I spent a bit of time recently wrapping birthday presents, and realized that my gift wrapping storage under the bed was less than effective in keeping everything organized and accessible. Just imagine this DIYer's Before picture under my bed. No bueno. I'll just admit I've been slapping on those cheap bows recently just to avoid pulling out my supplies.
I am highly considering making our coat closet (coat closets in Arizona? What were they thinking??) into something as organized as this Before/After… Continue Reading
When you spend all day online hanging about the design and home decor blogosphere (as I do), it can get a little dream-y, and you can feel pretty removed from the vaulted ceilings and bright white walls, the huge windows and the $5000 chairs.
And then sometimes, you run across a project that's much closer to reality, more like home. Like, one from your own neighborhood, perhaps?
So, when I saw this transformation of a foreclosed property that's not two miles from my own house, I got pretty… Continue Reading
Whether you've got some branches left over from making a few tree limb coasters or you're just looking to add a few rustic embellishments to your abode, this whimsical pencil holder is just the DIY project you… Continue Reading
In our second original outdoor decor project for this month, we're going to make a rain chain! Why? Because they've become a very popular alternative to the utilitarian downspout as a way to direct rain from your gutters to the ground. Search 'rain chain' on the google and you'll see that besides being popular, they can be very expensive. My DIY alternative, however, can be assembled in about an hour and costs around 30… Continue Reading
Okay my fellow Curblians, today we embark on a month-long how-to extravaganza of the outdoor decor variety! First up is my original design for an Eames-inspired trellis. It's super easy to make, which means you don't have to be an experienced carpenter to get fantastic results. So, without further ado....let's get… Continue Reading
Emil Stejnar's "Sputnik" pendant chandelier is a modern design icon, but they're no longer made, and vintage versions can go for thousands of dollars.
So designer and blogger Jenny Komenda whipped up her own version in a weekend, and the results are… Continue Reading
Having your paint swatches on hand is pretty convenient when you stumble accross a great home decor or fabric store. Camilla of Effortless Style wanted her loose swatches organzied and compact, and came up with a fabulous paint deck. This pocket-sized DIY option is perfect for tossing in your… Continue Reading