21 posts tagged curbly
Spray paint has a bad rep. Back in the day it was oily, toxic and only available in colours like black, brown, red and browny red. But as you can see, spray paint has changed with the times and comes in a myriad of colours, types and textures. Curbly has rounded up a fantastic set of projects using this overlooked product, in lots of different ways. Personally I adore those gold letters (formerly plastic blue, yellow & red!) and the gold/pink book ends. Click through for all the links!
A while ago I got an idea in my head to buy myself an old caravan and do it up. Oh my gosh, caravans are bloody expensive. But my dream will always be to own an Airstream trailer, give it a makeover and drive it from craft show to craft show! If you want to get inspired or just feel like drooling over some extraordinary makeovers, click through for all nine!
Curbly has put together a really lovely round up of beach inspired DIYs that don’t include jumping dolphins or weird bottles of sand. Think seashells in metallics or made into deco balls, traditional blue and white stripes, rope and driftwood. Even if you don’t live near the beach, there are some gorgeous DIYs that you can introduce into your decor.
Pin boards are great, but when there’s nothing on them, they’re pretty boring. These boards change all that with their graphic style and bright poppy borders. They look great as a trio!
As a renter myself, I’m always on the lookout for projects that I can do myself to decorate my home without permanently altering it! This graphic wall art is certainly eye catching and also super easy! The letters are actually made out of fabric that is stuck on the wall with a corn starch paste. Sticks on ‘permanently’ - washes off with warm water. I’ve seen projects like this before and been skeptical about it coming off as easily as they say and it really works! Of course, you don’t have to do letters - you could even ‘wallpaper’ the wall with your favourite fabric.
This gorgeous bathroom ticks all the right boxes for me, especially that gorgeous claw foot bath! But what I truly adore is the alcove with the gorgeous Perroque wallpaper from Nina Campbell. I have seen this paper in multiple magazines and it’s perfect for a feature in a bathroom. To see more pics of this amazing makeover, click here!
I love seeing before & afters and Curbly has some amazing ones! This is a child’s room but it’s so inspirational that I just had to share. Wouldn’t you have loved a room like this when you were younger?! I think my favourite part is the hanging beds, but I’m also thinking that I might steal that idea of hanging the scarves - like fashionable artwork for your wall!
Silhouette Cuckoo Clock | Curbly
If you’re anything like me, every time you turn a corner in a craft store you come across a new product you’d like to try yet have no idea of what to do with it. I found clock kits in Spotlight the other day and thought… cool… but what would I do with it? All the clocks in my house are dodgy so I’d love to make my own and this one is cute plus it means I would be able to get to try using my dad’s rotary cutter!
12 Utterly Awesome Hidden Beds | Curbly
I don’t know why, but this kind of thing is so cool to me! When it comes to home wares and buildings, I love items/spaces that have multiple purposes, hidden rooms behind fake doors, and things that turn into other things! I’ve always loved caravans for this reason - I remember being so amazed when I realised that in one caravan we used the dining table turned into a bed! This is a super cool round up of hidden beds. I personally wouldn’t have a hidden bed for everyday use but if you’re living in a super small space (dorm rooms, tiny apartments!) and need space these would be perfect - also good for unexpected guests. My favourite is picture 5 & 6 - that bed looks like it might actually be quite comfy!
p.s. if you watch Grand Designs as much as I do, you will recognise the bed over bath picture! That house in itself was an amazing feat of design, especially that sliding roof!
Gold Dipped Bowl | Curbly
In Year 12 at school, we had to make two pieces of art. I decided I was going to make a bust of my mum. After at least three attempts, I gave up and did something else - it was so hard to use! I gained a new found respect for those that work with it for a living. Now I’m older, I’m ready to try again, but this time I’m going to start small and try making this lovely little dipped bowl. If you’re not into gold, try making it neon coloured as pictured at the bottom of the tutorial!
Super Easy, Super Quick, Low Cost Graphic Art | Curbly
I’m going to say it: buying things for baby girls is more fun than baby boys. Disagree with me if you will, but there are tons of amazing its and pieces of art for girls, but boys… it usually ends up being trucks or dinosaurs. Boring. If you’re wanting to decorate the room of the little boy in your life, I personally think you can’t go past these super cool art works! They’re modern and fun and customizable. Actually I might just make some of these for myself!
Low Cost Wall Art | Curbly
OK so this art requires you to put pins in your wall, so it’s not for everyone! Especially my renters. I need to find more decorating stuff for my renters. Sorry renters. But anyway, this is still a really pretty decoration for your wall (perfect for a hallway!) This piece is made up of doilies and cupcake liners with orange pushpins in the middle. If you don’t want to put holes in your walls, you could always use stickers in the middle and use blutac to stick them up? I’m also crushing on that couch. I need that couch in my life.
Glowing Firefly Jars | Curbly
One of the things I miss the most from America is fireflies. You don’t get them here in Australia (or maybe you do and I just haven’t seen them?!) It really was so sweet on a Summer night to see them flitting around. Well seeing I can’t have the real thing, I think that these firefly jars are a close second! A fun craft to do with little ones too!
30 Second Vase | Curbly
Can you guess what this is made out of? Let me give you a clue… they’re two every day objects, one you can find in the cupboard and the other from the party section of the craft department. Well it’s…
A BALLOON AND A GLASS. That’s right. A balloon and a glass. Just stretch the balloon over the glass, push the opening down and pop in your flower. Doesn’t it look like a ceramic vase? Don’t tell people that it’s a balloon over the glass though. It will be our secret!
Cork Covered Vases & Containers | Curbly
I remember seeing a lamp in a magazine covered in cork and I was like, that is awe-sooooo expensive. So my dream of pinning tons of crap to my vases/lamps/etc was put aside. Then i saw this DIY and was like, hey I remember loving that! So easy to do too. Now I just need to hunt down some cork sheets…