You've seen painted rugs before, and the idea seems easy enough, but what about those more complicated patterns you see in magazines? Can you recreate that look too? Yes, you can. And you don't even have to be the best DIYer on the block!
Life is a little crazy around our house(es) these days. Our days are spent preparing for a baby in just a few short week, remodeling our new house, packing up our old house, and wrangling a 3-year-old, leaving little time for anything else. In the brief moments of pause, I'm either napping or thinking about how to make the transitions that are coming in the next several weeks smooth for everyone in our family, especially Ayla. So, I've beenContinue Reading
Jen from Tatertots & Jello found the perfect pendant lamps for her kitchen, but at $140 a pop, they were out of the question. So, Jen came up with a fabulous alternative that only set her back $124, and that's for FOUR pendant lights. She started by picking up some $7 shades at Target, which she covered in a pretty print she found online. Conversion kits at Lowes for 20 bucks each helped her convert her recessed lights to pendants, sansContinue Reading
This technique is pretty straight forward and can be adapted to suit your tastes (if you want to experiment or try something less traditional). Jenny from Everyday Occasions shows you how to use fabric paint to create yourContinue Reading
Man-gifts: leather, wood, bacon, and tools for the great outdoors (or life). We've rounded up 20 gifts that would make any dad proud. Happy Father's Day! Continue Reading
Now through June 30th, you can buy all three of our Make It! how-to manuals for just $20 (that's three for the price of two). That's Make It! Mid-Century Modern, Hardware Store Decor, and Secondhand Chic for just $20!
Each book includes a bunch of detailed, beautifully-photographed projects created by your favorite Curbly writers. And it's a high-res download, so you can print them out at home!(You can always buy the print version,Continue Reading
As my family embarks on yet another year in our rented condo, I finally threw down the gauntlet and rebelled against bare, naked walls. A girl can only handle so much white. While I've been sneaking framed art here and there (my husband whines about having to fill holes when we eventually move), it was time to pull out the big guns: Fabric. Continue Reading
I'm not telling you anything you don't already know when I say frames can be expensive. They're oftentimes more expensive than the stuff we put in them, which doesn't seem fair as it's the art that's the main course, and the frame is just the pretty table setting. Yeah, it can make the meal more appetizing, but still. Wait...are we still talking about frames here? Yes and no because most of these fabulous mounting and hanging ideas don't even involve them. So, on to the roundup!
Summer is coming, which means lots of time outdoors, picnics, BBQs, and festivities! All these events? They mean cold beverages better be at-the-ready. Check out this clever upcycled drink carrier! Continue Reading