Ultimate Thanksgiving: Our Table Setting

by Alicia Lacy

This post brought to you by Pier 1 Imports. All opinions are 100% mine.

Our awesome Thanksgiving table setting

Last week we featured a fantastic Pier 1 Giveaway, and this week the good folks at Pier 1 were kind enough to invite us in to do a little shopping. We were so excited to visit the store and get inspired to do our holiday entertaining .

The store is full of treasures - floral pieces, candles galore, table runners, serving platters, pillows, lamps, and the list goes on...

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How To: Make a Jewelry Organizer from a Secondhand Table

by Chris Gardner

How To: Make a Jewelry Organizer from a Secondhand Table

Anyone who lives near a university or remembers their own college days can attest to the massive amounts of furniture that sit curbside during early summer. I happen to live near one of the country's biggest, which possesses a huge post-graduate population, and thus lots of transitions year round. On any given week, you can expect to find an entire room's worth of furnishing within a few blocks.

Of course, most of it is trashed and cheap laminate covered particleboard, but every once in a while, there are the gems. I found this foldable outdoor table (and the mirror in the photo next to it!) atop a pile of trashbags...with the price tag still on. It was a tiny bit bent, but no worries...I had other plans.

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Sewing Table turned Entry Table

by DIY Maven

small-entry-table before
In the last edition of the Curbly Make It! library, "Make It! Secondhand Chic", I turned an old sewing table into a laptop table. Since I didn't need a laptop table, I'm now using it as a little table at the landing of my stairs. Restored Style and I were, apparently, on the same wavelength.

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New Premium Tutorial: Make a Smart Bar Cart from an Upcycled Baby Changing Table

by Chris Gardner

New Premium Tutorial: Make a Smart Bar Cart from an Upcycled Baby Changing Table

Hi Curbliers - We're still stocking our premium membership section with lots of fun, original how-tos. Now that the little ones have all grown up, its time to create some adult fun by transforming an old baby changing table into a smart bar cart.

"An old, outdated, three-tiered baby changing table seems like a perfect candidate for a makeover. Although the shelves are a bit too deep for a book shelf and the design doesn’t lend itself to a...

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How to Turn and Ikea Chair into a Beside Table

by DIY Maven

How to Turn and Ikea Chair into a Beside Table

Oh, my, how I do love this project. Kate had the marvelous idea of adding a drawer and a lamp to an Ikea ivar chair. The results are worthy of a round of applause, don'tcha think? To make one of these for ourselves, Kate says to accumulate the following:

  • Ikea ivar chair
  • Ikea trål sconce
  • Ikea snodd knobs (or any knob of your choice)
  • A wood box or crate or old drawer (must be 12″ wide and under 12″ long. Kate used this wood craft box from...

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6 DIYable High End Artsy Coffee Tables

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

6 DIYable High End Artsy Coffee Tables

All Photo Images: MossOnline

You know those High End/Low End photos in magazines that illustrate how you can get a high end look for a lot less? Well, these very high end, artsy coffee table designs sold by Moss could be DIY-able for  much much less. Granted, original designs are unbeatable, but what if you just need a statement making coffee table?

Above is a cast aluminum fruit box, by designer Andrea Salvetti, that sells for $2,695.00.

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The Tulip Table with a Twist!

by Chris Gardner

Dining

There's a whole heap of Tulip tables copies out there, but this one adds...well, a twist.

"The organic contour of the Twist Stem dining table finished in an alluring yet practical black high gloss and is large enough to seat 6-8 people. The graceful curve of the table’s support is more than just a decorative feature. Beginning with a broad footprint and rising to a fine stem, it provides a firm, stable base with plenty of legroom. So, for a dining table with a twist, try this imaginative and beautifully designed piece of furniture."  

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A Table that Folds Up into Picture Frame when Not in Use.

by Chris Gardner

When living in a small space, it can be tough to give up valuable floor real estate for a dining table, especially when you can just eat on the floor. Or the couch. Or in bed. Or, admit it, over the kitchen sink.

Picture table lets you hide your kitchen table in plain sight

But don't give up so quickly:

"For private habitations, hotel rooms, coffeehouses, lounges, multifunctional spaces,...A usually space consuming, functional piece of furniture can be turned easily into a decorative, space saving object...

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Ikea Hack Mashup: Enzo Mari Table that Allows Everyone to Judge Production with a Critical Eye.

by Chris Gardner

Ikea x Enzo Mari Mashup Table

Ikea Hack, n. a reconstitution of Ikea product supplies or parts to create an object different in use or design.

Mash Up, n. a work of art or process which recombines and modifies existing  works to create a derivative but original work.

Ikea Hack Mash Up, n. Awesome.

Greg has spent the last two years combining these two fantastic ideas. "An EFFE table based on a 1974 design by Enzo Mari, but made entirely from unfinished pine components of...

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Build a Folding Table

by DIY Maven

Build a Folding Table

A folding table can come in very handy. This little fellow comes to us from Handy Man Wire, who says that it can be constructed out of any wood of your choosing. (Because the maker is using his table on a porch, he built it out of cedar. Stainless steel and brass hardware was chosen for the same reason.) Since you can make it in an afternoon or so, it would be the perfect weekend project. Here's your shopping list!

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