Before and After: $61 Powder Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 27, 2015

Photo: The Endearing Room

When Lauren's family first moved into their new home, she was impatient with its powder room makeover. She picked the wrong wall color, and the fixtures were too modern. In her own words, she didn't know what she was thinking as they weren't her style at all. Eventually, she couldn't live with those original choices, so it was time to makeover the makeover. The bulk of her tight $61 budgetContinue Reading

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How To: Turn a Stool into a Modern, Quirky 'Table' Lamp

By: Capreek Apr 15, 2015
MonstersCircus

I can't quite pinpoint what it is I love about this project; it's kinda quirky, unexpected, modern, and totally clever all at once! If you're as in love with this weird little "table" lamp as I am, read on.      Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Memorable Room Makeovers for Under $1000

By: Diy maven Apr 08, 2015

The edict for this roundup was 10 room makeovers for under $1,000. I'm happy to say that most of these do-overs are way under that price point. One actually clocked in at under $25! So here goes...ten of our most memorable budgetContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy (And Affordable) DIY Light Fixtures

By: Faith-towers Apr 07, 2015
10 DIY LIght Fixtures
Photo: Poppytalk

Lighting can be pricey. And if you want a really unique piece, it can be prohibitively expensive. So why not get crafty and make one yourself? Here are ten gorgeous, easy, affordable DIY light fixtures.   

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How One Lightbulb Can Transform an Entire Room into a Work of Art

By: Diy maven Apr 07, 2015
Photo: Anila Quayyum Agha

Artist Anila Quayyum Agha's installation entitled "Intersections," is a laser-cut box with a lightbulb inside it. The simple combination results in a magical feast for the eye. She's done two installations like this. The first inContinue Reading

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How To: Make an Inverted Wine Bottle Oil Lamp

By: Diy maven Mar 31, 2015
Photo: DIY Maven

A while back I reviewed several popular bottle cutters here on Curbly. (Yesterday I added the Kinkajou to the shootout). Today we're going to use one to turn a wine bottle into an inverted oil lamp that burns cooking oil. But first, let's talk about punts.  A punt is theContinue Reading

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Our Makeover: A Modern Boy's Bedroom With A Dash of Adventure

By: Alicia Mar 28, 2015
Little Adventurer Boy's Room Makeover!

Yesterday, we told you all about our plans to make over our little boy's bedroom. Before we get to the big reveal, let's do a mini recap. 

We moved into the Curbly House when our son was two weeks old. Because we were insane people who purchased, gutted, moved into, and attempted to furnish and decorate a whole house with a brand new baby, his room was left looking fairly generic.

Curbly: Boy's Bedroom Makeover Before
A view of the nursery the day we closed on
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Make It: DIY Hanging Pendant Light

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 25, 2015
diy bead pendant light
Photo: A New Bloom

You've most likely seen hanging pendant lights around the web for a while. I love the look, but can't find the right cord to match. This wooden bead pendant is so perfect for any room and you have to see why!      

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Make It: DIY Copper & Wood Hanging Light Fixture

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 20, 2015
diy hanging wood and copper light fixture
Photo: Vintage Revivals

I don't have anything to say except that I love this lighting installation and my bedroom needs one like it asap! I'm willing to hone my woodworking skills to make one!      

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Reveal: Our Baby Boy's Nursery Makeover is Finished!

By: Meghan and al Mar 11, 2015

When we found out we were having a baby boy, my vision of a neutral nursery of ivories and golds came to a crashing halt as I suddenly wanted the room to feel very boy like- with strong greens and dark blues and unmistakably boyish features. So I changed the natural taupe wallpaper to the hunter green safari, and charged on.Continue Reading

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Make It: Incredible DIY Dining Room Chandelier

By: Capreek Mar 05, 2015
Love & Renovations

I'm of the belief that dining rooms are the perfect space to put statement piece lighting; it's akin to having your own personal installation art. If you love the idea of adding big "wow" factor lighting to your dining room without breaking the bank, check out this awesome DIY idea!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: $20K DIY Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Feb 20, 2015

Photo: Koko Likes

Usually, DIY kitchen makeovers around the Curbly neighborhood clock in at much less than $20k, but Koko and her husband Quincy splurged on all new appliances and cabinetry. The last of those can be a budget-buster, so, when you think about it, $20k is steal. Before, the kitchen wasContinue Reading

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Roundup: 25 Clever Uses for Old Tires

By: Diy maven Feb 12, 2015
Photo: Big Brand Tires

When you think of using an old tire to make something, you probably think "tree swing." Sure, swinging while sitting inside a tire can be fun, but it's not a very imaginative use of the tire itself. For something really outside the wheel, check out theseContinue Reading

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How To: Turn a Wire Planter Basket into a Glitzy Chandelier

By: Diy maven Feb 11, 2015
Photo: hammer and heals

Amanda saw a coconut-lined planter and thought, "Chandelier." What?? Yup. The DIY chandelier is used to camouflage a builder-grade ceiling light fixture in her house. Materials she used, besides the basket, included some metallic silver spray paint, about 24 feet of decorative crystal garland,Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Neon Love Sign for Valentine's Day

By: Capreek Feb 03, 2015
Meg Allan Cole

Dump the chocolates and cheap flowers this year and go for something totally unique: a neon sign that proclaims just how you feel!    Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Geometric Brass Pendant Light + WIN A KINDLE!

By: Alicia Jan 24, 2015
DIY geometric brass pendant


This easy, gorgeous DIY pendant light echoes the projects in our Make It! Hardware Store Decor eBook, so we're excited to share it with you, and hope you'll also check out the eBook!

Ok, on to the DIY: 

To create your own DIY brass tubing pendant light, here's what you'll need:

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How To: Make Your Bathroom Feel More Luxurious

By: Diy maven Jan 19, 2015
Photo: Coastal Living

I love the idea of making a bathroom look and feel more expensive without a wallet-busting makeover. Now, granted, the bathrooms pictured in the accompanying roundup aren't your run-of-the-mill bathrooms, but Julia's advice could make a luxurious difference even to the most mundane WC. Below is the CliffsNotes version of Julia's suggestions. Which ones would you consider doing? Which have you already done? Any of her tipsContinue Reading

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Make It: Colorful and Modern DIY Wood Pendant Lamp

By: Capreek Jan 07, 2015
Photo: HomeMade Modern

So, I'm kind of obsessed with lighting; if I had the space, I would totally collect cool lamps. But I don't and, honestly, a house full of lamps would be kinda weird. If I did, though, this DIY wood pendant lamp would definitely be at the top of my list!     Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Gold Log Candle Holders

By: Capreek Jan 06, 2015
Photo: Life Over Easy

The holidays may be over, but that doesn't mean you have to put all the shimmery goodness away! These gold log candle holders are equal parts glam and rustic -- and are perfect for any time of year!     Continue Reading

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