Before & After: An Inexpensive Vase-to-Table Lamp Makeover

By: Capreek Jan 21, 2013

created at: 01/21/2013

You guys... I love when people get crafty and turn ordinary objects into extraordinary, way-more-functional objects. Like this clever decor hack from Curbly reader Kim!       Continue Reading

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Make This: A DIY Typographic Chair Makeover for Font Lovers

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 17, 2013

created at: 01/16/2013

Before you throw away that tired set of dining room chairs, try this check out this chair makeover. I've seen plenty of reupholstery jobs, but the stencil on this one makes it one of the coolest chair redos I've seen in a while.   Continue Reading

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Make It: A LP Side Table

By: Diy maven Jan 08, 2013

Plant stand + LP = side table. Would you believe I actually HAD a plant stand like that? I gave it away to a charity shop. Oye. Anyway...if I made one I'd probably useContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Rustic Storage Desk from Wooden Pallets

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 27, 2012

created at: 12/25/2012

I love a good desk DIY, especially when it involves recycled materials, and this tutorial is definitely a good one. There is even a storage shelf for books, pencils, etc. Check it out.   Continue Reading

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Make It: A Modern Copper Tubing Side Table

By: Capreek Dec 05, 2012

created at: 12/05/2012

A quick trip to the hardware store will yield all the materials you need for this unique, modern side table!     Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Mid-Century Modern Sofa Table

By: Chrisjob Nov 30, 2012

created at: 11/29/2012

This week, Curbly is excited to be teaming up with Storey Publishing to share original how-to projects from the newly released PlyDesign: 73 Distinct Projects in Plywood (and Other Sheet Goods) by Phillip Schmidt.


The sofa table exists primarily because no one wants to look at the back of a couch. And granted, it’s a handy place for reading lamps and perhaps some photos or display-worthy books. But the problem, for some of us at least, is that a sofa table feels a little too traditional and grown-up, sort of like joining a country club or driving an automatic. Continue Reading

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How to: Build a DIY Modern Toy Box or Storage Unit from Plywood

By: Chrisjob Nov 29, 2012

created at: 11/29/2012

If you’ve ever dreamed of getting your house into Metropolitan Home or Architectural Digest but then screwed it all up by having kids, modBOX 2010 might just be your salvation. It is, in the words of its designer, “a modernist toy box for the hipster tyke.” Yet as cool as it looks on the outside, modBOX is all about the kid experience. It has a big catchall chest (perfect for emergency cleanups), plus two drawers that pull out, two bookContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Corner Desk with Framing Wood

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 29, 2012

created at: 11/20/2012

I love the idea of having a corner desk because it is such a great space saver, but I can never find one that I really like. So I was excited when I found a DIY corner desk that doesn't suck. In fact, it's completely awesome. Check it out.   

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How to: Make a DIY Modern Headboard from One Sheet of Plywood

By: Chrisjob Nov 27, 2012

created at: 11/27/2012

This week, Curbly is excited to be teaming up with Storey Publishing to share original how-to projects from the newly released PlyDesign: 73 Distinct Projects in Plywood (and Other Sheet Goods) by Phillip Schmidt.

Groovy in lots of grooves, see? It was the express intention of the designers of this piece not to have a monolithic hulk of a headboard, so they decorated it with negative space. The grooves also highlight the edge strata of the plywood, adding depth and interest that change with your viewing angle. And if you really want to get groovy, you can install some hidden lighting in the back (letting the glow play through the slats or throwing bars of light onto the ceiling). Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Rustic-Modern Bed Frame and Headboard

By: Capreek Nov 26, 2012

created at: 11/26/2012

I love this DIY headboard. Why? Because it would look equally amazing in a traditional or modern home!     Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Dip-Dye Bedding

By: Capreek Nov 19, 2012

created at: 11/19/2012

This is a super cool technique for making your own dip-dyed linens and fabric! I am definitely tempted to grab some discounted white sheets and try my hand at it -- what do you say?      

A bucket, some dye, and fabric are the core essentials for this DIY project from A Merry Mishap. You could also grab some tea towels and napkins to dye while you're at it! There's also a secret ingredient that you add to the dye that IContinue Reading

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How To: Make Awesome DIY Photo Transfer Furniture

By: Capreek Nov 13, 2012

created at: 11/13/2012

First photo lollipops and now photo furniture?? It's a regular ol' photo transfer love fest up in here! And I'm totally diggin' it.     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 15 Awesome Things to Make with Tree Branches and Limbs!

By: Capreek Oct 30, 2012

created at: 10/28/2012

Branches, twigs, and logs -- oh my! Turn this readily available material into stylish decor accessories. Stumped? Here are 15 awesome projects to get the creative juices flowing.     Continue Reading

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Before & After: Awesome Patterned Chair Makeover

By: Capreek Oct 29, 2012

created at: 10/28/2012

What do you get when you take a plain IKEA chair and attack it with a Sharpie? Something totally awesome.     Continue Reading

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Reading Material: How to Make a Book Headboard

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 19, 2012

created at: 10/18/2012

Do you have a stack of old books that don't fit on your overflowing book shelf anymore? Here's a clever way to reuse those books as a unique headboard.   Continue Reading

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