How-To: Wooden Drink Perch

By: Rachel mae smith Dec 19, 2014
DIY Drink Perch
by Francois et Moi

With just three cuts of wood and a bit of glue, you can end up with a chic drink perch for your couch! Not only is it a smart space saving solution, but it also looks great with a few stripes.
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Roundup: 10 Genius Ways To Display And Store Holiday Cards

By: Faith-towers Dec 18, 2014
10 Genius Ways To Display and Store Holiday Cards

I've never had a good way to display holiday cards. Last year I propped them up against the wall on a shelf. Lame. So this year I wanted to find a great way to share all the beautiful cards with visitors, and I also wanted to think of a nice way to store them so I can look back at them in a few years. Here's what I found.   

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How To: Make Your Own Modern Sled for Under $60

By: Capreek Dec 16, 2014
HomeMade Modern [http://homemade-modern.com/ep51-modern-toboggan/]

When it comes to snow, I'm firmly in the "No thank you, lady Nature" camp. It looks pretty in photos and that's about as close as I want to get to the stuff. But I do enjoy a good thrill as much as the next person, so the idea of shooting down the side of a snow-covered hill on nothing but a tiny piece of wood or plastic is undeniably appealing. If you also enjoy a good sled ride, check out this ridiculously cool one you can make yourself!      Continue Reading

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Can You Guess What Piece of Furniture is Hiding in this Box?

By: Diy maven Dec 16, 2014
SlipTalk [http://www.sliptalk.com/bed-in-a-box/]

Looks like a handcrafted, heavy-duty chest, right? Yeah, well, it just looks like that. It's really something else entirely. Can you guess what might be inside?

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Before and After: Thrift Store Table Gets a Modern Makeover

By: Rachel mae smith Dec 15, 2014

Modern Thrift Store Table Makeover
via Francois et Moi 

When it comes to furniture makeovers, it seems that more often than not, the simplest changes can have the most impact. The idea of buying a less than perfect piece in hopes making it over to use in your home on a daily basis can seem overwhelming at times, but like Francois et Moi's thrift store table makeover, sometimes all a piece needs is a fresh coat of paint and an easy hardware change. Continue Reading

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How to: DIY Contemporary Winter Wreath

By: Faith-towers Dec 15, 2014
Easy DIY Contemporary Winter Wreath

The word "wreath" can have bad connotations, conjuring images of tacky, overly sparkly evergreen monstrosities. But this one is different. It's square. And it's made using birch branches which gives it a bit of a scandinavian feel. Click through to see what I mean!   Continue Reading

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How To: Turn an IKEA Dining Chair Into a Fornasetti Work of Art

By: Diy maven Dec 10, 2014

Even if you're not a fan of Fornasetti, the technique Mark Montano uses to turn an inexpensive IKEA dining chair into a work of art is more than kinda brilliant. First, he shot the chair withContinue Reading

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Curbly Ornaments Challenge: DIY Painted Veneer Ornaments

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 09, 2014

Last time I was at my local wood working store, I picked up some long pieces of maple veneer, thinking I'd use it somehow during the holidays. At the time I had no idea how I'd use it, but once the Curbly Ornament Challenge rolled around, I realized this material would be perfect for making easy holiday ornaments. Here's what I ended up with.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make A Table Runner From Wooden Paint Sticks

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 09, 2014
DIY Paint Stick Table Runner
Lexy Ward

Sometimes I take advantage of the freebies at the hardware store. There are just so many uses for so many of the products! Paint sticks are free for customers to take and I have used leftovers for many projects. This table runner is an easy project that you can whip up in an afternoon. And all of the supplies can be found at the hardware store. Win win.      

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Curbly Ornament Challenge: DIY Color-Pop Striped Ornament Trees

By: Alicia Dec 09, 2014
DIY Color-pop tree ornaments


This holiday season, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY ornament projects. We'll be sharing our creations each day this week.   

For the first inaugural Curbly Ornament Challenge we wanted to do something colorful and simple. After seeing these unfinished wood pine trees at a craft store, we were inspired to create a stripey, colorful forest.

Here's what you'll need to make your own:

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Make It: DIY Modern Wooden Christmas Tree

By: Capreek Dec 08, 2014

See that sheet of plywood? It's about to become one of the coolest modern Christmas trees you've ever seen!     Continue Reading

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Want Your Presents to Look Amazing this Year? Try One of these Creative, Budget-Friendly Gift Wrap Ideas

By: Capreek Dec 04, 2014

It's time to ditch the store-bought bag! We've rounded up 40 unique and stylish gift wrap ideas that will bring your present-giving game up a notch -- without breaking the bank!        Continue Reading

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How to: Make Easy DIY Metallic Twig Reindeer

By: Faith-towers Dec 04, 2014

Easy DIY Twig Reindeer

Everybody has twigs in their backyard (or nearby, at least) and if you're like me, you probably also have an arsenal of spray paint in the closet. And a glue gun. If so, you're ready to make some festive metallic reindeer to dress up your mantle or bookshelf this holiday season.   

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How To: Make a Space-Saving Plywood Christmas Tree

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 04, 2014

Not sure you want to go through the hassle of putting up a tree this year? Or maybe you're just short on space? Try this DIY plywood Christmas tree instead. It takes up no room at all because it hangs on the wall.   Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Pegboard Christmas Tree

By: Capreek Dec 02, 2014

If your Christmas decorating style is a bit more on the minimalist/subdued side, take a peek at this easy DIY tree project!    Continue Reading

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Before and After: How to Redo a Funky, Vintage Footstool

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 29, 2014

After snagging this footstool from an antique store for $22, I decided to completely overhaul it for a bedroom makeover. I thought it would be the perfect seating option for a vanity, with some updates. The end result is a vibrant piece that brings warmth and personality to the room. Here's how I gave this small piece of furniture a big update.   Continue Reading

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How-To: Make A Modern Address Number Planter Box

By: Faith-towers Nov 27, 2014

How-To: Make A Modern Address Number Planter

Sure, you can adhere a couple of number stickers to your mailbox so people can find your house. OR you could welcome your guests in style by making a stunning wall-mounted planter box with your house numbers on it. Click through to see what it looks like!   

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Roundup: 14 Colorful and Modern DIY Advent Calendars

By: Capreek Nov 26, 2014

Yesterday I shared 15 Scandinavian-inspired advent calendars and today I'm back with 14 more, but this time I've rounded up projects for the color and design-loving set. Check out these playful, modern advent calendar ideas below.     Continue Reading

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Make It: Scandinavian-Inspired Beaded Candle Holder

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 26, 2014

DIY Beaded Advent Candle Holder

Thanksgiving is tomorrow. And if you're unsure of what you're doing with the table, look no further! 24 hours is more than enough time to whip out this Scandinavian-inspired beaded candle holder!      

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Roundup: 15 Scandinavian-Inspired DIY Advent Calendars

By: Capreek Nov 25, 2014

It's almost December, which means it's time to bust out your advent calendars! Here are 15 Scandinavian-inspired DIY options to try this year.    Continue Reading

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