I have a love/hate relationship with banquettes (aka kitchen booth things). I love them because because of their ability to tuck into small spaces yet provide a lot of seating. I hate them because they're built in and can't be moved, unlike furniture. And then there's that "what happens when the dude in the center needs to get out?" thing. "Excuse me.Continue Reading
This is, hands down, one of the coolest DIY desk ideas I've seen in a while. Sure, industrial pipes, trestle legs, and the occasional hairpin-leg-plus-plywood desk are all great projects. But what if you could up the ante with a custom epoxy tabletop? Here's how to do it -- the easy way! Continue Reading
Last week, I shared the results of our fun and quirky master bedroom makeover. (Take a peek here if you missed it!) In it, we included a pair of IKEA nightstands that were treated to a simple yet colorful makeover. Check it out below! Continue Reading
We talk a lot about color here in the Curbly neighborhood, which led me to wonder, is there such a thing as too much color?? Then I started looking for evidence, collecting images of rooms that seem to be on the tipping point. I'll let you decide onto which side they fall....color fail or color fabulous.
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This home office started as a blank box that was just begging for a makeover. The priority was to hide the closet but keep as much storage as possible... wait until you see the creative solution!
Everyone should have a credenza, buffet, or side table somewhere that they can style differently throughout the year. It's great to have a space that is basically just sitting there, waiting for you to try out different styles on it. Think of it like a painter's sketchbook; a place to explore design ideas that you might later develop more fully throughout your house.
This year, we were excited to participate in Sauder's "Put Together" Design Challenge this spring, because few things are as fun as dressing up a piece of furniture and making it your own. Read along to find out my three steps for styling a credenza.Continue Reading
Okay, confession time. I have a lot of random junk in my garage. I love to thrift, so when I come across furniture that has "potential", I buy it and save it for a rainy day. This ugly little metal drawer cabinet has been in my garage for a couple years now collecting dust. I bought it at the Pasadena Flea Market and paid about $20 for it. It was very rusty and had a lot of holes and chipped layers of paint.
As fans of DIY and crafting, I'm guessing we all still have a soft spot for actual paper magazines. Some, Martha Stewart comes to mind, have photography that is pretty enough to be framed. In this case, Nancy decided to skip the frame entirely and transfer images from magazines directly on to canvas. The result is a really coolContinue Reading
Leather (or faux leather, if you prefer) is an interesting material to work with. It's thicker than most fabrics, making it super functional. Not to mention it's quite trendy these days. Here are ten lovely leather DIY projects that will look fantastic in any house or apartment.
Accent furniture is important in making a room feel complete. But it can break the bank when finding the right pieces! Here are 10 ottomans, poufs, and coffee tables that are good-looking and budget-friendly at $60 or under!
I went to IKEA over the weekend (along with everyone else in my city, apparently), and my little DIY blogger brain couldn't help but start 'hacking' everything in the store. Fortunately, there are others out there with a similar mindset and they've already done a lot of the legwork! Here are 10 of our favorite IKEA hacks we've come across recently. Enjoy! Continue Reading
Artist Paul Schick makes art out of twigs. Although that sounds simple enough, I'm sure there's a fair amount of technique involved in his creations. That being said, they are incredibly inspirational, especially if you groove on the organicContinue Reading
Confession: I've always be jealous of people who can take an old piece of furniture and turn it into a quality piece in their home. More so than ever after I came across this before and after by Sarah Hearts. I've seen this style of table here and there at thrift stores, but never wanted it in my home as is (and I didn't know what to do with it). Turns out, you don't have to go overboard to make something look beautiful. A fewContinue Reading
I can't get enough of the tropical foliage trend lately. Here in sunny California, Spring has definitely arrived and Summer is just around the corner. I'm ready to host some backyard BBQs and warm weather brunches. I decided a new tablecloth was a must for this season. This DIY Tropical Leaf Tablecloth is so easy to make and the results are bold and beautiful.