Snazzy Aluminum Lawn Chair Re-Web Makeover

By: Kellyb Jul 29, 2011

created at: 07/29/2011

Everyone has at least one of these old aluminum lawn chairs tucked into a dusty corner of the garage or porch. And every spring you think about how you should really just toss it, but then where would you sit come summer? Sure, you could go out and but new ones, but where's the fun in… Continue Reading

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From Lumpy to Fabulous: A Bed Pillow Makeover and How-to!

By: Capreek Jul 25, 2011

created at: 07/25/2011

We all have them: old lumpy pillows that have seen better days but, for whatever reason, we can't bring ourselves to get rid of.  They hide in chests or closets "just in case", waiting for an unsuspecting overnight guest or even, perhaps, the perfect DIY project.  If you have a few of these forgotten pillows, we have the solution for transforming them into something better!  Read… Continue Reading

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Two Crocheted Rose Pillow Patterns

By: Diy maven Jul 13, 2011

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You know those rose pillows that are hugely popular these days? The look really was made for re-creation in crochet as evidenced by these two lovely patterns. The first one (pictured above) comes to… Continue Reading

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The Ostrich: Weird or Wonderful?

By: Diy maven May 31, 2011

created at: 05/31/2011

You might be able to guess what this is just by considering the name. If you can't, take a look at the 'Ostrich' in… Continue Reading

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Makeover: Typographic Chair

By: Diy maven May 31, 2011

created at: 05/31/2011

Diana took a plain, old IVAR chair ($19.99) like the one pictured above and gave it a very cheeky makeover, thanks to one big 'S' that she cut out of a piece of 1/2" plywood. Some 150 grit sandpaper and a couple cans of spray paint later, this is what it looks like… Continue Reading

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Infinity Chair

By: Diy maven May 19, 2011

The Inception Chair by Vivian Chiu gives us a glimpse into infinity, or does it?? The incrediContinue Reading

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5 Modern Pillow Tutorials to Freshen Up your Decor

By: Craftmel Apr 27, 2011

created at: 04/26/2011

I don't know about you, but those winter blues have flown out the window now that warmer weather has set in.  And in my neck of the woods, it is hot weather.  With the changing of the seasons, I feel like my whole condo needs a facelift to change along with the temperature.  With a very limited redecorating budget (the husband says he'd rather eat, phaw!) I figure the best place to start is inexpensive throw pillows like a shag pillow made from recycled t-shirts or knit yardage?  Talk about comfortable!  V&Co shows us how to make it.  Here are a few more fun and modern pillow ideas for… Continue Reading

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A Transparent Chair (Yes, You Can Sit on This!)

By: Diy maven Apr 19, 2011

Transparent Chair

From design firm Nendo, this chair appears to consist only of a backrest and armrests, BUT if you look closely, you'll see that its wrapped in a film. Kinda like cling wrap, the polyurethane film… Continue Reading

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Giveaway: Win a Designer Blu Dot Knicker Chair from 2Modern (a $279 value!)

By: Bruno Apr 18, 2011

It's a Curbly Giveaway!

Blu Dot Knicker Chair in Dark Roast
This week we have an amazing giveaway for you: a Blu Dot Knicker Chair from! You might know as a great place to find the most talented and innovative designers of modern furniture, contemporary lighting, & eco-friendly products for the home and office. Read on to find our how to win this awesome chair from (shout-out!) Minneapolis-based Blu DotContinue Reading

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Chair Turned Picture Frame

By: Diy maven Apr 18, 2011

created at: 04/18/2011

Just when you thought you had seen every kind of chair makeover imaginable, some clever individual decides to turn one into a picture frame. That clever person… Continue Reading

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Pallet Turned Outdoor Swing Chair

By: Diy maven Apr 11, 2011

created at: 04/11/2011

A wooden pallet, much like the one pictured above, was turned into an outdoor swing chair. Clever,… Continue Reading

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Five Eames Chairs that Aren't Just for Seating

By: Craftmel Apr 05, 2011


created at: 04/04/2011

In my opinion, the most loved and easily recognized and furniture designers of the Mid-Century are Charles and Ray Eames.  Together, they had the Midas touch when it came to home furnishings; if the Eames' designed it, it became a classic. 

If you aren't lucky enough to own an actual Eames Chair of any variety, how about using their images as… Continue Reading

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Knittastic: Make Your Own Designer-Inspired Pouf

By: Capreek Mar 30, 2011

created at: 03/30/2011

Knitted poufs have been huge, huge, huge lately and while I fully embrace the trend, I don't really care for the accompanying price tags.  From Christien Meindertsma's $2400 Urchin Poufs to Ferm Living's $268 knitted floor pillows, they seem a little more than steep.  If you've got the skills - or a grandma who loves you dearly - you can make your own for a fraction of the… Continue Reading

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Turn a Dining Chair into a Chaise Lounge

By: Diy maven Mar 07, 2011

I have never felt the need for a chaise lounge in my home. Until now, that is. I think it's because this chair-turned-chaise is such a cleverly weird idea. And who doesn't love finding new ways to… Continue Reading

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How To Make Beautiful Remnant Fabric

By: Modhomeecteacher Mar 01, 2011

Who can turn down free fabric? In my business it's not uncommon to be offered discontinued upholstery fabric samples. If you know a little trick, it's simple to create your own patchwork upholstery fabric yardage.  Thrifted chair, free… Continue Reading

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