How to: Turn a Sewing Basket into a Playful Planter

By: Hellolidy Jul 30, 2015
Turn a Sewing Basket into a Playful Planter | Hello Lidy for Curbly

I love those cute and quirky vintage pieces that are truly unique, but sadly no longer serve a purpose that they once did. Take for example this darling sewing basket that was given to me. I couldn't say no, it had way too much potential - but I don't sew and I had no actual use for it. So, I decided to turn this sewing basket into a 4-legged llama planter. Yes, llama planter. Just bare with me for a minute! 

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Make It: DIY Tropical Leaf Magnets

By: Jeran Jul 28, 2015

It's probably the kid in me that loves playing with clay. I takes me back to all those hours spend creating shapes and master pieces with play dough.  If you are a maker and love working with your hands, you are going to want to make a set of these simple tropical leaf magnets for your fridge.               Continue Reading

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How to: Simple and Modern DIY Magnetic Poster Frame

By: Hellolidy Jul 23, 2015
DIY Magnetic Poster Frame

I inherited a love for art from my grandmother. Her home was seriously a museum that I loved to peruse and take in. It was full of beautiful decor and art; some she brought into Canada with her after she immigrated from Holland. Some, she picked up along the way. I always thought she spent a fortune on most of her collections. But it turns out, they were affordable prints that simply spoke to her, which she collected over time. And that is exactly how I seem to collect the many pieces of art in our home. The problem is, I'm running out of frames to hang them in, so I decided to create a minimal and modern magnetic poster frame! 

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How To: DIY Ladder Garden With Hanging Succulents

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 22, 2015
How To: DIY Ladder Garden With Hanging Succulents
photo: Lexy Ward

Raise your hand if you own a succulent or two. Or seven. I have a budding (pun intended!) succulent garden and have been in need of a way to put them on display without sacrificing precious and limited counter space. This simple DIY ladder is the perfect way to hang as many or as few as you like! Not to mention its cool throwback to the 90's!      

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Curbly Headquarters Grows Up: Our New Office and Studio Space

By: Alicia Jul 21, 2015
The Curbly HQ makeover is done. Here's the tour!

Working from home is the greatest thing in the world, except when it's not. Our little Curbly unit had a great thing going for a long time, but then Bruno and I had children, and they made working from home more like working-in-10-minute-increments-from-home-all-the-live-long-day.

So, we found a little space a few blocks from our house and set out to make it our own. It has been an adventure and we've been going full tilt for the last six weeks. The space is complete and we're excited to share it with you - come have a look!
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How to: DIY Outdoor Citrus Side Table

By: Hellolidy Jul 20, 2015
DIY Outdoor Side Table | Hello Lidy for Curbly

Summer is the perfect excuse to make bright and fun patterned pieces for the home and outdoor living - don't you think? I love spending as much time outside on our patio as I can, but we are currently lacking in the furniture department right now. I decided to make a fun outdoor side table with a citrus top to add a splash of color and a whole lot of fun to our patio space! 

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How to: Easy Geometric Solar Lights for Your Porch or Patio

By: Faith-towers Jul 14, 2015
How-To: Easy Geometric Solar Lights For Your Porch or Patio
Photo: Faith Towers

Solar lights are functional and great for the environment, but not always attractive. I'm here to change that - today I have a super easy project that will transform generic solar pathway lights into lanterns pretty enough to be the centerpiece on your outdoor dining table. Keep reading to check out the full photo tutorial.   

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How to: DIY Hanging Planter Shelf

By: Hellolidy Jul 09, 2015
DIY Hanging Planter Shelf

I love summer - it's my favorite season! Says everyone, I'm sure.  But here in Canada, I really mean it!! When you come from a country that has winter almost eight  months out of the year, you don't take one second of summer for granted. Which is why I'm obsessed with filling my house with fresh plants to bring that summery vibe indoors and to also carry me through those cold winters! And this DIY hanging shelf project is a really fun way to display those plants! Continue Reading

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How to: DIY Geometric Patterned Napkins...with Bleach!

By: Jeran Jul 07, 2015

Summer is the perfect time to host a backyard get together or party, and the warm weather pairs perfectly with bright colorful patterns to bring on the fun.  I love cloth napkins.  When you set the table for guests and add a fun napkin,  the meal instantly feels like a special occasion.

