Make It: DIY Magnetic Wooden Frames

By: Matt allison Aug 27, 2014

Magnetic Wooden Frame


I collect wall art. Curated of course, artists aren't hoarders, merely selective collectors. The problem is I'm forever changing my mind and swapping prints in and out. Framing can get expensive so enter this quick and easy DIY project: a simple magnetic frame that allows you to change out your favorite artwork! Follow the tutorial at the… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 IKEA Hacks You Won't Want To Miss

By: Faith-towers Aug 25, 2014

10 Fantastic IKEA Hacks

I love a good IKEA hack. What's better than turning an affordable piece of furniture into something customized especially for you? Here are ten of my recent favorites, along with links to the tutorials so you can recreate them… Continue Reading

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Weekend Project: How To Turn a Paper Towel Roll into a Modern Light Fixture

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 22, 2014

I never would have expected that I'd come across a DIY project involving a paper towel roll, that I actually wanted to try. But I did. This project is really cool and would be a perfect weekend DIY to try. With the supplies you see above, you can make a modern DIY pendant light, that resembles concrete. Check it… Continue Reading

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Make It: Leather & Teak Clock

By: Matt allison Aug 20, 2014

Leather & Teak Clock

Thrift shops are full of old curious finds, junk to some, jewels to others. I love this project that combined this old plate and leather belt upcycled into a Scandinavian inspired teak & leather wall clock. Details at the… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Unbelieveable Kitchen/Dining Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 18, 2014

You guys... this kitchen makeover is EVERYTHING. But, to truly appreciate it, you need to take a few minutes to soak in these 'before'… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An All-in-One Mudroom/Dining Room/Laundry Room Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 13, 2014

When Dana and her husband bought this small 1950s ranch house a few years ago, it was in extremely poor condition. Fast forward to 2014 and this dilapidated house is finally starting to resemble the stylish family home… Continue Reading

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Make It: Gold Geometric Pendant Lamp Shade

By: Matt allison Aug 13, 2014

House Doctor Inspired Lamp Shade

Make this simple Nordic House Doctor inspired lamp by using an Umbra wall decor set and some electrical wire. With a few simple tweaks create your own custom light fitting. Details and instructions at the link below.

House Doctor Inspired Lamp Shade via Free Series

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Eye Candy: 10 Favorite Eclectic Rooms

By: Faith-towers Aug 12, 2014

10 Favorite Eclectic Rooms

Sometimes it's tough to combine decor styles effectively, but when executed properly, it can be really stunning. So today we wanted to share a few beautiful examples of eclectic spaces to help you get inspired to mix styles in your own… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 15 Totally DIYable Wooden Furniture Ideas

By: Diy maven Aug 08, 2014

Ever since I wrote my first post on Curbly back in '06, some of my favorite finds have been products that are totally DIYable. Especially wood working products. Shelves, tables, light fixtures, cubbies, I'm not choosy. The items just have to be stylish yet simple enough to reproduce just by looking at them. Going through Curbly's coffers, I found no less than 15 of these gemsContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Origami Porcelain Plates

By: Matt allison Aug 06, 2014

DIY Origami Porcelain Plates

Take your plates from drab to fab with this simple painted geometric collection of DIY painted origami animals. Step-by-step instructions at the link… Continue Reading

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Make It (I Dare You): DIY Glass Bottle Chandelier

By: Diy maven Aug 05, 2014

This DIY glass bottle chandelier sorta blows all those other DIY glass bottle chandeliers we've seen out of the water. Of course it wouldn't be as easy a DIY either. That's where the 'dare' comes in. You see, the makers of this chandelier--the folks behind DIY Network's Blog Cabin--whippedContinue Reading

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Before and After: An Old Table Gets A Glamorous Makeover

By: Faith-towers Aug 04, 2014

Before and After: A Wooden Table Gets A Glamorous Makeover

This is one of those dramatic makeovers that you have to see to believe. This beat up old piece was transformed into a glamorous console table for the dining room, no paint involved. See how it went from grungy to chic using just a few carefully chosen… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Cactus Pillow

By: Matt allison Jul 30, 2014

DIY Cactus Pillow

I've got a soft spot for cacti and succulents, can't get enough of them, problem is they don't play well with toddlers. I stumbled across this easy craft project that is at home in the living room or playroom, no risk of an accidental spiking. Full instructions and template at the link… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Dark Dining Room Goes Bright and White

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 24, 2014

Call me crazy, but I love room makeovers that involve painting over dark molding, and this dining room had a lot of it. The wood accents and molding details are lovely, but they also make the space feel smaller and a little dark, even with that gorgeous sunlight coming… Continue Reading

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Make It: Quilted Modern Art

By: Diy maven Jul 23, 2014

There's nothing 'granny' about Mandi's big, DIY, quilted modern art. I love the juxtaposition of hard graphic lines and the quintessential softness of quilted material. (There goes my vocabulary budget for the day.) The… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A "Cool" Dining Room Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jul 07, 2014

Dining Room Makeover

This dining room was fine. It was workable. Decent. But the owners wanted to transform it from okay to amazing. So they made a few changes, and chose their furniture carefully. Check out the gorgeous final result after the jump.… Continue Reading

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Before and After: IKEA Solutions for a Growing Family

By: Diy maven Jul 07, 2014

The Fair family won a free home makeover courtesy of IKEA. And it came at just the right time. The family of five was outgrowing their 1,500 square foot Charlotte home as fast as their three… Continue Reading

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Museum Tour: Art as Home Furnishings

By: Diy maven Jul 02, 2014

Earlier this spring, I had the opportunity to visit an exhibit at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center entitled, "Art in the Home." Although some of the art was the conventional hang-on-the-wall kind, most of the pieces were the furnishings themselves. Tables, chairs, benches, vessels, light fixtures. Everywhere I looked was a piece of art. It was, as you can imagine,… Continue Reading

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9 Tips for Smart Kid-Friendly Design

By: Alicia Jul 01, 2014


Creating a home that's both stylish and family-friendly can be a hard balance to strike. But, with some creativity and clever space planning, making your home a place that can be safely enjoyed by the entire family is achievable. We've rounded up a list of nine tips that blend style and function. 

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How To: Make a Geometric Backdrop

By: Diy maven Jul 01, 2014

Blair created this backdrop decoration with a modern wedding in mind, but I can picture it used in other ways too. Like a backdrop on a modern fireplace mantel… Continue Reading

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