Have you ever bought a piece of furniture that you think is going to work perfectly and it just doesn't? No worries, we have all been there. You are in good company. The homeowners of this living room bought an antique cabinet to hold their television. They had a sectional and their "small cabinet" thinking was the right thing. When they brought it home and put it against the empty wall it just looked smaller. Here is how we solved the problem of making the cabinet and empty wall work for their living room.
The IKEA Moppe series of drawers are plain and utilitarian, made of raw wood... almost inviting hacks and projects. But this particular hack transforms it drastically into a glamorous black quilted Coco Chanel-inspired set of drawers. Click though to check out the fabulous final piece.
I can't be the only one who sits wrapped up in a blanket virtually all winter? There's just something so cozy about typing on the computer with a warm throw on your lap. If you're on the same page, then you'll love this super easy flannel blanket tutorial. It even has pom pom trim!
I'm on the fence on this first one. On one hand, it's fabulously quirky, but on the other hand, it looks a bit more spring-y than Christmas-y. But the NEXT one??
How does Santa get inside homes without a chimney? He uses a magic key, of course.* But where do you hang Christmas stockings if you don't have a fireplace/mantel? Just about anywhere, but these 12 clever ideas are
Just in case you haven't seen the Target commercials, plaid is in. I don't really believe it ever went out of style but it definitely is taking center stage lately. Here are some fun ways pops of plaid can be added into your home and decor.
If "modern farmhouse" sounds like an oxymoron, take a gander at Lauren's recent bathroom re-do. She took a builder's vision and turned it into a cozy retreat worthy of any spa treatment. Particularly delightful is her use of textures. A
This makeover comes with a lesson: No matter how bad a piece of wood furniture looks, it can be resurrected. Sure, it might take some repairing, replacing, and stripping, but it can be done. Most people might have balked, thinking the dresser was a hopeless cause as the finish was peeling, the wood was chipped, and parts were missing altogether
Remember these things?? About ten years ago, everybody had one. Then televisions grew skinny and started popping up on walls. Nobody needed big old cabinets--excuse me, entertainment centers--anymore and they started appearing in thrift stores and on Craigslist in every city in the country. But Jann kept hers, figuring
I don't know what I was doing back in 2011 when this leaf lantern tutorial was posted, but I totally missed it. I mean, seriously...leaves, wax
Currently I'm in the midst of combining my office and craft area into one space. The craft part is almost done, but the office part is still a work in progress. (I'm actually typing this post in a fort made of books, boxes, and potted plants.) During the times I'm not
Hate oak cabinetry? Most people these days seem to, or feel that they are expected to hate it. However, the people who own the kitchen pictured above didn't and weren't afraid to admit their preference. They liked oak's "refined rustic/craftsman style." So, when it came time to
Classic wheat sheaf bundles are highly adaptable to just about any decor style. Tied up with simple white ribbon, they can look quite modern. Make that ribbon red and you have a staple of a traditional Scandinavian Christmas. Done up with something like burlap, and they lean toward the rustic. And speaking of leaning, that's
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 fun
In a design world where all white interiors are the trend, these dark and moody interiors stand out as unique. If you are feeling moody lately check out these stylish dark interiors.
I used to be afraid of spray paint. Not the paint, really, but the potential for globs and drips. But spray paint has come a long way in just the past five years or so, and continued practice using it has alleviated those fears entirely. I'm guessing millions of others feel the same, which is just one reason spray paint has become the best DIY material every invented. (Okay, maybe ONE of the best DIY materials ever invented.) And our roundup proves it. From the expected to the totally UN-expected, spray
It's that time of year to shift into cozy mode. And, for me, cozy goes hand in hand with rustic, so that's the thread that runs through all these fall decor ideas to
Jessica from Mom 4 Real turned a secondhand iron bench into a sweet French country accent piece with, in her words, "very little effort." All it took was a
Liz's kitchen island was driving her bananas. Its stained honey oak top just wasn't jiving with the new industrial stools she snagged awhile back. So Liz forked over about 4 bucks and 5 hours of her time
Can you guess what this planter used to be? The shape coupled with the fall mums tucked inside should give it away. Have a guess?