Reader Re-Do: A Colorful Patio Furniture Makeover

By: Alicia Sep 11, 2012

created at: 09/04/2012Note: This project is a reader submission from Rick in St. Paul, MN. We loved his colorful wrought-iron patio furniture makeover, and wanted to share it with you. Have a project you'd like us to share? Send us an e-mail to tips@curbly.com.

“Would you like our old patio furniture?”

That's the question my uncle asked me earlier this summer. It was a bit of a loaded question, especially when he told me that he was going to throw it away if we didn't want it. Hmm... if he was tossing it, why would I want it?Continue Reading

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The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 5: The BIG Reveal (and Fashion Week)!

By: Capreek Sep 10, 2012

created at: 09/10/2012

Last week, I boarded an early morning flight and took off for a whirlwind trip to NYC for Fashion Week (OMG) and, most importantly, for the BIG REVEAL of all the HP Designer Matchup Challenge projects, including the Glo Planter by TUG Studio. It was a crazy adventure full of tiny food, incredible people, puppies, flair, and awesome design. Also? The Glo Planter -- IN REAL LIFE! Ready to see it for yourself? Read on!     Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Modern Painterly Vases

By: Capreek Sep 06, 2012

created at: 09/02/2012

This take on the ol' DIY painted vase is totally unique, not to mention a great way to enliven otherwise boring centerpieces!    Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects

By: Craftmel Sep 05, 2012

created at: 09/04/2012

It is time to spruce up the outdoors once again with some creative DIY lighting projects!  Here are 10 projects- with tutorials- to inspire your creativity!   Continue Reading

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The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 4: Glo Planter Sneak Peek!

By: Capreek Sep 03, 2012

created at: 09/03/2012

We're heading out to New York Fashion Week (tomorrow -- OMG!!!) to unveil the final HP Designer Matchup Challenge product that you helped create! Goil and Tom from Tug Studio have been hard at work building the Glo Planter, but we wanted to give you a sneak peek before the big reveal!    Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern Kitchen Herb Box

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 31, 2012

created at: 08/23/2012

Make sure fresh herbs are always at your fingertips in the kitchen with a modern plant box DIY that will work for nearly any decor. Want to learn how to make your own? Here's how.   Continue Reading

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The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 3: Glo Planter Progress!

By: Capreek Aug 29, 2012

created at: 08/26/2012

Last week, you voted to determine what Goil and Tom from TUG Studio would make for the HP Designer Matchup Challenge. Well, HUZZAH! The results are in and the TUG Studio boys are hard at work sourcing materials and starting construction of... the Glo Planter!    Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Inspiring Outdoor Dining Tables and Kitchen Ideas

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 27, 2012

created at: 08/25/2012

The weather is so nice this time of year. All I want to do is soak up the sunshine. Which means it is time for me, and you, to make use of the outdoors before the temperatures start to drop. Grab a few plates and fire up the grill, here are ten outdoor dining inspirations that will get even the homiest of homebodies off the couch and eating outside.   Continue Reading

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The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 2: Vote for Your Favorite Design!

By: Capreek Aug 20, 2012

created at: 08/20/2012

Last week, we introduced you to Goil and Tom from TUG Studio, who will be creating a one-of-a-kind product -- based entirely on your votes -- for the HP Designer Matchup Challenge. Our first round of voting was to determine the type of product and material. Well, your votes have been tallied and the results are in!     

 Admittedly, as a crazy dog lady, I was hoping "something for my dog/cat" would win. Alas, it wasn't in the cards. I'm still pretty stoked about the results, though! Are you curious? Yes? Okay, drum roll...   Continue Reading

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How to: Make Homemade, Healthy Spiced Ketchup

By: Rebekah-greiman Aug 10, 2012
Hello! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors. I am in the middle of remodeling both our living and dining rooms.

My garden is in full swing and I have a plethora of Roma tomatoes that needed to be used. And, after reading the back of a ketchup bottle one day which listed the third ingredient as High Fructose Corn Syrup and the fourth as Corn Syrup, I knew just what to do.  Continue Reading

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Before and After: Rusty Metal Chairs to Modern Outdoor Set

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 09, 2012
created at: 08/02/2012

If you have ever passed by a set of rusty chairs at an estate sale wishing they were in better shape, do I have a DIY makeover for you. It turns out giving new life to worn, metal furniture is not as tough as it looks. See the transformation after the jump.   Continue Reading
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How to: Build an Extra Large DIY Picnic Table

By: Rebekah-greiman Aug 07, 2012

created at: 08/06/2012

Hello! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors. I am in the middle of remodeling both our living and dining rooms.


We inherited a rather large and very wobbly picnic table when we purchased one of our rental properties. It needed a makeover, badly.   I recycled what I could from the existing picnic table-the metal frame-and built a brand new one that seats eight people comfortably. Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Miniature Geometric Planter

By: Chrisjob Aug 01, 2012
created at: 08/01/2012
Rachel, a Portland, Oregon-based artist who runs a mean Etsy shop (nebulas!) came up with this quick and easy way to make these charming little faceted plant pots.   Continue Reading
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How To: DIY Pebble Planter

By: Craftmel Jul 24, 2012
created at: 07/23/2012

Good-bye plain ol' pot, and hello pebbly goodness!  While adding flowers and plants in your home is a great way to pull in pops of color, I think we can all agree that the planters must be a design statement in and of themselves as well, like the textured element this DIY pebble planter exhibits.   Continue Reading
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How To: Make a Mini Window Japanese Garden

By: Diy maven Jul 23, 2012
created at: 07/23/2012
The good people over at 3M sent along some of their handy, new Command clear products for me to use to make some quick crafts. In this how-to, I used their Medium Caddy, which is among their organization line and is great for stashing spices and nail polishes and such. Of course, we're using it for a vertical window garden. 

To make a vertical window garden for yourself, you'll need the following:Continue Reading
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