Make: Greenhouses Made of Cast Off Materials

By: Diy maven Apr 06, 2011

Does this sound familiar?  You're itching to start planting but it's still too cold out. Happens to me every year about this time, which means every year about this time I look for green house how-tos. 

First up is Fun in the Making's clever remake of a garage door (pictured above). You can read all about theContinue Reading

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How to: Make a Super Simple Spring Planter

By: Craftmel Apr 06, 2011

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With spring already in full swing here in Arizona (can we even call it spring when it is in the 90s?), and it has been refreshing to see green leaves pop up on the trees outside our place.  It seems that with talk of Easter, spring, and all the new life happening outside, we ought to channel some of that springtime green inside with a simple and modern… Continue Reading

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The Best Reclaimed Wood Project Ever!

By: Capreek Apr 05, 2011

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You are not going to believe what this pile of discarded cabinets doors turns into.  It may be the most creative and imaginative use of reclaimed materials ever.  Don't believe me?  Check out the after… Continue Reading

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Make It: Faux Metal Wall Art

By: Diy maven Apr 05, 2011

You'll never guess what Suzy's faux metal wall art is made out of. Here's a pic of the… Continue Reading

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Make It: Paint Chip Easter Egg Garland

By: Capreek Apr 04, 2011

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It's no secret, we love clever uses of paint chips here at Curbly, so this Easter-themed DIY project is like catnip for us.  Add the fact that the cost is practically zero... I mean, it's a… Continue Reading

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How To: Give an Inexpensive Door Mat a Welcoming Modern Makeover

By: Chrisjob Apr 04, 2011

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My hardwood floors took a beating this winter. All the in-and-outs with the snow, salt, and drippy boots left a dull, gray haze over the major traffic areas. So, I went to the local home improvement center to get a door mat, and guess what - there wasn't a one that could be considered "contemporary" and certainly not modern. All the nice ones were covered with Celtic designs, and puppy paw prints, and weird flowers...and the plain ones were this terrible chemical-laden black plastic that looked like it was more interested in welcoming folks to a factory rather than as guests to my… Continue Reading

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DIY Cooking Handbook

By: Chrisjob Apr 01, 2011

"If you live in an apartment, or tend to let surplus vegetables die in the crisper drawer, you may think that the do-it-yourself food movement does not apply to you. Not so. Making some of your own staples — and a few luxuries, like chocolate-hazelnut paste or better-than-balsamic maple vinegar — is possible, and enormously gratifying."… Continue Reading

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Spring Cleaning: Eco-Chic Ideas For Your Home

By: Capreek Mar 31, 2011

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We've covered our bases with green cleaning products, ideas for re-using old towels (shaggy-cool bath mats!), and tips for cleaning out and organizing those pesky junk drawers.  But what do you do with all those random items you've cleared out?  Sure, you could throw them away, but we have a better idea.  Put on your creative caps and turn them into one-of-a-kind, eco-chic items for your home!  

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Make a Ribbon Jar Sleeve

By: Diy maven Mar 30, 2011

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Super simple but also a great way to recycle. A jar (or can) rescued from the recycle bin tarted up with leftover embroidered ribbon sewn into a sleeve to… Continue Reading

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Knittastic: Make Your Own Designer-Inspired Pouf

By: Capreek Mar 30, 2011

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Knitted poufs have been huge, huge, huge lately and while I fully embrace the trend, I don't really care for the accompanying price tags.  From Christien Meindertsma's $2400 Urchin Poufs to Ferm Living's $268 knitted floor pillows, they seem a little more than steep.  If you've got the skills - or a grandma who loves you dearly - you can make your own for a fraction of the… Continue Reading

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ROUNDUP: 12 Enchanting Felt Pillow Tutorials

By: Diy maven Mar 30, 2011

Since they started popping up a few years back, felt pillows have only gained in popularity, and for good reason: they're lovely! Also, lucky for us, making one (or many) is a snap with all the fabulous tutorials out there. Here are the best of the best:

First up is Felt Furnishing's Rosette Clusters Pillow, pictured above. The how-to is a few years old, but the technique is as fresh… Continue Reading

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How to Make Your Own DIY Silverware Silhouettes

By: Craftmel Mar 30, 2011

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One of my favorite pieces of art in our home is a set of giant silverware pieces hanging on our dining room wall.  You can say I'm a sucker for large-scale forks, so it is no surprise that I got all giddy when I came across this set of silverware silhouettes.… Continue Reading

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How-To: Make An Eco-Friendly Bath Mat

By: Capreek Mar 29, 2011

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Perhaps in the whirlwind that is Spring Cleaning, you've encountered some towels that have seen better days.  Before you throw them away, consider repurposing them as an eco-chic bath… Continue Reading

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How-To: Make Your Own Faux-Zinc Letters

By: Capreek Mar 28, 2011

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Typography in home decor has been a big trend for a while now, but those over-sized zinc letters you see tend to be pretty dang expensive.  Thankfully, we spotted this great tutorial for making your own realistic looking (and cheap) DIY… Continue Reading

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3 Excellent DIY Wall Mirrors

By: Bruno Mar 28, 2011

Wall mirrors are a great way to add some punch to a room, while also opening up the space and making it seem bigger. Melissa at 320 Sycamore DIY'ed this great 'wall-o-mirrors' for her daughter's bedroom. Total cost $19.98:

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