How To: Make a Modern DIY Corner Shelving System

By: Capreek Mar 12, 2014

Have an awkward corner or just need some more storage space? Consider building one of these modern and stylish shelving systems -- it's easier than you… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Pegboard Wall Shelves

By: Capreek Jan 27, 2014

This is probably one of my favorite DIY projects I've seen recently. It's simple. It's beautiful. It's completely functional... And just about anyone can make it!    … Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern Wall-Mounted Storage Unit

By: Capreek Oct 21, 2013

If floor space is at a premium, put your vertical space to work for you with some cleverly arranged wall-mounted shelves and cubbies!… Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Rolling Bookshelf

By: Capreek Aug 29, 2013

This DIY idea is a super easy project and a fun alternative to traditional bookshelves!… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Small Kitchen Gets a Storage-tastic Makeover

By: Capreek Jul 29, 2013

Four upper cabinets: that's all* the storage this small kitchen had when Molly from Almost Makes Perfect moved in. As she puts it, "I don't know who these people are that only need four cabinets, but I am not them people". See her DIY storage solution… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern-Industrial DIY Mounted Shelving Unit

By: Capreek Jul 03, 2013

I spotted this super rad DIY shelving system on our brother site ManMade recently and had to share! It was simply too cool not… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Leather and Wood Suspended Shelf

By: Capreek Jul 01, 2013

Whether you're looking for a way to use up some leftover leather from this project (or this one), or you just want to add a simple, modern shelf to a room, this DIY is for… Continue Reading

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IKEA Hack: Distressed Wood Shelves DIY

By: Brittnimehlhoff May 30, 2013

In case you haven't noticed, we love IKEA hacks around here. They are just too budget-friendly and accessible to resist. So, naturally, I have a new hack to share  today. Everything you'll need to recreate your own set of distressed shelves like these can be found at your favorite blue and yellow box store, IKEA.… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn a Ladder into a Colorful Plant Stand or Bookshelf

By: Capreek Feb 21, 2013

created at: 02/21/2013

Give plants (or books!) a fun new place to hangout with this clever idea: retrofitting a ladder for wooden shelves! It's an inexpensive and unique DIY project that can work in a variety of spaces.… Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Honeycomb Shelves

By: Capreek Jan 08, 2013

created at: 01/08/2013

It's projects like this that make me wish I had an endless length of empty wall space. While this is going on my ever-growing "someday" list, those of you who are looking for a clever shelving solution will definitely want to tackle this project!… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Upcycled Leather and Wood Shelf

By: Capreek Aug 28, 2012

created at: 08/26/2012

Still have a few ill-fitting belts left over from that drawer pull project? Put 'em to work as part of a reclaimed wood bookshelf!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern Leaning Shelf!

By: Capreek Mar 20, 2012

created at: 03/20/2012

Before you spring for the (hollow laminate) version of this leaning shelf from one of those pricey catalogs, consider making a quick trip to your hardware store instead!  You'll save money AND get a better quality product:… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn Cardboard Boxes into Colorful DIY Shelving!

By: Capreek Nov 28, 2011

created at: 11/28/2011

After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, chances are your cardboard box collection has grown exponentially.  Before you start tossing boxes out (or recycling them, hopefully), consider this clever reuse project: colorful DIY… Continue Reading

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Crazy Table Shelves and the Color Purple

By: Capreek May 31, 2011

created at: 05/31/2011

First, the obvious: a shelving system made from repurposed coffee tables.  Holy cow!… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 15 Awesome and Easy DIY Mason Jar Projects

By: Capreek Apr 20, 2011

created at: 04/20/2011

As Chris mentioned a few weeks ago, mason jars have exploded (again?) onto the craft and DIY scenes.  You can't look anywhere without seeing some crazy new use for them!  As it stands, we're embracing the trend here at Curbly.  To make things easy on you, here are 15 mason jar projects all in one place!… Continue Reading

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Not Lacking For Storage: The Ultimate Shoe Rack IKEA Hack

By: Capreek Mar 08, 2011

created at: 03/08/2011

I'm not sure what I'm more impressed by: the amount of shoes this guy has or the storage and shelving system he created from Lack shelves and cutting… Continue Reading

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DIY a Modern Branch Display Shelf

By: Capreek Nov 24, 2010

created at: 11/21/2010

Fun fact: I've got something of an obsession with branches.  I don't know why, maybe it's their graphic quality, but I love them.  (Love them enough to paint them all over one of my walls, even!)  So, when I spotted this DIY branch shelf, let's just say I sorta lost it (in a good… Continue Reading

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Build a Hotel-Inspired Pipe Shelf

By: Diy maven Oct 13, 2010

Hardware Store Decor. Could there be anything better? I think not, especially when I see things like Michelle's gorgeous hotel-inspired plumbing pipe shelf. (That's right, I used 'plumbing' and 'gorgeous' in the same sentence.) The best… Continue Reading

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DIYable Pipe Bookshelf

By: Diy maven Sep 08, 2010

Roommates Jeremy and Ralph's bachelor pad is made up of a little bit of IKEA, Eames and DIY. As for the latter, some things were restored, whereas others were made, like the pipe bookshelf pictured above. It looks like the hardware store had… Continue Reading

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2 Easy DIY Kitchen Cabinet Organizers

By: Diy maven Aug 20, 2010

Open your kitchen cabinets. Is there any wasted space in 'em? If the answer is 'yes' you are not alone, my friend. Personally, I'm wasting about 6" above my plates and bowls. Nothing but air! Now, with the help of DIY Life, we can reclaim that space.  

kitchen cabinet, shelves

The first project is Tiered Shelves. Think of them like making stadium… Continue Reading

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