How To: Make a Stylish Outdoor Bench from Cinder Block!

By: Capreek Mar 11, 2014

Spring is (finally) in the air, bringing a nearly insatiable desire to get outside and start sprucing up my outdoor living space. The first project on my list? Making one of these awesome cinder block and wood slat… Continue Reading

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Make It: Turn Your Countertops Into A Concrete Masterpiece

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 07, 2014

I've been telling my husband how much I love concrete counters. They are so industrial, but still manage to make a kitchen seem cozy. I wanted to tackle something like this in our future kitchen and spotted the perfect online tutorial! What do you think of the concrete? Yay or… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Hanging Concrete Plant Stand

By: Capreek Feb 05, 2014

Hanging planters have taken a lot of different forms as DIY projects, but a hanging plant stand? That's something I haven't seen… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Old Credenza Gets a Concrete Makeover

By: Brittnimehlhoff Jan 24, 2014

I love the look of concrete counters but I'm renting at the moment, so it's not really option to make big changes like that. Luckily, I just found this DIY for a concrete credenza that might tide my over, for now. I love this… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Concrete Wall Hooks

By: Capreek Jan 06, 2014

I'm still very much on a concrete kick and this easy DIY wall hook project is at the top of my "mix it in a bucket and make it now"… Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Copper and Concrete Clothes Rack

By: Capreek Sep 10, 2013

Sibylle from Funkytime knows the way to my heart: gleaming copper and smooth-as-butter concrete! The two materials just contrast so perfectly, ya know? I'm especially loving how she's combined them in this super functional DIY coat… Continue Reading

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9 DIY Concrete Projects to Try this Weekend

By: Brittnimehlhoff Aug 27, 2013

Have you ever worked with concrete before? It sounds like a material fit only for hardcore DIYers, but honestly it's much easier to use than you might think. So if you're ready to roll up your sleeves and mix a little concrete this weekend, I have a weekend warriors roundup just for… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own DIY Concrete Countertops -- The Easy Way

By: Capreek Aug 15, 2013

I've always loved the look of concrete countertops but am, admittedly, a bit intimidated by the intense mold making/concrete casting/everything-could-go-horribly-wrong aspects of the usual DIY approach. So when I stumbled across this DIY concrete countertop alternative, my jaw dropped. IT'S SOContinue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Concrete Fire Pit

By: Capreek Aug 13, 2013

We featured 14 DIY fire pit projects last month, but this modern version our partners-in-crime at ManMade created recently was too rad not to… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern, Trough-Style Concrete Planter

By: Capreek May 14, 2013

I shared 12 (super rad) outdoor projects that use concrete yesterday, but I'm just going to have to make it 13! This project is too easy and too awesome not to… Continue Reading

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12 Awesome Concrete and Cinder Block Outdoor DIY Projects!

By: Capreek May 13, 2013

Concrete, cement, and cinder block are all pretty mundane building materials. But with some creativity and elbow grease, you can put them to work transforming your outdoor space into a stylish living area! Here are 12 awesome DIY projects to… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Easy Modern DIY Concrete Pendant Lights

By: Capreek Mar 13, 2013

created at: 03/13/2013

Concrete table lamps, concrete stools, and now concrete pendant lights: I am clearly obsessed with new uses for this inexpensive material!… Continue Reading

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DIY Industrial-Modern Wood and Concrete Table Lamp

By: Capreek Mar 06, 2013

created at: 03/06/2013

I love projects that mix different materials in unique or interesting ways. Lately, I've been on a big concrete and wood kick (like this stool we shared recently). The combination of warm wood and cool concrete has a really nice aesthetic and textural balance that I can't resist. My newest DIY obsession is this concrete and wood table lamp!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern Concrete Stool for $5 -- in Under an Hour!

By: Capreek Feb 28, 2013

created at: 02/28/2013

This DIY project has it all: affordability ($5, people!!), simplicity, and a whole bunch of style. What more could you possibly ask for??… Continue Reading

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New Year's Eve DIY: Concrete Sparkler Holder

By: Brittnimehlhoff Dec 27, 2012

created at: 12/25/2012

If you're searching for a clever way to bring in the new year, take a look at this colorful, concrete DIY project. It will have your guests seeing lights as they countdown to… Continue Reading

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Before & After: Modern IKEA Table Makeover

By: Capreek Oct 22, 2012

created at: 10/22/2012

Ah, the Melltorp table. It's a great start to a modern dining table, but the melamine top leaves something to be desired (especially in the scratch-resistant and quality materials departments). What to do? DIY your own concrete tabletop, of course!… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Concrete Coasters

By: Capreek Jun 29, 2012

created at: 06/28/2012

I'm on a concrete kick these days, exploring all the unique ways you can use it in home decor. From accent walls to candle holders, its possibilities seem endless... and these DIY coasters might be the simplest and easiest of them all!… Continue Reading

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How To: Create a DIY Concrete Wall

By: Capreek Jun 11, 2012

created at: 06/11/2012

Looking to introduce some texture into your home? Here's a unique twist on the ol' accent… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Rock Bowl Flame

By: Diy maven Oct 31, 2011

The flaming rock bowls pictured above are actually a product that Restoration Hardware used to sell. Although they're no longer available, knowing RH, I'm sure they weren't cheap. Enter ManMade, who got all fancy with the concrete and made a DIY concrete fire pit for about $40 in… Continue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Concrete Countertops

By: Kellyb Sep 02, 2011

created at: 08/28/2011

I love a good industrial kitchen and have always dreamed of stainless steel or concrete countertops. It's almost ironic that these sorts of looks can get really expensive really fast. So when I came across this do-it-yourself project for concrete counters I couldn't help but feel a little giddy… Continue Reading

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