Before and After: Funky 60's Lamp Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 27, 2015

Photo: Little Vintage Cottage

Tania picked up this funky 1960's lamp at Goodwill for $2.99. Her original intention was giving it a makeover and then selling it. Only the first part happened. The second part didn't because she fell in love with it and decided to keep it for herself. As far as the brown and orange color combo...you may love itContinue Reading

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How to: Simple and Modern DIY Magnetic Poster Frame

By: Hellolidy Jul 23, 2015
DIY Magnetic Poster Frame

I inherited a love for art from my grandmother. Her home was seriously a museum that I loved to peruse and take in. It was full of beautiful decor and art; some she brought into Canada with her after she immigrated from Holland. Some, she picked up along the way. I always thought she spent a fortune on most of her collections. But it turns out, they were affordable prints that simply spoke to her, which she collected over time. And that is exactly how I seem to collect the many pieces of art in our home. The problem is, I'm running out of frames to hang them in, so I decided to create a minimal and modern magnetic poster frame! 

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Before and After: Darling IKEA Side Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 20, 2015

Photo: Dwell Beautiful

Erica's sister had an old IKEA side table that no one wanted. Like the good DIYer she is, Erica adopted it knowing she could bring out its inner beauty. Some cleverly-applied painter's tapeContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Concrete Succulent Planter

By: Diy maven Jul 15, 2015
Photo: homedit

If you've never mixed up concrete, poured it into a mold, let it cure, and popped it out of said mold, you haven't lived. Well, you haven't lived life as a self-actualized DIY fanatic yet. Cuz working with concrete is fun, son. And it reallyContinue Reading

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GENIUS: Deceptively Simple DIY Birch Tree Art

By: Diy maven Jul 14, 2015
Photo: Persia Lou

The secret behind creating this collection of birch trees is...what for it....an old credit card. When you see how Alexis uses the credit card you just might agree that it's kinda genius. Not only is the project deceptively simpleContinue Reading

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How to: DIY Hanging Planter Shelf

By: Hellolidy Jul 09, 2015
DIY Hanging Planter Shelf

I love summer - it's my favorite season! Says everyone, I'm sure.  But here in Canada, I really mean it!! When you come from a country that has winter almost eight  months out of the year, you don't take one second of summer for granted. Which is why I'm obsessed with filling my house with fresh plants to bring that summery vibe indoors and to also carry me through those cold winters! And this DIY hanging shelf project is a really fun way to display those plants! Continue Reading

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Trend Alert: 10 Can't Miss Pineapple DIY Tutorials

By: Faith-towers Jul 09, 2015
10 DIY Pineapple Projects
Photo: Poppytalk

If you've made your way around Pinterest lately, you've probably noticed a trend... pineapples! They're everywhere it seems these days - so we thought we'd share some fun DIY pineapple-themed projects with you.   

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How to: Super Simple Painted Stool Makeover

By: Hellolidy Jul 01, 2015
DIY Simple Stool Makeover

We have a lot of thrift store finds in our home - how about you? Firstly because we can't walk  away from a good deal when we see one! And secondly, I just love a simple challenge to see what I can do to breath new life into an old and neglected piece. Take for example this hot pink stool I found for $3! I actually didn't mind the color too much, but what I really loved about it was how solid it was and the fact that you don't see a lot of stools with only 3 legs. So, I had to have it! I decided to convert it to a small side table for our daughters room, but she can still use it as a stool if need be. Continue Reading

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How to: DIY Minimalist Wire Mesh Shelf

By: Hellolidy Jun 23, 2015
DIY Wire Mesh Shelf

I feel like I am always low on storage and organizational pieces, especially ones that look great in my home. This week, we decided to try and combat some of the piles we have going on and came up with these stylish, but practical, DIY wire mesh shelves! 

