Here it is, as promised! The instructions for how you too can make a scrap-wood bathtub caddy, courtesy of RECYCLED HOME: Transform Your Home Using Salvaged Materials by Rebecca Proctor and published by Laurence King. Rebecca's tutorial is straight out of the pages of her book, but I'll add notes in brackets as to how we modified ours (pictured… Continue Reading
Gail has a thing about doors. Especially old, junky ones. She uses them to make toddler beds and bookshelves and things. When she saw Jan's castoff door, she was struck by inspiration, which actually came from Brittany over at Pretty Handy Girl. Brittany used a door to make a bedside table, so Gail… Continue Reading
Last week, we introduced you to Goil and Tom from TUG Studio, who will be creating a one-of-a-kind product -- based entirely on your votes -- for the HP Designer Matchup Challenge. Our first round of voting was to determine the type of product and material. Well, your votes have been tallied and the results are in!
Admittedly, as a crazy dog lady, I was hoping "something for my dog/cat" would win. Alas, it wasn't in the cards. I'm still pretty stoked about the results, though! Are you curious? Yes? Okay, drum… Continue Reading
Last month I explored ways to add color and pattern to the Curbly House (check here if you missed it). But sometimes color and pattern aren't enough; art should also have meaning. You want to look at your walls and see a story in every picture. So today, I'm going to show you some tricks I've used to help inspire my search for art that's beautiful and personally significant. Read on to see what I mean (get… Continue Reading
Show of hands: have you ever seen an old, plain, wooden table in a thrift store, at a garage sale, or even dumped on the side of the road? Chances are you've wondered what you'd do with it and, after a few moments' pause, have moved on to other items. Well, one look at this thrift store table makeover will have you reconsidering passing by another one again! … Continue Reading
It's kitchen and bath month here at Curbly, so of course we had to round up some of our favorite kitchen-related DIY projects! Check them out below and let us know which ones you'd be interested in trying! … Continue Reading
This mid-century style table was made with ¾” thick plywood and hairpin metal legs. With some basic woodworking skills, this modern patio table can be built for $200 to $300, depending on the types of legs you choose. I made this table that seats six for a covered patio, but it can be used indoors as… Continue Reading