Four upper cabinets: that's all* the storage this small kitchen had when Molly from Almost Makes Perfect moved in. As she puts it, "I don't know who these people are that only need four cabinets, but I am not them people". See her DIY storage solution… Continue Reading
In case you haven't noticed, we love IKEA hacks around here. They are just too budget-friendly and accessible to resist. So, naturally, I have a new hack to share today. Everything you'll need to recreate your own set of distressed shelves like these can be found at your favorite blue and yellow box store, IKEA.… Continue Reading
Give plants (or books!) a fun new place to hangout with this clever idea: retrofitting a ladder for wooden shelves! It's an inexpensive and unique DIY project that can work in a variety of spaces.… Continue Reading
It's projects like this that make me wish I had an endless length of empty wall space. While this is going on my ever-growing "someday" list, those of you who are looking for a clever shelving solution will definitely want to tackle this project!… Continue Reading
Before you spring for the (hollow laminate) version of this leaning shelf from one of those pricey catalogs, consider making a quick trip to your hardware store instead! You'll save money AND get a better quality product:… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
As Chris mentioned a few weeks ago, mason jars have exploded (again?) onto the craft and DIY scenes. You can't look anywhere without seeing some crazy new use for them! As it stands, we're embracing the trend here at Curbly. To make things easy on you, here are 15 mason jar projects all in one place!… Continue Reading
I'm not sure what I'm more impressed by: the amount of shoes this guy has or the storage and shelving system he created from Lack shelves and cutting… Continue Reading
Hardware Store Decor. Could there be anything better? I think not, especially when I see things like Michelle's gorgeous hotel-inspired plumbing pipe shelf. (That's right, I used 'plumbing' and 'gorgeous' in the same sentence.) The best… Continue Reading
Roommates Jeremy and Ralph's bachelor pad is made up of a little bit of IKEA, Eames and DIY. As for the latter, some things were restored, whereas others were made, like the pipe bookshelf pictured above. It looks like the hardware store had… Continue Reading
Open your kitchen cabinets. Is there any wasted space in 'em? If the answer is 'yes' you are not alone, my friend. Personally, I'm wasting about 6" above my plates and bowls. Nothing but air! Now, with the help of DIY Life, we can reclaim that space.
The first project is Tiered Shelves. Think of them like making stadium… Continue Reading
The Gorm Shelving System from Ikea is a unique offering - it's made of real fir, rather than Ikea's might-as-well-have-invented-it laminate-coated compressed fiberboard recipe. Cool, but the downside? Sometimes softwoods simply ain't straight, and your Gorm ends up a little crooked.
No worries, says Randofo. I'll just make a bench… Continue Reading