Make It! A Romantic Outdoor Chandelier

By: Diy maven Jun 13, 2011

created at: 06/13/2011

Dining by candlelight indoors is one thing; dining outdoors by that is romantic. In this our third original outdoor decor project for the month we elevate the romance by constructing an outdoor chandelier. 

Note: If using REAL candles in your chandelier, keep in mind the distance of the flame to objects overhead. Add to… Continue Reading

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Our DIY Paver Stone Walkway: Part 1

By: Bruno Jun 10, 2011

Getting a little help with my DIY paver stone walkway project
This summer, I'm really excited because I'm getting a chance to completely re-do our back yard walkway. With sponsorship from the nice folks at, I'm going to tear out our old, cracked, incomplete concrete walk, and replace it with a brand new paver stone one. 

I'm chronicling my (mis)adventures in a series of guest posts over at the blog, and the first one went up today. In it, I walk you through what's wrong with our current walkway (um, everything?) and give you an idea how I plan to fix it. I hope you'll follow along with me as I attempt this not-so-simple DIY project; I'll be sharing all my experiences, costs, and lessons learned. 

PLUS: HouseLogic is giving away a $100 gift card to a randomly selected person who leaves a comment on my guest post (hurry, you have until Thursday, June 16th at 11:59 pm central time toContinue Reading

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DIY Graphic Subway Art

By: Kellyb Jun 10, 2011

created at: 06/09/2011

Subway signs are all the rage, but if you don't live in NYC or Chicago I think it would be nice to have a more personal version. Cities you've lived in, streets you've resided on, your life rules – the sky's the limit with this DIY from Ashley at Lil BlueContinue Reading

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Roundup: Seven DIY Cake Stands

By: Diy maven Jun 10, 2011

created at: 06/10/2011

Yes, I know, DIY cake/cupcake stands aren't exactly new to the blogosphere, but I thought it was high time we had a round up of the best on The Curb. Some are ingenious in the materials used, some are simply pretty. All of them, however, prove that you can use just about ANYTHING to make a cake stand.

The cake stand pictured above was actually inspired by a stand spotted at Anthropologie. (I love the use of cups.)

I… Continue Reading

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How to: Make Gourmet Seasoned Salts and Sugars

By: Kellyb Jun 10, 2011

Flavored salts and sugars never go out of style, but buy a few and the price starts to add up. Fast. Now you can save some cash and clear out some space in your kitchen… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Sleek Outdoor Fire Pit on the Cheap!

By: Capreek Jun 09, 2011

created at: 06/09/2011

Well, I don't know about you, but I think I just found my next project!  But, first things first...  

...are y'all reading The Art of Doing Stuff??  Now, I'm not one to tell people what to do, but this is one site you don't want to miss.  So, bookmark it, add it to your RSS feed, whatever you have to do, but READ IT.  Daily.

Update: Chris, Curbly's own editor-in-chief, came up with this great DIY concrete fire pit design using about $40 in materials.Continue Reading

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How to: Make Elegant, Recycled Plastic Bag Art

By: Kellyb Jun 09, 2011

Would you have ever guessed that's what was used to create this abstract piece of art? It's easy and a great way to use up all of those plastic bags that seem to breed under your kitchen sink when you aren't… Continue Reading

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It's Summer: Make a DIY A-Frame Tent!

By: Capreek Jun 08, 2011

created at: 06/08/2011

School's out for the summer and that means lots of time for little ones to grow restless.  Encourage some old school imaginative play, indoors and out, with this DIY a-frame… Continue Reading

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Father's Day DIY: Golf Wreath

By: Craftmel Jun 08, 2011

created at: 06/07/2011

Ok, so maybe most of the dad's I know couldn't tell me if they had a wreath on their door at the moment, if ever, but this might be one that definitely gets their… Continue Reading

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Another Sunburst Mirror Tute

By: Diy maven Jun 07, 2011

created at: 06/07/2011

Centsational Girl spent all of 10 bucks to make her new sunburst mirror. How did she keep the cost so low? Well, for ONE reason is because she made it… Continue Reading

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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

created at: 06/07/2011

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

created at: 06/06/2011

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

created at: 06/06/2011

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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