I know I say this a lot (I think I've mentioned it at least two times on Curbly before), but that's only because it's true; wall art is SO easy to DIY that there's really no excuse not to have a go at making your own.
Joni's master bedroom redo is a breath of fresh air. It also provides an excellent lesson about white paint. White walls can make a room POP. In this case, it provides a blank canvas that now showcases
Can we talk about spray paint for a minute? I love all the possibilities that it creates including getting the look of granite for less! These pretty granite airplant holders actually aren't granite at all! But you wouldn't know it! See for yourself!
Recently Stacy made over her friend Taralyn's laundry room, and the results are nothing less than dramatic. The room, or rather, passageway, as it is just off the garage and functions as an entry of sorts to the rest of the home, was well-defined as "builder grade." After its makeover, the
Finding large-scale art for your walls can be a difficult task, and finding something affordable can be even harder. So today we're sharing ideas for creating beautiful art for big walls on a budget. Click through for ten of our favorite projects.
Sure, they don't look colorful now... but just wait until you see the finished product. Sweet, brightly colored house-shaped shelves that are perfect for displaying small plants or other knick-knacks. Click through to check them out!
Our neighborhood preschool is a goldmine of childhood magic. It's a special place that brings families together; an emblem of our community's commitment to children.
This year, for National Painting Week, our friends at Sherwin-Williams encouraged us to seek out a community-based project. We were thrilled, because doing more of this sort of work has long been one of our goals. We instantly knew our beloved preschool would be the perfect candidate. The power of paint would be transformative, helping improve a space that does so much for children and families. Read on to hear all about it.
I used to think of the Lazy Susan as old fashioned, something that Grandma might have had on the table back in the day. Until I started using one. They're so handy! And after running across this colorful Lazy Susan tutorial, I decided I had to share it with you. Click through to check out the awesome final product.
This master bath was nothing special. It had a very average look to it, with lots of medium toned colors and no real wow-factor. But not anymore! Click through to check out this bathroom now that the owners have added picture frame moulding, gold accents, a fantastic new wall color and lots of other little details.
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...
Have you ever considered dark paint when painting your home's exterior? Here are ten amazing homes that showcase dark paint as a worthy choice for your home's exterior.
When I shared my favourite designers with you the other day, I wasn't kidding when I said they're a big influence on the way I decorate my home. In fact, today's DIY is a direct result of their colourful, geometric loving ways - after browsing through their works as I wrote my last post, I felt like I just had to add some bold shades and patterns to my next DIY. And here we are!
Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner... and with it comes backyard barbecues and lazy summer afternoons with nothing to do. Until now. Here are ten of our very favorite DIY outdoor games that will keep you entertained all summer.
Need some affordable unique art? Check out these thrift store art upcycles.
There was a time in my life where if you'd asked me who my favourite artist or designer was, I wouldn't have been able to name a single one. Which is so odd, because nowadays I have a list of favourites as long as my arm whose styles influence me in so many ways, from how I craft, to the way I decorate for parties to how I envisage my dream home will look.
Regardless of whether your not you design or create art yourself, having a list of people whose aesthetics you admire can really help to inspire you at times when you find yourself in a creative rut. Read on to see some of my favourites!
I've been keeping my eyes peeled for some cute and colorful way to mark our garden this year. And my daughter is around the age that she's curious and into all things planting. And painting! So these cute wooden spoons turned markers are absolutely genius! The added sketches really take things over the top!
Makeover stories are usually uplifting. This one is too, but it didn't start out that way. You see, Lucy's home didn't feel like home anymore as she had recently lost her husband. Lucy's sister Jo brainstormed with her interior designer friend Jenny Kmoenda and came up with a plan. They decided to
It's no secret that I have a bit of a love affair with plywood. I love that natural look, and the affordability and utility of the wood make it something that I just can't turn down when starting a new project. This colorfully simple headboard can be made in an afternoon and is a great HIS/HERS option!
Is your office in need of a little bit of TLC? Well, with spring on its way, it is the perfect time to get organized. Here are ten of our favorite DIY projects that will help you get your workspace in order.
If you've been following along with this series, you'll know that this project wasn't just a room makeover. It also involved some room swapping. My home office was going to be where my guest room was and vice versa. And my craft room was going to be a dedicated workout area. And my craft room was going to become a craft cubby located in the closet of the guest room. I'll admit it, I didn't think it was going to be possible to cram all my books, printers, and office and craft supplies into one room and make it make sense. BUT...after much planning, painting, and paring back, the room swapping experiment