In preparation for our baby this fall, I'm searching the web high and low for nursery inspiration. Here are ten nursery makeovers that have got me itching to nest!
When it comes time to decorate a child's bedroom, parents become infinitly more creative and bold with their design decisions. Have you ever noticed that? Maybe it's not true in every case, but I feel like a kid's room is where it feels okay to just let loose, design-wise, and have a little fun. So this roundup is dedicated to all the amazingly inspired kid's bedrooms. Who knows? It may even inspire some of your decorating decisions in other areas of the house.
Nurseries and kids' rooms are great places to put your DIY skills to good use. Surrounding them with color and creativity when they are young will encourage them to grow up to be DIY'ers just like us! Here are ten great projects to get you started.
Our little girl is turning four next week, and we're in full party planning mode. This year's planning is especially interesting since we're living in a house with no kitchen, and in various but consistent states of complete chaos. Nevertheless, it's our four-year-old's birthday, and there will be a rockin' little kids' birthday... in, um, an octogenarian par-tay room.
I'm a father to two little people. Since my eldest is only 2.5 years old, this limits a lot of the craft projects out there that require power tools (though the man in me can't wait till he comes of age to enjoy them!). This simple project is something we can tackle together and relatively safe (look, no scissors!) and particularly festive.
It's suggested that you use a hotglue gun, but you can substitute a safer adhesive if...
How cute is this little wood veneer mobile?? I kind of want to make a million of them... and then, I guess, give them away? I don't know what I'd do with a million adorable mobiles. But, gosh darnit, I want to make 'em!
I have three little girls, two of which are very good at distributing toys, clothes, and books all over the house. After too many days of me chasing after them and cleaning up their messes, it was time to put them in charge of pulling some of the weight around the house. My sanity depended on it.
So, how do we distribute chores among children at different developmental stages? Here are a few tips, and printable helps, to encourage you in the process.
Dutch industrial designer Lucas Maassen painstakingly creates smooth, straight-lined designs, flawless and contemporary in their construction, then pays his kids to mess it up.
"Thijme (9 years old), Julian and Maris (both 7 years old) work in compliance with Dutch child labor laws. This means, they’re limited to working only three hours per week. The three sons work every Tuesday 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a 15-minute break in between. They receive €1 per furniture piece completed and have employee benefits such as 12 vacation days per year and receive a 5% salary vacation allowance per annum."
Watch this excellent video to see the boys in action:
Instead of the run-of-the-mill baby nurseries that are in every catalog out there, this mom-to-be wanted her little guy's nursery to have something extra that would stand out and grow up with the baby. That called for something a little more masculine than Winnie the Pooh.
It's no secret: custom window treatments are EXPENSIVE. Excessively so, it seems. That's why I flipped my lid when I spotted this tutorial for making your own DIY cornices (those fancy box-like things at the top) for about $15 a piece. Yes, fifteen dollars.
Here at Curbly, we love a good magnet, especially if we can make a bunch and make 'em ourselves. What could possibly be better than that? Super colorful magnets made from recycled materials that allow for spontaneous creativity and fun in the kitchen! Sold? Read on!
You can read the story behind this series and the first part here. Click here to read the second, third and fourth edition of this series. As I was bouncing of ideas for this edition in my head, I thought back to what I made when I started sewing again. Duh!....why didn't I think of it earlier. It was a supecute halter-neck dress with a lined bodice. It looked great on little one and was pretty easy to make. You can...
Fluffy pastel animals: take a hike! This may be one of the manliest baby nurseries I've ever seen.
Yes, makeovers plural! And yes, they're all ultimate! Don't believe me? Read on.
This basement renovation took a little over a year, but I'm willing to bet the "after" is what little kids' dreams are made of!