A worn oversized mirror is something I’ve been on the market for since I bought my house. They’re ridiculously expensive and completely out of my price range. Since it’s been three years and one hasn’t magically been bestowed upon me for a reasonably price, this is the route I plan on taking.
I want to place this DIYed antique glass mirror in my entryway, and I think the massive amounts of light the space gets will play off of the “imperfections” nicely. Continue Reading
If you know me, you know that I not only harbor a deep love of robots, I am downright obsessed with them! So, when I ran across these sweet little creations, I simply had to share. Had to, you guys. I hope you’ll find them as awesome sauce as I do.
Husband and wife duo Nicholas and Angela Snyder from Kansas City are avid robot lovers, too. But they’ve totally one-upped me in ‘bot geekery: they MAKE robots. Continue Reading
Using Linsi’s philosophy that a home should be curated rather than decorated, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite pieces from Redefine Home, pieces that we’re sure you’re going to fall in love with! Ready for our top picks? Read on!
Hey everyone, it’s my first time writing here on Curbly so I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Linsi Brownson, I’m an interior designer and owner of the online boutique Redefine Home. Today I’m here for a little designer Q&A session. Send me your questions, anything from how to pair your grandmother’s antique settee with your contemporary home to creative uses for everyday objects. I’ll answer these in a follow up post next week. Continue Reading
This little tutorial over on Instructables is helpful for reupholstering an old, old footstool, but the best part is how to turn cardboard tack strip into flat welting to hide the staples. Otherwise, you would glue on gimp or hard-to-make double welt cord. This gives you a slick, low profile finish around the edge. See the full, step-by-step tutorial.
No, I didn’t recover this. When Shabby Chic still ran the antique malls, this retro shade was huddled in the corner like a weird uncle. I think it cost me around $12.00. That purchse was a few years ago.
But you can, I repeat, CAN, recover an old shade you might find at Goodwill or a flea market. They are ruined once the big crease takes place. These step by step directions make a DIY lampshade re-do a real possibility. Continue Reading
Just because it’s tattered and has loose pages doesn’t mean the story or the information is worn out as well. Follow these instructions from Wikihow to salvage your first editions, and don’t be afraid of those tired copies at used book stores.