Make It: Easy Geometric Leather Mousepad

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 12, 2015
DIY geometric leather coaster
Photo: Delia Creates

Listen, I'm sure a lot of people just use the touchpad on their Macs and PCs, but not me! I need a mouse half the time. And because I need a mouse, I'll probably need a mousepad to go with it. See what I did there? Here's a great way to incorporate two trends with this geometric leather mousepad! The steps are simple and it really works! I wouldn't have thought to use this kind of adhesive and would have spent more time trying to stitch one up!      

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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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Roundup: 11 Awesome DIY Office Accessories to Keep you Motivated in Your Workspace

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 12, 2015

Since February is Office and Workspace Month, here at Curbly, it seems only fair to round up some of the best DIY office accessories to keep you on track in the new year. Whether you hoping to tame your file clutter or add a little bit of personality to your office, there is bound to be a DIY or two for you on this list. Here are 11 DIY office accessories to help you stay productive in early 2015.   

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How To: Turn a Wire Planter Basket into a Glitzy Chandelier

By: Diy maven Feb 11, 2015
Photo: hammer and heals

Amanda saw a coconut-lined planter and thought, "Chandelier." What?? Yup. The DIY chandelier is used to camouflage a builder-grade ceiling light fixture in her house. Materials she used, besides the basket, included some metallic silver spray paint, about 24 feet of decorative crystal garland,Continue Reading

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How To: Create a Simple DIY Memo Board with Wood

By: Faith-towers Feb 10, 2015
How-To: Simple DIY Wooden Memo Board
Photo: Ohoh Blog

There are many ways to display memos on the wall. Bulletin boards still seem to be the most popular. But why not try something a bit more unique? This geometric wooden memo board will give your workspace some serious character. Click through to see the stylish final product.   

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Dreamy and Teeny: 13 Impromptu Office Spaces

By: Diy maven Feb 10, 2015

Having an entire room in your home dedicated to office space is a luxury for most people. But the 14 tiny work spaces in this roundup prove that big offices aren't all that. As a matter of a fact, these teeny offices are so dreamy, they'll make people with the full-size counterparts consider downsizingContinue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Wooden Desk Organizer

By: Capreek Feb 09, 2015
Photo: Caitlin McGrath

I'm always looking for clever, inexpensive ways to add more storage and organization to my space. When I spotted this simple, modern desk organizer, I knew I needed to add it to my project list, STAT!     Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Offices and Workspaces By Style

By: Faith-towers Feb 09, 2015
Eye Candy: Offices and Workspaces By Style
Photo: Modern Thrifter

In case you haven't heard, February is office month on Curbly. We've been sharing all kinds of workspace-related inspiration. And today we have a fun roundup of office spaces in nine different styles. Let us know which is your favorite!   

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Eye Candy: Shared Space Offices

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 06, 2015
Shared Space Offices

Just because you have to share your office space with another room or person in your home, it doesn't mean you have to compromise on personal style. Not convinced? Here are ten beautiful shared space offices that are bound to get your creative decor juices flowing! Because at the end of the day, no matter where you work, the space should (and totally can) feel as unique as you are.Continue Reading

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18 Products We've Been Using WRONG

By: Diy maven Feb 06, 2015

Did you ever notice perforations on the ends of your tinfoil and plastic wrapper boxes? I didn't until I saw it on the Internets. And then I checked the products in my pantry just to make sure. There they were: perforations to pop inContinue Reading

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Before and After: An Old Desk Becomes a DIY Kitchen Island

By: Capreek Feb 05, 2015
Lesli DeVito

Sometimes, you outgrow certain furniture items but don't necessarily want to kick 'em to the curb. So what do you do? Turn them into something new and functional, of course!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Productivity Printables For Your Office or Workspace

By: Faith-towers Feb 05, 2015
10 Printables For Your Office or Workspace
Photo: Empapers

As Mother Nature is pummeling us with snow up here in New England, it feels like a good time to curl up with a hot cup of coffee at my desk and get lots and lots of work done. And for me, being productive means getting organized. So I've rounded up ten great printables that will motivate you to get your work life in order.   

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Make It: Give An Office Chair A Literal Lift

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 04, 2015
diy office chair
photo: Jones Design Company

I know it's hard to find the right office chair. Too big, too small, too heavy, too ugly... If you've got a chair you love, but it's in another part of the house just calling to be used in the office, here's a quick way to make it more mobile!      

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Roundup: 10 Unique Workspaces And Home Offices

By: Faith-towers Feb 03, 2015
10 Unique Workspaces and Home Offices
Photo: Via Stylish Eve

There's something fascinating about the novelty of a unique office. And there are certainly some interesting ones out there. We've rounded up ten of our favorites, with the hope that they might inspire you to add an element of surprise to your own workspace!   

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It's Office and Workspace Month + an Instagram Challenge

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 02, 2015
Photo: Matt Allison

You may have noticed that each month, here on Curbly, we have a new theme that drives the core structure of our posts. With each new month, comes a new topic to cover, and this month is all about offices and workspaces. We'll be sharing plenty of office DIYs and workspace makeovers for the month of February, but we want you to be able to join in with Curbly's monthly themes as well. So, for February, we've started an Instagram hashtag, #CurblyWhereIWork, and we're challenging you to show us your office or workspace. Snap a picture of your desk, your entire office, that spot on that couch that you always work from on your laptop, etc and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #CurblyWhereIWork. Bonus points for tagging @Curbly in the photo. At the end of the month, we'll feature some of our favorite photos from the hashtag in a new Curbly post (with credit of course). Need some inspiration to get started? Here are some photos, from Curbly authors, that are already in the hashtag pool.   

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