How-To Roundup: 10 DIY Roller Shade Makeovers

By: Diy maven May 29, 2014

DIYers have been making over inexpensive roller shades for some time now. These projects, however, are some of the most successful transformations out there. Using fabric, paint, paper, and, in one case, a paperContinue Reading

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Jenna's One-Hour DIY Kitchen Island

By: Diy maven May 23, 2014

Jenna confirms that the hardest part of her DIY kitchen island was figuring out how to construct it. Once that was done, the island took about an hour to build. That, however, doesn't includeContinue Reading

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How To Make a Pallet Chair in About 2 Hours

By: Diy maven May 21, 2014

I am truly loving Donna's 2-hour pallet chair. She assures us it's an easy build even for novice woodworkers. To up the funk factor, she chose to simply slip its cushions intoContinue Reading

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Before and After: Lovely IKEA Kitchen Cart Makeover

By: Diy maven May 19, 2014

One day Susan woke up too early and started thinking about her old IKEA BEKVAM kitchen cart ($59.99). She'd had it for years, but it needed a makeover, so that's what she gave it--starting at 5 o'clock in the morning. (Sometimes insomnia is very productive.) She startedContinue Reading

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10 Tips to Help You Create a Hipster Home

By: Diy maven Apr 30, 2014

Ironic pillows, typewriters, labeling things that don't need labels, and many other tips are all on Lani's illustrated list to having a hipster home. (Extra hipster points to those of us withContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Colorful Living Room Makeover

By: Faith-towers Apr 28, 2014

The living room before a massive makeover.

This makeover, in my opinion, is proof that you can turn any room into something special. As you can see, the space is pretty unoriginal. But sometimes starting with something this plain can be a good thing - it's the perfect excuse to really go crazy with color and texture. Read on to see the amazing result.  

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Unbelievable Dresser to Desk Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 14, 2014

This is one of the most clever makeovers I've ever seen. Seriously. Alicia saved this 1970's Broyhill dresser from the donate pile by turning it into a desk. After removing six of its drawers, adding aContinue Reading

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Inspired by Spring: Easy DIY Tea Cup Planter Party Favors

By: Lovelola Apr 09, 2014

Whether you are throwing a spring brunch, bridal shower, or birthday party, these little succulents are the perfect party favor. With the weather changing, I love to bring in more plants and greenery to my home. It really brightens up a space and brings life to a room.   Continue Reading

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Inspiration: 2 Ways to use Chairs as Impromptu Closets

By: Diy maven Apr 08, 2014

I've seen closets with less storage space than the folding chair closet idea pictured above. Its versatility is undeniable. Add another chair or two if you need the space, and when you don't, or if you move and find you don't need an impromptu closet, you have extra seating. Another great idea is actuallyContinue Reading

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Inspiration: DIY Sharpie-Embellished Cloth Napkins

By: Diy maven Apr 04, 2014

Another fun use for our beloved Sharpies include tarting up cloth, in this case cloth-turned napkins. Their creator made the napkins (17" square with a half-inch seam allowance) double-sided, with one side being a colorful print and the other a simple off white. On the off-whiteContinue Reading

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Make it: Push-Pin Text/Art

By: Diy maven Apr 02, 2014

To make her text-of-tacks, Jessica simply wrote on the wall and started to push the pins. One thousand pins in all. A very cool and easy project, but if you'd rather not have one thousand tiny holes in your wall, check out this projectContinue Reading

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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 think!       Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Monogram Vintage Plates

By: Matt allison Mar 12, 2014

DIY Monogram Vintage Plates

What a great use of thrift store plates, gold leaf and a little imagination! Metallics are in and this simple DIY is bound to be a talking point when having guests over. Step-by-step instructions on making your own are available at the link below.

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Vintage Suitcase Turned Campaign Desk and Crutches Turned Tripod Lamp

By: Diy maven Mar 11, 2014

Scott Valentine is an up-cycling genius. He takes old trunks, suitcases and other vintage things and turns them into something new and amazing. Enter into evidence the old Seapack suitcase pictured above. It was made by Hartmann circa WWII. Scott decided to turn itContinue Reading

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My Favorite How-To Originals Out of 4000 Posts

By: Diy maven Mar 10, 2014

This, my friends, marks my 4000th post on Curbly. To celebrate, I thought I'd cull through my how-to originals and round up some of my favorites and tell you what became of them.

I turned an old (and heavy) tripod into floor lamp for my office back in 2007. It's still here, and I still love it. Although it'sContinue Reading

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