Best of Curbly: Top 10 DIY Wall & Art Projects of 2011

By: Diy maven Dec 26, 2011

created at: 12/26/2011

Starbursts and typography. Two words that were oh-so-hot for artwork in 2011. Another two words that came to mind rounding up our hands-down-favorite art/wall projects were 'unusual uses.' From cupcake liners to shoe polish, the materials used by these creative individuals was nothing less than inspirational. And did we mention that the resulting artwork was outstanding as well?   

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Typographic Walls

By: Diy maven Dec 12, 2011

created at: 12/12/2011

Located at the James Hotel in NYC, the permanent installation pictured above was created by artist Sarah Frost. Can you tell what she used to created it? Here's a picture of Continue Reading

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Design Blogger Wish List: Ez Pudewa of Creature Comforts

By: Chrisjob Dec 08, 2011
created at: 12/08/2011

created at: 12/08/2011This holiday season, Curbly asked our friends, peers, and favorite design bloggers to stop by, have some hot cocoa, and tell us what gifts they'd like to receive this year. Today, we're excited to welcome Ez Pudewa, the founder and editor of Creature Comforts, one of our favorite handmade lifestyle and design blogs.

Hi there! My name is Ez (pronounced ee-zee) and I am most often found on my blog Creature Comforts where I write about DIY craftiness, share my photography, and post design well as any other thing that strikes my fancy. For me the holidays are all about the time you spend making memories with your friends and loved ones. It's fun to dream about presents under the tree, but even more than the gifts that will be unwrapped, the laughter and craziness of my huge family squeezed into one small house are what I look forward to most of all this holiday season. (Okay...and an iPhone. I'm hoping someone in my family will grant that one holiday wish for me). ;-)   Continue Reading

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Guess the Medium!

By: Diy maven Nov 29, 2011

Candy Sprinkles Art by Joel Brochu

You will never, ever guess the medium of this artwork created by Joel Brochu. I'll give you a clue: it's sweet. Have a guess? Here's a slow reveal:Continue Reading

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5 Modern 'Home Sweet Home' Signs

By: Diy maven Nov 25, 2011

Mid Century Modern Print Danish Modern retro art    Typography  print   -  Home Sweet Home  - A3 retro

If you're like me, the thought of a 'Home Sweet Home' sign conjures up images of women in petticoats sitting in a sewing circle. Quaint, yes. Modern, no. For those of us who love the sentiment but not the antiquity, check out these very modern 'Home Sweet Home' alternatives.

How fabulous is the image above? From Etsy seller handz, the 11-ish by 16-ish print will set you back a paltry 23 bucks.

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How To: Make DIY Liquid Watercolors!

By: Capreek Nov 22, 2011

created at: 11/21/2011

Three simple ingredients, folks, that's all you need... then you'll be on your way to custom watercolor heaven!   Continue Reading

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Decor 101: Why White Walls are Not Boring!

By: Al40yearoldintern Nov 08, 2011

created at: 11/08/2011

No sir, I don't think white walls are boring... they are merely just a canvas for something awesome!

I am a big fan of stark white walls filled with colorful collages of artwork.  I appreciate it in my own home as well as others.  For me they evoke the feeling of a light and airy space and I love pops of color scattered throughout. Today I was crafting with a friend who has a fab little bungalow in the Venice Canals part of LA and she also loves her bright white walls... And her place still has lots of personality from the interesting and colorful artwork and accessories throughout. Continue Reading

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How to: Make Golden Super Starburst Wall Art (for under $10.00)

By: Al40yearoldintern Nov 07, 2011

created at: 11/07/2011Can you guess from what inexpensive material this starburst was made?

Hi, I'm Holly.First, let me say that I am super excited to be here on Curbly today for my very first guest blog post ever! Fingers crossed it all goes well....

So, I am a little obsessed (ok more like, a lot) with vintage sunbursts, starbursts, whatever you like to call them, wall art. I own some brass urchins that hang on my home office wall as well as a funky vintage starburst hanging planter that hangs on my bedroom wall. Oh, and a West Elm mirrored starburst hangs above my stove.  I even collect a certain brand of vintage mid-century dinnerware in a pattern called Franciscan Starburst: Continue Reading

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Make It: Vintage Ruler Wall Art

By: Capreek Nov 02, 2011

created at: 11/02/2011

Bring a little schoolhouse charm to your decor with this inexpensive and simple wall art idea!   Continue Reading

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10 Creative Ways to Display Art and Photos

By: Chrisjob Oct 27, 2011

Don't get us wrong. Frames are great. Bulldog clips work just fine. But sometimes, you just need that extra detail to really make your photos or wall art something special.

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How to Turn Washers into Cheap Wall Art

By: Diy maven Oct 19, 2011

Kristy wanted some big cheap art for her studio. Her solution was a 24" x 32" canvas and 6-25 count packs of washers in various sizes. She tired quite a few dry runs, as far as designs were concerned. She nixed the giant scissors, a peace signContinue Reading

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GENIUS Pant Hanger = Art Hanger

By: Diy maven Oct 05, 2011


Stylist Michael Walters used old pant hangers to display art back in the summer '08 edition of O at Home. As genius now as it was then. (I see a thrift store visit in my future.)

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Typography Maps

By: Diy maven Oct 04, 2011

Take a closer look at this map of NYC and you'll see it's shape is constructed of places in NYC itself. The creatorContinue Reading

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Make It: Colorful Painted Chair Cushions!

By: Capreek Sep 26, 2011

created at: 09/26/2011

After honing your painting skills fixing all those thrift store paintings, you should be more than ready to take on this project!  Learn how to turn plain canvas seat cushions into functional works of art--for cheap!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Picture Frames for $5 a Pop!

By: Capreek Sep 21, 2011

created at: 09/20/2011

I love art, lovelovelove it.  If I could cover all my walls and even the back of my eyelids in art, I would.  Instead, I have an ever-growing stack of prints and drawings that aren't seeing the light of day.  Why??  Because framing those bad boys is EXPENSIVE.  So, when I spotted this simple DIY framing solution that brings the price to around $5 a piece, I kid you not, I could hear my stack of art rejoicing.  Their time has finally come!   Continue Reading

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