How To: Make a DIY Embellished Wood Pencil Block

By: Capreek Jan 17, 2013

created at: 01/17/2013

It's easy enough to drill a few holes into a chunk of wood and call it a pencil holder or office organizer. But it's what you do after that that really sets your DIY project apart, which is why I love this embellished pencil holder by Kate Pruitt!… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Colorful and Inspiring Craft Rooms

By: Capreek Jan 16, 2013

created at: 01/16/2013

My "craft room" consists of piles and boxes of various materials scattered between several rooms, tucked into drawers and closets in a sad attempt at being organized. So, in an effort to inspire myself and those whose crafting spaces might need a little help, I've rounded up 10 colorful and drool-worthy craft rooms! Enjoy the eye candy, friends.… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 7 Gorgeous Doorless Closets

By: Diy maven Jan 16, 2013

created at: 01/16/2013

Can't imagine having your bits and bobs on display? Check out these oh-so-cool doorless closets and you might change your mind. Much as the riddling racks from yesterday, they're two-fers:Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Cord and Cable Organizers

By: Matt allison Jan 15, 2013

created at: 01/11/2013

A by-product of a plugged in life is that we are surrounded daily by a plethora of cables, a never ending proverbial rats nest of insulated… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Paper Scrap Wall Art

By: Capreek Jan 15, 2013

created at: 01/15/2013

If you've ever made anything out of paper, you know how quickly an unruly scrap pile can grow. It's always a shame to throw those (perfectly good) bits away, which is why I love this DIY idea from A Little Hut!… Continue Reading

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Planning a DIY Princess Party (Not in a Package)

By: Alicia Jan 15, 2013

A DIY Rapunzel Birthday Party
Our little girl is turning four next week, and we're in full party planning mode. This year's planning is especially interesting since we're living in a house with no kitchen, and in various but consistent states of complete chaos. Nevertheless, it's our four-year-old's birthday, and there will be a rockin' little kids' birthday... in, um, an octogenarian par-tay… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Awesome DIY Metallic Vases and Planters

By: Capreek Jan 14, 2013

created at: 01/14/2013

Who doesn't love a pop of shiny, metallic goodness? This design trend has been hot for a couple years and, judging by the huge amount of gold and copper DIY projects we keep seeing, it doesn't appear to be going out of style anytime soon. If your own space could use a little touch of shine, check out these easy vase and planter projects -- they'll add just the right amount of flair to desktops, counters, or windowsills!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make DIY Fabric Storage Boxes

By: Capreek Jan 14, 2013

created at: 01/13/2013

Storage bins just got a whole lot cooler with this DIY idea from Brett Bara!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Giant Gold Wall Pouf

By: Capreek Jan 09, 2013

created at: 01/09/2013

I have no idea what else to call this other than a "pouf", but I think we can all agree that it's awesome. If you're looking for some wall decor with serious a "wow" factor, this DIY idea is for you!… Continue Reading

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Funeral Home Turned Ghost House

By: Diy maven Jan 09, 2013

There's a few reasons you might not want to spend a lot of time in the ghost house, and it's not because it looks spooky. It'd be because it was a funeral home (and before that a school and before that a prison. Talk about bad juju). The house, located in France, was transformed into its present state… Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Honeycomb Shelves

By: Capreek Jan 08, 2013

created at: 01/08/2013

It's projects like this that make me wish I had an endless length of empty wall space. While this is going on my ever-growing "someday" list, those of you who are looking for a clever shelving solution will definitely want to tackle this project!… Continue Reading

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Spellbinding Marker Installations

By: Diy maven Jan 08, 2013

Heike Weber uses permanent markers to make spellbinding art installations. The floors and walls that serve as her canvases have a life of their own, engulfing their rooms'… 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 probablyContinue Reading

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Roundup: 15 DIY Office Storage and Organization Ideas

By: Capreek Jan 07, 2013

created at: 01/07/2013

Raise your hand if your home office or workspace could use some help in the storage and organization departments! That's everyone, right? Check out these 15 clever DIY ideas that are sure to make your space more functional -- and boost your productivity!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Wooden Yarn Bowl

By: Capreek Jan 07, 2013

created at: 01/07/2013

Whether you knit or simply have a slew of fabulously talented knitter friends, this simple DIY idea is the perfect accessory for this yarn-based craft!… Continue Reading

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Make It: Giant Confetti Wall Mural

By: Matt allison Dec 28, 2012

created at: 12/28/2012

Many of us suffer from what I call 'White Wall Syndrome'. We spend so much time analyzing what to hang on them by pinning ideas and laboring over artworks we can't afford that we don't get around to actually doing anything with them!

This simple project is a great way to get some color up on your walls without costing the earth -- and it's the perfect family holiday… Continue Reading

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How To: Make DIY Faceted Wooden Wall Hooks

By: Capreek Dec 28, 2012

created at: 12/26/2012

My facet-loving heart nearly exploded when these wall hooks showed up on my doorstep a few weeks ago. Always up to a DIY challenge, my good friend (and Curbly Editor-in-Chief) Chris was kind enough to create these from scratch when I asked him if he thought it was something he could pull off. Not only did he rise to the challenge, but he did it in a way that anyone with some basic woodworking skills could re-create for themselves!… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Modern Chalkboard Wall Calendar

By: Capreek Dec 27, 2012

created at: 12/26/2012

If puppy and kitten calendars aren't quite your thing, we've got a sweet DIY project that's sure to tickle your modern-aesthetic-loving fancy!… Continue Reading

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7 Rooms in 1 Apartment

By: Diy maven Dec 26, 2012

Imagine having an apartment that includes a home office, living room, bathroom, dining room (that seats ten!) , bedroom, guest room and kitchen all in a 420 square foot space. Fair Companies were able… Continue Reading

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Best of Curbly: Top 40 Design Trend Projects of 2012

By: Brittnimehlhoff Dec 21, 2012

created at: 12/20/2012

The year is beginning to wind down, with New Year's just ten days away. It's been a great 12 months, filled with plenty of DIYs and no shortage of trends, from neon and color blocked to polka dots and ombre. To celebrate the trends of the year, here's a top 40 list focused on the best design trend projects of… Continue Reading

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