Have You Seen IKEA's Real Life Kitchen Makeovers?

By: Diy maven Oct 10, 2014

The Kalamaras, Jansens (before kitchen featured above), Whitakers, and Smiths all had kitchens they wanted to update. Everyone's wish was granted thanks to IKEA who has featured each family in a bio video that introduces us to the family as well as to their old kitchens. We also see a bit of the individual… Continue Reading

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Makeover Tour: A Crowded Backyard Gets a Modern Deck Makeover

By: Capreek Oct 06, 2014

This gigantic deck took up most of the space in this narrow Minneapolis backyard and, rising above the fence line, provided little privacy for the homeowners. But with some hard work (and a jackhammer or two), they built the deck of their minimalist dreams! Read on to see the new space and get the scoop on this DIY backyard makeover in this month's MakeoverContinue Reading

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7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 03, 2014

Ready for another round of weekend DIYs to try? This week, there are a couple of smaller projects, like those felt pennants you see above, that would be super easy to tackle. But if you're looking for something a bit more hearty in the project department, there are tutorial links for you as well, like that geo tile backsplash. Something for everyone. Click through to check out all 7 weekend DIY… Continue Reading

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How To: Sew a Rope Basket Using a Sewing Machine

By: Diy maven Oct 03, 2014

Did you know you can use your sewing machine to sew a rope basket? I didn't until I saw Kiera Coffee do just that. Mind, blown. I guess I always thought you'd need an industrial sewing machine to do such a thing. Anyhoo,Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Ikea Hacked Plant Stand

By: Matt allison Oct 01, 2014

Make It:  Diy Ikea Hacked Plant Stand

I love this Ikea hack! This delightful little house plant stand was put together using a bookshelf and the legs of an inexpensive Ikea Frösta stool. While the author sprayed it with a ombre finish I think it would look equally nice left raw or sprayed white. Detailed instructions on how to make your own are… Continue Reading

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Make It: Accent A Wall With This Do-It-Yourself Triangle Pattern

By: Lexy.b.ward Oct 01, 2014

geometric accent wall

There are tons of ways to bring color to the bedroom. From blankets to pillows to wall art, you can do it all. Looking for something more permanent that packs a punch? Well, this DIY Triangle Accent Wall ought to do the trick!  … Continue Reading

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Make It: Screwless Floating Bookshelf

By: Matt allison Sep 17, 2014

Screwless Floating Bookshelf

I love this contemporary take on a floating bookshelf. It's hard to believe but the entire bookshelf is completely screwless! Simple timber studs and good old 'no more nails' is all… Continue Reading

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Make It: Simple DIY Towel Rack and Shelf

By: Capreek Sep 11, 2014

Move over boring ol' chrome shower racks! There's a new, affordable, and oh-so-easy DIY solution in town AND it comes with a shelf.… Continue Reading

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IKEA Hack: Easy DIY Button Stool Makeover

By: Capreek Sep 10, 2014

Ahh, the Marius Stool from IKEA. This simple $5 wonder is the perfect springboard for a variety of fun DIY ideas. My favorite as of late, though, has to be this adorable "button"… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Geometric Planters

By: Matt allison Sep 10, 2014

DIY Geometric Planters

It's no surprise I'm a fan on Scandinavian minimalism. These geometric planters are a spin on the classic Finnish Himmeli, refashioned as planters. Best of all they are made from cheap supplies from the dollar store! Detailed instructions on creating your own can be found at the… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 13 Fabulous and Functional DIY Bathmat Projects

By: Diy maven Sep 05, 2014

Thick, white, and folded over the edge of the tub or shower door. Sound familiar? Then you, too, may be suffering from Unimaginative Bathmat & Placement Syndrome. But don't worry; we have the cure. The thing about these DIY bathmat projects is that because they're stylish, you won't want to tuck them out of the way, whichContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 14 Bold Bathrooms with Patterned Floor Tile

By: Capreek Sep 03, 2014

Patterned floor tile, specifically encaustic cement tiles, is a trend that's been steadily growing over the last few years. (Heck, I even used some in my own bathroom remodel -- and I love it.) It's a bold choice and definitely not for everyone (or the commitment phobic), but if you're a fan or just need a little bit of inspiration to push you over that design fence, here are 14 stunning bathrooms with patterned floor… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Magnetic Wooden Frames

By: Matt allison Aug 27, 2014

Magnetic Wooden Frame


I collect wall art. Curated of course, artists aren't hoarders, merely selective collectors. The problem is I'm forever changing my mind and swapping prints in and out. Framing can get expensive so enter this quick and easy DIY project: a simple magnetic frame that allows you to change out your favorite artwork! Follow the tutorial at the… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 IKEA Hacks You Won't Want To Miss

By: Faith-towers Aug 25, 2014

10 Fantastic IKEA Hacks

I love a good IKEA hack. What's better than turning an affordable piece of furniture into something customized especially for you? Here are ten of my recent favorites, along with links to the tutorials so you can recreate them… Continue Reading

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Weekend Project: How To Turn a Paper Towel Roll into a Modern Light Fixture

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 22, 2014

I never would have expected that I'd come across a DIY project involving a paper towel roll, that I actually wanted to try. But I did. This project is really cool and would be a perfect weekend DIY to try. With the supplies you see above, you can make a modern DIY pendant light, that resembles concrete. Check it… Continue Reading

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How To: Crochet a Wire Tea Light Candle Holder

By: Diy maven Aug 20, 2014

Kara's delicate, wire tea light candle holders makes me want to bust out my crochet hooks. In this case a 'G' size, which, when working withContinue Reading

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Make It: Leather & Teak Clock

By: Matt allison Aug 20, 2014

Leather & Teak Clock

Thrift shops are full of old curious finds, junk to some, jewels to others. I love this project that combined this old plate and leather belt upcycled into a Scandinavian inspired teak & leather wall clock. Details at the… Continue Reading

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Make It: Minimalist DIY Entryway Organizer

By: Capreek Aug 14, 2014

This might be one of the simplest DIYs of all time -- and I love it. I mean, who doesn't need a little organizational help in the entryway? And when it looks this clean and modern, it's kind of a… Continue Reading

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Make It: Gold Geometric Pendant Lamp Shade

By: Matt allison Aug 13, 2014

House Doctor Inspired Lamp Shade

Make this simple Nordic House Doctor inspired lamp by using an Umbra wall decor set and some electrical wire. With a few simple tweaks create your own custom light fitting. Details and instructions at the link below.

House Doctor Inspired Lamp Shade via Free Series

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Eye Candy: 15 Totally DIYable Wooden Furniture Ideas

By: Diy maven Aug 08, 2014

Ever since I wrote my first post on Curbly back in '06, some of my favorite finds have been products that are totally DIYable. Especially wood working products. Shelves, tables, light fixtures, cubbies, I'm not choosy. The items just have to be stylish yet simple enough to reproduce just by looking at them. Going through Curbly's coffers, I found no less than 15 of these gemsContinue Reading

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