Hardware Store Decor: DIY Projects from Curbly

Hardware Store Decor: DIY Projects from Curbly

Janel Laban
Sep 8, 2010

Roof flashing, dowels, lamp sockets, wire nuts — admittedly, not the most glamorous sounding materials. But these are the things (easily found at your friendly neighborhood or big box hardware store) that the smart folks at Curbly have transformed into really polished looking finished items to decorate, light and furnish your home. DIY fans, read on.

A new DIY design manual from Curbly entitled "Make It! Hardware Store Decor" features the five projects pictured here and a whole bunch more all constructed of hardware store sourced items.

In addition to super specific lists of materials, each project plan (12 in total) includes step by step instructions and clear process photos.

Projects shown above:
1. Posh Pipe Desk by Chris Gardner
2. A Brightly Lighted Letter by Chris Gardner
3. Exposed Bulb Chandelier by Chris Gardner
4. Mod Slotted Steel Angle Credenza by Chris Gardner
5. Aluminum Accent Lamp by JoAnn Moser

Inspired and ready to hit the hardware aisles? The 78 page book will be available via PDF ($9.99) or perfect bound print ($22) this coming Monday, 9/13 at Curbly.

Images: Curbly

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