How to: Make an Easy Modern + Minimal Pendant Light

By: Hellolidy Oct 07, 2015
DIY Minimal Pendant Light | Hello Lidy for Curbly

We are big on lighting in our home. It's a necessity, sure, but that doesn't mean it has to be dull. We're always keen on creating our own lighting when we get the chance, and it's a great way to add personality. Many might think dealing with electricity and wiring is too complicated or even expensive, but this DIY pendant light project is so simple to make and minimal in design, anyone can do it. Did I mention this light only costs about $25? 

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How to Make a Classic Wheat Sheaf Bundle

By: Diy maven Oct 07, 2015
Photo: The Creek Line House

Classic wheat sheaf bundles are highly adaptable to just about any decor style. Tied up with simple white ribbon, they can look quite modern. Make that ribbon red and you have a staple of a traditional Scandinavian Christmas. Done up with something like burlap, and they lean toward the rustic. And speaking of leaning, that'sContinue Reading

13 DIY Ways to Use Wooden Dowel Rods

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 24, 2015

There have been quite a few cool DIY projects popping up lately with one material in common: dowel rods. They're such a versatile item for craft projects, with DIYs ranging from expandable trivets and minimal coat racks to Eames-inspired mobiles and unique wall art. So, grab some dowel rods and let's get to it. Here are 13 DIY ways to use dowel rods in your home.

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IKEA Hack: Faux Sheepskin Dining Chair Cushions

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 23, 2015
faux fur dining chair covers
photo: FRK Hansen

The faux sheepskin from IKEA has many-a-use. And these simple chair covers look fantastic! Actually, the entire room that they sit in looks fantastic and I'd like to move in tomorrow. Take a look!      

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Eye Candy: 10 Grid Patterns to Buy or DIY

By: Stephanie lee Sep 21, 2015
Grid pattern duvet - Aura Home
Photo: Aura Home

Grid patterns are so on-trend lately and for good reason - they're sleek and sophisticated, they go with pretty much everything you might already have in your interior decorating arsenal, and best of all, they're easy to DIY! Click through to see my favourite picks that you can buy or make to pattern up your home.

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How To: Make a DIY Plywood Floor Mirror with Open Shelving

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 17, 2015
Photo: Fox

Plywood is a modern DIYers dream material for it's industrial, hip vibe and no-frills attitude. So, it's no surprise that there are loads of cool projects that utilize the material, like these DIY rolling storage bins, a minimalistic DIY daybed, and now a DIY plywood floor mirror with open shelving for beauty products, accessories and more. Want to see how this project turned out?

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Make It: Naturally Awesome Rope-Lined Serving Tray

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 16, 2015

diy rope tray
photo: Dream Green DIY

I'm all for the easy projects. In fact, the simpler, the better! So I was a little more than ecstatic when I came across this cool IKEA hack!      

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Make It: DIY Ikea Stockholm-Inspired Rug Using Carpet Tiles

By: Jennifer farley Sep 15, 2015
Carpet Tile Rug

I have always really loved the Ikea Stockholm rug.  I know, so does everyone, but there is a reason why.  It is a classic and it can fit in any type of room.   My guest bedroom needed the 8x10 size but I wanted the 5X7 price or cheaper. I randomly saw an advertisement for my local carpet warehouse saying they had carpet tile for $1.25 a sq/ft.  What?  I decided to check it out the next day and found materials to make this knock-off Ikea Stockholm rug.

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Roundup: 10 Stylish Bike Storage Ideas that Double as Decor

By: Jennifer farley Sep 01, 2015
Photo: House and Garden

We live in the Midwest where everyone drives, yet my husband chooses to ride his bicycle to work whenever he can. Our garage is too small to accommodate it, and I get a little frustrated when he parks it right inside the front door and we have to maneuver around it all evening.

Bicycles are architecturally stylish, and often valuable, so why not create storage that puts them on display?  Here are some creative ways to incorporate bicycle storage into a room's design.   

