One of my main challenges as a creative person (I like to think of myself as such!) is the mess that comes along with it. It seems to me like a good solution to the constant moving of project piles would be a good storage solution, like this DIY desk.
With our warm winters, we don't have a need for a coat rack. In fact, the coat closet in our condo is home to our camping gear because the very idea of having designated square footage for coats is silly when it is 72 degrees outside (which did make for an awkward situation when we had people over for dinner and they handed me their light jackets... I just stood there like an idiot holding them instead). Even so, this fun idea doesn't take up storage space, and is pretty fun to look at too.
I have a starburst mirror hanging in my bedroom above the bed, and my husband is always making some comment on how he is sure he will die from being impaled by one of the "rays" in the middle of the night. He's so supportive of my home decorating. I also love utensil art, as we've seen in my kitchen before. You can imagine, then, that I'd appreciate this DIY utensil starburst mirror!
Shame on those sneaky grocers with their grocery store tricks. You probably know the one about them keeping the more expensive brands at eye level, but did you hear about the no dollar sign trick? Leaving the $ sign off
I'm sure there are some of you out there with a great bottle cap stash, or could easily accumulate caps after a party of some kind. So, what can you do with so many caps? How about your own custom serving tray?
One of my biggest pet peeves when I'm visiting someone for the first time is trying to find the miniscule house numbers next to the front door, garage, or wherever. The frustration alone is enough to scrap the trip altogether. Here's a unique idea for displaying house numbers that would draw even me right in!
It's time to cozy up for fall! Turn wool blankets into repurposed window shades in a few easy steps--then sit back and bask in the warmth of your handiwork!
I love art, lovelovelove it. If I could cover all my walls and even the back of my eyelids in art, I would. Instead, I have an ever-growing stack of prints and drawings that aren't seeing the light of day. Why?? Because framing those bad boys is EXPENSIVE. So, when I spotted this simple DIY framing solution that brings the price to around $5 a piece, I kid you not, I could hear my stack of art rejoicing. Their time has finally come!
We've shared quite a few mason jar projects here on Curbly (did you see our roundup of 15 awesome uses for mason jars?) and we've even highlighted a purchasable sun jar, too. Of course, it couldn't be too long before we found a DIYable version, right? Well, at least not if the industrious people of the Internet have their way. So, if you haven't yet exhausted your supply of jars from all those other rad projects and are looking for a fun, eco-friendly lighting solution, read on!
We've all seen them: hideous paintings that look to have come from a dentist's office circa 1991. Thrift store specialties! But before you pass by these massive works of, um, art, consider their inherent value. A new canvas is expensive. A sad thrift store painting is not. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Let's fix this thing with some DIY art!
We've established an infatuation with paint chips on Curbly, it just can't be avoided! Here's another great idea for paint chips: little matchbook-style notepads!
I'm all about inexpensive updates around the house. They are far more justifiable and brag-worthy, in my opinion! Take this faux transom as an example- more light, more architectural detail, and more brownie points. See how easily it was done!
When you thought you have seen them all, another pendant light takes the spotlight. This one, made of playing cards, really ups the ante when it comes to DIY lighting.
All this talk of kitchens and cooking spaces and whatnot has me looking around at all the ways to spruce up my dining room. I got a little sidetracked when I saw this alternate use for a cheap plastic placemat. Forget the kitchen, we're headed to the bedroom.