Make It: DIY Wood and Leather Pendant Light

By: Capreek Dec 03, 2014

If you have a poorly-lit nook or corner that you'd like to get more use out of, this pendant light project is for you!     Continue Reading

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How to: Make Simple Glowing Cloches in Minutes

By: Alicia Dec 02, 2014
DIY lighted cloches are easy to make and affordable.


Tiny twinkly lights on bendable wires may be the best invention ever. They're star-like, and whimsical, and they make everything they touch immediately festive and delightful.

While you can wrap these bendy little strands around everything from branches to ceramic figurines, my favorite use for them is to cloche them, alá Restoration Hardware:

Restoration Hardware's cloched starlights are DIYable.
Photo: Restoration Hardware

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Oh-so-Chic Teen Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 17, 2014

Based upon her dream bedroom wishes, I'm guessing Maddy isn't your typical teenage girl. You can tell from what her bedroom looked like before that she certainly has an eye for design. A lot of people--teenage or otherwise--would LOVE a bedroom that looked like that. But, as I said, Maddy isn't your typical teenage girl. Plus, she was getting older and her tastes were getting even more refined. Step in her very talentedContinue Reading

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From Lackluster to Lovely: Joy's Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 10, 2014

Most people with a "lackluster" bedroom might punch it up with tons of color. Not Joy. She used black and white--with just a touch of gold--and luscious textures to bring on someContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Top to Bottom Bedside Lamp Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 05, 2014

I found this inexpensive table side lamp on clearance at Target and thought it would be the perfect shape for a bedroom makeover I recently put together. After recovering the lampshade and embellishing the base, I was able to create a custom light for about $30. Here's how you can make your own.   Continue Reading

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Make It Your Own: Easy Tips For Adding Character To Your Home

By: Faith-towers Oct 23, 2014

Make It Your Own: Easy Tips For Adding Character To Your Home

Sure, it's easy to buy the latest furniture from the West Elm or Pottery Barn catalogs and call it day. But sometimes the hardest part of decorating your space is adding that personal touch that really makes it your own. So today I'm going to share some tips on how to add a dose of character to your house.   

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How-To: Spooky Halloween Tin Can Lanterns

By: Rachel mae smith Oct 20, 2014

Tin Can Lantern DIY

If you're not a big fan of carving pumpkins, but still want to incorporate candles in your Halloween decor, you're in luck! Chelsey of The Paper Mama has an awesome alternative: instead of tossing out your old soup cans, turn them into tin can lanterns!Continue Reading

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A Non-White, Real Life 50's Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 17, 2014

Stop the presses, people. We have a kitchen makeover that isn't white! As a matter of fact, Wendy didn't even change the color of her gray cabinets. New powder blue walls tone them down whileContinue Reading

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How To: Make an Awesomely Giant Aluminum Marquee Light

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 16, 2014

We've all seen a DIY marquee sign or two, over the years, but a giant one made of metal (not cardboard)? Those are harder to come by. Which is why, when I saw this step by step marquee tutorial for a giant aluminum version, I thought it was worth taking note. Want to make your own?   Continue Reading

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Make It: Repurposed DIY Lightbulb Star Lamp

By: Capreek Oct 07, 2014

Oh, snap. Did a light bulb just burn out? Before you toss it, take a look at this statement piece lighting project!      Continue Reading

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It's Finished! A Complete Tour of The Curbly House

By: Alicia Oct 02, 2014

This house tour is a long time coming. We've officially been in our "finished" house for one year, and we thought we'd celebrate with a big old fashioned house tour. So we're going to show you the super-clean, polished, sparkly version of The Curbly House...which looked like this exactly once, before we, you know, started living in it again!

Of course, no tour would be complete without a nod to one's roots, so we're postingContinue Reading

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Roundup: 7 DIYable Steampunk Decor Projects

By: Diy maven Oct 01, 2014

In addition to holding my favorite holiday, October is also STEAMPUNK MONTH. So in celebration, I thought I'd round up some of our favorite steampunk decor projects. All areContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Bedroom Is Transformed... Into A Bathroom!

By: Faith-towers Sep 25, 2014

Before and After: A Bedroom Is Transformed Into A Bathroom

It's not often that we see a makeover where the owner really starts from scratch. But this is one amazing example. Keep reading to check out what this bedroom looks like as a bathroom.   

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DIY-able Draped Fabric Lampshades?

By: Diy maven Sep 23, 2014

Back in the 90's there was a decorating trend called 'country' that is nothing like the style of the same name we see nowadays. Last century's country consisted of a lot of pine shelves, wooden figurines on said shelves, hearts (also pine), doilies draped over said shelves, and--hand to god--huge formed fabric bows that people would hang over doorways and arches. This last trend is what makes me quite sure that these draped fabric lampshades are DIY-able. I mean, seriously, if people couldContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Cool Table Lamp with Bangle Bracelets

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 09, 2014

When I saw this tutorial for turning wooden bangle bracelets into a cool table lamp, I was pleasantly surprised. The end result is full of personality, but also minimal. Click through to check it out.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Mason Jar Vanity Light

By: Diy maven Sep 09, 2014

Lauren used a builder-grade fixture to make a fabulous Mason jar vanity light, and it only cost her $6 and 20 minutes of her time to do it! Besides the materials pictured above, we'll also need some spray paint and primer IF we want to change the color of the fixture, that is. If not, well, then we're good to go. Check outContinue Reading

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Make It: Tripod Floor Lamp With Wood Grain Shade

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 05, 2014

diy tripod lamp base

I have a hard time with floor lamps. Some are too brassy, too ugly, or too plain. However, this is one I can get behind. The "tripod look" is going to be a popular one, I know it.      

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How-To: Make a Paper Lampshade

By: Rachel mae smith Sep 03, 2014

DIY Paper Lampshade Don't you just love it when a craft project is jaw-droppingly gorgeous? If I didn't know otherwise, I would say that these lampshades were store bought. Luckily for us, Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Dorm Room Decorating Ideas

By: Faith-towers Aug 28, 2014

10 DIY Dorm Room Decorating Ideas

It's that time of year again, when summer ends and it's time to go back to school. And if you're a college student, that means it's dorm room decorating time! Here are ten great DIY ideas that will have your space looking colorful and unique in no time.   

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How To: Turn Leggings into Stylish, Budget-Friendly Lampshades

By: Capreek Aug 25, 2014

Leggings into lampshades?? Kinda brilliant if you ask me, especially with the wide range of colors and patterns available these days!     Continue Reading

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