Now that I have a little one to care for, I’ve come to realize just how wonderful story time can be. Sharing books with Lauren is one of my favorite pastimes… especially the books that I used to read when I was a kid (those are my favorites!). Of course, with a well-stocked bookshelf comes the need for some nice bookends to hold everything in place. So I decided to whip up these pretties for bubba’s room, and they’re so easy to make, I just had to share these DIY mountain bookends with you too!
I got a text the other day from my mom. She was asking me if I wanted a collection of magazines that she had held onto from my childhood (if you're curious, it was a collection of Cricket magazines from the late 70s). Then I got another text -- my mom had found an old photo that she wanted to share with me. Then four more texts came my way, each containing a picture or memory of something from the past. It was clear that she was doing some deep cleaning.
When I asked her what she was up to, she replied, "Have you heard of Swedish Death Cleaning?" Um, excuse me??
Isn't it funny how you can open up Pinterest and get a sense of exactly what time of year it is? A month ago it was filled Christmas ornaments, gifts, decoration, and food selections. Literally, the day after New Years, you open it up and are filled with how you can lose ten pounds in the next two months or start the year organizing your life. In the area of organization, there are so many wonderful ideas and tips that I personally can get overwhelmed by it all. It's like standing in front of a fire hydrant as it shoots out water. Yes, it is a little ironic that I am adding to the overwhelming mix, but I wanted to be simple by paring it down to three books. In my opinion, these are the only three books you will need for your organization goals this year.
If you've recently visited a thrift store you know there are always tons of books available. Here are ten projects that might make you want to grab a few the next time you go.
Take a break from the magazine when poolside this summer and replace them with one of these! A few of the best, a few of the new, and always informational, you're sure to find a great read to fit your style!
If the father in your life is an avid reader...Curbly has you covered. Here are ten Father's Day gift ideas for the dad who loves to read.
Over the years, there have been discussions about the pros and cons of color-coordinating your bookshelves. Some speculate that those who do this, don't actually read, but use their books as decoration only. As it so happens, I'm totally for the rainbow shelving look. And I'm an avid reader. Here are ten beautiful displays of shelves beautifully-styled in rainbow fashion!
Sometimes it's nice to hold an actual book in your hands, isn't it? Especially when you're doing something as creative as crafting. That's why we've compiled a shopping guide with ten of our very favorite books that will help you kickstart your journey into the world of DIY projects. Read on to check 'em out!
I have to admit that my library for home DIY repairs and projects is quite extensive. Books from helping fix appliances to how to make your own drapes, I've almost got them all. Here are a few of the handiest that I would suggest you keep on hand! (How many hand puns can we throw in this post?)
If you followed our Curbly House renovation over the last few years, you probably know the highlight was getting to work with designer and stylist, Emily Henderson, to makeover four rooms in our home in just five days. Trust me, just going vintage shopping with Emily is like a college-level course in design, styling, and good taste. Well, now Emily's out with her very first book, Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves, and it is absolutely spectacular (we got our hands on one a little early and have already read it cover to cover).
It's been longer than I'd like to admit (give or take a year or two) that we've gone without a headboard. Our bed is from IKEA and we chose a model that was sans headboard hoping to make one of our own. Fast forward two years. I'm still searching the web for ideas and this one is quite interesting! What do you think!?!
Sure, you can throw your DVDs on a shelf in no particular order. Or you can pile your magazines messily on the coffee table. Or you could take a few extra minutes to organize your media in a more inspired way. Here are ten clever ideas that will get your organizational juices flowing.
How perfect would this little DIY book cubby be in a kid's bedroom or playroom?? I mean seriously. It. Is. Adorable. Also?? It's super insanely easy to make!
Esther's pops cut down a piece of plywood into the necessary dimensions to make this spot-on recreation of Anthro's wooden holder for their vintage box-set books. The store-bought versions--complete with vintage books--cost between $1,400 to $2,000. The price, I'm guessing, is reflected
Is it heart-felt, or a felt heart? Well, all cheesiness aside, it can be both if you are looking for a simple valentine for the bookworm in your life.
These simple leather journals or sketchbooks would make great holiday gifts for the writers, doodlers, list-makers, or note-takers in your life. I don't know about you but I want to make a hundred of these and give them to everyone I know!
Don't let the unassuming title or cover of industrial designer and artist Christopher Stuart's new book, DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide fool you. The work is filled with some of the most interesting DIY furniture I've ever seen--and I've seen a lot. Chris collected 30 projects from the best designer-makers out there and put them into the collection that includes projects for every room in your home, and they're all constructed of supplies...
The Book Clock is a measly $20, but according to its reviews on Amazon, it doesn't work very well at actually keeping the correct time. A better option for all of us DIY freaks is making one ourselves. Here's another
Hey bookworms, paper craft lovers, and people who like free things: here's a DIY bookmark that's got some serious flair!
Okay, we have a way to reuse old plastic toys, but what about old hardback books? Make another lamp, of course. Thanks to the wire shade, I'm getting a kind of steampunk vibe from this creation; however, with a fabric