2017 has been an exciting year, and we here at Curbly have had the opportunity to do some pretty cool stuff over the past twelve months (I don't know if you heard, but we flipped a freaking house!). In addition to making over the original Curbly home, hosting an art show for a bunch of 2nd graders, going to and speaking at Alt Summit, and painting all the things – the Curbly team created a bunch of fun, original projects, too. Continue Reading
September is National Sewing Month, and in honor of the occasion, we're taking a deep look at one of the most versatile materials out there: fabric! From sewing pillows to creating statement wall pieces, there's no limit to the way you can use fabric in the world of interior design. Here are 99 of our favorite tips on how to use fabric to decorate every room of your home. You don't have to be a tailor to use textiles in your space. Continue Reading
Blooming flowers and fresh rain can only mean one thing: spring has definitely sprung! That means summer will be here before you know it. If getting your backyard in order is on your to-do list but you're having trouble getting started – don't fret! You don't need a total landscaping overhaul for your yard to feel refreshed and inviting. Sometimes it's just a matter of hanging up some string lights or creating a simple fire pit. Continue Reading
Organization: you either love it or hate it. No matter your stance, having a good system of organizing is the key to a clean, calm living space. And who doesn’t want that? We’ve rounded up our favorite organization tips and DIY projects to help turn your home into the oasis it should be.
What are your favorite organization tips? Let us know in the comments!
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Outdoor dining season is upon us and if your setup is anything like mine (aka nonexistent) or you’d just like to have some fresh outdoor decor, here’s a simple DIY project that’ll have you hosting summer soirées in no time.
This outdoor dining table comes courtesy of Ana White, a blogger and avid builder of, well, just about everything! It’s part of her “simple modern outdoor collection” of DIY projects, which also includes stackable chairs, benches, and a sectional amongst other things. Continue Reading
I say it’s time to bring a little more fun and games into our DIY projects, anyone else? Fortunately, here’s one that won’t cause you to lose an eye. (Get it? It’s all fun and games until… No? Bad pun? Okay, moving on…)
The always-creative and ever-crafting Abbey Hendrickson of Aesthetic Outburst shared this clever idea for a DIY domino set, one I thought was too cute not to share on Curbly! So, if you’re up for some crafting (and some fun and games), let’s see what we’ll need:
- 29 pieces of wood, cut down to 1×2″ and 3/4″ thick
- Puff paint
Sunburst mirrors have seemingly been around and in-style since the beginning of time and odds are that that fact isn’t changing any time soon. The iconic decorative accent is available in a wide range of styles and an even wider range of price points. If you’re looking to add this stylish piece to your decor, we’ve got two DIY versions that’ll set you back less than dinner and a movie.
As far as unconventional Christmas trees go, this one takes the cake! Forget trying to DIY a giant plywood tannenbaum, keep things simple with an easy-to-make mini balsa wood tree.
I love this tree for a variety of reasons, its point at the top of the “easy-but-totally-high-impact project chart” being just one. Really what I love about it the most is its size: perfect for those with small spaces/apartments, perfect for kids’ rooms (if they want to have their own little tree), and perfect as part of your holiday decor (perhaps to display a few favorite ornaments). Continue Reading
Fellow Curblians, forgive me if these DIY decorating tips from Better Homes & Garden are mere child’s play for you. Most of the “get the look for less” projects we see all around are fairly obvious by now. It’s getting harder to discover new DIY tricks as everyone with an ounce of creativity is doing it themselves these days. The upside is that it’s challenging the old noggin’ to be more masterful. In this bedroom project, however, two simple projects caught my eye. Continue Reading
Green Upgrader’s roundup of cool projects for hot summer days includes some how-to’s you might have seen here before, but it’s GREAT to have them all in one place. Here’s what you have to choose from:
- Grow Potatoes in a Barrel
- Repurpose an Old T-Shirt
- Build a Vertical Garden (like the one pictured above)
- Make a Homemade Rain Barrel (two tutes to choose from)
- Make a Cardboard Laptop Stand
- Make Solar-Rechargeable Batteries
- Make a Batch of Homemade Sunscreen
- Craft a Cork Board Out of Wine Corks
- Build a Solar Oven
- Mend a Broken Strap
- Build a Wine Bottle Gas Lamp (here’s a link to the Curbly version from a couple of years ago)