My mom and dad--and grandma and grandpa--all shared the same obsession with empty coffee cans. They didn't meet one with which they could part. It's rubbed off on me, I'm afraid. Conversations surrounding the topic in my house go something like this:
Him, while holding up an old coffee can stashed in some corner
I know the words "stylish" and "zip tie" don't often go together, but in the case of this DIY lamp shade I think they work mighty fine! I might even throw "quirky", "artsy", and "totally awesome" into the mix. Just sayin'.
Last weekend my honey and I were rethinking the placement of our kitchen table. We turned it 180 degrees with one short end of its rectangular top very close to a wall. Seeing it there, I had a thought: Lamp. I ran and scrounged up a little 'save for later' lamp I had tucked in our guest room closet. I put in it very low-watt CFL and set the lamp in the center of the table. As soon as I flicked the switch, my boo and I grinned. It looked great...
Roundup: 10 DIY Bedroom Projects to Improve Everything From Your Style to Your Sleep!
It's bedroom month here and we're kicking things off in full Curbly fashion with a roundup of our favorite DIY bedroom projects! From headboards to lighting, we've got ten ideas to help make your life easier, more stylish, and even more restful. Ready? Let's go!
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I'm beholding some very goofy lamps out there all ripe for makeovers. Thank goodness for spray paint!
Tiff's makeover, pictured above, cost less than six dollars to complete. Before it looked heavy and rather masculine. After...not so much.
We get a two-fer
Along with tin robots, I have a vintage camera collection (or had--I've given many of them away to people who love them even more). I would have never, ever in a million years thought it was possible to turn them into nightlights, though. I mean, how brilliant is that??
We get really, really excited about DIY lighting projects here at Curbly, so narrowing down our HUGE collection of awesome ideas to ten was a tough task. In the end, we chose our favorite high-impact, low-cost projects. Here they are in order of most difficult to easiest (they're all pretty easy, though)! Enjoy!
It's no secret, we love a good DIY lighting project here at Curbly. Whether that's building your own from scratch or simply giving that old shade a makeover, we love lamps. This particular project, though, is hands down the easiest one we've ever seen! If you can tie a knot, you can make this (feathers optional).
Ah...the wireless era! We're almost there, really, but it's taking too long. Why does the back of my desk have to look like an initiation test for a bomb squad?
Is this a gender issue? I mean, do guys find this photo appealing? Even Attractive? (Ed. - absolutely not.)
Why did a box filled with electrical cords in our recent garage sale yielded the highest profit in the shortest amount of time?
Remember those folded up fortune-tellers from your elementary school days? Some kids called them cootie-catchers, but I never really understood the method behind the madness with that one. But I digress, because paper folding prowess was not in vain.
When Lindsay says she has a drum shade in her house, I'm sure most of us would picture the regular drum shades, round and generally unexciting. But what she had envisioned and brought to fruition was something a little more literal.
The Random Light by Moooi has inspired many a DIY variation (including this cool hemp version), but this is the first time I've seen the aesthetic translated into wire--and I love it! It's a perfect statement piece for just about any style interior from contemporary to farmhouse, eclectic to modern. Of course, the best part is you can make it yourself!
If you're looking for an affordable way to spruce up your decor or add a playful pop of color, you're in luck! We've just found the perfect DIY solution for you. Read on!
The supplies to make this gorgeous bentwood wall sconce can be found in any big box store, but it does require a bit of electrical know-how. Namely, hard
I am not ashamed to admit that I let out an audible gasp when I saw this knock-off chandelier project. It is gorgeous! And at over $200 less than its original inspiration, I'd call that a knock-out knock-off.
If you're looking to jazz up your bedside lighting situation, look no further! This DIY accordion-style sconce is your ticket to illuminating late-night reading in style.
Ever see a DIY project and think THERE IS NO WAY because it's just so brilliant and so good that you can hardly believe it? That was this punched brass pendant light for me.
Colors, glorious colors, oh how I love you! I especially love when you show up in unexpected places and blow my mind with your brilliance. Because seriously, what you're doing for this DIY pendant light is OUT. OF. CONTROL.