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

By: Capreek Apr 15, 2015
MonstersCircus

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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10 Clever Organization Hacks For Your Craft Room

By: Faith-towers Mar 03, 2015
10 Clever Organization Hacks For Your Craft Room
Photo: HoneyBear Lane

The internet is full of great hacks and clever alternate uses for household items. And I don't know about you, but the space I use to craft and do artwork is not very organized. So I thought I'd share some of my favorite craft room hacks that I've run across during my quest to clean up my workspace.   

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How to Turn a T-Shirt into a Cat Tent

By: Diy maven Feb 25, 2015
Photo: jessyratfink @ Instructables

This Instructable involves two things that I love: ingenuity and animals. In this case a sweet cat named Lu who served as tent-maker assistant. The human behind the construction is Jessy who says turning a t-shirt into a cat tent only takes about 5 minutes. Other things you'll need to make oneContinue Reading

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Review: The Best Bottle Cutter Money Can Buy

By: Diy maven Feb 16, 2015

Photo: DIY Maven

Four years ago, I threw out the question: "What is the best bottle cutter on the market?" A lot of readers weighed in. Some gave recommendations, others just wanted a definitive answer, which is what I wanted. Finally, FINALLY, we decided to get to the bottom of the bottle cutter question and have a product shoot out between four popular models. Our competition has not been without a little drama, as one of the bottle cutter makers has, apparently, gone out of business since the inception of this review. That being the Bindu Studio's Bottle Cutter. We've decided to leave the Bindu in the review just in case some of you stumble upon one secondhand. That being said, it's time to introduce each of our competitorsContinue Reading

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Before and After: How to Transform a Buffet the Easy Way

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 13, 2015
Buffet Makeover
by Bre Purposed

The next time you're out thrifting remember, sometimes all a piece of discarded furniture needs is a little TLC and a new pair of legs. Bre of Bre Purposed found this buffet for ten dollars and was able to transform it into a staple piece for her home with just a few easy steps. Ten dollars friends! If that's not inspiration to go scavenging for abandon treasures right now, I'm not sure what is.  Continue Reading

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Roundup: 25 Clever Uses for Old Tires

By: Diy maven Feb 12, 2015
Photo: Big Brand Tires

When you think of using an old tire to make something, you probably think "tree swing." Sure, swinging while sitting inside a tire can be fun, but it's not a very imaginative use of the tire itself. For something really outside the wheel, check out theseContinue Reading

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22 Unique and Creative DIY Headboard Ideas

By: Capreek Feb 11, 2015

A quick internet search shows that DIY headboards tend to fall into two categories: tufted or reclaimed wood (i.e. pallets). We say it's time to move beyond the obvious and try out some of these creative and totally unique headboard ideas instead!    Continue Reading

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How To: Turn a Wire Planter Basket into a Glitzy Chandelier

By: Diy maven Feb 11, 2015
Photo: hammer and heals

Amanda saw a coconut-lined planter and thought, "Chandelier." What?? Yup. The DIY chandelier is used to camouflage a builder-grade ceiling light fixture in her house. Materials she used, besides the basket, included some metallic silver spray paint, about 24 feet of decorative crystal garland,Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Clever and Unique DIY Wall Hook Projects

By: Capreek Jan 14, 2015
Photo: Kara Paslay Designs

Between all the coats, scarves, bags, and who knows what else, it seems like this time of year I'm always running out of space to hang stuff. If you've found yourself in a similar predicament, or just want some wall-mounted storage in your entryway, check out these 10 creative DIY wall hook ideas!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: Vintage Sewing Table Turned Vanity

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 13, 2015
Photo: Lovely Indeed

You don't always need to reinvent the wheel for a furniture makeover, and this DIY is proof of that. See how this vintage sewing table transforms into a vanity with a few simple changes.   

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How To: Turn an Aluminum Baseball Bat into a Modern Pendant Light

By: Capreek Dec 29, 2014

I have to be honest: never in a million years would I have looked at an aluminum baseball bat and thought "Hey, that would make an awesome light!". But, someone did and you know what? They were right!     Continue Reading

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10 Genius Ways To Repurpose Your Leftover Holiday Wrapping Paper

By: Faith-towers Dec 25, 2014
10 Genius Ways To Repurpose Your Leftover Holiday Wrapping Paper

It happens every year. I have 5 rolls of partially used Christmas wrapping paper that I'm not sure what to do with. I feel bad throwing it out, but I also don't really have the space to store it for a year. But it turns out there are lots of genius ways to repurpose it. Here are ten of my favorites.   

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How To: Turn an Old Tire into a Pouf or Coffee Table

By: Diy maven Dec 22, 2014

When we first moved into our house, we found that the previous owners left behind a gift: an old tire in the attic space of the garage. We were so touched, not. Hauling it to the recycling center was just another thing to add to the money pit's to-do list. Now I wish we would have kept it as old, dejectedContinue Reading

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