Halloween How To: Modern DIY Ghost Figurines

By: Capreek Oct 23, 2014

If you're looking for some subtle (but oh-so-cute) DIY Halloween decor this year, look no further! These modern ghost figurines are an easy project and a fun way to celebrate the… Continue Reading

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Make It: Dia De Los Muertos Terracotta Cactus Pots

By: Matt allison Oct 22, 2014

Dia De Los Muertos Terracotta Cactus Pots

How adorable are these little Dia De Los Muertos terracotta cactus pots! With a handful of supplies and a bit of creativity you can bring your own creation into being. Full instructions at the… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Gorgeous, Warm Fall-Inspired Living Rooms

By: Faith-towers Oct 20, 2014

Eye Candy: 10 Gorgeous Fall-Inspired Warm Living Rooms

Fall is definitely upon us here in Boston; every other tree is a beautiful shade of red, orange or gold. And the colors feel so warm and inviting, that they inspired me to find some interiors with those same colors. So here are ten gorgeous, inviting warm living rooms that you'll want to recreate in your own… Continue Reading

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Diana's Very Cool $1 Pumpkin Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 20, 2014

As soon as Diana spotted this glittery pumpkin in the $1 spot at Target, she knew what she wanted to do with it. Using some white paint,… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Rolling Firewood Cart

By: Capreek Oct 14, 2014

Over the summer, we shared plenty of DIY fire pit ideas. While we're well into October, it's still backyard fire pit season if you ask me. (I kinda feel like fall might even be a better time to enjoy an outdoor fire since it's actually chilly at night!). Of course, to have a fire you need wood -- and a place to store… Continue Reading

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Curbly Pumpkin Challenge: How to Make a Painted Peephole Pumpkin

By: Faith-towers Oct 14, 2014

This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We'll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. HappyContinue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Is Dip-Dying (And 9 Other DIY Trends) REALLY Past Its Prime?

By: Diy maven Oct 14, 2014

Has dip-dying overstayed its welcome? Yes, according to Elle Decor. They say its meteoric rise in popularity has put it firmly on the 'cliche' list. If you DO want to do the dip, they suggest keeping the subjects small, like bowls and wooden spoons. (Although they laud the project pictured above as having been 'done properly.') The… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Entryway Gets A Major Facelift

By: Faith-towers Oct 13, 2014

Before and After: An Entryway Gets A Facelift

There was nothing terrible about this entryway. But there was nothing great about it either. It had potential, but it just needed the right eye to turn it into something beautiful. Luckily, that happened. Keep reading to see the stunning… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Orange and Luscious Interiors

By: Diy maven Oct 13, 2014

October is the time of year when we can indulge in a little orange love, but for the owners of these interiors, every day is a celebration in pumpkin.

This MCM interior is given instant architectural interest with a juicy, orange wall. ScatteringContinue Reading

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Weekend Project Idea: How to Make Geometric Bookends with Concrete and Cardboard

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 10, 2014

If you're looking for a fun weekend project to try, this geometric concrete bookends DIY might do the… Continue Reading

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Have You Seen IKEA's Real Life Kitchen Makeovers?

By: Diy maven Oct 10, 2014

The Kalamaras, Jansens (before kitchen featured above), Whitakers, and Smiths all had kitchens they wanted to update. Everyone's wish was granted thanks to IKEA who has featured each family in a bio video that introduces us to the family as well as to their old kitchens. We also see a bit of the individual… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern Decoupage Geometric Pumpkin

By: Diy maven Oct 08, 2014

The Kid Made Modern folks decoupaged a real pumpkin for this geometric pumpkin tutorial, but to preserve your work, a foam pumpkin would be the way to go. It would also be a great way to make those faux ones look less, well, foamy.… Continue Reading

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Makeover Tour: A Crowded Backyard Gets a Modern Deck Makeover

By: Capreek Oct 06, 2014

This gigantic deck took up most of the space in this narrow Minneapolis backyard and, rising above the fence line, provided little privacy for the homeowners. But with some hard work (and a jackhammer or two), they built the deck of their minimalist dreams! Read on to see the new space and get the scoop on this DIY backyard makeover in this month's MakeoverContinue Reading

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10 Understated (and Totally Beautiful) Fall Decor Ideas

By: Faith-towers Oct 06, 2014

10 Understated (And Totally Beautiful) Fall Decor Ideas

When you look up "fall decor" on Pinterest, a lot of over-the-top, cheesy stuff comes up (in my opinion). So today I wanted to share some inspiration that would appeal to those of you who err on the side of simple and sophisticated. Read on for ten gorgeous… Continue Reading

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How To: Sew a Rope Basket Using a Sewing Machine

By: Diy maven Oct 03, 2014

Did you know you can use your sewing machine to sew a rope basket? I didn't until I saw Kiera Coffee do just that. Mind, blown. I guess I always thought you'd need an industrial sewing machine to do such a thing. Anyhoo,Continue Reading

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Ikea Hack: Boring Floor Unit Turned Floating Credenza

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 01, 2014

You've probably seen this basic BESTA shelf unit before, passing through the endless aisles and mock rooms at Ikea. And while it may not look like much here, this diamond in the rough is now sitting pretty. Turning this piece into what is now a custom floating credenza, with a simple wood top, makes this unit infinitely more stylish and expensive looking. Want to see what it looks like… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Ikea Hacked Plant Stand

By: Matt allison Oct 01, 2014

Make It:  Diy Ikea Hacked Plant Stand

I love this Ikea hack! This delightful little house plant stand was put together using a bookshelf and the legs of an inexpensive Ikea Frösta stool. While the author sprayed it with a ombre finish I think it would look equally nice left raw or sprayed white. Detailed instructions on how to make your own are… Continue Reading

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Remarkable Art Made of Suspended Buttons

By: Diy maven Sep 30, 2014

It would be hard enough trying to replicate the Mona Lisa in buttons on a static sub-straight, but suspending them on monofilament? That's nothing less than remarkable. The artist behind theseContinue 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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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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