As you know, I love any and all DIY projects that make use of thrifted glassware (hello, mod dot drinking glasses!). This is a really fun idea you can apply not only to tumblers but any kind of glass dish -- bowls and vases would look awesome, too! So, hit up your favorite thrift store and let's make some pretty… Continue Reading
This month we're focusing on cleaning and organization, and we're giving away a series of helpful cheat sheet PDFs from the Curbly library. So far, we've shared a kitchen cleaning cheat sheet, a bathroom cleaning cheat sheet, and a general house cleaning cheat sheet. Today, we're unveiling a brand new one: a cheat sheet with alternative and household uses for baking soda.
Read on to find out how to download it… Continue Reading
Whether you're crafting, blogging, drawing, or drafting, we've got the DIY desk for you. Check out ten of our faves below and let us know which worktop has you worked up!… Continue Reading
This fall, FabricDirect.com is sponsoring a series of fabric-based DIY projects on Curbly!
Eons* ago in design time, I gave this charity sale bistro chair a makeover. I painted the frame and re-upholstered the seat. I liked it for a while, and then I didn't. The colors in the fabric were those that always look dirty. In this case, a dull yellow and green. The more I looked at them, the more they reminded me of...well,… Continue Reading
Think back to all those goofy candlesticks you saw the last time you were at the thrift store. Now think of all that ugly art you also saw. Now think about how they'd look turned into a pedestal table. Now think....oh forget it. Just look at… Continue Reading
Last year was the first year I actually decorated for Halloween, and it was only my T.V. stand (which didn't have a television yet...) and my kitchen table. I'm daring, I know. But I couldn't resist doing something after seeing these simple and amazingly cheap decor… Continue Reading
What do you do with three mismatched chairs you thrifted at different times?? Why, make a colorful chair bench, of… Continue Reading
Lauryn says, yes, it IS possible to paint ceramics. Case in point: she found the less than appealing color brown teapot shown above at a thrift store. Her vision for it was a wee bit green. So she assembled her materials, which included rubbing alchohol, a paint brush, a lot of patience and Americanna Gloss Enamels paint by Decoart. Here's what it looks like… Continue Reading
This oversized moss wreath sure is a doozy, don't you think? It'll blow your mind even more when you find out what the $1 wreath form is made out of... Care to wager a guess?… Continue Reading
A standing 'O' to Diane for finding a clever way to reuse tuna cans and thrift store finds to create stylish outdoor lighting. Pictured above are the basic materials she used to create the lamps. As for the outcome, here's one traditional version,… Continue Reading
You might not believe it, but this dim, box-filled bedroom has the makings of a fresh and funky light-filled retreat. Check out the 'after' to see what I… Continue Reading
We've all seen them: hideous paintings that look to have come from a dentist's office circa 1991. Thrift store specialties! But before you pass by these massive works of, um, art, consider their inherent value. A new canvas is expensive. A sad thrift store painting is not. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Let's fix this thing with some DIY… Continue Reading