Ever since I wrote my first post on Curbly back in '06, some of my favorite finds have been products that are totally DIYable. Especially wood working products. Shelves, tables, light fixtures, cubbies, I'm not choosy. The items just have to be stylish yet simple enough to reproduce just by looking at them. Going through Curbly's coffers, I found no less than 15 of these gems justContinue Reading
Chances are, you've seen a Case Study planter before -- it's the quintessential modern planter that's been in magazines and stylish entryways since the end of WWII. Nowadays, though, it goes to the tune of $150 -- and up (way up) depending on the style and size. If you like the look but not the price, here's a DIY version you can make for a fraction of the cost. Continue Reading
The dog days of summer are here and it's only matter of time before the heat becomes a distant memory. This time of year is fleeting, and we've been taking advantage of the sunlit evenings by eating almost all of our dinner picnic-style.
Picnics are a great way to enjoy the outdoors; they're easy to pack, and even easier to clean up. We're rounded up a few tips and recipes to inspire your next picnic in the park. Read on for our guide to the perfect picnic.
If you're looking for a little outdoor inspiration for a weekend project, this before and after is a good one to check out. This practically bare patio is transformed into a colorful, eclectic place to entertain. It even includes a hand painted outdoor rug inspired by the popular kilim-style of late. Click through to check out this outdoor makeover. Continue Reading
Rope is one of those materials that is primarily used in a utilitarian sort of way, but if you look hard enough online you can find some pretty great DIY projects using different types of rope. I've rounded up my favorites for you, so you don't have to go searching for them!
I'm not entirely sure about the efficacy of a moss bathmat. I mean, seriously, how long would moss (or grass) set in a foam substrate live in indoors in a bathroom? But be that as it may, it looks really cool. The process seemsContinue Reading
A quick scan of just about any thrift store, estate sale, or yard sale will reveal an abundance of interesting ceramic vessels: mugs, vases, pottery, and more. Take advantage of these affordable pieces and turn them into simple or striking (or simply striking) outdoor wind chimes! Continue Reading
Hoping to tackle some kind of outdoor project this weekend? Check out this outdoor patio makeover for inspiration. This tiny backyard cove, that was once covered in grass, is now a cozy outdoor retreat perfect for weekend entertaining. Continue Reading
With a sander, a t-square, some masking tape, and Minwax, Jamie was able to give a traditional, nondescript picnic table some needed personality. The processContinue Reading
Looking for a weekend project to try? Take a look at this tutorial for a hanging lounge chair. It's a great addition to a front or back porch, and would even work as a more grown up version of a swing, hanging from a tree branch in the yard. Continue Reading
This year, I feel like I've been collecting plants, succulents, and cacti like nobody's business. Far more plants than I care to mention, however, are still in the plastic containers that I bought them in though. Whoops. Are you in the same boat as me? If so, I have you covered with this DIY planter roundup, that includes everything from dip dyed planters to clever recycled containers and more. Continue Reading
If you're looking for some backyard patio inspiration before the Fourth of July weekend hits, this makeover is one you'll definitely want to check out. Of course, the space looked good before, but the after is even better. I promise. Continue Reading
What do you do with an outdated curio cabinet you found on Craigslist? Turn it into something no one would even suspect: a modern hexagon greenhouse! Continue Reading
What's better than a nap on a lazy summer afternoon? A nap in a hammock that you made yourself! This is a really fun project that can be completed in an afternoon. Click through to find out how to make one of these colorful hammocks for your backyard.
Sweetie Pie and I are putting the finishing touches on a pergola which we've incorporated onto our existing deck. It's looking great as is, but I'm thinking I might want to add some outdoor curtains to the space. I'm not sure what kind of a hassle they are. You know, damp, mold, bugs, etc. (If anyone has experience with outdoor curtains, PLEASE share your experiences in the comments below!) Even thoughContinue Reading
My flower arrangements always tend to look the same. Multiple stems of the same type of flower in a generic glass vase. Maybe some of you have the same habit? Well, in the hopes of solving that problem, I've collected some inspirational centerpiece ideas that would be perfect for the picnic table at your next family barbecue.
It's officially summer now (hooray), which means you're practically required to spend as much time as possible outdoors. To celebrate, we've rounded up some super colorful and totally affordable outdoor accessories that are perfect for entertaining guests all summer long! Continue Reading
My girl Shelly never ceases to amaze me. Usually my amazement stems from her fabulous upholstery projects, but, in this case, it comes from inflatable balls and string. This particular project started with DIY salvageContinue Reading
I confess: part of my desire to post a link to a pool noodle garland tutorial is because I love the sound of "pool noodle garland", which in my mouth kinda wants to come out as "poodle noodle garland", which is even more awesome. But be that as it may, it's a reallyContinue Reading