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.

Well, how about ten? Continue Reading

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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


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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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Make It: Easy DIY Silhouette Wall Art!

By: Capreek Sep 19, 2011

created at: 09/19/2011

While cameos and silhouettes of loved ones have been found in homes for, well, a long long time, they have recently made a comeback in more modernized forms - like this easy DIY plywood version!  

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DIY Customized Painted Wood Art

By: Kellyb Sep 15, 2011

created at: 09/14/2011

Ever finish up a project only to have a ton of scraps left? You don't want to waste them, but you don't really want them tucked away in some dusty corner of your house either. Well, if wood scraps are what you've got, I have the solution.  
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How To: Make Typographic String Art

By: Bruno Sep 15, 2011

Over at ManMade, Chris has a sweet tutorial on making hip, colorful typographic string art:

Make typographic string art

It's easy enough to do with your kids, and cool-looking enough to actually hang on the wall.Continue Reading

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Easy Art Idea: Make Framed Branches

By: Craftmel Sep 07, 2011

created at: 09/06/2011

With the cooler weather moving into most parts of the continent, it is a good time to tackle all those tree branch projects we've seen here on Curbly.  Today I've got an easy and eye-pleasing project to add to your to-make list.   Continue Reading

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How To: Fix Ugly Thrift Store Paintings!

By: Capreek Sep 01, 2011

created at: 08/31/2011

We've all seen them: hideous paintings that look to have come from a dentist's office circa 1991.  Thrift store specialties!  But before you pass by these massive works of, um, art, consider their inherent value.  A new canvas is expensive.  A sad thrift store painting is not.  Are you thinking what I'm thinking?  Let's fix this thing with some DIY art!   Continue Reading

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How To: Cereal Specimen Art

By: Craftmel Aug 31, 2011

created at: 08/30/2011

Cereal Specimen Art.  Need I say more?  Since this month on Curbly we've been concentrating on the kitchen, I just could not pass up the opportunity to share this hilarious idea for the dry cereal connoisseur in your life.Continue Reading

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