cheerful giant paper confetti. Continue Reading

How To Blend Vintage and Contemporary Furniture In Your Home

How To Blend Vintage and Contemporary Furniture In Your Home

If you love to go antiquing as much as I do, then you've no doubt struggled with the conundrum of how to incorporate that beautiful new turn-of-the-century table into your mostly-modern living room. Have no fear, my friends, because today we're sharing some easy tips and tricks that will have you blending furniture from different eras in no time.   


How To Blend Vintage and Contemporary Furniture In Your Home
Photo: Tessa Neustadt

1. Sofas With Coffee Tables

Blending a vintage coffee table (or a trunk in this case, in the photo above) with a contemporary sofa can be tricky if you have no idea where to start. Continue Reading

19 Totally Unexpected Ways To Paint Furniture

19 Unexpected Ways to Paint Furniture

We all love a good furniture makeover, and these don’t disappoint! Get prepared to swoon over these 19 furniture pieces that have been painted in totally unexpected ways. Each piece is inspiring because they’re extremely unique. If are you’re looking for ways to make over your latest thrifted find, these painted beauties will inspire you!


1.  Color Blocked Painted Furniture

If a furniture piece has the right structure, color blocking in a muted shade is a simple and stunning method of painting. Continue Reading

Inspiration Galore: Fall Idea House Tour

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I recently had the opportunity of touring an “idea house.” The property, a charming 1920’s bungalow, belongs to and is maintained by a local family-owned company called Bachman’s. The idea house is near their flagship store on Lyndale Avenue in south Minneapolis and is maintained as a landmark to celebrate the family’s ancestors who lived in the home, conducting business just a few hundred feet away. Although the company is known primarily as a premier garden center, it also offers home decor items a-plenty. Continue Reading

Upholstery Newbies: Here is a Roundup of Projects You Could Try This Weekend

Simple Upholstery Projects For Beginners

Upgrading thrifted or inexpensive furniture is one way you can accomplish a cute home on a budget, and also make your home unique. Reupholstering furniture can seem daunting, especially if you don’t have many tools. These 12 upholstery projects don’t need fancy upholstery tools, and are perfect for any upholstery beginner.   


1. Upholster a chair seat.

Upholstering a chair is the most simple upholstery project. The only tools you need are a hand held staple gun and a screwdriver.   Continue Reading

Why Everyone Should Know About Their Local Salvaged Materials Store

Why everyone should check out their local salvage store

If you’re on the look out for good deals and unique finds for your home you should check out your local architectural salvage store or community ReStore. Here are some reasons why…   


Architectural Salvage Store

An architectural salvage store specializes in architectural artifacts, old building materials, and unique antiques. I like to say that in these stores history is trying to repeat itself.

Owners of architectural salvage stores rescue unique items from old homes and commercial properties soon to be torn down or renovated. Continue Reading