Make It: DIY Striped Neon Vases

By: Capreek Aug 23, 2012

created at: 08/23/2012

I love this DIY project! It's easy, quick, and -- like I'm always saying -- a great way to give thrifted glassware a kick in the pants!… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Painted Teacup Planters

By: Capreek Apr 16, 2012

created at: 04/16/2012

These teacup planters would look absolutely adorable on a kitchen windowsill or even on your desk in a sunny… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Painted Glass Tumblers!

By: Capreek Apr 12, 2012

created at: 04/12/2012

As you know, I love any and all DIY projects that make use of thrifted glassware (hello, mod dot drinking glasses!). This is a really fun idea you can apply not only to tumblers but any kind of glass dish -- bowls and vases would look awesome, too! So, hit up your favorite thrift store and let's make some pretty… Continue Reading

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Alternative Uses for Baking Soda: Free Cheat Sheet Download

By: Bruno Mar 13, 2012

Alternative uses for baking soda (PDF download)
This month we're focusing on cleaning and organization, and we're giving away a series of helpful cheat sheet PDFs from the Curbly library. So far, we've shared a kitchen cleaning cheat sheet, a bathroom cleaning cheat sheet, and a general house cleaning cheat sheet. Today, we're unveiling a brand new one: a cheat sheet with alternative and household uses for baking soda.

Read on to find out how to download it… Continue Reading

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Make It: Pretty Painted Porcelain Plates!

By: Capreek Mar 01, 2012

created at: 03/01/2012

Hey, when I see an alliteration, I run with it!  And to be completely honest, these porcelain plates ARE pretty.  They're also extremely easy to make and affordable to… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Inspiring Budget-Friendly Bedroom Makeovers!

By: Capreek Feb 13, 2012

created at: 02/13/2012

Sure, you can toss thousands of dollars at a bedroom makeover and it'll probably look pretty great.  But today we're celebrating the unique creativity of DIYers who make their spaces look like a million bucks on a budget.  Check out our ten favorite budget-friendly bedroom makeovers from the Curbly archives--they're full of thrifty inspiration and clever DIY… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Worktops and Desks You Can Make Yourself!

By: Capreek Jan 17, 2012

 created at: 01/16/2012

Whether you're crafting, blogging, drawing, or drafting, we've got the DIY desk for you.  Check out ten of our faves below and let us know which worktop has you worked up!… Continue Reading

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Make It: Vintage Ruler Wall Art

By: Capreek Nov 02, 2011

created at: 11/02/2011

Bring a little schoolhouse charm to your decor with this inexpensive and simple wall art… Continue Reading

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How To: A Bistro Chair Makeover Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 25, 2011

created at: 10/24/2011

This fall, FabricDirect.com is sponsoring a series of fabric-based DIY projects on Curbly!

Eons* ago in design time, I gave this charity sale bistro chair a makeover. I painted the frame and re-upholstered the seat. I liked it for a while, and then I didn't. The colors in the fabric were those that always look dirty. In this case, a dull yellow and green. The more I looked at them, the more they reminded me of...well,… Continue Reading

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Brilliant Candlestick to Pedestal Table Conversion!

By: Diy maven Oct 19, 2011

created at: 10/19/2011

Think back to all those goofy candlesticks you saw the last time you were at the thrift store. Now think of all that ugly art you also saw. Now think about how they'd look turned into a pedestal table. Now think....oh forget it. Just look at… Continue Reading

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DIY Curtain Rod for Under $10

By: Craftmel Oct 12, 2011

created at: 10/12/2011

One of the major stumbling blocks for draperies is finding the right rod for the right price.  Especially when you are trying to find a rod that is ten feet long!  Here is a great DIY option for an otherwise budget-breaking… Continue Reading

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GENIUS Pant Hanger = Art Hanger

By: Diy maven Oct 05, 2011


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Stylist Michael Walters used old pant hangers to display art back in the summer '08 edition of O at Home. As genius now as it was then. (I see a thrift store visit in my future.)

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DIY Halloween Party Decor

By: Craftmel Oct 04, 2011

created at: 10/03/2011

Last year was the first year I actually decorated for Halloween, and it was only my T.V. stand (which didn't have a television yet...) and my kitchen table.  I'm daring, I know.  But I couldn't resist doing something after seeing these simple and amazingly cheap decor… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful Mix 'n' Match Chair Bench!

By: Capreek Oct 03, 2011

created at: 10/03/2011

What do you do with three mismatched chairs you thrifted at different times??  Why, make a colorful chair bench, of… Continue Reading

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How to Paint Ceramic

By: Diy maven Sep 29, 2011

created at: 09/29/2011

Lauryn says, yes, it IS possible to paint ceramics. Case in point: she found the less than appealing color brown teapot shown above at a thrift store. Her vision for it was a wee bit green. So she assembled her materials, which included rubbing alchohol, a paint brush, a lot of patience and Americanna Gloss Enamels paint by Decoart. Here's what it looks like… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Natural Moss Wreath From Dollar Store Finds!

By: Capreek Sep 27, 2011

created at: 09/27/2011

This oversized moss wreath sure is a doozy, don't you think?  It'll blow your mind even more when you find out what the $1 wreath form is made out of... Care to wager a guess?… Continue Reading

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Make It: Tuna Can Hurricane Lamp

By: Diy maven Sep 19, 2011

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A standing 'O' to Diane for finding a clever way to reuse tuna cans and thrift store finds to create stylish outdoor lighting. Pictured above are the basic materials she used to create the lamps. As for the outcome, here's one traditional version,… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Fresh and Funky Bedroom Makeover!

By: Capreek Sep 19, 2011

created at: 09/19/2011

You might not believe it, but this dim, box-filled bedroom has the makings of a fresh and funky light-filled retreat.  Check out the 'after' to see what I… Continue Reading

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Make It: Colorful DIY Treat Stands!

By: Capreek Sep 13, 2011

created at: 09/12/2011

Ready to party?  Cool.  Ready to put some tasty treats out on display on a colorful and easy stand you made yourself??  Right on!… Continue Reading

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How To: Fix Ugly Thrift Store Paintings!

By: Capreek Sep 01, 2011

created at: 08/31/2011

We've all seen them: hideous paintings that look to have come from a dentist's office circa 1991.  Thrift store specialties!  But before you pass by these massive works of, um, art, consider their inherent value.  A new canvas is expensive.  A sad thrift store painting is not.  Are you thinking what I'm thinking?  Let's fix this thing with some DIY… Continue Reading

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