Make It: A Modern Copper Tubing Side Table

By: Capreek Dec 05, 2012

created at: 12/05/2012

A quick trip to the hardware store will yield all the materials you need for this unique, modern side table!     Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Mid-Century Modern Sofa Table

By: Chrisjob Nov 30, 2012

created at: 11/29/2012

This week, Curbly is excited to be teaming up with Storey Publishing to share original how-to projects from the newly released PlyDesign: 73 Distinct Projects in Plywood (and Other Sheet Goods) by Phillip Schmidt.

 

The sofa table exists primarily because no one wants to look at the back of a couch. And granted, it’s a handy place for reading lamps and perhaps some photos or display-worthy books. But the problem, for some of us at least, is that a sofa table feels a little too traditional and grown-up, sort of like joining a country club or driving an automatic. Continue Reading

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How to: Build a DIY Modern Toy Box or Storage Unit from Plywood

By: Chrisjob Nov 29, 2012

created at: 11/29/2012

If you’ve ever dreamed of getting your house into Metropolitan Home or Architectural Digest but then screwed it all up by having kids, modBOX 2010 might just be your salvation. It is, in the words of its designer, “a modernist toy box for the hipster tyke.” Yet as cool as it looks on the outside, modBOX is all about the kid experience. It has a big catchall chest (perfect for emergency cleanups), plus two drawers that pull out, two bookContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Corner Desk with Framing Wood

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 29, 2012

created at: 11/20/2012

I love the idea of having a corner desk because it is such a great space saver, but I can never find one that I really like. So I was excited when I found a DIY corner desk that doesn't suck. In fact, it's completely awesome. Check it out.   

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How to: Make a DIY Modern Headboard from One Sheet of Plywood

By: Chrisjob Nov 27, 2012

created at: 11/27/2012

This week, Curbly is excited to be teaming up with Storey Publishing to share original how-to projects from the newly released PlyDesign: 73 Distinct Projects in Plywood (and Other Sheet Goods) by Phillip Schmidt.
 

Groovy Headboard...as in lots of grooves, see? It was the express intention of the designers of this piece not to have a monolithic hulk of a headboard, so they decorated it with negative space. The grooves also highlight the edge strata of the plywood, adding depth and interest that change with your viewing angle. And if you really want to get groovy, you can install some hidden lighting in the back (letting the glow play through the slats or throwing bars of light onto the ceiling). Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Rustic-Modern Bed Frame and Headboard

By: Capreek Nov 26, 2012

created at: 11/26/2012

I love this DIY headboard. Why? Because it would look equally amazing in a traditional or modern home!     Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Dip-Dye Bedding

By: Capreek Nov 19, 2012

created at: 11/19/2012

This is a super cool technique for making your own dip-dyed linens and fabric! I am definitely tempted to grab some discounted white sheets and try my hand at it -- what do you say?      

A bucket, some dye, and fabric are the core essentials for this DIY project from A Merry Mishap. You could also grab some tea towels and napkins to dye while you're at it! There's also a secret ingredient that you add to the dye that IContinue Reading

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How To: Make Awesome DIY Photo Transfer Furniture

By: Capreek Nov 13, 2012

created at: 11/13/2012

First photo lollipops and now photo furniture?? It's a regular ol' photo transfer love fest up in here! And I'm totally diggin' it.     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 15 Awesome Things to Make with Tree Branches and Limbs!

By: Capreek Oct 30, 2012

created at: 10/28/2012

Branches, twigs, and logs -- oh my! Turn this readily available material into stylish decor accessories. Stumped? Here are 15 awesome projects to get the creative juices flowing.     Continue Reading

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Before & After: Awesome Patterned Chair Makeover

By: Capreek Oct 29, 2012

created at: 10/28/2012

What do you get when you take a plain IKEA chair and attack it with a Sharpie? Something totally awesome.     Continue Reading

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Reading Material: How to Make a Book Headboard

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 19, 2012

created at: 10/18/2012

Do you have a stack of old books that don't fit on your overflowing book shelf anymore? Here's a clever way to reuse those books as a unique headboard.   Continue Reading

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Make It: A Rustic-Modern DIY Dining Table

By: Capreek Oct 15, 2012

created at: 10/15/2012

Our current dining table is glass, but the part of me that longs to live in a Craftsman-meets-Modern style home in the Pacific Northwest really wants something a little more like this DIY beauty!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: Dated Thrift Store Find to Modern Seating

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 04, 2012

created at: 09/17/2012

I never get tired of upholstery projects, and I hope you feel the same way because I have a doozy of a slipcover/upholstery makeover for you today. When you click through, you'll see that the finished project is much more minimal and modern than what you see in the photo above. It honestly looks like a brand new couch.   Continue Reading

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Make It: A DIY Log Slice Side Table

By: Capreek Sep 25, 2012

created at: 09/25/2012

Looking to add a little woodsy warmth to your abode? Then you'll definitely want to put this DIY log slice side table to your to-do list!    Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful DIY Folding Chair Makeover

By: Capreek Sep 24, 2012

created at: 09/24/2012

Ahh, folding chairs. Typically ugly and generally uncomfortable, they're usually a must-have around the holidays when our homes reach full capacity and our seating situation is on the brink of shambles. Alas, you CAN make them a bit more festive with this simple DIY makeover (no promises on the comfort factor, though)!     Continue Reading

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