7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 20, 2015

Who's ready to tackle the weekend with a DIY or two? There are plenty of cool projects to try, including an awesome DIY wall hanging, faux speckled candles, a DIY painting project, and more. Want to see all seven DIYs to try? Click through for the full list of project ideas.   

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How-To: Copper Pipe Light Fixture

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 20, 2015
DIY Copper Pipe Light FIxture
by The Gathered Home

Renters rejoice-- there's an affordable way to replace generic light fixtures! You no longer have to settle for boring fixtures because The Gathered Home shared a tutorial that looks like a million bucks, but that costs way less. And although there's a bit of geometry involved, the end result is chic and oh-so-worth it. Here's to dusting off our rulers this weekend, making something beautiful, and impressing our high school teachers in the process. Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Mid-Century Inspired Planter IKEA Hack

By: Capreek Feb 19, 2015
Sugar & Cloth

Love the look of vintage bullet planters but don't want to fork out a ton of cash for one? This DIY project is for you!    Continue Reading

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Make It: Custom Wood Hamper With Pillowcase

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 19, 2015
diy pillowcase hamper
Photo: Build Basic

I'm currently rocking an IKEA hamper that was about $7. It's plastic. It bends too easily. And it's been replaced twice. Either we are too rough with our laundry or we need something a little more sturdy! This DIY hamper looks like the answer to my laundry problems!      

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How To: Make a Cool Coatrack the Easy Way

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 19, 2015
Photo: David Tsay for Emily Henderson

Need a place to hang your hat at the end of the day? Or maybe your purse and a coat? Try this easy DIY idea and whip up a freestanding coatrack with what you see in the photo above.   

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How To: Create Built-In Industrial Shelving

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 18, 2015
DIY Built-In Shelving
by Dream Green DIY

In all my years of making, I never considered building my own shelving before. I always thought the process would be more than I wanted, or worse case scenario, it would collapse all together. That was of course until saw this awesome tutorial by Dream Green DIY. As it turns out, if you can hang something level (if you can't they make tools for this), you can totally make this project!   

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Make It: Coffee Mug Pegboard Display

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 18, 2015

diy coffee peg 4

What a wonderful solution to man's mug-displaying problems! Not only does this save you precious (and usually limited!) cupboard space, but it creates a piece of wall art that is a definite conversation piece! This is just a portion of the photo, but you gotta see what the whole installation looks like!      

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How to Use Colored Mylar to Create Custom Storage Containers

By: Capreek Feb 17, 2015
Brittni Mehlhoff

I don't know about you, but I can always use more storage containers! If this sounds like your situation, check out this easy and colorful DIY container idea.     Continue Reading

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How To: Create a Trendy Hanging Jewelry Display

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 16, 2015
DIY Hanging Jewelery Holder
by I Spy DIY

If a majority of your jewelry is scattered around the house and you lose more pieces than you'd like to admit, then you definitely need this DIY. Even if you're organized, this project by I Spy DIY is super easy to make and simply adorable. And when you finish, you should probably celebrate by getting another piece of of jewelry, justttt so you can hang it up. Continue Reading

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Weekend Project: DIY Mudcloth Pillows with Fabric Markers

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 13, 2015
Photo: Almost Makes Perfect

If you're looking for a straight-forward project to try over the weekend, check out this DIY pillow idea. Create a mudcloth-inspired pattern with a fabric marker and some spare fabric.   

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Before and After: How to Transform a Buffet the Easy Way

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 13, 2015
Buffet Makeover
by Bre Purposed

The next time you're out thrifting remember, sometimes all a piece of discarded furniture needs is a little TLC and a new pair of legs. Bre of Bre Purposed found this buffet for ten dollars and was able to transform it into a staple piece for her home with just a few easy steps. Ten dollars friends! If that's not inspiration to go scavenging for abandon treasures right now, I'm not sure what is.  Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Receipt Organizer

By: Capreek Feb 12, 2015
Brittni Mehlhoff

Tax season is fast approaching and if you need a little help organizing your receipts, take a look at this simple DIY organizer!     Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy Geometric Leather Mousepad

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 12, 2015
DIY geometric leather coaster
Photo: Delia Creates

Listen, I'm sure a lot of people just use the touchpad on their Macs and PCs, but not me! I need a mouse half the time. And because I need a mouse, I'll probably need a mousepad to go with it. See what I did there? Here's a great way to incorporate two trends with this geometric leather mousepad! The steps are simple and it really works! I wouldn't have thought to use this kind of adhesive and would have spent more time trying to stitch one up!      

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Roundup: 11 Awesome DIY Office Accessories to Keep you Motivated in Your Workspace

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 12, 2015

Since February is Office and Workspace Month, here at Curbly, it seems only fair to round up some of the best DIY office accessories to keep you on track in the new year. Whether you hoping to tame your file clutter or add a little bit of personality to your office, there is bound to be a DIY or two for you on this list. Here are 11 DIY office accessories to help you stay productive in early 2015.   

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22 Unique and Creative DIY Headboard Ideas

By: Capreek Feb 11, 2015

A quick internet search shows that DIY headboards tend to fall into two categories: tufted or reclaimed wood (i.e. pallets). We say it's time to move beyond the obvious and try out some of these creative and totally unique headboard ideas instead!    Continue Reading

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