Halloween DIY: Make Weighted Bookends from Dollar Store Skulls

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 07, 2014

With a couple of dollars worth of plastic skulls, some scrap wood, and a few other materials, you can create a pair of weighted bookends that are strong enough to hold up plenty of books on the shelf, while also adding a little Halloween flair. Want to see how these turned out? Click through to see the after photos, along with the step by step tutorial.   Continue Reading

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10 Understated (and Totally Beautiful) Fall Decor Ideas

By: Faith-towers Oct 06, 2014

10 Understated (And Totally Beautiful) Fall Decor Ideas

When you look up "fall decor" on Pinterest, a lot of over-the-top, cheesy stuff comes up (in my opinion). So today I wanted to share some inspiration that would appeal to those of you who err on the side of simple and sophisticated. Read on for ten gorgeous ideas!   

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It's Finished! A Complete Tour of The Curbly House

By: Alicia Oct 02, 2014

This house tour is a long time coming. We've officially been in our "finished" house for one year, and we thought we'd celebrate with a big old fashioned house tour. So we're going to show you the super-clean, polished, sparkly version of The Curbly House...which looked like this exactly once, before we, you know, started living in it again!

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Roundup: 7 DIYable Steampunk Decor Projects

By: Diy maven Oct 01, 2014

In addition to holding my favorite holiday, October is also STEAMPUNK MONTH. So in celebration, I thought I'd round up some of our favorite steampunk decor projects. All areContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Ikea Hacked Plant Stand

By: Matt allison Oct 01, 2014

Make It:  Diy Ikea Hacked Plant Stand

I love this Ikea hack! This delightful little house plant stand was put together using a bookshelf and the legs of an inexpensive Ikea Frösta stool. While the author sprayed it with a ombre finish I think it would look equally nice left raw or sprayed white. Detailed instructions on how to make your own are below.

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Ikea Hack: Make a Hinged World Globe from Wood Serving Bowls

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 30, 2014

Most of the Ikea hacks we share on Curbly are for larger furniture pieces, but smaller accessories are just as fun and easier to make. Right? So, here's a cool hack for turning the BLANDA MATT wood serving bowls from Ikea, into a world globe with just two extra supplies.   Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Copper Pipe and Wood Slice Side Table

By: Capreek Sep 22, 2014

If you're going for a quirky, industrial-meets-rustic kinda vibe with your space, try your hand at this simple DIY side table project!       Continue Reading

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Make It: Screwless Floating Bookshelf

By: Matt allison Sep 17, 2014

Screwless Floating Bookshelf

I love this contemporary take on a floating bookshelf. It's hard to believe but the entire bookshelf is completely screwless! Simple timber studs and good old 'no more nails' is all you need. Continue Reading

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DIY Decor Idea: Custom Bookshelf Liner Makeover

By: Capreek Sep 16, 2014

We're in the process of painting the front room of our 1920s home and I've been wondering what to do to make our built-in bookshelves pop. Well, it looks like I've found the answer!      Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Geometric Planters

By: Matt allison Sep 10, 2014

DIY Geometric Planters

It's no surprise I'm a fan on Scandinavian minimalism. These geometric planters are a spin on the classic Finnish Himmeli, refashioned as planters. Best of all they are made from cheap supplies from the dollar store! Detailed instructions on creating your own can be found at the link below.

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How To: Make a Cool Table Lamp with Bangle Bracelets

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 09, 2014

When I saw this tutorial for turning wooden bangle bracelets into a cool table lamp, I was pleasantly surprised. The end result is full of personality, but also minimal. Click through to check it out.   Continue Reading

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IKEA Hack: How to Make a Simple Mantel from a Wood Shelf

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 04, 2014

For me, a mantel is a must. Where else will I share all my fave holiday decor items and hang the garlands?! Our new apartment came with a fireplace, but no mantel above! Crazy, right? I wasn't about to enter the holiday season without one, so decided to make my own with a piece of plywood found at IKEA and some other basic pieces of hardware!      

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The Perfect Home For the Midcentury Modern Purist

By: Diy maven Sep 03, 2014

Don't let the modest exterior of this 1960's, 3 bedroom, 1,639sf, Joseph Eichler house fool you. Stepping into it is like stepping into a time machine. The Orange, CA home (currently on the market for $750K at the time of this posting) has changed very littleContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Magnetic Wooden Frames

By: Matt allison Aug 27, 2014

Magnetic Wooden Frame


I collect wall art. Curated of course, artists aren't hoarders, merely selective collectors. The problem is I'm forever changing my mind and swapping prints in and out. Framing can get expensive so enter this quick and easy DIY project: a simple magnetic frame that allows you to change out your favorite artwork! Follow the tutorial at the link below.

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Eye Candy: 10 Gorgeous Accent Walls

By: Faith-towers Aug 26, 2014

Eye Candy: 10 Gorgeous Accent Walls

Accent walls are a great way to add some interest to a room without overwhelming the space. When the trend first became popular years ago, paint was the main material used... but now people are getting creative. Click through to see some gorgeous accent walls that are sure to inspire you.   

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