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How To: Make a DIY Geometric Brass Pendant Light

by Alicia Lacy
DIY geometric brass pendant


This easy, gorgeous DIY pendant light echoes the projects in our Make It! Hardware Store Decor eBook, so we're excited to share it with you, and hope you'll also check out the eBook!

 

Ok, on to the DIY: 

 

 

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Thanks a Million! (and a Free Download)

by Bruno Bornsztein

Thanks a Million! (and a Free Download)

Hi friends, I just wanted to take a minute today to thank you for supporting Curbly and driving our incredible growth this year. This May, we surpassed 1,000,000 pageviews for the first time ever, and that's a pretty big deal for us. Our Facebook page has more than 4,000 fans, and our Twitter flock is, well, OK, still a little small but we're working on it (hint: go follow us on Twitter!). 

In fact, we're so thrilled you choose to visit us every day, we'd like to offer you a thank-you gift: a free copy of our Make It! Hardware Store Decor PDF (a $9.99) value. Yep. All you have to do is use the link below to download it (hurry, this link will expire at 3pm CST on May 31st):

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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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Curbly Giveaway: Win One of Five Free Copies of Make It! Hardware Store Decor

by Chris Gardner

Curbly Giveaway: Win One of Five Free Copies of Make It! Hardware Store Decor

Hello, hello, friends of Curbly. We are super-excited to announce that our third publication, Make It! Hardware Store Decor is now available!

Cover of Make It! Hardware Store Decor, coming soon from the Curbly Library

This time, we're showing you how to make amazing interior decor pieces from stuff you can buy at any big box hardware store. It's organized by department (paint, plumbing, etc.), so you'll find budget-friendly makeover projects from every corner of the hardware store.

These twelve how-to projects...

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