Spring is (finally) in the air, bringing a nearly insatiable desire to get outside and start sprucing up my outdoor living space. The first project on my list? Making one of these awesome cinder block and wood slat… Continue Reading
This, my friends, marks my 4000th post on Curbly. To celebrate, I thought I'd cull through my how-to originals and round up some of my favorites and tell you what became of them.
I turned an old (and heavy) tripod into floor lamp for my office back in 2007. It's still here, and I still love it.… Continue Reading
Until I saw Sara's window planter box, I had always thought that the domain of such things were outside the house. Thanks to windowsills, they have moved inside. (I love windowsills.) Made with leftover… Continue Reading
I'm not going to lie: I am completely OBSESSED with this easy and elegant floral display idea. Have a small wall you're not sure what to do with? An entryway that could use some 'oomph'? A room that's just begging for some cheery flora? This project is just what the decor doctor… Continue Reading
A few years ago, designer/maker Christopher Stuart hit the ground running with his book DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide. I reviewed it for Curbly, giving it a glowing shout-out. When Christopher's followup book appeared in my mailbox last week, my first thought was, "more of the same?" The answer… Continue Reading
We put so much into our backyards–greenery, pots, cushions, umbrellas, furniture–and yet, those of us with gas barbecues are forced to live with nasty-looking… Continue Reading
This month on Curbly we're focusing on parties and entertaining... so I wanted to share some of my favorite "why didn't I think of that?" ideas that I've run across lately. Click through to check out these super genius (and easy) DIY party… Continue Reading
Whether it's for camping or enjoying in the back yard, a Swedish Fire Torch is a lovely way to enjoy a flame and maybe make a S'more or two. The editors of Smart Bushcraft explain that it only takes a small of space and, because of its vertical construction, it's a great fire… Continue Reading
When you're expecting guests, an extra table or two always comes in handy. The go-to solution is typically a card table, which can easily be folded and stored away, but sometimes (okay, most of the time) they're just plain ugly.
Check out what this clever DIYer did to up the style ante while still maintaining all the functionality of the… Continue Reading
Sure, it's cold and snowy and completely freezing right about now, so featuring a patio makeover might seem a little weird. But I say, think of this as something to look forward to while you're bundled up and shivering: a warm, outdoor entertaining space that's easy on the eyes and… Continue Reading