Roundup: 10 Simple Pet Toy Tutorials

By: Faith-towers Jun 06, 2013

My pup Charlie goes through toys quickly. And I mean really quickly. What can I say? The dog loves to play. So I've found that the best option is to make toys and games for him. Here are a few of my favorites, along with some great toys for your feline friends as well.   

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Curbly Shopping Guide: 20 Cool Products for Pets!

By: Capreek Jun 05, 2013

June is kids and pets month here at Curbly which, as a self-proclaimed "Crazy Dog Lady" makes me really happy! While I love all animals and pets, today I'm focusing on the furry kind: cats and dogs. Check out my top ten picks for each and give your four-legged friends something to really bark (or purr) about!     Continue Reading

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The Incredible Flying House and Other Artful Architecture

By: Diy maven Jun 05, 2013

A recent trip to Franconia Sculpture Park in Franconia, MN, made me see architecture in a whole new way. Or maybe it made me see art in a whole new way? I'm not sure. I mean, I've always seen (some) architecture as art, but never art as architecture. Especially in a literal sense. Confused? Me too. Let's try an example. Melanie Van Houten's incredible "Reclamation," which is the size of a one-stall garage, suspendsContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Mini Macrame Eggshell Planters

By: Capreek Jun 04, 2013

I swear, succulents and cacti get all the good DIY planters these days! (Probably because they're cute and sculptural and hardy as all get out.) They certainly look great in these hanging macrame eggshell pots, though!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Projects For Your Pets and Furry Friends

By: Faith-towers Jun 04, 2013

When I adopted my puggle, Charlie, two years ago, one of the biggest surprises was how much stuff I needed to get for him...and how expensive everything was. So of course, the logical solution was to start making things... and you can too! Here are ten of my favorite projects.   

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Father's Day Roundup: 25 Awesome DIY Gifts to Make for Dad!

By: Capreek Jun 03, 2013

Father's Day is right around the corner (June 16th, mark your calendars!). If you're planning on making your old man a gift this year, here are 25 DIY gift ideas that are sure to make the occasion a memorable one!     Continue Reading

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Make It: Vintage Fans Turned DIY Succulent Planters

By: Capreek Jun 03, 2013

Old wire-cage fans seem to lurk in every corner of every consignment shop/thrift store/estate sale on the planet. If you've wondered what to do with them, here's a clever DIY project to consider!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Dramatic Dining Room Overhaul

By: Faith-towers Jun 03, 2013

Yes, maybe this color palette was on trend... at one time. But its owner decided it was time for a change. A drastic one. See how this dining room was transformed into a light, airy and inviting new place to eat.   

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Before & After: 1942 Cape Cod Gets New Open Floor Plan

By: Diy maven Jun 03, 2013

The kitchen of the Aldrich's 1942 Cape Cod was of the galley variety. Too small and closed-off from the rest of the space, they were ready for a big change. Architect Eric J. Hansen came up with a plan that gave them everything they were looking for without adding any square footage. This was accomplished by Continue Reading

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Cool to Creepy: 6 Toys Turned Planters

By: Diy maven May 31, 2013

On your next garage sale excursion, you might want to keep an eye out for old toys. It doesn't matter if they're broken, because you won't be playing with them; you'll be planting in them. From cool to downright creepy, these 6 toys-turned-planters are sure to inspire.

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Plywood Media Console

By: Capreek May 30, 2013

Looking for an affordable and modern media console, but underwhelmed by your options? *cough IKEA cough* Don't despare! Get all your entertainment organization needs met with this awesome DIY media center!       Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: New Uses For Old Backyard Sheds

By: Faith-towers May 30, 2013

Sheds aren't just for storing tools anymore. When I was a kid, my dad put an addition onto his shed so that I could have a fort to play in (it was awesome). Since then, I've always dreamed of having an office in a shed - but people are using them for all kinds of other things too.   

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How To: Make Graphic Cork and Leather Hanging Memo Boards

By: Capreek May 29, 2013

After recently completing our office makeover, I realized I needed somewhere to put all those random little notes and lists and other office-y bits. You know, something people like to call a "memo board". After looking around, the only options appeared to be giant rectangular boards, emphasis on giant. And rectangular. Since I like to keep things a little quirky (and colorful and covered in pattern), I decided to make my own!       

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Could You Live in a Wheel House?

By: Diy maven May 29, 2013

Don't answer that question until you've see the film below by Flick Ferdinando. If the resulting answer is 'no', don't feel bad about it, as I'm quite sure the acrobats from the UK's Acrojou Circus that perform in The Wheel House don't  live in it either. Part houseContinue Reading

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A Tale of Two Dressers: An Incredible Double Dresser IKEA Hack

By: Capreek May 28, 2013

The Rast dresser from IKEA, with its untreated pine and minimalist lines, is common fodder for DIY furniture makeovers. This version, though, takes the Rast to a whole new level -- times two!      Continue Reading

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How to: Easy DIY Chalkboard Pennant Banner

By: Faith-towers May 28, 2013

This stylish all-occasion chalkboard banner will add a little pizzazz to your wall, whether it be for a party or just for everyday use. Write a celebratory message on the pennants, or draw stripes on them... the possibilities are endless!  

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Roundup: 5 Yard & Landscaping Makeovers

By: Faith-towers May 27, 2013

It's easy to let the yard go downhill over the winter, but these dramatic landscaping makeovers will inspire you to give your outdoor space a little extra TLC this spring.

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6 Sensational Up-cycled Birdhouses

By: Diy maven May 24, 2013

This selection of birdhouses will have you rethinking the wooden variety from here to eternity. 

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Make It: Modern DIY Brass Chandelier

By: Capreek May 22, 2013

Oh, hey there drop-dead gorgeous chandelier! What's that, you say? You're totally DIYable?! Tell me more!    

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A Pretty Backyard Pond Makeover

By: Diy maven May 22, 2013

Okay, having a pond in your backyard is pretty cool, so even before its makeover, Nan's pond was enviable. (At least, I would have taken it.) But, in the 7 years since she and her husband built it, the pond had lanquished Continue Reading

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