How To: Make a Modern Concrete Desk from Scratch

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 31, 2015
Photo: The Home Depot Blog

Before you head out for the weekend, here's one last DIY to try. Make a concrete desk from scratch to bring a more modern look into your office.

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Before and After: Funky 60's Lamp Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 27, 2015

Photo: Little Vintage Cottage

Tania picked up this funky 1960's lamp at Goodwill for $2.99. Her original intention was giving it a makeover and then selling it. Only the first part happened. The second part didn't because she fell in love with it and decided to keep it for herself. As far as the brown and orange color combo...you may love itContinue Reading

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Curbly Headquarters Grows Up: Our New Office and Studio Space

By: Alicia Jul 21, 2015
The Curbly HQ makeover is done. Here's the tour!

Working from home is the greatest thing in the world, except when it's not. Our little Curbly unit had a great thing going for a long time, but then Bruno and I had children, and they made working from home more like working-in-10-minute-increments-from-home-all-the-live-long-day.

So, we found a little space a few blocks from our house and set out to make it our own. It has been an adventure and we've been going full tilt for the last six weeks. The space is complete and we're excited to share it with you - come have a look!
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Make It: DIY Concrete Succulent Planter

By: Diy maven Jul 15, 2015
Photo: homedit

If you've never mixed up concrete, poured it into a mold, let it cure, and popped it out of said mold, you haven't lived. Well, you haven't lived life as a self-actualized DIY fanatic yet. Cuz working with concrete is fun, son. And it reallyContinue Reading

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GENIUS: Deceptively Simple DIY Birch Tree Art

By: Diy maven Jul 14, 2015
Photo: Persia Lou

The secret behind creating this collection of birch trees is...what for it....an old credit card. When you see how Alexis uses the credit card you just might agree that it's kinda genius. Not only is the project deceptively simpleContinue Reading

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How to: Make an Easy Hashtag Message Board

By: Faith-towers Jun 24, 2015
How-To: Easy DIY Hashtag Message Board
Photo: Faith Towers

Hashtags. They're everywhere. And now, you can use 'em in your decor, too! This super easy project will make a fun addition to your office or kitchen. Or living room. Or entryway. And the best part? It's dry erase so it can be changed depending on your mood. Click through for a full photo tutorial.   

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How to: Make a Glowing Table and Shelves

By: Diy maven Jun 23, 2015
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Oh. My. Goodness. A glowing table. I mean, seriously, how cool is that? The process might seem daunting, but it sounds like it's pretty easy. This particular table was made out of a piece of Pecky Cypress, but any species with voids (the more the better!) could work too. The glowing bit comes from clear casting resinContinue Reading

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DIY Modern Floor Lamp; Better Than The Original?

By: Diy maven Jun 16, 2015
Photo: Land of Nod

Land of Nod's Hemisphere's Floor Lamp ($150) was Ashley's inspiration to create a $25 version that, personally, I like better than the original. But, then again, I'm a sucker forContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fantastic IKEA Hacks You Won't Want To Miss

By: Faith-towers Jun 09, 2015
10 Fantastic IKEA Hacks
Photo: Infarrantly Creative

IKEA hacks are always a hit here on Curbly, and it's easy to see why. They're creative, affordable and completely customizable for your own home. So here are ten fantastic ones that I've been ogling recently.   

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Roundup: Our All-Time Most Memorable Painted Furniture Makeovers (So Far!)

By: Diy maven May 27, 2015

Over the years, we've seen countless furniture makeovers done with nothing but paint and a lot of creativity. Today we give you the ones that top our all-time most memorable list...for good and, yes, some for ill too, based upon the collective conscious of ourContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Custom Epoxy-Topped Desk

By: Capreek May 19, 2015
A Beautiful Mess

This is, hands down, one of the coolest DIY desk ideas I've seen in a while. Sure, industrial pipes, trestle legs, and the occasional hairpin-leg-plus-plywood desk are all great projects. But what if you could up the ante with a custom epoxy tabletop? Here's how to do it -- the easy way!      Continue Reading

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Color Fails or Color Fabulous? You Decide!

By: Diy maven May 12, 2015

We talk a lot about color here in the Curbly neighborhood, which led me to wonder, is there such a thing as too much color?? Then I started looking for evidence, collecting images of rooms that seem to be on the tipping point. I'll let you decide onto which side they fall....color fail or color fabulous.

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Before and After: A Functional Home Office Makeover

By: Faith-towers May 11, 2015

A Functional Office Makeover... The "Before"
Photo: Vintage Revivals

This home office started as a blank box that was just begging for a makeover. The priority was to hide the closet but keep as much storage as possible... wait until you see the creative solution!   

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Before and After: How to Transform a Rusty Metal Cabinet to a Modern Statement Piece

By: Jeran May 06, 2015
Photo: Jeran McConnel

Okay, confession time.  I have a lot of random junk in my garage.  I love to thrift, so when I come across furniture that has "potential", I buy it and save it for a rainy day.  This ugly little metal drawer cabinet has been in my garage for a couple years now collecting dust.  I bought it at the Pasadena Flea Market and paid about $20 for it.  It was very rusty and had a lot of holes and chipped layers of paint.      

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How To: Make Magazine Image Transfer Art

By: Diy maven May 05, 2015
Photo: Crafts Unleashed

As fans of DIY and crafting, I'm guessing we all still have a soft spot for actual paper magazines. Some, Martha Stewart comes to mind, have photography that is pretty enough to be framed. In this case, Nancy decided to skip the frame entirely and transfer images from magazines directly on to canvas. The result is a really coolContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Lovely Leather DIY Projects For Your Home

By: Faith-towers Apr 30, 2015
10 Leather DIY Projects For Your Home
Photo: Joshua Rhodes

Leather (or faux leather, if you prefer) is an interesting material to work with. It's thicker than most fabrics, making it super functional. Not to mention it's quite trendy these days. Here are ten lovely leather DIY projects that will look fantastic in any house or apartment.   

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Roundup: 10 Favorite IKEA Hacks and Makeovers

By: Capreek Apr 28, 2015

I went to IKEA over the weekend (along with everyone else in my city, apparently), and my little DIY blogger brain couldn't help but start 'hacking' everything in the store. Fortunately, there are others out there with a similar mindset and they've already done a lot of the legwork! Here are 10 of our favorite IKEA hacks we've come across recently. Enjoy!     Continue Reading

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Organic Inspiration: Abstract Twig Art

By: Diy maven Apr 28, 2015
Photo: Paul Schick

Artist Paul Schick makes art out of twigs. Although that sounds simple enough, I'm sure there's a fair amount of technique involved in his creations. That being said, they are incredibly inspirational, especially if you groove on the organicContinue Reading

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How to: Make Your Own DIY Mid-Century Inspired Geometric Wall Art

By: Hellolidy Apr 22, 2015
Mid-Century Modern Inspired Art
Photo: Lidy Dipert

If you are a mid-century modern enthusiast and you aren't watching Mad Men, you need to get with it. Not only is it highly entertaining, but I can't stop myself from drooling over all the hairdos, outfits, furniture and art! So, in honor of my teeny-tiny Mad Men addiction and the new season, I decided to create a mid-century modern inspired geometric art using basic shapes and some super simple materials.

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