The mix of natural and manufactured materials is a look that'll never get old. A balance between handmade and nature-made can give your outdoor (or indoor) spaces a sense of playfulness and air of just-thoughtful-enough without seeming fussy.
Like these DIY upholstered tree stumps, created with a found bough, and some fabric and batting. No sewing or complex measuring… Continue Reading
Crafty tech heads or techy crafters: this one's for… Continue Reading
Dining by candlelight indoors is one thing; dining outdoors by candlelight...now that is romantic. In this our third original outdoor decor project for the month we elevate the romance by constructing an outdoor chandelier.
Note: If using REAL candles in your chandelier, keep in mind the distance of the flame to objects overhead. Add to… Continue Reading
This summer, I'm really excited because I'm getting a chance to completely re-do our back yard walkway. With sponsorship from the nice folks at HouseLogic.com, I'm going to tear out our old, cracked, incomplete concrete walk, and replace it with a brand new paver stone one.
I'm chronicling my (mis)adventures in a series of guest posts over at the HouseLogic.com blog, and the first one went up today. In it, I walk you through what's wrong with our current walkway (um, everything?) and give you an idea how I plan to fix it. I hope you'll follow along with me as I attempt this not-so-simple DIY project; I'll be sharing all my experiences, costs, and lessons learned.
PLUS: HouseLogic is giving away a $100 gift card to a randomly selected person who leaves a comment on my guest post (hurry, you have until Thursday, June 16th at 11:59 pm central time to… Continue Reading
Subway signs are all the rage, but if you don't live in NYC or Chicago I think it would be nice to have a more personal version. Cities you've lived in, streets you've resided on, your life rules – the sky's the limit with this DIY from Ashley at Lil Blue… Continue Reading
Yes, I know, DIY cake/cupcake stands aren't exactly new to the blogosphere, but I thought it was high time we had a round up of the best on The Curb. Some are ingenious in the materials used, some are simply pretty. All of them, however, prove that you can use just about ANYTHING to make a cake stand.
The cake stand pictured above was actually inspired by a stand spotted at Anthropologie. (I love the use of cups.)
Well, I don't know about you, but I think I just found my next project! But, first things first...
...are y'all reading The Art of Doing Stuff?? Now, I'm not one to tell people what to do, but this is one site you don't want to miss. So, bookmark it, add it to your RSS feed, whatever you have to do, but READ IT. Daily.
Update: Chris, Curbly's own editor-in-chief, came up with this great DIY concrete fire pit design using about $40 in materials.… Continue Reading
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