If you've ever bought a lampshade you know it isn't exactly the most exciting item to shop for. The shades and drums that are readily available tend to be pretty basic and lack personality, or they cost an arm and a leg. Luckily, there are plenty of DIY options for those inexpensive store bought shades, so you won't have to shell out a ton of cash to get a designer look. Here are ten ways to reinvent a basic lampshade on a budget.
We're at that point in our office makeover where we're
desperately searching for trying to find functional accessories that fit our aesthetic and our budget. Lighting is always a challenge in the affordability department it seems, so I made it my mission to hunt down 10 modern/minimalist/Scandinavian-esque desk lamps that don't break the bank!
This attic space, the shared bedroom of two sisters, was almost depressing in its starkness. These are teen and pre-teen girls, we're talking about: let's get some personality and life in here, STAT!
This is maybe the coolest and easiest DIY kitchen project I've ever laid eyes on! Seriously, I think I just found my next weekend project.
We're kicking off the new fall season with a whole month dedicated to illuminating ways to light your space. First up: a roundup of 10 awesome DIY wooden lampshades. Ready, set, MAKE!
We're heading out to New York Fashion Week (tomorrow -- OMG!!!) to unveil the final HP Designer Matchup Challenge product that you helped create! Goil and Tom from Tug Studio have been hard at work building the Glo Planter, but we wanted to give you a sneak peek before the big reveal!
These DIY memo board hoops are perfect for craft rooms, home offices, or kids' rooms! Bonus? They're super easy to make and completely customizable!
Wood and water: It seems counter-intuitive to mix the two, especially inside a home, doesn't it? But you can! Here are 10 modern bathrooms that pull it off with some serious style.
Popsicle sticks have grown up and are ready to shake off their persona as a kids-only craft supply. Their first foray into real world decor? A bold, Moroccan-inspired side table!
From incredible small space makeovers to the best of the best, we've shared quite a few amazing bathroom re-dos. But wouldn't you know it? People just seem to keep renovating! If you're on the edge, looking down at your own bathroom remodel, we've got ten new makeovers that are sure to inspire that leap of home-renovation-faith!
Show of hands: have you ever seen an old, plain, wooden table in a thrift store, at a garage sale, or even dumped on the side of the road? Chances are you've wondered what you'd do with it and, after a few moments' pause, have moved on to other items. Well, one look at this thrift store table makeover will have you reconsidering passing by another one again!
This beautiful pendant lamp may look expensive, but it's incredibly thrifty to make. A roll of 2" x 8' veneer wrapped around two 10" embroidery hoops give it its shape. How, you may ask, does it get its telescoping effect? The upper section
Think your only option in bath linens is plain white? Think again! We've rounded up some fun, modern towels and bathmats that are anything but ordinary. Get ready to embrace some color and pattern!
I love mobiles. LOVE 'em. We have one in our guest room and will be adding another to our office (if we ever finish making it over!). There's something soothing yet infinitely interesting about them -- their kinetic energy just does it for me, y'know? So, when I see a unique take on a DIY mobile, I get pretty excited.
Whether you're a re-usable grocery bag kind of person, a fashionista, or someone who likes a bit of style with their functionality, this DIY leather bag project is for you!
It's kitchen and bath month here at Curbly, so of course we had to round up some of our favorite kitchen-related DIY projects! Check them out below and let us know which ones you'd be interested in trying!
The ombrè trend is still going strong in the fashion and style words - with fabric, clothing, and even hair taking on lovely gradients and transitional colors. So, I asked myself - could I create this effect using wood and stain?
Making your own printed textiles couldn't be easier (or more fun)! So, grab a potato or two and let's start stampin'.
Just like with that awesome potato print wall art, this project involves carving the desired shape into a potato and then stamping to your heart's content. But this time, you'll use acrylic craft paint on a clean tea towel. Easy, right?
I love the simple geometric pattern Lexy from The Proper Pinwheel used here. What shape...
I ran across this super fun furniture makeover idea recently and simply had to share it! It's a playful twist on the typical painted furniture look, takes a fraction of the time, and has a bigger impact (I think). Check it out!
Rachel, a Portland, Oregon-based artist who runs a mean Etsy shop (nebulas!) came up with this quick and easy way to make these charming little faceted plant pots.