Make It: Easy DIY Stool/Ottoman from Scratch

By: Capreek Feb 23, 2015
Wildlandia

Whether you use 'em to put your feet up or as impromptu extra seating, I think we can all agree that stools and ottomans always come in handy! They're especially nice when they don't take up much space and can be tucked away when they're not needed. If this sounds like something you could use, check out this easy tutorial for making your own folded stool!     Continue Reading

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Kickstarter Hot Pick: Bookniture

By: Diy maven Feb 18, 2015
Photo: Bookniture on Kickstarter

It might look like a book, but if you tried to read it, you'd be disappointed. That's because it's really a piece of multifunctional furniture. Bookniture is 'advanced honeycomb paper structure[s]' that open up to create extra seating (they hold up to 375lbs) , end tables, coffee tables, andContinue Reading

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Roundup: 25 Clever Uses for Old Tires

By: Diy maven Feb 12, 2015
Photo: Big Brand Tires

When you think of using an old tire to make something, you probably think "tree swing." Sure, swinging while sitting inside a tire can be fun, but it's not a very imaginative use of the tire itself. For something really outside the wheel, check out theseContinue Reading

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10 Eye-Catching, Modern Stainless Steel Mailboxes

By: Diy maven Feb 04, 2015

I live in a neighborhood of curbside mailboxes. They pretty much all look alike. As a matter of fact, some of the newer enclaves of homes have the exact same mailboxes. Esthetically, they look nice. As for personality, they have none. This is not the case for these 10 stainless steelContinue Reading

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Before and After: An Old Lawn Chair gets An Amazing Woven Makeover

By: Capreek Jan 19, 2015
Photo: Pioneer Settler

I know it's only January and not really "lawn chair season", but hey, a girl can dream. Plus, this project would be a great way to pass some time in these cold, dark months!     Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Pom Pom Fringed Pillows

By: Diy maven Jan 13, 2015
Photo: Honestly WTF

I mean, seriously, who doesn't love pom poms? Certainly not Lauren and Erica. As proof, Erica whipped out her 'almighty' pom pom maker to make oodles of the fluffy balls to use as fringe on a pack of colorfulContinue Reading

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Make It: Painted Rock Cactus

By: Diy maven Jan 07, 2015
Photo: Craftberry Bush

Maybe it's because a ton of schools are closed today due to wicked cold and there will be bored, housebound kids everywhere, or maybe it's because I'm pining for warmer temperatures, but, either way, I find these painted rock cactiContinue Reading

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Make It: Nail-Polish Pots

By: Diy maven Jan 06, 2015

Science, son, is the success behind this project--probably something about the density in the solvent in the polish in relation to the other ingredients in the polish--but who cares? It works! And the resultsContinue Reading

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How To: Make Ping Pong Ball Cafe Lights

By: Diy maven Dec 30, 2014
Say Yes [http://sayyes.com/2014/03/diy-ping-pong-ball-cafe-lights.html]

Before you put those Christmas lights away, you must check out Liz's delightful ping pong ball/LED string light project. The balls give the lights a diaphanous quality that make themContinue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Modern Sled for Under $60

By: Capreek Dec 16, 2014
HomeMade Modern [http://homemade-modern.com/ep51-modern-toboggan/]

When it comes to snow, I'm firmly in the "No thank you, lady Nature" camp. It looks pretty in photos and that's about as close as I want to get to the stuff. But I do enjoy a good thrill as much as the next person, so the idea of shooting down the side of a snow-covered hill on nothing but a tiny piece of wood or plastic is undeniably appealing. If you also enjoy a good sled ride, check out this ridiculously cool one you can make yourself!      Continue Reading

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How to: DIY Contemporary Winter Wreath

By: Faith-towers Dec 15, 2014
Easy DIY Contemporary Winter Wreath

The word "wreath" can have bad connotations, conjuring images of tacky, overly sparkly evergreen monstrosities. But this one is different. It's square. And it's made using birch branches which gives it a bit of a scandinavian feel. Click through to see what I mean!   Continue Reading

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How-To: Make A Modern Address Number Planter Box

By: Faith-towers Nov 27, 2014

How-To: Make A Modern Address Number Planter

Sure, you can adhere a couple of number stickers to your mailbox so people can find your house. OR you could welcome your guests in style by making a stunning wall-mounted planter box with your house numbers on it. Click through to see what it looks like!   

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Kate Morris's Grain Bin House on the Prairie

By: Diy maven Nov 18, 2014

Kate Morris's little house on the prairie is a grain bin. Located near on family property near Great Falls, MT, the grain-bin-turned-retirement-cottage is nothing less than amazing. Kate, a retired art teacher, enlisted the help of a former student and present day architect Nick Pancheau. Kate saidContinue Reading

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How To: Make Glow in the Dark Pumpkins

By: Diy maven Oct 29, 2014

Jade's glow in the dark pumpkins look cute when the lights are on, but they're crazy-cute when the lights are off. Making themContinue Reading

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How To: Create a DIY Doormat the Easy Way

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 21, 2014

Give a basic doormat a fresh new look with this simple tutorial for creating a typographic statement mat, super easily.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Enchanting Halloween Lanterns

By: Diy maven Oct 21, 2014

Liska used random pickle and jam jars, some gloss purple spray paint, and a paint marker to make these incredible enchanting lanterns. To make it even easier for us, she providesContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Rolling Firewood Cart

By: Capreek Oct 14, 2014

Over the summer, we shared plenty of DIY fire pit ideas. While we're well into October, it's still backyard fire pit season if you ask me. (I kinda feel like fall might even be a better time to enjoy an outdoor fire since it's actually chilly at night!). Of course, to have a fire you need wood -- and a place to store it!     Continue Reading

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Curbly Pumpkin Challenge: How to Make a Painted Peephole Pumpkin

By: Faith-towers Oct 14, 2014

This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We'll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.   

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Eye Candy: 10 Orange and Luscious Interiors

By: Diy maven Oct 13, 2014

October is the time of year when we can indulge in a little orange love, but for the owners of these interiors, every day is a celebration in pumpkin.

This MCM interior is given instant architectural interest with a juicy, orange wall. Scattering accents throughoutContinue Reading

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Have You Seen IKEA's Real Life Kitchen Makeovers?

By: Diy maven Oct 10, 2014

The Kalamaras, Jansens (before kitchen featured above), Whitakers, and Smiths all had kitchens they wanted to update. Everyone's wish was granted thanks to IKEA who has featured each family in a bio video that introduces us to the family as well as to their old kitchens. We also see a bit of the individual constructionsContinue Reading

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