Should you find yourself with an empty fire extinguisher*, don't just throw it away! Turn that sucker into a mod-looking vase instead!
My name is Capree and I have a tea towel problem. It's almost a compulsion really: I am always, ALWAYS finding new tea towels to obsess over. My head is full of hundreds of these little textile goodies; it's overflowing and needs to be purged! Luckily for you, this self-initiated intervention is taking the form of a roundup. I hope you're ready. And if, at the end of this, you find yourself craving tea towels too, consider yourself warned!
We all have them: old lumpy pillows that have seen better days but, for whatever reason, we can't bring ourselves to get rid of. They hide in chests or closets "just in case", waiting for an unsuspecting overnight guest or even, perhaps, the perfect DIY project. If you have a few of these forgotten pillows, we have the solution for transforming them into something better! Read on!
Katy from KdBuggie Boutique and Designs offers up...
Last week, we showed you how to give a thrift store lamp base a quick and easy update but what if it's not the base that needs help? If you have a lamp with a shade that's seen better days consider treating it to this easy no-sew makeover!
Nothing says 'summer' more than a giant glass of ice-cold lemonade! Capture that feeling now (and all year) with these citrus-inspired felt coasters!
Danny Seo from the craft blog Daily Danny shares this DIY bath mat idea. All you need is a whole bunch of wine corks* and a shadow box/frame. Then, take your corks and arrange them vertically inside the box. No cutting, gluing, sealing, or drilling required. BAM...
Whether you're looking to add a bit of modern flare to a deck, patio, entryway, or windowsill, you've come to the right place. We've rounded up over 25 hip planters that are sure to add a mod vibe to your living space! If you're ready to get growin' in style, read on!
Fathers: they're awesome... and they deserve a damn good gift! From first-time dads to seasoned pros, we've rounded up 20 gift ideas to help you celebrate the dad in your life good and proper.
Whether you've got some branches left over from making a few tree limb coasters or you're just looking to add a few rustic embellishments to your abode, this whimsical pencil holder is just the DIY project you need!
Move out those old vinyl curtains and make way for these personality-driven show-stoppers! Whether your style is playful, tailored, feminine, or contemporary, we've rounded up twenty shower curtains that'll transform your bathroom in an instant!
I'm a lover of all things modern with an absolute (and nearly uncontrollable) weakness for textiles. So when I heard that April was modernism month here at Curbly, I knew a roundup of bold, drool-worthy rugs was certainly in order! Of course, it would be easy to show you eye popping designs that go to the tune of $3k and up, but where's the fun - or reality - in that? Instead, I'll show you 25 beautiful, budget-friendly rugs that'll look great in any modern, contemporary, or transitional space for less than $200! Ready? Let's go!
Knitted poufs have been huge, huge, huge lately and while I fully embrace the trend, I don't really care for the accompanying price tags. From Christien Meindertsma's $2400 Urchin Poufs to Ferm Living's $268 knitted floor pillows, they seem a little more than steep. If you've got the skills - or a grandma who loves you dearly - you can make your own for a fraction of the cost!
Inside: how to make a DIY reed diffuser to make your house smell amazing, fresh and clean.
You can pick up all you want, but the true indicator of how clean a home really is? The way it smells. During spring cleaning season, we wait for the days where it's warm enough to open the windows and air out the house, and do some serious scrubbing to get rid of the worst odor offenders. And when all's back to neutral, it's time to fill your home...
This weekend, a friend and I went to a seminar at our nearby Pottery Barn for an 'accessorizing' seminar and, like a good blogger, I took notes to share with my peeps. If you're not a fan of the PB style, that's cool. These suggestions will work for any interior.
Many books are works of art in and of themselves. Old, worn hardbacks can look lovely as is. However, other titles are less than comely. Take any out of date reference book for example. (Damn you Encyclopedia Britannica!) Those and other ugly ducklings are just waiting to be given a makeover. Here's three ways to breathe new life into books, thereby turning them into objets d'art.
First are burlap wraps, kind of like the ones in the image...
Valentine's Day will soon be upon us, so it's high time we bust out some gift guides! If you've got a modern male on your sweetheart list, here are fourteen gift ideas he's sure to love.
Have you ever picked out a piece of furniture that you imagine will look great in your space and then once you get it home and situated, you think to yourself "What the heck was I thinking?" Well, I've discovered an iPhone app that will give you a good idea of what a piece will look like in your very own space. I chose the above chair, took a photo of the blank space in my office, emailed this to myself so I could show you.
I'm a firm believer in the idea that "it's all in the details", which for our purpose today means it's all in the accessories! If you're ready to rock and roll with some hip desktop doodads, read on.
...and by "any space" I mean these babies go where you go. Kiss costly renovation goodbye, here are ten portable, clean-burning fireplaces to heat your home up now.
In a few days, after the eggnog has worn off and all the stresses of holiday entertaining have subsided, all you're going to want to do is curl up and hibernate for a few days. Lucky for you, we've rounded up ten cozy blankets that'll be a comfort to you and your wallet.