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How to: Make Boutique-Inspired Butterfly Wall Art on the Cheap!

by Dkazan

How to: Make Boutique-Inspired Butterfly Wall Art on the Cheap!

Here is a clever project to add character to your space without taking a lot of cash out of your pocket: paper butterfly wall art.

The back story: my daughter and I were shopping for accessories for her college dorm and went to a high end women’s clothing store in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. We love that store, as they are stylists for country music artists so they always have a great selection of women’s fashion. We saw “flutters” of...

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Dorm room makeovers that will help you get 8 hours of sleep!

by DIY Maven

Dorm room makeovers that will help you get 8 hours of sleep!

Hey dorm room inhabitants, are you feeling sleep deprived? Could be stress, too much partying or it could be your dorm room. We can't help you with the first two causes, but for the 3rd, keep on a-readin'.

 Sleeping through college (20 photos)

Dr. Michael J. Breus gives us his best sensory tips for making your dorm room sleep-friendly, which will, of course, improve your GPA, keep you from gaining that freshman 15

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Hardware Store Decor: DIY Industrial Pendant Lamp

by Chris Gardner

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Sometimes, there are those DIY projects that are perfectly timely and just hit every right spot there could be. This DIY pendant lamp is one of those indeed: its industrial look and home center-only supplies make it a perfect project to go alongside Curbly's latest publication, Make It! Hardware Store Decor, and it works well in a dorm room, making it a great back-to school how-to. AND! Curbly and video host Meg Allan Cole are working on a fantastic new series to debut this fall. What could be better?

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Hardware Store Decor: DIY Frame Project for Posters and Art

by Chris Gardner

To celebrate the release of Make It! Hardware Store Decor, we decided to look back into the Curbly archives to find some great hardware store-inspired posts. First stop, this Curbly video showing you how to make an easy and inexpensive custom poster frame.

Hardware Store Decor: DIY Frame Project for Posters and Art

An attractive frame for artwork always beats thumbtacks or the sticky stuff, but custom jobs at the framing shop come with sky-high prices, often more than you paid for that wonderful screen print from Etsy or the perfect vintage concert tour poster. So, skip the frame shop altogether, and head to the hardware store for this easy and customizable DIY to protect and showcase your favorite pieces.

Don't dig on the industrial look of the exposed plywood? No worries. Just cut your substrate to the same size as your art, and you're as clean and contemporary as can be.

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Dorm Room Decor!

by DIY Maven

Dorm Room Decor!

Today we're excited to add a new on-going feature to the Curbly family: Dorm Room Decor. Just in time for back-to-school season, we've been scrounging the internets to find cool new projects and tips for living stylishly on campus. We're starting off with some great posts from the Curbly vault. So, without further ado, let's get started!

First up is this helpful video, "Dorm Room Essentials", which will get you thinking about dorm life and the...

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6 Plants for Dorm Rooms

by DIY Maven

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I read about a disturbing trend that involves college students adopting kitties at the beginning of the school year and then abandoning them when the year is over. Yeah, don't do that. Instead, how about getting yourself--or your college-bound kid-- a nice plant? They add color and life to a drab dorm room and, in some instances, might save your life! Okay, that last one

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How To: Bungee Cord Memo Board

by Chris Gardner

How To: Bungee Cord Memo Board

I've always been jealous of the flexibility of the french memo board - you can organize paper without poking holes, and include other items among the ribbons that can't normally be supported by cork boards or magnets.

But, they do have a particular aesthetic, and one that doesn't much work for my home office...or the fact that I'm a guy. But this bungee-cord take certainly solves that problem, doesn't it? It's sculptural, interesting, and...

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Dorm Room Essentials

by DIY Maven

created on: 07/23/08

If you’re headed off to college or heading someone off to college this fall, here’s a great video that’ll get you thinking about dorm-room life and the challenges it presents. Even though space will–most likely–be at a premium, style doesn’t have to be!

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