Today in the U.S. we are celebrating Independence Day, or as my English brother-in-law might say, the day 'We were freed of them." But be that as it may, I thought I might take the opportunity to find some modern red, white and blue interiors, because, let's face it, oftentimes that particular color combination stirs up images of country.… Continue Reading
I've been looking for fun, yet functional night light for our toddlers room and stumbled across this DIY low wattage birdhouse lamp. Add a bit of quirk to any room, or group them together to create a feature wall. Get the full instructions… Continue Reading
Rhiannon and her BFF Jenna turned a simple, clear glass cylinder into an elegant luminary using only tissue paper, Elmer's School Glue and a paper punch.… Continue Reading
With a little bit of re-arranging and a playful new accent wall, this kids' bedroom now puts the "fun" in… Continue Reading
(HEY! We're giving away a $200 Home Depot gift card at the bottom of this post! Read on to find out how to win!)
My dad was a jack of all trades as far as DIY was concerned. Plumbing, heating, engine repair. He did just about everything. The one thing he rarely did was make furniture. Only two such projects come to mind: a coffee table that was long gone by the time I came around, and there is the bench you see above. Dad's bench, as we refer to it, was never meant to be a 'beauty' piece, but rather a workbench of sorts for my mother.
It went on the auction block when they downsized about 6 years ago. As I stood watching the auctioneer offer up the bench, I decided I couldn't part with it and entered into a heated bidding war with a total stranger. I paid five bucks for it.
For being 60+ years old, it's in pretty good shape, and, thanks to box nails, it's still super sturdy. All it needed was some… Continue Reading
Choosing affordable decor items for the kiddos is easy enough, but affordable and cool, well that is another story entirely. So today, I have rounded up some of the coolest online decor picks for kids, all under $75. If you have been looking for non-branded, design-y storage options, wall decals, bedding, etc, be sure to bookmark this shopping… Continue Reading
Last week we had a post showcasing a before and after of an MCM dresser that put some people on edge. The purists were ruffled! Today, we have another example that just might keep the pot boiling. Shari made over an MCM dresser set, giving it a 'campaign' feel. A shadow of its former self, the dressers now sport a lively Benjamin Moore teal ocean, corner brackets to give them a campaign feel, and a new base. Visit Turn Style Vogue to… Continue Reading
I'm super, super excited about our Makeover Tour today! It's kids and pets month here at Curbly, and to celebrate we're getting a behind the scenes look at this colorful, personality-filled bedroom any kid (or grown-up) would love. Check it… Continue Reading
This wicker chair was left abandoned and helpless on the side of the road. Fortunately for it, someone with some serious style and DIY design chops brought it home for some much-needed TLC.… Continue Reading
I was on the hunt for a simple sconce for my living room when I ran across a glamorous wall-mounted copper light fixture. I thought for sure it would be exorbitantly expensive. But alas, I clicked on the link and it turns out that I can make one myself! And so can… Continue Reading
When it comes time to decorate a child's bedroom, parents become infinitly more creative and bold with their design decisions. Have you ever noticed that? Maybe it's not true in every case, but I feel like a kid's room is where it feels okay to just let loose, design-wise, and have a little fun. So this roundup is dedicated to all the amazingly inspired kid's bedrooms. Who knows? It may even inspire some of your decorating decisions in other areas of the… Continue Reading