How To: Create Hanging Wall Storage with Metal Buckets

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 05, 2014

If you can round up a few metal buckets like these, you might just have a clever weekend project on your hands. Turn these simple buckets into hanging wall storage, perfect for an entryway, or other areas of the… Continue Reading

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Make It: Tripod Floor Lamp With Wood Grain Shade

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 05, 2014

diy tripod lamp base

I have a hard time with floor lamps. Some are too brassy, too ugly, or too plain. However, this is one I can get behind. The "tripod look" is going to be a popular one, I know it.  … Continue Reading

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IKEA Hack: How to Make a Simple Mantel from a Wood Shelf

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 04, 2014

For me, a mantel is a must. Where else will I share all my fave holiday decor items and hang the garlands?! Our new apartment came with a fireplace, but no mantel above! Crazy, right? I wasn't about to enter the holiday season without one, so decided to make my own with a piece of plywood found at IKEA and some other basic pieces of hardware!  … Continue Reading

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Best of Curbly: 19 of August's Most Popular Posts

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 04, 2014

It's that time again. Time for another round of Best of Curbly. This last month was filled with fun how-to projects, great room makeovers, and some helpful tip-based posts for organization and furniture arranging. Click through to see the top 19 posts on Curbly from the month of… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Oversized Picture Frames -- For Cheap!

By: Capreek Sep 02, 2014

Having artwork or photography custom framed is expensive -- there's no way around it. Having a giant piece of art framed? Well, you may just have to sell your first born. With this simple DIY framing project, though, you can save your progeny and your pennies and still have some fantastically framed… Continue Reading

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7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 29, 2014

Planning to tackle any DIY projects over the long weekend? I've rounded up a handful of my favorite projects for you to try, just in case. There's a how-to for leather stamped herb tags, some DIY artwork, and more. Here are 7 diy projects to potentially take on over the Labor DayContinue Reading

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Weekend Project: How To Marble Surfaces with Gold Leaf

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 29, 2014

Nail polish marbling is neat and all, but gold leaf marbling? That sounds even better. Learn how you can recreate this technique and transform household items, like pencil cups, into golden marbled looking… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 5 Decorative Uses For Ladders

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 29, 2014

DIY ladder decor

Ladders are becoming more and more popular as decoration. Here are five ladder decor ideas that are pretty AND practical! I'm kind of in love with #4.  … Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Dorm Room Decorating Ideas

By: Faith-towers Aug 28, 2014

10 DIY Dorm Room Decorating Ideas

It's that time of year again, when summer ends and it's time to go back to school. And if you're a college student, that means it's dorm room decorating time! Here are ten great DIY ideas that will have your space looking colorful and unique in no… Continue Reading

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Make It: Balsa Wood Candle Holders Without A Saw

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 28, 2014

I love working with wood, but I don't like the mess that usually follows once I'm finished. So when I saw this project that could be created sans saw, I was on board.      

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Let's Hang Out: 14 DIY Ideas that Hang from Ceiling

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 28, 2014

Whether it's a pendant light, a planter, a mobile, or even a suspended table, if it's cool and it hangs from the ceiling, it's probably in this roundup. There are a lot of great ideas that would be perfect to try over the long, upcoming, Labor Day weekend. So 'let's hang out' and go through this list of 14 hanging DIY ideas to see what inspires… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 Stylish Stools and Benches You Can Make Yourself

By: Capreek Aug 27, 2014

You know what always comes in handy? A stool. Know what's even handier than a stool? A bench! Obviously. So, if you're in the market for one of these handy/handier furniture items, we've rounded up 12 awesome, inexpensive options you can make… Continue Reading

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Make It: Color Block Pencils for Back to School

By: Diy maven Aug 27, 2014

When you see adds for school supplies this time of year, do you get a hankering to stock up on them even though you don't have any school-age kids or you're not heading back to those ivory towers yourself? Is so, we are on the same notebook page, myContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Magnetic Wooden Frames

By: Matt allison Aug 27, 2014

Magnetic Wooden Frame


I collect wall art. Curated of course, artists aren't hoarders, merely selective collectors. The problem is I'm forever changing my mind and swapping prints in and out. Framing can get expensive so enter this quick and easy DIY project: a simple magnetic frame that allows you to change out your favorite artwork! Follow the tutorial at the… Continue Reading

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