When Ursula outgrew her crib, and then the conversion crib with only three sides, I decided to stretch the life of her very nice mattress further by turning it into a toddler bed (amazingly, she slept on this until recently, and she's six and a half). Even though I saw some nice ones, rather than buying a frame, I decided to save money and build my own for her.
The weather's getting warmer, and there's nothing better than a night spent out on the patio under the stars. Unless, of course, you live in the city. The bright urban lights tend to drown out the sky's natural twinkle, so if you want a starry night outside, you'll have to create it yourself.
It's the start of the first three day weekend of the summer, so in keeping with (and expanding upon!) recent Apartment Therapy tradition, we put together a big list of DIY projects to consider for the days ahead. From crafting to cleaning, renovating to relaxing, there is an idea here for everyone - 100 to be exact!
Shooting outside on a bright, sunny day can yield some great photos (especially during magic hour). But if you’re using your DSLR’s LCD display to judge the quality of your photos while you’re out in the field, you’re probably not getting the most accurate preview of what your photos will eventually look like. What you need is a LCD hood or viewfinder...
This sort of rustic project isn't for every taste. But if pallets suit your design palette, you just might love this ridiculously easy DIY project that turns a utilitarian wood shipping accessory into a compact fold-down desk perfect for a hallway or bedroom.
To get ready for summer entertaining season, this month we're sharing a mini-series of pro tips and projects from our guest blogger, party planner extraordinaire and designer David Stark. This week, his instructions for a beautiful take on flowering spring branches, usable year-round.
Last week we officially launched our new book The Art of the Party at the chic temple of style, Bergdorf Goodman. To celebrate the launch, we also created a series of hand-made art pieces (called Paper Tales) exclusively for the store, inspired by paper sculptural pieces that are both featured in our book and have proven so popular that our we are often asked for them to be available outside party environments.
One of the most common tasks in photo editing is cropping and clipping out images from backgrounds. Executed correctly, it's not a difficult process, but it is one that requires a deft hand with the Photoshop pen tool, the use of alpha channels, and a discerning eye for what to keep and what to leave out. Now there's a website which simplifies the process...