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
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
We've featured a few Scandinavian-inspired DIY projects here in the past (remember this gorgeous coat stand? Or this rag rug-inspired light?), but this may be the simplest and most universally appealing of them all (no Scandinavian cabin required). Continue Reading
I have no children of my own, but can remember what the long and sometimes uneventful days of summer vacation felt like even now. You can only read so many comic books and build so many forts and play so many pool games before your mind is yearning for a little bit more substance. Like, say, an arty experiment of sorts. Continue Reading
My name is Capree and I have a tea towel problem. It's almost a compulsion really: I am always, ALWAYS finding new tea towels to obsess over. My head is full of hundreds of these little textile goodies; it's overflowing and needs to be purged! Luckily for you, this self-initiated intervention is taking the form of a roundup. I hope you're ready. And if, at the end of this, you find yourself craving tea towels too, consider yourself warned!
My love with paint chips is a well-documented one, and word on the street is I'm not alone in my obsession with the colorful little gems. Here's an easy art project that will look modern and professional, all while putting that boxed collection to a good use and clearing out some space for more paint chips!Continue Reading
This month, Krylon is sponsoring a series of thrifty, creative DIY projects:
Artwork. For my money, it's the number one way to add personality to a room. Sure, a $25 can of paint can make a big impact, but I'll take a white room with loads of art over boldly painted walls any day.
But, of course, you can't just go to the artwork store and scan the aisles until you find just the right piece of scale and color that matches your decor. Real art takes time to create, and fetches appropriately not-cheap prices, and isn't widely available at the local shopping center. Sure, family photos are nice, and an artfully framed poster will do, but don't you dare head to that kitchen and bath supply shop and paw through the faux-Tuscan paintings.
Instead, make your own. Quickly, easily, inexpensively, and no artistic ability required. Continue Reading