Hate oak cabinetry? Most people these days seem to, or feel that they are expected to hate it. However, the people who own the kitchen pictured above didn't and weren't afraid to admit their preference. They liked oak's "refined rustic/craftsman style." So, when it came time toContinue Reading
I recently became an aunt again. I've made baby quilts and mobiles for all three of my brother's kids. The first one was a drift wood and sea shell one and then I made a birch bark and birdy one, but for this third baby I made a brightly colored quilt in triangles, so I wanted to continue that theme with the mobile.
A few supplies from the craft store, a drill and some craft paint, and I had a mobile made in about an hour. Continue Reading
The living room in our new house started as a blank slate. It was empty and very, very plain. But certainly not anymore. Click through to see how I gave the space a healthy dose of character with unique furniture pieces and fresh shades of blue, green and gold.
This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We'll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.
So maybe you don't like to get your hands dirty. Or perhaps you hate how quickly they rot once you cut into them. Whatever the reason, we understand if you prefer not to carve pumpkins. So we've gathered up 16 fabulous no-carve ideas for your viewing pleasure. Continue reading to see the rest.
Crafting doesn't have to be expensive. Sure, you can blow half a paycheck on specialty crafting products, but you don't have to. There are plenty of usable materials right in your backyard! Here are ten of our favorite virtually free fall decor ideas that utilize found items from the great outdoors.
When stylist Peter Dolkas decided to re-do the kitchen in his rental, he had no qualms about painting the cabinets. As for his landlord? She didn't know what was happening until after the makeover wasContinue Reading
You know the kind... the artificial ones that really look fake. But the fact that they can be used year after year can be very appealing - it saves money and cuts back on waste. Well there are plenty of creative ways to transform these foam craft store pumpkins into masterpieces so cool that no one will even notice that they're fake. Here are ten of our favorites.
Kelly's washer and dryer looked kinda sad in their old living quarters. Did she paint them with a bright color to cheer them up? Nope. She just changed everything around them to make them look like a million bucks--and it only cost $125! From top to bottom--including an amazing DIY pendant light to painting the vinyl flooring--nothingContinue Reading
I used to be afraid of spray paint. Not the paint, really, but the potential for globs and drips. But spray paint has come a long way in just the past five years or so, and continued practice using it has alleviated those fears entirely. I'm guessing millions of others feel the same, which is just one reason spray paint has become the best DIY material every invented. (Okay, maybe ONE of the best DIY materials ever invented.) And our roundup proves it. From the expected to the totally UN-expected, sprayContinue Reading
Despite having lived in our current house for three years, the walls are conspicuously bare and it's getting to the point where dressing them up is at the top of my priority list.
But while I love abstract art, sadly the pieces I'm drawn to are usually outside my price range. What is in my budget though is paint, canvas and a paint scraper, which is pretty much all you need to make your own painted artwork... click through to see how!