Decor Disputes: What is Your Most Embarrassing DIY Moment?

by DIY Maven

Decor Disputes: What is Your Most Embarrassing DIY Moment?

Having been an avid DIYer for more years than I'd like to admit, I've run into more than a few embarrassing situations. Even with measuring twice (nay, FIVE times) a board will still get cut too short now and again. Those kinds of incidences aren't so much embarrassing as profanity-producing. No, I'm talking about stuff that is so mortifying you want to crawl in a hole. Case in point: Several years ago I decided to make a mosaic 'Welcome' sign to put in my garden. I cracked and broke the tiles into just the right sizes, glued them down with thinset onto my sub-straight, waited a day and then grouted it up. It looked great! 

The sign was sitting on a bench

Continue Reading

Christmas of the Quirky

by DIY Maven

Christmas of the Quirky

Christmas might bring out the best in some people, but it can also bring out the quirky. And as a big fan of quirk, I bring you these seasonal acts of oddness.  

The Christmas tree pictured above is located in a popular shopping district, The Rocks, in Sydney Australia. It's made of 100 bicycles that were 'borrowed' from a junkyard, which will be returned after Christmas. 

This next tree, located in the atrium of the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi, has been

Continue Reading