Makeover: Door Turned Sidetable

By: Diy maven Aug 21, 2012

created at: 08/20/2012

Gail has a thing about doors. Especially old, junky ones. She uses them to make toddler beds and bookshelves and things. When she saw Jan's castoff door, she was struck by inspiration, which actually came from Brittany over at Pretty Handy Girl. Brittany used a door to make a bedside table, so Gail figured Continue Reading

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How To: Make A DIY Side Table Out of Popsicle Sticks!

By: Capreek Aug 20, 2012

created at: 08/19/2012

Popsicle sticks have grown up and are ready to shake off their persona as a kids-only craft supply. Their first foray into real world decor? A bold, Moroccan-inspired side table!    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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How to: Build an Extra Large DIY Picnic Table

By: Rebekah-greiman Aug 07, 2012

created at: 08/06/2012

Hello! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors. I am in the middle of remodeling both our living and dining rooms.


We inherited a rather large and very wobbly picnic table when we purchased one of our rental properties. It needed a makeover, badly.   I recycled what I could from the existing picnic table-the metal frame-and built a brand new one that seats eight people comfortably. Continue Reading

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How To: Build a Rustic Sawhorse Desk without Picking up a Hammer

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 02, 2012
created at: 07/30/2012
What if I told you that you could build a sawhorse desk just like this one without picking up a hammer or using a single nail? Would your mind be blown? Because mine is! No nails (or hammer) required for this DIY.   Continue Reading
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Before and After: A Fresh and Functional Office Makeover

By: Capreek Jul 30, 2012

created at: 07/30/2012
We're getting started on an office makeover of our own (our first of many IKEA trips kicked off this last weekend), so I'm on the prowl for some office inspiration. I love the functionality of this makeover as well as the his and hers desks -- check it out!    Continue Reading
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How to: Make a DIY Mid-Century Modern Dining Table

By: Ty estes Jul 16, 2012

created at: 07/16/2012
This mid-century style table was made with ¾” thick plywood and hairpin metal legs.  With some basic woodworking skills, this modern patio table can be built for $200 to $300, depending on the types of legs you choose.  I made this table that seats six for a covered patio, but it can be used indoors as well. Continue Reading

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Roundup: 7 Modern Furniture Makeovers!

By: Capreek Jun 25, 2012

created at: 06/25/2012

We've got some modern makeover madness for you today! Here are 7 awesome furniture face lifts to inspire your own creativity. Enjoy!    Continue Reading

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Make It: A Minimal DIY Desk Fan

By: Capreek Jun 21, 2012

created at: 06/21/2012

I'm bracing myself for an impending heatwave this weekend (with a yet-to-be-determined end date) and am realizing now just how gosh darn hot my office gets -- without a heatwave! In anticipation, I've been looking at possibly adding a small fan or two to my space, when BAM! I spotted this adorably minimal DIY desk fan. Isn't it just the cutest?    Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 Awesome DIY Modern Lighting Projects!

By: Capreek Jun 20, 2012

created at: 06/20/2012

In celebration of Modernism month at Curbly, we rounded up 20 of the best and coolest modern lighting projects on these here Interwebs. Yes, you read that right, TWENTY. So, put on your DIY pants, it's time to get illuminated!    Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Minty Fresh Nightstand Makeover

By: Capreek Jun 18, 2012

created at: 06/18/2012

I love seeing how people interpret more expensive furniture in their DIY projects! Check out how these nightstands get transformed -- and the inspiration behind the makeover.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 Mid-Century Modern DIY Projects

By: Capreek Jun 13, 2012

created at: 06/13/2012

It's modernism month here at the Curbs so, naturally, a roundup of our favorite MCM-inspired DIY projects was in order! Happy DIY-ing!   Continue Reading

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Teen Workstation IKEA Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 11, 2012

created at: 06/11/2012

Cayley is headed for high school this fall, which meant she needed a more fashionable, fun and functional bedroom workspace/study area. When her parents decided to tackle this makeover project, they headed for IKEA. A little hacking later, this is what the space looks likeContinue Reading

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Make It: A Colorful DIY Painted Glass Table

By: Capreek May 28, 2012

created at: 05/28/2012

This painted table is all kinds of hot geometric goodness! The real kicker, of course, is that it's super affordable. Oh, and completely customizable!   Continue Reading

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DIY Rustic-Modern Dining Table

By: Capreek May 25, 2012

created at: 05/24/2012

This wood dining table is the perfect blend between rustic and modern. The best part? It's totally DIYable!   Continue Reading

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