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6 Easy Kitchen Cabinet Makeovers

By: Diy maven Jun 12, 2008

Some of these cabinet makeovers are simplier to do than others, but all of them are an inexpensive and easy alternative to replacing your cabinets entirely.


Add textured wallpaper to the center panels.

Adding molding and paint equals a significant change.

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Or, you could add some cork to the molding and paint.

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If you removed the center panel alltogether, you could replace it with beadboard,

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How to Make a Sun Jar

By: Diy maven Jun 11, 2008

Sun Jars have popped up on several posts here on Curbly. They were the store-bought kind, but now, thanks to Not Martha, we can make our own! Supplies are minimal and include:

For the image-filled tutorial, visit Not Martha. Via.

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How to make a moss hanging basket.

By: Diy maven Jun 11, 2008

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If assembling a moss hanging basket seems a bit intimidating, take a look at this video. The procedure is easy and the result is gorgeous!

How To Make A Summer Hanging Basket

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Mixko Design Mashups

By: Diy maven Jun 11, 2008

As of today, Mixko is my new favorite place to be inspired. Design Crack sort of puts it this way: they’re into design mashups. They see things where others don’t. A whistle becomes a chair; a key from a key board becomes a stool; a deflated basketball becomes a serving bowl. Perusing their site should come with a warning, however. Once you do, you may never look at any object the same way ever again.

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Magic Lamps?

By: Lilybee Jun 11, 2008

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Lamps, powered by Dumbledore or possibly rechargeable batteries. Candela Glow Lanterns by OXO ($39.99 for two) sit on their base to recharge and light up automatically when removed, they last for 8 hours after a full charge and unlike candles you can leave them unattended (and not worry about still having a house to come back to). There are different sizes and shapes available including these funky little slug chapsContinue Reading

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Where the Candidates Stand on the Environment

By: Diy maven Jun 11, 2008

The environment and green issues are popular topics here on Curbly, so a review of where the presidential candidates stand on the environment seemed pertinent. Reuters FACTBOX gives a good review of their positions, and for the thumbnail approach, check out Green Daily.

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Glo Canvas Light Fixtures

By: Diy maven Jun 10, 2008

Glo Canvas Light Fixtures are actually digital images of light fixtures printed on cotton canvas that glows from behind via slim flourescent lights. Available through Hidden Art Shop, the glowing images by Duffy London run between £55 to £195 and come in various styles, sizes and colors.




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Free Fun Foldables!

By: Diy maven Jun 10, 2008

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Kids bored already now that school’s out? Tired of reconciling your WENUS? How about folding some paper people just for the fun of it? I’m particularly fond of the harmonica player. Note his Dickies shirt!

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The World’s Most Expensive Watermelon

By: Diy maven Jun 10, 2008

Recently a 17 pound “Densuke” watermelon sold in Japan for a record-breaking $6100. Why so expensive? Because its dark skin and superb taste make it the optimal melon experience. Per the Kyodo News Agency, it was purchased by someone ‘who wanted to support local agriculture.’ Via.

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Pleasantly Plump Utensils

By: Lilybee Jun 10, 2008

Some things are just better plump (babies, puppies and bank accounts, to name a few). You can add kitchen utensils to the list, OXO does a range called GoodGrips that are bordering on the obese, which makes holding and using them much easier.

We discovered these because my brother has reduced gripping ability and slightly dodgy fine motor skills since his accident. While he is not up to cooking he is able to say, open a can of… Continue Reading

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