A Side Table's Colorful Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 18, 2011

Whose parents, grandparents or auntie didn't have one of these two-tiered end tables back in the 60's or 70's? Although the shape is super-dated, there's something about them that appeals to me. The 'nook' for books? The top… Continue Reading

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Treadle Sewing Machine Turned Desk

By: Diy maven Mar 23, 2011

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The legs of a treadle sewing machine find new life supporting a desk. Interesting reuse,… Continue Reading

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Refreshing Side Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 21, 2011

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How many circa 1980's side tables have you seen littering your local secondhand stores and garage sales? Plenty, I'm guessing. LHG had one such table on… Continue Reading

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Round Up: Spool Tables for Everyone!

By: Diy maven Feb 15, 2011

created at: 02/15/2011

Spool tables have been catching my eye lately. Because most are multi-functional--they can be used as stools too--they're great additions to smaller spaces. The first spool table I was introduced to was probably the same one you were: the Eames Walnut Stool by Herman Miller. The 13" round, 16" high… Continue Reading

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Ask Curbly: Cardboard Hoarders, Beastly Tables, and Painted Hardwood

By: Bruno Feb 10, 2011

created at: 10/08/2010

As usual, there's a lot of great discussions going on in the Q&A section this month. Here's a quick roundup in case you haven't been paying attention:

How do I upcycle cardboard boxes to make something useful or beautiful?

Nidhi was wondering what to do with all the cardboard boxes she'd been hoarding. Her cry for help prompted some great responses, least of which was my suggestion:

Then Gilboonet chimed in with some professional… Continue Reading

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My Total Office Makeover: Done!

By: Chrisjob Jan 27, 2011

Welcome to our blog series, My Total Office Makeover, in which Curbly's editor-in-chief, Chris Gardner, realizes that as a full-time design and craft blogger working from home, he'd better transform his second bedroom into a space where work can actually get done, and look pretty cool while it happens. 

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Part VII: The (Big?) Reveal For a year and a half, I had a spare bedroom that was more-or-less the kind of of place where you shut the door when you had company over. Heck, I didn't even like spending time in there, opting to do most of my work on the sofa instead.

So, I toughened up, made a few trips to the hardware and craft store, came up with a few original IKEA hacks, vowed to keep my space organized, and created a space where I spend more time than in any other room. Sometimes I even… Continue Reading

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Plunger Table

By: Diy maven Jan 26, 2011

Rubber Table

It's bendable, you can stick it on a wall and it has plungers for feet. 'Nuf said.

'Rubber Table' is a creation of Thomas Schnur.

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How to: Make Large-Scale Inspiration Boards on the Cheap (My Total Office Makeover)

By: Chrisjob Jan 25, 2011

Welcome to our newest blog series, My Total Office Makeover, in which Curbly's editor-in-chief, Chris Gardner, realizes that as a full-time design and craft blogger working from home, he'd better transform his second bedroom into an inspiring space where work can actually get done.

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Part VI: Inspiration, Inspiration, Inspiration As a design writer and maker, I spend my days swimming in a sea of image heaviness: photos of incredible rooms, beautiful handmade objects, clever logos and typography, and just awesome looking goodies. For my new office space, I wanted an opportunity to have an ever evolving and changing collection of images, allowing me to curate, add, and reorganize as necessary. So, immediately I thought "corkboard!" and upon checking out the prices at the office supply store, immediately I thought "DIY!" (Seriously, $45 bucks for a bulletin board?!)

So, I did a little research, and came up with a solution that allowed me to create attractive and HUGE pushpin-able surfaces for under $5.00 each, allowing me to cover all of my walls for less… Continue Reading

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Repurpose Three Ikea End Tables to Make a Headboard

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 25, 2011

 

Faced with the challenge of turning a sunroom into a cozified bedroom on a $200.00 budget, Young House Love thought of an ingenious way to convert three Ikea end tables into a sharp, modern headboard with $20.00 and stuff lying around the house. See how they… Continue Reading

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Desk-A-Day: A Wall of Inspiration

By: Chrisjob Jan 24, 2011

 

created at: 01/24/2011

Having a room full of lovely inspiration can go one of two ways: you get so jazzed by the walls of beautiful things that you become completely energized and set out to do amazing work yourself; or, you just sit around all day looking at pretty… Continue Reading

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Desk-a-Day: Laid Back

By: Bruno Jan 21, 2011

Who said workspaces need to be neat, minimalist and organized? Here are some desks I love that are calm, relaxed, and understated.

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Desk-a-Day: Steampunk'd

By: Bruno Jan 20, 2011

Personally, I don't know why people get so excited about steampunk; I'm not digging it. But I can respect all the work that must've gone into making a desk like this one:

It's from the home of Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum, which we wrote about back in 2009. Check out the detail here; even the USB sticks are done… Continue Reading

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Desk-a-Day: Chanel in a Desk

By: Bruno Jan 19, 2011

Don't know about you, but this desk reminds me of the famous Chanel suit:

Modern desk

Don't know anything else about it, sadly. Anyone care to chime in?

Next week, we're giving away this Kelvin Lamp from Room&Board. Retail price $396! Check back on Monday for giveaway details, or sign up for our e-mail newsletter to make sure you get notified!
Kelvin Lamp from Room & Board 

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Make a Stylish X-Base Office Desk

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 19, 2011

created at: 01/19/2011

Created to use as a dining table, wouldn't this make quite the design statement as your home office desk? Up until now, the DIY ones I've seen aren't quite up to snuff. Knock Off Decor just featured this one yesterday with a link to the… Continue Reading

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How to Make a DIY Adjustable Drafting Table from Any Desktop

By: Chrisjob Jan 18, 2011

Welcome to our newest blog series, My Total Office Makeover, in which Curbly's editor-in-chief, Chris Gardner, realizes that as a full-time design and craft blogger working from home, he'd better transform his second bedroom into an inspiring space where work can actually get done.

created at: 01/16/2011

Part V: The DIY Drafting Table Having figure out adequate storage solutions, a media workstation, and an all-purpose desk for general work, the last major furniture solution loomed: I needed a large work surface for art and craft projects: sewing, fabric-cutting, drawing, papercrafts, design and layout, etc. It'd have been awesome to have a dedicated cutting table and an drafting table, but I wouldn't have the room. A large drafting table would work, but they're often very large, and the support trestles can take up a lot of space, and I didn't have any… Continue Reading

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