I can't get enough of Scandinavian design, and I'm on the hunt for ways to bring this style into my home. The decor in my house hasn't had a theme until very recently (unless you consider furniture inherited from past roommates a theme). Now that I'm almost 30 (panicked bells ringing as I type that), the items in my home are brought in with more intention. I love all things monochromatic, so the Scandinavian look fits my mostly-gray furniture perfectly. This dining table needed a new tablecloth, and the Scandinavian-inspried Swiss cross pattern seemed the perfect fit.
When you live in a small house or apartment, one big challenge you face is finding furniture to fit the scale of your space. I live in a compact two-bedroom with my fiancée, and furnishing it has been a slow process. Rather than being frustrated by how cramped it can feel, we try to cooperate with the space we have. That means rejecting the idea of a full-sized couch and opting for a larger loveseat. It means storing vertically and hanging what we can. It also means accepting the fact that our eating and living areas needs to share space. We weren't having any luck finding a small dining table, so I decided to build one instead.
So you're on the hunt for a new coffee table. You've come to the right place, because today we're sharing tons of resources for tables that won't break the bank. Here are 50 different options from 10 retailers in a variety of gorgeous styles.
See that round thing staring at you? That's the amputated heart of an old walnut tree that was in my backyard. It makes me sad to think about it, but two summers ago, we had to have this beauty cut down, even though it was healthy, because it was hanging dangerously over a neighbor's garage. Here's what it looks like when you chop up a perfectly good walnut tree:
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means that it's time to switch from Halloween decorations to a more festive fall setup. So today we're sharing ten unbelievably beautiful, incredibly unique Thanksgiving centerpiece and tablescape ideas. So if you want to wow your guests with something gorgeous this year, read on.
Table runners are a fun way to add some interest to your dining room, and can be a really great opportunity to get creative at the next party or shower that you host. Keep reading to check out these ten unique table runners that you could easily make yourself.
Wow your guests this Thanksgiving by creating a gorgeous tablescape for them to enjoy. Here are nine inspiring projects to take your table to the next level!
Unimpressed with the bedside table offerings from your local furniture stores? Make your own!
We're often sharing makeovers that involve painting pieces of furniture some awesome color or pattern. But what if your furniture is already painted, like this dining table?
Having gone through a recent office makeover of my own, DIY tables and desks just seem to jump out during my Internet browsing sessions these days (which go something like "cute puppy, cute puppy, AWESOME DIY IDEA, cute puppy").
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!
It's modernism month here at the Curbs so, naturally, a roundup of our favorite MCM-inspired DIY projects was in order! Happy DIY-ing!
This painted table is all kinds of hot geometric goodness! The real kicker, of course, is that it's super affordable. Oh, and completely customizable!
This wood dining table is the perfect blend between rustic and modern. The best part? It's totally DIYable!
I've got a joke for ya. When is a door not a door? When it's ajar! Also? When it's an awesome DIY coffee table! Read on to see how a $10 door became this fantastically upcycled piece of furniture.
HI! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors.
I like to re-invent and create things around my home and I also love to fill up a person’s belly until they are beyond full...and then heap a dessert on top. A large dining room table, with the ability to seat twelve, was a dream of mine. So, I decided to make it a reality -a beautiful, unique and inexpensive reality. Like, for fifty bucks.
We're kicking off 2012 with workspace month – dedicated to helping you improve the spaces where you work and get creative. Whether that space is a home office or a soul-sucking cubicle (or, improbably, an amazingly great cubicle), we've got some good ideas for you. Check 'em out:
Need a little inspiration to bring your office space into the modern era? You're not still using that cardboard desk calendar your realtor sends every year, are you? Well, Capree's the lass to get your time-travel started.
One of my main challenges as a creative person (I like to think of myself as such!) is the mess that comes along with it. It seems to me like a good solution to the constant moving of project piles would be a good storage solution, like this DIY desk.
Made with simple shelves and hollow core doors, this project is pretty inexpensive. In fact, when I first saw the desk I thought the top was made of table tops from Ikea (like the one I'm currently using), which would be even cheaper than doors. I have seen several variations on this desk using different materials for the table tops, or different types of shelving below.
The shelves provide the perfect space for buckets, jars, and containers of all kinds for holding all that miscellaneous stuff that floats around work spaces.
Now all I need is more square footage so I could actually get to the stuff stored on the shelves...
You can see how this table was made at The Ivy Cottage Blog.