I don't know about you, but I grew up with a few of these (except the sewing version) floating around the house, due to my mom being a professional seamstress. Now that she's upgraded to fancy metal ones, I almost wish we would have kept some of her old wood yard sticks so I could use them for a project... in the kitchen?
We are all doing our best to avoid the plastic bags at grocery stores, right? Instead of buying a reuseable bag at the check-out line, how about thumbing through the closet to bring new purpose to an old wardrobe staple?
I spend half of dinner prep trying to yank my utensil drawer open. Our shallow drawers don't lend well to my soup ladles. This is why I loved this simple solution to organizing kitchen utensils.
When the ottoman of her dreams was snatched away from beneath her nose, one DIY-er put her abilities to work to make one bland coffee table (above) the reincarnation of The One That Got Away.
If I were to tell you that this builder-basic chandelier was really a diamond in the rough and you'd want it in every room of your house, would you believe me? What if I told you the key to success was a few metal baskets? See for yourself.
So... let's say you just finished up an epic weekend of tree pruning and yard clearing, or just happen to have a pile of sticks and logs hanging around. If you're a resourceful Curblier, you know there's something to be done with all that yard waste besides tossing it or turning it into a giant bonfire. But what? We have the answer below!
Okay you guys. If there was ever a "Why didn't I think of that?!" project, this is it! I mean, we're talking beyond brilliant, beyond clever, and beyond EASY. This DIY idea is just plain smart.
Ok, so my title is ridiculously cheesy. But really, taking crates and mounting them on the outside of your house? Definitely more exciting.
Last week, we shared a budget-friendly wall art idea that used doilies and cupcake liners. This week, we're back in log land (What can we say? We love logs!) with this super simple, super affordable art project!
When I first spotted this image on Flickr, I fell in love with the idea immediately. What a beautiful installation this would make in a guest room, living room, or even the master bedroom! It's soft and whimsical, crafty and nostalgic all at the same time. Can you guess what it's made of?
Last week, we showed you how to give a thrift store lamp base a quick and easy update but what if it's not the base that needs help? If you have a lamp with a shade that's seen better days consider treating it to this easy no-sew makeover!
Thrift stores and Estate sales aren't the only places for a great find: Monica brought home this boring multi-paned window from a salvage yard and transformed it using everyone's favorite space enhancers: mirrors.
It's no secret that we all have pieces in our homes that we once loved and now are just tired of looking at. Maybe they're tucked away in a closet because we feel guilty about tossing them just yet, or they're still out because you've yet to buy a replacement piece, or maybe they're in the Goodwill pile in your guest room (Guilty.). But sometimes all it takes is a glimmer of potential to renew your love of something. Like, oh, say maybe a plain ceramic lamp.
Two things I look for in an outdoor project: inexpensive and with a modern look. This bird feeder constructed out of reclaimed lamp globes fits the bill on both counts, and manages to defy gravity all at the same time – want to know the secret to making your own?
A home isn't complete without art on the walls but let's face it: art can be expensive, not to mention the potential cost of framing said pieces. If your bare walls are screaming out for a little art lovin', we've got a DIY solution that'll make a big impact on your space - not your wallet!
With a budget dedicated to the practical essentials, splurging on original art or custom framing wasn't really an option for Jordan...