Ikea Hack: Make a Hinged World Globe from Wood Serving Bowls

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 30, 2014

Most of the Ikea hacks we share on Curbly are for larger furniture pieces, but smaller accessories are just as fun and easier to make. Right? So, here's a cool hack for turning the BLANDA MATT wood serving bowls from Ikea, into a world globe with just two extra… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn One Stool Into TWO Stools

By: Diy maven Sep 29, 2014

I'd been looking around for a small stool to help our arthritic fur-child get on and off the bed at night. (If you're used to sleeping with a cat on the foot of the bed, you'll understand.) The problem was, I couldn't find a stool that I liked that was the appropriate size and height. Before sketching up a design to make one from scratch, I thought a trip to the thrift store might be in order. Hey, you never know, right? When I… Continue Reading

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Make It: Old Lantern Becomes New Greenhouse

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 26, 2014

diy lantern greenhouse

Just because Summer is over doesn't mean that you can't still plant to your heart's content. Bring the garden inside with this simple DIY!  … Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Decorative Clay Bell Wall Hanging

By: Capreek Sep 25, 2014

Have a bare spot on your walls that could benefit from a fun, easy, and totally unique DIY decor project? Take a peek at these decorative clay bells!  … Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Bedroom Is Transformed... Into A Bathroom!

By: Faith-towers Sep 25, 2014

Before and After: A Bedroom Is Transformed Into A Bathroom

It's not often that we see a makeover where the owner really starts from scratch. But this is one amazing example. Keep reading to check out what this bedroom looks like as a… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Egg Yolk Separator

By: Capreek Sep 23, 2014

Y'know, sometimes it's nice to have a reminder not to take things too seriously. Today that reminder comes in the form of an absurdist DIY project involving plywood, a plunger, and, well, some eggs.  … Continue Reading

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Roundup: 16 Fantastic Fabric DIYs for the Kitchen and Dining Room

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 23, 2014

With today being the first official day of fall, it won't be long before many of us are spending a lot more time in the kitchen, cooking. And there may even be a dinner party or two. So, I've rounded up some awesome fabric DIYs that will leave both your kitchen and dining room looking good for the rest of the year. Everything you'll find on this list is made of fabric. There are pom pom placemats, hand stitched hot pads, colorful tablecloth ideas, tea towels, and more. Click through to see all 16 fabric projects for the kitchen and dining… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 13 Wood DIY Accessories to Get You Inspired in the Kitchen

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 18, 2014

I always think of the fall season as the season for cooking and baking. And since fall is just a handful of days away, it might be time to get a few kitchen related things in order, before the holidays start to creep in. Maybe even complete a DIY project or two? So, I've rounded up 13 DIY kitchen accessories, and just for fun, they're all made of wood. Click through to see the full list of kitchen projects to… Continue Reading

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Astounding $83 Bathroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 17, 2014

Forget $100. Ursula spent only $83 on her walk-though bathroom makeover, but the reveal certainly doesn't look like it. Everything came from Target, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Goodwill, Walmart, Kohls and Lowes. What she didn't snag secondhand, Ursula found on sale, or… Continue Reading

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Make It: Screwless Floating Bookshelf

By: Matt allison Sep 17, 2014

Screwless Floating Bookshelf

I love this contemporary take on a floating bookshelf. It's hard to believe but the entire bookshelf is completely screwless! Simple timber studs and good old 'no more nails' is all… Continue Reading

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7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 12, 2014

If you have a little extra time on your hands this weekend, try one of these home decor tutorials and give your space a mini upgrade. Learn how to make a pendant light from a large basket, a bleach dyed pillow, and more. Check out all seven weekend DIY… Continue Reading

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How To: Dress up Ugly Plastic Starter Pots with Fabric

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 12, 2014

Do you still have a few indoor plants sitting in their ugly plastic starer pots, instead of a decorative planter? Me too. I think it's happened to us all at one point or another. But you can easily conceal those plastic eye soars until you're ready to repot with a little bit of fabric. Bonus: You won't even need a sewing… Continue Reading

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Make It: Simple DIY Towel Rack and Shelf

By: Capreek Sep 11, 2014

Move over boring ol' chrome shower racks! There's a new, affordable, and oh-so-easy DIY solution in town AND it comes with a shelf.… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Geometric Planters

By: Matt allison Sep 10, 2014

DIY Geometric Planters

It's no surprise I'm a fan on Scandinavian minimalism. These geometric planters are a spin on the classic Finnish Himmeli, refashioned as planters. Best of all they are made from cheap supplies from the dollar store! Detailed instructions on creating your own can be found at the… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Oversized Picture Frames -- For Cheap!

By: Capreek Sep 02, 2014

Having artwork or photography custom framed is expensive -- there's no way around it. Having a giant piece of art framed? Well, you may just have to sell your first born. With this simple DIY framing project, though, you can save your progeny and your pennies and still have some fantastically framed… Continue Reading

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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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Make It: Balsa Wood Candle Holders Without A Saw

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 28, 2014

I love working with wood, but I don't like the mess that usually follows once I'm finished. So when I saw this project that could be created sans saw, I was on board.      

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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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