12 Online Sources for Mid-Century Modern Hairpin Table Legs

By: Capreek Jan 22, 2015
Modarch Supply

With all the inspiration available these days, it's easier than ever to find a totally do-able DIY table project. From console tables to coffee tables to dining tables, it seems these projects all have one common denominator: hairpin legs. But where to buy hairpin legs? How much are they? Do they come in different sizes? Styles? Colors? Wonder no more, folks. We've scoured the internet and rounded up 12 sources for quality hairpin legs!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: Vintage Sewing Table Turned Vanity

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 13, 2015
Photo: Lovely Indeed

You don't always need to reinvent the wheel for a furniture makeover, and this DIY is proof of that. See how this vintage sewing table transforms into a vanity with a few simple changes.   

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Before and After: A Bland Guest Room Gets a Colorful Makeover

By: Capreek Jan 12, 2015
Photo: Happy Mundane

When it comes to decorating a guest bedroom, my feeling is to have fun with it and maybe go a bit bolder than you might otherwise. It's an opportunity to get creative with a space that no one person is going to be spending a ton of time in, so you may as well go big (or go home... wait... you are home).     Continue Reading

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Before and After: $1500 Turquoise Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 09, 2015

Photo: Stylish Patina

I'm guessing Tanya's wicked awesome Pyrex collection had more than a little influence on her choice of colors when it came to her budget kitchen remodel. She and her handy husband painted the lower cabinets and removed the uppers altogether. A new DIY countertopContinue Reading

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Make It: Nail-Polish Pots

By: Diy maven Jan 06, 2015

Science, son, is the success behind this project--probably something about the density in the solvent in the polish in relation to the other ingredients in the polish--but who cares? It works! And the resultsContinue Reading

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Curbly Ornament Challenge: How to Make Folded Paper Polyhedron Ornaments

By: Diy maven Dec 12, 2014
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I don't usually gush over stuff I make, but I am adoring my entry in Curbly's inaugural Ornament Challenge. Although the resulting polyhedrons might look complicated to fold, they're incredibly easy. And the cherry on top? They require minimal supplies to make. HereContinue Reading

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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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Curbly Ornaments Challenge: DIY Painted Veneer Ornaments

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 09, 2014

Last time I was at my local wood working store, I picked up some long pieces of maple veneer, thinking I'd use it somehow during the holidays. At the time I had no idea how I'd use it, but once the Curbly Ornament Challenge rolled around, I realized this material would be perfect for making easy holiday ornaments. Here's what I ended up with.   Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Pantone v. Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year Smackdown!

By: Diy maven Dec 05, 2014

We knew this was coming.... Pantone announced its color of the year just days after Sherwin-Williams unveiled their pick. We explored S-W's choice, Coral Reef, earlier this week that included images that proved it lived up to its descriptors "versatile, carefree, and cheerful." Now enter into the ring Pantone's pick: Marsala. It's described by Pantone asContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wood and Leather Pendant Light

By: Capreek Dec 03, 2014

If you have a poorly-lit nook or corner that you'd like to get more use out of, this pendant light project is for you!     Continue Reading

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Coral Reef...The IT Color of 2015?

By: Diy maven Dec 02, 2014

Whether we like it or not, 2015 is just around the corner. And Sherwin-Williams just jumped into the Color of the Year Game with...wait for it...Coral Reef. Before you judge the color, keep in mind S-W's description of it, which includes adjectives such as versatile, carefree, and cheerful. Sounds lovely, right? Now let's see how it looksContinue Reading

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Before and After: Plain Dresser Becomes Chic Mid-Century Modern Piece

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 21, 2014

dresser makeoverWhen it comes to refinishing furniture, I would sometimes rather paint than stain. It seems like the lesser of two evils, but I may have to change my tune after seeing how great this dresser looked using the two methods!     

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How to Incorporate 50's Style into a Traditional Kitchen

By: Diy maven Nov 21, 2014

Found a great article over on Laurie March's The House Counselor in which answers a reader's question "Is a Retro Kitchen a No-No?" Laurie's short answer is "no," but what grabbed my attention is her advice for adding 50's style to traditional kitchens in a way that calm the fears of those who just can't get past the "I will alienate future potential buyers if I go full-on 50's" worry. Her examplesContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Mid-Century Table Numbers

By: Capreek Nov 06, 2014

Hosting a big group for Thanksgiving this year? Add a homey touch with these modern DIY house number table markers.      Continue Reading

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Makeover Tour: A Master Bedroom Gets an Eclectic, Mid-Century Inspired Makeover

By: Capreek Nov 03, 2014

This master bedroom, while clean and perfectly functional, is completely devoid of any personality or drama, the exact opposite of the stylish, risk-taking homeowners that call this space theirs. Tired of retiring to a bedroom that just didn't match her taste, Erin from Suburban Bitches gave this boring room a much-needed dose of style and personality -- on a budget! Read on to get the scoop on this unique master bedroom makeover.     Continue Reading

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Make It: Do It Yourself Wooden Triangle Storage Shelf

By: Lexy.b.ward Oct 15, 2014

diy triangle shelf

I rent. While our end goal is to be in a house of our own, the timing isn't right at the moment. So we have to make our rented space feel likes it's ours. I'm sure you've been there! Maybe you're there right now? Let's all get together and make these pretty pretty triangle wall shelves for our empty walls!      Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Orange and Luscious Interiors

By: Diy maven Oct 13, 2014

October is the time of year when we can indulge in a little orange love, but for the owners of these interiors, every day is a celebration in pumpkin.

This MCM interior is given instant architectural interest with a juicy, orange wall. Scattering accents throughoutContinue Reading

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Before and After: Mid-Century Modern Dresser Makeover

By: Rachel mae smith Oct 10, 2014

Mid-Century Dresser Makeover by Visual HeartI need to gush a bit here folks, because this makeover absolutely blew me away. So much so actually that I've gone back to look at the full post a few times now. No shame, right?Continue Reading

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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!

Of course, no tour would be complete without a nod to one's roots, so we're postingContinue Reading

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