Make It: DIY Paint-Dipped Wooden Utensils!

By: Capreek Mar 02, 2012

created at: 03/01/2012

The paint-dipping craze isn't going anywhere anytime soon, kids.  Which is a-okay in my book (I secretly love it... okay it's not really that big of a secret).  If you feel compelled to dip everything within a 5 mile radius in paint as well, you'll love this DIY idea!   

Wooden spatulas and utensils can be found here.  After that, all you need is some craft paint in your color(s) of choice and some food-safeContinue Reading

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Make It: Pretty Painted Porcelain Plates!

By: Capreek Mar 01, 2012

created at: 03/01/2012

Hey, when I see an alliteration, I run with it!  And to be completely honest, these porcelain plates ARE pretty.  They're also extremely easy to make and affordable to boot!   Continue Reading

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How To: DIY Rustic Industrial Shelves

By: Mollymc Mar 01, 2012

DIY Rustic Industrial Shelves

The whole rustic industrial trend is pretty popular these days. And when the high end stores get in on the act, you know it's here to stay. Inspired by pricey Restoration Hardware shelves, Shannon and Dean set out to DIY them and save a couple thousand bucks in the process.

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Free Kitchen Cleaning Cheat Sheet (and Check List)!

By: Bruno Mar 01, 2012

Kitchen Cleaning Cheat Sheet (free download!)
Hello March! It's cleaning and organization month on Curbly, and we have lots of great stuff planned for you guys in the next few weeks. To start it off, we're offering free, downloadable cheat sheets and check lists to make your spring cleaning a breeze (these are from last year, but they're still awesome). The first: a check list and cheat sheet for the heart of the home - your kitchen.

Read on to find out how to download theContinue Reading

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Make It: Super Cool DIY Paper Polygon Vases!

By: Capreek Feb 29, 2012

created at: 02/29/2012

I have an oversized soft spot for simple paper crafts that yield big decor points, like these wallpaper scrap projects, for example. I'm especially excited by projects that are colorful, modern, and budget-friendly.  As you can imagine, then, my love for these paper polygon vases is through the roof!      Continue Reading

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GENIUS: Turn a Lotion Bottle into a Cell Phone Charger Holder

By: Diy maven Feb 29, 2012

created at: 02/29/2012

Ashley wanted to have a place to stash her cell phone while charging. Inspiration struck when she saw this little item on Amazon. After reading less than stellar reviews, she decided to make one using an empty baby lotion bottle. The outcome? See for yourself:Continue Reading

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How to Make a Yarn Bowl

By: Diy maven Feb 29, 2012

No knitting or crocheting knowledge needed to make this yarn bowl. Just some Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Cruelty-Free Zebra Skin Rug

By: Craftmel Feb 29, 2012

created at: 02/28/2012

My dear friend Mandi has got to be the "Queen of DIY."  I was in a craft competition with her once, and when I found out she was a fellow contender, I practically threw in the towel before it began.   I don't know if any square foot of her house hasn't been affected by Mandi's Touch.  See that dimensional zebra rug?  Yep, she made that. No zebras involved.Continue Reading

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How To: Dye Your Laptop Using Common Fabric Dyes!

By: Capreek Feb 28, 2012

created at: 02/28/2012

This DIY goes out to all the design-minded, technically inclined, color-loving Mac geeks.  You are a beautiful and unique snowflake -- and so is your laptop!   Continue Reading

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Happy Laundry: Washing Machine Before-and-After

By: Craftmel Feb 28, 2012

created at: 02/28/2012
What? A washing machine makeover?  Most of use wouldn't have the guts to take a paint brush to my washing machine, but if you're doing laundry all the time, it would be better to have a happy, cheerful washing machine than the mismatched doldrums you see pictured above.  And nothing makes me happier than...     Continue Reading

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Inspiration: Turn a Branch into a Floor Lamp

By: Diy maven Feb 28, 2012

created at: 02/28/2012Hard-wiring overhead lighting can be intimidating for a DIYer, which is why floor lamps are often the preferred way to go when you want overhead light. However,  'conversation area' type floor lamps can be really expensive. Nice to know we can make one using a branch and some hanging lights. Here's a few lamp alternatives I foundContinue Reading

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Before & After: A Rustic DIY Oak Vanity Makeover!

By: Capreek Feb 27, 2012

created at: 02/27/2012

Alternatively titled "The Evolution of an Oak Vanity", this builder-grade vanity goes through a brief shabby chic phase before finally settling into a barnwood door-inspired groove!  Check out both "afters" below.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 9 Cool & Creative Uses for Old Coffee Cans

By: Diy maven Feb 27, 2012

created at: 02/27/2012 

My mom and dad--and grandma and grandpa--all shared the same obsession with empty coffee cans. They didn't meet one with which they could part. It's rubbed off on me, I'm afraid. Conversations surrounding the topic in my house go something like this:

Him, while holding up an old coffee can stashed in some corner Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Dining Room Table from Reclaimed Wood (for $50!)

By: Rebekah-greiman Feb 24, 2012

created at: 02/24/2012

HI! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors. 

I like to re-invent and create things around my home and I also love to fill up a person’s belly until they are beyond full...and then heap a dessert on top. A large dining room table, with the ability to seat twelve, was a dream of mine. So, I decided to make it a reality -a beautiful, unique and inexpensive reality. Like, for fifty bucks.Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own DIY String-Tie Envelopes!

By: Capreek Feb 23, 2012

created at: 02/23/2012

You may remember my closet full of wrapping paper (only a small testament to my love of paper goods).  Inside that closet is a box full of stationery: greeting cards for all occasions, little handmade notebooks, gifts tags, etc.  What it's completely lacking is anything remotely as cool as these handmade string-tie envelopes!  I love string-tie envelopes, you guys... and you can never find them in anything other than boring ol' manila.  Can you imagine the possibilities if you knew how to make your own??   Continue Reading

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