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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Make It: DIY Magnetic Wooden Frames

By: Matt allison Aug 27, 2014

Magnetic Wooden Frame


I collect wall art. Curated of course, artists aren't hoarders, merely selective collectors. The problem is I'm forever changing my mind and swapping prints in and out. Framing can get expensive so enter this quick and easy DIY project: a simple magnetic frame that allows you to change out your favorite artwork! Follow the tutorial at the… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Patterned Tape From Magazine Clippings

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 27, 2014

DIy Patterned tapeRemember that experiment in grade school when you were taught to make labels using a print, packing tape, and water?      

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Before and After: How to Style and Organize your Desk in 6 Simple Steps

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 26, 2014

Does your desk look anything like this one? Disorganized, a little messy, and just kind of boring? If so, I have some tips to help get your desk organized and looking good, in a flash. Click through to see the after photos and my 6 tips for styling and organizing your desk… Continue Reading

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

By: Faith-towers Aug 25, 2014

10 Fantastic IKEA Hacks

I love a good IKEA hack. What's better than turning an affordable piece of furniture into something customized especially for you? Here are ten of my recent favorites, along with links to the tutorials so you can recreate them… Continue Reading

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Dorm Room Living: 3 Little Essentials That Can Make a Big Difference

By: Diy maven Aug 22, 2014

The internets are replete with dorm decor ideas this time of year. Although they all offer great ideas, a lot of them just aren't practical. Some might take more time to construct than you'd like; others might take up too much packing space. Some might not even suit your dorm room once… Continue Reading

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Make It: Leather & Teak Clock

By: Matt allison Aug 20, 2014

Leather & Teak Clock

Thrift shops are full of old curious finds, junk to some, jewels to others. I love this project that combined this old plate and leather belt upcycled into a Scandinavian inspired teak & leather wall clock. Details at the… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Tired Desk Gets A Minty Fresh Makeover

By: Faith-towers Aug 18, 2014

A Tired Dresser Gets A Minty Fresh Makeover

My friends tease me about my love for the color mint green. I have a phone case that's mint green, and I even recently got a manicure of the same color. So naturally, I fell in love with this dresser makeover immediately. Click through to see what it looks like after its minty fresh… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Ways To Layer Your Furniture

By: Faith-towers Aug 14, 2014

10 Ways To Layer Your Furniture

Lately I've noticed a trend around the blogosphere - people have been layering their furniture. Coffee tables over ottomans, storage cabinets underneath desks, console tables over stools... the list goes on. And the best part about this concept is that it saves tons of… Continue Reading

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Becky's 1960 Vintage Trailer Craft Studio

By: Diy maven Aug 13, 2014

Becky and her husband tricked out their vintage 1960's Streamline trailer to serve as her craft studio, and the outcome is nothing less than delightful. Paper crafting, sewing, whatever...if I had this gem in my yard, I'd never want to leave it.

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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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Roundup: 12 NEW Pieces of Furniture Made Out of 12 OLD Pieces of Furniture

By: Diy maven Aug 11, 2014

New furniture made out of old furniture doesn't sound very earth-shattering as far as do-overs go, but when you see what these tables, chairs, dressers, and etcetera looked like before compared to what they look like now, it'sContinue Reading

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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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Before and After: A New York Animal Shelter Gets a Colorful Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 04, 2014

I'm a big animal lover, which may or may not be a big part of why I love this animal shelter makeover (besides the fact that it's just plain awesome)!    … Continue Reading

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Before and After: Grody Tin Shelf Gets Pottery-Barn-Style Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 01, 2014

I found this makeover tucked in the much bigger makeover Suesan gave her 164-year-old federal-style brick home, which in and of itself is pretty amazing. She tackled everything in that makeover and documents it as well. BUT when I was perusing all her hard work, this grody, tin shelf really stuck out. Probably because I have about 8 of them in various collection areas, of our house (like in the downstairs laundry room & garage) in various stages of… Continue Reading

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10 Fun DIY Home Decor Projects Using Rope

By: Faith-towers Jul 31, 2014

10 DIY Rope Projects For Your Home

Rope is one of those materials that is primarily used in a utilitarian sort of way, but if you look hard enough online you can find some pretty great DIY projects using different types of rope. I've rounded up my favorites for you, so you don't have to go searching for… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Charming Home Office Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jul 28, 2014

Home Office Makeover

This home office looked like so many other home offices - dark wooden furniture and mismatched accessories. But with some white IKEA furniture and a whole new color scheme, this room was transformed into a creative… Continue 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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