Funeral Home Turned Ghost House

By: Diy maven Jan 09, 2013

There's a few reasons you might not want to spend a lot of time in the ghost house, and it's not because it looks spooky. It'd be because it was a funeral home (and before that a school and before that a prison. Talk about bad juju). The house, located in France, was transformed into its present state by Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Honeycomb Shelves

By: Capreek Jan 08, 2013

created at: 01/08/2013

It's projects like this that make me wish I had an endless length of empty wall space. While this is going on my ever-growing "someday" list, those of you who are looking for a clever shelving solution will definitely want to tackle this project!    Continue Reading

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Make It: A LP Side Table

By: Diy maven Jan 08, 2013

Plant stand + LP = side table. Would you believe I actually HAD a plant stand like that? I gave it away to a charity shop. Oye. Anyway...if I made one I'd probably useContinue Reading

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Spellbinding Marker Installations

By: Diy maven Jan 08, 2013

Heike Weber uses permanent markers to make spellbinding art installations. The floors and walls that serve as her canvases have a life of their own, engulfing their rooms' inhabitantsContinue Reading

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Roundup: 15 DIY Office Storage and Organization Ideas

By: Capreek Jan 07, 2013

created at: 01/07/2013

Raise your hand if your home office or workspace could use some help in the storage and organization departments! That's everyone, right? Check out these 15 clever DIY ideas that are sure to make your space more functional -- and boost your productivity!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Wooden Yarn Bowl

By: Capreek Jan 07, 2013

created at: 01/07/2013

Whether you knit or simply have a slew of fabulously talented knitter friends, this simple DIY idea is the perfect accessory for this yarn-based craft!     Continue Reading

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Make It: Giant Confetti Wall Mural

By: Matt allison Dec 28, 2012

created at: 12/28/2012

Many of us suffer from what I call 'White Wall Syndrome'. We spend so much time analyzing what to hang on them by pinning ideas and laboring over artworks we can't afford that we don't get around to actually doing anything with them!

This simple project is a great way to get some color up on your walls without costing the earth -- and it's the perfect family holiday project!

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How To: Make DIY Faceted Wooden Wall Hooks

By: Capreek Dec 28, 2012

created at: 12/26/2012

My facet-loving heart nearly exploded when these wall hooks showed up on my doorstep a few weeks ago. Always up to a DIY challenge, my good friend (and Curbly Editor-in-Chief) Chris was kind enough to create these from scratch when I asked him if he thought it was something he could pull off. Not only did he rise to the challenge, but he did it in a way that anyone with some basic woodworking skills could re-create for themselves!     Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Modern Chalkboard Wall Calendar

By: Capreek Dec 27, 2012

created at: 12/26/2012

If puppy and kitten calendars aren't quite your thing, we've got a sweet DIY project that's sure to tickle your modern-aesthetic-loving fancy!     

I love that this calendar can be used year after year, not to mention the fact that it's just plain awesome to look at. To recreate the look, all you need is some chalkboard paint and a bit of painter's tape. Check out Stylizimo for tips and a tutorial on gettingContinue Reading

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7 Rooms in 1 Apartment

By: Diy maven Dec 26, 2012

Imagine having an apartment that includes a home office, living room, bathroom, dining room (that seats ten!) , bedroom, guest room and kitchen all in a 420 square foot space. Fair Companies were able to Continue Reading

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Best of Curbly: Top 40 Design Trend Projects of 2012

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 21, 2012

created at: 12/20/2012

The year is beginning to wind down, with New Year's just ten days away. It's been a great 12 months, filled with plenty of DIYs and no shortage of trends, from neon and color blocked to polka dots and ombre. To celebrate the trends of the year, here's a top 40 list focused on the best design trend projects of 2012.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Easy Homemade Holiday Lollipops

By: Capreek Dec 21, 2012

created at: 12/19/2012

Still looking for a quick and easy gift idea for all those friendly acquaintances in your life? Whip up a batch of these homemade lollipops, tie them up in a fancy bow, and you're set!      Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Geometric Mobile

By: Capreek Dec 20, 2012

created at: 12/19/2012

I've professed my love of mobiles many a time, so when I see a particularly awesome one, I can't help sharing it!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: Striped Mudroom Inspiration

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 20, 2012

created at: 12/19/2012

I swear, I never get tired of seeing what a few cans of paint and a little decorating can do for a space. It's a budget-conscience option and nearly anyone can do it. So if you're hoping to tackle a makeover project over the holiday break, use this before and after as inspiration to get you started.   

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Heavenly Plywood Stars

By: Diy maven Dec 19, 2012

Presented at this year's Burning Man, this installation of 7-12 foot stars arranged in the shape of Orion was meant to bring a sense of heaven to earth. They were constructed to look as lovely in the daytime as night. Check out theContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Painted Glass Holiday Tumblers

By: Capreek Dec 19, 2012

created at: 12/19/2012

Whether you're looking for a last-minute gift idea or just want to spruce up some older drinkware for the holidays, this easy project is for you!     Continue Reading

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Holiday in the Southern Hemisphere: What It's Like Celebrating Christmas in Summer

By: Matt allison Dec 19, 2012

created at: 12/19/2012

We are less than a week away from Christmas. The trees are up, carols fill the airwaves, and gifts are being wrapped...but there's simply no way it's gonna be a white Christmas at my house.

You see right now here in Cape Town, South Africa the weather is a little shy of a 110 degrees, the surfs high and our pristine beaches are covered with tanned bodies flocking to 'The Fairest Cape'.  'Cause it's summer.   

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How To: Make Simple DIY Felt Tree Ornaments

By: Capreek Dec 18, 2012

created at: 12/18/2012

How adorable are these felt tree ornaments?? There's still time to whip up a few for yourself or as cheery little gift toppers!     Continue Reading

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Best of Curbly: Top 10 DIY Art Projects of 2012

By: Capreek Dec 17, 2012

created at: 12/17/2012

As 2012 rolls to a close, we're paying tribute to a year full of awesome DIY ideas with roundups of our most-loved projects and posts! First up, our ten favorite art and art-inspired decor projects. Enjoy!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Tube Light

By: Capreek Dec 17, 2012

created at: 12/17/2012

This minimalist DIY light reminds me a little bit of the (much, much more expensive) Pipe Light by Tom Dixon. While his version is made from powder coated aluminum, this clever interpretation is crafted from -- wait for it -- a discarded cardboard poster tube!     Continue Reading

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