I wanted my house to be a fun place for trick-or-treaters of all ages to come. My son loves Batman so I decided a bat was probably on the non-scary side of halloween. I have been loving the neon light trend starting to happen in the design world, but I didn't like the price tag. I decided to attempt a neon-llke Bat sign out of pegboard and flex LED lights.
Just because fall is upon us, it doesn't mean that we have to abandon the patio and retreat inside. There are plenty of ways to add warmth - both literally and figuratively - to your outdoor space. Here of ten of our favorite pieces that will help you do just that.
Jamie came into possession of this old, broken, wooden crate via her grandmother's basement. She wasn't sure what she was going to do with it until she spotted Joanna Gaines' Dutch Tulip
I don't know what I was doing back in 2011 when this leaf lantern tutorial was posted, but I totally missed it. I mean, seriously...leaves, wax
This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We'll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.
I am having so much fun playing with cement. It's such an inexpensive material and there are so many possibilities for projects. I also love the durable, rough nature of cement. Something about it's raw look and feel adds a cool, relaxed feeling to your decor. It's definitely not a pretentious material.
I love having a little splash of decor outside my home to give folks an idea of what might be going on inside. These fun BOO garden stakes add just a hint of fright to my yard for Halloween. I'm not big of the gory and super scary this time of year, so these playful letters are just right for me.
Click through to see the full how-to, so you can create some custom cement garden stakes for your yard.
I used to be afraid of spray paint. Not the paint, really, but the potential for globs and drips. But spray paint has come a long way in just the past five years or so, and continued practice using it has alleviated those fears entirely. I'm guessing millions of others feel the same, which is just one reason spray paint has become the best DIY material every invented. (Okay, maybe ONE of the best DIY materials ever invented.) And our roundup proves it. From the expected to the totally UN-expected, spray
It's that time of year to shift into cozy mode. And, for me, cozy goes hand in hand with rustic, so that's the thread that runs through all these fall decor ideas to
Now that September is half over, I think I'm in my right to start getting giddy for Halloween. Oh yes, my pretties, it is a most wonderful holiday. Costumes, candy, and ghosts. Creepy, ethereal ghosts. That's where this amazing trio of faux ectoplasm comes in. Made
Can you guess what this planter used to be? The shape coupled with the fall mums tucked inside should give it away. Have a guess?
Concrete seems to be the hot new material these days... it's being used to make everything from planters to candle holders to door stops. Here are twenty gorgeous concrete projects for your home.
We live in the Midwest where everyone drives, yet my husband chooses to ride his bicycle to work whenever he can. Our garage is too small to accommodate it, and I get a little frustrated when he parks it right inside the front door and we have to maneuver around it all evening.
Bicycles are architecturally stylish, and often valuable, so why not create storage that puts them on display? Here are some creative ways to incorporate bicycle storage into a room's design.
Even without the handy "translate" button, we can easily decipher the technique used to create these delightful hexi concrete candle holders. Plasticware--one of the cylindrical 'shot' variety and
It might LOOK like a garden shed, but it's not. Not by a long shot! Can you guess what might be inside? A child's playhouse, perhaps? Nope. How about a studio space? Not that either. Give up? Take a
Occasionally, I'll see a kid's backyard playhouse and think about how it would make a cool office, but it's rare. So, when I saw the after version of this basic playhouse, I had to a double take to make sure it wasn't an actual house. Want to see how it turned out?
The backyard is a great place to experiment with color - outdoor pillows, tablecloths and chair cushions can all be switched out relatively inexpensively. So go for it... give color a try for your next BBQ or backyard party! Here are ten of our favorite colorful backyards to inspire you.
Growing up, it seemed as if my parents were always entertaining. A couple of times a month, they and their friends would gather around the table outside in our backyard for quality food and quality conversation. My sisters and I would always help with the prep, but then we never got to join in the fun. Those adults and their rules! Now that I'm older, I've tried to follow in my mom's footsteps when it comes to the Alfresco dining situation. Here are a few of my fave simple tips on how to pull off your own Alfresco dinner party!
In our on-going effort to help concrete and it's cousins pavers and cinder blocks maintain their incredible popularity, we've put together 10 projects
I don't have a lot of tree cover in my backyard, so I've been in hot pursuit of a way to create shade... and I thought I'd share my findings with you in case you're in the same boat! Keep reading to check out ten of my favorite DIY ways to create backyard shade.
Whenever my husband and I are entertaining outside (which is a lot!), we like to have games to keep our guests having a good time. There are the classics like frisbee and football, but how fun are these game ideas? The giant Jenga? I'm sure that's a crowd-pleaser!