As a lover of film and TV, this might be my favorite wall art shopping guide so far! It was also really, really, really hard to narrow it down to a mere 20 prints. My suggestion?? Hit up your favorite online marketplace (Etsy, Society6, Cargoh, Supermarket, etc.) and do a search for the shows you love the most. It'll blow your mind. Meanwhile, here are my picks for awesome movie- and TV-inspired prints!
Chris Gardner, Curbly's all-around awesome guy (and editor-in-chief, not to mention the man behind ManMadeDIY.com) will be in Chicago this weekend for a busy few days of DIY madness. He'll be helping out on the Craftsman Experience, a live, online show where DIY and home improvement experts teach you everything they know.
You can watch him (remember, it's a LIVE show!) Saturday, October 1st at 7pm central time. So, on Saturday night...
Still haven't checked out our Ask a Question forum? What are you waiting for?! It's the perfect place to ask for help with home improvement and decor questions, and you can help others out by offering your own expert (or amateur) advice.
I thought I'd highlight some of the more interesting recent questions from the forum today (please add your answers or suggestions if you have any):Building a ladder bookcase (how?)
Jellico's wondering how to build a ladder book case, but doesn't know how to get started. Can you help her out?How do I know if I have an original Platner chair?
Lauramae has a wire chair she bought at a rummage sale that looks just like this:
How does she tell if it's the real thing?
If you've never checked out our Ask a Question forum, now's the time to start. It's a perfect place to ask for help with home improvement and decor questions, and you can help others out by offering your own expert (or amateur) advice.
I thought I'd highlight some of the more interesting recent questions from the forum today (please add your answers or suggestions if you have any):xox_nicole: How can I make a clawfoot tub into a couch?
I have always wanted a clawfoot tub, a la Breakfast at Tiffany's, but I've never been able to find anyone who has actually turned their clawfoot tub into a couch. I've done a little research and found out that you're supposed to use a cut-off saw with a fiberous cutting blade, rather than a circular saw, to cut cast iron. Anyone done this before, or have any helpful tips about cutting cast iron tubs?
Yes, please! Who wouldn't want this technological delight waiting for them every morning? Inspired by the 1954 Philco Predicata television, an antique typewriter keyboard and a state of the art Windows 7 operating system, Schultzeworks' designed this citrus-y beauty titled 'Philco PC' for a recent design competiton sponsored by AGSVIS, makers of V-ray for Rhino. Lead designer Dave Schultze explains
I love the look of wall-mounted televisions, but every time I see one I can't but help think that the homeowner who chose to do such a mount is stuck with it. That's why I'm really groovin' on this tv easel
"We've seen vintage TVs turned into storage units and even aquariums to house our scaly friends, but we've never seen such a shag-a-licious chair like this before! It's an image from the 1986 architecture book "Freestyle: The New Architecture and Design from Los Angeles" by Tim Street-Porter"
I guess the how-to goes like this: remove the screen, remove the guts, applied shag, and sit!
You spend all that time researching your new tv...then you spend all that money purchasing your new tv, and all that effort to get it hung at just the right height, to figure out the remote, etc.
This article from the New York Times helps you with that final step: calibrating your TV to get the colors, brightness, and contrast just right.
- Having the electronics store (such as Best Buy's Geek Squad) do...
Everyone's favorite animated family get a fondant facelift. Veronica writes, "My niece Yana is celebrating her fourth, not fifth birthday (She's a giant!) on April 6, and as a present, I made some Simpsons cupcakes! I have never tried making traditional fondant before and was honestly intimidated by it. After 'bugging' Gel Colet with questions on gumpaste, royal icing and fondant (Thanks and sorry Gel!), I decided to not...
There are probably geeky communities in which I could ask this, but I hope some of the Curbly technogeniuses might have some ideas:
So, I just got a new Mac Book Pro, and I'd like to hook it up to my LCD television. (To get better use out of it, since we rarely watch TV [it was a Christmas gift]). I'd like to use the larger viewing area for Photoshopping and hopefully some video editing in the future...and of course, Curbly posting!
The TV has a...
I LOVE Saturday morning cartoons from the 60s and early 70s. And though I'll never be able to guest star on one, this Retro TV picture frame would get me close. This double sided frame comes in three colors, and retails for £4.99.
PS- the red one would make a great Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart.
Forbes.com writes, "Getting a brand new high-definition TV should be an enjoyable experience, but when you open up that big box you could also be opening up a frustrating can of worms. HDTVs are complicated gadgets. It's not like the old days when you could just plug a TV into the wall and everything magically worked. HDTVs require a little nuance and a little knowledge.
Without this set-up savvy, you might be left looking at an absolutely...
Did Santa leave a shiny new 48" LCD under your tree this year? Still meaning to hang your plasma that's been on the stand for a year or so now. Then free up some floor space and hang it on the wall in four easy steps.
- Electric drill
- Stud finder
- Socket Wrench
- Flat Panel Mounting
A Charlie Brown Christmas is a holiday classic to be sure; so much so, that we expect the nativity story to be proceeded by a "Lights, please..."
Take a cheerful peek at some tongue-in-cheek variations on the standard:
A Charlie Brown Christmas - Performed by the cast of Scrubs.
SNL's Fun With Real Audio.
Hey Ya! Charlie Brown Style!
A Heavy Metal Charlie Brown Christmas.
It's no longer a matter of keeping up with the Jones, or a luxury of the leisure class. Chances are your next TV purchase will be of the flat-panel, widescreen technology.
With the improvement of the quality and cost of these techonologies comes the difficulties of making lots of purchase decisions. No longer can one drive to the store, decide on a size, and pick the picture that looks the most clear.
Some questions to consider:
- LCD or Plasma?
Fan of impromptu drive-in theaters? Hardcore hometheater enthusiast? Shadow-puppet fanatic?
Then you need a big ol' screen on which you can project whatever feeds your need for eye candy.
Will O'Brien offers a how-to on creating your own large format screen- in 2.35:1!- from materials available at your local hardware store and fabric shop.
A brown paper...
I don't do TV much, but when I watch, I like to at least pretend that I'm learning something.
So, our cable company just introduced its new "2.0" package, in which you can upgrade your package for an extra $12.49 a month.
There's a bunch of sports channels I won't watch, and some foreign news channels I probably should watch, and the Sundance Channel and the Independent Film Channel which I will DEFINATELY watch.
And the DIY Network is included. I...
Vintage is big, no doubt, but if you want a retro look in your boob tube with 21st century amenities, you’re probably out of luck. Or are you? Enter Predicta TV by Telstar.
You choose the cabinet style, tube enclosure and colors, and then Predicta takes it from there, assembling a television with new components that looks like it came straight out of the McCarthy Hearings era.
With present day features, your Predicta TV will include all the...