Paper Cup Repurpose: Beverage Holder to Chic Wreath

By: Craftmel Apr 13, 2011

created at: 04/13/2011

What do you do with your paper cups?  It turns out they are not only for holding… Continue Reading

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Make a Fabulous Wall Feature from PVC Pipe

By: Craftmel Mar 29, 2011

created at: 03/23/2011

When one gal had spare PVC in her backyard after installing a sprinkler system, she turned excess into… Continue Reading

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The Top 3 Money-Saving Cleaning Must-Haves!

By: Capreek Mar 03, 2011

created at: 03/03/2011

There are a million different cleaning products on the market all vying for a spot in your supply closet, not to mention a chunk of your budget.  But before you bring home the next new wonder spray, consider these three money-saving cleaning must-haves: they're widely available, kid and pet friendly, and cheap, cheap,… Continue Reading

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Repurpose Three Ikea End Tables to Make a Headboard

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 25, 2011


Faced with the challenge of turning a sunroom into a cozified bedroom on a $200.00 budget, Young House Love thought of an ingenious way to convert three Ikea end tables into a sharp, modern headboard with $20.00 and stuff lying around the house. See how they… Continue Reading

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Turn an Old Frame into a Modern Jewelry Organizer

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 17, 2011

created at: 01/16/2011

I have to admit two things. One, I've been meaning to make one of these, and two, I've been a smug one at Goodwill when I discover some of these ornate looking frames are really plastic under some tricky wood grain effect.  Once I tap and hear the hollow, I toss it back like its got the plague. But for this reuse project, it honestly doesn't… Continue Reading

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Convert Old TV Cabinets Into State of the Art Play Kitchens

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 10, 2011

You've seen these clunky monsters at Goodwill, garage sales, or possibly in your own basement.  I've got to say, I never saw this coming. These sturdy, state of the art play kitchens are some of the best examples of furniture re-use I've ever seen.  See what I… Continue Reading

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Repurposed Ikea Furniture: Tabletop Clock and Leg Light

By: Capreek Dec 14, 2010

created at: 12/14/2010

It never ceases to amaze me what people can do with basic Ikea furniture.  Charles Crawford of Crawford Creative Studio took the ubiquitous Lack Side Table and turned it into a sweet, mod clock and table… Continue Reading

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Bedroom to Dining Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 12, 2010

Corissa and Kris needed a dining room more than an extra bedroom, so they turned the latter into the former. Would beautiful results… Continue Reading

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5 Great Deals for Fall

By: Diy maven Aug 31, 2010

Budget Car Sales Inventory

Are you proud of the fact that you never pay full price for anything? Does getting a great deal make you a little giddy? If you've answered 'yes' to either of these questions, you might want to consider going shopping this fall for some of… Continue Reading

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How to: Make Life-Size DIY Birch Tree Trunk Wall Art

By: Elizabethabernathy Aug 30, 2010

created at: 08/26/2010

 These life-size birch trunks are made from cut-up cereal boxes and left-over house paints. This is an excellent way to utilize packaging that usually ends up in the bin… Continue Reading

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Cool Ways to Repurpose Old Tees

By: Diy maven Aug 05, 2010

We all have favorite t-shirts with which we cannot part, no matter how grody-lookingthey are. Wenona over at Crafting a Green World  was wondering what one might do with those old loves and found some great t-shirt repurposing ideas in the process.    

A pillow,… Continue Reading

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Turn an Old Washing Machine into a Backyard Fire Pit

By: Diy maven Jul 27, 2010

Preparing the durm.

I know what's coming next, and yet the title of this post STILL sounds improbable. But with Dr. Qui's Instructable, it's not only probable, it's… Continue Reading

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Furniture Made Out of Books

By: Diy maven Jul 21, 2010

A waste of good books? Maybe, depending on the titles. Either way, very creative!

A 'book' counter is right at home in… Continue Reading

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Make an Upholstered Stool from Recycled Table Parts

By: Modhomeecteacher Jul 05, 2010

created at: 07/03/2010

One of my all time favorite things to find at Goodwill or the Salvation Army is one of these two-tiered, laminate tables. The legs and dividers are solid wood, the base pieces are covered in an ugly laminate. To see how to turn one of these into an upholstered footstool, with parts to spare, check out the entire project on ApartmentTherapy. It so… Continue Reading

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How to Be Thrifty: Curbliers Speak!

By: Diy maven Jun 22, 2010

jacket image for Be Thrifty

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of our Be Thrifty Contest! Your volume of Be Thrifty. How to Live Better with Less from Workman Publishing is on its way. As one of the requirements to enter, we asked Curbly readers to submit their own thrifty tips. We accumulated so many, we decided to highlight the best of the best. Here they are!

From Amy: Buy at stores with generous return policies, that way if you buy on impulse, you know you… Continue Reading

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