A local nursery, Bachman's, sponsors an 'Idea House' every spring, fall and 'holiday', providing onlookers with a wealth of design inspiration. In 2011, their Spring Idea House featured the most darling wreath ever made of tiny terra cottaContinue Reading
I'll admit it, the wreath on my front door is leftover from last winter. So I decided that it was high time to make a colorful new summer one to freshen up the entryway. Here are ten pretty ideas that I'm using as my inspiration.
School's out, and the dog days of summer are here... don't let the kids even have the chance to get bored. Try out these fun craft projects using recycled materials that you probably have laying around the house. And you'll be doing our earth a favor while you're at it!
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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 love and some Moroccan spice.Continue Reading
Summer break is always fun at first, but sometimes as the novelty wears off and the days get hotter, the kids need some help finding things to do. Make sure they don't utter the phrase "I'm bored" ever again with these enjoyable games and activities. Continue Reading
In a screened-in porch on a day bed. I can't imagine a more lovely place to spend a summer afternoon curled up with a good book. But, as of now, there is no screened-in porch in sight, so this how-to will have to be bookmarked for later reference. Unless, of course, I petition to put one Continue Reading
I swear, succulents and cacti get all the good DIY planters these days! (Probably because they're cute and sculptural and hardy as all get out.) They certainly look great in these hanging macrame eggshell pots, though! Continue Reading
The internet has been home to plenty of DIY projects that involve pallets. In fact, we've featured quite a few here on Curbly as well. I don't think I've ever seen one used to create a playhouse for the kiddos though. Until now. Check out this clever way to build a cozy fort-like oasis for kids. Continue Reading
When I adopted my puggle, Charlie, two years ago, one of the biggest surprises was how much stuff I needed to get for him...and how expensive everything was. So of course, the logical solution was to start making things... and you can too! Here are ten of my favorite projects.
Father's Day is right around the corner (June 16th, mark your calendars!). If you're planning on making your old man a gift this year, here are 25 DIY gift ideas that are sure to make the occasion a memorable one! Continue Reading