GENIUS Pant Hanger = Art Hanger

By: Diy maven Oct 05, 2011


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Stylist Michael Walters used old pant hangers to display art back in the summer '08 edition of O at Home. As genius now as it was then. (I see a thrift store visit in my future.)

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Make It: A Simple Wool Blanket Window Shade!

By: Capreek Oct 04, 2011

created at: 10/03/2011

It's time to cozy up for fall!  Turn wool blankets into repurposed window shades in a few easy steps--then sit back and bask in the warmth of your… Continue Reading

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Make It: Watertight Plastic Bag Containers

By: Kellyb Sep 30, 2011

created at: 09/28/2011

I have a soft spot for DIYs that have the ability to look like art installations but are also functional. Such is the case with these watertight plastic bag containers that serve a million and one… Continue Reading

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Washing Machine Drum Furniture

By: Diy maven Sep 23, 2011

Trash Design Manufaktur turns washing machine drums into furniture. Sounds like the perfect opportunity to create some tacky, doesn't it? The outcome, however, is nothing less than spectacular. Take the bistro table picture above for example. It makes washing machine drums LOOK like they were meant to be a bistro table. Or how about… Continue Reading

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How to Turn a Milk Jug into a Sandwich Box

By: Diy maven Sep 21, 2011

Before you toss your next plastic milk jug into the recycling bin, you just might want to turn it into a sandwich/lunch box. No need for a lunch box? Could be a cute gift box. Stuff we need to make one include a 1-gallon milk jug,… Continue Reading

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Make It: Tuna Can Hurricane Lamp

By: Diy maven Sep 19, 2011

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A standing 'O' to Diane for finding a clever way to reuse tuna cans and thrift store finds to create stylish outdoor lighting. Pictured above are the basic materials she used to create the lamps. As for the outcome, here's one traditional version,… Continue Reading

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Make It: An Upcycled 'Laurel' Wreath

By: Kellyb Sep 16, 2011

created at: 09/15/2011

Care to venture a guess as to what these clever upcycled faux laurel wreaths are made out… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 5 Eco-Friendly Materials for Building The Ultimate 'Green' Kitchen!

By: Capreek Sep 15, 2011

created at: 09/15/2011

Curbliers, it's time to get down with 'the green team'!  Whether you're remodeling, starting a new build, or just like daydreaming about gorgeous kitchens, we've rounded up our five favorite eco-friendly building materials.  Ready to dream green?  Let's… Continue Reading

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A Bed in the Garden?

By: Diy maven Sep 06, 2011

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I actually love this re-use idea for an old wrought iron bed. It's clever and provides a unique focal point. However, I'm not so sure I'd want it in my yard. Positioned in a… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Solar-Powered "Sun Jars"!

By: Capreek Sep 05, 2011

created at: 09/04/2011

We've shared quite a few mason jar projects here on Curbly (did you see our roundup of 15 awesome uses for mason jars?) and we've even highlighted a purchasable sun jar, too.  Of course, it couldn't be too long before we found a DIYable version, right?  Well, at least not if the industrious people of the Internet have their way.  So, if you haven't yet exhausted your supply of jars from all those other rad projects and are looking for a fun, eco-friendly lighting solution, read… Continue Reading

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How To: Fix Ugly Thrift Store Paintings!

By: Capreek Sep 01, 2011

created at: 08/31/2011

We've all seen them: hideous paintings that look to have come from a dentist's office circa 1991.  Thrift store specialties!  But before you pass by these massive works of, um, art, consider their inherent value.  A new canvas is expensive.  A sad thrift store painting is not.  Are you thinking what I'm thinking?  Let's fix this thing with some DIY… Continue Reading

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My Pantry Recycling Center Makeover

By: Bruno Sep 01, 2011

Check out this project I just posted to our brother (sister?*) blog, ManMadeDIY: 

My recycling center project ... before

Corrugated plastic! Yay!

* That reminds me of something Ayla's been saying lately: "Daddy, I want brother who is a girl and her name is Olivia." Not sure exactly what to make… Continue Reading

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DIY Paint Chip Matchbook Notepads

By: Craftmel Aug 30, 2011

Photo: Capital B [http://ssbuffat.blogspot.com/2011/08/paint-chip-matchbooks.html]

We've established an infatuation with paint chips on Curbly, it just can't be avoided!  Here's another great idea for paint chips: little matchbook-style… 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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How To: Make a Faux Transom for Under $10

By: Craftmel Aug 25, 2011

Faux Transom

I'm all about inexpensive updates around the house. They are far more justifiable and brag-worthy, in my opinion! Take this faux transom as an example- more light, more architectural detail, and more brownie points. See how easily it was… Continue Reading

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