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How to: Make a Glowing Table and Shelves

By: Diy maven Jun 23, 2015
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Oh. My. Goodness. A glowing table. I mean, seriously, how cool is that? The process might seem daunting, but it sounds like it's pretty easy. This particular table was made out of a piece of Pecky Cypress, but any species with voids (the more the better!) could work too. The glowing bit comes from clear casting resinContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Massive Manhattan Living Room Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jun 22, 2015

Before and After: A Massive Manhattan Living Room Makeover
Photo: Domino

There was nothing memorable about this living room. It was a mishmash of colors and styles, and the furniture choices made the space feel smaller than it actually was. But just wait until you see the amazing transformation.   

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Way Before and Way After: A Living Room's Style Evolution

By: Diy maven Jun 22, 2015

Photo: Love of Homes

Generally we see room transformations around here described with a simple "before" and "after." This is what it looked like yesterday, and this is what it looks like today. Those are great and all, but I find the most interesting makeovers are the ones that depict a transformation of style over years. People change as they live their lives, there's no getting around that, so it makes sense that their personal style reflect that. It saysContinue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Modern Bent Plywood Light Fixture

By: Hellolidy Jun 17, 2015
DIY Molded Plywood Light Fixture

Lighting is one my favorite things to DIY because the possibilities are endless, and experimenting with different materials and techniques never disappoints! Thoughtful lighting really helps elevate any room to the next level, bringing it outside the box and avoid the generic "there's a lamp" feeling. It's functional art, which is what I love about this molded plywood light fixture and its sculptural design! 

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DIY Modern Floor Lamp; Better Than The Original?

By: Diy maven Jun 16, 2015
Photo: Land of Nod

Land of Nod's Hemisphere's Floor Lamp ($150) was Ashley's inspiration to create a $25 version that, personally, I like better than the original. But, then again, I'm a sucker forContinue Reading

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Turn a Wooden Bowl Into a Modern Plant Stand

By: Hellolidy Jun 10, 2015
DIY Modern Plant Stand

With all the plants I've been adding to our home, it's getting a little expensive to obtain all these pots and planters I've been eyeing. So,  I decided to transform a typical wooden bowl from the discount store into a modern plant stand to give these guys a home with style.Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fantastic IKEA Hacks You Won't Want To Miss

By: Faith-towers Jun 09, 2015
10 Fantastic IKEA Hacks
Photo: Infarrantly Creative

IKEA hacks are always a hit here on Curbly, and it's easy to see why. They're creative, affordable and completely customizable for your own home. So here are ten fantastic ones that I've been ogling recently.   

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Make It: DIY Reversible Typographic Artwork

By: Jeran Jun 08, 2015
Photo: Jeran McConnel

I love changing my decor, I'm not talking about replacing all the furniture, just switching up the accessories. Usually my home decor stays more on the neutral side of things. But, this summer, I'm wanting more and more color in my life and home. I may have commitment issues though, so I made this cute reversible 'HI" shelf sign. Now, when I'm tired of color, I can flip these around and go back to my usual boring neutral self.  

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Make It: DIY Mid-Century Boomerang Coffee Table

By: Hellolidy Jun 03, 2015

DIY Mid-Century Boomerang Coffee Table

Ever since we moved into our new home, I've been itching to find another great coffee table for our living room. I absolutely love our reclaimed wood coffee table that we currently have, but I wanted to switch things up a bit and try something new.  After doing a lot of online shopping I found that everything was either a bit more than I was willing to spend or not quite the right shape or size for our space. So, we came up with our very own design, a mid-century modern-inspired boomerang table! 

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How to: Make a Tropical Leaf Side Table

By: Hellolidy May 28, 2015
DIY Tropical Leaf Side Table » Curbly | DIY Design Community

As a plant lover, I am all for the latest big tropical leaf trend you might see popping up in design and fashion lately! It's fresh, vibrant and celebrates the beauty of nature into every day life. I've been trying to find unique ways to incorporate this look in our home and decided to try something a little unexpected by creating a playful tropical leaf side table!

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Eye Candy: 10 Deliciously Colorful Living Room Sofas

By: Faith-towers May 28, 2015
10 Colorful Living Room Sofas
Photo: Devon Dyer Design

It can be scary to buy a colorful sofa - it's a big investment, and quite a commitment. But if you can muster up the courage to do it, it's sure to pay off in a big way. Here are ten gorgeous brightly-colored sofas that make big statements.   

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