New Premium Tutorial: Make a Smart Bar Cart from an Upcycled Baby Changing Table

by Chris Gardner

created at: 07/15/2010

Hi Curbliers - We're still stocking our premium membership section with lots of fun, original how-tos. Now that the little ones have all grown up, its time to create some adult fun by transforming an old baby changing table into a smart bar cart.

"An old, outdated, three-tiered baby changing table seems like a perfect candidate for a makeover. Although the shelves are a bit too deep for a book shelf and the design doesn’t lend itself to a...

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Garden Mobiles Hanging Art with Nature

by Frithmobiles

Mobile Art aside the house ads color to the greenery. Mobiles are so fun, they dazzle your eyes with their movement and color. Make sure you untangle them from the wind.

Some mobiles look so much like plants, they blend right into the flower beds.

Can you see this mobile?

Make a collection on a side wall outside with fun beach collections of driftwood, rocks, flowers, found objects, toys, mobiles and even broken pots.

Multius mobile...

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Ugly Lamp Upgrade

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

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Finally, here's a way to reuse those ugly, shiny ceramic lamps from the thrift store. See how Erin of Lemon Tree Creations cleverly upcycled these two ugly dogs into two sweet nursery lamps with raffia and spray paint.  The design is modern and grown up enough to use in any room of the house.

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Modern art Baby Mobiles

by Frithmobiles

"Eliptusmobius" is 20"w x13"h, has petals for underneath viewing $135. The delicate balanced petals are so beautiful, blowing and watching them move is a wonder. Children that have mobiles near their bed or crib are known to be calmer, sleep better and have a wider imagination than those babies in a blank environment. Stimulation is the key, and a mobile not only activates the child's eyes, but stirs the brain to have more creativity...

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Make an Itty Bitty Bunny from Little Socks

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 04/01/2010

Bunnies are adorable and bunnies made out of little baby socks are even cuter. You can wow the kids and adults alike at Easter dinner by pulling out a pint sized bunny for each guest, your little Easter present to all.

Elsiemarley makes this look so easy. You only need a few items to whip up a

lil basket o' bunnies from itty bitty leftover baby socks. Hey, it's a green craft too.

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Design with Kids in Mind

by DIY Maven

Is kid stuff taking over your place? Do you feel as if you're living in the middle of a Toys R' Us? Does it look as if your decorator is a seven foot tall yellow bird? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, you might want to check out these very inspiring interiors from Design is Mine. They're proof that you CAN keep your stylish sensibilities while living the kid-centric life.

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Googly Eyes Clock.

by Chris Gardner

With one eye that rolls the minutes, and the other the hours, this simultaeneously bored/offended/interested/leery/tired plastic clock serves as a constant reminder of that thing they say about eyes and windows and souls. Oh, and what time it is.

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DIYable Santa-Clues

by DIY Maven

<i>Santa</i>-Clues – For proof of Santa’s visit

Do you have an offspring in the house that is having doubts about some tubby guy dressed in a red suit shimmying down fireplaces all over the world and leaving presents under Christmas trees for good boys and girls everywhere? Perhaps the little skeptic needs some clues to help extend the magic of the season.

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DIY Starscape Ceiling.

by Chris Gardner

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It's 2009, and glow-in-the-dark stick-em-up stars simply won't do any more. In the era of accessibility to LEDs, fiber optics, a quite accurate (albeit 2D) home planetarium can be had with a bit of wiring and alot of holes.

From Hack-a-Day: "[Mike Galloway] set out to install a lighted starscape in the ceiling of the baby room...This setup involves an LED based illuminator and bundles of fiber optics. [Mike] first mounted the illuminator in the...

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DIY Halloween Costumes: Start Early

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 2009-09-09

The ladies are getting a jump start on Thursday nights creatively stitching up costumes for their little candy mongers. We always seem to be rushed due to so many early October high faluttin' Halloween parties these kids have to attend. My rule is that these are the ONLY kids in the enitire world wearing that costume, i.e., be an individual. 

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Jonathan Adler for...Barbie?

by Chris Gardner

One of the U.S.'s top celebrity designs has teamed up with, well, Mattel, to create a line for another U.S. fashion icon, Barbara Millicent Roberts.

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"Jonathan Adler's fresh, modern ideas about interior design have established him as a true design visionary. Introducing the Jonathan Adler Loves Barbie Doll, a modern doll embodying the Adler lifestyle brand. Stylish, adorable, and oh-so-chic, Barbie comes with miniature accessories inspired by real...

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Papercraft Owls to Download.

by Chris Gardner

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I have no idea what the going rate for actual tiny, adorable owls are, but at MidoStudio, the going rate is four for a mere £1.00. "At just £1.00 this downloadable/print-at-home-able kit means that before long you will be cutting and pasting your way to avian bliss. Simply make your purchase with paypal and you will be automatically sent the .pdf file with all 4 owl templates and instructions. The kit will be sent to your email...

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