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

Full House Tour: Our 2017 Curbly House Renovation is Complete!

Curbly House 2017 Dining Room

The 2017 Curbly House is done! It went on the market last weekend, and (to my surprise and delight), we've already had several showings. After two-and-a-half months of intense renovation work, it feels a little weird this week, knowing there's nothing left to do except blog about it. I keep checking my 'To-Do' list, and it's all crossed off, which is my JAM! 

Scroll down for the full, room-by-room reveal of the 2017 Curbly House, along with complete product lists (from our featured vendor partner, Hayneedle) and details about how we transformed each space.  Continue Reading

Revealed! The New Curbly House Boy’s Bedroom (+ Room Painting 101)

The Curbly House II's Little Boy's Room Makeover + Painting Tips 101We've been painting rooms at Curbly for over a decade. And, we've gotten pretty good at it. We've done straight-forward walls and we've done full-scale murals – and almost everything in between. Through it all, we've learned that good prep, good paint, and quality tools are the magic trifecta. 

We're partnering with Purdy Paint Tools and sharing our favorite tips all through the reveal of the 2017 Curbly House's sweet child's bedroom. This is the first room we're revealing , and we're so inredibly excited, because it's a perfect glimpse of all the goodness that's in store for this complete home makeover. Continue Reading

A Big Bold Front Door Makeover with Sherwin-Williams® 2018 Color of the Year

Sponsored by Sherwin-Williams

We recently celebrated our 5th anniversary in the Curbly House, and along with the pomp and circumstance (I'm kidding; as much as we love our house, we don't celebrate home anniversaries … but maybe that's my new million dollar idea!), we've been busy doing a series of updates indoors and out. We've refreshed the paint, swapped out artwork, done some light landscaping, and made the house work better for our family. 

The front door of the house recently got a little update of its own with a fresh coat of paint. Continue Reading

Kitchen Ideas for the Curbly House Project

Curbly House II - Kitchen Inspiration
Current mood (board): kitchen-y

We’re making headway on the Curbly House and the next two weeks will bring about a big leap in the transformation we’ve been dreaming about. We spent much of the last week trying to finalize our choices for kitchen cabinetry, countertops, appliances, and fixtures. While the room reveal won’t be ready until later, I wanted to share a peek at what inspired the design.  

Inspiration for the kitchen remodel

Curbly House Kitchen Inspiration - Gray Island

Photo: Decor Chic

 

Curbly House Kitchen Inspiration - Gray Cabinetry

Photo: Domino

 

We loved the idea adding gray base cabinets to the kitchen island, while keeping the rest of the cabinetry white, but in the end decided to stick with one color. Continue Reading

Destruction! (Just a Little) – Curbly House Week One

Well, folks, it's official! Jon* and I signed the closing papers last week, and we are now the proud owners of the new Curbly House! Now all we have to do is put in a new kitchen, renovate the bathrooms, add a new back door, replace the HVAC, finish the basement, improve the landscaping, and figure out how to get a parking space into the back yard! No biggie.

*Reminder: Jon's my partner on this project; he's a real estate investor with knack for DIY projects and a love of old houses in need of TLC.
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Classic-Modern Elegance: Design Inspiration for the Curbly House

Design Inspiration for the Curbly House 2017

Earlier this week we told you all about our new Curbly House makeover. A house we're so excited to take on, get to know, make beautiful, and then put on the market again (furnished and polished and perfect).  

More than just a flip

While this project is, by definition, a flip, I view it as a lot more than that. When we're finished with it, I want it to have a cohesive design and a story. Continue Reading

Our National Painting Week Project: A Kids’ Art Crawl Extravaganza

 

This year for Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week, we tackled a community-based art project that exceeded all our expectations. We combined our favorite paint colors, our favorite community, and our favorite group of kids to create a Kids’ Art Crawl! We wanted to get kids thinking about the role of art in their community, and make them feel special by putting their artwork up in a real gallery setting. It was sweet and moving, and we can’t wait to tell you all about it.  Continue Reading

Take a Tour: Jennifer’s Bright and Modern Colorado Home

Sometimes, when I’m online, I’ll scour the web for perfectly designed homes. Okay. I do it all the time. My head almost exploded from all the beauty that is this gorgeous home in Fort Collins, Colorado. You HAVE to take a look.      

 

I love finding inspiration from bright and clean images. I’m in love with homes that have a modern-but-still-lived-in-and-cozy look about them. This home belongs to Jennifer Little of Sugar Photography. Everything is perfectly built. Continue Reading

Roundup: 10 Amazing Craft Room Makeovers

 

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Today we roundup 10 amazing craft room makeovers.

These before and afters will inspire you to think about your own creative spaces, transforming them from drab to fab by utilizing space, color and textures to provide warm and inviting spaces in which to create.

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1. A Chic Craft Room Makeover via Better Homes & Garden

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2. A Sewing Zone With Not a Stitch of Wasted Space via Real Simple

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3. Closet turned craft room via Curbly

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