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How to: Make an Easy Modern + Minimal Pendant Light

by Lidy Dipert
DIY Minimal Pendant Light | Hello Lidy for Curbly

We are big on lighting in our home. It's a necessity, sure, but that doesn't mean it has to be dull. We're always keen on creating our own lighting when we get the chance, and it's a great way to add personality. Many might think dealing with electricity and wiring is too complicated or even expensive, but this DIY pendant light project is so simple to make and minimal in design, anyone can do it. Did I mention this light only costs about $25? 

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13 DIY Ways to Use Wooden Dowel Rods

by Brittni Mehlhoff

13 DIY Ways to Use Wooden Dowel Rods

There have been quite a few cool DIY projects popping up lately with one material in common: dowel rods. They're such a versatile item for craft projects, with DIYs ranging from expandable trivets and minimal coat racks to Eames-inspired mobiles and unique wall art. So, grab some dowel rods and let's get to it. Here are 13 DIY ways to use dowel rods in your home.

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How To: Make a DIY Plywood Floor Mirror with Open Shelving

by Brittni Mehlhoff
How To: Make a DIY Plywood Floor Mirror with Open Shelving
Photo: Fox

Plywood is a modern DIYers dream material for it's industrial, hip vibe and no-frills attitude. So, it's no surprise that there are loads of cool projects that utilize the material, like these DIY rolling storage bins, a minimalistic DIY daybed, and now a DIY plywood floor mirror with open shelving for beauty products, accessories and more. Want to see how this project turned out?

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Make It: DIY Ikea Stockholm-Inspired Rug Using Carpet Tiles

by Jennifer Farley
Carpet Tile Rug

I have always really loved the Ikea Stockholm rug.  I know, so does everyone, but there is a reason why.  It is a classic and it can fit in any type of room.   My guest bedroom needed the 8x10 size but I wanted the 5X7 price or cheaper. I randomly saw an advertisement for my local carpet warehouse saying they had carpet tile for $1.25 a sq/ft.  What?  I decided to check it out the next day and found materials to make this knock-off Ikea Stockholm rug.

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Roundup: 10 Stylish Bike Storage Ideas that Double as Decor

by Jennifer Farley
Roundup: 10 Stylish Bike Storage Ideas that Double as Decor
Photo: House and Garden

We live in the Midwest where everyone drives, yet my husband chooses to ride his bicycle to work whenever he can. Our garage is too small to accommodate it, and I get a little frustrated when he parks it right inside the front door and we have to maneuver around it all evening.

Bicycles are architecturally stylish, and often valuable, so why not create storage that puts them on display?  Here are some creative ways to incorporate bicycle storage into a room's design.   

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Make It: Simple Do-It-Yourself Ottoman

by Lexy Ward
DIY Ottoman
photo: Atilio

There will always be the option to buy everything for your home. Including a cute pouf to rest your feet and place your books on! Why buy when you can DIY? This one is chic and could be a good fit in almost any home! The tutorial has been sized down to see how to make it, but you gotta see the original end product!    

   

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How to: Make These Bold DIY Painted Grid Curtains

by Lidy Dipert
DIY Painted Grid Curtains | Hello Lidy for Curbly

I loved the modern and clean look of the grid pattern... especially the classic black and white. I've been keeping my eye open for the perfect way to introduce it into our home, but I could never quite find the right piece. As I tend to do, I decided that I would make something on my own that would really feature this pattern in a fun way. I knew curtains would be the perfect way to go! 

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How to: Simple and Modern DIY Magnetic Poster Frame

by Lidy Dipert
DIY Magnetic Poster Frame

I inherited a love for art from my grandmother. Her home was seriously a museum that I loved to peruse and take in. It was full of beautiful decor and art; some she brought into Canada with her after she immigrated from Holland. Some, she picked up along the way. I always thought she spent a fortune on most of her collections. But it turns out, they were affordable prints that simply spoke to her, which she collected over time. And that is exactly how I seem to collect the many pieces of art in our home. The problem is, I'm running out of frames to hang them in, so I decided to create a minimal and modern magnetic poster frame! 

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