I'll admit it: I'm a sucker for anything that combines leather with pops of bright color. It just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, ya know? So when I spotted this project on Design Milk, I immediately knew I had to try something… Continue Reading
As a kid growing up in the 80's, I most certainly did not use neon subtly. But now that it's 2013 and neon is back, it's important to use it sparingly. Here are ten ways to utilize these bright colors without overwhelming your… Continue Reading
I'm super, super excited about our Makeover Tour today! It's kids and pets month here at Curbly, and to celebrate we're getting a behind the scenes look at this colorful, personality-filled bedroom any kid (or grown-up) would love. Check it… Continue Reading
After recently completing our office makeover, I realized I needed somewhere to put all those random little notes and lists and other office-y bits. You know, something people like to call a "memo board". After looking around, the only options appeared to be giant rectangular boards, emphasis on giant. And rectangular. Since I like to keep things a little quirky (and colorful and covered in pattern), I decided to make my own! … Continue Reading
Last week, I shared some of the inspiring spaces, colors, and artwork behind our office makeover, as well as the paint colors we decided on. You may even remember talk of some neon pink desk legs being thrown into the mix. Well, I wasn't lying! … Continue Reading
I remember making a coil bowl from scrap fabric as a kid -- it turned out terribly. Now that my dexterity and attention to detail and general craftin' skillz have increased, I really want to give this trendy neon version a go.… Continue Reading
Making your own printed textiles couldn't be easier (or more fun)! So, grab a potato or two and let's start stampin'.
Just like with that awesome potato print wall art, this project involves carving the desired shape into a potato and then stamping to your heart's content. But this time, you'll use acrylic craft paint on a clean tea towel. Easy, right?
I love the simple geometric pattern Lexy from The Proper Pinwheel used… Continue Reading
In my house, white walls are de rigueur. Why? Well, mostly cause my landlord says so, but I also dig the fresh, clean Scandinavian vibe they lend. But, with pure white walls and lots of white furniture, I try to bring in pops of color with accessories whenever I can so I don't feel like I'm living in an art museum. So, I love to take store-bought materials and add a little extra color for a customized, handmade look. I've had these… Continue Reading
As an avid note-taker and a prolific list-maker, I feel like I'm constantly on the hunt for scraps of paper to jot things down on. So when I spied these DIY notebooks in NEON PINK and GOLD (!!!), I got a little excited at the… Continue Reading
In case you hadn't noticed, I am totally into DIY vase projects lately! From paper polygons to faux milk glass, I can't get enough of 'em. So, of course I was excited when I spotted this easy string-wrapped vase project -- the pops of neon are perfect for… Continue Reading
Metallics have been all the rage for the last few years, but 2011 was the year they really shined (heh). So, like any dutiful design blogger, I decided to apply the trend to a simple DIY project and even mixed in some paint dipping shenanigans to boot! It's a regular ol' trend explosion up in this joint--but classy, of course. Always classy.
This faux-porcelain, (faux) gold-dipped bowl (well, it's more of a dish, really), is capital E-A-S-Y. My clay molding skills haven't been put to much use since I was about the age of 7, and even I could pull this off. If you're ready to dive in and start DIYing your way to trend heaven, here's what you'll… Continue Reading
Perfect for upcoming Halloween crafts, safety, or for the emerging knitting/rave scene (it could happen....), Bernat's has introduced glow-in-the-dark yarn. Available in six shades, it'd be great from the obvious spider-web creation to full-blown crocheted trick-or-treat costumes (though I suggest you get started). I look forward to seeing some finished and fully-charged projects.