Curbly Original
How to: Make a DIY Lighted Umbrella Stand

by Bruno Bornsztein

Make a lighted PVC pipe umbrella stand

There’s no end to the home furnishings that can be constructed and crafted from sections of PVC piping. Found in the plumbing aisle at the hardware store, this material lends itself to drilling, cutting, and painting, and accepts fabric beautifully. There’s no guesswork here. A two foot section of 6”-diameter PVC pipe is the perfect base for a fabric covered umbrella stand, but why stop there? Let’s light it up!

Continue Reading

Curbly Giveaway: Win Two Picture Frame Galleries from Change of Art ($300 value)

by Bruno Bornsztein

Change of Art \


With Valentine's Day coming up, I know some of you are looking for a creative gift for your special person/pet/self. Well, look no further! A gallery wall of picture frames from Change of Art fits the bill perfectly; just fill it up with some family snapshots and you're ready to go! We'll give you two! Read on to learn more about this week's prize, and how to win!

Continue Reading

Curbly Original
How to: Make a DIY Modern Wooden Menorah

by Bruno Bornsztein


A few weeks ago, our editor, Chris Gardner, posted a sweet woodworking tutorial over on our 'brother' site, ManMadeDIY. In it, he explained the steps he took to make a beautiful hardwood modern menorah. If you're in the market for a new one for Hanukkah this year, or you're not Jewish but you just want a candle-holder with room for nine lights, then I suggest you check it out. Chris shipped us the finished product, and we were thrilled to...

Continue Reading

Giveaway: Kitchen Palette Interchangeable Backsplash System ($350 value!)

by Bruno Bornsztein

Kitchen Palette custom interchangeable backsplash system

If you've ever thought of building or remodeling a kitchen (and let's face, who hasn't?), you know it's tough to settle on design choices. When it comes to tile, those choices are permanent ... usually. Now, Kitchen Palette has created a product that lets you change the look of your kitchen with an interchangeable backsplash. Read on to learn more about the product, and enter to win a Kitchen Palette system valued at $350!

Continue Reading

Boost Your Roost: Watch and Win ($1000!)

by Bruno Bornsztein

Enter to wint $1000 at HouseLogic.com

Remember the Boost Your Roost contest we ran along with HouseLogic.com earlier this summer? Well, our finalist didn't end up winning (frown), but the eventual winners are totally deserving, and their project is kicking off today! You can follow their progress by watching their weekly video updates at HouseLogic.com: www.houselogic.com/boostyourroost2012

How can you win? Each week a new portion of the remodel will be revealed and readers will...

Continue Reading