I love the look of different shaped vases and planters, but they can be hard to find or a little too expensive for my wallet. This clay planter looks like concrete and the cone shape adds a cool & modern touch!
It's no secret that simply swapping out the hardware on dressers, desks, and other furniture can give it a whole new look. These easy leather pulls are a quick to make and the result is stunning!
Have a tight space that desperately needs a table? Try this space-saving DIY idea that involves the above supplies.
A desk organizer is one of those contraptions that I always wish I had, but never take the time to actually make. My desk is easily the least-organized spot in my home. It's become a dumping ground for all sorts of items. These DIY wood desk organizer could be the end to my chaotic office space!
Mark Montano recently mashed up an IKEA Lack table and pages from an adult coloring book to outstanding effects. Minus the Lack table, we probably have all the supplies we need to make one, thanks to Mark, as he offers three printable
Jen fell in love the moment she first saw Restoration Hardware's wood and steel console, which is pictured above. Employing simple metal connectors used in the construction trade, Jen was able to recreate the console at a fraction of the cost. (I'm guessing here, because Jen doesn't actually mention how much the project cost, but the RH inspiration clocks in at between $1195 and
This budget-friendly DIY side table idea is the perfect weekend project and will only set you back $40. Not too bad for a modern table. Right? Click through to make your own.
Here at Curbly, we're fans of IKEA hacks. It's fun to see others take something ordinary and put their own creative spin on it. And after seeing this bar cart transformation, I'm ready to make this version for myself! You have to see what it looks like now in all its coffee-serving glory!
It's almost time to set the table for the big day! Whether you do it grand or keep things minimal, try one of these easy-to-make table runners that are sure to wow your guests on Thanksgiving day!
Creating a tablescape for the holidays that you actually love can be really simple. For me, the trick is all in the centerpiece because it's really where everyones eyes are surely going to meet. I created this Scandinavian-inspired piece using affordable and attainable elements that works equally well for both Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the winter holidays.
- Wreath with lots of greenery (tip: use a fake wreath to...
It had been a while since I've scored a good thrift store treasure, but I certainly hit the jackpot the other day! I came across a large brushed-brass tray that I knew had to come home with me. It was a little gaudy, I'll admit, but I decided to give it a whole new look with this DIY Moroccan-inspired side table.
Oh! And keep this diagram in mind for reference and further clarity.
For this project, we used a template so that we could have straight lines and perfect angles for our final design. For the template and additional materials, you'll need:
- 1/2" MDF
- 1" Pocket hole screws
- Table saw (try this one from Bosch)
- Kreg pocket hole jig
- 3/4" Plywood
- Router with flush trim router bit
- Band Saw (this one is an option, or this one if you want to spend a little more)
- Wood chisel (here's a set for about $30)
- Sand paper
- Brass tray (find one on Etsy that won't break the bank)
- Flat Black Spray Paint
1. Using the table saw, set your fence at 1/2" from the blade. Rip two strips of MDF at least 2' long. Set your fence 4" from the blade and rip one strip of MDF 2' long. You could also have this cut at the hardware store.
2. Using the mitre gauge, cut your 1/2" strips to 14" long. Cut your 4" strip to 11" long.
3. Use the Kreg pocket hole jig to drill two holes in each end of the 4" strip.
4. Arrange your three pieces as shown in the diagram and screw in place using 1" pocket hole screws. You now have your template complete.
5. Adhere your template to the 3/4" plywood using double-sided tape.
6. Cut your first leg out using the router with flush trim router bit. Repeat with second leg.
7. Find the half-way point in the cross bar of each leg. Mark it out with a speed square or measuring tape. Your notch should measure 3/4" wide (the thickness of your plywood) and 2" deep. These notches should be made at the top of the cross bar in one leg and the bottom of the cross bar in the second leg, so that they fit like a puzzle.
8. On your band saw, cut a series of kerfs in the marked out notch area on both legs.
9. Use a chisel and file to finish out the notches.
10. Measure the bevel of your tray and cut out two 45 degree bevels on the tops of the legs for the tray to fit in snuggly (will vary depending on size and shape of tray).
10. Sand all three pieces of your table (both legs and tray).
11. Wipe with a damp cloth and spray paint all pieces flat black. Repeat until you have the desired color. Allow to try completely.
12. Assemble the two legs according to your notches. Place tray on top and then enjoy!
There may be a lot of steps to follow, but I promise it's really quite easy. The all black look is modern and neutral, so the table can easily fit into an array of design styles and spaces! The tray is full of gorgeous details and adds great texture and character to the room. The best details is how easily you can collapse the table if ever you need the extra space or are looking for a bit of change!
Pipes are one of those versatile materials that can be used in so many different ways... for lighting, furniture and even jewelry storage! Click through to check out ten of our favorite DIY projects using the hardware store classic.
If you’re anything like me, you may have spent the last few months drooling over the luxurious materials that have been so popular on Pinterest lately. Sadly these high-end looks come with a high-end price tag and I've never been able to justify splurging on a marble side table or shiny gold accessories.
Until now, that is! As it turns out, with a few hacks you can easily get that luxe look for less - click through for nine clever ways to bring a little chic to your decor.
When every Friday rolls around, I get in the DIY mood and start scouring the web for weekend projects that might interest me. I have quite the collection of wallpaper that is just begging to be used. And I'm fairly certain it's going to be on a chair like the vintage one below!
I'm particular about dog beds. A lot of them are just too plush for my taste. I like it simple. So this gorgeous leather & canvas DIY project is one that I would gladly keep out around the clock! And what she uses to get that pattern is genius!