From Painful to Pretty: Milk Bottle Vase Makeover

By: Diy maven Dec 18, 2013

Why does the 'after' come first? Because I couldn't subject Curbly's homepage to the 'before'. The vase in question caught my attention at my local Goodwill for two reasons. One: I liked the classic milk bottle shape. Two: because it was nothing less than hideous. So I… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Dramatic Bedroom Makeover

By: Brittnimehlhoff Dec 06, 2013

Most before and afters I share start off with a very dark room that is lightened up with a coat of paint and great furniture. This makeover though, is kind of the opposite of that. The before is white and bright and the after is dark but cozy. Needless to say, the end result is a pretty drastic change - going from white to… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn Old Trampolines Into New Suspended Beds

By: Diy maven Nov 26, 2013

Our next door neighbor erected a trampoline in their backyard last summer. It was pretty popular. For two days. Another yard in the neighborhood has one. I've never seen anybody actually use it, but their big black dog loves to lounge on it. Not sure what the 'interest' lifespan of a… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Alternative Ways To Display Christmas Lights

By: Faith-towers Nov 25, 2013

I've always loved the pretty warm glow of white christmas lights. They're festive without being over-the-top. And it turns out that you can use them in all kinds of different ways. Check out my ten favorite alternative string light display ideas after the… Continue Reading

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Brilliant: How to Make a Starburst Drinking Straw Lamp

By: Diy maven Nov 19, 2013

Craft celebrity Mark Montano shows his brilliance with this drinking straw lamp. It's made of about 500 drinking straws, 1 plug-in light fixture with a chandelier-bulb-sized socket, and… Continue Reading

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DIY Abstract Black and White Wall Art

By: Diy maven Nov 19, 2013

Kirstin fell in love with the abstract black & white West Elm art collection pictured above the first time she saw it. So much so, in fact, that she decided to make a knockoff with the help of her two young sons. They made… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Pom-Pom Decor and Craft Projects

By: Diy maven Nov 15, 2013

I've loved pom-poms the first moment I watched my sister Joyce turn them into animals using her Pom-Pom Pets Kit when I was 7 years old. Turning fluffy balls of yarn into owls and rabbits and such . . . well, it was magical. Which brings me to the projects in this roundup. Not as complicated as turning… Continue Reading

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2014 Spring Color THROWDOWN

By: Diy maven Nov 07, 2013

       

Did you hear? Recently, Pantone announced its spring 2014 color and PPG picked its fav for the entire year. First Pantone's pick: Dazzling Blue, which is… Continue Reading

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A New Way to Make Crayon Art

By: Diy maven Nov 05, 2013

Remember when people glued crayons to canvas and melted them with a blow-dryer to make art? Jenna did, but she came up with a new way to make crayon art that… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Cage Light Sconce IKEA Hack

By: Capreek Nov 04, 2013

I've seen a few cool DIY shelf bracket wall light ideas over the last few years, but they've often been missing one thing: an actual… Continue Reading

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Make It: Color Block Clock

By: Matt allison Oct 30, 2013

Color Block Clock

Can you believe this stunning DIY clock costs less than $10 to put together? A simple decor element that is both striking and functional and inspired by the David Weatherhead's 'Primary… Continue Reading

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5 Contemporary Sewing Projects For Your Home

By: Faith-towers Oct 29, 2013

Dust off your sewing machines my friends, because there are lots of great new sewing tutorials floating around the web since the last time I posted a roundup on the topic. Here are five super easy, modern sewing projects you won't want to… Continue Reading

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Efficient and Elegant: The Perfect Suspended Bed

By: Diy maven Oct 23, 2013

We've seen suspended beds before, but this one blows all the others out to the water. Located in a London apartment, the bed dangles over the living area and below a retractableContinue Reading

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GENIUS: DIY Rope Basket

By: Diy maven Oct 23, 2013

Yeah, yeah, yeah . . . rope basket, big deal. But this one is different, because the base of its construction is genius. Jen wanted a BIG utility basket for her guest room, but the price of a store-bought basket was a bit steep for her guest bedroom budget. So she… Continue Reading

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How to: Make an Embroidery Hoop Pendant Lamp

By: Diy maven Oct 22, 2013

Jessica fell in love with the DIY dodecahedron pendant lamp (pictured above) she spotted on View Along the Way, but wasn't thrilled with the 'ton' of work that was involved in making it. Not readyContinue Reading

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