Make It: Modern DIY Abstract String Art

By: Capreek Sep 11, 2012

created at: 09/11/2012

String art is all the rage these days, though most projects tend to take more typographic forms. I'm a big, big fan of this abstract/geometric version though. Plus? It's way easy!… Continue Reading

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Week 12 Journal: Let There Be Light

By: Bruno Sep 07, 2012

The Curbly House Week 12 Journal: Turning on the lightsAhhh ... It seems like just yesterday we walked through the Curbly House and decided to take a chance on it. But, in reality, it was waaaay back in January!
And this week, we put the finishing touches on the inside: light fixtures and switches. Read on to watch our weekly video update and find out how we chose lighting fixtures for each room.

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How To: DIY Recovered Mousepad

By: Craftmel Sep 04, 2012

created at: 09/04/2012

If you give a mouse a mousepad, chances are it it will want something cute and colorful to go with it.  Most of use with a computer mouse have a mousepad, and I'd venture to guess that 80% of those mousepads are plain, boring, or have some huge logo on it since it was a freebie from your neighbor's company.  Well, if you happen to be in that 80%, there is still… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Custom DIY Pet Pillows

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 30, 2012

created at: 08/29/2012

I realize that making a pillow with your pet's photo on it might sound a little crazy, but I can assure you that this project is one part quirky and two parts awesome. Check it… Continue Reading

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Kitty Litter Cartons Turned Tote Bags

By: Diy maven Aug 29, 2012

created at: 08/29/2012

Pixie Dust Originals turns kitty litter cartons into the cutest tote bags. They also say that any similarly-shaped carton will do (like a detergent box). They're currently for sale on their Etsy Shop, but PDO… Continue Reading

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Make It: No-Fall Dishtowels

By: Diy maven Aug 24, 2012

Ashley suffers from "dishtowel on the floor" syndrome. Her way to combate this pesky problem is not only creative, but cute too. To make one--or several--ourselves, we'll need a dishtowel (this would be great… Continue Reading

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How To: Dye Table Linens with Vegetables

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 24, 2012

created at: 08/21/2012

If you're heading out to the farmer's market this weekend, or even to the grocery store, you might want to pick up some extra vegetables for today's Foodie Friday… Continue Reading

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How To: 5 Fast and Inexpensive Ways to Refresh Your Kitchen Cabinets

By: Diy maven Aug 22, 2012

created at: 08/21/2012

Painting kitchen cabinets is great for a budget update, but not everyone relishes doing it, and for good reason. When you have 30+ door and drawer fronts laying all over your garage floor, you'll understand why. It's a lot of work, if you're going to do it right. To make life easier, here are five easy, fast and inexpensive ways to refreshen your kitchen cabinets without all the bother and commitment to the painting process.

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The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 2: Vote for Your Favorite Design!

By: Capreek Aug 20, 2012

created at: 08/20/2012

Last week, we introduced you to Goil and Tom from TUG Studio, who will be creating a one-of-a-kind product -- based entirely on your votes -- for the HP Designer Matchup Challenge. Our first round of voting was to determine the type of product and material. Well, your votes have been tallied and the results are in!     

 Admittedly, as a crazy dog lady, I was hoping "something for my dog/cat" would win. Alas, it wasn't in the cards. I'm still pretty stoked about the results, though! Are you curious? Yes? Okay, drum… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a No-Sew Halter T-Shirt

By: Diy maven Aug 16, 2012
created at: 08/16/2012

Oh, my. One too-big tee, a pair of scissors and a piece of chalk and you too could have this super-cute… Continue Reading

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Roundup:12 DIY Pot Holder and Hot Pad Projects

By: Craftmel Aug 14, 2012
created at: 08/14/2012

Let's just ignore the fact that it is still 113 degrees where I live and pretend that I am gearing up for heavy use of my oven and stove in the cooler months ahead (please, please say there are cooler months ahead...).  It would stand to reason that with all that baking and pot-stirring, I'll probably be using my favorite oven mitts to help me do the job without any injury.  I've rounded up 12 of my favorite oven mitt and hot pad sewing projects to get me in the baking state of mind.   … Continue Reading
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Before & After: A Mod Thrift Store Table-to-Bench Makeover!

By: Capreek Aug 13, 2012
created at: 08/13/2012
Show of hands: have you ever seen an old, plain, wooden table in a thrift store, at a garage sale, or even dumped on the side of the road? Chances are you've wondered what you'd do with it and, after a few moments' pause, have moved on to other items. Well, one look at this thrift store table makeover will have you reconsidering passing by another one again!  … Continue Reading
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Roundup: 10 Favorite Shower Curtains

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 10, 2012
created at: 08/09/2012
Finding a cool shower curtain can feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Luckily, we went through that haystack for you and, as it turns out, found a whole bunch of needles...I mean shower curtains. Here are our top ten favorites.… Continue Reading
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Roundup: 12 Modern Bathmats and Towels

By: Capreek Aug 09, 2012
created at: 08/09/2012
Think your only option in bath linens is plain white? Think again! We've rounded up some fun, modern towels and bathmats that are anything but ordinary. Get ready to embrace some color and pattern!  … Continue Reading
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How To: Make a Stylish All-Purpose DIY Leather Bag

By: Capreek Aug 07, 2012
created at: 08/06/2012
Whether you're a re-usable grocery bag kind of person, a fashionista, or someone who likes a bit of style with their functionality, this DIY leather bag project is for you!  … Continue Reading
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