How to: Make a Beautiful Faux Capiz Chandelier

By: Craftmel Sep 14, 2011

created at: 09/13/2011

I am not ashamed to admit that I let out an audible gasp when I saw this knock-off chandelier project.  It is gorgeous!  And at over $200 less than its original inspiration, I'd call that a knock-out… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Accordion-Style Sconces!

By: Capreek Sep 12, 2011

created at: 09/11/2011

If you're looking to jazz up your bedside lighting situation, look no further!  This DIY accordion-style sconce is your ticket to illuminating late-night reading in… Continue Reading

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DIY Punched Brass Pendant Light

By: Kellyb Sep 09, 2011

created at: 09/04/2011

Ever see a DIY project and think THERE IS NO WAY because it's just so brilliant and so good that you can hardly believe it? That was this punched brass pendant light for… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Colorful DIY Ruffle Pendant Light - For Cheap!

By: Capreek Sep 08, 2011

created at: 09/06/2011

Colors, glorious colors, oh how I love you!  I especially love when you show up in unexpected places and blow my mind with your brilliance.  Because seriously, what you're doing for this DIY pendant light is OUT. OF. CONTROL.… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Solar-Powered "Sun Jars"!

By: Capreek Sep 05, 2011

created at: 09/04/2011

We've shared quite a few mason jar projects here on Curbly (did you see our roundup of 15 awesome uses for mason jars?) and we've even highlighted a purchasable sun jar, too.  Of course, it couldn't be too long before we found a DIYable version, right?  Well, at least not if the industrious people of the Internet have their way.  So, if you haven't yet exhausted your supply of jars from all those other rad projects and are looking for a fun, eco-friendly lighting solution, read… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Rock Candy Chandy

By: Diy maven Aug 24, 2011

created at: 08/24/2011

Yup, this little chandelier is made out of candy. Not sure of its longevity or if it would attract wee beasties, but for temporary applications, it doesn't get much more charming. Laura is… Continue Reading

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Back to School: Colorful Essentials for Happy Dorm Living!

By: Capreek Aug 24, 2011

created at: 08/24/2011

It's back to school season and for many starting or returning to college, a white cinder block room awaits.  Hooray for student housing!  Balancing school, jobs, and a social life is difficult enough, so we're making sure your home away from home is as non-depressing as possible.  We've rounded up a few of our favorite colorful essentials to make dorm life happy on the inside - and friendly on your student budget!… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Chandeliers in the Kitchen

By: Diy maven Aug 23, 2011

Domino Kitchen Design with Chandelier

Chandelier in the bathroom? Très chicChandelier in the bedroom?. Oo-la-la. Chandelier in the kitchen? I'm undecided about that one. Jury, what say you? 

The black against that blue does pop in the kitchen… Continue Reading

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Playing Card Pendant Light

By: Craftmel Aug 23, 2011

created at: 08/22/2011

When you thought you have seen them all, another pendant light takes the spotlight.  This one, made of playing cards, really ups the ante when it comes to DIY… Continue Reading

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How to: Make an Inexpensive Repurposed Placemat Lamp

By: Craftmel Aug 17, 2011

created at: 08/16/2011

All this talk of kitchens and cooking spaces and whatnot has me looking around at all the ways to spruce up my dining room.  I got a little sidetracked when I saw this alternate use for a cheap plastic placemat.  Forget the kitchen, we're headed to the… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Shirt Lamp

By: Diy maven Aug 11, 2011

created at: 08/11/2011

The pictures say it all for this how-to en españolA wooden hanger, a drill a thin scrap of timber, some… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Quatrefoil Lantern

By: Diy maven Aug 08, 2011

created at: 08/08/2011

Nike had been pining over a lantern she'd seen at Ballard Design. The pricetag, however, was a little steep ($59-$79), so Nike decided to make one. You'll never guess what she used to do it either. Have an idea? To see if you guessed right, take a look at the supplies list:… Continue Reading

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How to Turn a Music Stand into a Lamp

By: Diy maven Aug 01, 2011

created at: 08/01/2011

When I saw Kristine's music stand lamp yesterday, I was on Craigslist about a second later. Besides the stand, all we'd really need to make one is a lamp kit. And a shade, of course. Now for the… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Planter Turned Illuminated Nightstand

By: Diy maven Jul 29, 2011

Picture it: a bedside table with the light built in. Nice. Even nicer is how it's made. A big ol' fiberglass planter… Continue Reading

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Chandy Candy: Amazing Chandelier Makeover

By: Craftmel Jul 27, 2011

created at: 07/27/2011

If I were to tell you that this builder-basic chandelier was really a diamond in the rough and you'd want it in every room of your house, would you believe me?  What if I told you the key to success was a few metal baskets?  See for… Continue Reading

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