Why the Curbly House?

I'm not sleeping all that well. I wake up in the night – the sound of thunder, my kids coughing, a truck going by – and when I try to go back to sleep, my thoughts run wild. Will the kitchen cabinets ship in time? How are we going to pay to move that ventilation duct we unexpectedly found? Why isn't that house down the block selling?

These are the sleepless thoughts of someone in the middle of a house flip. Continue Reading

How to Transform a T-Shirt: Three Ways

T-Shirt DIY Ideas: How to Transform a T-Shirt Three Ways

The moment the temperature outside starts reaching 90º is the same moment I start reaching for my scissors. Not a summer has passed where I haven't cut the sleeves off a tee or turned jeans into jorts (isn't that the best word ever?). With some scissors and a bit of thread, you can turn a boring tee that you may have otherwise thrown out into your new favorite top. There are a million ways to cut up and refashion a t-shirt – here are three of my favorite t-shirt DIY ideas.        Continue Reading

Cat’s Soft and Sexy Boudoir Transformation

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Remember Cat from last week’s High Voltage Hallway Makeover?  Well here’s another one of her precious gems. I could hardly wait to show you her contest winning bedroom makeover. No joke. She actually won a Domino Magazine decorating contest and 10k for her soft and sensual bedroom upgrade. Hang on to your hats.created at: 02/13/2011

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And would you look at this vanity?!

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I’m speechless. Go over to The Golden Touch and see more Before and After photos.  Continue Reading

Create A Summer Getaway–in Your Garage!

This charming one-stall garage was transformed into an outdoor getaway from spring to fall. What was done with all the tools and what-not usually found in such places, My Home Ideas doesn’t say, and I really don’t care. I also don’t care where the owners put the ‘garage decor’ during the winter. Ultimately, I’m loving this idea! MWT, on the other hand, wouldn’t go for it in a million years. To see more pictures and read details of the make-over, follow this jump. Continue Reading