As you may have noticed, we have a bit of a thing for typography over here at Curbly. Whether it's the simple use of a monogram, or an entire wall of font-focused art - we appreaciate it all. So today we're sharing ten of our favorite typography themed home decor DIY projects. Keep reading to check 'em out!
It's a proven fact that plants just make a person feel happier. In my own home, there are several large plants in the main gathering spots and people tend to gravitate toward those spaces naturally. Whether you live in a large home or a tiny apartment, there are ways to bring the garden indoors! From wall plants to a mini succulent garden, you can totally enjoy all that plants have to offer in almost any space!
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
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!
This apron can go from the kitchen to the garden and everywhere in between. Chloe assures us that it only takes 30 minutes to whip up, and because it's made of simple ticking fabric, it costs a fraction of the price
I believe in color and pattern in the home. From pillows to throws to curtains and even the napkins on the table, patterns are important! I've rounded up 20 items of beautiful decor from my favorite shops ranging from the cheapest at $20 to the most expensive (a rug!) under $400!!! Check them out!
We've all got a few devices near the TV. From cable boxes, to blu-ray players, to streaming devices, it can get a bit cluttered. This minimalist cover looks like the perfect simple solution!
HGTV has a new digital series starring Meg Allan Cole entitled, Cube Takeover. Why it took this long for somebody to come up with an idea for make-over show devoted to the corporate cube, we will never know. But it's finally here and it's super fun. Meg has a lot to do with that, but so
Spring will be here eventually, and when it arrives, I'll be ready and waiting with my pretty floral rope wreath IKEA hack. This is one of the easiest hacks I've shared yet - and you'll never guess what IKEA product I used. Keep reading to find out.
Is your office in need of a little bit of TLC? Well, with spring on its way, it is the perfect time to get organized. Here are ten of our favorite DIY projects that will help you get your workspace in order.
If you've been following along with this series, you'll know that this project wasn't just a room makeover. It also involved some room swapping. My home office was going to be where my guest room was and vice versa. And my craft room was going to be a dedicated workout area. And my craft room was going to become a craft cubby located in the closet of the guest room. I'll admit it, I didn't think it was going to be possible to cram all my books, printers, and office and craft supplies into one room and make it make sense. BUT...after much planning, painting, and paring back, the room swapping experiment
It's that time of year, when all we want is warm, sunny days... but what we get is chilly rainy ones instead. So why not freshen up your home with some brightly colored accents to get yourself in the springtime mood? Here are ten of our favorite colorful textiles from around the web.
I'm happy to report that my office makeover is proceeding nicely. The big stuff--desk, bridge arrangement, seating, even the craft cubby is nearly complete. The only things that remain on the bullet list is artwork, light fixture, and mail organizer. In today's installment of Embracing Simplicity: A Home Office Makeover, we're going to tackle the last on that list.
I'm sure you've seen your fair share of DIY mail organizer tutorials. Me too. Which is why I wanted to construct this one differently. First, I decided to use an inexpensive canvas for the structure. The fabric, which would be used for the individual pockets, needed to be different too, so I decided to stencil it. Finally, I decided that even though there would be cloth involved, this project would require NO SEWING. (Yay for no sewing.) Even with the stenciling, this project was quick to make and the results hold all those things that used to clutter my desk, which include not only bills but flyers and invites and receipts too. (Oh, my.) Now let's get started.
- 12” x 24” canvas (I found mine for 2 for $6 at my local craft store)
- Paint and brush for canvas
- 1/2 yard white medium weight denim
- Iron and ironing board
- hot glue and gun
- stencil, stencil spouncer and masking tape (I used this stencil)
- craft paint and fabric medium
- paper plate
Start by applying one to two coats of paint onto the front of the canvas. I chose to use the same paint color as I used on my new office furniture.
Next, cut the fabric into 3 rectangles measuring 9” x 18”. Fold up each of the long sides 1/2”. Press well. Fold them up 1/2” again to fashion a. Press well. Fix each hem in place with a steady line of hot glue.
Position the stencil at the center of one of the rectangles, keeping it in place with masking tape.
Mix the craft paint with the fabric medium according to the instructions on the medium’s bottle. (Usually it’s 2 parts paint to 1 part fabric medium.) I like to mix them in a paper plate, which I then use as a palette. It makes clean-up easy too. Using the stencil spouncer, pounce the paint & medium mixture to the open areas of the stencil.
When all the painted surfaces are dry, position the stenciled fabric rectangles on the right side of the canvas, centering the images down the front.
Glue the bottom edge of each of the rectangles to the canvas, using steady lines of hot glue for each.
