Eye Candy: 15 Totally DIYable Wooden Furniture Ideas

By: Diy maven Aug 08, 2014

Ever since I wrote my first post on Curbly back in '06, some of my favorite finds have been products that are totally DIYable. Especially wood working products. Shelves, tables, light fixtures, cubbies, I'm not choosy. The items just have to be stylish yet simple enough to reproduce just by looking at them. Going through Curbly's coffers, I found no less than 15 of these gems justContinue Reading

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Make It (I Dare You): DIY Glass Bottle Chandelier

By: Diy maven Aug 05, 2014

This DIY glass bottle chandelier sorta blows all those other DIY glass bottle chandeliers we've seen out of the water. Of course it wouldn't be as easy a DIY either. That's where the 'dare' comes in. You see, the makers of this chandelier--the folks behind DIY Network's Blog Cabin--whipped outContinue Reading

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Before & After: Crawl Space Turned Bed Nook

By: Diy maven Jul 28, 2014

Most people think of potential storage space when they think of crawl space. Not the owners of the home with the second-story pictured above. They decided to take out the wall, open up the three-foot deep crawlspace andtuck a bed in it. Adding striking white tongue and groove and removing the window air conditioner brighten things up considerably. They also added a curtain between the bed and the working space to delineate the owners'Continue Reading

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DIY Starry Night Cityscape Lampshade

By: Diy maven Jul 22, 2014

When I was a kid, every time we'd get a postcard with a cityscape on the front, I'd snag it. Using a pin, I'd poke holes along the outline the buildings. Then I'd hold the card up to a light and witness a little magic. The city wasContinue Reading

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Before and After: A "Cool" Dining Room Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jul 07, 2014

Dining Room Makeover

This dining room was fine. It was workable. Decent. But the owners wanted to transform it from okay to amazing. So they made a few changes, and chose their furniture carefully. Check out the gorgeous final result after the jump.    

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Before and After: IKEA Solutions for a Growing Family

By: Diy maven Jul 07, 2014

The Fair family won a free home makeover courtesy of IKEA. And it came at just the right time. The family of five was outgrowing their 1,500 square foot Charlotte home as fast as their three childrenContinue Reading

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Museum Tour: Art as Home Furnishings

By: Diy maven Jul 02, 2014

Earlier this spring, I had the opportunity to visit an exhibit at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center entitled, "Art in the Home." Although some of the art was the conventional hang-on-the-wall kind, most of the pieces were the furnishings themselves. Tables, chairs, benches, vessels, light fixtures. Everywhere I looked was a piece of art. It was, as you can imagine, incrediblyContinue Reading

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Shopping Guide: Affordable Outdoor Accessories for Entertaining

By: Capreek Jun 25, 2014

It's officially summer now (hooray), which means you're practically required to spend as much time as possible outdoors. To celebrate, we've rounded up some super colorful and totally affordable outdoor accessories that are perfect for entertaining guests all summer long!         Continue Reading

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How To: Make Mod Solar Lamps for the Garden

By: Diy maven Jun 25, 2014

My girl Shelly never ceases to amaze me. Usually my amazement stems from her fabulous upholstery projects, but, in this case, it comes from inflatable balls and string. This particular project started with DIY salvageContinue Reading

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How To: Make an Over-Sized Geometric Table Lamp from Scratch

By: Capreek Jun 24, 2014

Looking for some statement piece lighting, but don't want to break the bank? Try your hand at this easy DIY table lamp!      Continue Reading

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How To: Make an Outdoor Chandelier with a Hula Hoop

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 17, 2014

I never would have guessed that a trip down the kid's toy aisle would be where one would find the main item needed for an outdoor lighting project. As it turns out, though, a hula hoop is the perfect supply for this DIY. Click through to find out how to make a hanging rope chandelier with this unexpected item.   Continue Reading

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How To: Create an Inviting Entry Outside to Inside

By: Diy maven Jun 17, 2014

Will Rogers once said, "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." Entryways, both outside and inside, are our guests' first impression to our home. And, oftentimes, our exterior entrances are the only impression our neighbors have of us. Which is why it's good to periodically turn a critical eye to them and get down to some spiffing up.       Continue Reading

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Roundup: 6 Awesome and Easy DIY Fire Pits

By: Capreek Jun 16, 2014

I don't know about you, but I feel like an evening get together outdoors just isn't complete without the warmth and mystique of a well-made fire. Unfortunately, fire pits can be quite pricey, but with a few simple materials you can make your own for a fraction of the cost. Here are 6 modern DIY fire pit ideas for just about any skill level!     Continue Reading

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10 Ways To Transform String Lights For Your Deck or Patio

By: Faith-towers Jun 12, 2014

10 Ways To Transform String Lights For Your Deck Or Patio

It's outdoor party season, and there's nothing prettier than a twinkling set of string lights once the sun goes down. Plain old lights are fun, but there are plenty of ways to make them a bit more exciting - dress them up with these fun DIY ideas.   

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Roundup: 12 Festive DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects

By: Capreek Jun 11, 2014

It's outdoor entertaining season and what's a party without a little ambiance? To help get your outdoor space ready for the festive months ahead, we've rounded up 12 creative DIY lighting projects that are sure to cheer up your yard, patio, or balcony!        Continue Reading

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