Dorm Room Living: 3 Little Essentials That Can Make a Big Difference

By: Diy maven Aug 22, 2014

The internets are replete with dorm decor ideas this time of year. Although they all offer great ideas, a lot of them just aren't practical. Some might take more time to construct than you'd like; others might take up too much packing space. Some might not even suit your dorm room once… Continue Reading

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Make It: Leather & Teak Clock

By: Matt allison Aug 20, 2014

Leather & Teak Clock

Thrift shops are full of old curious finds, junk to some, jewels to others. I love this project that combined this old plate and leather belt upcycled into a Scandinavian inspired teak & leather wall clock. Details at the… Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Cut Paper Wall Art

By: Capreek Aug 12, 2014

With only a few basic craft supplies, you can turn a piece of paper into beautiful, nature-inspired wall… Continue Reading

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How To: Get the Subway Tile Look without Remodeling

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 12, 2014

If you love the look of subway tile, but aren't in the position to start covering bathroom walls or kitchen backsplashes with it just yet (i.e. you're in a rental or don't have the budget to renovate), this project is worth taking a… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 15 Totally DIYable Wooden Furniture Ideas

By: Diy maven Aug 08, 2014

Ever since I wrote my first post on Curbly back in '06, some of my favorite finds have been products that are totally DIYable. Especially wood working products. Shelves, tables, light fixtures, cubbies, I'm not choosy. The items just have to be stylish yet simple enough to reproduce just by looking at them. Going through Curbly's coffers, I found no less than 15 of these gemsContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Sticker Mandala Art Piece

By: Diy maven Jul 29, 2014

I've seen stickers turned artwork before, but this is the first time that I've seen a blow by blow tutorial showing the process. Fabulous. Erica from Honestly WTF is the genius behind it, and when you see the outcome of this project, you'll probably let loose a WTF too. I mean… Continue Reading

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Before & After: Crawl Space Turned Bed Nook

By: Diy maven Jul 28, 2014

Most people think of potential storage space when they think of crawl space. Not the owners of the home with the second-story pictured above. They decided to take out the wall, open up the three-foot deep crawlspace andtuck a bed in it. Adding striking white tongue and groove and removing the window air conditioner brighten things up considerably. They also added a curtain between the bed and the working space to delineate the owners'Continue Reading

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3 Tutorials That Will Have You Lettering Chalkboards Like a PRO

By: Diy maven Jul 25, 2014

Okay, show of hands. How many of us have sat down with chalk in hand in front of our new DIY chalkboards to do the lettering only to realize that our chalkboard lettering skills stink? This morning at about 4:30am while I was surfing the webs--because that's what I do when I wake up waaaay… Continue Reading

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10 Super Chic Monogram DIY Projects For Your Home

By: Faith-towers Jul 24, 2014

10 Monogram DIY Projects For Your Home

Monograms aren't just for shirt cuffs anymore... there are a whole slew of fun, whimsical DIY letter projects popping up all over the internet. They make great gifts too - who doesn't love something so personalized? Keep reading to check out ten of my favorite projects involving monograms, names and… Continue Reading

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Make It: Quilted Modern Art

By: Diy maven Jul 23, 2014

There's nothing 'granny' about Mandi's big, DIY, quilted modern art. I love the juxtaposition of hard graphic lines and the quintessential softness of quilted material. (There goes my vocabulary budget for the day.) The… Continue Reading

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Roundup: Our Favorite DIY Entryway and Landing Zone Projects

By: Matt allison Jul 14, 2014

Roundup: DIY Entryway and Landing Zone Projects

I've round up a couple ideas to add a little flair to your entryways. Some double as holdalls, others are great for making a statement like over sized cross stitch pieces and DIY marque lights, but each adds a unique, signature… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Removable Wallpaper

By: Capreek Jul 10, 2014

When I saw this DIY idea, it was immediately one of those "Duh! Why didn't I think of that?" moments. I mean... it's brilliant. And so, so… Continue Reading

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Before and After: IKEA Solutions for a Growing Family

By: Diy maven Jul 07, 2014

The Fair family won a free home makeover courtesy of IKEA. And it came at just the right time. The family of five was outgrowing their 1,500 square foot Charlotte home as fast as their three… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Quick DIY Projects To Beautify Your Office

By: Faith-towers Jul 03, 2014

10 Quick DIY Projects To Beautify Your Office

Need a little pick-me-up in your office area? Here are ten quick DIY projects that will give your workspace a bit of extra pizzazz, and maybe even help you get more organized… Continue Reading

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Museum Tour: Art as Home Furnishings

By: Diy maven Jul 02, 2014

Earlier this spring, I had the opportunity to visit an exhibit at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center entitled, "Art in the Home." Although some of the art was the conventional hang-on-the-wall kind, most of the pieces were the furnishings themselves. Tables, chairs, benches, vessels, light fixtures. Everywhere I looked was a piece of art. It was, as you can imagine,… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Ikea-Sized Abstract Art

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 02, 2014

DIy Ikea Sized Art

When it comes to art on the walls, sometimes you gotta go big or go home. The catch? Large art can be pretty expensive. You could always go the IKEA route, but that's easily recognizable. So create your own!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Geometric Backdrop

By: Diy maven Jul 01, 2014

Blair created this backdrop decoration with a modern wedding in mind, but I can picture it used in other ways too. Like a backdrop on a modern fireplace mantel… Continue Reading

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How To: Create a DIY Stamped Statement Wall

By: Capreek Jun 26, 2014

I am kind of obsessed with home design. Ever since I've had a place to myself, I've used my downtime to do something with the house. And creating something out of a mass of rejects is usually my weapon of choice.

Other than a few key pieces of furniture, everything at my place is always either a DIY project, has undergone a makeover, or been picked up second-hand. I think it's a genetic defect to not be able to accept a mass-produced product without letting it suffer through a rebirth.

When we moved into my now-apartment, I immediately knew I wanted a statement wall for my bedroom and everything else could happen around it. So I painted it. Hated it. Repainted it. Googled for inspiration. Came up with nothing. Thought some more. Questioned why the universe was conspiring against me. And then I knew what I had to do.

Stamping. And that's how I… Continue Reading

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How To: DIY Embroidery Folk Art From Nature

By: Lexy.b.ward Jun 26, 2014

DIY nature folk art embroideryEmbroidery: not just your grandmother's hobby anymore. The threaded art has come a long way and I'm always fascinated by new patterns, colors, and textures. I would have never thought to embroider using plants and wildflowers, but the result is just gorgeous!       

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How To: Batik Fabric with a Tjanting Tool

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 12, 2014

I'm always searching for unique techniques and tools for crafting and DIYing. So when I saw this tutorial for batiking fabric, I was… Continue Reading

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