How to: Make Your Own DIY Mid-Century Inspired Geometric Wall Art

By: Hellolidy Apr 22, 2015
Mid-Century Modern Inspired Art
Photo: Lidy Dipert

If you are a mid-century modern enthusiast and you aren't watching Mad Men, you need to get with it. Not only is it highly entertaining, but I can't stop myself from drooling over all the hairdos, outfits, furniture and art! So, in honor of my teeny-tiny Mad Men addiction and the new season, I decided to create a mid-century modern inspired geometric art using basic shapes and some super simple materials.

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How to: Create Easy Artwork with a Cork Plant Mat

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 21, 2015
Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff

I recently came across cork mats at the hardware store, when I was walking through the plant aisle. Each one was only a couple of dollars, so I grabbed a big pile and took them home to experiment. Want to see what I came up with? Click through to find out.

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Make It: Simple & Stylish Torn Clay Vases

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 16, 2015

diy torn clay vases
photo: Makery

I love air dry clay and the endless possibilities it gives. You can make just about anything! And while painting it is always fun, leaving it simple and white is my favorite option. These torn clay vases are easier (and cheaper!) to make than you would believe!      

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Ikea Hack: Faux Brass Drawers Without Spray Paint

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 16, 2015
Photo: Sugar & Cloth

This clever Ikea hack adds additional purpose to this cabinet of drawers, while giving it a faux brass finish (without spray paint). Curious to see how this makeover turned out?

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How To: Make Easy Geo Plant Hangers that Double as Wall Art

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 02, 2015
Photo: Homey Oh My!

Using square basswood dowels, that you can pick up at the craft supply store, you can make a set of these geometric air planter hangers. Curious to see how these are made?

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Make It: DIY Curtain Rods With Leather

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 27, 2015
diy curtain rods
Photo: via Remodelista

I'm currently searching for window treatments for our new house and stumbled upon this genius way to hang curtains! Those aren't regular rods, my friends!      

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Make It: DIY Minimalist Raised Planter

By: Capreek Mar 24, 2015
Photo: MonstersCircus

Just when I think I've seen every DIY planter idea in existence, someone comes along with an idea that completely shakes things up.     Continue Reading

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How To: Make Ombré Easter Eggs

By: Diy maven Mar 24, 2015
Photo: Country Living

Can hardboiled eggs be a design statement? If they're ombré Easter eggs they can. Country Living takes the guesswork out of getting the graduated colors just right, supplying the ratios of water to food dye. From 2 drops toContinue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Geometric Wooden Planter or Catch-all

By: Capreek Mar 19, 2015
Photo: Dream a Little Bigger

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't completely obsessed with planters right now. My plant collection is slowly growing and, obviously, each one needs its own container! I have a few awaiting homes and I think these DIY wooden geometric planters may be the perfect solution.      Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy and Affordable DIY Hanging Wall Art

By: Capreek Mar 17, 2015
Photo: Lay Baby Lay

Empty walls are all fine and dandy, but if you'd rather make a statement with an over-sized piece of art, this is the project for you!     Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wall Clock From Kitchen Cutting Board

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 13, 2015
DIY hanging wall clock
Photo: The Lovely Drawer

Do you have a clock hanging on a wall in your home? If not, you should. Every house needs a hanging clock! And this one is perfect because it's made from something you may already have in your kitchen!      

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How To: Build a Simple and Inexpensive DIY Bed Frame

By: Brittni mehlhoff Mar 12, 2015
Photo: The Merrythought

Not a fan of elaborate, expensive headboards? Try this simple DIY for a minimal bed frame that won't cost an arm and a leg.   

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Make It: DIY Gold Leaf Cocktail Glasses

By: Capreek Mar 09, 2015
Kelli Hall

Spring is slowly making itself known, which in and of itself is cause for celebration. With warmer weather on the horizon, it's time to start planning some festivities (brunch, dinner parties, maybe even a BBQ?!). Make sure you're fully prepped in the drinkware department with these stylish DIY gold leaf cocktail glasses!     Continue Reading

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Weekend Project: How To Make Clay Wind Charms with Plastic Wine Glasses

By: Brittni mehlhoff Mar 06, 2015

Photo: Francesca Stone for Design Sponge

Grab a little air dry clay and some disposable plastic wine glasses (yep, you heard me right), to create a DIY wind charm that looks like a piece of art. This project is perfect for the weekend.   

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Eye Candy: 10 Unbelievably Organized, Clutter-Free Homes

By: Faith-towers Mar 02, 2015
Eye Candy: 10 Unbelievably Organized Clutter-Free Homes
Photo: Made From Scratch

Believe it or not, it's March already... which means that it's spring cleaning and home organization month here at Curbly. So we thought we'd start off with some gorgeous, organized, clutter-free homes to inspire you. Here are ten of our favorites.   

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Eye Candy: 10 Inspiring Art + Design Studio Spaces

By: Capreek Feb 26, 2015
Photo: Jaime Ardiles-Arce

There's something about seeing the physical space people create and work in that is extremely intriguing. A glimpse behind the curtain can reveal a lot about their personality and tastes, not to mention it's just plain cool to see and relate to others through the way they interact with their workspace.

We've rounded up 10 inspiring studio spaces representing everyone from painters to filmmakers to furniture makers. Check them out below!     Continue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Geometric Concrete Bookends with Scrap Cardboard

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 24, 2015

Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff

Concrete projects are always amongst the coolest DIYs I see, but the material can seem a little bit intimidating to work with, at first glance. Luckily though, its not nearly as difficult as you may think. In fact, its actually quite simple. Want to see how you can create your own concrete DIY projects, including geometric bookends and more, the easy way? Click through for the full tutorial.

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Kickstarter Hot Pick: Bookniture

By: Diy maven Feb 18, 2015
Photo: Bookniture on Kickstarter

It might look like a book, but if you tried to read it, you'd be disappointed. That's because it's really a piece of multifunctional furniture. Bookniture is 'advanced honeycomb paper structure[s]' that open up to create extra seating (they hold up to 375lbs) , end tables, coffee tables, andContinue Reading

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12 Awesome Inspiration Boards To Keep You Motivated Through 2015

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 13, 2015
12 inspiring inspiration boards
photo: Sean Fennessy

I'm a visual person. I need tangible items around me to look at to keep me motivated. ESPECIALLY in my workspace. I feel it is so necessary to have photos and other items to keep us inspired and I've rounded up 12 amazing inspiration boards that do just that!      

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Make It: Easy Geometric Leather Mousepad

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 12, 2015
DIY geometric leather coaster
Photo: Delia Creates

Listen, I'm sure a lot of people just use the touchpad on their Macs and PCs, but not me! I need a mouse half the time. And because I need a mouse, I'll probably need a mousepad to go with it. See what I did there? Here's a great way to incorporate two trends with this geometric leather mousepad! The steps are simple and it really works! I wouldn't have thought to use this kind of adhesive and would have spent more time trying to stitch one up!      

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