Memorial Day is in sight and, here in the Midwest, that means the start of gardening season. To turn your brown thumb green – or your greener thumb greener – we've assembled 4 popular garden/landscape planners and put them through their paces. The victims today are Small Blue Printer, Plan Garden, Mother Earth News Garden Planner, and Better Homes and Gardens Garden Planner. Are the free versions as good as the paid-for route? Maybe, maybeContinue Reading
Up here in the northeast, it's finally that time of year when people start to fix up their yards and spend their spare time outside. The grill comes out, the patio furniture emerges, and the neighbors stop by. Which means it's also time to get creative and find some fun things to do out there in the backyard.
Our basement family room was recently given a much needed makeover! The space was totally out of date, dark and uninviting. I started with giving the walls a fresh coat of white paint and brought in some new pieces for the room. Still, the space was asking for something a little more modern and one-of-a-kind. Since I love plants SO much and I try to have one in every room possible, I created a fun this super simple plant wall to show off my little green collection and add some serious life to the space! Continue Reading
It's officially National Painting Week - one of our favorite times of the year, because paint is, well, magical. You just wave a magic wand (ahem, I mean...brush), and it transforms rooms like nothing else. It's a powerful feeling, holding so much potential in your hand, wielding that brush and roller like a wizard. Kazaaap!
For this year's project we focused on the bonus room of our house: the porch. The truth is, we are porch people. That soft summer air drifting through the screens, the cool fall nights lounging with friends, the sunset on city streets. That’s what your porch is for, and if you have one, you know how lucky you are. Read on to see how we transformed ours.
Have you seen those coiled rugs, made popular by Armadillo & Co, that have been trending lately? They're really beautiful, but (unfortunately) out of budget for many. Luckily, there is a small-scale DIY option inspired by this trend that is completely budget-friendly and easy to make: a coiled rope DIY doormat. Want to give it a try?
Wall art and DIY planters are nearly always at the top of my list of DIYs to create, for whatever reason. And I recently stumbled across a project that combines both of the things into one super cool clay DIY: clay pocket planters that hang on the wall. This one is a must-try.
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
Who's ready for spring? I know I am. And since it still doesn't feel like it has arrived here in Boston, I thought it would be fun to share some colorful outdoor spaces so we can at least dream about warmer weather. Here are ten easy ways to infuse some extra color into your porch or patio.
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
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.
I find that adding a pretty centerpiece to the dining room table is an easy way to give a home that "finished" feel, like you've paid attention to every detail. But fresh flowers can be quite an investment every week. So we've rounded up ten unique everyday centerpiece ideas that won't break the bank.
I love DIY decor projects as much as the next do-it-yourselfer, but budget-friendly decor projects? Now those are even better. To celebrate some awesome projects that won't break the bank, I've put together this roundup of 15 DIY decor projects that each cost $10 or less to make. How's that for affordable? Click through for all 15 ideas.
Using square basswood dowels, that you can pick up at the craft supply store, you can make a set of these geometric air planter hangers. Curious to see how these are made?
A while back I reviewed several popular bottle cutters here on Curbly. (Yesterday I added the Kinkajou to the shootout). Today we're going to use one to turn a wine bottle into an inverted oil lamp that burns cooking oil. But first, let's talk about punts. A punt is theContinue Reading