I love free-hanging pendant lights like this one: they're so versatile and are a great, non-permanent way to bring light into just about any space. It's fun to see all the different variations people come up with, too. I'm especially digging this beaded version from Camille Styles! Continue Reading
Scott Valentine is an up-cycling genius. He takes old trunks, suitcases and other vintage things and turns them into something new and amazing. Enter into evidence the old Seapack suitcase pictured above. It was made by Hartmann circa WWII. Scott decided to turn itContinue Reading
This, my friends, marks my 4000th post on Curbly. To celebrate, I thought I'd cull through my how-to originals and round up some of my favorites and tell you what became of them.
I turned an old (and heavy) tripod into floor lamp for my office back in 2007. It's still here, and I still love it. Although it'sContinue Reading
A few years ago, designer/maker Christopher Stuart hit the ground running with his book DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide. I reviewed it for Curbly, giving it a glowing shout-out. When Christopher's followup book appeared in my mailbox last week, my first thought was, "more of the same?" The answer to thatContinue Reading
You wouldn't know it by looking at the supplies list, but as it turns out, you can make a sophisticated, sculptural hanging pendant light using the materials pictured above. Believe me, I was surprised too. Take a look. Continue Reading
We've all seen a lampshade or two like this at an estate sale or thrift store, and just passed it by. Let's face it, these shades aren't the cutest, but there is an easy way to take these lampshades from dated to trendy. Want to know how? Continue Reading