Crocheting Gone Wild: The Ultimate Yarn Bomb!

By: Capreek May 17, 2011

created at: 05/15/2011

In March, Brittany showcased some fantastic works of "yarn bombing", where artists take to the streets armed with crochet needles, covering everything from tree trunks to subway seats.  Now, one artist takes this trend to a whole new level: covering her entire apartment, bathroom fixtures and all.  Creative, brilliant, or just plain nutty - you tell… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 Stylish Shower Curtains for Show-Stopping Bathrooms!

By: Capreek May 11, 2011

created at: 05/10/2011

Move out those old vinyl curtains and make way for these personality-driven show-stoppers!  Whether your style is playful, tailored, feminine, or contemporary, we've rounded up twenty shower curtains that'll transform your bathroom in an… Continue Reading

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How to Make Custom Fabric with Tape

By: Diy maven Apr 29, 2011

Have you ever shopped for printed fabric in a particular color palette and couldn't find exactly what you were looking for? It's happened to me countless times, which is why making your own printed fabric is sometimes the best way to go. I used buttons a while back to suit my needs, but here's an even… Continue 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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Make: Fabric Easter Eggs

By: Diy maven Apr 13, 2011


Fabric Easter eggs: they don't break, they don't go bad and they're really really colorful! Also, with Retro Mama's handy dandy tutorial, they're super easy to make. Here's what Mama… 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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ROUNDUP: 12 Enchanting Felt Pillow Tutorials

By: Diy maven Mar 30, 2011

Since they started popping up a few years back, felt pillows have only gained in popularity, and for good reason: they're lovely! Also, lucky for us, making one (or many) is a snap with all the fabulous tutorials out there. Here are the best of the best:

First up is Felt Furnishing's Rosette Clusters Pillow, pictured above. The how-to is a few years old, but the technique is as fresh… Continue Reading

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Teddy Bear Skin Rugs?!

By: Brittanymauriss Mar 24, 2011

created at: 03/24/2011

Okay, now I've seen everything: hand-sewn fur rugs made from repurposed teddy bear skins! And not just tiny little rugs for decoration -- we're talking giant 9-foot by 7-foot rugs for the living room. For your friends to wonder why this odd-patterned rug looks so familiar and yet so alien in its setting.

created at: 03/24/2011

The rugs are created by Agustina Woodgate, an Argentinian transplant living in Miami, who invests a great deal of time… Continue Reading

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Granny Square Lampshade

By: Diy maven Mar 22, 2011

created at: 03/22/2011

Elaine found a granny square blanket at a car boot sale (aka rummage sale) and turned it into a unique and colorful lampshade. (I'm guessing it's more of a lampshade slipcover.)

See more of Elaine's eclectic style, visit House and Home.

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How To: DIY Frames for Panorama Pics

By: Conmoderndiy Mar 21, 2011

created at: 02/28/2011

I have far too many would-be-awesome-if-they-were-pieced-together panorama photos.  I’ve done a few great treks and when I’m standing in front of an amazing vista, I can’t help myself - despite knowing that these have always ended up hidden away, not put together, and unappreciated.  They’re difficult to frame and not terribly attractive due to the odd shape of the final product.

After some… Continue Reading

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Uniquely Scandinavian: A Crocheted Stool Makeover

By: Capreek Mar 16, 2011

created at: 03/16/2011

I've never crocheted before in my life, but after seeing this charming stool I've got a serious desire to learn… Continue Reading

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Get Crafty: DIY Easter Egg Hunt Totes

By: Capreek Mar 15, 2011

created at: 03/14/2011

Those clever and crafty folks at The Purl Bee are at it again, this time with an easy DIY project for Spring: felt Easter egg… 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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How To: Make a Scandinavian-Inspired "Rag Light"

By: Capreek Feb 23, 2011

created at: 02/23/2011

We love a good DIY lighting project here at Curbly and this Scandinavian-inspired number is beautifully unique and incredibly easy.  Want to see how it's done?  Read… Continue Reading

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