Make It: Dia De Los Muertos Terracotta Cactus Pots

By: Matt allison Oct 22, 2014

Dia De Los Muertos Terracotta Cactus Pots

How adorable are these little Dia De Los Muertos terracotta cactus pots! With a handful of supplies and a bit of creativity you can bring your own creation into being. Full instructions at the… Continue Reading

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How To: Make A DIY Enchanted Pumpkin Forest

By: Diy maven Oct 15, 2014

This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We'll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.

Um, yeah. I think I got a different memo than everybody else for this whole Curbly Pumpkin Challenge, because I went, like, off the rails. But it's not my fault. Really. I was just… Continue Reading

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How To: Make an Oversized Mounted Notepad

By: Capreek Oct 09, 2014

If you're the type of person who needs to map out ideas in a visual way (guilty as charged over here!), this DIY idea is for… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Rooms With Gorgeous Black Walls

By: Faith-towers Oct 09, 2014

10 Rooms With Gorgeous Black Walls

In honor of Halloween (which is fast approaching), I thought I'd share some examples of black interiors... rooms with gorgeous, dark walls that add character and interest that wouldn't be achieved with lighter colors. Continue reading for ten of my… Continue Reading

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How To: Sew a Rope Basket Using a Sewing Machine

By: Diy maven Oct 03, 2014

Did you know you can use your sewing machine to sew a rope basket? I didn't until I saw Kiera Coffee do just that. Mind, blown. I guess I always thought you'd need an industrial sewing machine to do such a thing. Anyhoo,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 posting… Continue 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.… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Ikea Hacked Plant Stand

By: Matt allison Oct 01, 2014

Make It:  Diy Ikea Hacked Plant Stand

I love this Ikea hack! This delightful little house plant stand was put together using a bookshelf and the legs of an inexpensive Ikea Frösta stool. While the author sprayed it with a ombre finish I think it would look equally nice left raw or sprayed white. Detailed instructions on how to make your own are… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn One Stool Into TWO Stools

By: Diy maven Sep 29, 2014

I'd been looking around for a small stool to help our arthritic fur-child get on and off the bed at night. (If you're used to sleeping with a cat on the foot of the bed, you'll understand.) The problem was, I couldn't find a stool that I liked that was the appropriate size and height. Before sketching up a design to make one from scratch, I thought a trip to the thrift store might be in order. Hey, you never know, right? When I… Continue Reading

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Ikea Hack: SNILLE Swivel Chair Goes from Mod to Feminine

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 25, 2014

This basic SNILLE task chair from Ikea just got an upgrade. The new look is much more grown up and… Continue Reading

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How To: Build A Desk From Copper Pipe

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 24, 2014

diy copper pipe desk

Desks. Everyone should have one! Mine is used for a myriad of things, and I can't imagine not having it in my home. My tastes are constantly evolving so I've always got my eye on the lookout for unique ways to transform a workspace. So naturally, I did a double take when I saw this modern desk created from copper pipe!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Create Hanging Rope Shelves for Your Office or Living Space

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 18, 2014

There's something about a good shelving DIY that makes me feel inspired to get organized ASAP. So, if you're looking for a little inspiration in that department, this unique shelving project is a good one to bookmark. With a quick trip to a home improvement store, you can pick up everything you need to make your own hanging rope shelves in just a couple of… Continue Reading

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Make It: Screwless Floating Bookshelf

By: Matt allison Sep 17, 2014

Screwless Floating Bookshelf

I love this contemporary take on a floating bookshelf. It's hard to believe but the entire bookshelf is completely screwless! Simple timber studs and good old 'no more nails' is all… Continue Reading

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Taming Workspace Clutter with Simple, Modern Shelving

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 16, 2014

We all have a spot in the house that looks a little something like this. Don't we? It may not be quite as bad as mine was, but I think you get the picture. That before photo was an actual corner of my workspace I had let pile up for way too long. I couldn't find anything in that stack of bags and boxes anymore. So I partnered with Sauder to cut down on the clutter and tame my workspace.

I knew that in order to get this 4 ft wall in my office… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Geometric Planters

By: Matt allison Sep 10, 2014

DIY Geometric Planters

It's no surprise I'm a fan on Scandinavian minimalism. These geometric planters are a spin on the classic Finnish Himmeli, refashioned as planters. Best of all they are made from cheap supplies from the dollar store! Detailed instructions on creating your own can be found at the… Continue 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… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Wood Desk Goes Green

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 03, 2014

Feeling uninspired when it comes to your workspace? Maybe you're in need of a little makeover inspiration, like this colorful desk revamp. Click through to see how this plain oak desk was turned into a statement piece with some… Continue Reading

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Weekend Project: How To Marble Surfaces with Gold Leaf

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 29, 2014

Nail polish marbling is neat and all, but gold leaf marbling? That sounds even better. Learn how you can recreate this technique and transform household items, like pencil cups, into golden marbled looking… 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: Make a Patterned Mousepad from a Cork Mat

By: Rachel mae smith Aug 27, 2014

How-To: Turn a Plant Cork Mat into a MousepadI don't know about you, but I always seem to struggle with finding a mousepad I actually like. The patterned ones at office supply stores tend to be a bit too generic and the plain ones just don't give my desk that extra pop it needs. So when making over my office space in our new apartment, I decided to make my… Continue Reading

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