This wood dining table is the perfect blend between rustic and modern. The best part? It's totally DIYable!
I had such a good day today. I decided when I woke up I would have a Lauren day, and I would do all the fun things I had been wanting to do all week. Well I did..and it was awesome! A while back I posted this DIY on making your own necklace out of an old ring. You can see the post here. If you didn’t read it, the reason I wanted to do this was because my husband and I have matching rings that are memorable to us. I never wear mine anymore...
I started this post yesterday, but I got so busy and was so tired I didn't get to finish it! Anyway: This is Mod Podge. If you are looking to be crafty, and you need a friend to do it with, I suggest making that friend this little bottle right here. Seriously.. there is so much you can do with it. I found a few projects that I really want to work on and I thought I would share them. For those of you who don't know what this is, Mod Podge is...
The "before" looks familiar, yes? A discarded bench, sad and lonely without a seat to call its own. Before you pass a similar one by, check out this creative makeover!
I once had a friend who asked if baby toys came in beige because they were so unsightly. You could say the same about dog crates. So Erin Loechner came up with a modern and practical solution.
Getting a high end look on a budget is totally possible. All you need is a little elbow grease. Let's break down this gorgeous foyer by Muse Interiors to see how you can recreate it.
Beckie's grandma and grandpa gave her an old rickety table that was set for the trash heap. Beckie stepped in and saved the table. The only problem was she didn't need a table. Shelves, however, she could use. Her friend Mike used a jigsaw to saw the the table in half. A shot of primer and spray paint later, and this is what it looks like now:
Gardens are one of the most creative things to do, whether it's blending the colors of annuals in your pots for just that perfect contrast, or developing the perfect layout for your garden path. Gardening is all about creating. So we thought we would finish out the week with a fun creative project that gets those artistic juices flowing.
When I was a kid my grandpa was the gardener, and I would toddle around with him looking at the plants, smelling the plants, and picking the plants...even when I wasn't supposed to. I never knew how much he taught me until I started my own garden. So, here are a few tips from grandpa through me.
For a garden, the two most important elements are soil and location. You've heard it said by stereotypical developers that it's all about" Location, Location, Location." In this case, that's very true. The success or failure of your little green friends is quite heavily dependent upon where they sit.
I've got a joke for ya. When is a door not a door? When it's ajar! Also? When it's an awesome DIY coffee table! Read on to see how a $10 door became this fantastically upcycled piece of furniture.
I have never met a polka dot I didn't like. They remind me of so many happy things: bubbles, balloons, pizza. Julia added them to a cheery dresser re-do and used a surprising and clever everyday item as her stencil. See what it was and the finished dresser makeover after the jump.
Before you spring for the (hollow laminate) version of this leaning shelf from one of those pricey catalogs, consider making a quick trip to your hardware store instead! You'll save money AND get a better quality product: win-win!
It's an old dumpy dresser, the kind we've seen a million times on Curbly. But this time, this time it's getting a whole different kind of makeover!
I am loving this flip-down sideboard from Plow & Hearth. It would be perfect for small outdoor living spaces, and, best yet, it's totally DIYable. A couple of lengths of chain, some hinges and a latch is all we'd need for hardware. I'd shoot the moon and