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

floweredbed Flower bed

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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How to Turn a Vintage Suitcase into a Chair!

By: Diy maven Aug 24, 2011

created at: 08/24/2011

Remember Big Cat's adorable vintage suitcase cum bed? Well...Kate's chair is giving that kitty cozy a run for its money. Besides the fact that it's as cute as a button, she also assures us that the chair is super comfy. For those of us already planning a… Continue Reading

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How to Make Faux Porcelain Milk Bottles

By: Diy maven Aug 24, 2011

created at: 08/24/2011

Jenn whipped out a can of Kilz primer to make these lovely faux porcelain milk bottles. Although, as she notes, any bottle would work. The secret behind the porcelain look is the finish of the primer, which… Continue Reading

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Playing Card Pendant Light

By: Craftmel Aug 23, 2011

created at: 08/22/2011

When you thought you have seen them all, another pendant light takes the spotlight.  This one, made of playing cards, really ups the ante when it comes to DIY… Continue Reading

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5 Milk Crate to Cabinet Makeovers

By: Diy maven Aug 22, 2011

created at: 08/22/2011

Doorstep delivery of dairy may not be as popular as it once had been, but the crates which transported said milk products certainly are. We've seen other reuse ideas for milk crates before (here and here), but for today's little round up we're concentrating on cabinets. Take a… Continue Reading

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How to: Make an Inexpensive Repurposed Placemat Lamp

By: Craftmel Aug 17, 2011

created at: 08/16/2011

All this talk of kitchens and cooking spaces and whatnot has me looking around at all the ways to spruce up my dining room.  I got a little sidetracked when I saw this alternate use for a cheap plastic placemat.  Forget the kitchen, we're headed to 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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