Button Monogram Art

By: Diy maven Jun 07, 2011

This button monogram was initially made for a child's room, but I'm thinking one would look superb in my craft room. The supplies are minimal and include the… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Gift-Wrapping Closet

By: Craftmel Jun 07, 2011

I spent a bit of time recently wrapping birthday presents, and realized that my gift wrapping storage under the bed was less than effective in keeping everything organized and accessible. Just imagine this DIYer's Before picture under my bed.  No bueno.  I'll just admit I've been slapping on those cheap bows recently just to avoid pulling out my supplies.

created at: 06/07/2011

I am highly considering making our coat closet (coat closets in Arizona?  What were they thinking??) into something as organized as this Before/After… Continue Reading

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Door Turned Toddler Bed

By: Diy maven Jun 07, 2011

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We've seen a lot of doors turned into headboards around here, but not doors turned into entire beds! Gail shows us every detail in its construction over at My Repurposed Life. Quite the transformation,… Continue Reading

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Foreclosure Gets a Fun Makeover

By: Chrisjob Jun 06, 2011

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When you spend all day online hanging about the design and home decor blogosphere (as I do), it can get a little dream-y, and you can feel pretty removed from the vaulted ceilings and bright white walls, the huge windows and the $5000 chairs.

And then sometimes, you run across a project that's much closer to reality, more like home. Like, one from your own neighborhood, perhaps?

So, when I saw this transformation of a foreclosed property that's not two miles from my own house, I got pretty… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make a Whimsical Wood Pencil Holder!

By: Capreek Jun 06, 2011

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Whether you've got some branches left over from making a few tree limb coasters or you're just looking to add a few rustic embellishments to your abode, this whimsical pencil holder is just the DIY project you… Continue Reading

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Make It: A DIY Minimalist Swing Arm Lamp

By: Capreek Jun 06, 2011

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Inspired by the Prouvé Potence Lamp, this DIY version is just as sleek and minimal without the maximum price… Continue Reading

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Make It! A Rain Chain

By: Diy maven Jun 06, 2011

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In our second original outdoor decor project for this month, we're going to make a rain chain! Why? Because they've become a very popular alternative to the utilitarian downspout as a way to direct rain from your gutters to the ground. Search 'rain chain' on the google and you'll see that besides being popular, they can be very expensive. My DIY alternative, however, can be assembled in about an hour and costs around 30… Continue Reading

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From Tub to Tuffet (NEW How-To Included!)

By: Diy maven Jun 03, 2011

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A galvanized steel tub, much like the one pictured above (albeit a bit older), went from holding curds and whey to propping up Miss Muffet's tired tooties. This particular itemContinue Reading

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How-To: Turn a Pallet Into a Mod Outdoor Lounger

By: Capreek Jun 02, 2011

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Now that you've got your vertical pallet garden up and growing, it's time to sit back and soak in some rays from the comfort of a super cool pallet… Continue Reading

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Make It! An Eames-Inspired Trellis

By: Diy maven Jun 01, 2011

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Okay my fellow Curblians, today we embark on a month-long how-to extravaganza of the outdoor decor variety! First up is my original design for an Eames-inspired trellis. It's super easy to make, which means you don't have to be an experienced carpenter to get fantastic results. So, without further ado....let's get… Continue Reading

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Double the Picnic Blanket Fun- A Summer DIY

By: Craftmel Jun 01, 2011

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The sun is out, and it is time to bust out your picnic baskets and frisbees.  But a picnic wouldn't be complete without a blanket!  Impress all your fellow picnic-goers with this practical DIY… Continue Reading

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How to: Make Typographic Decorative Spheres

By: Diy maven May 31, 2011

Letter and Number Spheres

I'm not sure what I'd do with a bunch of decorative spheres emblazoned with numbers and letters*, but I ADORE them. Suesan first spray… Continue Reading

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Crazy Table Shelves and the Color Purple

By: Capreek May 31, 2011

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First, the obvious: a shelving system made from repurposed coffee tables.  Holy cow!… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Sputnik Chandelier

By: Chrisjob May 31, 2011

Emil Stejnar's "Sputnik" pendant chandelier is a modern design icon, but they're no longer made, and vintage versions can go for thousands of dollars.

So designer and blogger Jenny Komenda whipped up her own version in a weekend, and the results are… Continue Reading

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Paint-Picking Made Easy: A DIY Paint Swatch Fan Deck

By: Craftmel May 31, 2011

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Having your paint swatches on hand is pretty convenient when you stumble accross a great home decor or fabric store.  Camilla of Effortless Style wanted her loose swatches organzied and compact, and came up with a fabulous paint deck.  This pocket-sized DIY option is perfect for tossing in your… Continue Reading

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