Make This: Easy DIY Origami Wall Art in Under 30 Minutes!

Make this: Easy DIY origami wall art in under half an hour!

While I’m a firm believer that everyone is creative, I understand that many people aren't comfortable with the idea of painting or drawing their own wall art. Heck, I’ve worked with paint all my life and sometimes I still don’t feel completely at ease with a paintbrush in hand!

Make this: Easy DIY origami wall art in under half an hour!

The wonderful thing about art is that you can make it out of pretty much anything. So if you're looking for a way to decorate your walls, instead of going down the traditional painterly route, why not think outside the box and craft your way to beautiful art instead? Continue Reading

Pastel Paradise: How to Make Natural Dyes for Fabric

I'm all about pastels right now, and I suspect we'll be seeing even more pastels while spring is in bloom. To create the pastel paradise I want for Easter, I felt I needed pastel colored fabric napkins. Since I wanted to learn more about natural dyes, I searched for ways to dye fabric with traditional household items in order to achieve my pastel color palette. I decided to experiment with a few different ingredients, and ultimately, red onion skins, turmeric and blueberries helped me create three pastel napkins to use this season.  Continue Reading

Make This: “Hello Spring” Printable Wall Art

Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Spring is right around the corner, even if it doesn't feel like it quite yet… but to get you in the mood, I designed a floral printable coloring page to usher in the next season. And it will look great on your wall if you pop it in a frame. Click through to download the file.   

 

Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

 

This is a fun project to do with the kids on one of the those dreary, late winter days too. Continue Reading

Add a Pop of Color with DIY Typographic Confetti Art

DIY Graphic Confetti Art

Sometimes wall art just needs to be fun. To celebrate the little moments, I made this DIY graphic confetti art with the saying “Make Life a Party” and it’s sitting on my desk as a reminder to see the positive side of things. It’s really easy to make, and I’ll even share how to make your own confetti if you want something specific.

 Personally, cutting this out with my Cricut Explore Air was much easier, but you can use a craft knife to cut out your letters too! Continue Reading

19 Totally Unexpected Ways To Paint Furniture

19 Unexpected Ways to Paint Furniture

We all love a good furniture makeover, and these don’t disappoint! Get prepared to swoon over these 19 furniture pieces that have been painted in totally unexpected ways. Each piece is inspiring because they’re extremely unique. If are you’re looking for ways to make over your latest thrifted find, these painted beauties will inspire you!

 

1.  Color Blocked Painted Furniture

If a furniture piece has the right structure, color blocking in a muted shade is a simple and stunning method of painting. Continue Reading

Make It: DIY Photographic Pillow With Light-Sensitive Dye (on the Cheap!)

Make It- DIY Pillow with light Sensitive Dye

Who doesn’t love a colorful pillow? Moreover, who doesn’t love a bold, graphic colorful pillow with a personal touch? This simple technique allows you to print any image of your choosing onto fabric, then sew it up for a totally custom look. Right? Right. Let’s make one!

 

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Make It- DIY Pillow with light Sensitive Dye

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Shopping Guide: 10 Colorful Accents To Get Your Home Ready For Spring

Shopping Guide: 10 Colorful Accents To Get Your Home Ready For Spring
Photo: Minted

It’s that time of the year. When spring is oh-so-close, but it’s still gray and cold outside. Which makes it the perfect time to add some much needed color to your home in anticipation of spring! Here are ten cheery, colorful decorative items that are sure to get you excited for warmer weather.   

 

Shopping Guide: 10 Colorful Accents To Get Your Home Ready For Spring
FyoFyo

1. Two Ceramic Yellow Bowls – Spice up your space with this beautiful little bowl set by FyoFyo. $38

 

Shopping Guide: 10 Colorful Accents To Get Your Home Ready For Spring
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Eye Candy: 10 Colorful Backyards Perfect For Entertaining

Eye Candy: 10 Colorful Backyards Perfect For Entertaining
Photo: Houzz

The backyard is a great place to experiment with color – outdoor pillows, tablecloths and chair cushions can all be switched out relatively inexpensively. So go for it… give color a try for your next BBQ or backyard party! Here are ten of our favorite colorful backyards to inspire you.   

 

Eye Candy: 10 Colorful Backyards Perfect For Entertaining

1. Here, neutral furniture pieces are dressed up with a number of colorful pillows and accessories. [Photo: Design Milk]

2. Even if your patio is made of plain old cement, you can still spice it up with a colorful rug and brightly painted chairs. Continue Reading

Eye Candy: 10 Cozy, Colorful Reading Nooks

Eye Candy: 10 Cozy, Colorful Reading Nooks
Photo: Apartment Therapy

There’s something so appealing about a cozy reading nook, isn’t there? Whether it’s a window seat, a reinvented closet space or just a corner of the room, creating a comfy space specifically for indulging in books and magazines is sure to up your reading time. Here are ten drool-worthy colorful reading nooks that you’ll want to recreate in your home.   

 

Eye Candy: 10 Cozy, Colorful Reading Nooks

1. I could spend all afternoon in this minty green window seat. [Photo: House of Turquoise

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Color 101 with David Bromstad: How to Decorate with Neutral Colors without Making Your Space Totally Boring

created at: 11/06/2012
This month, Curbly is excited to team up with designer and TV host David Bromstad, of HGTV’s Design Star and The White Room Challenge. David is offering his professional tips about one his biggest passions: using color to transform everyday rooms into something extraordinary.  


In case you haven’t heard, neutrals don’t have to be boring. Not even beige. You can still bring interest and depth of color in your home without adding brights or anything crazy…   When selecting paint and color palettes, I love to use Sherwin Williams for your Home collections. Continue Reading