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Curbly Pumpkin Challenge: A DIY Pumpkin Project Inspired by an Iconic Pendant Light Design

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 05, 2015

I thought it would be fun to concoct a DIY pumpkin project that was inspired by a classic design from the past, as a part of the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge. So after thinking about it for a little bit, I came up with a pumpkin DIY inspired by Poul Henningsen, who designed some of the iconic light fixtures that you have seen copied by many a company. Want to see what I made?   

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Weekend Project: DIY Wood and Marble Serving Tray

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 25, 2015
Photo: Coco+Kelley

If you're thinking about doing some entertaining over the weekend, this DIY idea is for you. Using marble tile and wood slats, you can make a minimal, modern tray and cheese board in a flash.

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13 DIY Ways to Use Wooden Dowel Rods

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 24, 2015

There have been quite a few cool DIY projects popping up lately with one material in common: dowel rods. They're such a versatile item for craft projects, with DIYs ranging from expandable trivets and minimal coat racks to Eames-inspired mobiles and unique wall art. So, grab some dowel rods and let's get to it. Here are 13 DIY ways to use dowel rods in your home.

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7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 18, 2015

Another weekend means another weekend project roundup. And this one is filled to the brim with quite the range of projects: how to dye fabric with ice (yes ice), a DIY cabinet knob key rack, an oak secretary makeover, and more. Ready to give one of these projects a try? Click through for 7 DIY ideas to keep your busy this weekend.

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How To: Make a DIY Plywood Floor Mirror with Open Shelving

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 17, 2015
Photo: Fox

Plywood is a modern DIYers dream material for it's industrial, hip vibe and no-frills attitude. So, it's no surprise that there are loads of cool projects that utilize the material, like these DIY rolling storage bins, a minimalistic DIY daybed, and now a DIY plywood floor mirror with open shelving for beauty products, accessories and more. Want to see how this project turned out?

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Weekend Project Idea: How to Make a DIY Daybed with Plywood

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 11, 2015
Photo: The Merrythought

Roll up your sleeves and grab a drill. This DIY daybed will take you straight into weekend warrior mode. And the best part is, when you're finished, you'll have a cozy spot to rest up and take a cat nap. 

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Make It: DIY Planter Vases with PVC Fittings and Concrete

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 10, 2015
Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff

September is Exploring Creative Materials month, here on Curbly, and the material that I love experimenting with more than any other is concrete. So when I discovered this new concrete product that essentially turns concrete into shapeable clay, I decided to put it to the test to see exactly what kind of projects can be made with this stuff. And that's where the PVC fittings come into play. Want to see what I made? Click through to check it out.

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7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 04, 2015

Planning any DIYs over the Labor Day weekend? If so, there are plenty of project options to sink your teeth into, especially considering there's an extra day in there to get things done. Here are 7 DIY projects to try over the long, three day weekend.

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Before and After: Bold Bathroom Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 03, 2015
Photo: The Effortless Chic

This all white bathroom was lacking in the personality and style department before, but is now a beautiful, relaxing space that might just inspire your next bathroom renovation. Want to see how it turned out?

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Weekend Project: How to Make Rolling Wood Storage Bins with Plywood

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 28, 2015
Photo: Proper

If you're hoping to wield a hammer at some point over weekend, this DIY project is the one for you. Make a wood storage bin (on wheels) from scratch with this minimal modern tutorial.

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