How to: DIY Typographic Easter Eggs

DIY Spray Painted Symbol Easter Eggs
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Before we know it, Easter will be upon us… which means that it’s high time to get some Easter eggs in a basket! (Or in this case, a white tray). Today we’re sharing a quick and easy way to decorate eggs using spray paint and few adhesive stickers. Click through to check out the full tutorial.   


DIY Spray Painted Symbol Easter Eggs
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher


  • Spray paint in a couple of colors
  • Adhesive alphabet stickers with symbols
  • Room temperature white eggs
DIY Spray Painted Symbol Easter Eggs
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher


Begin by laying an egg out on a paper towel and spray painting the top surface. Continue Reading

How To: DIY Faux Mud Cloth Curtains (Plus Free Printable Stencils!)

If you love mud cloth but don't love shelling out the big bucks to buy it, why not DIY it?

Oh mud cloth. You are so dreamy. So unique. So hot-right-now. And so not in my budget. Even though this unique textile is hard to come by, it's easy enough to recreate the look. If you can't buy it, you DIY it, right? This mud cloth fake-out method is great for larger surfaces, or when you want to add some statement to a room.


I love the look. It's also known as Bògòlanfini, which roughly translated from the Bambara language of Mali means “by means of mud.”  Continue Reading

DIY Bleached Landscape Pillow

Our little boy was born two weeks before we moved into the Curbly House, and for the last two years – with the exception of a few pictures on the wall, his bedroom has remained untouched. For the most part, this has been intentional, because we wanted to hold off creating a space for him until we knew more about him. And, frankly, we be tired, and adding another room to our makeover list was just not in our cards… until now. Continue Reading

DIY Pacman & Ghost Couples Valentine’s T-shirts

DIY: Pacman + Ghost Couple Shirt with free Stencil!

With Valentine’s Day only a few short days and it’s time to get your inner geek on! Download this FREE template in all its 8-bit glory and use some iron on vinyl or paint your way into your partners heart.


DIY: Pacman + Ghost Couple Shirt with free Stencil! via Minted Strawberry

Before and After: A Playful, Pattern-filled Kids’ Room Makeover

With a little bit of re-arranging and a playful new accent wall, this kids’ bedroom now puts the “fun” in functional!      

With the help of her kids (who “assisted” with painting the bed frames) Merrilee from Mer Mag created a relaxing yet imaginative space for her three children to call their own. My favorite part, aside from those super fun DIY animal mounts, is the painted cloud accent wall (which reminds me of that awesome wallpaper in our last Makeover Tour), a pattern Merrilee achieved using some stencils designed by Handmade Charlotte. Continue Reading

Pattern Pop: A DIY Stenciled Kitchen Floor Makeover

created at: 03/23/2013

Bold patterns aren’t just for walls, as this beautiful kitchen floor makeover proves!     

Inspired by the look of encaustic tiles (but not wanting to shell out a small fortune), Jessica Davis of The Eagle’s Nest took matters into her own hands by re-creating the look with stencils. She began with a plywood floor painted grey (yes, that’s plywood in the ‘before’, not concrete!), added a glaze, and then hunkered down for a day of stenciling. The whole thing was finished off with a few coats of polyurethane. Continue Reading

Before and After: Moroccan Inspired Bathroom Makeover

created at: 01/22/2013

A generic bathroom gets a Moroccan inspired makeover with a can of paint and a little perseverance.   

When I saw this before and after on A Pumpkin & a Princess, I knew I had to share it. The bathroom looks so much larger and brighter after a couple of coats of paint, some trim work, and a stencil. 

created at: 01/22/2013

More photos for this project on A Pumpkin & a Princess.

Make This: A DIY Typographic Chair Makeover for Font Lovers

created at: 01/16/2013

Before you throw away that tired set of dining room chairs, try this check out this chair makeover. I’ve seen plenty of reupholstery jobs, but the stencil on this one makes it one of the coolest chair redos I’ve seen in a while.   

stenciled chair makeover

Victoria of A Subtle Revelry teamed up with a hand font illustrator, Brody to give this chair new life. I am now officially on the look out for an inexpensive set of chairs to try this with. Continue Reading