6 DIYable High End Artsy Coffee Tables

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 2010/02/09

All Photo Images: MossOnline

You know those High End/Low End photos in magazines that illustrate how you can get a high end look for a lot less? Well, these very high end, artsy coffee table designs sold by Moss could be DIY-able for  much much less. Granted, original designs are unbeatable, but what if you just need a statement making coffee table?

Above is a cast aluminum fruit box, by designer Andrea Salvetti, that sells for $2,695.00.

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Kissing Cupcakes

by Simplyfunstuff

created at: 2010/02/08

I wanted to post a new and unique Valentine's Tutorial and this is what I came up with. Afterall, who doesn't love cupcakes? Especially ones this cute!

What You'll need:

- Cupakes (I used a quick white cake mix so I could maximize my time experimenting with the fun part - decorating)

- Pink Buttercream frosting (I made my own - let me know if you want the recipe)

- Fondant (I used stuff from a...

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Master Bathroom Remodel

by Tmgeorgo

I haven't posted anything in a while, but I have been busy around my house and last year I tackled the biggest project I've ever done: remodeling our master bathroom.  It was a project I initially didn't want to do, but after I had bids of $16k to $26k it was clear that I couldn't afford to hire someone to do it and that if we wanted a new bathroom, we'd have to DIY.  It was a decision I don't regret.  My brother, father and I worked nearly every weekend day for six months and many late weekend nights to complete this, and it really pushed all of us outside our normal comfort zone.  We learned all sorts of things about carpentry, drywall, tiling, plumbing, and most importantly, what a bad job some "pro" contractors will do to your house.

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Before and After Chalkboard Chair Makeover

by DIY Maven

 

Welcome to a new feature here on Curbly! It's called...drumroll, please....Make Over Mondays!! (Okay, so you could figure that one out by the totally awesome banner above.) Anyhoo, Mondays are going to be devoted to fabulous befores & afters. So if you like a good makeover (and who doesn't?) make sure you visit every Monday for your makeover fill. And if you've got a good makeover of your own to show off, don't worry, Tuesday through Friday are still available*.

created at: 2010/02/08

And now for the make over....chairs!! But not just any chairs.

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8 Uses for 1 Sock

by DIY Maven

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What happens to all those missing socks? Does the washer eat them? Do one-footed fairies snatch them from the dryer while they're still toasty warm? Whatever the reason for their disappearance, they leave behind partners that require new jobs. Re-nest complies 8 ideas

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Refinish Your Wood Front Door

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 2010/02/08

Photo Images: Kit Latham

Long ago, I watched out next door neighbor painstakingly strip the paint off, sand, stain and seal his west-facing front door.  The next year he was sanding and refinishing it again. What gives? I wondered. He said the hot afternoon sun had fried the finish. He was now wiser and decided to try marine Spar, a urethane varnish used for boats. He then made it through 2 full summers without

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