Is there anything more rewarding in the DIY world than using reclaimed materials to make something? Seriously. A dejected object on a layover to a landfill is spotted by a keen eye. The object is swooped up and turned into something marvelous, getting a second chance on life and love. (We should all be so lucky.) The reclaimed materials featured in these 20 projects were the main characters of such fairytales. They now act as...
Whether you're excited about it or not, fall is almost upon us and it's time to start thinking about transitioning our outdoor spaces into the new season. So today we're sharing ten great tips for making your patio, deck or porch feel warm and cozy for autumn.
Have some old leaky garden hoses on hand? Grab some black zip ties and start coiling them up into a funky-cool outdoor rug. Yes, the result would probably be a heavy rug, but that also means it would stay in place! It would be a perfect companion to
As we transition into the autumn season, I'm taking a look at my own outdoor patio and thinking of little updates that could be made. When thinking of fall, the rustic look automatically comes to mind so I've rounded up a handful of stylish rustic outdoor decorations!
Today is the last day of my Curbly guest posting spree. I'm so happy I got to share my Curiosity Bone Vase, Printable Watercolor Art and DIY Coasters with you all. For my last post, I'm really excited to share this DIY S'mores atio "grill." S'mores are one of my favorite parts of summer - but city ordinances in my hometown don't allow patio fireplaces.
The summer is coming to a close and we are working our way into autumn. With the end of summer, we say goodbye to bright colors, delicious fruits, and poolside fun. End the summer in style with one of these fun ideas!
Coming from a family of women who know how to garden well, the pressure is on! This year, I tried my hand at creating a garden in my home home, and, well... so far, it's not going as I hoped. Gardening takes time, patience and a lot of practice. Until then, it needs a little help. So I decided to create some DIY modern stepping stones that can do wonders in the meantime!
I'm currently scouting the web for the best in patio chairs, both to buy and/or DIY. I happened upon this fun and easy makeover and feel like I just may have a winner! The end result looks so great and the lounge area they're currently sitting in looks like a million bucks!
This summer, we moved into a new studio space on a bustling avenue that cuts right through the heart of St. Paul and Minneapolis. We love it; our huge floor-to-ceiling-windows look out into the sun-filled street and sidewalks where we can watch the light-rail trains go rolling by. But the people looking back at us don't have as much to look at; our storefront is still looking a little shabby and unloved. So we decided to start out office transformation from the outside in: with a few large-scale DIY concrete planters.
If you've got a backyard, or even a patio or deck, you deserve to be able to make the most out of it! I feel like I'll go to the grave loving IKEA. Have you taken an online stroll through their online collection? Let's talk about these 10 pieces and how awesome they could make your outdoor space!
Now that summer is in full swing, so is barbecue season... and you can never have enough backyard activities to keep everyone occupied and having fun. So today I'd like to show you how to make your own wooden ring toss game that's guaranteed to keep everyone laughing all afternoon long!
It can be easy to pay less attention to your outdoor space... you probably spend less time there than you do in your living room. But it deserves just as much attention as any other room in your house! And you can approach it the same way, by layering textiles and adding decorative accents. So today we're sharing some inspiration to get your creative wheels turning. Here are ten of our favorite eclectic, boho chic outdoor spaces.
Finding an outdoor rug that suits your style can be really hard sometimes. There are a lot of design choices, but some are just too busy and a bit overdone. So, when all else fails why not make your own modern outdoor rug! It's so easy, you'll want to make them all year round.
Palm Springs is a world of a its own. Set against a desert backdrop, the homes and hotels are filled to the brim with bohemian, eclectic, and midcentury modern inspiration. If you're decorating your patio (or just feel the need to drool over some gorgeous images), here are 9 pretty fantastic spots found around Palm Springs!
Sniffing around for interesting makeovers this morning, I stumbled upon a video from a place called Room for Improvements. In it, the presenter explains how to transform an outdoor space into a secluded oasis using free-standing curtain rods. Honestly, I'd never
See, my wife and I just bought our first home, and while we were lucky to find a house in inner...
Sure, we have plenty of games for the kids to play... but what about the fun-loving adults?! There are lots of great backyard games out there that will bring your party up a notch. Here are ten DIY games to get your guests' competitive spirits flowing.
Every outdoor living space needs some greenery to liven up the place, but sometimes space can be limited or lacking opportunity to plant your pretty gardens. This minimal and modern planter is a great way to designate areas for easy greenery and plants. You can move it wherever, whenever!
I'm in love with this mobile. (Seriously.) Because it's copper, it's not only beautiful, but it can be used indoors and outdoors. Its maker, Rachel, chose to put her's outdoors and left it unsealed so it develops a natural patina over
Each year, we see the piles of endless outdoor decor stock up in our favorite shops. It can be very overwhelming when these pieces are simply set on shelves showing no personality or potential. A great way to get started is doing a little research before you go in the hunt and decide what style and look you might be wanting to achieve for your outdoor living space this year. Here are 8 modern outdoor living spaces that will surely...