I know it's hard to find the right office chair. Too big, too small, too heavy, too ugly... If you've got a chair you love, but it's in another part of the house just calling to be used in the office, here's a quick way to make it more mobile!
There's something fascinating about the novelty of a unique office. And there are certainly some interesting ones out there. We've rounded up ten of our favorites, with the hope that they might inspire you to add an element of surprise to your own workspace!
You may have noticed that each month, here on Curbly, we have a new theme that drives the core structure of our posts. With each new month, comes a new topic to cover, and this month is all about offices and workspaces. We'll be sharing plenty of office DIYs and workspace makeovers for the month of February, but we want you to be able to join in with Curbly's monthly themes as well. So, for February, we've started an Instagram hashtag, #CurblyWhereIWork, and we're challenging you to show us your office or workspace. Snap a picture of your desk, your entire office, that spot on that couch that you always work from on your laptop, etc and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #CurblyWhereIWork. Bonus points for tagging @Curbly in the photo. At the end of the month, we'll feature some of our favorite photos from the hashtag in a new Curbly post (with credit of course). Need some inspiration to get started? Here are some photos, from Curbly authors, that are already in the hashtag pool.
Move over spray paint, there's another way to makeover plain furniture pieces. If you're looking to add a little color and pattern to your office, then this Mod Podge chair makeover is a perfect place to start! All you really need is some fabric and Mod Podge to transform a basic plastic chair into a bold statement piece. It's really as easy as that. I don't know about you, but that pattern alone would make responding to emails a bit more exciting!Continue Reading
During the last year, our sun room has slowly morphed into the room that holds all our kids' stuff. Toys, books, artwork, and other moppet accoutrements grace every surface of the room; the reality of living with active children. A leopard can't change its spots, and because we love this nook, we decided to swap out some of the artwork and create an accent wall that was a little more playful. Continue Reading
See how this $19.50 dining set, from Goodwill, was transformed into a sleek mid century gem. Hint: Bye bye bulky tabletop.
Did you know you can make potato chips in your microwave oven? Or re-moisten stale bread? These and 14 other clever microwave hacks will surely make your life easier. The big one for me is using the 'wave to aid in theContinue Reading
I always imagine actors' trailers to be beautiful inside. Well-designed and luxurious. Well this one certainly isn't either of those things. But just wait until you see the dramatic makeover. Click through to see the new space and to find out who the trailer belongs to.
There's something so fun about a functional letterform, isn't there? Or maybe it's just the typography nerd in me. But nonetheless, you have to admit that storing cotton balls inside of an ampersand is more fun than storing them in a plain old glass jar.
I was inspired to make typographic storage containers after seeing ones made from cookie cutters on Pinterest (from Willowday). Instead of using cookie cutters, I simply used clay, a favorite font, and a steady hand!
See those shelves? Well, before they were shelves, they were something else. Something that is found in EVERY kitchen. Care to venture a guess?
If your calendar game is slipping, it's time to step it up -- it's almost February, after all! This DIY perpetual calendar is the stylish and functional desk accessory you're looking for. Plus, it's easy enough that you can finish it before we get too far into 2015! Continue Reading
This living room had very little going for it. The furniture was dated, the colors were drab and the light fixtures didn't fit well in the space. But with the addition of textiles, some lighter colors and new furniture, this space was transformed into an inviting contemporary retreat.
The Lexan family wanted to upgrade the furnishings in their family room, but they are also looking for a new house. This made the makeover a bit trickier as they needed versatile and neutral pieces that would work in their future home. TakeContinue Reading