Roundup: 10 Bright, Bold DIYs For Your Home

Roundup: 10 Bright, Bold DIYs For Your Home
Photo: Sugar & Cloth

Love to decorate with bright colors? I’m with you. There’s something about color that just brings a smile to your face. So today we’re sharing ten bold DIYs that are filled with practically every color under the sun. Read on to get inspired.   


Roundup: 10 Bright, Bold DIYs For Your Home
Photo: A Kailo Chic Life

1. These glass vases are all dressed up in their colorful best. Learn about this DIY here. [Photo: A Kailo Chic Life]


Roundup: 10 Bright, Bold DIYs For Your Home
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10 DIY Mid-Century Modern Projects to Give Your Home Some Serious Personality

DIY Mid Century Modern Accessories

Mid-century modern decor is striking, timeless, and a little funky. Here are some DIYs to try to add some MCM flair to your home.    

1.  Popsicle Stick Honeycomb Shelves

These are awesome and so easy. Grab some sticks and glue and this “how-to” to make them.

2. Patterned Cork Coasters

These colorful cork coasters are an easy and fun way to bring in a little mid-century vibe to your decor. Click here for the “how-to”. Continue Reading

How-To: Incredibly Easy DIY Marble Slab Clock

How-To: Incredibly Easy DIY Marble Slab Clock
Photo: Brit + Co. 

Marble is hot these days. And not just on countertops. The super chic material is being used in all kinds of DIY projects. And this one might be my favorite. Click through to check out the this gorgeous (and easy!) marble slab clock.   


How-To: Incredibly Easy DIY Marble Slab Clock
Photo: Brit + Co. 

So pretty, right? This is simplicity at its best. And if all goes as planned, it won’t take you more than a half hour to make! Continue Reading

Make It: Add a Big Burst of Color with this DIY Giant Modern Clock

DIY Giant Modern Clock | Hello Lidy for Curbly

I love to add emphasis and a little drama to decor pieces  that are otherwise mundane and a little boring. We all have clocks in our home, but I’m sure we buy them with functionality in mind, rather than style. I decided to create this Giant Modern Clock, because it not only serves a purpose (as clocks always do), but also it adds that great burst of color and a geometric touch to the space in a big and bold way!  Continue Reading

Roundup: 15 DIY Decor Projects for $10 or less

I love DIY decor projects as much as the next do-it-yourselfer, but budget-friendly decor projects? Now those are even better. To celebrate some awesome projects that won’t break the bank, I’ve put together this roundup of 15 DIY decor projects that each cost $10 or less to make. How’s that for affordable? Click through for all 15 ideas.


Photo: A Beautiful Mess

1. Drawer Knobs as Wall Hooks DIY

Photo: Hello Lidy

2. Marbled Vases DIY

Photo: Paper & Stitch

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Our Makeover: A Modern Boy’s Bedroom With A Dash of Adventure

Little Adventurer Boy's Room Makeover!

Yesterday, we told you all about our plans to make over our little boy's bedroom. Before we get to the big reveal, let's do a mini recap. 

We moved into the Curbly House when our son was two weeks old. Because we were insane people who purchased, gutted, moved into, and attempted to furnish and decorate a whole house with a brand new baby, his room was left looking fairly generic.

Curbly: Boy's Bedroom Makeover Before
A view of the nursery the day we closed on the house and the ceiling fell down.
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Make It: DIY Wall Clock From Kitchen Cutting Board

DIY hanging wall clock
Photo: The Lovely Drawer

Do you have a clock hanging on a wall in your home? If not, you should. Every house needs a hanging clock! And this one is perfect because it’s made from something you may already have in your kitchen!      

 If you have a collection of wood cutting boards in all shapes and sizes, put one to good use! This DIY Hanging Clock was made from a circular wood cutting board! See the full process over on The Lovely Drawer! Continue Reading

Before and After: Two Grandfather Clock Makeovers

Generally, grandfather clocks are not topics of conversation in the Curbly neighborhood. However, because we all enjoy a makeover, here are two that might make you consider how a staple in the traditional 1970’s home  could work with your design aesthetic. Or not.

Heather found this grandfather clock on Craigslist for a measly 40 bucks. 

My Many Moments []

After staining, painting, spray-painting (the pendulum), and sanding, this is what it looks like now:

My Many Moments []

Chelsea considered two colors when re-doing a plastic clock she found for $5.  Continue Reading

Make It: DIY Watercolor Clock

DIY Watercolor Clock

Perhaps the summer sun has gone to my head, but I love seeing pops of bright color used in home decor. This DIY watercolor clock not only seems easy to make, but its light and airy nature means that you could keep it up in your home year round. The best part about this project? No fine art skills required!  

If you’re afraid of decorating with color (don’t be ashamed, I still hold back), a small item like a clock is a great place to start experimenting. Continue Reading

Make It: Leather & Teak Clock

Leather & Teak Clock

Thrift shops are full of old curious finds, junk to some, jewels to others. I love this project that combined this old plate and leather belt upcycled into a Scandinavian inspired teak & leather wall clock. Details at the link below.


Leather & Teak Wall Clock via Francois et Moi