I've been itching to play with bleach pens for a while now. I love dip dying and tie dying looks, so this seemed like a project that was right up my alley. These very easy to make napkins cost under $10 to make a set of 4.  They have a fun handmade look to them without the mess of dying.                 

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How to: Super Simple Painted Stool Makeover

By: Hellolidy Jul 01, 2015
DIY Simple Stool Makeover

We have a lot of thrift store finds in our home - how about you? Firstly because we can't walk  away from a good deal when we see one! And secondly, I just love a simple challenge to see what I can do to breath new life into an old and neglected piece. Take for example this hot pink stool I found for $3! I actually didn't mind the color too much, but what I really loved about it was how solid it was and the fact that you don't see a lot of stools with only 3 legs. So, I had to have it! I decided to convert it to a small side table for our daughters room, but she can still use it as a stool if need be. Continue Reading

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How to: Make an Easy Hashtag Message Board

By: Faith-towers Jun 24, 2015
How-To: Easy DIY Hashtag Message Board
Photo: Faith Towers

Hashtags. They're everywhere. And now, you can use 'em in your decor, too! This super easy project will make a fun addition to your office or kitchen. Or living room. Or entryway. And the best part? It's dry erase so it can be changed depending on your mood. Click through for a full photo tutorial.   

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How to: DIY Minimalist Wire Mesh Shelf

By: Hellolidy Jun 23, 2015
DIY Wire Mesh Shelf

I feel like I am always low on storage and organizational pieces, especially ones that look great in my home. This week, we decided to try and combat some of the piles we have going on and came up with these stylish, but practical, DIY wire mesh shelves! 

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How to: Indoor Herb Garden IKEA Hack

By: Faith-towers Jun 18, 2015

Don't ask me how I came up with this project...it's a long story. Basically, my dog Charlie can jump really high and will eat anything, so I needed to make a wall-mounted planter that I could place out of his reach. So the Vurm herb planter was born.  

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How to: Make a DIY Modern Bent Plywood Light Fixture

By: Hellolidy Jun 17, 2015
DIY Molded Plywood Light Fixture

Lighting is one my favorite things to DIY because the possibilities are endless, and experimenting with different materials and techniques never disappoints! Thoughtful lighting really helps elevate any room to the next level, bringing it outside the box and avoid the generic "there's a lamp" feeling. It's functional art, which is what I love about this molded plywood light fixture and its sculptural design! 

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7 Last-Minute Father's Day Gifts You Can Still Send This Week

By: Alicia Jun 15, 2015
Last Minute Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day is this Sunday. Are you ready to treat 'yo dad, grandpa, husband, baby daddy? If not, we've got you covered with seven man-happy gifts you can order online this week in time for Father's Day. Read on for the full list!

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Turn a Wooden Bowl Into a Modern Plant Stand

By: Hellolidy Jun 10, 2015
DIY Modern Plant Stand

With all the plants I've been adding to our home, it's getting a little expensive to obtain all these pots and planters I've been eyeing. So,  I decided to transform a typical wooden bowl from the discount store into a modern plant stand to give these guys a home with style.Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Reversible Typographic Artwork

By: Jeran Jun 08, 2015
Photo: Jeran McConnel

I love changing my decor, I'm not talking about replacing all the furniture, just switching up the accessories. Usually my home decor stays more on the neutral side of things. But, this summer, I'm wanting more and more color in my life and home. I may have commitment issues though, so I made this cute reversible 'HI" shelf sign. Now, when I'm tired of color, I can flip these around and go back to my usual boring neutral self.  

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Make It: DIY Mid-Century Boomerang Coffee Table

By: Hellolidy Jun 03, 2015

DIY Mid-Century Boomerang Coffee Table

Ever since we moved into our new home, I've been itching to find another great coffee table for our living room. I absolutely love our reclaimed wood coffee table that we currently have, but I wanted to switch things up a bit and try something new.  After doing a lot of online shopping I found that everything was either a bit more than I was willing to spend or not quite the right shape or size for our space. So, we came up with our very own design, a mid-century modern-inspired boomerang table! 

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How to: Make a Tropical Leaf Side Table

By: Hellolidy May 28, 2015
DIY Tropical Leaf Side Table » Curbly | DIY Design Community

As a plant lover, I am all for the latest big tropical leaf trend you might see popping up in design and fashion lately! It's fresh, vibrant and celebrates the beauty of nature into every day life. I've been trying to find unique ways to incorporate this look in our home and decided to try something a little unexpected by creating a playful tropical leaf side table!

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