DIY Romantic Star Projector

By: Diy maven Oct 05, 2011

The DIY part of the AstroStar ($22) star projector is its assembly. A fun project for you and the kiddos, if you have any. If you don't, even better, because Continue Reading

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Make It: Pumpkin Luminary

By: Craftmel Oct 05, 2011

created at: 10/05/2011

It finally got below 100 degrees where I live (why do I live here?), and suddenly I have Fall Fever.  I was on the hunt for easy and inexpensive fall decor ideas and found this luminescent beauty, made completely out of materials found at your Dollar store or around the house.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Drum Light, Literally

By: Craftmel Sep 27, 2011

created at: 09/22/2011

When Lindsay says she has a drum shade in her house, I'm sure most of us would picture the regular drum shades, round and generally unexciting.  But what she had envisioned and brought to fruition was something a little more literal.    Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Wire Orb Light!

By: Capreek Sep 26, 2011

created at: 09/25/2011

The Random Light by Moooi has inspired many a DIY variation (including this cool hemp version), but this is the first time I've seen the aesthetic translated into wire--and I love it!  It's a perfect statement piece for just about any style interior from contemporary to farmhouse, eclectic to modern.  Of course, the best part is you can make it yourself!   Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make a Colorful Two-Toned Lamp Shade!

By: Capreek Sep 22, 2011

created at: 09/22/2011

If you're looking for an affordable way to spruce up your decor or add a playful pop of color, you're in luck!  We've just found the perfect DIY solution for you.  Read on!   Continue Reading

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How to Make a Bentwood Sconce

By: Diy maven Sep 20, 2011

created at: 09/20/2011

The supplies to make this gorgeous bentwood wall sconce can be found in any big box store, but it does require a bit of electrical know-how. Namely, hardContinue Reading

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Make It: Tuna Can Hurricane Lamp

By: Diy maven Sep 19, 2011

Candle-Lantern-Supplies-Nee

A standing 'O' to Diane for finding a clever way to reuse tuna cans and thrift store finds to create stylish outdoor lighting. Pictured above are the basic materials she used to create the lamps. As for the outcome, here's one traditional version, but....Continue Reading

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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 knock-off.   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 style.   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 me.   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.  

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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 on!   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 ourContinue 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!   

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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 pictured above.Continue Reading

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