6 Decorated Chain Link Fences

By: Diy maven May 25, 2011

created at: 05/25/2011

Chain link fences have their place in the world. Whether they surround a vacant lot, a junk yard or a private residence, their jobs are to keep people and critters out. Or in. Utilitarian, yes. Pretty, not so much. If you have a useful chain link fence that needs a bit of beautification, check out these six specimens:Continue Reading

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Felt Wall Tiles: Crazy or Cool?

By: Capreek May 24, 2011

created at: 05/24/2011

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably noticed the wool felt craze that's been going on the last year or two.  People are using it to make pretty much everything imaginable, from simple circular coasters to laser-cut rugs and now: geometric wall tiles!    Continue Reading

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Guess What This Art Is Made Of! (And Then Make It)

By: Diy maven May 18, 2011

Can you tell what these loverly prints are made of? If you look closely, you'll see. If you guessed Continue Reading
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Crocheting Gone Wild: The Ultimate Yarn Bomb!

By: Capreek May 17, 2011

created at: 05/15/2011

In March, Brittany showcased some fantastic works of "yarn bombing", where artists take to the streets armed with crochet needles, covering everything from tree trunks to subway seats.  Now, one artist takes this trend to a whole new level: covering her entire apartment, bathroom fixtures and all.  Creative, brilliant, or just plain nutty - you tell us!   Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Framed Objects

By: Diy maven May 04, 2011

the Framed Objects

Don't cha just LOVE when you see a picture of something and it makes the DIY lightbulb in your brain go off?? My noggin was a-blaze when I saw these "Framed Objects". They look interesting naked, but just take a look of them 'in use':Continue Reading

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The Most Interesting Front Door Ever

By: Diy maven May 03, 2011

This entry door is--hands down--one of the most interesting I've ever seen. Makes you wonder what the rest of the facade looks like, no? Well, here it is:Continue Reading

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Curbly Roundup: Totally Awesome Mother's Day Cards for Cool Moms

By: Chrisjob Apr 27, 2011

created at: 04/27/2011

Head's up, friends. Easter is over, spring has sprung, and we're moving on to a whole new season. First up: Mother's Day, which occurs on May 8th this year. To help you celebrate in style, we've asked our friend Carina Murray of Crow and Canary, an artisanal stationery firm based in Portland, Oregon, to share some unique, independently designed and printed cards to share with your cool Mom. Embossed bouquets? No sir.   Continue Reading

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Crafty Idea: Geometric Wall Art from Paint Chips!

By: Capreek Apr 26, 2011

created at: 04/26/2011

So, let's say you collected a ton of paint chips for that Easter Egg Garland, but a) never made it or b) got greedy at the paint store and have a bunch of "left overs"... What do you do now?  Why, make some cool, mod, geometric wall art, that's what!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Geometric Hanging Mirror Art

By: Craftmel Apr 26, 2011

created at: 04/26/2011

When decorating a home on a budget, it is always fun to glean inspiration from the pros, and make it a DIY. That is exactly what this mom and daughter team did to recreate this mirror art from Z Gallerie.   Continue Reading

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Chair Turned Picture Frame

By: Diy maven Apr 18, 2011

created at: 04/18/2011

Just when you thought you had seen every kind of chair makeover imaginable, some clever individual decides to turn one into a picture frame. That clever person was Continue Reading

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Inspiration: Replicating Modern Art?

By: Diy maven Apr 14, 2011


If you're in need of some big art, you probably also have a big boring wall. Consider yourself lucky, because this decor problem really is a great opportunity to get your arteest on. Check out these creations, all of which could be reinterpreted to go onto thrifty MDF or even directly on the wall. BTW: I chose these particular pieces because of their linear quality, meaning you could use painter's tapeContinue Reading

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Roundup: Modern Easter Decor and Projects

By: Craftmel Apr 11, 2011

created at: 04/11/2011

Easter decor doesn't have to be all fluffy bunnies and fuzzy chicks.  Things like vintage letterpress typography (above) from Etsy seller  MonkiVintage can add a great touch of modern Easter whimsy to your home.  We've gathered a few more Easter ideas for you this year as the perfect addition to the holiday.   Continue Reading

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Make It: Faux Metal Wall Art

By: Diy maven Apr 05, 2011

You'll never guess what Suzy's faux metal wall art is made out of. Here's a pic of the supplies:Continue Reading

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Five Eames Chairs that Aren't Just for Seating

By: Craftmel Apr 05, 2011


created at: 04/04/2011

In my opinion, the most loved and easily recognized and furniture designers of the Mid-Century are Charles and Ray Eames.  Together, they had the Midas touch when it came to home furnishings; if the Eames' designed it, it became a classic. 

If you aren't lucky enough to own an actual Eames Chair of any variety, how about using their images as decor?   

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How To: Give an Inexpensive Door Mat a Welcoming Modern Makeover

By: Chrisjob Apr 04, 2011

created at: 04/04/2011

My hardwood floors took a beating this winter. All the in-and-outs with the snow, salt, and drippy boots left a dull, gray haze over the major traffic areas. So, I went to the local home improvement center to get a door mat, and guess what - there wasn't a one that could be considered "contemporary" and certainly not modern. All the nice ones were covered with Celtic designs, and puppy paw prints, and weird flowers...and the plain ones were this terrible chemical-laden black plastic that looked like it was more interested in welcoming folks to a factory rather than as guests to my house.   Continue Reading

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