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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How to: Make a Mondrian-ish Patchwork Pillow

By: Diy maven Oct 20, 2011

created at: 10/20/2011

This fall, FabricDirect.com is sponsoring a series of fabric-based DIY projects on Curbly!

Did you hear that? Piet Mondrian just rolled over in his grave. (Either that or my cat fell off the chair on which she's napping.) Some of you may remember that I made a pillow based on the artist's iconic Composition II in Red, Blue and Yellow in the fabulous Curbly title, Make It! Midcentury Modern. That interpretation was a, more or less, one-for-one fabric reinterpretation. For this new version, I decided to go a bit more lighthearted with what might be called Patchwork in Red, Blue and Yellow. 

Read on to find out how to make your own pillow, and get a special limited time discount on the fabrics I used here!

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DIY Ombré Watercolor Party Streamers

By: Kellyb Oct 20, 2011

created at: 10/19/2011

If you pay attention to trends of any kind, you probably know that ombré has been kind of a big deal lately. Ombré means a hue is shaded or graduated in intensity, and it can be spotted anywhere from the fashion runway to a birthday party.   Continue Reading

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How to Turn Washers into Cheap Wall Art

By: Diy maven Oct 19, 2011

Kristy wanted some big cheap art for her studio. Her solution was a 24" x 32" canvas and 6-25 count packs of washers in various sizes. She tired quite a few dry runs, as far as designs were concerned. She nixed the giant scissors, a peace signContinue Reading

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Make It: A Modern Felt Stool Cushion

By: Capreek Oct 19, 2011

created at: 10/19/2011

If you're thinking "Hey, that kinda looks like one of those IKEA stools!", you would be correct.  It's the ubiquitous Frosta Stool, one of the most hackable of IKEA products, but this playful felt cushion takes it up a notch--or ten, really, because it's that awesome!   Continue Reading

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How to Make Glow Stick Lanterns

By: Diy maven Oct 19, 2011

Oh. My. Glow stick lanterns for Halloween. So easy to make you won't believe it. Check it out:Continue Reading

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Brilliant Candlestick to Pedestal Table Conversion!

By: Diy maven Oct 19, 2011

created at: 10/19/2011

Think back to all those goofy candlesticks you saw the last time you were at the thrift store. Now think of all that ugly art you also saw. Now think about how they'd look turned into a pedestal table. Now think....oh forget it. Just look at this:Continue Reading

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Make It: Festive No-Sew Bunting!

By: Capreek Oct 18, 2011

created at: 10/17/2011

Add a pop of color and a good dose of cheer to your next celebration with this easy, no-sew bunting!   Continue Reading

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310 Wreath Tutorials

By: Diy maven Oct 18, 2011

created at: 10/18/2011

Love wreaths? Love tutorials? If you answered 'yes' to either of these questions, hang on to your shorts.  The Nester has accumulated no less that 310 wreath tutes for a mother of a linkContinue Reading

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How to Turn a Door Into a Natural Fiber Head Board

By: Diy maven Oct 18, 2011

created at: 10/18/2011

Carmel loved the look of Pottery Barn and West Elm's natural fiber head boards, but she did not love their prices. Much as all good DIYers, she decided to make her own out of an old door, manila rope (that she found at Home Depot) and a glue gun. The results are quite remarkable and at a total cost of Continue Reading

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Holly Turns a $40 Rug into a Show-Stopping Focal Point

By: Chrisjob Oct 17, 2011

created at: 10/17/2011

It's easy to get excited about furniture. And it's plenty fun to explore paint colors, wall art options, and accessories. After all, those are what go into a room's design, right?

Well, yeah. That's part of it. But don't forget those other two sides of the space - the ceiling, and the floor. Of course, a room defining floor piece can often cost significantly more than that can of paint or awesome framed print. Like, a whole lot more.

Unless, of course, you take Holly's advice, and transform the whole space for a cool $50.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Yarn-Wrapped Gourds for Fall!

By: Capreek Oct 17, 2011

created at: 10/17/2011

It's officially sweater season--even for pumpkins.  Give those dutiful gourds their own yarn-wrapped treatment and warm up your decor in one fell swoop!   Continue Reading

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DIY Leafy Garden Stepping Stones

By: Kellyb Oct 14, 2011

created at: 10/13/2011

Do you have stepping stones in your yard? I've seen so many varieties, but can't ever seem to commit to a design or pattern, color or style. But as soon as I saw this DIY project I knew I'd met my match.   Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make Your Own Knitted Wire Chairs!

By: Capreek Oct 13, 2011

created at: 10/13/2011

Whether your Eames wire chair has seen better days or you just feel like having some fun with your furniture, this DIY idea offers a clever handmade touch!  

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Make This: A Luminous Faceted Pendant Light

By: Kellyb Oct 13, 2011

created at: 10/12/2011

Remember those folded up fortune-tellers from your elementary school days? Some kids called them cootie-catchers, but I never really understood the method behind the madness with that one. But I digress, because paper folding prowess was not in vain.   Continue Reading

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