There's something so appealing to me about an IKEA hack. I love the idea of transforming a mass produced piece into a customized, one-of-a-kind item that nobody else has. And there are a lot of great ones kicking around the internet right now. Here are ten useful ones.
Got any confetti left over from your New Years eve celebration? No? No biggie. Any party store will have more. And you probably already have on hand the rest of the supplies you'll need to make this crazy cute and clever decorative bowl. JulietaContinue Reading
Forget using your hand to make a turkey--that was so last century. Now use that incredibly useful appendage to explore drawing in 3-D. The process is much simpler than you might imagine, but the outcome is kinda mind-blowing, especially when considering all it takes to do itContinue Reading
A few months ago, I used a metal shelving system from Sauder to tame some of the clutter in my workspace. Now that I've moved to a new place, I've found a couple new uses for this same exact shelf, and I'm happy to share the results.
If you didn't know it by now, you can do amazing things with clay, and these colorful coasters by Oh Joy are proof! In less than an hour you can have a bright new addition to your coffee/dinner tables that would look great all year long. And if you've never worked with clay before, don't sweat it-- this project is the perfect place to start.
These would also be great to make if you're hosting guests on NewContinue Reading
This sequin-lined lampshade from DaWanda is like a perpetual celebration of New Year's Eve. Available in a variety of sequin colors, the lampshade clocks in at 86.90 Euros (about $106 US), but it looks like the maker doesn't ship to the US. What's a Yankee to do? Make one, of course. A black lampshade is easy to find, ($49 on Amazon), and justContinue Reading
When we first moved into our house, we found that the previous owners left behind a gift: an old tire in the attic space of the garage. We were so touched, not. Hauling it to the recycling center was just another thing to add to the money pit's to-do list. Now I wish we would have kept it as old, dejectedContinue Reading
When it comes to furniture makeovers, it seems that more often than not, the simplest changes can have the most impact. The idea of buying a less than perfect piece in hopes making it over to use in your home on a daily basis can seem overwhelming at times, but like Francois et Moi's thrift store table makeover, sometimes all a piece needs is a fresh coat of paint and an easy hardware change. Continue Reading
Generally, grandfather clocks are not topics of conversation in the Curbly neighborhood. However, because we all enjoy a makeover, here are two that might make you consider how a staple in the traditional 1970's homeContinue Reading
Burlap is one of those materials that I always forget about, but it's really quite versatile. And it's especially prevalent this time of year. Here are ten super creative ways to decorate your home with burlap this holiday season.
Even if you're not a fan of Fornasetti, the technique Mark Montano uses to turn an inexpensive IKEA dining chair into a work of art is more than kinda brilliant. First, he shot the chair withContinue Reading
Rope, concrete, and an empty milk carton or two are all you need to make your own version of these modern door stoppers! Continue Reading
I find that items for the home often make the best gifts. And handmade? Even better! Here's a list of ten of my very favorite handmade gifts from a variety of Etsy sellers.