How To: Make Wall Art from Old School Keys

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 29, 2012
created at: 06/22/2012
It's amazing how you can transform a gaudy piece of wall art into something cool and kitsch with a little bit of paint and a good color combo. But if you are scratching your head wondering how the creator could paint over an antique set of keys, I have good news.
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Make It: Modern DIY Concrete Coasters

By: Capreek Jun 29, 2012

created at: 06/28/2012

I'm on a concrete kick these days, exploring all the unique ways you can use it in home decor. From accent walls to candle holders, its possibilities seem endless... and these DIY coasters might be the simplest and easiest of them all!… Continue Reading

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Make It: Typographic "Home Sweet Home" DIY Yarn Art!

By: Capreek Jun 28, 2012

created at: 06/28/2012

We're all about string art these days. I particularly love this simplified, playful approach from Jen Lula!… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 8 Stencil DIY Projects You Should Try

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 28, 2012
created at: 06/24/2012
Stencils have come a long way since the days they were used to create decorative 'wallpaper' borders in your grandmother's kitchen. 
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How To: Hack a Ladder into a DIY Clothing Rack

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 28, 2012
created at: 06/24/2012
Okay, I am loving this project. I would never guessed you could turn a basic ladder into something this… Continue Reading
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Make It: DIY Painted Confetti Tumblers

By: Capreek Jun 27, 2012

created at: 06/27/2012

I'm always looking for clever ways to turn thrift store glassware into something fantastic, so when I spotted these DIY Anthropologie-inspired confetti tumblers, I flipped! Not only are they a fraction of the cost, the sky's the limit when it comes to color combos.… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Simple DIY Picnic Blanket for Summer!

By: Capreek Jun 26, 2012

created at: 06/26/2012

You guys, it's totally picnic weather these days. And picnic weather means picnic blankets! Here's a simple one you can make in an afternoon and be picnicking on by sunset!… Continue Reading

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Nostalgic How-To: DIY Wooden Cooling Board

By: Craftmel Jun 26, 2012

created at: 06/25/2012

As the story goes, there were a bunch of decision-makers sitting around a board room table at General Electric one afternoon in the 50's.  Aware that home design was welcoming the "great room," one of the fellows suggested the company start making kitchen appliances in the current trendy colors in the design world to match the living areas, since that is what his wife would want.

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Roundup: 10 DIY Vinyl Record Upcycle Projects

By: Diy maven Jun 26, 2012
created at: 06/26/2012
We've come a long way from the melted-LP-turned-bowl days. Yeah, people are still melting their vinyl, but they're also taking Dremels and drills to them, to great effect. Check out these 10 crafty ideas:
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Make It: Lacy DIY Cement Candle Holders

By: Capreek Jun 25, 2012

created at: 06/25/2012

I know, I know. Cement and lace? These aren't exactly materials you normally associate together, which makes this cool DIY project that much more intriguing (and a great jumping off point)!… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Minimal DIY Desk Fan

By: Capreek Jun 21, 2012

created at: 06/21/2012

I'm bracing myself for an impending heatwave this weekend (with a yet-to-be-determined end date) and am realizing now just how gosh darn hot my office gets -- without a heatwave! In anticipation, I've been looking at possibly adding a small fan or two to my space, when BAM! I spotted this adorably minimal DIY desk fan. Isn't it just the cutest?… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 Awesome DIY Modern Lighting Projects!

By: Capreek Jun 20, 2012

created at: 06/20/2012

In celebration of Modernism month at Curbly, we rounded up 20 of the best and coolest modern lighting projects on these here Interwebs. Yes, you read that right, TWENTY. So, put on your DIY pants, it's time to get illuminated!… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Calder-Inspired Mid-Century Modern Mobile (for under $10.00)

By: Chrisjob Jun 20, 2012

created at: 06/20/2012

Iconic mid-century designer Alexander Calder’s background in engineering and mathematics inspired him to make art that was three-dimensional and kinetic. But you don’t need a degree to make your own mobile! It just takes a little imagination and a lot of balance. In this project, you’ll learn how basic shapes can come together to create a spinning, swaying, stunning work of art for any room. For less than… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Book iPhone Dock

By: Craftmel Jun 20, 2012

created at: 06/19/2012
Unsightly phone cords be gone!  Books on the nightstand are no longer just for late-night reading; now your phone has a nifty new home while it recharges, thanks to a clever DIY-er.  … Continue Reading

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How To: Monoprint Fabric for DIY Home Projects

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 19, 2012

created at: 06/19/2012 

If you have been itching to dive into a printmaking project or two, this DIY is perfect for you. Monoprinting is one of the easiest forms of printmaking to get the hang of and the best part is you can use this technique for other projects around your home too, not just wall… Continue Reading

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