How To: Make and Upholster a Storage Ottoman

by Capree K

created at: 12/19/2011

Ah, the ubiquitous storage ottoman!  These multi-functional bad boys can be had for cheap, cheap, cheap from just about any discount store, thrift store, yard sale, or "super mega market".  Of course, they're usually covered in some sort of horrible quality, lime green microfiber... maybe even hot pink with sparkly purple piping.  You know what I'm talking about.  Fortunately, there's an easy solution to all this garishly-colored madness!   

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Curbly Bookworm: DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide

by DIY Maven

created at: 11/30/2011

Don't let the unassuming title or cover of industrial designer and artist Christopher Stuart's new book, DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide fool you. The work is filled with some of the most interesting DIY furniture I've ever seen--and I've seen a lot. Chris collected 30 projects from the best designer-makers out there and put them into the collection that includes projects for every room in your home, and they're all constructed of supplies...

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How to: Make a "Totally Tubular" Mod Wine Rack Side Table

by Al40yearoldintern

created at: 11/14/2011

So, how awesome is the really cool piece above? I wish I could take credit, but I can't - it was invented by my friend Jimmy. He's a prop master working on Hollywood films and TV shows and crafty by nature. When I saw this really cool piece in his home I had to know all about it! It looks like a mod piece of art that could be sold in a museum gift shop. It can be constructed with items found at the local home improvement store, and Jimmy was kind enough to share the full how-to with Curbly. So, read on! 

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How To: Make a Fall Leaf Table Runner for Thanksgiving

by Craftmel

This fall, FabricDirect.com is sponsoring a series of fabric-based DIY projects on Curbly!

I've been a fan of the whole leaves-on-the-table decor for Fall decorating, and have wanted to incorporate it in my home for a while.  Unfortuately, just collecting leaves outside isn't an option, since all we've got are cacti and Mesquite trees 'round these parts.  This is where some deliciously soft faux leather came into my life, and now I've got exactly what I wanted.  Want to make one too?  Read on to find out how, and get a 20% discount on the fabrics used in this post!

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Vintage Suitcase Dog Bed

by Kathryn
Vintage Suitcase Dog Bed


My miniature poodle, Zuzu, needed a dog bed, but I couldn't find one that went with my decor, so I decided to get some inspiration from the internet.  I saw some suitcase dog beds for sale on Etsy, but they were too expensive for my taste.  Being the tight wad that I am and refusing to pay $50 for a dog bed, I took it upon myself to recreate the same look for a lot less money.  The result was an adorable, affordable bed that Zuzu the poodle...

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