What do you do with three mismatched chairs you thrifted at different times?? Why, make a colorful chair bench, of course!
Roll out! Or roll away. Or roll open, shut, or partially closed at a jaunty angle. All this (and more!) is possible with this colorful DIY coffee table. Say goodbye to storage woes, my friends... and just keep rollin'.
Holly of the Almost 40 Year Old Intern writes, " I am in the midst of a career change, going from being a movie marketing execto starting over as an interior design intern at 39." So, friends, you better believe Holly needs herself a fine home office. But, as a city dweller in Los Angeles, spare bedrooms or designated workspaces aren't always just available for the taking, so she got creative, and built and amazing office in her closet. It's not big, but it's so lively that no one would mind spending the day in there.
This clock, available at The Museum Shop of the Art Institute Chicago, is called the Do-It-Yourself Flower Wall Clock. The DIY thing about it is that you arrange the petals in any way you choose. However, those petals really reminded me of the
Breathe new life into thrift store or garage sale finds all while making little ones happy with this easy DIY play kitchen idea!
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