Decor Disputes: White Windows with Wood Trim, Yes or No?

By: Diy maven Oct 07, 2014

Sweetie Pie and I are in the process of fact-finding window replacements/upgrades. Last week, we had a consultation with a window manufacturer for state of the art, composite replacements with unfinished, real wood laminate interiors. The quote? $30k for 20 windows. One of them is a gigantic 'picture' window that clocked in at $8k alone. Ouch. We'reContinue Reading

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Makeover Tour: A Crowded Backyard Gets a Modern Deck Makeover

By: Capreek Oct 06, 2014

This gigantic deck took up most of the space in this narrow Minneapolis backyard and, rising above the fence line, provided little privacy for the homeowners. But with some hard work (and a jackhammer or two), they built the deck of their minimalist dreams! Read on to see the new space and get the scoop on this DIY backyard makeover in this month's MakeoverContinue Reading

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7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 03, 2014

Ready for another round of weekend DIYs to try? This week, there are a couple of smaller projects, like those felt pennants you see above, that would be super easy to tackle. But if you're looking for something a bit more hearty in the project department, there are tutorial links for you as well, like that geo tile backsplash. Something for everyone. Click through to check out all 7 weekend DIY… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Diorama

By: Capreek Oct 02, 2014

Before we talk about this awesome diorama (or should I say "die-o-rama"), can we all agree that October is the GREATEST MONTH EVER? I love everything about it. Fall is seriously the best. Anyway, moving on. DIE-O-RAMA… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 7 DIYable Steampunk Decor Projects

By: Diy maven Oct 01, 2014

In addition to holding my favorite holiday, October is also STEAMPUNK MONTH. So in celebration, I thought I'd round up some of our favorite steampunk decor projects.… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Ikea Hacked Plant Stand

By: Matt allison Oct 01, 2014

Make It:  Diy Ikea Hacked Plant Stand

I love this Ikea hack! This delightful little house plant stand was put together using a bookshelf and the legs of an inexpensive Ikea Frösta stool. While the author sprayed it with a ombre finish I think it would look equally nice left raw or sprayed white. Detailed instructions on how to make your own are… Continue Reading

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Ikea Hack: Make a Hinged World Globe from Wood Serving Bowls

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 30, 2014

Most of the Ikea hacks we share on Curbly are for larger furniture pieces, but smaller accessories are just as fun and easier to make. Right? So, here's a cool hack for turning the BLANDA MATT wood serving bowls from Ikea, into a world globe with just two extra… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Round Hanging Shelf from a Steamer Basket

By: Capreek Sep 29, 2014

Some people have an uncanny ability to look at a totally mundane object, like a dim sum steamer basket for example, and see extraordinarily clever ways to use it. In this case, by turning said steamer basket into a circular… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Half Bath Gets A Beach-Inspired Makeover

By: Faith-towers Sep 29, 2014

A Half Bath Gets A Beach-Inspired Makeover

Pink walls, a two tone faucet and ancient hardware made this half bath feel like it was from a different decade. But after a few DIY projects and some elbow grease, this bathroom was transformed from dated to beautiful and… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn One Stool Into TWO Stools

By: Diy maven Sep 29, 2014

I'd been looking around for a small stool to help our arthritic fur-child get on and off the bed at night. (If you're used to sleeping with a cat on the foot of the bed, you'll understand.) The problem was, I couldn't find a stool that I liked that was the appropriate size and height. Before sketching up a design to make one from scratch, I thought a trip to the thrift store might be in order. Hey, you never know, right? When I… Continue Reading

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Make It: Family Command Center With Free Printables

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 25, 2014

diy command center for organizationSometimes it's just easier to stay organized if we designate a sort of command center. Something by the door where we can sort mail, hang keys, jot down plans on the calendar, etc. Here's an easy version that you can do yourself, and it's complete with free printables to download and print!      

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Before and After: Headboard Turned DIY Storage Bench

By: Capreek Sep 24, 2014

What do you do when you find a couple of old twin-sized headboards for super cheap? Turn them into a Pottery Barn-inspired storage bench,… Continue Reading

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How To: Build A Desk From Copper Pipe

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 24, 2014

diy copper pipe desk

Desks. Everyone should have one! Mine is used for a myriad of things, and I can't imagine not having it in my home. My tastes are constantly evolving so I've always got my eye on the lookout for unique ways to transform a workspace. So naturally, I did a double take when I saw this modern desk created from copper pipe!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Egg Yolk Separator

By: Capreek Sep 23, 2014

Y'know, sometimes it's nice to have a reminder not to take things too seriously. Today that reminder comes in the form of an absurdist DIY project involving plywood, a plunger, and, well, some eggs.  … Continue Reading

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