How To: Make an Embroidery Hoop Plant Hanger

By: Diy maven Jul 08, 2015
Photo: Northstory

Alex has an admitted embroidery hoop addiction. But she doesn't embroider. What's a crafty maven to do? Use the hoops to make stuff. In this case, a hanging planter. Putting one together couldn'tContinue Reading

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How to: Super Simple Painted Stool Makeover

By: Hellolidy Jul 01, 2015
DIY Simple Stool Makeover

We have a lot of thrift store finds in our home - how about you? Firstly because we can't walk  away from a good deal when we see one! And secondly, I just love a simple challenge to see what I can do to breath new life into an old and neglected piece. Take for example this hot pink stool I found for $3! I actually didn't mind the color too much, but what I really loved about it was how solid it was and the fact that you don't see a lot of stools with only 3 legs. So, I had to have it! I decided to convert it to a small side table for our daughters room, but she can still use it as a stool if need be. Continue Reading

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10 Gorgeous DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects

By: Faith-towers Jun 29, 2015
10 Gorgeous DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: Running With Scissors

Outdoor lighting can be pricey, whether you're shopping at discount stores or not... so why not get creative and make some pieces yourself? You'll save a little cash and have the most original lighting on the block. Keep reading to check out ten of our favorite DIY outdoor lighting projects.   

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How to: Indoor Herb Garden IKEA Hack

By: Faith-towers Jun 18, 2015

Don't ask me how I came up with this project...it's a long story. Basically, my dog Charlie can jump really high and will eat anything, so I needed to make a wall-mounted planter that I could place out of his reach. So the Vurm herb planter was born.  

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How To: Make a Bike Tire Trellis

By: Diy maven Jun 10, 2015
Photo: For the Love of Skinny

A couple of old bike tires (courtesy of a garage sale), five feet of threaded rod, some gardening string and we have a cheeky-cool round trellisContinue Reading

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Art in the Garden: DIY Mosaic Mannequin

By: Diy maven Jun 02, 2015
Photo: Flea Market Gardening

A glittering torso with a skirt made of blooming roses might not be everyone's cuppa, but if you're a gardener who also happens to be a mosaic artist, then you'll want to join the party. It all started when Becky bought a hard-shell styrofoam mannequin at anContinue Reading

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Ikea Hack: How to Make an Upholstered Headboard with an Ikea Bedframe

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 29, 2015

Photo: Styled by Emily Henderson

Looking for a weekend project to try? How about a DIY headboard using a simple Ikea bed frame. You'll just need the items you see above to make your own.

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10 Ways To Infuse Color Into Your Outdoor Space

By: Faith-towers Apr 28, 2015
10 Ways To Infuse Some Color Into Your Outdoor Space
Photo: Completely Coastal

Who's ready for spring? I know I am. And since it still doesn't feel like it has arrived here in Boston, I thought it would be fun to share some colorful outdoor spaces so we can at least dream about warmer weather. Here are ten easy ways to infuse some extra color into your porch or patio.   

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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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Make It: 5-Minute DIY Textured Frame

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 23, 2015
diy textured frame
photo: Proper

This month, we've been scouring the web looking for budget decor projects. From furniture to wall art, I've tried to do my research. And I realized this project falls right into the theme! You just need a bunch of old jewelry to do it!      

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How to: Create Easy Artwork with a Cork Plant Mat

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 21, 2015
Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff

I recently came across cork mats at the hardware store, when I was walking through the plant aisle. Each one was only a couple of dollars, so I grabbed a big pile and took them home to experiment. Want to see what I came up with? Click through to find out.

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How to Recycle Plastic Bottles into Beautiful Flowers

By: Diy maven Apr 21, 2015
Photo: Reciclado Creativo

Artist Rosa Montesa recycles plastic bottles into beautiful objects. One in particular that caught my eye is this red flower. At a glance, you really can't tell it's made of a recycled plastic bottle. The trick to getting the plastic to take that organic petal shape is....wait for it....aContinue Reading

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

By: Capreek Apr 15, 2015
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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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Before and After: Unrecognizable IKEA Console Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 13, 2015

Photo: Sawdust 2 Stitches

Corey flipped the genius switch when she transformed the random IKEA console pictured above into a rustic apothecary chest suitable for a Pottery Barn showroom. Although she started with an IKEA piece, any basic cubbyhole-typeContinue Reading

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10 Affordable Furniture Makeovers

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 10, 2015

10 affordable furniture makeovers
photo: The Hunted Interior

I like to buy new furniture pieces, but I can't always afford it! Here are a few inspirational makeovers of already-owned furniture!      

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Roundup: 10 Great Ways to Reuse Glass Bottles and Jars

By: Rachel mae smith Apr 03, 2015

Chances are that you could get up from your computer and grab a glass bottle or jar in your house right now. Instead of tossing them out with the recycling this weekend, why not upcycle them into something useful? Plus, hello, free craft supply. Here are ten great ways to recycle glass bottles and jars into your home decor, though the possibilities are endless!Continue Reading

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Budget Decor Month + A New Instagram Challenge

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 01, 2015
Photo: Sarahdipity Photos for Curbly

This month is budget decor and makeover month here on Curbly. And we'd love for you to join us in sharing your own thrifted projects and budget-friendly decor DIYs by using the hashtag #CurblyThriftUp on social media. What kind of projects are we looking for? It can be as simple as a thrift store vase that you spray painted to give a bold new look, as large as a vintage furniture makeover, and everything in between. Sound good?   

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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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Before and After: A Dinged-Up Dresser Gets A Makeover With Fabric

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 18, 2015
DIY Fabric Wrapped Dresser
Photo: Little Red Window

I've seen dresser makeovers involving paint, but NEVER have I seen one involving fabric! This is a new take on covering up the dings and scuffs! Check out the after photo!      

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11 DIY Ways to Contain Your Clutter Without Compromising Your Style

By: Brittni mehlhoff Mar 05, 2015

I am always looking for ways to contain the clutter that builds up daily around the house. And if you are too, this roundup is for you. These clever DIY solutions will not only help you contain the clutter, they'll also look mighty good in the process. Here are 11 cool looking DIY ways to keep your clutter to a minimum without compromising on style.   

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