If you're currently renting an apartment or studio, you might feel limited in the projects you can undertake. Not true! There's no reason let the homeowners hog all the fun. While extreme renovations like tearing down a wall are definitely out of the question, there's no end to the amount of landlord-friendly do-it-yourself projects out there. For those of you wondering how to decorate an apartment, we've rounded up 70 of our favorite rental-approved DIYs. From temporary transformations to space-saving projects, there's lot of DIY to go around in the world of apartment decorating.
Part installation piece, part upcycling genius, this DIY water bottle chandelier is a cinch to make!
These teacup planters would look absolutely adorable on a kitchen windowsill or even on your desk in a sunny office!
After under-ordering the wallpaper for our little half bath a few years ago, I was super paranoid about not having enough when we put up this bold, colorful pattern in our guest room. Turns out, I completely over-ordered and now we have practically a whole roll sitting unused in a closet somewhere. I've been itching to put it to use in a fun and creative way--and I think I may have hit the jackpot with these five DIY ideas!
I love fun and easy repurposed decor projects and these colorful string-wrapped vases certainly fit that bill! So save up those empty glass bottles, Curbliers. It's time to turn them into something pretty (and useful)!
After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, chances are your cardboard box collection has grown exponentially. Before you start tossing boxes out (or recycling them, hopefully), consider this clever reuse project: colorful DIY shelves!
Check out this project I just posted to our brother (sister?*) blog, ManMadeDIY:
* That reminds me of something Ayla's been saying lately: "Daddy, I want brother who is a girl and her name is Olivia." Not sure exactly what to make of that.
Breathe new life into thrift store or garage sale finds all while making little ones happy with this easy DIY play kitchen idea!
For your next shindig, keep things simple and sweet (and as budget-friendly as possible) with this DIY centerpiece idea!
Ah, yes, "ye olde floppy disk". If you happen to have some floating around or, per chance, were hoarding them for use as some sort of futuristic currency, it's time to turn them into something of actual value: indoor planters. I'm even going to go out on a limb here and say that were you to sport a few of these on your desk at work, you'd have the coolest cubicle in town!
So... let's say you just finished up an epic weekend of tree pruning and yard clearing, or just happen to have a pile of sticks and logs hanging around. If you're a resourceful Curblier, you know there's something to be done with all that yard waste besides tossing it or turning it into a giant bonfire. But what? We have the answer below!
Last week, we shared a budget-friendly wall art idea that used doilies and cupcake liners. This week, we're back in log land (What can we say? We love logs!) with this super simple, super affordable art project!
What do broken doorknobs, salvaged pavement chunks, and pieces of unused sewer pipe all have in common? Some serious - and surprising - DIY decor potential!
For whatever reason, nothing seems to make kids happier than playing with water, especially during the summer! Here's a great DIY activity project that will a) get them outside and b) keep them there (not to mention keep them entertained for hours).
Now that you've got your vertical pallet garden up and growing, it's time to sit back and soak in some rays from the comfort of a super cool pallet lounger!
First, the obvious: a shelving system made from repurposed coffee tables. Holy cow!
Possibly you missed it earlier this week (because our server was passed out in a corner after a night of hard partying), but we've got a great giveaway going this week: SimpleHuman is letting us give away one of their awesome Fingerprint Proof Rectangular Recycler (with integrated trash can and recycling container). Here's the link to go enter.
What are you waiting for?! It ends Sunday night (May 22). I took a minute to browse around SH's site, and found some really cool things. If you're looking for something to send me for my birthday (it already passed, but, whatever), here's a good list: