Make This: Easy and Modern Wooden Memo Board

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 25, 2015
DIY Memo Board
by Rachel Mae Smith

Confession: my desk is covered in post-it notes. And I mean covered. There's something about writing everything down that helps me remember to actually do it. Instead of letting the madness continue, I decided to make a simple wooden memo board to clear the clutter!

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How to: Make DIY Geometric Concrete Bookends with Scrap Cardboard

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 24, 2015

Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff

Concrete projects are always amongst the coolest DIYs I see, but the material can seem a little bit intimidating to work with, at first glance. Luckily though, its not nearly as difficult as you may think. In fact, its actually quite simple. Want to see how you can create your own concrete DIY projects, including geometric bookends and more, the easy way? Click through for the full tutorial.

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What's the Best Bottle Cutter on the Market? We Find Out

By: Diy maven Feb 16, 2015

Photo: DIY Maven

Four years ago, I threw out the question: "What is the best bottle cutter on the market?" A lot of readers weighed in. Some gave recommendations, others just wanted a definitive answer, which is what I wanted. Finally, FINALLY, we decided to get to the bottom of the bottle cutter question and have a product shoot out between four popular models. Our competition has not been without a little drama, as one of the bottle cutter makers has, apparently, gone out of business since the inception of this review. That being the Bindu Studio's Bottle Cutter. We've decided to leave the Bindu in the review just in case some of you stumble upon one secondhand. That being said, it's time to introduce each of our competitorsContinue Reading

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Room Tour: An Elegant Lavender Bathroom

By: Faith-towers Jan 29, 2015

Room Tour: An Elegant Lavender Bathroom

This is one of those spaces that makes you feel relaxed the second you step through the door. Inviting lavender walls, warm lighting and shiny chrome fixtures make you feel right at home. Keep reading to check it out.   

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How To: Create Fun Little Typographic Boxes For All Your Knick-Knacks

By: Faith-towers Jan 28, 2015
DIY Clay Letterform Storage Boxes
Photo: Faith Towers

There's something so fun about a functional letterform, isn't there? Or maybe it's just the typography nerd in me. But nonetheless, you have to admit that storing cotton balls inside of an ampersand is more fun than storing them in a plain old glass jar.

I was inspired to make typographic storage containers after seeing ones made from cookie cutters on Pinterest (from Willowday). Instead of using cookie cutters, I simply used clay, a favorite font, and a steady hand! 

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IKEA Hack: How to Make the Ultimate Jewelry Storage Solution

By: Faith-towers Jan 27, 2015
IKEA Hack: The Ultimate Jewelry Storage Solution
Photo: Faith Towers

I'd been looking for a creative way to store my large collection of costume jewelry for ages. But I had many criteria... it had to fit all of my jewelry yet be appropriate for a small space, have a clean, contemporary sort of feel, and it couldn't be too expensive either. And I finally found it. At IKEA. Read on to check out my ultimate jewelry storage solution.  

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How to: Make an Easy + Colorful Hanging Air Plant Holder

By: Rachel mae smith Jan 26, 2015
DIY Hanging Air plant Pod
by Rachel Mae Smith

If you happen to kill every plant you've ever had, I have a trick for you: hang them at eye level! Sure, it's not much, but having your plants at eye level is a great way to remember to water them. And if you're new to plant ownership, there's no better place to start than with an air plant and this 15 minute DIY!Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Geometric Brass Pendant Light + WIN A KINDLE!

By: Alicia Jan 24, 2015
DIY geometric brass pendant


This easy, gorgeous DIY pendant light echoes the projects in our Make It! Hardware Store Decor eBook, so we're excited to share it with you, and hope you'll also check out the eBook!

Ok, on to the DIY: 

To create your own DIY brass tubing pendant light, here's what you'll need:

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A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul

By: Faith-towers Jan 21, 2015
After: A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul
Photo: Faith Towers

Yesterday we showed you what this Newton, Massachusetts kitchen looked like before - cramped, outdated and not very functional. But just look at it now! Light, airy and perfect for hosting friends and family. Keep reading to see the rest of this beautiful space.   

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Before: A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul

By: Faith-towers Jan 20, 2015

A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul

Renovating this kitchen was no small feat. Sure, the owners could have just installed new appliances and called it a day. But instead, they tackled a massive gut renovation that transformed the space from an outdated eyesore to a contemporary dream kitchen.

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Make It: Create Your Own DIY Antiqued Wall Mirror

By: Meghan and al Jan 19, 2015

Antiqued MirrorOur house has a good amount of blank walls, so one unassuming Saturday, we got to work on one of them. We fell in love with this mirror from Restoration Hardware, but yikes, $895 was not going to happen. Not even on a good day. So we decided to make our own. One short weekend and roughly $50 later, and we have this new beauty to grace our housing presence.

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This Glamorous Gold Tray Is Super Easy to Make from An Acrylic Box Frame

By: Faith-towers Jan 14, 2015
How to make a glamorous gold tray using an acrylic box frame.
Faith Towers

This is one of those deceptively easy projects that looks expensive and time consuming - but it's actually super affordable and fast to complete. Click through to find out how to make this gilded, glittery tray that's perfect for the coffee table or the kitchen counter.   

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This DIY Marble-Dipped Vase is Fun and Easy to Make. Try it!

By: Faith-towers Jan 08, 2015
Easy DIY Marble-Dipped Vase
Faith Towers

I have about a million plain glass vases. And a ton of old nail polish. If you browse Pinterest long enough, you're bound to run into a million different marbled glass tutorials using nail polish (like this beauty Rachel did for Poppytalk) ... so I decided to give it a go! Click through to find out how to do this super easy project.   

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How To: Make Standing, Folded Paper Christmas Trees

By: Diy maven Dec 19, 2014

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How to Assemble The Perfect Bar Cart

By: Faith-towers Dec 18, 2014

How To Assemble A Bar Cart
Photo: Faith Towers

As craft cocktails continue to grace the drink lists of more and more menus across the country, stylish bar carts filled with craft liquors and unique ingredients are rising in popularity as well. Today we're going to share what we consider to be the essential components of every good bar cart.   

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How to: DIY Ornament-Shaped Holiday Doormat

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 17, 2014
DIY Ornament Doormat
Photo: Lexy Ward

I wanted to give our front porch a little holiday love, but I wanted to do something other than the traditional wreath on the door. Enter: the vintage ornament doormat. Here's how to make your own!      

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DIY Retry: How to Customize Almost Anything with This DIY Water Slide Decal Technique

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 16, 2014
Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff

A long while back, there was a project here on Curbly, for DIY water slide decals, that I thought was really cool. I had never tried the technique before, so I gave it a go and documented the results for something I've dubbed a DIY Retry. Want to see the results?   

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How to: DIY Contemporary Winter Wreath

By: Faith-towers Dec 15, 2014
Easy DIY Contemporary Winter Wreath

The word "wreath" can have bad connotations, conjuring images of tacky, overly sparkly evergreen monstrosities. But this one is different. It's square. And it's made using birch branches which gives it a bit of a scandinavian feel. Click through to see what I mean!   Continue Reading

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