How To: Make a DIY Couch Sleeve

By: Capreek Aug 20, 2014

Do you ever wish you had a tiny table right next to you as you sat on your couch stuffing your face with popcorn and watching TV? Well, you're in… Continue Reading

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This to That: Traditional Light Post Lamp Turned Moody Moroccan Lantern

By: Diy maven Aug 19, 2014

This light post lamp looks rough, but it's solid brass under that gunk and black finish, which is why I've held on to it for more years than I can remember. I'd always intended to remake it into an outdoor lantern, and I finally… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Unbelieveable Kitchen/Dining Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 18, 2014

You guys... this kitchen makeover is EVERYTHING. But, to truly appreciate it, you need to take a few minutes to soak in these 'before'… Continue Reading

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Makeover Inspiration: DIY Leather-Wrapped Console Table

By: Capreek Aug 18, 2014

Y'know... sometimes when you're working on a project, you accidentally saw a big line down the middle of an unrelated piece of furniture. Sometimes. When that happens, rather than tossing it to the curb, you put your big "think out side the box" cap on and come up with this idea: wrapping the whole thing in… Continue Reading

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Make It: Minimalist DIY Entryway Organizer

By: Capreek Aug 14, 2014

This might be one of the simplest DIYs of all time -- and I love it. I mean, who doesn't need a little organizational help in the entryway? And when it looks this clean and modern, it's kind of a… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An All-in-One Mudroom/Dining Room/Laundry Room Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 13, 2014

When Dana and her husband bought this small 1950s ranch house a few years ago, it was in extremely poor condition. Fast forward to 2014 and this dilapidated house is finally starting to resemble the stylish family home… Continue Reading

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Becky's 1960 Vintage Trailer Craft Studio

By: Diy maven Aug 13, 2014

Becky and her husband tricked out their vintage 1960's Streamline trailer to serve as her craft studio, and the outcome is nothing less than delightful. Paper crafting, sewing, whatever...if I had this gem in my yard, I'd never want to leave it.

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Make It: Easy DIY Cut Paper Wall Art

By: Capreek Aug 12, 2014

With only a few basic craft supplies, you can turn a piece of paper into beautiful, nature-inspired wall… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Vintage Side Table Gets a Colorful DIY Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 11, 2014

Ah, yes. The ubiquitous "crummy old side table" that you see at just about every yard sale/garage sale/estate sale on the planet. Chances are you've passed by one without even noticing. After you see the makeover this side table got, though, you might just decide to bring one… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 15 Totally DIYable Wooden Furniture Ideas

By: Diy maven Aug 08, 2014

Ever since I wrote my first post on Curbly back in '06, some of my favorite finds have been products that are totally DIYable. Especially wood working products. Shelves, tables, light fixtures, cubbies, I'm not choosy. The items just have to be stylish yet simple enough to reproduce just by looking at them. Going through Curbly's coffers, I found no less than 15 of these gemsContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Leather Sling Chair IKEA Hack

By: Capreek Aug 06, 2014

What do you do when you need some extra lounge-y seating indoors but don't want to spend a fortune? Turn an IKEA beach chair into a stylish, Scandinavian-inspired sling chair, that's… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Plant Stand

By: Capreek Aug 05, 2014

Chances are, you've seen a Case Study planter before -- it's the quintessential modern planter that's been in magazines and stylish entryways since the end of WWII. Nowadays, though, it goes to the tune of $150 -- and up (way up) depending on the style and size. If you like the look but not the price, here's a DIY version you can make for a fraction of the… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Dated Kitchen Gets a Fresh New Look for Under $2K

By: Capreek Aug 04, 2014

Kitchens are typically one of the most expensive home renovation projects you can undertake. That's just the way it goes -- well, most of the time! In this case, the kitchen you see here underwent a total facelift for under… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A New York Animal Shelter Gets a Colorful Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 04, 2014

I'm a big animal lover, which may or may not be a big part of why I love this animal shelter makeover (besides the fact that it's just plain awesome)!    … Continue Reading

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Before and After: Grody Tin Shelf Gets Pottery-Barn-Style Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 01, 2014

I found this makeover tucked in the much bigger makeover Suesan gave her 164-year-old federal-style brick home, which in and of itself is pretty amazing. She tackled everything in that makeover and documents it as well. BUT when I was perusing all her hard work, this grody, tin shelf really stuck out. Probably because I have about 8 of them in various collection areas, of our house (like in the downstairs laundry room & garage) in various stages of… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Upholstered Headboard

By: Capreek Jul 31, 2014

After eight years, our old IKEA bed has finally bitten the dust and we're on the prowl for a modern headboard that won't break the bank. If you're in a similar boat, check out this beautiful, statement-piece DIY… Continue Reading

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10 Fun DIY Home Decor Projects Using Rope

By: Faith-towers Jul 31, 2014

10 DIY Rope Projects For Your Home

Rope is one of those materials that is primarily used in a utilitarian sort of way, but if you look hard enough online you can find some pretty great DIY projects using different types of rope. I've rounded up my favorites for you, so you don't have to go searching for… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Dramatic, Pattern-Filled Bathroom Makeover

By: Capreek Jul 30, 2014

This bathroom already had a lot going for it: marble counters, an amazing floor, and a decent layout. And, for all intents and purposes, I would totally steal it. But it was lacking the drama and style that truly reflected the homeowner's tastes (who just so happens to be Ana Gasteyer of SNL fame). So, what to do? Add some serious, serious… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Retro-Inspired IKEA Storage Hack

By: Capreek Jul 29, 2014

IKEA products are known for being easy to customize, but sometimes those plans don't quite work out. I came across this unfortunate IKEA Fira unit at the thrift shop. Its previous owner got creative with paint, glue, and origami paper. No wonder they donated it -- it looked terrible! I'm always looking for useful storage solutions, so I brought it home determined to make it look great in my 1950's apartment. With a few simple tools and materials, I transformed it into a unique, retro-inspired piece that matches the rest of my… Continue Reading

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