Even though outdoor/plant/garden projects were so last month*, I had to share this adorable little DIY planter idea. Mostly because it's so simple and awesome, but also because it could make a sweet Mother's Day gift, too! Continue Reading
Hellllloooo! This is one of the coolest ideas I've seen in a long time. In related news, it looks like I better plan a trip to the thrift store STAT (you know... for some glassware I can experiment on just in case something goes horribly wrong)! Continue Reading
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.
Kristy snagged the wingback chair pictured above* on Craigslist. She was impressed by its condition and quality; what she wasn't impressed with was the color. She considered having reupholstered, but the $500 to $700 price tag wasn't in the budget. So, what did Kristy do? She painted the chair--fabric and all. The supplies she used weren't anything specialContinue Reading
Cinco de Mayo is this weekend and if you're looking to add a little extra pizzazz to the party, here are seven mini piñatas to make, give, or decorate the town with! Continue Reading
Jen found some great sconces to fit the nautical inspired theme in her daughter's room, but the sconces were specifically for outdoor use. While the look was right, they weren't so practical for bed-side reading. With some additions from the hardware store, Jen made those outdoor lights suitable for their new indoor setting.
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:Continue Reading
Eskimimi Makes has shared two very clever uses for--of all things--forks. One is a method for making perfect little pom-poms. The other a technique for making small, perfectly shaped bows. If we need larger bows and pom-poms, we could opt for serving forks. Clever, no??
As soon as I spotting this bird feeder in Fern Richardson's beautiful, new book Small-Space Container Gardens, I immediately had to ask her publisher, Timber Press, if I could share it with my fellow Curbliers. Okay, yeah, it's a bird feeder and Fern's book is about small space gardening, but she does devote an entire chapter on attracting birds, bees and butterflies to tiny gardens. So there. Now, on to the tutorial!Continue Reading