Before and After: A Reclaimed Wood Card Table Makeover

By: Capreek Jan 06, 2014

When you're expecting guests, an extra table or two always comes in handy. The go-to solution is typically a card table, which can easily be folded and stored away, but sometimes (okay, most of the time) they're just plain ugly.

Check out what this clever DIYer did to up the style ante while still maintaining all the functionality of the original table:       Continue Reading

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How-to: DIY Hexagon Shaped Wooden Dining Table

By: Faith-towers Jan 06, 2014

A good dining table is hard to find. In my experience, they're super expensive and never quite right. But the second I found this one, I fell in love. Its hexagonal shape gives it character and provides seating for six people, while its pipe legs lend an industrial feel. Click through to see the final product and find out how to make one yourself.   

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Roundup: 15 DIY Ideas to Get the Party (Decor) Started

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 20, 2013

This year, throwing a holiday party is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with this festive roundup of 15 holiday party decor ideas. If you're hosting a party this weekend, before Christmas comes next week, you may want to take note. There are plenty of DIY ideas to get your mind racing with party and decor inspiration. Ready to jump in?   Continue Reading

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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 plunkedContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Stitched Constellation 2014 Wall Calendar

By: Capreek Dec 16, 2013

This DIY calendar is a fun project (or gift) for the crafty stargazer that can be hung and admired all year long!         Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Porcelain Holiday Luminaries

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 12, 2013

I'm almost done decorating around the house for the holidays, but I need one more thing that I can put on the mantle before I call it 'done'. As usual, I'm looking for something minimal and not overly Christmas-y, and I think I found the perfect project to fit that description - DIY porcelain tree luminaries.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 of Our Favorite DIY Tabletop and Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas

By: Capreek Dec 11, 2013

We're big fans of the ol' alternative Christmas tree around here, including the tabletop variety (it's perfect for small spaces!), so we've rounded up our favorite DIY tree projects from the Curbly archives. Check 'em out and let us know which project is your fave!      Continue Reading

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Christmas Home Makeover in a Day

By: Diy maven Dec 09, 2013

Still haven't decorated for Christmas? Think you don't have time? Check this out: it took designer Stephen Saint-Onge just one day to decorate the living room, diningContinue Reading

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Nine Ways to Decorate Your Bell Jar for Christmas

By: Diy maven Dec 06, 2013

Do you have a bell jar or two? Are you looking for ways to decorate them for Christmas? My answer to both these questions is, "yes." I figured I can't be the only one, so I decided to scrounge aroundContinue Reading

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How to: Turn an Outdoor Light Fixture into an Indoor Holiday Lantern

By: Diy maven Dec 03, 2013

 

I had this old outdoor light fixture taking up space in the garage just waiting to be converted into an indoor, decorative lantern. So simple, the project took about an hour to finish, not including drying time for the spray paint. To start a conversion like this, a little reverse engineering is in order. Just figureContinue Reading

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How To Make an Ornament Christmas Tree

By: Diy maven Nov 26, 2013

With the help of an old framed screen, Melissa crafted an ornament Christmas tree that will be adorning her porch this holiday season. She used a star ornament for the top, 35 or so plastic ornaments, wireContinue Reading

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Last Minute Thanksgiving DIY: Gold Geo Napkin Rings in 5 Minutes

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 26, 2013

If you're looking for a good last-minute Thanksgiving project, make these gold geo napkin rings. They will only take a few minutes to make and all you need are the materials above. You may be skeptical considering the materials but I promise you they look really cool. Click through to see for yourself.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Brilliant Last Minute Thanksgiving Ideas

By: Faith-towers Nov 26, 2013

Turkey Day is two days away, and if you're hosting a big thanksgiving dinner, you probably have all the major things covered already. But you may not have thought of some of these genius little details... things that you didn't know you couldn't live without!   

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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 jump.   

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How To: Make a Wooden Candle Centerpiece

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 21, 2013

Get ready to tackle your Thanksgiving tablescape with this rustic wood centerpiece, made from an untreated fence post (or reclaimed lumber).   Continue Reading

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