10 Ways to Reinvent a Lampshade

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 13, 2012

created at: 09/12/2012

If you've ever bought a lampshade you know it isn't exactly the most exciting item to shop for. The shades and drums that are readily available tend to be pretty basic and lack personality, or they cost an arm and a leg. Luckily, there are plenty of DIY options for those inexpensive store bought shades, so you won't have to shell out a ton of cash to get a designer look. Here are ten ways to reinvent a basic lampshade on a budget.   Continue Reading

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How to: Give Boring Closet Doors an Inexpensive, Architectural Makeover

By: Chrisjob Sep 04, 2012

created at: 09/04/2012

When Janet Lee first moved into her tiny studio apartment, it was a blank box of white walls and neutral parquet floors. As a renter, she wasn't able to add any actual architectural details for visual interest, so she faked the look by bringing plenty of depth to her bland folding closet doors, creating an inexpensive and removable solution that anyone can do at home.   Continue Reading

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How To: DIY Recovered Mousepad

By: Craftmel Sep 04, 2012

created at: 09/04/2012

If you give a mouse a mousepad, chances are it it will want something cute and colorful to go with it.  Most of use with a computer mouse have a mousepad, and I'd venture to guess that 80% of those mousepads are plain, boring, or have some huge logo on it since it was a freebie from your neighbor's company.  Well, if you happen to be in that 80%, there is still hope!   Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Tribal-Inspired Painted Baskets

By: Capreek Sep 03, 2012

created at: 09/02/2012

Well, THESE are awesome! I'm not a big basket person usually, but I would definitely make an exception for these DIY beauties.     Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Upcycled Leather and Wood Shelf

By: Capreek Aug 28, 2012

created at: 08/26/2012

Still have a few ill-fitting belts left over from that drawer pull project? Put 'em to work as part of a reclaimed wood bookshelf!    Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Modern and Colorful Geometric Mobile

By: Chrisjob Aug 28, 2012

 created at: 08/23/2012

I'll admit it: I'm an excitable guy. I get really energized by surrounding myself with inspiring things. And this DIY geometric mobile project combines three of my favorites: the combination of natural wood grain and solid color, kinetic, evolving art, and really inexpensive materials that come together to look like something I'd paid bundles for.   Continue Reading

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7 DIY Kitchen Organization Ideas

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 23, 2012

created at: 08/22/2012

The kitchen can be a messy place, especially when you are cooking. So any ideas for keeping one of the most used rooms in the house organized are worth taking a look at. Right? Here are seven ideas for keeping your kitchen organized and clutter-free.   Continue Reading

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How To: 5 Fast and Inexpensive Ways to Refresh Your Kitchen Cabinets

By: Diy maven Aug 22, 2012

created at: 08/21/2012

Painting kitchen cabinets is great for a budget update, but not everyone relishes doing it, and for good reason. When you have 30+ door and drawer fronts laying all over your garage floor, you'll understand why. It's a lot of work, if you're going to do it right. To make life easier, here are five easy, fast and inexpensive ways to refreshen your kitchen cabinets without all the bother and commitment to the painting process.

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How To: Make a Lamp out of a Glass Bottle

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 09, 2012
created at: 08/05/2012
I've seen plenty of DIY lighting ideas lately, but this one is really one of my favorites. Not to mention, at under $5, it is also one of the most affordable.    Continue Reading
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How to: Replace Your Household Cleansers and Beauty Items with Healthful, Homemade Options (with DIY Recipes)

By: Rebekah-greiman Aug 08, 2012
created at: 08/06/2012
Hello! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors. I am in the middle of remodeling both our living and dining rooms.

This year, I've been on a mission to replace most of household cleaners and personal care items by my own homemade versions. I am concocting these household replacements with little more than what I have on hand or what I can find at the organic market. Continue Reading

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How To: DIY Faux Metal Fridge Magnets

By: Craftmel Aug 08, 2012
created at: 08/07/2012

I'm a mother of young children, which for me means kids underfoot while I'm trying to get some semblance of dinner together every day.  That's why I perked up at the idea of alphabet magnets to entertain the kiddos that don't strain your eyes or your design taste- especially this inexpensive DIY version.   Continue Reading
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Roundup: 15 Simple and Clever DIY Kitchen Projects

By: Capreek Aug 06, 2012
created at: 08/06/2012
It's kitchen and bath month here at Curbly, so of course we had to round up some of our favorite kitchen-related DIY projects! Check them out below and let us know which ones you'd be interested in trying!    Continue Reading
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How to: Install Picture Frame Molding

By: Rebekah-greiman Aug 06, 2012

created at: 08/06/2012

Hello! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors. I am in the middle of remodeling both our living and dining rooms.

I was inspired by this professionally designed living room and wanted to make changes similar in mine. Molding can transform a bland wall into a showpiece, creating several interesting focal points throughout the room. So today, I'm sharing a quick guide to this inexpensive way of changing a space.   Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Potato Print Textiles

By: Capreek Aug 02, 2012

created at: 08/02/2012
Making your own printed textiles couldn't be easier (or more fun)! So, grab a potato or two and let's start stampin'.    

Just like with that awesome potato print wall art, this project involves carving the desired shape into a potato and then stamping to your heart's content. But this time, you'll use acrylic craft paint on a clean tea towel. Easy, right?

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Before & After: A DIY Upholstered Bed Frame

By: Capreek Jul 23, 2012
created at: 07/23/2012
This cheap, plain wooden bed frame gets a classy and masculine update for a fraction of the cost of similar beds. Intrigued? Check out the 'after' and the full DIY scoop below!    Continue Reading
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