Roundup: 10 Bright, Bold DIYs For Your Home

by Faith Provencher
Roundup: 10 Bright, Bold DIYs For Your Home
Photo: Sugar & Cloth

Love to decorate with bright colors? I'm with you. There's something about color that just brings a smile to your face. So today we're sharing ten bold DIYs that are filled with practically every color under the sun. Read on to get inspired.   

 

Roundup: 10 Bright, Bold DIYs For Your Home
Photo: A Kailo Chic Life

1. These glass vases are all dressed up in their colorful best. Learn about this DIY here. [Photo: A Kailo Chic Life]

 

Roundup: 10 Bright, Bold DIYs For Your Home
Photo: PB Teen Blog

2. Add some pizzazz to those boring old terra cotta plant pots with this tutorial. [Photo: PB Teen Blog]

 

Roundup: 10 Bright, Bold DIYs For Your Home
Photo: Damask Love

3. Display all those family photos that are collecting dust using these fun neon photo holders. [Photo: Damask Love]

 

Roundup: 10 Bright, Bold DIYs For Your Home
Photo: A Kailo Chic Life

 

4. Set your cocktail on top of something nice! Check out the tutorial for these colorful coasters here. [Photo: A Kailo Chic Life]

 

 

Roundup: 10 Bright, Bold DIYs For Your Home
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5. Serve drinks in style on this colorful brush stroke tray. Get the how-to here. [Photo: Enthralling Gumption]

 

Roundup: 10 Bright, Bold DIYs For Your Home
Photo: Rachel Mae Smith

6. This painted welcome mat will add some color to your entryway. Find out how to do it here. [Photo: Rachel Mae Smith]

 

Roundup: 10 Bright, Bold DIYs For Your Home
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7. Decorate a plain basket with some acrylic paint and a couple of pom poms. Learn more here. [Photo: Tell Love and Party]

 

Roundup: 10 Bright, Bold DIYs For Your Home
Photo: A Beautiful Mess

8. Add pom poms to your throw pillows to infuse them with some extra color. Check out the tutorial here. [Photo: A Beautiful Mess]

 

Roundup: 10 Bright, Bold DIYs For Your Home
Photo: Hello Glow

9. Cover an old clock with a pretty pattern using this easy, colorful DIY. [Photo: Hello Glow]

Roundup: 10 Bright, Bold DIYs For Your Home
Photo: Sugar & Cloth

10. Who knew candles could look so darn pretty?! Check out the tutorial here. [Photo: Sugar & Cloth]

 

Roundup: 10 Bright, Bold DIYs For Your Home
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10 DIY Mid-Century Modern Projects to Give Your Home Some Serious Personality

by Jennifer Farley

DIY Mid Century Modern Accessories

Mid-century modern decor is striking, timeless, and a little funky. Here are some DIYs to try to add some MCM flair to your home.    

1.  Popsicle Stick Honeycomb Shelves

These are awesome and so easy. Grab some sticks and glue and this "how-to" to make them.

2. Patterned Cork Coasters

These colorful cork coasters are an easy and fun way to bring in a little mid-century vibe to your decor. Click here for the "how-to".

3. Mid Century Plant Stand

This modern plant stand requires a few tools but it's not too difficult. Here are the instructions.

4. DIY Starburst Wall Clock

Starburst clocks can be expensive, but this DIY version is affordable and looks pretty spot on. Here's the "how-to".

5.  Paul McCobb Wine Rack

This DIY is so much more affordable than the original.

 

6. DIY Boomerang Coffee Table

I know this technically isn't an accessory, but it's just too awesome to leave out. The table is adorable and looks expensive. Check out the tutorial here.

7.  Mid-century Plant Hanger

All you need is wood and a jigsaw to make this plant hanger happen. 

 

 

8. Large Sphere Paper Pendant Light

Remember those fortune tellers you used to fold as a kid? To get this MCM pendant you simply make a ton and glue them to a paper lantern. Here's the full tutorial.

9.  DIY Mid-Mod Drinking Glasses

These glasses might be my favorite of them all. Check out the tutorial here.

10. MCM Candle Holders

These colorful candle holders are so easy to make!

DIY Mid Century Modern Accessories

 

Want more mid-century? Check out this roundup of handmade MCM gifts and this guide to finding MCM furniture.

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Curbly Original
Make It: Add a Big Burst of Color with this DIY Giant Modern Clock

by Lidy Dipert
DIY Giant Modern Clock | Hello Lidy for Curbly

I love to add emphasis and a little drama to decor pieces  that are otherwise mundane and a little boring. We all have clocks in our home, but I'm sure we buy them with functionality in mind, rather than style. I decided to create this Giant Modern Clock, because it not only serves a purpose (as clocks always do), but also it adds that great burst of color and a geometric touch to the space in a big and bold way! 

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Our Makeover: A Modern Boy's Bedroom With A Dash of Adventure

by Alicia Lacy
Little Adventurer Boy's Room Makeover!

Yesterday, we told you all about our plans to make over our little boy's bedroom. Before we get to the big reveal, let's do a mini recap. 

We moved into the Curbly House when our son was two weeks old. Because we were insane people who purchased, gutted, moved into, and attempted to furnish and decorate a whole house with a brand new baby, his room was left looking fairly generic.

Curbly: Boy's Bedroom Makeover Before
A view of the nursery the day we closed on the house
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Make It: DIY Watercolor Clock

by Rachel Mae Smith

DIY Watercolor Clock

Perhaps the summer sun has gone to my head, but I love seeing pops of bright color used in home decor. This DIY watercolor clock not only seems easy to make, but its light and airy nature means that you could keep it up in your home year round. The best part about this project? No fine art skills required!  

If you're afraid of decorating with color (don't be ashamed, I still hold back), a small item like a clock is a great place to start experimenting. Head on over to The Makers Society to see the full tutorial, you'll be glad you did come winter!

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The Curbly House: Ayla's Cozy Room Reveal

by Alicia Lacy

Ayla's bedroom reveal

Last year was full of changes for our family, and in particular for my daughter. A new house, a new brother, and a new pre-school. That's why, when I started thinking about how to design her new room in the Curbly House, I wanted it to be perfect, inspiring, cozy, and hers. The day we moved in, Ayla's room was the most done room in the house, and to date, it's the only done room in the house. This room was my baby, and it's for my baby, so today I'm going to show you more pictures than a proud grandma stores in her wallet. Let's go!

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