Gail has a thing about doors. Especially old, junky ones. She uses them to make toddler beds and bookshelves and things. When she saw Jan's castoff door, she was struck by inspiration, which actually came from Brittany over at Pretty Handy Girl. Brittany used a door to make a bedside table, so Gail figured
Popsicle sticks have grown up and are ready to shake off their persona as a kids-only craft supply. Their first foray into real world decor? A bold, Moroccan-inspired side table!
Show of hands: have you ever seen an old, plain, wooden table in a thrift store, at a garage sale, or even dumped on the side of the road? Chances are you've wondered what you'd do with it and, after a few moments' pause, have moved on to other items. Well, one look at this thrift store table makeover will have you reconsidering passing by another one again!
We inherited a rather large and very wobbly picnic table when we purchased one of our rental properties. It needed a makeover, badly. I recycled what I could from the existing picnic table-the metal frame-and built a brand new one that seats eight people comfortably.
What if I told you that you could build a sawhorse desk just like this one without picking up a hammer or using a single nail? Would your mind be blown? Because mine is! No nails (or hammer) required for this DIY.
This mid-century style table was made with ¾” thick plywood and hairpin metal legs. With some basic woodworking skills, this modern patio table can be built for $200 to $300, depending on the types of legs you choose. I made this table that seats six for a covered patio, but it can be used indoors as well.
We've got some modern makeover madness for you today! Here are 7 awesome furniture face lifts to inspire your own creativity. Enjoy!
I'm bracing myself for an impending heatwave this weekend (with a yet-to-be-determined end date) and am realizing now just how gosh darn hot my office gets -- without a heatwave! In anticipation, I've been looking at possibly adding a small fan or two to my space, when BAM! I spotted this adorably minimal DIY desk fan. Isn't it just the cutest?
I love seeing how people interpret more expensive furniture in their DIY projects! Check out how these nightstands get transformed -- and the inspiration behind the makeover.
It's modernism month here at the Curbs so, naturally, a roundup of our favorite MCM-inspired DIY projects was in order! Happy DIY-ing!
Cayley is headed for high school this fall, which meant she needed a more fashionable, fun and functional bedroom workspace/study area. When her parents decided to tackle this makeover project, they headed for IKEA. A little hacking later, this is what the space looks like
This painted table is all kinds of hot geometric goodness! The real kicker, of course, is that it's super affordable. Oh, and completely customizable!
This wood dining table is the perfect blend between rustic and modern. The best part? It's totally DIYable!
I once had a friend who asked if baby toys came in beige because they were so unsightly. You could say the same about dog crates. So Erin Loechner came up with a modern and practical solution.
Getting a high end look on a budget is totally possible. All you need is a little elbow grease. Let's break down this gorgeous foyer by Muse Interiors to see how you can recreate it.
Beckie's grandma and grandpa gave her an old rickety table that was set for the trash heap. Beckie stepped in and saved the table. The only problem was she didn't need a table. Shelves, however, she could use. Her friend Mike used a jigsaw to saw the the table in half. A shot of primer and spray paint later, and this is what it looks like now:
Lorene Edwards Forkner’s book Handmade Garden Projects is filled with step-by-step instructions for over two dozen projects that will keep you busy for this growing season and beyond. Featherweight planters (made of peat and cement), vinyl wall flowers (made of LPs), a vintage-y outdoor chandelier (made of wire edging), a pergola (made of plumbing pipes) and much more, there’s something for every garden and every DIYer. You can snag it right now at Amazon for about $14.
With the permission of Ms. Forkner’s publisher, Timber Press, we’re pleased as punch to share two original projects from Handmade Garden Projects. The first is this Gabion-Style Cocktail Table.