Best of Curbly: Top Ten Scandinavian-Inspired DIY Ideas of 2011!

By: Capreek Dec 28, 2011

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Scandinavian-inspired design got some major love from Curbly this year.  From creative DIY stool ideas to rustic-modern coat stands, we Oo'd and Ah'd over this distinct aesthetic.  Here are our favorite uniquely Scandinavian DIY projects from 2011 (in no particular order, because they're all pretty fabulous)!   

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10. We love this simple DIY photo display idea--it's rustic and modern all at once!  See how to make it here.

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9. Consider sprucing up old baskets or thrift store finds with this paint dipping technique.  See how here.

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8. Check out the big brain on Chris! (Pulp Fiction reference... anyone? Anyone?) He created this awesome bedside book abode--check out all the detailed steps!

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7. Easiest DIY clock ever.  Promise.  See how to make it here!

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6. This DIY wall hanging is simple and customizable, though we do love the subtle grey tones! See how it's done here.

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5. Y'all know how much we love a good tree-inspired project, so these branch wall hooks are a no-brainer!  See how to make 'em here.

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4. One of my favorite IKEA hacks of the year, this felt stool cushion is an affordable and stylish way to improve ubiquitous flat-pack furniture.  See the how-to here.

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3. DIY plywood countertops look great and are extremely budget-friendly!  Check 'em out here.

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2. Another IKEA stool hack, yay!  This crocheted cover is colorful and cozy--and comes with a free pattern.  See more here.

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1. And finally, this gorgeous wood and leather coat stand stole our Scandinavian-loving hearts.  Check out how to make it right here!

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The beside bookmark is such a clever way to hold a place! Half the time I end up leaving my book next to me in bed and rolling over onto it. Having something that adorable to mark my page might be the push I need to keep my sleeping area a bit tidier. 

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