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IKEA Hack: Make This Modern Scandinavian 3-Tier Wooden Stand

By: Hellolidy Aug 27, 2015
Modern Scandinavian 3-Tier Stand | Hello Lidy for Curbly

I love a good IKEA hack, and this one is a super simple and easy one! I've been looking for a fun 3-tier stand for a while to help organize our daily items a bit around here, but I could never find one that works for me. I guess I was just meant to make my own. Continue Reading

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Make It: Simple Do-It-Yourself Ottoman

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 26, 2015
DIY Ottoman
photo: Atilio

There will always be the option to buy everything for your home. Including a cute pouf to rest your feet and place your books on! Why buy when you can DIY? This one is chic and could be a good fit in almost any home! The tutorial has been sized down to see how to make it, but you gotta see the original end product!    


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Eye Candy: 12 Easy & Beautiful IKEA VITTSJO Hacks

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 20, 2015
12 Easy & Beautiful IKEA Vittsjo Hacks

I know that I proclaim my love/hate/mostly-love relationship with IKEA furniture, but can you blame me? There are just so many ways to make it your own. You've seen tons of hacks of the EXPEDIT and the LACK, and I feel like the VITTSJO series is having a moment. From gold to marble to wood accents, here are 12 of my current favorite hacks!      

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Make It: Natural & Modern Beaded Plant Hanger

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 19, 2015
diy beaded plant hanger
photo: Mrs. Monday

If I have the choice between placing a plant on a shelf or suspending that plant in the air, I'm going to suspend it. Save the precious shelf room! This beaded plant hanger is a cool and unique way to get those plants in the air!      Continue Reading

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How to: Make These Bold DIY Painted Grid Curtains

By: Hellolidy Aug 10, 2015
DIY Painted Grid Curtains | Hello Lidy for Curbly

I loved the modern and clean look of the grid pattern... especially the classic black and white. I've been keeping my eye open for the perfect way to introduce it into our home, but I could never quite find the right piece. As I tend to do, I decided that I would make something on my own that would really feature this pattern in a fun way. I knew curtains would be the perfect way to go! 

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Roundup: 10 Ways To Use The IKEA Raskog Cart

By: Faith-towers Aug 06, 2015
Roundup: 10 Ways To Use The IKEA Raskog Cart
Photo: The Freelancer's Fashion

The IKEA Raskog cart. It's easy on the eyes, super versatile and best of all - it's cheap. Ringing in at $30, the Raskog fits in most people's budgets. It is sold as a kitchen cart, but it can be used for so much more. Here are ten great ways to use it in every room of your house.   

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How to: Simple and Modern DIY Magnetic Poster Frame

By: Hellolidy Jul 23, 2015
DIY Magnetic Poster Frame

I inherited a love for art from my grandmother. Her home was seriously a museum that I loved to peruse and take in. It was full of beautiful decor and art; some she brought into Canada with her after she immigrated from Holland. Some, she picked up along the way. I always thought she spent a fortune on most of her collections. But it turns out, they were affordable prints that simply spoke to her, which she collected over time. And that is exactly how I seem to collect the many pieces of art in our home. The problem is, I'm running out of frames to hang them in, so I decided to create a minimal and modern magnetic poster frame! 

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Before and After: Darling IKEA Side Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 20, 2015

Photo: Dwell Beautiful

Erica's sister had an old IKEA side table that no one wanted. Like the good DIYer she is, Erica adopted it knowing she could bring out its inner beauty. Some cleverly-applied painter's tapeContinue Reading

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Weekend Project: DIY Candle Holder with Copper and Wood

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 10, 2015
Photo: Historias de Casa

If you have a free hour to two over the weekend, check out this DIY project for a Scandinavian inspired candle holder made of wood and copper.

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How to: DIY Minimalist Wire Mesh Shelf

By: Hellolidy Jun 23, 2015
DIY Wire Mesh Shelf

I feel like I am always low on storage and organizational pieces, especially ones that look great in my home. This week, we decided to try and combat some of the piles we have going on and came up with these stylish, but practical, DIY wire mesh shelves! 

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How to: Indoor Herb Garden IKEA Hack

By: Faith-towers Jun 18, 2015

Don't ask me how I came up with this's a long story. Basically, my dog Charlie can jump really high and will eat anything, so I needed to make a wall-mounted planter that I could place out of his reach. So the Vurm herb planter was born.  

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