I love a good desk DIY, especially when it involves recycled materials, and this tutorial is definitely a good one. There is even a storage shelf for books, pencils, etc. Check it out.
Presented at this year's Burning Man, this installation of 7-12 foot stars arranged in the shape of Orion was meant to bring a sense of heaven to earth. They were constructed to look as lovely in the daytime as night. Check out the
As 2012 rolls to a close, we're paying tribute to a year full of awesome DIY ideas with roundups of our most-loved projects and posts! First up, our ten favorite art and art-inspired decor projects. Enjoy!
Whatever you call them alcoves, niches or cubby holes, they can give rise to some major decor conundrums. What proved to be the perfect way to fill this empty alcove was a faux mantle. It started with some lumber at Home Depot and about a half hour of construction. Some caulk and paint later, this
A few weeks ago, I visited a local unpainted furniture store and was immediately drawn to their DIY stains, varnishes and paint. While examining the stock, one of the shop's finishers happened by and asked if I had any questions. I immediately went in to 'quiz the expert' mode. I felt so guilty at accosting the poor guy, I bought one of the paints
This DIY tree branch lamp is a unique project that could easily be scaled to your liking (a desk lamp, perhaps?)!
A few weeks ago, our editor, Chris Gardner, posted a sweet woodworking tutorial over on our 'brother' site, ManMadeDIY. In it, he explained the steps he took to make a beautiful hardwood modern menorah. If you're in the market for a new one for Hanukkah this year, or you're not Jewish but you just want a candle-holder with room for nine lights, then I suggest you check it out. Chris shipped us the finished product, and we were thrilled to...
As a kid, I loved making those paper ring garlands to help count down the days to Christmas. They weren't much, just strips of red and green construction paper, one looped inside another and held together with a swipe of glue stick, but, buddy, I loved the ritual of ripping those suckers off as soon as I woke up every morning.
A quick trip to the hardware store will yield all the materials you need for this unique, modern side table!
I'm a father to two little people. Since my eldest is only 2.5 years old, this limits a lot of the craft projects out there that require power tools (though the man in me can't wait till he comes of age to enjoy them!). This simple project is something we can tackle together and relatively safe (look, no scissors!) and particularly festive.
It's suggested that you use a hotglue gun, but you can...
Things are starting to get real festive around these parts! If you're looking for some fun tabletop trees that lean a bit towards the modern side, I've got just the project for you! These wooden trees are super easy to make and can be left plain or customized to your heart's content. Check 'em out!
- (1) 6x36" sheet of Balsa wood
- tree templates (create and print out a big triangle...
The sofa table exists primarily because no one wants to look at the back of a couch. And granted, it’s a handy place for reading lamps and perhaps some photos or display-worthy books. But the problem, for some of us at least, is that a sofa table feels a little too traditional and grown-up, sort of like joining a country club or driving an automatic.
If you’ve ever dreamed of getting your house into Metropolitan Home or Architectural Digest but then screwed it all up by having kids, modBOX 2010 might just be your salvation. It is, in the words of its designer, “a modernist toy box for the hipster tyke.” Yet as cool as it looks on the outside, modBOX is all about the kid experience. It has a big catchall chest (perfect for emergency cleanups), plus two drawers that pull out, two book...
I love the idea of having a corner desk because it is such a great space saver, but I can never find one that I really like. So I was excited when I found a DIY corner desk that doesn't suck. In fact, it's completely awesome. Check it out.
I'll be honest, I prefer that my DIY projects and crafts be heavy on the modern side of things. Sometimes it's hard to find ideas that are easy to make, affordable, and super contemporary. BUT! It can be done! Even the most ubiquitous Christmas craft, the advent calendar, can be turned into an aesthetically pleasing design object. Here are 14 examples that are sure to fit in with modern homes of all types!
Groovy Headboard...as in lots of grooves, see? It was the express intention of the designers of this piece not to have a monolithic hulk of a headboard, so they decorated it with negative space. The grooves also highlight the edge strata of the plywood, adding depth and interest that change with your viewing angle. And if you really want to get groovy, you can install some hidden lighting in the back (letting the glow play through the slats or throwing bars of light onto the ceiling).
I love this DIY headboard. Why? Because it would look equally amazing in a traditional or modern home!
In just four days, Yamini turned her sad and uninviting guest room into a prize-winning retreat. Besides the lovely room, the payoff also included recognition by Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine and $1,000. An old Craiglist find, wall lights, an art-piece headboard
Curbly recently had the great pleasure of creating a series of Mid-Century Modern holiday decorations for DIY Network, including everything from ornaments to stockings to wreaths. We'll be sharing the projects week-by-week as Christmas approaches. First up?
There's not a whole lot more that I love than the combo of walnut, succulents, and a pop of color. So, when (our very own Editor-in-Chief) Chris made these awesome DIY floating planter shelves, I flipped out -- in a good way!