One Week Left to Enter to Win a $20,000 Home Renovation!

Win a $20000 home renovation!This July we’re hooking up with to give one lucky reader a $20,000 home renovation. We’re helping to choose four of the contest finalists, and all you have to do is send me an e-mail! Read on on to find out more.

Ok, first thing: you need to be a homeowner (sorry, renters), and you have to live in the United States (sorry, everyone else). If you’re in that category, and you could use $20,000 for a renovation project in your house then I have some good news. Continue Reading

Win a $20,000 Home Renovation (CLOSED)

Win a $20000 home renovation!


Well drat. It’s too late for us to enter The Curbly House into HouseLogic’s “Boost Your Roost” $20,000 home renovation contest, but that doesn’t mean one of our awesome readers shouldn’t win it! We’ve hooked up with HouseLogic to help them choose contest finalists, and all you have to do is send me an e-mail! Read on on to find out more.

Ok, first thing: you need to be a homeowner (sorry, renters), and you have to live in the United States (sorry, everyone else). Continue Reading

Take a tour of HGTV’s 2010 Dream Home–and then enter to win it!

HGTV’s 2010 Dream Home is located in Sandia Park, New Mexico and it is GORGEOUS.

Just check out the kitchen.

How about the master bedroom?

For an in-depth tour, go to this page, which includes videos, 360 views and photos. To read how you can WIN the home, follow this link. You can enter every day starting January 1, 2010 until February 19, 2010. Along with the home, the winner will receive $500,000 and an all-new 2010 GMC Terrain for a grand total prize package worth $2,000,000. Continue Reading

Giveaway: Handmade Marbled Paper (2 Sets)


This week we’re giving away something really special: two sets of unique, hand-made marbled paper (retail value: $50 each). Each set includes five sheets marbled by Minneapolis book and paper artist Lin Lacy.

Dimensions: 12×19 inches
Paper (assorted): Hahnemuhle Ingres and Crane Pearl Lettra lightweight

This stuff is gorgeous; it’s ready to frame and hang on your walls. Of course, there are million other (craftier) things you might think of. Continue Reading

Curbly’s CSN Lighting Giveaway: Win a $300 George Kovacs Reading Lamp!


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The Curbly Team and I are excited to announce a new and exciting giveaway from CSN Lighting! The prize is this fabulous George Kovacs floor lamp from George’s Reading Room Collection, which is valued at $300. The brushed nickel, etched opal glass shade reading lamp is 64.75” tall, which makes it the perfect height to place next to a bed, desk or couch for reading.

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In his four decades long career, George Kovacs has helped revolutionize the lighting industry by championing contemporary designs with a retro flair. Continue Reading

Runner Up – Most Likely to be Copied

This fun project sponsored by ApartmentTherapy was just what I needed to jolt me out of the winter blahs.  For  step by step instructions on how to turn a plain Salvation Army (I know, disloyal to my Goodwill) nightstand into an upholstered, colorful nightstand, check out January Jumpstart Midwest Project #14.  The award post is under the East winners.  For a few more before and after projects, check out my pictures on my infant blog www.fliptstudio.blogspot.comContinue Reading

TD Online Challenge 8: Trash to Treasure

Okay Curbliers, this challenge is right up our alley!! TD is asking contestants to “Turn a throw away item into something fabulous! Find something you should have thrown away long ago and resurrect it as something new and beautiful. When you are done, submit your before and after pictures so we can see the transformation.” Honestly, you probably already have before and after pics of transformed trash to treasure items. Just choose one and submit the photos!! Continue Reading

TD Online Challenge #7: Paint-a-Plate

This week’s Top Design Online Challenge is a good one. They are asking contestants to “Take a blank plate and make it your own by painting it. Use nailpolish, paint pens, spray paint, whatever! Just make it fun and unique.” The prize, which seem to be getting better as the weeks go on, is a pair of Todd Oldham sparkle end tables.

If you need a little inspiration for your project, check out these plates Todd Oldham designed for the “Design Against Fur 2006” silent auction. Continue Reading