Light fixtures are my favorite things to update in a space. The only problem is that they can be so expensive. Light fixture DIY can be intimidating but it is becoming so common that stores like Lowes and Home Depot are helping out more and more with great parts and foundational fixtures to get people started. A simaliar store-bought version of this fixture is pricey but check out how this DIY version is not that hard and very affordable.
Becky Lamb gets it: no matter what some people may say, crafting stuff out of wood pallets will continue to be popular. Her love of the humble shipping staple started a long time ago with a DIY shelf. Her love affair has culminated into a complete book packed with 25+ rustic projects using them, and they just might be the inspiration you need to finally start making stuff out of those pallets you've...
Don't you love it when a friend admires something in your home and you can puff your chest out a bit and admit that you made it yourself? That's exactly what will happen with this pretty pretty pitcher. And it's just as easily removable as it was to create in the first place!
If you're looking for small gift ideas for the holidays, this DIY project would be a perfect hostess gift and/or something for the chef in your life. Bonus! It will only take a few minutes to make and costs just $5. Sold? Me too.
Here at Curbly, we're fans of IKEA hacks. It's fun to see others take something ordinary and put their own creative spin on it. And after seeing this bar cart transformation, I'm ready to make this version for myself! You have to see what it looks like now in all its coffee-serving glory!
I have an 18 inch wide pantry and this is how it has looked lately. We moved into our house with big dreams of a future kitchen renovation but until then, we must function out of very little storage. This pantry will some day be gone so I have no desire to spend tons of time and money modifying it to awesomeness. I honestly don't think it could get there anyway. My goal was to go to the store, grab some storage solutions and bring myself home the things that will make my pantry more usable.
This 158 year old Manhattan townhouse had seen better days, but its new owners recognized its potential. You won't believe your eyes when you see how they transformed the kitchen. Click through to see how it turned out!
The lovely thing about IKEA's Tarva dressers--besides their low sticker price--is their blank-canvas quality. They can easily be painted and stained to make them one of a kind creations. Katie, from Addicted 2 DIY can attest to this, as she not only (eventually) painted and stained her Tarva 3-drawer dresser, she took its makeover to the extreme by breaking out the power tools and turning it into a bar cabinet, complete
The cons of this kitchen are pretty obvious... old wallpaper, mismatched cabinets, and dated colors and finishes. But not for long. Once the new owners got their hands on this foreclosure, it became a whole new space. Keep reading to check it out.
Ready for a weekend DIY to try? Turn these supplies above into a wine rack in a matter of minutes. Curious to know how? Click through to find out.
Bet you didn't think you could make your own cheese knives, right? That it's something to only be bought at the store? Welp! These faceted knives are cool as a cucumber and easy to create!
'Tis the season! It's getting colder and that means you can walk around with a mug in hand filled with a warm beverage every hour of the day. And nobody will judge you. Triple points if your mug looks like one of these!
Happy Back to the Future Day. (The day Marty McFly travels to in the second installment of the franchise.) The talking heads have been going absolutely tweaky pointing out the successes of the movie's prognostications (visit Gawker to see 14 things that came true, and, yes, there's a hoverboard
Jamie came into possession of this old, broken, wooden crate via her grandmother's basement. She wasn't sure what she was going to do with it until she spotted Joanna Gaines' Dutch Tulip
Remember these things?? About ten years ago, everybody had one. Then televisions grew skinny and started popping up on walls. Nobody needed big old cabinets--excuse me, entertainment centers--anymore and they started appearing in thrift stores and on Craigslist in every city in the country. But Jann kept hers, figuring
One technique I've yet to try is epoxy--the clear kind, not the wood filler and glue kind. I guess I've always thought it was tricky--you know...bubbles. But Beth's tutorial of
Hate oak cabinetry? Most people these days seem to, or feel that they are expected to hate it. However, the people who own the kitchen pictured above didn't and weren't afraid to admit their preference. They liked oak's "refined rustic/craftsman style." So, when it came time to
This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We'll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.
Um, yeah. I think I got a different memo than everybody else for this whole Curbly Pumpkin Challenge, because I went, like, off the rails. But it's not my fault. Really. I was just having too much fun
I'll admit it: I don't really like carving pumpkins. I always have grand plans, but by the time you head to the patch, select just the right one, gorge on popcorn balls, look for the carving tools, spread the newspaper, and begin the epic cleanout process...I'm kinda over it.
When stylist Peter Dolkas decided to re-do the kitchen in his rental, he had no qualms about painting the cabinets. As for his landlord? She didn't know what was happening until after the makeover was