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

By: Diy maven Nov 30, 2011

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 ofContinue Reading

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

By: Al40yearoldintern Nov 14, 2011

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! Continue Reading

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IKEA Hack: Make Custom Speaker Stands from Lamps

By: Diy maven Nov 03, 2011

Polsia wanted to elevate a couple of speakers to give them a 'mod look'. The thought was perhaps using a couple of vases, but when Polsia spotted the IKEA's Lampan Lamp ($7.99), inspiration struck. InstructionsContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Fall Leaf Table Runner for Thanksgiving

By: Craftmel Nov 02, 2011

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!Continue Reading

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Make It: A Vintage Suitcase Dog Bed

By: Capreek Nov 01, 2011

created at: 11/01/2011

We've shown you how to turn suitcases into chairs and even picnic kits, but this might be my favorite vintage suitcase repurposing project ever!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Faux Leather Autumn Napkin Rings

By: Craftmel Nov 01, 2011

created at: 10/31/2011

I know that the time to host family and friends for cozy dinners and parties is upon us, so I thought it would be a good idea to make some napkin rings to make place settings a little more festive.  Read on to make this VERY easy project!Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Mid-Century Modern Makeover!

By: Capreek Oct 31, 2011

created at: 10/31/2011

Whether you're on the fence, passionately opposed, or enthusiastically in favor of painting wood furniture (see Melanie's recent post  "To paint or not to paint?"), you've got to admit that the "after" in this case looks pretty dang good.   Continue Reading

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Make It: A Modern Felt Stool Cushion

By: Capreek Oct 19, 2011

created at: 10/19/2011

If you're thinking "Hey, that kinda looks like one of those IKEA stools!", you would be correct.  It's the ubiquitous Frosta Stool, one of the most hackable of IKEA products, but this playful felt cushion takes it up a notch--or ten, really, because it's that awesome!   Continue Reading

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Brilliant Candlestick to Pedestal Table Conversion!

By: Diy maven Oct 19, 2011

created at: 10/19/2011

Think back to all those goofy candlesticks you saw the last time you were at the thrift store. Now think of all that ugly art you also saw. Now think about how they'd look turned into a pedestal table. Now think....oh forget it. Just look at this:Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make Your Own Knitted Wire Chairs!

By: Capreek Oct 13, 2011

created at: 10/13/2011

Whether your Eames wire chair has seen better days or you just feel like having some fun with your furniture, this DIY idea offers a clever handmade touch!  

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Make It: A Rustic Log Slice Side Table

By: Kellyb Oct 07, 2011

created at: 10/06/2011

Every time I see someone trimming a tree or cutting one down all I see are slices of possibility. Stools, wall plaques, coasters, so many options! Well, here's another one to add to the list.   Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful Mix 'n' Match Chair Bench!

By: Capreek Oct 03, 2011

created at: 10/03/2011

What do you do with three mismatched chairs you thrifted at different times??  Why, make a colorful chair bench, of course!   Continue Reading

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Make It: Colorful Painted Chair Cushions!

By: Capreek Sep 26, 2011

created at: 09/26/2011

After honing your painting skills fixing all those thrift store paintings, you should be more than ready to take on this project!  Learn how to turn plain canvas seat cushions into functional works of art--for cheap!   Continue Reading

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Make Katie's Bedside Table

By: Diy maven Sep 20, 2011

created at: 09/20/2011

Katie needed a bedside table, so like any resourceful DIYer, she made one. And you'll never guess what she used to get the job done. Continue Reading

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Make It: A Rolling Coffee Table with Hidden Storage!

By: Capreek Sep 14, 2011

created at: 09/14/2011

Roll out!  Or roll away.  Or roll open, shut, or partially closed at a jaunty angle.  All this (and more!) is possible with this colorful DIY coffee table.  Say goodbye to storage woes, my friends... and just keep rollin'.   Continue Reading

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