How to: Make Your Own DIY Mid-Century Inspired Geometric Wall Art

By: Hellolidy Apr 22, 2015
Mid-Century Modern Inspired Art
Photo: Lidy Dipert

If you are a mid-century modern enthusiast and you aren't watching Mad Men, you need to get with it. Not only is it highly entertaining, but I can't stop myself from drooling over all the hairdos, outfits, furniture and art! So, in honor of my teeny-tiny Mad Men addiction and the new season, I decided to create a mid-century modern inspired geometric art using basic shapes and some super simple materials.

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Before and After: A $60 Carpet-to-Hardwood Stair Makeover

By: Capreek Apr 16, 2015
The Serene Swede

Nasty, commercial-style carpet wasn't exactly what this DIY-er called "homey". So, with a few tools and a bunch of sweat, she turned this previously carpeted staircase into a shining entry focal point -- and all for $60!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: Unrecognizable IKEA Console Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 13, 2015

Photo: Sawdust 2 Stitches

Corey flipped the genius switch when she transformed the random IKEA console pictured above into a rustic apothecary chest suitable for a Pottery Barn showroom. Although she started with an IKEA piece, any basic cubbyhole-typeContinue Reading

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How To: Make Easy Geo Plant Hangers that Double as Wall Art

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 02, 2015
Photo: Homey Oh My!

Using square basswood dowels, that you can pick up at the craft supply store, you can make a set of these geometric air planter hangers. Curious to see how these are made?

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How To: Make an Inverted Wine Bottle Oil Lamp

By: Diy maven Mar 31, 2015
Photo: DIY Maven

A while back I reviewed several popular bottle cutters here on Curbly. (Yesterday I added the Kinkajou to the shootout). Today we're going to use one to turn a wine bottle into an inverted oil lamp that burns cooking oil. But first, let's talk about punts.  A punt is theContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 15 Organized Entryways and Mudrooms

By: Capreek Mar 04, 2015

Entryways and mudrooms just have a way of getting messy and disorganized in an instant, especially in an active household. If you're looking for some inspiration in that department -- or your OCD brain just wants to see some pretty, organized spaces -- you've come to the right spot! We've rounded up 15 entry spaces that are as functional as they are gorgeous.    Continue Reading

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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: Turn a Wire Planter Basket into a Glitzy Chandelier

By: Diy maven Feb 11, 2015
Photo: hammer and heals

Amanda saw a coconut-lined planter and thought, "Chandelier." What?? Yup. The DIY chandelier is used to camouflage a builder-grade ceiling light fixture in her house. Materials she used, besides the basket, included some metallic silver spray paint, about 24 feet of decorative crystal garland,Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Large Hallway Turned Cozy Reading Nook

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 05, 2015
Photo: Emily Henderson

A large hallway / common area gains a new purpose as a super cozy reading nook, complete with comfy furniture and a colorful area rug. The end result is a dramatic before and after with a modern cabin vibe.   

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How To: Make a Playful Scalloped Console Table from Scratch

By: Capreek Jan 20, 2015
Photo: Mamie Boude

There are a few stretches of empty space in my home that are just begging for a console table and, while I've been on the lookout for a while, nothing's really doing it for me. But then! Then I stumbled across this super cute/sweet/cool/awesomely styled DIY console table project and I knew it was just the ticket!     Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Cozy Reading Nooks That You'll Want To Recreate In Your Home

By: Faith-towers Jan 20, 2015
Eye Candy : 10 Cozy Reading Nooks
Photo: Via Browni

I don't know about you, but I'm getting sick of winter already. All I want to do is curl up and read a good book underneath a warm fuzzy blanket. Preferably in one of these ten impossibly cozy reading nooks.   

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Make It: Nail-Polish Pots

By: Diy maven Jan 06, 2015

Science, son, is the success behind this project--probably something about the density in the solvent in the polish in relation to the other ingredients in the polish--but who cares? It works! And the resultsContinue Reading

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10 Clever IKEA Hacks That You Might Actually Use

By: Faith-towers Jan 05, 2015
10 Clever IKEA Hacks That You Might Actually Use

There's something so appealing to me about an IKEA hack. I love the idea of transforming a mass produced piece into a customized, one-of-a-kind item that nobody else has. And there are a lot of great ones kicking around the internet right now. Here are ten useful ones.   

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Make It: Cute and Clever Confetti Bowl

By: Diy maven Jan 05, 2015
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Got any confetti left over from your New Years eve celebration? No? No biggie. Any party store will have more.  And you probably already have on hand the rest of the supplies you'll need to make this crazy cute and clever decorative bowl. JulietaContinue Reading

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Do It Sparkly: DIYable Sequin-lined Lampshade

By: Diy maven Dec 29, 2014

This sequin-lined lampshade from DaWanda is like a perpetual celebration of New Year's Eve. Available in a variety of sequin colors, the lampshade clocks in at 86.90 Euros (about $106 US), but it looks like the maker doesn't ship to the US. What's a Yankee to do? Make one, of course. A black lampshade is easy to find, ($49 on Amazon), and justContinue Reading

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How to: DIY Ornament-Shaped Holiday Doormat

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 17, 2014
DIY Ornament Doormat
Photo: Lexy Ward

I wanted to give our front porch a little holiday love, but I wanted to do something other than the traditional wreath on the door. Enter: the vintage ornament doormat. Here's how to make your own!      

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How to: DIY Contemporary Winter Wreath

By: Faith-towers Dec 15, 2014
Easy DIY Contemporary Winter Wreath

The word "wreath" can have bad connotations, conjuring images of tacky, overly sparkly evergreen monstrosities. But this one is different. It's square. And it's made using birch branches which gives it a bit of a scandinavian feel. Click through to see what I mean!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Modern Door Stoppers with Concrete and Rope

By: Capreek Dec 09, 2014

Rope, concrete, and an empty milk carton or two are all you need to make your own version of these modern door stoppers!    Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Pantone v. Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year Smackdown!

By: Diy maven Dec 05, 2014

We knew this was coming.... Pantone announced its color of the year just days after Sherwin-Williams unveiled their pick. We explored S-W's choice, Coral Reef, earlier this week that included images that proved it lived up to its descriptors "versatile, carefree, and cheerful." Now enter into the ring Pantone's pick: Marsala. It's described by Pantone asContinue Reading

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How to: Clean Your Whole House in 30 Minutes for the Holidays

By: Chrisjob Dec 03, 2014

Have some holiday guests stopping by for a little seasonal cheer and to make your days merry and bright? Good, us too. But, spend your time sharing in some comfort and joy, rather than devoting days to cleaning and making your home look spotless. You can easily make your home "company ready" in a mere half hour.   Continue Reading

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