Roundup: 16 Fantastic Fabric DIYs for the Kitchen and Dining Room

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 23, 2014

With today being the first official day of fall, it won't be long before many of us are spending a lot more time in the kitchen, cooking. And there may even be a dinner party or two. So, I've rounded up some awesome fabric DIYs that will leave both your kitchen and dining room looking good for the rest of the year. Everything you'll find on this list is made of fabric. There are pom pom placemats, hand stitched hot pads, colorful tablecloth ideas, tea towels, and more. Click through to see all 16 fabric projects for the kitchen and dining… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Totally DIY-able Table Runners

By: Faith-towers Sep 22, 2014

10 Creative DIY Table Runner Projects

Table runners are a fun way to add some interest to your dining room, and can be a really great opportunity to get creative at the next party or shower that you host. Keep reading to check out these ten unique table runners that you could easily make… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Dining Room Says Bye Bye Wallpaper

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 22, 2014

See you later green, granny wallpaper. This dining room is about to get a make under, in the best of… Continue Reading

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Make It: Screwless Floating Bookshelf

By: Matt allison Sep 17, 2014

Screwless Floating Bookshelf

I love this contemporary take on a floating bookshelf. It's hard to believe but the entire bookshelf is completely screwless! Simple timber studs and good old 'no more nails' is all… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 6 DIY Tables to Make for your Dining Room

By: Rachel mae smith Sep 12, 2014

6 DIY Dining Room TablesThe perfect dining room table is not easy to come by which is why I'm so happy that these six tutorials exist! If you've never tackled a diy project this large before, don't sweat… Continue Reading

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How to: Paint a Thrift Store Kitchen Table

By: Rachel mae smith Sep 10, 2014

How to Paint a Kitchen Table

I've come across tables like this a dozen times before but never thought that they could be made-over into a piece that I'd actually want in my house. Boy was I wrong! Turns out that a fresh coat of paint can work… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Geometric Planters

By: Matt allison Sep 10, 2014

DIY Geometric Planters

It's no surprise I'm a fan on Scandinavian minimalism. These geometric planters are a spin on the classic Finnish Himmeli, refashioned as planters. Best of all they are made from cheap supplies from the dollar store! Detailed instructions on creating your own can be found at the… Continue Reading

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The Perfect Home For the Midcentury Modern Purist

By: Diy maven Sep 03, 2014

Don't let the modest exterior of this 1960's, 3 bedroom, 1,639sf, Joseph Eichler house fool you. Stepping into it is like stepping into a time machine. The Orange, CA home (currently on the market for $750K at the time of this posting) has changed veryContinue Reading

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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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