How to Host an All-Out Backyard Barbecue

By: Alicia Sep 09, 2014

How to Host an All-Out Backyard Barbecue // ManMadeDIY

Curbly's Editor and ManMadeDIY extraordinaire, Chris, recently hosted an all-out backyard barbecue, and he's got all of the details - including clever tips, delicious wine, and recipes - on ManMadeDIY.
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The Perfect Home For the Midcentury Modern Purist

By: Diy maven Sep 03, 2014

Don't let the modest exterior of this 1960's, 3 bedroom, 1,639sf, Joseph Eichler house fool you. Stepping into it is like stepping into a time machine. The Orange, CA home (currently on the market for $750K at the time of this posting) has changed very littleContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Curbly House Garden Shed and Mini Backyard Makeover

By: Alicia Aug 28, 2014

The inside of the Curbly House has received a whole lot of love over the last couple years, while the backyard has been ignored with a capital "I".

We partnered with Lowe's to make some small improvements to the backyard and ended up with a mini makeover that improved the area tenfold. Read on for all the details.

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13 DIY Ways to Use Leather in your Home

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 21, 2014

No matter what time of year it is, it seems like leather is always in style. I've been seeing a lot of leather DIY projects, in particular, and some clever leather hacks as well (drawer pulls, anyone?). So, I thought I would roundup some of my favorites today. Here are 13 DIY ways to use leather in your home.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make A Gorgeous Vase From An Empty Can Of Pringles

By: Faith-towers Aug 19, 2014

Make A Vase From A Pringles Container

I love this type of project... the kind that uses an unexpected (not so pretty) item to make something beautiful. For this tutorial, a Pringles container is transformed into a gorgeous vase. Click through to see the final product.  

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This to That: Traditional Light Post Lamp Turned Moody Moroccan Lantern

By: Diy maven Aug 19, 2014

This light post lamp looks rough, but it's solid brass under that gunk and black finish, which is why I've held on to it for more years than I can remember. I'd always intended to remake it into an outdoor lantern, and I finally did. FirstContinue Reading

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How To: Paint a Trompe-l'oeil Geometric Cube Pattern on your Porch or Patio

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 14, 2014

This painted porch project involves a whole lot of measurements and painter's tape, but the end result is totally worth it. The unexpected flooring element, makes this outdoor space completely unique.   Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Mailbox Refresh Adds Curb Appeal

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 14, 2014

Mailboxes can be a real eyesore, but they're a necessity, so sometimes you just have to figure out a way to make it work. Which is exactly what happened with this before and after mini makeover for a street side mailbox.   Continue Reading

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How to: DIY Geometric Hammock Chair

By: Faith-towers Aug 11, 2014

DIY Geometric Hammock Chair

As a child, I always loved hammocks... so this DIY appealed to the kid in me. This particular tutorial is easy to follow and the final product is just so fun. Click through to check it out.   

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Roundup: 12 NEW Pieces of Furniture Made Out of 12 OLD Pieces of Furniture

By: Diy maven Aug 11, 2014

New furniture made out of old furniture doesn't sound very earth-shattering as far as do-overs go, but when you see what these tables, chairs, dressers, and etcetera looked like before compared to what they look like now, it'sContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 15 Totally DIYable Wooden Furniture Ideas

By: Diy maven Aug 08, 2014

Ever since I wrote my first post on Curbly back in '06, some of my favorite finds have been products that are totally DIYable. Especially wood working products. Shelves, tables, light fixtures, cubbies, I'm not choosy. The items just have to be stylish yet simple enough to reproduce just by looking at them. Going through Curbly's coffers, I found no less than 15 of these gems justContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Plant Stand

By: Capreek Aug 05, 2014

Chances are, you've seen a Case Study planter before -- it's the quintessential modern planter that's been in magazines and stylish entryways since the end of WWII. Nowadays, though, it goes to the tune of $150 -- and up (way up) depending on the style and size. If you like the look but not the price, here's a DIY version you can make for a fraction of the cost.     Continue Reading

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A Guide to Packing the Perfect Picnic + A DIY Blanket

By: Alicia Aug 05, 2014

Packing the Perfect Picnic + A DIY Picnic Blanket

The dog days of summer are here and it's only matter of time before the heat becomes a distant memory. This time of year is fleeting, and we've been taking advantage of the sunlit evenings by eating almost all of our dinner picnic-style.

Picnics are a great way to enjoy the outdoors; they're easy to pack, and even easier to clean up. We're rounded up a few tips and recipes to inspire your next picnic in the park. Read on for our guide to the perfect picnic.

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How To: Make a Hanging Planter Out of a Bundt Cake Pan

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 05, 2014

These bundt cake pans aren't just for baking. Nope, these $3 finds from the Salvation Army are also great as colorful hanging planters for succulents and other houseplants.   Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Bare Outdoor Patio Becomes a Cheerful Spot for Entertaining

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 01, 2014

If you're looking for a little outdoor inspiration for a weekend project, this before and after is a good one to check out. This practically bare patio is transformed into a colorful, eclectic place to entertain. It even includes a hand painted outdoor rug inspired by the popular kilim-style of late. Click through to check out this outdoor makeover.   Continue Reading

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