10 Clever IKEA Hacks That You Might Actually Use

By: Faith-towers Jan 05, 2015
10 Clever IKEA Hacks That You Might Actually Use

There's something so appealing to me about an IKEA hack. I love the idea of transforming a mass produced piece into a customized, one-of-a-kind item that nobody else has. And there are a lot of great ones kicking around the internet right now. Here are ten useful ones.   

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Make It: Cute and Clever Confetti Bowl

By: Diy maven Jan 05, 2015
VJULIET [http://www.vjuliet.com/2013/01/diy-confetti-bowl.html]

Got any confetti left over from your New Years eve celebration? No? No biggie. Any party store will have more.  And you probably already have on hand the rest of the supplies you'll need to make this crazy cute and clever decorative bowl. JulietaContinue Reading

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How To: Draw Your Hand in 3-D

By: Diy maven Dec 31, 2014
Sun Gazing [http://www.sun-gazing.com/draw-hand-3d/]

Forget using your hand to make a turkey--that was so last century. Now use that incredibly useful appendage to explore drawing in 3-D. The process is much simpler than you might imagine, but the outcome is kinda mind-blowing, especially when considering all it takes to do itContinue Reading

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How-To: Colorful Clay Coasters

By: Rachel mae smith Dec 29, 2014
DIY Colorful Coasters
via Oh Joy!

If you didn't know it by now, you can do amazing things with clay, and these colorful coasters by Oh Joy are proof! In less than an hour you can have a bright new addition to your coffee/dinner tables that would look great all year long. And if you've never worked with clay before, don't sweat it-- this project is the perfect place to start. 

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Do It Sparkly: DIYable Sequin-lined Lampshade

By: Diy maven Dec 29, 2014

This sequin-lined lampshade from DaWanda is like a perpetual celebration of New Year's Eve. Available in a variety of sequin colors, the lampshade clocks in at 86.90 Euros (about $106 US), but it looks like the maker doesn't ship to the US. What's a Yankee to do? Make one, of course. A black lampshade is easy to find, ($49 on Amazon), and justContinue Reading

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How To: Turn an Old Tire into a Pouf or Coffee Table

By: Diy maven Dec 22, 2014

When we first moved into our house, we found that the previous owners left behind a gift: an old tire in the attic space of the garage. We were so touched, not. Hauling it to the recycling center was just another thing to add to the money pit's to-do list. Now I wish we would have kept it as old, dejectedContinue Reading

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How-To: Wooden Drink Perch

By: Rachel mae smith Dec 19, 2014
DIY Drink Perch
by Francois et Moi

With just three cuts of wood and a bit of glue, you can end up with a chic drink perch for your couch! Not only is it a smart space saving solution, but it also looks great with a few stripes.
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Make It: Modern 3D Geometric Paper Christmas Tree

By: Capreek Dec 18, 2014

Christmas is right around the corner! If you still don't have a tree (or the floor space) or you simply want to add a modern, festive touch to an empty wall, check out this easy DIY idea!      Continue Reading

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Before and After: Thrift Store Table Gets a Modern Makeover

By: Rachel mae smith Dec 15, 2014

Modern Thrift Store Table Makeover
via Francois et Moi 

When it comes to furniture makeovers, it seems that more often than not, the simplest changes can have the most impact. The idea of buying a less than perfect piece in hopes making it over to use in your home on a daily basis can seem overwhelming at times, but like Francois et Moi's thrift store table makeover, sometimes all a piece needs is a fresh coat of paint and an easy hardware change. Continue Reading

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Before and After: Two Grandfather Clock Makeovers

By: Diy maven Dec 15, 2014

Generally, grandfather clocks are not topics of conversation in the Curbly neighborhood. However, because we all enjoy a makeover, here are two that might make you consider how a staple in the traditional 1970's homeContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Creative Ways To Use Burlap This Holiday Season

By: Faith-towers Dec 11, 2014

10 Creative Holiday Projects Using Burlap

Burlap is one of those materials that I always forget about, but it's really quite versatile. And it's especially prevalent this time of year. Here are ten super creative ways to decorate your home with burlap this holiday season.   

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How To: Turn an IKEA Dining Chair Into a Fornasetti Work of Art

By: Diy maven Dec 10, 2014

Even if you're not a fan of Fornasetti, the technique Mark Montano uses to turn an inexpensive IKEA dining chair into a work of art is more than kinda brilliant. First, he shot the chair withContinue Reading

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How To: Make Modern Door Stoppers with Concrete and Rope

By: Capreek Dec 09, 2014

Rope, concrete, and an empty milk carton or two are all you need to make your own version of these modern door stoppers!    Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: Super Stylish Handmade Home Decor Gift Ideas

By: Faith-towers Dec 09, 2014

Gift Guide: Super Stylish Handmade Home Decor Gift Ideas

I find that items for the home often make the best gifts. And handmade? Even better! Here's a list of ten of my very favorite handmade gifts from a variety of Etsy sellers.   

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