How To: Make a Modern DIY Plywood Stool

By: Capreek Feb 06, 2013

created at: 02/06/2013

I spotted this ridiculously awesome (and relatively easy) DIY furniture project the other day and thought, "Oh my goodness. The world must know of this!" And you are the world, dear Curbliers -- or we are, if Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie are to be believed.     Continue Reading

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Before and After: Bedside Table Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 31, 2013

created at: 01/30/2013

A $10 thrift store side table gets a pop-inspired makeover with some brightly colored paint and a few smartly placed wall decals.   Continue Reading

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Capree's Office Makeover, Part 3: The DIY Neon Desk Makeover

By: Capreek Jan 29, 2013

created at: 01/22/2013

Last week, I shared some of the inspiring spaces, colors, and artwork behind our office makeover, as well as the paint colors we decided on. You may even remember talk of some neon pink desk legs being thrown into the mix. Well, I wasn't lying!       Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Desk Calendars, Wall Calendars, and Memo Boards

By: Matt allison Jan 27, 2013

created at: 01/23/2013

I'm ALWAYS forgetting dates, meetings and to do's! I NEED to write them down and while it's easy enough to jot them down in iCal, there is something special and tactile about having a physical calendar adore your wall or desk.

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Before & After: An Inexpensive Vase-to-Table Lamp Makeover

By: Capreek Jan 21, 2013

created at: 01/21/2013

You guys... I love when people get crafty and turn ordinary objects into extraordinary, way-more-functional objects. Like this clever decor hack from Curbly reader Kim!       Continue Reading

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Make This: A DIY Typographic Chair Makeover for Font Lovers

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 17, 2013

created at: 01/16/2013

Before you throw away that tired set of dining room chairs, try this check out this chair makeover. I've seen plenty of reupholstery jobs, but the stencil on this one makes it one of the coolest chair redos I've seen in a while.   Continue Reading

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Make It: A LP Side Table

By: Diy maven Jan 08, 2013

Plant stand + LP = side table. Would you believe I actually HAD a plant stand like that? I gave it away to a charity shop. Oye. Anyway...if I made one I'd probably useContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Rustic Storage Desk from Wooden Pallets

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 27, 2012

created at: 12/25/2012

I love a good desk DIY, especially when it involves recycled materials, and this tutorial is definitely a good one. There is even a storage shelf for books, pencils, etc. Check it out.   Continue Reading

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Make It: A Modern Copper Tubing Side Table

By: Capreek Dec 05, 2012

created at: 12/05/2012

A quick trip to the hardware store will yield all the materials you need for this unique, modern side table!     Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Mid-Century Modern Sofa Table

By: Chrisjob Nov 30, 2012

created at: 11/29/2012

This week, Curbly is excited to be teaming up with Storey Publishing to share original how-to projects from the newly released PlyDesign: 73 Distinct Projects in Plywood (and Other Sheet Goods) by Phillip Schmidt.

 

The sofa table exists primarily because no one wants to look at the back of a couch. And granted, it’s a handy place for reading lamps and perhaps some photos or display-worthy books. But the problem, for some of us at least, is that a sofa table feels a little too traditional and grown-up, sort of like joining a country club or driving an automatic. Continue Reading

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How to: Build a DIY Modern Toy Box or Storage Unit from Plywood

By: Chrisjob Nov 29, 2012

created at: 11/29/2012

If you’ve ever dreamed of getting your house into Metropolitan Home or Architectural Digest but then screwed it all up by having kids, modBOX 2010 might just be your salvation. It is, in the words of its designer, “a modernist toy box for the hipster tyke.” Yet as cool as it looks on the outside, modBOX is all about the kid experience. It has a big catchall chest (perfect for emergency cleanups), plus two drawers that pull out, two bookContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Corner Desk with Framing Wood

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 29, 2012

created at: 11/20/2012

I love the idea of having a corner desk because it is such a great space saver, but I can never find one that I really like. So I was excited when I found a DIY corner desk that doesn't suck. In fact, it's completely awesome. Check it out.   

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How to: Make a DIY Modern Headboard from One Sheet of Plywood

By: Chrisjob Nov 27, 2012

created at: 11/27/2012

This week, Curbly is excited to be teaming up with Storey Publishing to share original how-to projects from the newly released PlyDesign: 73 Distinct Projects in Plywood (and Other Sheet Goods) by Phillip Schmidt.
 

Groovy Headboard...as in lots of grooves, see? It was the express intention of the designers of this piece not to have a monolithic hulk of a headboard, so they decorated it with negative space. The grooves also highlight the edge strata of the plywood, adding depth and interest that change with your viewing angle. And if you really want to get groovy, you can install some hidden lighting in the back (letting the glow play through the slats or throwing bars of light onto the ceiling). Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Rustic-Modern Bed Frame and Headboard

By: Capreek Nov 26, 2012

created at: 11/26/2012

I love this DIY headboard. Why? Because it would look equally amazing in a traditional or modern home!     Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Dip-Dye Bedding

By: Capreek Nov 19, 2012

created at: 11/19/2012

This is a super cool technique for making your own dip-dyed linens and fabric! I am definitely tempted to grab some discounted white sheets and try my hand at it -- what do you say?      

A bucket, some dye, and fabric are the core essentials for this DIY project from A Merry Mishap. You could also grab some tea towels and napkins to dye while you're at it! There's also a secret ingredient that you add to the dye that IContinue Reading

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