How To: Make A DIY Hanger Coat Rack

By: Matt allison Oct 24, 2012

created at: 10/24/2012

I stumbled across this Ready-Made submission that Das rote Paket received for a competition they were running. It's cheap, cheerful and quirky, key ingredients for my kind of… Continue Reading

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Make It: Stylish DIY Striped Curtain Panels

By: Capreek Oct 23, 2012

created at: 10/22/2012

Inspired by some $100 curtain panels she spotted from Crate & Barrel (that's 100 bucks each, people), blogger Beckie Farrant did what we love most here at Curbly: she made some herself (for cheap!) and created a tutorial for like-minded DIY decor… Continue Reading

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Before & After: Modern IKEA Table Makeover

By: Capreek Oct 22, 2012

created at: 10/22/2012

Ah, the Melltorp table. It's a great start to a modern dining table, but the melamine top leaves something to be desired (especially in the scratch-resistant and quality materials departments). What to do? DIY your own concrete tabletop, of course!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Colorful DIY Geometric Paper Mobile

By: Capreek Oct 18, 2012

created at: 10/18/2012

I looooooove mobiles. Love 'em. I love the energy they bring into a space, the visual interest, and the fact that they're not too terribly difficult to make yourself. And this DIY paper version? Easy peasy!… Continue Reading

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Make It: An Easy DIY Photo Display Ledge

By: Capreek Oct 17, 2012

created at: 10/17/2012

I made something similar to this during my photo school days, but it used foamcore and double stick tape and was not nearly as cool (or sturdy). That said, I LOVE this idea for a simple and creative way to display photos, prints, and art -- for cheap!… Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Metallic Foil Cards and Prints

By: Capreek Oct 16, 2012

created at: 10/16/2012

Fancify your homemade cards this season with this super easy DIY idea!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Ombre Glass Pendant Light

By: Capreek Oct 15, 2012

created at: 10/15/2012

Just when I was getting a little antsy with the ombre trend*, THIS project comes along. Dang you, awesome lighting projects! You get me every time.… 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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Freebie Alert: Modern Printable Halloween Gift Wrap

By: Capreek Oct 11, 2012

created at: 10/11/2012

This free black and white gift wrap, while created for Halloween, could definitely be used year-round! On top of that, you can even print it out to use as a poster or wall art! That's a whole lot of awesome, people.… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 25 Awesome DIY No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

By: Capreek Oct 10, 2012

created at: 10/10/2012

Looking for some no-carve pumpkin ideas? You've hit the motherlode, my friend! We've rounded up 25 awesome, modern, and totally clever pumpkin decorating projects that won't leave you with a sticky pile of pumpkin guts to clean up in the end. Sounds good, right? Read on!… Continue Reading

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Win a $450 Shopping Spree from Euro Style Lighting!

By: Capreek Oct 09, 2012

created at: 10/09/2012

Curbly and Euro Style Lighting have teamed up to host an Olioboard design contest! Entering is easy (and the prizes are awesome!) -- read on for more details on how to enter.… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 5 Creative DIY Ideas for Autumn Candle Decor

By: Capreek Oct 08, 2012

created at: 10/08/2012

Nothing says fall like cinnamon-scented candles, gourds, and a smattering of red maple leaves. Before you get completely carried away, though, here are 5 stylish DIY ideas for using candles (and the odd gourd or two) in your autumn decor!… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Knitted Candy Corn

By: Capreek Oct 08, 2012

created at: 10/08/2012

Okay, so I don't know exactly what you'd do with a bunch of knitted candy corn, but I'm willing to figure it out. Gifts? Table top decor? Dog toys?!… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Decorative Wall Hooks

By: Capreek Oct 04, 2012

created at: 10/04/2012

Ah, wall hooks. The perfect little decor element: form, function, and DIYable to the max!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Simple Canvas Wallet

By: Capreek Oct 03, 2012

created at: 10/03/2012

Um. I love this. Can I tell you the ways? It's easy. It's a great DIY gift idea. It's customizable. Oh, and did I mention easy?? Yeah, that's the big one.… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Washi Tape Storage Jars

By: Matt allison Oct 03, 2012

created at: 10/03/2012

I'll come clean. I have a bit of a Washi tape fetish. I'm constantly buying up rolls in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but where do you store them?

I've seen very inventive ways, but one of the simplest solutions is to store them in a glass jar, transforming them into a… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Geometric Frame Pendant Light

By: Capreek Oct 02, 2012

created at: 10/02/2012

Inspired by one of my favorite lights (the Frame Pendant by Iacoli & McAllister if you're curious), this DIY version is equally colorful and a fraction of the cost. Also? The perfect project for a rainy and cold autumn… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn a Bicycle Tube into a Pencil Pouch

By: Capreek Oct 01, 2012

created at: 09/30/2012

...or a gadget case, or a business card holder, or a sunglasses pouch. You get the idea; this easy DIY project is incredibly versatile!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern Geometric DIY Leather Mouse Pad

By: Capreek Oct 01, 2012

created at: 09/30/2012

We're nearing the finish line of our office makeover (more on that later) and so I've turned my attention to some of the finer details... details like, you know, mouse pads. After a desperate search to find some that blended form and function in a way that made my aesthetic-loving soul happy -- and failing -- I decided to make my own. And I'm glad I did because, holy cow, I love them!     

These bad boys combine a few of my… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Modern DIY Cardboard Pendant Light

By: Capreek Sep 28, 2012

created at: 09/27/2012

Got a cardboard box? Awesome! Turn that sucker into a pendant light!… Continue Reading

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