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The Flower Vanity

By: Diy maven May 01, 2008

Duebi Italia’s Flower Vanity may have a flowery shape, but there's nothing flowery about it. An abstract interpretation of an organic form, the vanity possesses that delicate combination of bold modernity and whimsy. Via trendir.


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10 Fabulously DIY-able Headboard Ideas

By: Diy maven May 01, 2008

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BHG ups the ante on the DIY upholstered headboard with these super easy and super fast ideas!  … Continue Reading

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The Cardboard Coffee Shop

By: Diy maven Apr 30, 2008

On another trip to Taiwan last week, MWT found a spot he hadn’t yet visited before. Namely a coffee shop in the Da Keng area of Taichung City that seems to revere cardboard.

The chairs...

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the tables, cup holders, menus....

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the stage (for open mic night?)...

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and shelving and wall treatments....all cardboard.

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Get FREE Paint Samples!!

By: Diy maven Apr 30, 2008

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For a limited time, VOCs-free Freshaire Choice is giving away 3 2-ounce paint samples. All you have to do is go to their website, pick 3 colors from the 66 they offer, call a toll free number and they’ll ship the samples out to you. Freshaire even pays for the shipping. (For comparison, those small plastic bottles of craft paint that you can buy at Michaels et al. are 2 ounces.)

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Hack a Laptop Desk

By: Diy maven Apr 30, 2008

Adam from Boston used an Ikea benjamin stool to hack a laptop desk. All you need to pull this off is the $20 benjamin stool and a $6 coping saw. Brilliant.


Via Ikeahacker.

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DIY Flower Garlands.

By: Chrisjob Apr 29, 2008

Amanda from Readymade, finding inspriration in The Darjeeling Limited, sought to bring a little springtime fun to her abode with some DIY flower garlands.

"Though the number of flowers you’ll need depends on how long you want your garlands to be, gather up at least a couple dozen blooms, as well as a needle and thread. Carnations are a good choice because they’re sturdy (and affordable!), but any locally… Continue Reading

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DIY Vinyl Wall Decals

By: Chrisjob Apr 29, 2008

Bold, graphic wall decals have been everywhere the last few years, but I've yet to see a DIYable option (have you? Post it below). Thankfully Danielle Thompson has taken the plunge, and done it up the DIY route.

She writes, "Really, you can create your OWN for much less money and that it's easy!

So I was like, "YES! i can do this MYSELF!" LOL. So I started searching stock photography sites a few weeks ago, found what… Continue Reading

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8 Free Photography eBooks

By: Chrisjob Apr 29, 2008

Knowing is half the battle...and not paying for it is the other half. Be sure to peep thess FREE e-books on one of Curbly's fave media, photography. These ain't no one page folded booklet pdfs, these are BOOKS, and they're FREE, and they're GOOD.

1. Tinker Tubes - Personal Lighting Systems by Dean Collins

2. Lighting 101 by David Hobby

3. JPG Magazine by 8020 Publishing

4. The Image-Space Tips and Tricks collection by JoeContinue Reading

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The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist.

By: Chrisjob Apr 29, 2008 has created the most extensive list on the web for sweeping out your post winter dirties and dusties. If you can accomplish at least half, you can consider yourself spring cleaned.


Working From The Top Down

   1. Ceilings
   2. Walls
   3. Windows
   4. Cupboards, Counters, Drawers, Shelves
   5. Furniture & Appliances
   6. Floors

Declutter & Organize… Continue Reading

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DIY DWR's ‘Tablo Table’

By: Diy maven Apr 29, 2008

DWR’s Tablo Table ($200) is basically a metal serving tray/bowl perched on teak legs. To go the DIY route, I’d find an appropriate shallow bowl–metal or otherwise–and then construct the legs around it. For outdoor applications, I’d even consider using a large terra cotta saucer for the bowl.

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