How To: Make Natural, Homemade Glass Cleaner

How to: Make orange-scented homemade window cleaner

I've been on a green-cleaning kick lately. By “green” I mean natural, but also “green” as in money-saving! While paying four or five dollars for a bottle of cleaner might not feel like a big deal, it is when you consider how easy it is to create a similarly effective cleanser for a few cents a bottle. In an effort to convert all my cleansing products to homemade, I've recently whipped up a batch of homemade window cleaner that works just as well as the store-bought variety, and without streaking!         Continue Reading

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall: Which is Our Favorite IKEA Hack of them All?

IKEA Mirrors round-up - Hacked!
Photo via IKEA Hackers

Hanging a mirror is a painless way to add depth and interest to a wall. Mirrors reflect light and movement in a room, they’re eye-catching, and they can make a space appear bigger than it is. If you know us here at Curbly, you know we LOVE a good IKEA hack. Today we’re reflecting (sorry!) on some of our favorite IKEA mirror hacks and transformations, all in uniquely awesome ways. Keep reading!         Continue Reading

Make It: Minimalist Copper Mirror For Your Vanity

After seeing this simple tutorial, I have a feeling I will make a billion copper mirrors to go in every vanity in my household. And maybe a few gifts for family and friends! The end result is gorgeous and you only need three things to make it! 



And believe it or not, I have two large sheets of copper in my kitchen right now leftover from a project! We have a winner! Continue Reading

IKEA Hack: DIY Thumb Tack Mirror

IKEA Mirror Hack: DIY Thumb Tack Mirror
Photo: Faith Towers

In case you haven't noticed, I really like IKEA hacks. There's something about customizing a mass produced piece that just feels so satisfying. So today I have another one for you! This time, we'll create an IKEA mirror by transforming a cork trivet from IKEA into a glamorous wall mirror. Read on to check out this impossibly simple process.   


Thumb tack mirror - glamorous and simple
Photo: Faith Towers

By surrounding a small mirror with a layer of metallic thumb tacks, a utilitarian piece can become a stunning piece of wall decor. Continue Reading

How To: Turn Dollar Store Mirrors Into Luxe Jewelry Wall Hangers

mirrors become jewelry wall hangers

I love when I see a wall of mirrors done right. It can be a pain to search for ones that don’t look cheap. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have to BE cheap! These mirrors are the perfect wall accent and can be found at the most affordable store on the planet!      

 These octagon mirrors were found at the dollar store. That’s right. The DOLLAR STORE! Are you jumping up and down? Octagons are a huge trend in home decor at the moment, and you can learn how to incorporate the trend with these jewelry hangers made from mirrors! Continue Reading

How To: Make a Geometric Hanging Mirror Art

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When decorating a home on a budget, it is always fun to glean inspiration from the pros, and make it a DIY. That is exactly what this mom and daughter team did to recreate this mirror art from Z Gallerie.  

Armed with a drill, craft mirrors, wooden craft circles, and a chain, these ladies recreated a $299 art piece for only $80.

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How cool is that?  You can see their step-by-step process on The Ivy Cottage BlogContinue Reading

How To: Make Your Own Sunburst Mirror For Under $25

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Sunburst mirrors have seemingly been around and in-style since the beginning of time and odds are that that fact isn’t changing any time soon.  The iconic decorative accent is available in a wide range of styles and an even wider range of price points.  If you’re looking to add this stylish piece to your decor, we’ve got two DIY versions that’ll set you back less than dinner and a movie.  

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First up is a sunburst mirror created by Isabella & MaxContinue Reading

How To Keep Your Pictures Level

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Another handy, simple and very needed trick to keep pictures and light mirrors hanging straight and staying straight.

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Again, Mike at How I DIY solves a problem I’ve had forever.

All you do is add those little soft, rubbery bumpers to the backs of the pictures and mirrors. The bumpers grip the wall to eliminate swings and shifts and they keep the frame from scratching the paint. BRILLIANT! Click here for the entire post.

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