Ever since I wrote my first post on Curbly back in '06, some of my favorite finds have been products that are totally DIYable. Especially wood working products. Shelves, tables, light fixtures, cubbies, I'm not choosy. The items just have to be stylish yet simple enough to reproduce just by looking at them. Going through Curbly's coffers, I found no less than 15 of these gems justContinue Reading
Chances are, you've seen a Case Study planter before -- it's the quintessential modern planter that's been in magazines and stylish entryways since the end of WWII. Nowadays, though, it goes to the tune of $150 -- and up (way up) depending on the style and size. If you like the look but not the price, here's a DIY version you can make for a fraction of the cost. Continue Reading
This DIY glass bottle chandelier sorta blows all those other DIY glass bottle chandeliers we've seen out of the water. Of course it wouldn't be as easy a DIY either. That's where the 'dare' comes in. You see, the makers of this chandelier--the folks behind DIY Network's Blog Cabin--whipped outContinue Reading
Cladding is our friend. Especially when we want completely erase one style for another. In this case we go from IKEA to Pottery Barn. The project started out as a $45 scratch and dent IKEA cubby but ended up an Pottery Barn apothecary-styleContinue Reading
Ready for another round of weekend DIYs to try? This week's project roundup features some especially awesome tutorials. Learn how to frame oversized artwork, make your own hammock, ombre some potted plants, and more. There are plenty of ideas to keep you busy from now until Sunday. Continue Reading
In some living rooms, the fireplace is the focal point. It just MAKES the room, ya know what I'm sayin'? This fireplace makeover is so drastic and the final product is absolutely stunning!
I found this makeover tucked in the much bigger makeover Suesan gave her 164-year-old federal-style brick home, which in and of itself is pretty amazing. She tackled everything in that makeover and documents it as well. BUT when I was perusing all her hard work, this grody, tin shelf really stuck out. Probably because I have about 8 of them in various collection areas, of our house (like in the downstairs laundry room & garage) in various stages of grodiness. AndContinue Reading
After eight years, our old IKEA bed has finally bitten the dust and we're on the prowl for a modern headboard that won't break the bank. If you're in a similar boat, check out this beautiful, statement-piece DIY project! Continue Reading
I've had these scrap pieces of masonite for quite some time now. So I thought I'd turn them into something useful, by making these round, decorative trivets. FYI, this project does involve power tools, but there's a way around that if you don't feel comfortable using a bandsaw or jigsaw. So be sure to check it out, even if you're not a power tool pro. Continue Reading
IKEA products are known for being easy to customize, but sometimes those plans don't quite work out. I came across this unfortunate IKEA Fira unit at the thrift shop. Its previous owner got creative with paint, glue, and origami paper. No wonder they donated it -- it looked terrible! I'm always looking for useful storage solutions, so I brought it home determined to make it look great in my 1950's apartment. With a few simple tools and materials, I transformed it into a unique, retro-inspired piece that matches the rest of my decor. Continue Reading
What do you do with an old, warped cabinet? Fix it up, broken door and all of course! Continue Reading
This weekend, I'm going to track down some tools and give this DIY wooden spoon tutorial a try. The finished piece is beautiful and completely functional for the kitchen. Continue Reading
Add a little color to your workspace with this super simple IKEA hack. All you'll need is a $10 pair of magazine files, paint, and a paint brush to create a trendy patterned set, inspired by a popular fashion print. Continue Reading
Monograms aren't just for shirt cuffs anymore... there are a whole slew of fun, whimsical DIY letter projects popping up all over the internet. They make great gifts too - who doesn't love something so personalized? Keep reading to check out ten of my favorite projects involving monograms, names and initials.