Roundup: 10 Easy Ways To Make Your Home Feel More Cozy

By: Faith-towers Jan 07, 2014

There is a windchill of -4 degrees fahrenheit right now here in Boston, and the temperature throughout much of the rest of the U.S. has plummeted to record lows. And we're only part way through the winter! So I thought today would be the perfect day to share some easy ways to make your home more cozy and inviting this… Continue Reading

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Make It: Gold-leaf Lamp Shade

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 18, 2013

I'm really all about gold-leafing this holiday season. Actually, I'm really all about gold-leafing all the time. I love to shine up lots of household items and this lampshade is one of the prettiest gold-leafing projects I've seen!  … Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Porcelain Holiday Luminaries

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 12, 2013

I'm almost done decorating around the house for the holidays, but I need one more thing that I can put on the mantle before I call it 'done'. As usual, I'm looking for something minimal and not overly Christmas-y, and I think I found the perfect project to fit that description - DIY porcelain tree… Continue Reading

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How to: Turn an Outdoor Light Fixture into an Indoor Holiday Lantern

By: Diy maven Dec 03, 2013

 

I had this old outdoor light fixture taking up space in the garage just waiting to be converted into an indoor, decorative lantern. So simple, the project took about an hour to finish, not including drying time for the spray paint. To start a conversion like this, a little reverse engineering is in order.… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Glam Copper Lampshade Makeover

By: Capreek Nov 25, 2013

I love this makeover idea for transforming a ho-hum plastic lamp shade into some statement… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Alternative Ways To Display Christmas Lights

By: Faith-towers Nov 25, 2013

I've always loved the pretty warm glow of white christmas lights. They're festive without being over-the-top. And it turns out that you can use them in all kinds of different ways. Check out my ten favorite alternative string light display ideas after the… Continue Reading

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Brilliant: How to Make a Starburst Drinking Straw Lamp

By: Diy maven Nov 19, 2013

Craft celebrity Mark Montano shows his brilliance with this drinking straw lamp. It's made of about 500 drinking straws, 1 plug-in light fixture with a chandelier-bulb-sized socket, and… Continue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Colorful Holiday Votive Candles with Hot Glue!

By: Faith-towers Nov 14, 2013

I came up with this idea one night while watching Project Runway. Designer Justin LeBlanc created a hot glue embellished dress, and I wanted to turn that technique into a decorative holiday project for the home. The process was super simple, super affordable, and I totally love how they turned out. Let's make… Continue Reading

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How to: Brilliant Wax Paper Lantern Project

By: Faith-towers Nov 11, 2013

My mouth dropped open when I ran across this project; it's pretty darn genius. There is a certain wintery elegance about these lanterns, and they give off the perfect amount of warm cozy light when the candles are lit inside. These would make the perfect gift. Click through to find out more about these elegant little… Continue Reading

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Magical: Chandelier That Turns Room into Forest

By: Diy maven Nov 08, 2013

This chandelier is magical in that it can turn any room into a forest. From HildenDiaz, "Forms of Nature" is a sculpture that mimics a bundle of branches formed around a light source. When you flip the switch, as it were, the shadows the sculpture-branches throw on the wall turn the room into an enchanted… Continue Reading

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Make It: Fabulous Fallen Leaf Lantern

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 06, 2013

Looking for a unique project to take your autumn decor to the next level? Wow your visitors and friends with this lantern made from gilded leaves!      

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Make It: DIY Cage Light Sconce IKEA Hack

By: Capreek Nov 04, 2013

I've seen a few cool DIY shelf bracket wall light ideas over the last few years, but they've often been missing one thing: an actual… Continue Reading

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The Curbly House: Our Kitchen Revealed!

By: Alicia Oct 31, 2013

In the whole history of the Curbly House, I don't think I have ever been more excited or proud to share a room with you. Because friends, our kitchen journey has been long and ugly. When we first set eyes on the house, the kitchen looked like this:

And, it remained like this for far too long, fifteen long months, to be exact (though, to be fair, we actually only lived with it this way for nine months). The… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Brass Swing Arm Lamp

By: Capreek Oct 28, 2013

Every now and then you see a project that stops you in your tracks; the end result looks so amazing--so perfectly executed--that you have a hard time believing that it was a DIY project at… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Rustic Wooden Floor Lamp

By: Capreek Oct 22, 2013

Grab that reclaimed wood you've been holding onto "just in case" and take a look at this rustic/woodsy/kinda-nautical-ish tripod style floor lamp… Continue Reading

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