Before and After: Brilliant IKEA Duktig Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 23, 2015

Photo: IKEA

Sara has dreams of remodeling a full-size kitchen someday, but, until then, she thought she'd practice on an IKEA Duktig play kitchen for her daughter. Based upon the outcome, I think Sara's future full-size kitchen remodeling will be a brilliant success. Most full-size kitchens don't look this goodContinue Reading

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How To: Make DIY Watercolor Plates in Minutes

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 20, 2015
Photo: Fall for DIY

Looking for a unique plate design for dinner parties or everyday entertaining? Try this DIY idea for transforming inexpensive plain white plates into uniquely designed pieces that look like mini works of art.   

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Quick Tips: How To Get The Color On Your Wall To Match The Paint Chip

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 16, 2015
Photo: Chris Loves Julia

You've picked the perfect gray paint chip. You painted a swatch on your wall and it was lovely. Then, once you painted the whole room, the gray started looking blue-ish/purple! Has this ever happened to you? Find out why!     

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This Glamorous Gold Tray Is Super Easy to Make from An Acrylic Box Frame

By: Faith-towers Jan 14, 2015
How to make a glamorous gold tray using an acrylic box frame.
Faith Towers

This is one of those deceptively easy projects that looks expensive and time consuming - but it's actually super affordable and fast to complete. Click through to find out how to make this gilded, glittery tray that's perfect for the coffee table or the kitchen counter.   

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Before and After: $1500 Turquoise Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 09, 2015

Photo: Stylish Patina

I'm guessing Tanya's wicked awesome Pyrex collection had more than a little influence on her choice of colors when it came to her budget kitchen remodel. She and her handy husband painted the lower cabinets and removed the uppers altogether. A new DIY countertopContinue Reading

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This DIY Marble-Dipped Vase is Fun and Easy to Make. Try it!

By: Faith-towers Jan 08, 2015
Easy DIY Marble-Dipped Vase
Faith Towers

I have about a million plain glass vases. And a ton of old nail polish. If you browse Pinterest long enough, you're bound to run into a million different marbled glass tutorials using nail polish (like this beauty Rachel did for Poppytalk) ... so I decided to give it a go! Click through to find out how to do this super easy project.   

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Get Organized! 10 DIY Projects To Help You Achieve Your 2015 Goals

By: Faith-towers Jan 08, 2015
Get Organized! 10 DIY Project To Help You Achieve Your Goals For 2015
Photo: Dans Le Townhouse

I don't know about you, but "getting organized" always tops my list of New Year's resolutions. And this year is no different. So I went on a mission to find some affordable, easy DIY projects to help with that goal. Click through to see what I found.   

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Make It: Painted Rock Cactus

By: Diy maven Jan 07, 2015
Photo: Craftberry Bush

Maybe it's because a ton of schools are closed today due to wicked cold and there will be bored, housebound kids everywhere, or maybe it's because I'm pining for warmer temperatures, but, either way, I find these painted rock cactiContinue 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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Make It: Nail-Polish Pots

By: Diy maven Jan 06, 2015

Science, son, is the success behind this project--probably something about the density in the solvent in the polish in relation to the other ingredients in the polish--but who cares? It works! And the resultsContinue Reading

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10 Clever IKEA Hacks That You Might Actually Use

By: Faith-towers Jan 05, 2015
10 Clever IKEA Hacks That You Might Actually Use

There's something so appealing to me about an IKEA hack. I love the idea of transforming a mass produced piece into a customized, one-of-a-kind item that nobody else has. And there are a lot of great ones kicking around the internet right now. Here are ten useful ones.   

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How To: Turn an IKEA Dining Chair Into a Fornasetti Work of Art

By: Diy maven Dec 10, 2014

Even if you're not a fan of Fornasetti, the technique Mark Montano uses to turn an inexpensive IKEA dining chair into a work of art is more than kinda brilliant. First, he shot the chair withContinue Reading

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Curbly Ornaments Challenge: DIY Painted Veneer Ornaments

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 09, 2014

Last time I was at my local wood working store, I picked up some long pieces of maple veneer, thinking I'd use it somehow during the holidays. At the time I had no idea how I'd use it, but once the Curbly Ornament Challenge rolled around, I realized this material would be perfect for making easy holiday ornaments. Here's what I ended up with.   Continue Reading

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Make It: Quick Update for Outdated Dining Chairs

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 08, 2014
DIY reupholstered dining chairs
Lexy Ward

I always say it, but it really is amazing what a coat of paint can do. The color possibilities are endless and a new paint job just breaths life into anything! We've been needing some dining chairs for about a year now, and I found some old yellow ones at a yard sale for $3 each! Needless to say, I scooped those up and gave them some DIY lovin'!      

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Astounding Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Dec 08, 2014

Mandi's 16-year-old sister-in-law had an enviable bedroom before its recent makeover because of its size. (There's space enough for a sitting/dressing area and a sleeping area.) After its makeover, that envy just might have turned to covet. In addition to fresh paint and thrifted items, Mandi went all DIY over it. There are a lot of highlights here, including a vintageContinue Reading

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Curbly Ornament Challenge: DIY Color Dipped Ornament Bulbs

By: Rachel mae smith Dec 08, 2014

DIY Color Dipped Ornament

This holiday season, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY ornament projects. We'll be sharing our creations each day this week.   

For my contribution to the Curbly Ornament Challenge, I decided to take the festive route. And boy do I mean festive. Because after all, what are the holidays without a little color and sparkle?Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Pantone v. Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year Smackdown!

By: Diy maven Dec 05, 2014

We knew this was coming.... Pantone announced its color of the year just days after Sherwin-Williams unveiled their pick. We explored S-W's choice, Coral Reef, earlier this week that included images that proved it lived up to its descriptors "versatile, carefree, and cheerful." Now enter into the ring Pantone's pick: Marsala. It's described by Pantone asContinue Reading

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Want Your Presents to Look Amazing this Year? Try One of these Creative, Budget-Friendly Gift Wrap Ideas

By: Capreek Dec 04, 2014

It's time to ditch the store-bought bag! We've rounded up 40 unique and stylish gift wrap ideas that will bring your present-giving game up a notch -- without breaking the bank!        Continue Reading

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How to: Make Easy DIY Metallic Twig Reindeer

By: Faith-towers Dec 04, 2014

Easy DIY Twig Reindeer

Everybody has twigs in their backyard (or nearby, at least) and if you're like me, you probably also have an arsenal of spray paint in the closet. And a glue gun. If so, you're ready to make some festive metallic reindeer to dress up your mantle or bookshelf this holiday season.   

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Roundup: 10 Unique DIY Holiday Gift Tag Ideas

By: Faith-towers Dec 02, 2014

10 Unique DIY Holiday Gift Tag Ideas

When wrapping Christmas gifts, many of us consider the wrapping paper and ribbon but forget to think about the gift tags. If you put some effort in, however, they can be a gift in and of themselves! Here are ten unique ideas.   

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