Ask Curbly: Cardboard Hoarders, Beastly Tables, and Painted Hardwood

created at: 10/08/2010

As usual, there’s a lot of great discussions going on in the Q&A section this month. Here’s a quick roundup in case you haven’t been paying attention:

How do I upcycle cardboard boxes to make something useful or beautiful?

Nidhi was wondering what to do with all the cardboard boxes she’d been hoarding. Her cry for help prompted some great responses, least of which was my suggestion:

Then Gilboonet chimed in with some professional carboard-furniture-making advice:

 

Ugly Table Needs Makeover ASAP

aaragon0902 picked up a free dining set, but needs help figuring out how to make it over. Continue Reading

Ask Curbly: Ladders, Armoires, Curtains and More!

created at: 10/08/2010

Still haven’t checked out our Ask a Question forum? What are you waiting for?! It’s the perfect place to ask for help with home improvement and decor questions, and you can help others out by offering your own expert (or amateur) advice.

I thought I’d highlight some of the more interesting recent questions from the forum today (please add your answers or suggestions if you have any):

Building a ladder bookcase (how?)

Jellico’s wondering how to build a ladder book case, but doesn’t know how to get started. Continue Reading

Get Nested: Meg Answers Reader’s Decor Questions, Round #3

created at: 11/18/2010

Here we go onto round 3! Most of you asked right on the blog post, but today I am answering the Facebook discussion board questions. Lighting, couches, big spaces to cover, these are great questions that I see a lot of people identifying with.

Tania Johnson asked: I have a bedroom that is solid walls of wood and really like the wood look. I am not against staining it I just don’t want to cover it up. Continue Reading

Ask Curbly: TVs, Clawfoot Tubs, Cheap Organizing and Weird Beds

created at: 10/08/2010

If you’ve never checked out our Ask a Question forum, now’s the time to start. It’s a perfect place to ask for help with home improvement and decor questions, and you can help others out by offering your own expert (or amateur) advice.

I thought I’d highlight some of the more interesting recent questions from the forum today (please add your answers or suggestions if you have any):

xox_nicole: How can I make a clawfoot tub into a couch?

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Get Nested: Meg Answers Your Questions, Round #2

created at: 11/16/2010

Hi everyone, and welcome to round two of our question and answer series on Get Nested. Thank you to everyone who sent in questions, I hope my answers are helpful! Stay tuned tomorrow, as we’ll have one more round of answers coming up!

Luisa asked: I have recently moved out the flat I used to share with my uni mates to my first very own tiny flat! I’m quite happy with most of the things in the new house although there’s still some painting to do here and there and I need to unpack a few more things, but what I’m finding difficult is to arrange my craft/painting material. Continue Reading

Ask Curbly: Painting IKEA Furniture, Gluing Fabric to Formica, and Replacing Damaged Carpet

created at: 10/08/2010

Hey, Curbliers –

There’s a great series of inquires happening in our Ask A Question forum. If you have any tips or ideas, post them in the comments here or in the forums.

  • ahohl41189 asks, “I bought a bookcase from ikea 2 years ago and its that fake wood kind. Im moving and I want my new room to have a different feel so I was thinking about painting some furniture. Has anyone tried this before? 
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All your craft and diy questions answered!

 

created at: 2009-08-13

I happened upon this remarkable list of just about every craft and diy question you could ever have on Wise Geek yesterday. Ever wonder what Summi-E is? The list knows. How about Scoubidou*?These and many, many other burning questions can be answered by following this link. 

*Although it looks like it, it is not what Scooby Doo says. 

Awesome Scooby Doo balloon text generator can be found here.