Roundup: 9 Cool & Creative Uses for Old Coffee Cans

By: Diy maven Feb 27, 2012

created at: 02/27/2012 

My mom and dad--and grandma and grandpa--all shared the same obsession with empty coffee cans. They didn't meet one with which they could part. It's rubbed off on me, I'm afraid. Conversations surrounding the topic in my house go something like this:

Him, while holding up an old coffee can stashed in some corner Continue Reading

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How to Clean Up Your Basement (or Die Trying)

By: Bruno Feb 09, 2012

There is a secret I've been hiding. It is large, and it is dirty, and might even be in violation of a few state and federal laws. But hiding it doesn't make it any less real, so I've decided to just come out with it:

This is my basement.

And before you get any weird ideas; no, it's not full of dead bodies (dead mice, maybe). When I said state and federal laws I meant city and county building codes. But just because your basement isn't as bad as a murderer's doesn't mean it isn't really, really bad. Anyway, if that's the standard you're holding yourself to, you have bigger problems to deal with.Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Colored Pencil Spool Rack!

By: Capreek Jan 16, 2012

created at: 01/16/2012

It seems we can't get enough colored pencil projects these days (hello awesome DIY jewelry)!  Heck, you could even say we're... "over the rainbow" for them (har har), especially this clever and easy DIY colored pencil spool rack from Roubidou!   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 8 Stylish DIY Wire & Cable Organization Ideas

By: Diy maven Jan 16, 2012

created at: 01/16/2012

As this is office month here on the Curb, we've decided it was time to subdue the wire & cable beast.  We're not using swords, whips or potions to do it either. Nope, we're using our smarts. Our DIY smarts, that is. Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Colorful DIY Rolling Clothes Rack for Cheap!

By: Capreek Jan 10, 2012
created at: 01/10/2012
Great for small spaces, big entryways, studios, or even guest rooms, this rolling coat rack is the perfect pop of color for any space.  Also?  It's totally DIYable and costs less than dinner and a movie!   Continue Reading
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How to Turn a Pair of Jeans into Storage Bins

By: Diy maven Jan 03, 2012

A great up-cycle project that results in cute storage bins? Perfection! Betz White is the mastermind behind the project, which includes instruction on how to make a large, medium Continue Reading

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Best of Curbly: Top Ten DIY Organization Ideas of 2011

By: Alicia Dec 29, 2011

Top 10 DIY Organization Ideas of 2011
Nothing says "Happy New Year" like cleaning and organizing your home. Every new year, I think of one particular Chinese tradition that requires each family to thoroughly clean their home in an effort to sweep out the bad and make room for the good fortune that every new year promises. This year the Chinese new year doesn't begin until January 23rd, so we have a little time to get our ducks in a row. We've assembled a top ten round-up of organization projects that will inspire you to tidy-up and bring some order to every nook and cranny of your home. Here they are, in a very particular order only I understand (in other words: no particular order):Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Magnetic Organization Center

By: Craftmel Dec 28, 2011

created at: 12/27/2011

As wonderfully functional as scotch tape is, it just doesn't do it for me in the aesthetic department.  It didn't do much for Landee either, so she came up with her own solution to displaying calendars and child art.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make and Upholster a Storage Ottoman

By: Capreek Dec 19, 2011

created at: 12/19/2011

Ah, the ubiquitous storage ottoman!  These multi-functional bad boys can be had for cheap, cheap, cheap from just about any discount store, thrift store, yard sale, or "super mega market".  Of course, they're usually covered in some sort of horrible quality, lime green microfiber... maybe even hot pink with sparkly purple piping.  You know what I'm talking about.  Fortunately, there's an easy solution to all this garishly-colored madness!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Easy DIY Tree Branch Wall Hooks!

By: Capreek Nov 28, 2011

created at: 11/28/2011

Classy, rustic, and modern (they're white!) all at once, these DIY branch wall hooks will have you dreaming of Scandinavian cabins in no time.   Continue Reading

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How To: Turn Cardboard Boxes into Colorful DIY Shelving!

By: Capreek Nov 28, 2011

created at: 11/28/2011

After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, chances are your cardboard box collection has grown exponentially.  Before you start tossing boxes out (or recycling them, hopefully), consider this clever reuse project: colorful DIY shelves!   Continue Reading

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Curbly Gift Guide: 23 Fine and Fabulous Hand-Crafted Gifts!

By: Capreek Nov 17, 2011

created at: 11/17/2011

If your DIY skills aren't quite up to snuff, but you're still wanting to give handmade gifts to loved ones and friends, you're in luck!  We've rounded up 23 fabulous hand-crafted items from talented artists, craftsmen, and creators across the Internet.  Enjoy!   Continue Reading

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How to: Prep Your Kitchen Pantry and Closets for the Holiday Season

By: Chrisjob Nov 15, 2011
created at: 11/14/2011
This guest blog post was written by The Stow Company, which designs and manufactures intelligent home organization solutions for all areas of the home, ranging from full-service, dealer supplied solutions to do-it-yourself storage systems available online and in retail stores. Solutions include closet organizers, garage cabinets, and organization systems for home offices, kitchen pantries, laundry rooms, mudrooms and more. Join the conversation on Twitter and connect with The Stow Company on Facebook.

As the holidays quickly approach, people everywhere scramble to get their homes ready to entertain friends and host out-of-town guests. It is important to have the high traffic areas such as the living room, kitchen and bathroom clean and tidy, but make sure not to overlook two easily forgotten areas: the kitchen pantry and guest closet.

Make your visitors feel right at home with these tips for creating clean and organized spaces. Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: A Bold Dart Board Coat Rack!

By: Capreek Oct 20, 2011

created at: 10/20/2011

Okay, hold on while I have a big ol' "DUH!" moment...

...phew, that was intense.  Thanks for waiting.  But really, how obvious of an awesome coat rack idea is this??!  Seriously, guys.  Using a bold, graphic dart board as a coat hanger is straight brilliant.   Continue Reading

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The Tetris'd Kitchen: Putting Everything in its Place

By: Alicia Sep 22, 2011

This summer, Bruno told you all about our sometimes-trying, very-rewarding kitchen makeover (parts 1, 2, and 3). What he didn't tell you about was all the work I put in behind the scenes to make our kitchen look photographable (huh, musta just slipped his mind). No, our kitchen doesn't always look like that:

Today, I'll tell you about all the organizational hoops I had to jump through to get our cupboards, pantry and lazy susan underContinue Reading

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