How to Dye Clear Glass ANY Color

By: Diy maven Jul 11, 2011

So you LOVE blue Mason jars, but don't have the cash to run to your nearest antique store to buy any. OR you LOVE the idea of colored glass but just not blue glass. No worries. Craftberry Bush teaches us how to dye any old clear glass jar rescued from the recycling into any color we desire. The cool thing is, we probably have… Continue Reading

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Before & After: How an 80s-style Bathroom Became A Show-stopper!

By: Capreek Jul 11, 2011

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Ahhh, the 80s: the decade where style went to die.  Also, the decade when this bathroom was first imagined, complete with a pastel pink, blue, and white color scheme.  Hold on to this image for a moment before you check out the "After" of this unbelievable makeover, because really, it's pretty unbelievable.  Okay.  Ready?… Continue Reading

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Giveaway: Win a $100 Gift Card to Ace Hardware

By: Bruno Jul 11, 2011

UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

created at: 07/11/2011The folks at Ace Hardware are going to help you out with a few DIY project this week: they're letting us give away a $100 gift card! Read on to find out how to enter to win (it's quick and free!).

But before you do that, make sure to check out Chris's post on the top five essential DIY tools under $20; what are your essential DIY tools?

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How To Enter to Win:

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How to Make Concrete Counter Tops

By: Diy maven Jul 11, 2011

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Not only does this post include a 'before and after', it also includes a tutorial on how to make concrete counter tops! How's that for double duty?? First the before and after. Pictured above is a shot of Jessie's kitchen from about 2 years ago when she first moved in to her house. Below is what it looks like now, complete with shiny new DIYed concrete counter… Continue Reading

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Thrifty Ideas for Stunning DIY Decor!

By: Capreek Jul 07, 2011

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What do broken doorknobs, salvaged pavement chunks, and pieces of unused sewer pipe all have in common?  Some serious - and surprising - DIY decor potential!… Continue Reading

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Guess The Knockoff! (And then Make One)

By: Diy maven Jul 07, 2011

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Knock offs are great, aren't they? I've noticed, however, they usually go one of two ways. 1. They look just as good as the original or 2. they look almost as good as the original. In this case, I think the knock off looks BETTER than the original, (a print at World Market $129). Now, can you guess which is the original? Take a look at the knock off… Continue Reading

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From This to That: 8 Clever Repurposing DIY Projects

By: Chrisjob Jul 07, 2011

Everyone loves a good makeover. We love seeing shabby, worn furniture transformed, or an entire room refreshed and brought back to life. So, what's better than a good makeover? One that sticks to the principles of creative reuse and recycling, limits waste, and doesn't costs buckets of money.

This July, we're focusing on all things thrifty, recycle-y, and makeover-y. To kick it off, here's a collection of not-so-awesome things becoming awesome-r other things:

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Make It: Affordable DIY Potato Print Art!

By: Capreek Jul 06, 2011

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A home isn't complete without art on the walls but let's face it: art can be expensive, not to mention the potential cost of framing said pieces.  If your bare walls are screaming out for a little art lovin', we've got a DIY solution that'll make a big impact on your space - not your wallet!  

With a budget dedicated to the practical essentials, splurging on original art or custom framing wasn't really an option for Jordan… Continue Reading

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How to Scrape a Painted Window

By: Diy maven Jul 06, 2011

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Yesterday I painted my front door. It has 9 divided lights; such things can make a paint job tricky. I've painted enough window frames in my lifetime to have a definite opinion as to the taping versus scraping question. For me, it's scraping. Let me tell you why. I find taping hugely time consuming, plus, getting the tape just right--especially in the corners--is a pain. AND every time I've taped, I always seem to do some scraping anyway. So, scraping it is. What I like about this… Continue Reading

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No Biggie: Re-thinking an Entertainment Center

By: Craftmel Jul 06, 2011

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If you were faced with this existing entertainment center and wanted to use it with that sleek TV, what would you do?  After a splurge on the perfect television, one DIY-er had to get creative with her existing furniture and make it… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: A Playful Spin on Painted Dressers!

By: Capreek Jul 05, 2011

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We're all familiar with painted dresser makeovers.  Heck, we've built up quite a catalog right here on Curbly: some are brightly colored, some have stripes, some have crazy hues hiding in unsuspecting drawers.  They're all pretty fabulous, but I think this may be my favorite dresser makeover idea… Continue Reading

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Build a Magazine Rack from Shelving Brackets

By: Craftmel Jul 05, 2011

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Confession: when I was in college, I'd watch This Old House every Saturday morning.  Granted, it was on during my shift at the broadcasting station, but I made it a point to shirk all my other duties so I could take notes during the episodes. (It was college, taking notes was like breathing back then.). They always had something useful for my DIY-self.  Take, for example, this bracket-turned-magazine rack… Continue Reading

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Craft It: Keep Kids Happy with Hot Rock Crayon Art!

By: Capreek Jul 04, 2011

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Oh man.  I would have LOVED this as a kid.  Heck, I'd probably still like making a few of these crayon rocks (I've always been fascinated by materials and the various forms they can take).  If there's some childlike wonder to entertain, either for yourself or, you know, for an actual child, then we have the craft project for… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Magical Caravan Makeover!

By: Capreek Jul 04, 2011

 

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Whether you call it a caravan or a camper, there's no denying that this makeover is… Continue Reading

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Make It: Chocolatey Pudding Cups

By: Kellyb Jul 01, 2011

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Take a look at these Wicked Good Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cups from the book Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey Treats for Kids by Jill O’Connor. Don't they look downright droolworthy as photographed here by Bakerella? Their intended use is for pudding, but I think ice cream or any number of things would work out in an equally delicious end result. Want to know how to make them? You'll never guess the… Continue Reading

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