I don't know about you, but "getting organized" always tops my list of New Year's resolutions. And this year is no different. So I went on a mission to find some affordable, easy DIY projects to help with that goal. Click through to see what I found.
So, I'm kind of obsessed with lighting; if I had the space, I would totally collect cool lamps. But I don't and, honestly, a house full of lamps would be kinda weird. If I did, though, this DIY wood pendant lamp would definitely be at the top of my list!
The holidays may be over, but that doesn't mean you have to put all the shimmery goodness away! These gold log candle holders are equal parts glam and rustic -- and are perfect for any time of year!
If you're looking to try your hand at having a green thumb this year, then you'll definitely want to make this easy and stylish planter shelf. You'll only need a few supplies and a bit of time, but the end result is stunning. To make your pots really pop, just give them a coat of bright paint like Mandi of Vintage Revivals did.
There's something so appealing to me about an IKEA hack. I love the idea of transforming a mass produced piece into a customized, one-of-a-kind item that nobody else has. And there are a lot of great ones kicking around the internet right now. Here are ten useful ones.
I've been on the hunt for a new headboard and this diy project by Carrie Waller stopped me in my tracks. I've been drooling ever since I found out that a piece so beautiful was handmade! And while the steps require a bit of skill and a few tools, the results are well worth the effort.
Folding tables are typically all function, no form. They're usually pretty ugly, but they get the job done and can be stored in a closet when not in use. But this DIY idea aims to bring style to the basic folding table and the results are pretty great. You'll have to click through to see what I mean.
When we first moved into our house, we found that the previous owners left behind a gift: an old tire in the attic space of the garage. We were so touched, not. Hauling it to the recycling center was just another thing to add to the money pit's to-do list. Now I wish we would have kept it as old, dejected
With just three cuts of wood and a bit of glue, you can end up with a chic drink perch for your couch! Not only is it a smart space saving solution, but it also looks great with a few stripes.
I've never had a good way to display holiday cards. Last year I propped them up against the wall on a shelf. Lame. So this year I wanted to find a great way to share all the beautiful cards with visitors, and I also wanted to think of a nice way to store them so I can look back at them in a few years. Here's what I found.
When it comes to snow, I'm firmly in the "No thank you, lady Nature" camp. It looks pretty in photos and that's about as close as I want to get to the stuff. But I do enjoy a good thrill as much as the next person, so the idea of shooting down the side of a snow-covered hill on nothing but a tiny piece of wood or plastic is undeniably appealing. If you also enjoy a good sled ride, check out this ridiculously cool one you can make yourself!
Looks like a handcrafted, heavy-duty chest, right? Yeah, well, it just looks like that. It's really something else entirely. Can you guess what might be inside?
When you open the top, this is what you see
Last time I was at my local wood working store, I picked up some long pieces of maple veneer, thinking I'd use it somehow during the holidays. At the time I had no idea how I'd use it, but once the Curbly Ornament Challenge rolled around, I realized this material would be perfect for making easy holiday ornaments. Here's what I ended up with.
See that sheet of plywood? It's about to become one of the coolest modern Christmas trees you've ever seen!
Not sure you want to go through the hassle of putting up a tree this year? Or maybe you're just short on space? Try this DIY plywood Christmas tree instead. It takes up no room at all because it hangs on the wall.
If your Christmas decorating style is a bit more on the minimalist/subdued side, take a peek at this easy DIY tree project!
Sure, you can adhere a couple of number stickers to your mailbox so people can find your house. OR you could welcome your guests in style by making a stunning wall-mounted planter box with your house numbers on it. Click through to see what it looks like!
Thanksgiving is tomorrow. And if you're unsure of what you're doing with the table, look no further! 24 hours is more than enough time to whip out this Scandinavian-inspired beaded candle holder!
If you checked out the Curbly House tour we posted last month, you might have though our house projects were all completed (we did use the words "It's Finished!" in the title, after all). Alas; we must confess to some wishful thinking/titling. There's still lots to do, and our side entryway was the worst offender:
The space is a little odd; it's a landing...
If you have a small bathroom like I do, sometimes you have to get creative with storage. And one day it hit me (edited: see update below) - why not cut a few bowls in half and attach them to a board to store things like lipstick and manicure supplies? And so this wooden (half) bowl storage idea was born.