September is Exploring Creative Materials month, here on Curbly, and the material that I love experimenting with more than any other is concrete. So when I discovered this new concrete product that essentially turns concrete into shapeable clay, I decided to put it to the test to see exactly what kind of projects can be made with this stuff. And that's where the PVC fittings come into play. Want to see what I made? Click through to check it out.
Lately I've had benches on the mind; they're sort of like the grandfather of all seating furniture. I mean, when you think about it, almost anything's a bench, if you just find a way to sit on it. So I started looking for DIY bench ideas to try. Specifically, I wanted something of the concrete-and-wood variety, with a sleek profile and a sturdy frame. Read on to hear all about it.
Concrete seems to be the hot new material these days... it's being used to make everything from planters to candle holders to door stops. Here are twenty gorgeous concrete projects for your home.
Concrete counters. It's not a new idea to the internet, but it's always been one I've been partial to. I love seeing the different variations DIYers take on a concrete countertop, and this WHITE take is my new favorite. Definitely keeping this tutorial in the back of my mind for the day we own a kitchen!
This weekend project will have you digging through your recycling bin. Create minimal concrete planters using a milk carton as the mold and head over to the home improvement store to pick plants while you're waiting for the concrete to dry.
Before you head out for the weekend, here's one last DIY to try. Make a concrete desk from scratch to bring a more modern look into your office.
Concrete furniture is here to stay. The trend is sticking around and the furniture itself can last a long, long time! These DIY stools look so easy to make and I'm envisioning an army of them in my backyard for extra seating!
It's safe to assume that concrete can never go out of style. The stuff is so versatile and you can make it as modern or as traditional as you like! And we love when you bring concrete in the garden! Here are 10 unique and inspiring outdoor spaces that were created with concrete, tile, or another medium specific to construction!
Concrete projects are always amongst the coolest DIYs I see, but the material can seem a little bit intimidating to work with, at first glance. Luckily though, its not nearly as difficult as you may think. In fact, its actually quite simple. Want to see how you can create your own concrete DIY projects, including geometric bookends and more, the easy way? Click through for the full tutorial.
With a quick trip to the home improvement store, you can create any one of these DIY concrete projects, on your own. Make concrete candle holders, planters, coasters, and more. See all seven DIY concrete projects now.
Looking for a simple way to update just about any piece of IKEA furniture? The answer lies in a bag dry cement!
Rope, concrete, and an empty milk carton or two are all you need to make your own version of these modern door stoppers!
I don't know about you, but I feel like an evening get together outdoors just isn't complete without the warmth and mystique of a well-made fire. Unfortunately, fire pits can be quite pricey, but with a few simple materials you can make your own for a fraction of the cost. Here are 6 modern DIY fire pit ideas for just about any skill level!
Spring is (finally) in the air, bringing a nearly insatiable desire to get outside and start sprucing up my outdoor living space. The first project on my list? Making one of these awesome cinder block and wood slat benches!
I've been telling my husband how much I love concrete counters. They are so industrial, but still manage to make a kitchen seem cozy. I wanted to tackle something like this in our future kitchen and spotted the perfect online tutorial! What do you think of the concrete? Yay or nay?
Hanging planters have taken a lot of different forms as DIY projects, but a hanging plant stand? That's something I haven't seen before!
I love the look of concrete counters but I'm renting at the moment, so it's not really option to make big changes like that. Luckily, I just found this DIY for a concrete credenza that might tide my over, for now. I love this transformation.
I'm still very much on a concrete kick and this easy DIY wall hook project is at the top of my "mix it in a bucket and make it now" list!
Sibylle from Funkytime knows the way to my heart: gleaming copper and smooth-as-butter concrete! The two materials just contrast so perfectly, ya know? I'm especially loving how she's combined them in this super functional DIY coat rack.