A recent trip to Franconia Sculpture Park in Franconia, MN, made me see architecture in a whole new way. Or maybe it made me see art in a whole new way? I'm not sure. I mean, I've always seen (some) architecture as art, but never art as architecture. Especially in a literal sense. Confused? Me too. Let's try an example. Melanie Van Houten's incredible "Reclamation," which is the size of a one-stall garage, suspendsContinue Reading
I swear, succulents and cacti get all the good DIY planters these days! (Probably because they're cute and sculptural and hardy as all get out.) They certainly look great in these hanging macrame eggshell pots, though! Continue Reading
The internet has been home to plenty of DIY projects that involve pallets. In fact, we've featured quite a few here on Curbly as well. I don't think I've ever seen one used to create a playhouse for the kiddos though. Until now. Check out this clever way to build a cozy fort-like oasis for kids. Continue Reading
When I adopted my puggle, Charlie, two years ago, one of the biggest surprises was how much stuff I needed to get for him...and how expensive everything was. So of course, the logical solution was to start making things... and you can too! Here are ten of my favorite projects.
Father's Day is right around the corner (June 16th, mark your calendars!). If you're planning on making your old man a gift this year, here are 25 DIY gift ideas that are sure to make the occasion a memorable one! Continue Reading
Old wire-cage fans seem to lurk in every corner of every consignment shop/thrift store/estate sale on the planet. If you've wondered what to do with them, here's a clever DIY project to consider! Continue Reading
Break out those gardening gloves and a bag or two of soil. It's time to bring the outdoors in, with 18 decorative pot and planter ideas to breathe new life into your living space. Continue Reading
On your next garage sale excursion, you might want to keep an eye out for old toys. It doesn't matter if they're broken, because you won't be playing with them; you'll be planting in them. From cool to downright creepy, these 6 toys-turned-planters are sure to inspire.
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Sheds aren't just for storing tools anymore. When I was a kid, my dad put an addition onto his shed so that I could have a fort to play in (it was awesome). Since then, I've always dreamed of having an office in a shed - but people are using them for all kinds of other things too.
As a gardener and urban farmer you come to appreciate and treasure compost, or as I affectionately call it, “Black Gold”.
As with all gardens, protecting your seedlings and plants from evil predators is a top priority. Evil predators like this:
Look at this devilish little nibbler. He must be stopped.
This stylish all-occasion chalkboard banner will add a little pizzazz to your wall, whether it be for a party or just for everyday use. Write a celebratory message on the pennants, or draw stripes on them... the possibilities are endless!
One of the most irritating things about gardening can be getting all your gardening tools to the spot where they're needed. It's cumbersome, and it oftentimes involves multiple trips to the garage or garden shed because you've forgotten something. By the time all your equipment is assembled, you just might be too tired to actually garden! And then, when you're finished, you have to haul all that stuffContinue Reading