My Favorite How-To Originals Out of 4000 Posts

By: Diy maven Mar 10, 2014

This, my friends, marks my 4000th post on Curbly. To celebrate, I thought I'd cull through my how-to originals and round up some of my favorites and tell you what became of them.

I turned an old (and heavy) tripod into floor lamp for my office back in 2007. It's still here, and I still love it.… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make a Spatula Ceiling Lampshade

By: Diy maven Mar 03, 2014

Imagine looking up at your ceiling and seeing the aurora borealis. Okay, maybe these spatula's turned lampshade aren't as stunning, but theyContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Simple DIY Cone Pendant Lamp

By: Capreek Feb 27, 2014

Want a no-fuss, no-tools-required DIY project that not only looks great but is functional, too? Check out this simple cone pendant lamp project!… Continue Reading

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How To: Build Modular Geometric Lamps From Paper

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 27, 2014

It's amazing the things you can create with paper and these modular lamps are no exception. Each one is uniquely different and definitely makes a statement.  … Continue Reading

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Curbly Bookworm: DIY Furniture 2: A Step-by-Step Guide

By: Diy maven Feb 26, 2014

A few years ago, designer/maker Christopher Stuart hit the ground running with his book DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide. I reviewed it for Curbly, giving it a glowing shout-out. When Christopher's followup book appeared in my mailbox last week, my first thought was, "more of the same?" The answer… Continue Reading

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Before and After: One Week Bathroom Makeovers

By: Diy maven Feb 24, 2014

(Get ready for some B & A overload.) The company is called One Week Bath and that's just what they do: make over bathrooms in a week. Located in Southern California, One Week BathContinue Reading

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How To Make An Industrial Light Chandelier

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 20, 2014

Edison Style Industrial ChandelierChandeliers are gorgeous, but they cost a pretty penny. Instead of a fancy ornamental style, the industrial look is making a comeback. What's even better? You can build one yourself and save half the… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Leather Pendant Light

By: Matt allison Feb 19, 2014

DIY Leather Pendant Light

There have been a few leather and wood craft projects going around, but this is one of the first that combines the two into a contemporary DIY pendant light fixture. Step by step instructions available at the link… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 25+ DIY Cloud Decor Projects

By: Capreek Feb 12, 2014

Cloud-shaped decor has been a quietly growing trend for the past few years and, considering how easy (and adorable) most of these projects are, it's no wonder! Check out some of our favorite DIY cloud ideas… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Contemporary Pendant Light Made with Feathers. Yes, Feathers.

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 11, 2014

You wouldn't know it by looking at the supplies list, but as it turns out, you can make a sophisticated, sculptural hanging pendant light using the materials pictured above. Believe me, I was surprised too. Take a… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Drastic Bathroom Makeover

By: Faith-towers Feb 10, 2014

Clearly this bathroom had seen better days. But the room had lots of potential, with plenty of space and some great details. Click through to see the incredible… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Skeleton Lampshade How-To

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 23, 2014

We've all seen a lampshade or two like this at an estate sale or thrift store, and just passed it by. Let's face it, these shades aren't the cutest, but there is an easy way to take these lampshades from dated to trendy. Want to know… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Constellation Lamp

By: Matt allison Jan 22, 2014

DIY Constellation Lamp

I stumbled across this great little cross-stitch piece, it turns a bland old drum shade into to fab decor feature and better still when illuminated highlights the constellations. Head on over to download the FREE pattern guide and get… Continue Reading

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Colorful IKEA MASKROS Pendant Resurrection

By: Diy maven Jan 15, 2014

Ever wreck something in a move? That's exactly what happened with an IKEA MASKROS pendant lamp like the one pictured above. Its owners fixed the damaged lamp and in a very… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Industrial-Modern Copper Pendant Lamp

By: Capreek Jan 14, 2014

A little bit modern, a little bit industrial, a whole lot of awesome: this DIY pendant light can be made in one afternoon and enjoyed for years to… Continue Reading

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