A great find in a little tucked away antique shop? Maybe a hand-me-down from from your aunt? Nope and nope. This mid-century modern bench can be yours for $137 and a little elbow grease.
Everyone has at least one of these old aluminum lawn chairs tucked into a dusty corner of the garage or porch. And every spring you think about how you should really just toss it, but then where would you sit come summer? Sure, you could go out and but new ones, but where's the fun in that?
First up: DIY-Maven's craft room arty abacus uses spools of thread in a creative way:
Have a spare wine barrel lying around? How about turning it into a delicious-smelling coffee table (or, better yet, a wine table, if that weren't a...
This flea market find was in dire need of some TLC. Fortunately, it landed in just the right hands! Ready for the after? Read on!
This month, Krylon is sponsoring a series of thrifty, creative DIY projects:
This eyesore of a bench had seen its day. The outdoors had done its work on the poor thing, and it was showing it. But one DIY-er could see the beauty within this beast and went to work, creating a new garden bench from her old, splintered one.
We've all seen them; they're at every yard sale and garage sale across the globe: plain, boring, or otherwise uninteresting pieces of furniture. But if there's one thing to be learned from our many Makeover Monday posts, it's this: think twice before you pass them up! With a little creativity and skill, the potential to transform those forgotten pieces is virtually limitless!
Sometimes temporary is just what the doctor ordered, but that doesn't mean this line of cardboard furniture from KARTON isn't sturdy and durable. Lightweight? Yes. Easy to assemble? You bet. Poor quality? No such luck.
What do broken doorknobs, salvaged pavement chunks, and pieces of unused sewer pipe all have in common? Some serious - and surprising - DIY decor potential!
Everyone loves a good makeover. We love seeing shabby, worn furniture transformed, or an entire room refreshed and brought back to life. So, what's better than a good makeover? One that sticks to the principles of creative reuse and recycling, limits waste, and doesn't costs buckets of money.
This July, we're focusing on all things thrifty, recycle-y, and makeover-y. To kick it off, here's a collection of not-so-awesome things becoming awesome-r other things:
This shabby door
If you were faced with this existing entertainment center and wanted to use it with that sleek TV, what would you do? After a splurge on the perfect television, one DIY-er had to get creative with her existing furniture and make it work.
We're all familiar with painted dresser makeovers. Heck, we've built up quite a catalog right here on Curbly: some are brightly colored, some have stripes, some have crazy hues hiding in unsuspecting drawers. They're all pretty fabulous, but I think this may be my favorite dresser makeover idea ever!
We've seen stumps and branches turned into stools and side tables, as well as accessories like desk organizers, magnets, and napkin rings, but can a hunk o' tree stand it's own as a room-centering piece like a coffee table?
One of Ana White's readers made a daybed inspired by one spotted at West Elm. This particular model is no longer available, but based upon the price of a similar-looking daybed they offer, it probably cost around $450. This
This week, Linsi from RedefineHome answers some of our best reader-submitted questions.
Happy Monday fellow design lovers. Last week, I put out a request for your design dilemmas and today I’m here to help.
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions, I wish I could have answered them all, and so I hope we get to do this again sometime…
The first question is from dantimdad:
My home is gradually being remodeled. Since I love mid-century modern, it's being set back to it's 60's roots. My question comes from a gift of 8 franciscan starburst salad plates. I can't fathom paying the prices being asked for the rest of the set except for a few key serving pieces. What currently available dishes would you think would coordinate well with this pattern and not break the bank? BTW, I will be building an MCM china cabinet soon to hold the dishes.
I’ve always believed in having a basic collection of white plates and servingware and playing it up with colorful, pattered dishes and linens. I think this concept works perfectly with your Franciscan collection because you definitely want them to be the star (pardon the pun) of the show.
The entryway to my home is small, but I love the idea of having some sort of statement piece present. Every space needs a little interest, but because all the real estate I can offer is in ceiling height I'm mainly limited to a killer light fixture. The second I saw this project for hemp pendant lamps I knew I'd found the one to fit my style. And my champagne tastes can rest easy, knowing that I'll be spending less than on a nice dinner out!
Outdoor dining season is upon us and if your setup is anything like mine (aka nonexistent) or you'd just like to have some fresh outdoor decor, here's a simple DIY project that'll have you hosting summer soirées in no time.
Using Linsi's philosophy that a home should be curated rather than decorated, we've rounded up a few of our favorite pieces from Redefine Home, pieces that we're sure you're going to fall in love with! Ready for our top picks? Read on!
I know, I know. It's June and we're not exactly in the middle of jacket weather. But this DIY industrial coat rack from you_have_broken_the_internet is so genius that I want to run out to the hardware store and make it immediately.