How To: Make The Fifth Element Stones Candle Holders

By: Diy maven Aug 05, 2015
Photo: antagonizer via Instructables

Aziz LIGHT! Instructabler, The Antagonizer (who've I've made sound like a superhero and rightly so) constructed The Fifth Element elemental stones out of blocks of wood to fashion candle holders much to the delight of fellow Leeloo lovers everywhere, me included. (Obviously.) If we'd breatheContinue Reading

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How to: Turn a Sewing Basket into a Playful Planter

By: Hellolidy Jul 30, 2015
Turn a Sewing Basket into a Playful Planter | Hello Lidy for Curbly

I love those cute and quirky vintage pieces that are truly unique, but sadly no longer serve a purpose that they once did. Take for example this darling sewing basket that was given to me. I couldn't say no, it had way too much potential - but I don't sew and I had no actual use for it. So, I decided to turn this sewing basket into a 4-legged llama planter. Yes, llama planter. Just bare with me for a minute! 

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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 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 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

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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