Sometimes when you rip out carpet and discover a plywood subfloor that has seen better days, you get creative and recruit an artist to create something amazing. That's exactly what happened with this DIY pattern floor project.
Bold patterns aren't just for walls, as this beautiful kitchen floor makeover proves!
Spring is in the air, people... I can feel it! All this lovely weather and optimism is making me want to get outside and make something. Perhaps this cheerful wooden door mat is just the project to channel all this springtime energy?
My dear friend Mandi has got to be the "Queen of DIY." I was in a craft competition with her once, and when I found out she was a fellow contender, I practically threw in the towel before it began. I don't know if any square foot of her house hasn't been affected by Mandi's Touch. See that dimensional zebra rug? Yep, she made that. No zebras involved.
My boo and I are going to be putting in a new floor in our kitchen very soon. We've gone over the options and have kicked around the possibility of cork, wood and tile. Each have their pluses and minuses, which is why we're still vacillating and, frankly, why we haven't started the project. Now, to make things even more confusing, we have thrown in the notion of tile that looks like wood. Yup, the floors highlighted in these images are actually...
Carpet tiles have been around for a while now, but there's always been one limitation: they're square! If you love the idea of utilizing this flexible floor covering in your home but want a playful dot instead of the standard square, you're in luck. Check out how to make your own circular carpet tile rug below!
From crown molding to beadboard to framed mirrors to adding a decorative edge to the side of the tub to re-doing the vinyl floor (for $10!), Diane tackled just about everything
From 3D maze rugs to eco-friendly bathmats to room-sized chevron rugs, we've shared quite a few DIY flooring projects here on Curbly. But this rope and pompom rug definitely takes the cake when it comes to originality and, well, straight up pizazz!
Buddy, check this one out. This is not a purchase rug with a manufactured texture. It's straight-up, everyday home improvement store carpet, with a handmade, labyrinth-like pattern.
Can you guess how they pulled it off?
Remember the peel & stick tiles that were all the rage back in the 80's? They still sell them, of course, and they're still an affordable and easily DIYed alternative to sheet vinyl. And they scream such. Now, however, Modularity Tiles, has a new vinyl tile line that just might leave the old peel & stick in the dust. Although they are NOT peel & stick, Modularity Tiles are still super-easy to install
As usual, there's a lot of great discussions going on in the Q&A section this month. Here's a quick roundup in case you haven't been paying attention:How do I upcycle cardboard boxes to make something useful or beautiful?
Nidhi was wondering what to do with all the cardboard boxes she'd been hoarding. Her cry for help prompted some great responses, least of which was my suggestion:
Then Gilboonet chimed in with some professional carboard-furniture-making advice:
Think about the light in your house. Now imagine if your floors were made of glass. Boggles the mind, huh? To help us conceive of what our homes would look like with such flooring, check out the picture above. Installed in a
Would you, could you commit to a houndstooth tile kitchen floor? Stephanie (remember the bent utensil mug holder) says she could commit in a minute to the houndstooth floor tiles.
This clever take on the bearskin rug was created from an antique antique hand-knotted wool Tabriz rug. The piece was cut and shaped to resemble a bear's hide, and the excess was shaped to create an adorable, pink wool bear head, complete with shiny eyes and open maw.
Years ago, I saw a technique on a television show in which a homeowner used ripped paper bags as a floor covering. I remember looking for examples on-line but couldn't find any, until now. Gwynne and Michael used such a technique to cover
Designer Inghua Ting makes some very beautiful things out of salvaged materials. One of them is floor tile fashioned out of vintage belts. Her in-house artisans sift through the available belts, using about one out
The John Deere rug series, by Norwegian industrial design studio Permafrost explores the industrialization of farming in rural Scandanavia, where machinery has replaced more traditional forms of agriculture. They don't seem to be ACTUALLY affiliated with the John Deere tractor company, but rather interesting, nonetheless.
For other takes on crafting and design from a male perspective, check out the new site from Curbly - ManMadeDIY.com
Photo Image: Kevin Oreck Architect, Inc.
This winter may be the winter of remodeling two full upstairs bathrooms. I figure I'll learn with the first one and be an expert by the time I'm ready for the master bath. Cococozy has compiled a wonderfully classic and modern collection
Snow Print tiles mimic the soft curves of animal prints in the snow. Paired with some matching white tiles, and they'd be playful be conspicuous enough. DIYable? Perhaps with some sweet ceramic skills, and a quick jaunt to Budapest for some authentic impressions.