Roundup: 10 DIY Entertaining Ideas for the Holidays

By: Faith-towers Nov 12, 2013

'Tis the season for parties and get-togethers, which means all of our DIY projects can go to very good use! Here are ten fabulous entertaining projects that will have your guests talking for… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Modern Succulent Planter for $2 or Less

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 05, 2013

Using plumbing pieces in unique shapes, you can create inexpensive planters and vases just in time for the holidays. Great for centerpieces on a dining room table, sitting on a decorative shelf, or as hostess’ gifts for holiday parties and alike. The best part of this DIY though, is the cost, with each finished planter coming in under $2 (or around $5 if you include the succulent in the cost), this easy craft project won’t break the bank. Click through to find out how to make your… Continue Reading

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Make 'em: DIY Telephone Bookends

By: Diy maven Oct 21, 2013

FINALLY, something super-clever to do with those old telephone handsets! Turn 'em into bookends!! Cool in funky, retro colors and white, but I can see thisContinue Reading

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From Beige to Blue: MCM Desk Gets Colorful Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 21, 2013

The midcentury modern desk Lindsay found on Craigslist looked to be in great condition. The before picture is more pinkish beige than the blonde we're used to when considering such pieces,Continue Reading

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Play Guess the Gadget: The VINTAGE Edition

By: Diy maven Oct 18, 2013

Thought it was about time to play another guess-the-gadget game. But to make things interesting, this time we're going back in time to kitchens of yesteryear. As always, hints along

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Would You Pay $62,500 for This Table Lamp?

By: Diy maven Oct 17, 2013

This 1928 Jacques Le Chevallier table lamp recently sold at Los Angeles Modern Auctions for a cool $62,500. It was estimated to go for $20k. (Still a chunk of change!) Why the high price tag? Because it is considered to be a 'noted piece in the evolution of Modernism.'

That wasn't the only big ticket at the auction. These Billy Haines Brentwood lounge… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Geometric Trivet from Scrap Wood

By: Diy maven Oct 16, 2013

The third of our scrap wood projects is, again, super easy with the right equipment. In this case, a table saw with a dado blade. The slick thing about our design is that it only takes 2 setups to get all the fancy dados cut. If you're new to using dado blades, this project is the… Continue Reading

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How To: Repair and Restore a Thrift Store Chair

By: Capreek Oct 15, 2013

Thrift stores, garage sales, Craigslist... They're great sources for finding furniture. Sometimes (re: 95% of the time), though, this furniture has seen better days and is in need of some TLC.         

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Before and After: An Extreme Ottoman Makeover

By: Capreek Oct 14, 2013

This makeover gets the "extreme" label because, well, you'll… Continue Reading

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The Curbly House: Our Living Room Styled by Emily Henderson

By: Alicia Oct 03, 2013

We've told you all about the plans for our bedroom, and our dining room, and this week we're back to tell you a little bit about what Emily Henderson has in store for our living room. And P.S.: The notion that Emily Henderson has anything to do with our house will never get old. 

'Cause, I mean, look at her living room! Holy balls, if our living room ends up that awesome, I'm going to puke.

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The Curbly House: Our Dining Room Makeover with Emily Henderson

By: Alicia Sep 27, 2013

Last week we told you all about the magic that's happening in our master bedroom, thanks to Ms. Emily Henderson and the lovely folks at Sherwin-Williams! This week, we're back to give you a little preview of what's in store for the dining room. 

But, before we get into the details of our new-and-much-improved dining space, let's take a little trip down memory lane, shall we?

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Roundup: Dining Room Makeover Tips, Tricks, and DIY Ideas

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 26, 2013

When you're finally ready to make over a room in your house, it can be difficult to really know where to start. But with the holidays coming up, there is no time to waste coming up with a plan. So today, I'm going to share some tips and tricks (and DIY ideas) for making over the most used room of the house during the holiday season: the dining… Continue Reading

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This Old Box: When Wood Floors Match the Kitchen Cabinets

By: Diy maven Sep 20, 2013

I think I've been in one too many kitchens that have hardwood floors that match the cabinets. Not only have some been the same color, they've also been the same wood species. Sometimes I feel like I've been trapped inside box (or worse yet, a coffin) when I walk into these kinds of kitchens.Continue Reading

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100+ Clock Makeovers

By: Diy maven Sep 19, 2013

Mel's making those of us who roundup look bad. Case in point: a couple days ago she posted one that included 106 (if my math is right) clock makeovers. There is, literally,… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Rustic Nordic Candle Holder

By: Matt allison Sep 18, 2013

Nordic Candle Holder

I stumbled across this delightful project! Easily assembled from off the shelf parts, it makes for a striking decor element. Copper is on trend and the clean wooden lines and form lend itself to a Nordic feeling, at home in… Continue Reading

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