I'm pretty sure my jaw dropped to the floor when I saw how easy this table was to make. Why didn't I think of using MDF for something like this?! Totally genius. And totally doable. I have a feeling you're going to want to make a million and one coffee tables when you see how this one turned out!
Embracing Simplicity: DIY Ceiling Light Fixture Revamp Using Earth Magnets and a Barrel Shade
There are just a few incidentals left to complete, and then my home office will be finished. (I get a little giddy just thinking about it.) The hard stuff-building, painting, staining, and sanding is done. Now it's just a matter of making things look pretty.
One of those things is the room's ceiling fixture. I haven't seen any (excuse the expression, but it fits) boob light revamps on the interweb that hides their appearance.
Although I did see one project that suggested making a pretty bra (made of beads) for the thing. Yeah, that wasn't going to happen. It still looked like a boob light--just ready for some action. Okay, I'm getting off track.
So! I had also seen a bunch of projects where the makers removed the glass part of the fixture and wired up a barrel shade to the original flange of the old fixture through which they drilled holes.
The outcome looked okay, but, because they had to leave room for their fingers to do the wire-twisting, the shades couldn't be flush to the ceiling--something I wanted. However, if the makers
Most people think of the mudroom as the dumping ground for backpacks, muddy shoes, and mail. But it can still be pretty! Try accessorizing the space with one (or more!) of these cool & colorful pieces!
Talk about a lesson in perseverance. When Serena snagged this marvelous MCM chair at a thrift store for $7, she had no idea what she was in for. After stripping the entire thing, she discovered the chair's back and body were constructed of two different types of wood. Then Serena had issues with
I will admit that pastel colors are not my favorite so when Pantone revealed the two colors of the year it challenged me a little. I do have this theory that black can make any color awesome so it was the first thought in my head when trying to style with these colors. Here are three spaces that show you how you can style Rose Quartz and Serenity with good old fashioned black.
I agree with Sarah, the genius behind this Ikea rocking moose (aka Ekorre $39.99) hack: it's pretty cute as is. However, the red red coat just wasn't working with Sarah's decor. So...she decided to change its species and turn Ekorre into a rocking SHEEP. As you can imagine, changing species called for some cosmetic surgery. First came rhinoplasty, as said moose's schnauz wasn't right at all. A nip and tuck and he soon had a...
It's no secret that simply swapping out the hardware on dressers, desks, and other furniture can give it a whole new look. These easy leather pulls are a quick to make and the result is stunning!
This small (and very average) bathroom certainly isn't the worst 'before' that has ever been shared here on Curbly. But the reason I think makeover is so interesting is because of just how average it was intially - not entirely awful, but also no where near great. Right? Maybe it reminds you of your current bathroom in one or another? And if that's the case, you're definitely going to want to click through to see the 'after'.
Pastels have made their way back into the hearts of design lovers everywhere. They've been deemed as "girly" or "shabby chic" in the past, but there are ways to be bold, be pastel, and be awesome. Check out these 13 rooms that do just that!
I get that it is easier to just decorate in neutral colors sometimes. You don't have to worry about matching colors or if a room seems to loud. But it doesn't have to be boring! Here are 13 spaces that totally get the natural thing and are totally not beige and basic!
Kortiny wanted a mid-century modern credenza for her new house, but the cost of such was not in the cards. So, like any good DIYer, she set out to make her own with the help of an IKEA Mostorp TV Unit. Haven't heard of the Mostorp? That's because it's a new product, which just happened to be perfect for Kortiny's hack. Although it had the right overall vibe, its legs were
Chris Heider, the handy dad behind the very popular YouTube video showing how he made a platform bed with storage using IKEA kitchen cabinets is at it again. This time he shows us how to use Billy and Brimnes Bookcases, which cost $49.99 and $119.00 respectively, to make a very cool "bed bridge"
It's a goal of mine this year to build as much of the furniture and accessories in my home as I can. Obviously, some of the large stuff needs to be left to the pros, but this jewelry hanger is so easy anyone can do it! And should! The marble adds a lovely and chic vibe for sure!
It's cold outside and that means you have to constantly put on or take 10 extra pieces of outwear when you enter or exit your home. If you stairing at the pile of coats and mittens thrown on your floor right now...this is the post for you. For me, winter is really the time I start longing for mudroom storage and today here are some ideas to get yours on the way to being a workable space for you.
I love this idea for transforming inexpensive curtains without having to break out a sewing machine or a paint brush. So what's the trick?
Light fixtures are my favorite things to update in a space. The only problem is that they can be so expensive. Light fixture DIY can be intimidating but it is becoming so common that stores like Lowes and Home Depot are helping out more and more with great parts and foundational fixtures to get people started. A simaliar store-bought version of this fixture is pricey but check out how this DIY version is not that hard and very affordable.
Nancy nabbed this forlorn bar cart for $15 at a garage/estate sale. She saw its potential and gave it a glamourous makeover. It started with a good cleaning, then she covered the cool gold-speckled wheels
Don't you love it when a friend admires something in your home and you can puff your chest out a bit and admit that you made it yourself? That's exactly what will happen with this pretty pretty pitcher. And it's just as easily removable as it was to create in the first place!
I've been looking for a fun graphic piece for our home that has some sort of cute little holiday message or countdown to Christmas day, but I'm finding it hard to find one that suits our style and aesthetic. So, I created a modern and sleek Chrismas sign that is versatile, functional and one-of-a-kind!
- 1/4" Birch Plywood (ours was 8 1/2" x 10 1/2")
- Plexi glass (8" x 10" sheet)
- Electric drill with a 1/4" drill...
This budget-friendly DIY side table idea is the perfect weekend project and will only set you back $40. Not too bad for a modern table. Right? Click through to make your own.