How To: Make A DIY Enchanted Pumpkin Forest

By: Diy maven Oct 06, 2015

This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We'll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.

Um, yeah. I think I got a different memo than everybody else for this whole Curbly Pumpkin Challenge, because I went, like, off the rails. But it's not my fault. Really. I was just having too much funContinue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Pumpkin Cups and Mugs for Tasty Fall Beverages

By: Chrisjob Oct 02, 2015

I'll admit it: I don't really like carving pumpkins. I always have grand plans, but by the time you head to the patch, select just the right one, gorge on popcorn balls, look for the carving tools, spread the newspaper, and begin the epic cleanout process...I'm kinda over it.    Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 Projects that Prove Spray Paint is the Best DIY Material EVER

By: Diy maven Sep 29, 2015

I used to be afraid of spray paint. Not the paint, really, but the potential for globs and drips. But spray paint has come a long way in just the past five years or so, and continued practice using it has alleviated those fears entirely. I'm guessing millions of others feel the same, which is just one reason spray paint has become the best DIY material every invented. (Okay, maybe ONE of the best DIY materials ever invented.) And our roundup proves it. From the expected to the totally UN-expected, sprayContinue Reading

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Weekend Project: DIY Wood and Marble Serving Tray

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 25, 2015
Photo: Coco+Kelley

If you're thinking about doing some entertaining over the weekend, this DIY idea is for you. Using marble tile and wood slats, you can make a minimal, modern tray and cheese board in a flash.

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Make It: Simple and Modern DIY Copper Candelabra

By: Hellolidy Sep 23, 2015
DIY Copper Candelabra | Hello Lidy for Curbly

It's officially fall and the weather is already beginning to change. The air is cooler, leaves are changing and days are getting shorter. It's the perfect excuse to create a warm environment inside the home to snuggle and keep warm. And this DIY Copper Candelabra is a great start to cozy-up any space! 

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Roundup: 10 Rustic Fall Decor Ideas to DIY

By: Diy maven Sep 23, 2015

It's that time of year to shift into cozy mode. And, for me, cozy goes hand in hand with rustic, so that's the thread that runs through all these fall decor ideas toContinue Reading

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IKEA Hack: Faux Sheepskin Dining Chair Cushions

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 23, 2015
faux fur dining chair covers
photo: FRK Hansen

The faux sheepskin from IKEA has many-a-use. And these simple chair covers look fantastic! Actually, the entire room that they sit in looks fantastic and I'd like to move in tomorrow. Take a look!      

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Before and After: A Metal Record Rack Becomes A Beautiful Bar Cart

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 18, 2015
record rack makeover
photo: Fish & Bull

This before and after makes me want to to scour Craigslist for my own record rack. What a great idea for upcycling!      

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How To: Make Ceramic Hand Dishes

By: Diy maven Sep 16, 2015
Photo: My Poppet Makes

Although the maker of these MCM hand dishes (Cintia) identifies them as a "kids craft," the idea and technique is appropriate for any age. Although, preserving the size and shape of a kid's hand in such a way is about the coolest childhood memento ever. I've just started experimenting with air dry clay, which this project utilizes, andContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Surprisingly Elegant Dining Room Makeover

By: Faith-towers Sep 14, 2015

Before and After: A Surprisingly Elegant Dining Room Makeover
Photo: Anne Hepfer

The faults of this dining room are quite obvious - dated wallpaper, matching curtains (eek!) and chairs that are too small for the space. But the new owners recognized these issues... and let's just say that it looks a bit different now.   

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How To: Make a Sheet Music Planter

By: Diy maven Sep 09, 2015
Photo: Eclectically Vintage

Can you guess what this planter used to be? The shape coupled with the fall mums tucked inside should give it away. Have a guess? Continue Reading

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Gorgeous Vintage Oak Chest Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 08, 2015
Photo: Saw Nail and Paint

Attention all those who hate oak. Susan was commissioned to refinish this vintage chest. Its hardware had long been replaced and its keyhole covers were missing completely. Susan's client wanted the chest to look "timeless and neutral." Did that mean painting it white? Cream? Black?Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Hutch/China Cabinet Makeovers

By: Diy maven Sep 04, 2015

This morning on Craigslist in my city, there are 489 listings for china cabinets and a whopping 1351 listings for hutches. Does that mean china cabinets and hutches have fallen out of favor? Not with these clever makeover artists! Take a look and then you tell us...have china cabinets and hutches fallen out of favor with you??

Serena spotted this impressive cabinet at her local thrift store for a measly $40. (Take thatContinue Reading

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Roundup: 15 Must-Try No-Sew Home Decor Projects

By: Diy maven Sep 01, 2015

For those who can't sew or for those who just don't feel like it, these 15 no-sew decor projects are must-tries. From windows to floors and everything in between, there's somethingContinue Reading

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Make It: Hexi Concrete Candle Holders

By: Diy maven Aug 26, 2015

Even without the handy "translate" button, we can easily decipher the technique used to create these delightful hexi concrete candle holders. Plasticware--one of the cylindrical 'shot' variety andContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Concrete Wall Art

By: Diy maven Aug 12, 2015
Photo: DIY My Homes

Don't you just LOVE using up project leftovers??? I do, which is just one reason I'm diggin' this DIY concrete art project. Some scrap 1/4" material--like plywood or backer board or etc, concrete mix, someContinue Reading

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Before and After: $1 Thrift Store Tray Goes Geometric

By: Diy maven Aug 10, 2015

Photo: Making Home Base

I must admit, trays are something I don't look for when I'm at my favorite thrifting haunts. (I have made a note to self to rectify this immediately.) Chelsea, on the other hand, was smitten when she spotted this octagonal tray, which she snagged for a whole dollar. Sadly, the charming inlay had suffered damage: the dolphinContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Colorful Chair Makeovers With Paint

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 06, 2015
Eye Candy: 10 Colorful Chair Makeovers With Paint
photo: Helen Cathcart

Furniture can be costly. And we don't all have bottomless wallets to buy the dreamy dining chairs we have plastered all over those Pinterest accounts. Give your furniture a completely new look with a fresh coat of paint. Here are 10 inspiring projects to get you started!      

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How To: Make The Fifth Element Stones Candle Holders

By: Diy maven Aug 05, 2015
Photo: antagonizer via Instructables

Aziz LIGHT! Instructabler, The Antagonizer (who've I've made sound like a superhero and rightly so) constructed The Fifth Element elemental stones out of blocks of wood to fashion candle holders much to the delight of fellow Leeloo lovers everywhere, me included. (Obviously.) If we'd breatheContinue Reading

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Habitat for Humanity Dining Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 31, 2015

Photo: A Beautiful Mess

Sisters Elsie and Emma, the duo behind A Beautiful Mess, partnered up with Habitat for Humanity and Real Simple to make over a 2-bedroom 1-bathroom bungalow in their town of Springfield, MO. The focus of the makeover todayContinue Reading

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