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

By: Craftmel May 31, 2011

created at: 05/30/2011

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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Before & After: A Masculine Nursery Makeover

By: Capreek May 30, 2011

created at: 05/29/2011

Fluffy pastel animals: take a hike!  This may be one of the manliest baby nurseries I've ever… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Paint Your Own Faux-Brick Sidewalk!

By: Capreek May 30, 2011

created at: 05/29/2011

Concrete sidewalk getting you down?  Spruce that bad boy up with this simple DIY idea!… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Wooden Pennant

By: Chrisjob May 26, 2011

created at: 05/26/2011

Over the weekend, I whipped up a wooden pennant inspired by a product I saw on Design Crush. I l've always wanted to play around with printing a bold color onto wood grain, and like the whole "hooray" spirit without being too nostalgic or belongy. Which is not a… Continue Reading

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Shazam! A DIY Chevron Wall with Some Serious Shine!

By: Capreek May 26, 2011

created at: 05/25/2011

You've probably seen a few DIY chevron projects lately, but... holy mother of all chevrons!  This teal and silver wall blows all other chevron projects out of the… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Mod Dot Headboard

By: Chrisjob May 26, 2011

created at: 05/26/2011

Our friend Miki has ideas that just won't stop. Wanting a headboard, but not something heavy and permanent, she came up with this brilliant, textural, tone-on-tone solution that, literally, pops off the wall.

Any guesses as to how she pulled it off. (Hint: they're super inexpensive and quite easy to… Continue Reading

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Gettin' Crafty: Make a DIY Domino Set!

By: Capreek May 25, 2011

created at: 05/25/2011

I say it's time to bring a little more fun and games into our DIY projects, anyone else? Fortunately, here's one that won't cause you to lose an eye.  (Get it?  It's all fun and games until... No?  Bad pun?  Okay, moving… Continue Reading

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A DIY Shower Curtain for Ruffle Lovers... Or Anyone!

By: Craftmel May 24, 2011

created at: 05/24/2011

Shower Curtains are all-important when it comes to bathrooms.  I have to admit, I've been through 7 shower curtains in 5 years (and I have another one still in its packaging, waiting for its debut), and my husband thinks I'm crazy.  The problem is, I get antsy for new design quickly, and a new curtain is usually the easiest way to give the room a pick-me-up. 

What happens if you fall in love with a curtain design that is out of your price range?  You DIY it, of… Continue Reading

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How To: Make DIY Anthropologie-Inspired Blooms

By: Chrisjob May 24, 2011

created at: 05/24/2011

On a recent visit to on-demand clothing and home goods store Anthropologie, Megan spied the stylized faux flowers above.

"How did they make these?" she, like any good DIYer wondered.

So, she looked closer. And the unexpected material emerged in an a-ha!-now-I-can-totally-make-these moment of delight. Can you guess what they're… Continue Reading

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Ban Your Beige Sofa Blues with Playful Tufting!

By: Capreek May 23, 2011

created at: 05/23/2011

Is your beige sofa getting you down?  Consider giving it a playful (and colorful)… Continue Reading

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How To: DIY Spherical Base Lamp

By: Chrisjob May 23, 2011

created at: 05/23/2011

Brooke says, "I have seen some SAWEEEEEET lamps out there right now with spheres on the lamp bases. I wanted to try and make my own version, but it has taken me a few weeks to come up with a worthy alternative for the lamp base. If I used styrofoam, it wouldn't look smooth. If I used circles of wood, it would cost too much."

And then she figured it out, and the results are mighty clever. Can you guess what… Continue Reading

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9 Ways to Save Money on DIY Projects

By: Chrisjob May 20, 2011

created at: 05/20/2011

Spring is the time for working on home improvement projects. If you're thinking about stocking up on supplies for an upcoming improvement, or are finally feeling empowered to attack that to-do list, consider these ideas to save when DIYing.

1. Big Box Vs. SmallContinue Reading

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DIY Idea: Baking Sheet Turned Snazzy Decorative Tray!

By: Capreek May 19, 2011

created at: 05/19/2011

I've been on the lookout recently for some sweet decorative trays that fit my style, budget, and decor... and then I found this awesome DIY… Continue Reading

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IKEA Hack: Angie's DIY Rustic Modern Entertainment Center Created from...Kitchen Cabinets!

By: Chrisjob May 18, 2011

Curbly reader Angie and her guy, Randy, just completed this amazing handmade Scandanavian-inspired media unit. She says, "When we completed our basement, we were in need of an entertainment center. We shopped around and looked at everything out there and we just couldn't find anything we really liked. I also found that the average entertainment center didn't have enough depth for the important part of the the entertainment center, really nice audio components. :) From looking around, we determined that we liked the look of the low profile entertainment centers with wall mounted TVs...so we set out to build… Continue Reading

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Guess What This Art Is Made Of! (And Then Make It)

By: Diy maven May 18, 2011

Can you tell what these loverly prints are made of? If you look closely, you'll see. If you… Continue Reading
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