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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Roundup: 25 Clever Uses for Old Tires

By: Diy maven Feb 12, 2015
Photo: Big Brand Tires

When you think of using an old tire to make something, you probably think "tree swing." Sure, swinging while sitting inside a tire can be fun, but it's not a very imaginative use of the tire itself. For something really outside the wheel, check out theseContinue Reading

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How To: Create a Simple DIY Memo Board with Wood

By: Faith-towers Feb 10, 2015
How-To: Simple DIY Wooden Memo Board
Photo: Ohoh Blog

There are many ways to display memos on the wall. Bulletin boards still seem to be the most popular. But why not try something a bit more unique? This geometric wooden memo board will give your workspace some serious character. Click through to see the stylish final product.   

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Make It: Easy DIY Wooden Desk Organizer

By: Capreek Feb 09, 2015
Photo: Caitlin McGrath

I'm always looking for clever, inexpensive ways to add more storage and organization to my space. When I spotted this simple, modern desk organizer, I knew I needed to add it to my project list, STAT!     Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Offices and Workspaces By Style

By: Faith-towers Feb 09, 2015
Eye Candy: Offices and Workspaces By Style
Photo: Modern Thrifter

In case you haven't heard, February is office month on Curbly. We've been sharing all kinds of workspace-related inspiration. And today we have a fun roundup of office spaces in nine different styles. Let us know which is your favorite!   

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10 Eye-Catching, Modern Stainless Steel Mailboxes

By: Diy maven Feb 04, 2015

I live in a neighborhood of curbside mailboxes. They pretty much all look alike. As a matter of fact, some of the newer enclaves of homes have the exact same mailboxes. Esthetically, they look nice. As for personality, they have none. This is not the case for these 10 stainless steelContinue Reading

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Make It: Affordable and Modern Plywood-Mounted Artwork

By: Capreek Feb 02, 2015
ManMade

I have a bit of a screen print buying problem. Posters and prints are slowly stacking up, waiting to be framed before they find a place on our walls. But, as anyone who has had anything custom framed knows, framing is expensive! If you're looking for an easy, affordable, and modern alternative to traditional framing, check out this DIY idea!     Continue Reading

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How To: Create Fun Little Typographic Boxes For All Your Knick-Knacks

By: Faith-towers Jan 28, 2015
DIY Clay Letterform Storage Boxes
Photo: Faith Towers

There's something so fun about a functional letterform, isn't there? Or maybe it's just the typography nerd in me. But nonetheless, you have to admit that storing cotton balls inside of an ampersand is more fun than storing them in a plain old glass jar.

I was inspired to make typographic storage containers after seeing ones made from cookie cutters on Pinterest (from Willowday). Instead of using cookie cutters, I simply used clay, a favorite font, and a steady hand! 

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IKEA Hack: How to Make the Ultimate Jewelry Storage Solution

By: Faith-towers Jan 27, 2015
IKEA Hack: The Ultimate Jewelry Storage Solution
Photo: Faith Towers

I'd been looking for a creative way to store my large collection of costume jewelry for ages. But I had many criteria... it had to fit all of my jewelry yet be appropriate for a small space, have a clean, contemporary sort of feel, and it couldn't be too expensive either. And I finally found it. At IKEA. Read on to check out my ultimate jewelry storage solution.  

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How To: Make a DIY Geometric Brass Pendant Light + WIN A KINDLE!

By: Alicia Jan 24, 2015
DIY geometric brass pendant


This easy, gorgeous DIY pendant light echoes the projects in our Make It! Hardware Store Decor eBook, so we're excited to share it with you, and hope you'll also check out the eBook!

Ok, on to the DIY: 

To create your own DIY brass tubing pendant light, here's what you'll need:

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320 Square Feet Cliffside Stunner

By: Diy maven Jan 14, 2015
Photo: Tiny House Talk

Three hundred and twenty square feet have never looked so good. As a matter of fact, they look better than most houses ten times the size. Why? For one, bigger is not always better, and two, this petite home is practically surrounded inContinue Reading

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Roundup: 5 Genius Space-Saving Table Ideas

By: Faith-towers Jan 06, 2015
5 Genius Space-Saving Table Ideas

Most of us could use more space, right? I know I could. So I went searching for ways to create functional table space with a small footprint. Here are five completely genius ideas that I discovered.   

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Print It: Printable Minimalistic Goal Sheets For The New Year

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 26, 2014
diy printable goal sheets
Photo: The Plumed Nest

I'm a list maker. However, I make those lists all over my house with little post-it notes everywhere. I'm aiming to be a bit more goal-oriented and organized in the new year, and I'm thinking these printable goal sheets will help us all on our way!      

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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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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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