First that outdoor deck/daybed makeover and now these outdoor star lanterns... I think it's safe to say we're itching for warmer weather! While sunshine and blue skies are still a few weeks (or months) off, that doesn't mean we can't start perfecting our paper-folding skills. I, for one, am definitely going to try my hand at these paper star lanterns! Continue Reading
Hard-wiring overhead lighting can be intimidating for a DIYer, which is why floor lamps are often the preferred way to go when you want overhead light. However, 'conversation area' type floor lamps can be really expensive. Nice to know we can make one using a branch and some hanging lights. Here's a few lamp alternatives I foundContinue Reading
My mom and dad--and grandma and grandpa--all shared the same obsession with empty coffee cans. They didn't meet one with which they could part. It's rubbed off on me, I'm afraid. Conversations surrounding the topic in my house go something like this:
Him, while holding up an old coffee can stashed in some corner Continue Reading
I know the words "stylish" and "zip tie" don't often go together, but in the case of this DIY lamp shade I think they work mighty fine! I might even throw "quirky", "artsy", and "totally awesome" into the mix. Just sayin'. Continue Reading
Last weekend my honey and I were rethinking the placement of our kitchen table. We turned it 180 degrees with one short end of its rectangular top very close to a wall. Seeing it there, I had a thought: Lamp. I ran and scrounged up a little 'save for later' lamp I had tucked in our guest room closet. I put in it very low-watt CFL and set the lamp in the center of the table. As soon as I flicked the switch, my boo and I grinned. It lookedContinue Reading
Katie bought this black, stick, floor lamp from Target. She decided to glam it up with some very UNglamorous items, which included, among other things, a bunch of 2-liter Coke bottles and duct tape. Get ready, cuz this is gonna blow your mind....Continue Reading
Remember the plastic spoon rose? Turns out that is just the tip of the iceberg as far as spoon-crafting is concerned. Take for example these (dare I say?) gorgeous spoon pendent lights.
It's bedroom month here and we're kicking things off in full Curbly fashion with a roundup of our favorite DIY bedroom projects! From headboards to lighting, we've got ten ideas to help make your life easier, more stylish, and even more restful. Ready? Let's go! Continue Reading
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I'm beholding some very goofy lamps out there all ripe for makeovers. Thank goodness for spray paint!
Tiff's makeover, pictured above, cost less than six dollars to complete. Before it looked heavy and rather masculine. After...not so much.
We get a two-fer Continue Reading
Along with tin robots, I have a vintage camera collection (or had--I've given many of them away to people who love them even more). I would have never, ever in a million years thought it was possible to turn them into nightlights, though. I mean, how brilliant is that?? Continue Reading
We get really, really excited about DIY lighting projects here at Curbly, so narrowing down our HUGE collection of awesome ideas to ten was a tough task. In the end, we chose our favorite high-impact, low-cost projects. Here they are in order of most difficult to easiest (they're all pretty easy, though)! Enjoy! Continue Reading