How To: Make DIY Faceted Wooden Wall Hooks

By: Capreek Dec 28, 2012

created at: 12/26/2012

My facet-loving heart nearly exploded when these wall hooks showed up on my doorstep a few weeks ago. Always up to a DIY challenge, my good friend (and Curbly Editor-in-Chief) Chris was kind enough to create these from scratch when I asked him if he thought it was something he could pull off. Not only did he rise to the challenge, but he did it in a way that anyone with some basic woodworking skills could re-create for themselves!… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Modern Chalkboard Wall Calendar

By: Capreek Dec 27, 2012

created at: 12/26/2012

If puppy and kitten calendars aren't quite your thing, we've got a sweet DIY project that's sure to tickle your modern-aesthetic-loving fancy!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Rustic Storage Desk from Wooden Pallets

By: Brittnimehlhoff Dec 27, 2012

created at: 12/25/2012

I love a good desk DIY, especially when it involves recycled materials, and this tutorial is definitely a good one. There is even a storage shelf for books, pencils, etc. Check it… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Copper Mobile

By: Capreek Dec 13, 2012

created at: 12/12/2012

This is by far one of the coolest DIY mobiles I've ever seen. It helps that it's in über-on-trend copper, of course, but it would look awesome in any color or finish! Check out how to make it below.… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Modern Copper Tubing Side Table

By: Capreek Dec 05, 2012

created at: 12/05/2012

A quick trip to the hardware store will yield all the materials you need for this unique, modern side table!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make A Craft Stick Snowflake

By: Matt allison Dec 05, 2012

created at: 12/05/2012

I'm a father to two little people. Since my eldest is only 2.5 years old, this limits a lot of the craft projects out there that require power tools (though the man in me can't wait till he comes of age to enjoy them!).  This simple project is something we can tackle together and relatively safe (look, no scissors!) and particularly festive.     


It's suggested that you use a hotglue gun, but you can… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Mid-Century Modern Sofa Table

By: Chrisjob Nov 30, 2012

created at: 11/29/2012

This week, Curbly is excited to be teaming up with Storey Publishing to share original how-to projects from the newly released PlyDesign: 73 Distinct Projects in Plywood (and Other Sheet Goods) by Phillip Schmidt.

 

The sofa table exists primarily because no one wants to look at the back of a couch. And granted, it’s a handy place for reading lamps and perhaps some photos or display-worthy books. But the problem, for some of us at least, is that a sofa table feels a little too traditional and grown-up, sort of like joining a country club or driving an… Continue Reading

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How to: Build a DIY Modern Toy Box or Storage Unit from Plywood

By: Chrisjob Nov 29, 2012

created at: 11/29/2012

If you’ve ever dreamed of getting your house into Metropolitan Home or Architectural Digest but then screwed it all up by having kids, modBOX 2010 might just be your salvation. It is, in the words of its designer, “a modernist toy box for the hipster tyke.” Yet as cool as it looks on the outside, modBOX is all about the kid experience. It has a big catchall chest (perfect for emergency cleanups), plus two drawers that pull out, two book… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Corner Desk with Framing Wood

By: Brittnimehlhoff Nov 29, 2012

created at: 11/20/2012

I love the idea of having a corner desk because it is such a great space saver, but I can never find one that I really like. So I was excited when I found a DIY corner desk that doesn't suck. In fact, it's completely awesome. Check it out.… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Upholstered Stool Makeover -- Two Ways!

By: Capreek Nov 12, 2012

created at: 11/12/2012

It's always fun to see how someone transforms a piece of furniture, but it's especially interesting to see how that same piece is reinvented multiple times throughout its life. Take this little stool, for instance!… Continue Reading

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How To: Create Easy Fall Flower Arrangements

By: Matt allison Nov 07, 2012

created at: 11/07/2012

There is something rather magical about living a seasonal life, embracing the change as leaves turn from green to brown, orange and rust and what better way to further invite the outdoors in than embracing Fall inspired flower… Continue Reading

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IKEA Hack: How to Make an Industrial Concrete Base Lamp

By: Brittnimehlhoff Nov 02, 2012

created at: 10/31/2012

When I came across this lighting project, I did a double take because I could hardly believe it was a DIY. It is so well done, the finished project looked more like something I could buy than something I could make on my own. Thankfully, for us crafters and creators, this is a genuine do-it-yourself project. Here's how to make your own industrial lamp, IKEA hack and all.… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Geoball with Paper

By: Brittnimehlhoff Nov 01, 2012

created at: 10/30/2012

Now that Halloween is over, you're going to need a place to store that extra candy. Or maybe it's time to reorganize your office and start finding homes for your growing pile of craft supplies? Either way, this tutorial can help, and I bet you have everything you'll need to make one at home already.… Continue Reading

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Clever Storage Idea: DIY Toilet Paper Roll Caddy

By: Capreek Oct 31, 2012

created at: 10/28/2012

We throw so many empty toilet paper tubes away (at least I throw a lot of them away... *shifty eyes*); it seems a downright shame not to do something with them, right? So, when I spotted this simple, 10-minute DIY storage idea on Aunt Peaches, I recognized the pure, crafty genius of it immediately. This! This was the "something"!  … Continue Reading

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Roundup: 15 Awesome Things to Make with Tree Branches and Limbs!

By: Capreek Oct 30, 2012

created at: 10/28/2012

Branches, twigs, and logs -- oh my! Turn this readily available material into stylish decor accessories. Stumped? Here are 15 awesome projects to get the creative juices flowing.… Continue Reading

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