When it comes to plants, there is a common stigma that they are hard to care for and that you need a super green thumb in order to have them in your home or outdoor space. The truth is, there are all kinds of sizes and species to suit your schedule and needs so that caring for them comes as natural as possible. And this vertical planter (made from a SHOE ORGANIZER!) is a genius way to keep your plants all in one place so that you have...
We like to cook at our house. We'll read cookbooks cover-to-cover as entertainment, subscribe to a nearly ridiculous amount of food magazines and blogs, and think a whole day spent in the kitchen or the grill is a very fine thing to do with a weekend.
And since we like a variety of foods, we have a lot of spices. Like, a lot. Since ground spices only last about six months, we like to buy them in bulk at ethnic markets and toast and grind them as needed. Which means, of course, that our cabinets is full of all kinds of bags and shakers and chip clips and jars and complete insanity.
Usually around the Curbly neighborhood, we talk about renters who are itching to make improvements to their space. Well, in this case, we're talking about a landlord who was itching to make improvements to her rental property. Katie, the property's owner, was faced with a--let's face it--disaster in the kitchen
How clever is Ursula's DIY wire basket?! I mean, seriously. She used simple hardware cloth, wire, and a bit of faux leather to make them plus tools that included
Today, we're adding 10 more dining tables you can build yourself to our original 5, which you can see here. In this roundup, we're covering a variety of styles and DIY capabilities. (Although it might help to have a certain amount of DIY temerity to fabricate the last one
For the final installment of "unauthorized succulent week" here on Curbly, I give you Cactus Cupcakes. Yes, that's a lot of fondant and frosting, but come on, how cute are they??? Alana, their maker, definitely has some serious cake decorating skills, but with the help of
Zakkiya, the talented illustrator behind Inkstruck Studio, recently released to the world a watercolor cactus tutorial that can make even a beginner look like a pro. If you feel her creation is a bit of a reach for your abilities, not to worry. Zakkiya has an entire
Using just a few materials and a very cool pencil holder--YES, a pencil holder--we too can make a cool cake stand. Granted, it's not your usual pencil holder, which might make you think it comes from some high-end retailer. It doesn't! It comes from Target for only $7.99.
Other stuff we'll need to make one include a round piece of wood...
Once again, I'm super psyched to be able to share the second of two projects from my recently released book, MASON JAR NATION (Cool Springs Press, 2016)! (For the first project, click here.) Like the hanging air plant planter, this project can also be found in the "Crafts" section of the book. UN-like the last how-to, this one ranks easy on the easy...
Have you seen the mini stepstools that you can buy at the store? No offense, but they're not that glamorous. Even the ones from IKEA are a bit cheap-looking. This simple DIY stool is small enough to tuck away, but lovely enough to keep out all the time!
So psyched to be able to share the first of two projects from my recently released book, MASON JAR NATION (Cool Springs Press, 2016)! This DIY hanging air plant (tillandsia) planter is found in the "Crafts" section of the book and it's one of my favorites. (Although, to be honest, there are a lot of favorites in the book--as it should be, otherwise they wouldn't have made it into the book!) This project ranks medium on the
For those of you who are fans of HGTV's hit show Fixer Upper, you're going to want to see this incredible makeover. This was the kitchen from their "Beanstalk Bungalow" project... before. Just wait until you see what it looks like now.
We all have dealt with cluttered kitchen cabinets before me. If you're like me, you collect dishes and run out of storage space fairly quickly. This raised plate shelf is a great solution to help you get the most out of those cabinets!
For most, subway tile in the kitchen is a classic look. It's clean. It's simple. But it can be a costly and time-consuming project to take on yourself. However, this tile hack is pure genius and looks fantastic! Dreams just came true for renters everywhere!
My new favorite verb: pom-pomize. (As in to put pom-poms on stuff.) Lara does it to plain, cloth napkins, and she does it the no-sew way. Now, being a nervous-Nelly, I'd probably opt to
The IKEA Duktig play kitchen is a popular item for families around the world, but it has a bit of a generic feel. It is also easily customizable, however; so many have given it a more personalized feel by changing the colors, adding metallic details and even creating backsplashes and storage. Here are ten super creative IKEA play kitchen makeovers that are sure to inspire you!
When I first started exploring the world of DIY, I decorated some spice jars in the hopes of introducing just a small amount of order into my otherwise unlabelled, disorganised and chaotic kitchen.
Fast forward two years later and the spice jars have stood the test of time, but sadly I can't say the same about my good intentions to re-organise my kitchen. All the other items in my pantry remain unlabelled and my spice jars lie strewn all over the kitchen counter along with the other condiments that vye for precious bench space - eek!
I don't know about your favorite thrift store, buy mine is LOADED with wooden bowls and canisters and stuff. Honestly, I don't spend much time in that aisle. After seeing Amy's wooden bowl makeover I just might be making a beeline for that particular aisle on my next visit. Some inexpensive gold leaf, glue, Martha's patterning tape, and a soft-bristle brush is all you need. And...
I like to buy furniture, but there is something to be said about building your own. Each time I look at a handmade piece, I beam with pride. And we actually followed the instructions for one of the dining tables below and it's lasted for years! Read on to find one of 10 fantastic DIY dining tables with easy-to-follow instructions!
Growing season is upon us where I live, and I'm itching to plant some herbs. But where to plant? Outside, deer and rabbits mow down anything within their reach. Inside, there isn't much space. To overcome both obstacles, we've rounded up 10 small space herb garden projects