This isn't the first time Anika's IKEA IVAR cabinet has undergone a transformation. The first time involved a can of white spray paint and knobs that matched those in her kitchen, as she used it as an extension
For the last two months we've been running non-stop on the design treadmill trying to get our new studio ready for its debut. We've replaced floors, demolished walls, painted, and done a handful of unconventional cosmetic fixes in order to get the space in 'blank slate' order. From there, came a two-week self-imposed game of "which design road should we take today", as we've slowly cobbled things together. The good news is that we're getting...
Is there anything more rewarding in the DIY world than using reclaimed materials to make something? Seriously. A dejected object on a layover to a landfill is spotted by a keen eye. The object is swooped up and turned into something marvelous, getting a second chance on life and love. (We should all be so lucky.) The reclaimed materials featured in these 20 projects were the main characters of such fairytales. They now act as inspiration to...
For those of you who love fall, the best time of the year is right around the corner... when the air starts to feel crisp and, best of all, when you can start adding autumnal touches to your home. So today we're sharing ten gorgeous spaces that embrace fall in a subtle yet effective way.
Sometimes I get a little overwhelmed by all the bright colors around me. Maybe I'm getting old. Or maybe it's the onset of fall and cooler weather. Either way, every so often I like to step back from the vivid neons, deep, saturated hues, and loud primary colors. A neutral, calming color palette is what guided this little credenza re-styling. Read on to see how I did it.
I channeled a more minimalist, cool style to decorate our dining...
Are you the type of person who would absolutely love nothing more than to achieve that simple and soothing Scandinavian look in your home? Well guess what: you don't have to spend a lot of money to achieve this classic look! Here are a few pieces you can easily introduce into your home on a modest budget. Your home, and wallet, will appreciate it!
You've got the floor pillows, the cozy blankets, but what about the low floor table??? Enjoy your meals on the ground in style with this super easy DIY project! No woodworking skill required!
It's day three of my whirlwind adventures in guest blogging here on Curbly. Today, it's all in the details...of home decor, that is. Sometimes in DIY home accents, it isn't about the big, striking pieces. Often, it's the lovely, custom details that add up to make a space. Like these DIY coasters. They can be any color, and the watercolor effect is both elegant and whimsical.
This August we're devoting each week of the month to a different decor style or theme. This week, we're all about the mid-century modern (MCM) style. The clean lines, geometric shapes, and natural woods and metals make this style iconic and evergreen. MCM treasures are widely sought-after and coveted by collectors, making it difficult and pricey to get your hands on the real deal.
The good news is you can achieve a MCM look in your home...
Corrie Beth's maidenhair fern mobile takes me to a place of tranquility. It's so light and delicate and dreamy, don't you think? As you can probably imagine, the supplies to make one are minimal, and include
Eclectic style is defined by interiors with not only varied styles, but also a variety of eras, color palettes, and textures. It is a style where the goal is to look "collected" over time. An eclectic space can have more "splurges" for higher end pieces because the cost of the space is spread out over time...sometimes years. Today I'm going to recreate budget friendly versions of some of my favorite eclectic spaces to show you that these rooms can be accomplished affordably.
Today, we're adding 10 more dining tables you can build yourself to our original 5, which you can see here. In this roundup, we're covering a variety of styles and DIY capabilities. (Although it might help to have a certain amount of DIY temerity to fabricate the last one
Zakkiya, the talented illustrator behind Inkstruck Studio, recently released to the world a watercolor cactus tutorial that can make even a beginner look like a pro. If you feel her creation is a bit of a reach for your abilities, not to worry. Zakkiya has an entire
Bar carts are super trendy right now, but they can also be super expensive. If you're looking for a cheap and minimal option, this easy DIY is definitely for you. And who doesn't like taking pre-existing pieces and transforming them into something new? Simply turn an outdated and bland TV tray into a minimalistic bar cart!
Alexis's DIY embroidered canvas art is about the sweetest art DIY art project I've seen in ages. Not only is it a snap to make, it's fool-proof. To replicate her creation, all we need is some stretched canvas, embroidery floss or craft thread, a needle, scissors, ruler and a pencil and eraser. To see how Alexis put it all together, please visit Persia Lou.
I used to think of the Lazy Susan as old fashioned, something that Grandma might have had on the table back in the day. Until I started using one. They're so handy! And after running across this colorful Lazy Susan tutorial, I decided I had to share it with you. Click through to check out the awesome final product.
I don't know about your favorite thrift store, buy mine is LOADED with wooden bowls and canisters and stuff. Honestly, I don't spend much time in that aisle. After seeing Amy's wooden bowl makeover I just might be making a beeline for that particular aisle on my next visit. Some inexpensive gold leaf, glue, Martha's patterning tape, and a soft-bristle brush is all you need. And, not surprising, I happen...
I like to buy furniture, but there is something to be said about building your own. Each time I look at a handmade piece, I beam with pride. And we actually followed the instructions for one of the dining tables below and it's lasted for years! Read on to find one of 10 fantastic DIY dining tables with easy-to-follow instructions!
My family and I just returned from a sunny, beach trip to Florida. My kids packed an abundance of shells to bring a piece of the beach home with us, but the tropical plants and trees I longed to bring home were too big and deeply rooted to pack in my suitcase. Plus, the dry, cooler climate of Colorado (combined with my lack of growing skills) would have doomed the plants upon their arrival.
So naturally I went to the next best thing for tropical vibes in my home - DIY tropical leaf coasters. Now, I can enjoy my cup of coffee in the morning, or a cocktail in the evening with a touch of the tropics on my table.
Ever see a project using wood slices and wonder how the maker gets them all so evenly sliced? (If you've ever tried to get an even cut on a round tree limb, you know what I'm talking about.) In the case of this project, their uniformity has everything to do