Our house has a good amount of blank walls, so one unassuming Saturday, we got to work on one of them. We fell in love with this mirror from Restoration Hardware, but yikes, $895 was not going to happen. Not even on a good day. So we decided to make our own. One short weekend and roughly $50 later, and we have this new beauty to grace our housing presence.
I love the idea of making a bathroom look and feel more expensive without a wallet-busting makeover. Now, granted, the bathrooms pictured in the accompanying roundup aren't your run-of-the-mill bathrooms, but Julia's advice could make a luxurious difference even to the most mundane WC. Below is the CliffsNotes version of Julia's suggestions. Which ones would you consider doing? Which have you already done? Any of her tipsContinue Reading
So, West Elm has this rug that you've probably seen a thousand times during your adventures in Blog Land. It's their take on traditional Moroccan Berber rugs and it's a little bit pricey. It's also not the best rug if, say, you have pets in the house. So, what do you do if you absolutely must have this style of accessory in your home? Make a similarly-designed throw pillow, of course. Continue Reading
This DIY transfer technique can be used on nearly anything from tea towels to t-shirts and you won't need a special kind of iron on paper either. Just some simple wax paper will do the trick, making this DIY easy and inexpensive.
Generally, grandfather clocks are not topics of conversation in the Curbly neighborhood. However, because we all enjoy a makeover, here are two that might make you consider how a staple in the traditional 1970's homeContinue Reading
Using a simple grid as a guide, you can turn a sheet of EVA foam into a cross-stitch patterned stamp to create your own printed textiles! Continue Reading
We knew this was coming.... Pantone announced its color of the year just days after Sherwin-Williams unveiled their pick. We explored S-W's choice, Coral Reef, earlier this week that included images that proved it lived up to its descriptors "versatile, carefree, and cheerful." Now enter into the ring Pantone's pick: Marsala. It's described by Pantone asContinue Reading
Whether we like it or not, 2015 is just around the corner. And Sherwin-Williams just jumped into the Color of the Year Game with...wait for it...Coral Reef. Before you judge the color, keep in mind S-W's description of it, which includes adjectives such as versatile, carefree, and cheerful. Sounds lovely, right? Now let's see how it looksContinue Reading
Found a great article over on Laurie March's The House Counselor in which answers a reader's question "Is a Retro Kitchen a No-No?" Laurie's short answer is "no," but what grabbed my attention is her advice for adding 50's style to traditional kitchens in a way that calm the fears of those who just can't get past the "I will alienate future potential buyers if I go full-on 50's" worry. Her examplesContinue Reading
It's not every day that I see a room makeover that *actually* makes my jaw drop. But when I spotted this renovation of an outdated, TILE ALL THE THINGS bathroom it happened -- along with an involuntary exclamation of some sort that can only be attributed to the wondrous powers that this makeover possesses. Guys... it's just so, so good. Continue Reading
Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It's time to start thinking about the centerpiece for all that scrumptious food: the dining table. From napkins to table runners to placemats, we've rounded up 20 easy DIY table linen ideas for Turkey Day this year. Continue Reading
Let's face it, a lot of furniture makeovers we see around here involve paint, even if the finish is in good condition. The finish of this antique wardrobe (aka chifforobe or chifferobe) that Tami picked up at a church sale for $15 wasn't. BUT! Did she paint it?? NO!Continue Reading
I love seeing DIY furniture pieces being made by homeowners and this one for an upholstered headboard from scratch is definitely impressive. Continue Reading
Looking for a way to update your current bathroom without overhauling the entire space? Check out this awesome DIY vanity project! Continue Reading
This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We'll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.
Um, yeah. I think I got a different memo than everybody else for this whole Curbly Pumpkin Challenge, because I went, like, off the rails. But it's not my fault. Really. I was just having too much funContinue Reading
October is the time of year when we can indulge in a little orange love, but for the owners of these interiors, every day is a celebration in pumpkin.