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… 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.… Continue 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.  … Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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How To: Make An Industrial Pendant Light From An Antique Egg Basket

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 22, 2014

DIY Pendant LightI'm guilty of not always seeing the potential in everyday objects. Had I seen this antique egg basket at a garage sale, I may have just kept on perusing and not even taken a second look. And now that I've seen how it can be repurposed, I may scour every garage sale this weekend trying to find a similar basket!      

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Make It: Gold Geometric Pendant Lamp Shade

By: Matt allison Aug 13, 2014

House Doctor Inspired Lamp Shade

Make this simple Nordic House Doctor inspired lamp by using an Umbra wall decor set and some electrical wire. With a few simple tweaks create your own custom light fitting. Details and instructions at the link below.

House Doctor Inspired Lamp Shade via Free Series

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Eye Candy: 15 Totally DIYable Wooden Furniture Ideas

By: Diy maven Aug 08, 2014

Ever since I wrote my first post on Curbly back in '06, some of my favorite finds have been products that are totally DIYable. Especially wood working products. Shelves, tables, light fixtures, cubbies, I'm not choosy. The items just have to be stylish yet simple enough to reproduce just by looking at them. Going through Curbly's coffers, I found no less than 15 of these gemsContinue Reading

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Make It (I Dare You): DIY Glass Bottle Chandelier

By: Diy maven Aug 05, 2014

This DIY glass bottle chandelier sorta blows all those other DIY glass bottle chandeliers we've seen out of the water. Of course it wouldn't be as easy a DIY either. That's where the 'dare' comes in. You see, the makers of this chandelier--the folks behind DIY Network's Blog Cabin--whippedContinue Reading

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Before & After: Crawl Space Turned Bed Nook

By: Diy maven Jul 28, 2014

Most people think of potential storage space when they think of crawl space. Not the owners of the home with the second-story pictured above. They decided to take out the wall, open up the three-foot deep crawlspace andtuck a bed in it. Adding striking white tongue and groove and removing the window air conditioner brighten things up considerably. They also added a curtain between the bed and the working space to delineate the owners'Continue Reading

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DIY Starry Night Cityscape Lampshade

By: Diy maven Jul 22, 2014

When I was a kid, every time we'd get a postcard with a cityscape on the front, I'd snag it. Using a pin, I'd poke holes along the outline the buildings. Then I'd hold the card up to a light and witness a little magic. The cityContinue Reading

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Before and After: A "Cool" Dining Room Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jul 07, 2014

Dining Room Makeover

This dining room was fine. It was workable. Decent. But the owners wanted to transform it from okay to amazing. So they made a few changes, and chose their furniture carefully. Check out the gorgeous final result after the jump.… Continue Reading

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Before and After: IKEA Solutions for a Growing Family

By: Diy maven Jul 07, 2014

The Fair family won a free home makeover courtesy of IKEA. And it came at just the right time. The family of five was outgrowing their 1,500 square foot Charlotte home as fast as their three… Continue Reading

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Museum Tour: Art as Home Furnishings

By: Diy maven Jul 02, 2014

Earlier this spring, I had the opportunity to visit an exhibit at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center entitled, "Art in the Home." Although some of the art was the conventional hang-on-the-wall kind, most of the pieces were the furnishings themselves. Tables, chairs, benches, vessels, light fixtures. Everywhere I looked was a piece of art. It was, as you can imagine,… Continue Reading

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Shopping Guide: Affordable Outdoor Accessories for Entertaining

By: Capreek Jun 25, 2014

It's officially summer now (hooray), which means you're practically required to spend as much time as possible outdoors. To celebrate, we've rounded up some super colorful and totally affordable outdoor accessories that are perfect for entertaining guests all summer long!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Mod Solar Lamps for the Garden

By: Diy maven Jun 25, 2014

My girl Shelly never ceases to amaze me. Usually my amazement stems from her fabulous upholstery projects, but, in this case, it comes from inflatable balls and string. This particular project started with DIYContinue Reading

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How To: Make an Over-Sized Geometric Table Lamp from Scratch

By: Capreek Jun 24, 2014

Looking for some statement piece lighting, but don't want to break the bank? Try your hand at this easy DIY table… Continue Reading

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How To: Make an Outdoor Chandelier with a Hula Hoop

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 17, 2014

I never would have guessed that a trip down the kid's toy aisle would be where one would find the main item needed for an outdoor lighting project. As it turns out, though, a hula hoop is the perfect supply for this DIY. Click through to find out how to make a hanging rope chandelier with this unexpected… Continue Reading

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How To: Create an Inviting Entry Outside to Inside

By: Diy maven Jun 17, 2014

Will Rogers once said, "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." Entryways, both outside and inside, are our guests' first impression to our home. And, oftentimes, our exterior entrances are the only impression our neighbors have of us. Which is why it's good to periodically turn a critical eye to them and get down to some spiffing… Continue Reading

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