Inspiration: DIY Pallet Covered Bridge

By: Diy maven Apr 23, 2014

The poster of this image calls it a 'playhouse', but it's really a pint-sized covered bridge. Could be a sweet focal point in the garden or a shady interlude onContinue Reading

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How To: Make Hidden Book Storage

By: Diy maven Apr 22, 2014

Shannon had a bunch of old hardcover books on hand, so she decided to use a handful of them to create a hidden storage compartment.… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wall Sconce Task Lights

By: Matt allison Apr 16, 2014

DIY Wall Sconce Task Lights

I love these DIY wall sconces, not only because they're very on trend, but because would you believe that they are repurposed Target desk lamps! Yip, a little bit on ingenuity turned these $25 off the shelf lamps into a custom, one-off designs. Get step-by-step instructions at the link… Continue Reading

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10 No-Cost Redecorating Tips: How To Use What You Already Have

By: Faith-towers Apr 10, 2014

10 no-cost redecorating ideas.

Redecorating your home is not necessarily synonymous with spending a ton of money. Believe it or not, there are lots of things you can do that won't cost you a penny. Read on for some… Continue Reading

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Inspired by Spring: Creating the Perfect Brunch

By: Lovelola Apr 07, 2014

I think Spring is definitely worth celebrating. After a long, cold winter the sun starts to shine and flowers begin to bloom. It's as if life starts all over again. So to celebrate, I put together a little brunch.… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn a Man's Dress Shirt into an Apron

By: Diy maven Mar 21, 2014

A man's button down from Goodwill turned into a ruffly apron? I absofreakinlutely love it. Sugar Bean's version was inspired by this tutorial. But it was Liz who posted all the nittyContinue Reading

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Vintage Suitcase Turned Campaign Desk and Crutches Turned Tripod Lamp

By: Diy maven Mar 11, 2014

Scott Valentine is an up-cycling genius. He takes old trunks, suitcases and other vintage things and turns them into something new and amazing. Enter into evidence the old Seapack suitcase pictured above. It was made by Hartmann circa WWII. Scott decided to… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Super Clever Closet Organizing Tips And Tricks

By: Faith-towers Mar 10, 2014

Boots stored with clothes hangers.

Every now and then I'll run across a closet organizing idea that's just genius - simple, smart and ridiculously obvious. I'm sure you've had these moments, right? I call them the "why didn't I think of that?" ideas. Well here they are, all in one place, for your organizational… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make a Spatula Ceiling Lampshade

By: Diy maven Mar 03, 2014

Imagine looking up at your ceiling and seeing the aurora borealis. Okay, maybe these spatula's turned lampshade aren't as stunning, but theyContinue Reading

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Curbly Bookworm: DIY Furniture 2: A Step-by-Step Guide

By: Diy maven Feb 26, 2014

A few years ago, designer/maker Christopher Stuart hit the ground running with his book DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide. I reviewed it for Curbly, giving it a glowing shout-out. When Christopher's followup book appeared in my mailbox last week, my first thought was, "more of the same?" The answer… Continue Reading

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9 Clever Tips For Hosting A Fabulous Wine And Cheese Party

By: Faith-towers Feb 13, 2014

Wine and cheese parties are my favorite kind of bash to host, because the clear theme eliminates the need to cook a million different apps and mix drinks all night. But if you don't know much about wine, it could be a little daunting. Well have no fear my friends, because I'm going to share some fool-proof tips and resources with… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 25+ DIY Cloud Decor Projects

By: Capreek Feb 12, 2014

Cloud-shaped decor has been a quietly growing trend for the past few years and, considering how easy (and adorable) most of these projects are, it's no wonder! Check out some of our favorite DIY cloud ideas… Continue Reading

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Make It: 7 DIY Desktop Organizers

By: Diy maven Jan 27, 2014

What do cereal boxes, soup cans, cardboard, LEGO, and an old picture frame have in common? We can used them to tidy up our desktops by turning them into desktop organizers. Check out these 7 projects (plus a bonus at the… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Hanging Glass Bottle Vase

By: Capreek Jan 07, 2014

This vintage glass hanging vase looks like something you'd see in the West Elm catalog for $40 -- except it's a DIY project that's practically… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Last Minute New Years Eve DIY Projects

By: Faith-towers Dec 30, 2013

Can you believe that the year is almost over already? Whether you're going out or staying in this New Years Eve, these easy yet festive DIY projects are sure to ring in the new year on the right… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Gift Wrapping Ideas and Tutorials

By: Diy maven Dec 11, 2013

By the time we're done with our holiday shopping, it's understandable that we're tempted to slap some wrapping paper around the presents, stick on a bow and tag and call it done, but, really, the wrapping part is a great time to let our creative side run amok. To… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 24+ DIY Christmas Stockings

By: Diy maven Dec 04, 2013

Christmas stockings have made their footprints all over Curbly since our very first Christmas together back in oh-six. Those early projects are still as fresh as ever, which is why we're giving them a shout out in this roundup in addition to a bunch moreContinue Reading

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How to: Turn an Outdoor Light Fixture into an Indoor Holiday Lantern

By: Diy maven Dec 03, 2013

 

I had this old outdoor light fixture taking up space in the garage just waiting to be converted into an indoor, decorative lantern. So simple, the project took about an hour to finish, not including drying time for the spray paint. To start a conversion like this, a little reverse engineering is in order.… Continue Reading

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School Bus Turned Home

By: Diy maven Dec 02, 2013

Bamboo flooring, tongue-groove ceiling, roof deck and everything else you'd need to live comfortably, that's what's inside this 35', 1978 International school bus. The original owners who… Continue Reading

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How-to: Make A Beautiful Snowflake From A Toilet Paper Roll

By: Faith-towers Nov 28, 2013

I don't know about you, but I spend most of my budget on gifts this time of year... which means that I don't have much to spend on ornaments and decorations. So a toilet paper roll snowflake sounds pretty good to me! Check out the surprisingly beautiful result after the… Continue Reading

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