With the DIY movement, comes a slew of creativity. It's amazing to see what people can come up with when using ordinary household items. When decorating your home, you don't want your walls to be too bare. Here are ten inspiring wall art displays using upcycled items from around the house!
Art doesn't necessarily have to be displayed in the living room... sometimes it can be more inspiring in another part of your home. Your patio, bathroom, kitchen or even your closet may be the perfect spot for your masterpiece. Go ahead, try it!
1. This colorful piece of art adds some much-needed interest to a monochromatic bathroom. [Photo: House and Leisure]
2. Make the mundane task of doing the laundry more fun by adding...
Guess what? It still feels like winter here in Minnesota. Last year around this time we were happily painting a new nursery for our then-unborn baby boy, with the windows open and a warm breeze wafting through the house. This year, not so much:
FYI, here's what things looked like last year for National Painting Week (notice the short sleeves and generally increased level of happiness):
So what's all that stuff sitting in our back yard...
Mobiles are a fun and unique way to hang all kinds of art in the home. Traditionally, they were hung over cribs where babies sleep. The mobiles we've rounded up here are made with all kinds of crafty mediums and prove that you don't need a baby in the house to have some cool hanging art around you!
Organization is not my strong suit. Of course, I enjoy being organized, but somehow I never quite get there. So, I thought a new calendar might help to keep my schedule in order. I wanted to make one that I could reuse each month to keep track of my projects and appointments, so I decided to make a perpetual chalkboard version. And then? I stumbled upon the miracle of clear chalkboard paint... and the rest is, well, my own DIY perpetual...
It's art month here at Curbly and we'll be sharing more awesome DIY art projects than you can handle. While we're at it, though, I thought it might be fun to take a peek into the work spaces of a few professional artists. So, put on your Eye Candy aprons and check out these 11 inspiring studio spaces!
Etsy seller Clare Bosanquet of The Painted House offers up a cool way to add print to just about anything that can take paint. Walls, sure, but also paper, cloth and wood too. Each of the rollers
Most of us have mirrors in our homes. They can be a beautiful addition to a room, making it feel larger. But the reflective power of mirrors can be harnessed in many other ways... as sculptural art, accents on furniture and even functional pieces.
When the washi craze first started, I went out and bought a lot of washi tape. A LOT. And after I did all those fun projects that were circulating on the Internet, I still had a washi tape surplus. So I decided to find a use for it.
Maybe it's the artist in me, but I tend to believe that a room is never finished until there is something hanging on the walls. There is just something special about artwork that makes a space feel complete. And since I'm talking about wall art, we might as well discuss typography too. We're big fans of typography here at Curbly and much like wall art, type can make a pretty big statement, whether it's in a book or on your walls. So let's explore the latter. Here's a roundup of awesome typography wall art your bare walls will love.
Thank goodness Kristi from I should be mopping the floor is a Downton Abbey fan, for she has the talent and techie ability to create and offer three absolutely delightful Abbey-inspired, hi-res 8" x 10" printables of her favorite Dowager quotes. Although there
Art doesn't need to be flat to hang it on your wall -- heck, it doesn't even need to be hung on a wall at all! Here are 12 creative DIY projects that will add some dimension and visual interest to your space in no time flat.
Why paint a dining room 'Friends' purple? Its owner has no idea, but lamented having that particular color on the walls. After saving up some cash, she put a weekend aside and transformed the room into something rather spectacular. Total cost for the new furnishings was around
Basements are usually not the first place you'd think of turning into your living or family room, but as families expand and space shrinks they may just be the ticket, growing down rather than up.
The first of our eclectic trio is from