Make It: DIY Chevron-Patterned Reclaimed Wood Planter Box!

By: Capreek Mar 27, 2012

created at: 03/27/2012

I spotted this  a w e s o m e  reclaimed wood planter box idea on Pinterest today (Are you following us? We're pinning like mad!) and I couldn't wait another second to share… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 12 Brilliant Craft Room Organization and Storage Ideas!

By: Capreek Mar 26, 2012

created at: 03/26/2012

I don't know about you, but my craft supplies tend to find themselves shoved into boxes and bins without any rhyme or reason.  One of the items on my ever-growing list of things to do is to tackle this organizational mess.  I mean, it's utter chaos!  Applying a few (or all) of these brilliant craft room storage ideas would definitely be a step in the right direction.  If your craft supply situation is similar, read… Continue Reading

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7 Creative Storage Solutions to Curb the Clutter

By: Craftmel Mar 08, 2012

created at: 03/07/2012

Our family of five lives in a small condo here in Arizona, and after our latest adorable addition came 3 months ago we've had to get really creative with our space.  I have to utilize every square inch of real estate here and that means that there is no room for monsters under our beds- we've got too much crammed under there for them to move in.  The need to keep things at a controlled chaos has caused me to search for creative storage solutions like the under-the-bed rolling storage bins above by That's My Letter, and I thought I'd share a… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Inspiring Budget-Friendly Bedroom Makeovers!

By: Capreek Feb 13, 2012

created at: 02/13/2012

Sure, you can toss thousands of dollars at a bedroom makeover and it'll probably look pretty great.  But today we're celebrating the unique creativity of DIYers who make their spaces look like a million bucks on a budget.  Check out our ten favorite budget-friendly bedroom makeovers from the Curbly archives--they're full of thrifty inspiration and clever DIY… Continue Reading

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More Than Just Paint: 5 Inspiring DIY Dresser Makeover Ideas

By: Craftmel Feb 08, 2012

created at: 02/07/2012A coat of fresh paint can change a worn piece of furniture into something new altogether, and has served as a tool in every DIY design fan's arsenal. And sometimes, the piece is just right to create even more impact with texture...giving a piece a custom, hand-designed look. Here are five DIY ideas to give your dresser a full-on, next-level makeover.

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How To: Make Easy DIY String-Wrapped Bottle Vases!

By: Capreek Jan 30, 2012

created at: 01/29/2012

I love fun and easy repurposed decor projects and these colorful string-wrapped vases certainly fit that bill!  So save up those empty glass bottles, Curbliers.  It's time to turn them into something pretty (and… Continue Reading

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Organize Your Space: DIY Craft Table

By: Craftmel Jan 11, 2012

created at: 01/10/2012

One of my main challenges as a creative person (I like to think of myself as such!) is the mess that comes along with it.  It seems to me like a good solution to the constant moving of project piles would be a good storage solution, like this DIY… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Upcycled Coat and Purse Hanging Station

By: Craftmel Jan 10, 2012

created at: 01/10/2012

With our warm winters, we don't have a need for a coat rack.  In fact, the coat closet in our condo is home to our camping gear because the very idea of having designated square footage for coats is silly when it is 72 degrees outside (which did make for an awkward situation when we had people over for dinner and they handed me their light jackets... I just stood there like an idiot holding them instead).  Even so, this fun idea doesn't take up storage space, and is pretty fun to look at… Continue Reading

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Eclectic Starburst Mirror

By: Craftmel Jan 03, 2012

created at: 01/02/2012

I have a starburst mirror hanging in my bedroom above the bed, and my husband is always making some comment on how he is sure he will die from being impaled by one of the "rays" in the middle of the night.  He's so supportive of my home decorating.  I also love utensil art, as we've seen in my kitchen before.  You can imagine, then, that I'd appreciate this DIY utensil starburst mirror!  … Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Colorful Bottle Cap Tray

By: Craftmel Nov 08, 2011

created at: 11/08/2011

I'm sure there are some of you out there with a great bottle cap stash, or could easily accumulate caps after a party of some kind.  So, what can you do with so many caps?  How about your own custom serving… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Vintage Suitcase Dog Bed

By: Capreek Nov 01, 2011

created at: 11/01/2011

We've shown you how to turn suitcases into chairs and even picnic kits, but this might be my favorite vintage suitcase repurposing project… Continue Reading

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Eye-Catching House Numbers

By: Craftmel Oct 19, 2011

created at: 10/18/2011

One of my biggest pet peeves when I'm visiting someone for the first time is trying to find the miniscule house numbers next to the front door, garage, or wherever.  The frustration alone is enough to scrap the trip altogether.  Here's a unique idea for displaying house numbers that would draw even me right… Continue Reading

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paprika For Your Peas: Baby Food Jars Repurposed

By: Craftmel Aug 16, 2011

created at: 08/16/2011

I'm a mother.  And we've been through the baby food stage twice, so far.  If I had saved all the baby food jars from our kiddos, we could have an entire room dedicated to Baby Food Jar Spice Racks.  Thankfully, I'm not that crazy, but I did find a few interesting ways to use the finished jar of peas in a new way.  Take, for instance, the colorful and magnetic jars above, from Dav.i.son.  Which one of these ideas is your… Continue Reading

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