Genius Ikea Hack: Laptop Work Station Turned Vanity

By: Diy maven Sep 07, 2011

Cream colored fold-away Ikea vanity with various accessories and cosmetics

Okay, yesterday's Ikea hack was genius, but this one is too. An Ikea PS white laptop workstation doesn't go through any modifications,… Continue Reading

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Cupboard Organization: Hanging Measurers

By: Craftmel Sep 06, 2011

 

created at: 09/05/2011

I know the Great Kitchen Month here at Curbly is over, but why not share one more kitchen organization tip?  I know that my measuring cups and measuring spoons have always sprouted legs and walked away when I need them most, so I am thinking this is a great way to keep tabs on those elusive… Continue Reading

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Kitchen Organization Ideas from Melanie's Small-But-Practical Kitchen

By: Craftmel Aug 29, 2011

created at: 08/27/2011

As seemingly perpetual renters, we've seen our share of gross and really, really small kitchens.  I absolutely love the kitchen we are in now...not that it is everything I want in a kitchen, but in that everything works and isn't falling apart.  It makes a big difference!  An organized space makes it a better space, too.  Want to see how I make our small space work for a busy… Continue Reading

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7 DIY Jewelry Organizers to Make Yourself

By: Diy maven Aug 25, 2011

Kitchen grater turns into an earring holder.

A little turquoise spray paint, some brass hooks (for feet) and an old kitchen grater makes for a kitschy and cool earring holder. Unconventional, yes, but we LOVE unconventional earring/jewelry holders here at Curbly. A perusual into our coffers is evidence of such.

The lamp/earring holder, whis is totally… Continue Reading

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GREAT Dorm Room Organization Tips

By: Diy maven Aug 18, 2011

created at: 08/18/2011

Honeyflower3, who will no doubt be a lifestyle correspondent for The Today Show someday, shares some great tips concerning dorm room organization and living. For instance, skip the… Continue Reading

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DIY Kitchen Storage Organization

By: Kellyb Aug 18, 2011

created at: 08/17/2011

Organization plays a big role in a house, but nowhere is it quite as important as in the kitchen. There's just so much stuff in such a small space that it's easy to become overwhelmed. Here are a bevy of project ideas to get your wheels turning and the elbow grease churning! Oh, and to get things in order, too. 

First and foremost, what do you spend most of your time in the… Continue Reading

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Roundup: Alternative Uses for Old Spice Racks

By: Diy maven Aug 16, 2011

created at: 08/16/2011

Spice racks. They're not just for kitchens. Plus, the ones used in this roundup are those dime-a-dozen kind that you can find at just about any thrift store or rummage sale these days. Clever storage for peanuts...doesn't get much better!

The first one, pictured above, found new… Continue Reading

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Paprika For Your Peas: Baby Food Jars Repurposed

By: Craftmel Aug 16, 2011

created at: 08/16/2011

I'm a mother.  And we've been through the baby food stage twice, so far.  If I had saved all the baby food jars from our kiddos, we could have an entire room dedicated to Baby Food Jar Spice Racks.  Thankfully, I'm not that crazy, but I did find a few interesting ways to use the finished jar of peas in a new way.  Take, for instance, the colorful and magnetic jars above, from Dav.i.son.  Which one of these ideas is your… Continue Reading

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Easy Utensil Holder

By: Craftmel Aug 03, 2011

created at: 08/03/2011

I spend half of dinner prep trying to yank my utensil drawer open.  Our shallow drawers don't lend well to my soup ladles.  This is why I loved this simple solution to organizing kitchen… Continue Reading

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How to Make Magnet Makeup Board

By: Diy maven Aug 02, 2011

We've seen magnetic calendar/boards, picture frames, photo boards, photo corners spice rackswords and even vertical gardens, but never EVER have we… Continue Reading

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Build a Magazine Rack from Shelving Brackets

By: Craftmel Jul 05, 2011

created at: 07/02/2011

Confession: when I was in college, I'd watch This Old House every Saturday morning.  Granted, it was on during my shift at the broadcasting station, but I made it a point to shirk all my other duties so I could take notes during the episodes. (It was college, taking notes was like breathing back then.). They always had something useful for my DIY-self.  Take, for example, this bracket-turned-magazine rack… Continue Reading

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Stumped? Log Some Inspiration With These DIY Lights!

By: Capreek Jun 30, 2011

created at: 06/29/2011

Oh snap!  Looks like we've got stumps on the brain.  Stump stools, stump tables, and now stump lights!  If you're ready and willing to embrace the stump craze, we have not one but two DIY lighting projects for your… Continue Reading

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Make: Clever DIY Cork-Covered Vases & Containers

By: Kellyb Jun 23, 2011

I've been obsessed with covering something, anything really, in cork ever since seeing a lamp base in a now defunct shelter magazine a few years ago. Who couldn't use a little extra place to pin an important note or photo? Somehow the material manages to fit into any number of decor styles, making it super versatile and useful. Ready to find out… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Gift-Wrapping Closet

By: Craftmel Jun 07, 2011

I spent a bit of time recently wrapping birthday presents, and realized that my gift wrapping storage under the bed was less than effective in keeping everything organized and accessible. Just imagine this DIYer's Before picture under my bed.  No bueno.  I'll just admit I've been slapping on those cheap bows recently just to avoid pulling out my supplies.

created at: 06/07/2011

I am highly considering making our coat closet (coat closets in Arizona?  What were they thinking??) into something as organized as this Before/After… Continue Reading

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6 Sensational Pantry Makeovers

By: Diy maven May 13, 2011

created at: 05/13/2011

Warning: For anyone who doesn't have a pantry and wants one, these makeovers will only make you want one MORE! And for those of you who DO have pantries, they just may make you want to do some serious organization. (Visit the links to see how… Continue Reading

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