Spring is (finally) in the air, bringing a nearly insatiable desire to get outside and start sprucing up my outdoor living space. The first project on my list? Making one of these awesome cinder block and wood slat benches! Continue Reading
Scott Valentine is an up-cycling genius. He takes old trunks, suitcases and other vintage things and turns them into something new and amazing. Enter into evidence the old Seapack suitcase pictured above. It was made by Hartmann circa WWII. Scott decided to turn itContinue Reading
After spotting some reclaimed wood shelves at Restoration Hardware (with a starting price of $195 each -- ouch), Greg and Ashley decided to make their own version, perfectly sized for a tiny half-bath. Continue Reading
This, my friends, marks my 4000th post on Curbly. To celebrate, I thought I'd cull through my how-to originals and round up some of my favorites and tell you what became of them.
I turned an old (and heavy) tripod into floor lamp for my office back in 2007. It's still here, and I still love it. Although it'sContinue Reading
This sad, leather couch is transformed from a big and bulky mess to a sleek safari sling bench. I seriously cannot believe that the two are related. You'll just have to click through to see what I mean. Continue Reading
Until I saw Sara's window planter box, I had always thought that the domain of such things were outside the house. Thanks to windowsills, they have moved inside. (I love windowsills.) Made with leftover timberContinue Reading
Oh, spring! I'm so glad you're almost here! I've been aching to incorporate bright colors into my home decor. I've also been searching for ways to get little plants in my kitchen. Boom. This settles it. How cute are these little pots? And can you tell what they were used for before they became planters?
I spend a lot of time sitting at a computer, which isn't exactly the healthiest thing in the world. It would be great to have the option to mix it up from time to time, which is why I'm completely in love with this DIY standing desk project! Continue Reading
We moved into our house in June. One of the unexpected treasures the previous owner left behind was this old pine bar.
The practice of bringing a hostess gift as a small token of thanks seems to be a (nearly) lost tradition these days. We say it's time to bring it back! Here are 22 simple DIY projects that will make a big impact in showing your party host just how much you appreciate their efforts. Continue Reading