Next, glue the short sides of the rectangles to the sides of the canvas, making sure to angle the fabric up slightly so the front of the fabric pooches a little.
Now, hot glue the short sides of the fabric rectangles to the back of the canvas
Trim off the excess fabric from the back of the canvas.
Whichever way you decide to hang your mail organizer, it is HIGHLY recommended that you anchor it to the wall with a Command Picture Hanging Strip place at the bottom of the canvas. This will enable you to toss in your mail, flyers and receipts without the organizer going all wonky on the wall or, for that matter, falling off the wall.
Here's a picture of the finished product:
Now let’s get back to that stencil. I used it in another place in the office: on my new chair. Here’s a sneak peek:
Come back next week for an all-new "Embracing Simplicity: A Home Office Makeover" how-to, and don't forget to check out the first post in this series.
It's that time of the year. When spring is oh-so-close, but it's still gray and cold outside. Which makes it the perfect time to add some much needed color to your home in anticipation of spring! Here are ten cheery, colorful decorative items that are sure to get you excited for warmer weather.
Faux bois (faux wood grain) is everywhere these days! Whether you want to embrace the trend with a giant rug or a smaller accessory like an alarm clock, we've rounded up 20 home accessories that fit the bill!
Who doesn't love a DIY project that involves supplies that are basically free?! Gather up some twigs from your backyard and neighborhood and try your hand at one of these cool ideas! Bring nature indoors!
Driftwood is one of those wonderful things that suits just about any decor, and it came be used as effortlessly inside as outside. To celebrate our favorite "found" wood, we've gathered together 15 ways to use them in our homes. We hope you love them as much as we do!
1. Erlend's DIY driftwood photo display is so simple and yet so stylish. Visit Morning Creativity to see how to make one of your own.
2. Jellybean's votive holders remind us of romantic fires on the beach. If the flame + old wood combination makes you nervous, battery operated votives could work too. Check out the tutorial at The Gold Jellybean.
3. This driftwood shelf was available to purchase for $79 at Scoutmob, but we think it would be a breeze to DIY.
4. These bookends were made by a member of Folksy. They're currently sold out, but what lovely inspiration to make our own driftwood bookends.
5. This bowl was another purchased item. But if we look on the inside, we can see how it was put together. A lot of patience and some nails! Visit Unskinny Boppy for more information and pictures of the bow.
6. If you're wondering how to keep the shape of a bowl made out of driftwood, check out Marji's driftwood nest/basket project. It could be perfect for an Easter/spring centerpiece.
7. This jewelry holder couldn't be easier to make. The trick is to finding an appropriately shaped piece of driftwood. Visit Storage and Glee for more information.
8. For a more challenging project, check out this rustic table. We particularly love the "Y" leg in the background! Visit Esprit Cabane to see how to make one for yourself.
9. A simple construction of driftwood can make for lovely wall art that would be as comfortable hung behind a sofa as on a garden shed. See Cut Out & Keep for all the DIY details.
10. Driftwood and tillandsia go together like PB&J. This particular creation would look lovely as a centerpiece on a table or a statement piece on a mantle. (P.S. Imagine the wall art above couple with some tillandsia.) To read how it was constructed, visit Save On Crafts.
11. This driftwood mobile was created by artist Reba Stewart, and we adore it. We also think it serves as inspiration for a DIY version. We particularly like the refinement of the added chain. To attach the chains to the individual pieces of driftwood, small threaded eyelets are the way to go. To find out more about Ms. Stewart and her work, visit MIT.edu.
12. Speaking of dangling driftwood, Susan Castor created this driftwood curtain for the Cinnamon Shore Beach House. According to Apartment Therapy, Susan drilled small holes in each of the driftwood pieces, then strung them on wires which she attached to a boards, one affixed to the ceiling and the other the floor.
13. No driftwood roundup would be complete without a couple of mirror projects, so here we go. This first one of the starburst variety comes from City Farmhouse.
14. For you more linear types, this rectangular option could be a perfect addition to your decor. Visit The Wood Grain Cottage to see how to make one.
15. And, finally, this oh-so-sweet sail boat art piece. Kay from White Gun Powder tells us how she made it. As a matter of fact, it's so cute and easy to make, you might want to make a trio like Kay did!
For more ways to add natural elements to your decor, check out this recent Curbly post!
I feel like rocks are having a moment right now. Geodes, agate, quartz. It's all making a comeback and is very on-trend. Try things out with one of these rock-themed DIY projects!
Ring dishes are important. Truly. But sometimes you just need a dish that's big enough for those watches and sunnies. The solution: These faux Terrazzo tiles. They have stolen my heart and look like an easy afternoon project!