Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and if you're like me, planning the menu has been your priority thus far. But don't forgot about the table... here are ten gorgeous, non-traditional tablescapes that are sure to inspire you.
Creating a tablescape for the holidays that you actually love can be really simple. For me, the trick is all in the centerpiece because it's really where everyones eyes are surely going to meet. I created this Scandinavian-inspired piece using affordable and attainable elements that works equally well for both Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the winter holidays.
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This winter, I'm sticking to my two neutrals: black and white. But, I want touches of glitter and natural elements added to the mix! As much as I love to go out and shop for new holiday decor, it's always nice to come up with ways to create those pieces in the comfort of your own home.
The lovely thing about IKEA's Tarva dressers--besides their low sticker price--is their blank-canvas quality. They can easily be painted and stained to make them one of a kind creations. Katie, from Addicted 2 DIY can attest to this, as she not only (eventually) painted and stained her Tarva 3-drawer dresser, she took its makeover to the extreme by breaking out the power tools and turning it into a bar cabinet, complete
After spotting this idea on random roundups without links to the original project, I decided to go on a how-to hunt. Turns out the Bubble Lampshade tutorial comes form Lydia Pudel and the technique, although easy enough, involves more than just
Happy Back to the Future Day. (The day Marty McFly travels to in the second installment of the franchise.) The talking heads have been going absolutely tweaky pointing out the successes of the movie's prognostications (visit Gawker to see 14 things that came true, and, yes, there's a hoverboard
Jamie came into possession of this old, broken, wooden crate via her grandmother's basement. She wasn't sure what she was going to do with it until she spotted Joanna Gaines' Dutch Tulip
I don't know what I was doing back in 2011 when this leaf lantern tutorial was posted, but I totally missed it. I mean, seriously...leaves, wax
One technique I've yet to try is epoxy--the clear kind, not the wood filler and glue kind. I guess I've always thought it was tricky--you know...bubbles. But Beth's tutorial of
This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We'll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.
Um, yeah. I think I got a different memo than everybody else for this whole Curbly Pumpkin Challenge, because I went, like, off the rails. But it's not my fault. Really. I was just having too much fun
I'll admit it: I don't really like carving pumpkins. I always have grand plans, but by the time you head to the patch, select just the right one, gorge on popcorn balls, look for the carving tools, spread the newspaper, and begin the epic cleanout process...I'm kinda over it.
I used to be afraid of spray paint. Not the paint, really, but the potential for globs and drips. But spray paint has come a long way in just the past five years or so, and continued practice using it has alleviated those fears entirely. I'm guessing millions of others feel the same, which is just one reason spray paint has become the best DIY material every invented. (Okay, maybe ONE of the best DIY materials ever invented.) And our roundup proves it. From the expected to the totally UN-expected, spray
If you're thinking about doing some entertaining over the weekend, this DIY idea is for you. Using marble tile and wood slats, you can make a minimal, modern tray and cheese board in a flash.
It's officially fall and the weather is already beginning to change. The air is cooler, leaves are changing and days are getting shorter. It's the perfect excuse to create a warm environment inside the home to snuggle and keep warm. And this DIY Copper Candelabra is a great start to cozy-up any space!
It's that time of year to shift into cozy mode. And, for me, cozy goes hand in hand with rustic, so that's the thread that runs through all these fall decor ideas to
The faux sheepskin from IKEA has many-a-use. And these simple chair covers look fantastic! Actually, the entire room that they sit in looks fantastic and I'd like to move in tomorrow. Take a look!
This before and after makes me want to to scour Craigslist for my own record rack. What a great idea for upcycling!
Although the maker of these MCM hand dishes (Cintia) identifies them as a "kids craft," the idea and technique is appropriate for any age. Although, preserving the size and shape of a kid's hand in such a way is about the coolest childhood memento ever. I've just started experimenting with air dry clay, which this project utilizes, and
The faults of this dining room are quite obvious - dated wallpaper, matching curtains (eek!) and chairs that are too small for the space. But the new owners recognized these issues... and let's just say that it looks a bit different now.
Can you guess what this planter used to be? The shape coupled with the fall mums tucked inside should give it away. Have a guess?