How to Turn a Closet into an Office

by DIY Maven

Got a closet? Need a home office? No worries. With some advice from Country Living you can transform a closet--like the one pictured above--into a home office--like the one pictured below.


Advice from the pros:

  • Your new desk can be nothing more than a couple of standard filing cabinets (shot with Krylon) with wheeled stands attached to their bottoms for easy moving. 
  • The desk's top? A chunk of melamine.
  • When...

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Make Natural Food Coloring

by Simplyfunstuff

Say Goodbye to Red #40 and Yellow #5

I am on a quest to find ways to dye food naturally rather than using mystery chemicals in traditional food coloring.

Recently, I decorated these cupcakes using an easy buttercream frosting and berry powder blend. mmm...


created at: 02/27/2010

created at: 02/27/2010

Click here for more info and then find out how to make blue and purple food coloring using red cabbage over at the Eye Candy Food Blog!


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Designing with Color

by Marvin Windows

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Every time I come to a garden center or nursery in the spring, I'm always dazzled by all those beautiful flowers and varied colors. I find myself wanting to take them all home, but that's really not the best approach for the well-designed garden. 

To help me focus, I let color be my guide. A simple rule of thumb I follow is to choose plants that either have blooms or foliage in the same color family. The good news is that there are lots of...

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Table of Condiments That Periodically Go Bad

by DIY Maven

Welcome to Foodie Fridays, a new Curbly series that will be devoted to everything kitchen related! Recipes, hints, gadgetry, vegetable gardening, kitchen design, we're going to cover it all. To begin our exploration into the heart of the home, I can't think of a better topic than condiments. We all have one or two or ten in the fridge. It's the ones we don't remember buying that are the topic for this table: The Table of Condiments That Periodically Go Bad.

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DIY Double Decker-Belt

by Thedidenizen

created at: 02/25/2010

1.  Use Belts with D ring fasteners. Belts with holes will be tricky to line up.  

2.  Line the belts up, starting at the buckle end, and use a zig-zag stitch to sew them together.  Stop sewing six inches from the end to give the belt some adjustability.

3.  Cut off any excess length, zig-zag the raw ends, and fold under and stitch to secure.

4.  How many decks will you attempt?  For more detailed instructions, more pictures, and a giveaway...

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