Before and After: A Moroccan Inspired Kitchen Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jun 10, 2013

I know, I know... this kitchen isn't so bad. It is certainly livable, and the appliances are beautiful. But it doesn't have a lot of personality, and lacks cohesion. You'll just have to trust me that the "after" image is worth… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn Pickle Jars into Apothecary Jars

By: Diy maven Jun 10, 2013

When Amanda saw Tauna's pickle jar turned apothecary jar, she had to make one ofContinue Reading

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Fig & Walnut Spaghetti

By: Matt allison Jun 07, 2013

Fig & Walnut Spaghetti

I first stumbled across this recipe at The Green Kitchen and instantly fell in love with it, I've tweaked it a little, but by and large it's true to the… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Mini Macrame Eggshell Planters

By: Capreek Jun 04, 2013

I swear, succulents and cacti get all the good DIY planters these days! (Probably because they're cute and sculptural and hardy as all get out.) They certainly look great in these hanging macrame eggshell pots,… Continue Reading

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Father's Day Roundup: 25 Awesome DIY Gifts to Make for Dad!

By: Capreek Jun 03, 2013

Father's Day is right around the corner (June 16th, mark your calendars!). If you're planning on making your old man a gift this year, here are 25 DIY gift ideas that are sure to make the occasion a memorable… Continue Reading

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Before & After: 1942 Cape Cod Gets New Open Floor Plan

By: Diy maven Jun 03, 2013

The kitchen of the Aldrich's 1942 Cape Cod was of the galley variety. Too small and closed-off from the rest of the space, they were ready for a big change. Architect Eric J. Hansen came up with a plan that gave them everything they were looking for without adding any square footage. This was accomplished byContinue Reading

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Quick & Easy Egg-Fried Rice

By: Matt allison May 31, 2013

Quick & Easy Egg-Fried Rice

Fried rice is my favorite way to use up our left over veggies and perfect for those times when you don't want to labor over an elaborate… Continue Reading

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Make It: Fruit-dyed Wooden Spoons

By: Lexy.b.ward May 31, 2013

To kick off the summer, you should probably throw some kind of ice cream social. Instead of serving the frozen goods in regular plastic utensils, why not dye some wooden ones? Here is a completely food-safe way to take care of the little details!  … Continue Reading

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Our New Curbly House Cabinets: To White, or Not To White?

By: Bruno May 30, 2013

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Sheesh. Apologies to Mr. Shakespeare. Anyway, as you might know, our family is in the middle of a very exciting house addition (you can follow along in the Curbly House section of this site). A big part of keeping a large-scale project like this moving forward is the ability to make decisions (hopefully good ones) quickly without second-guessing yourself. Second-guessing means design changes, and that means delays.

One of the big… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Kitchen Floor Gets A Rubber Makeover

By: Lexy.b.ward May 29, 2013

Tile can be the right choice for a kitchen. It can be easily updated, but hard to keep clean depending on the material it's made from. This kitchen was out-dated with its ceramic tile with a black edge design. Luckily, it got a quick makeover that cost very little money, and saved the owner much heartbreak over broken and cracked tiles. Check out the finished product after the jump!  … Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Melanzane alla Parmigiana

By: Matt allison May 24, 2013

Melanzane alla Parmigiana

Melanzane alla Parmigiana is my favourite Neapolitan dish, it's true comfort food for the soul and a perennial, seasonal favorite. It's making has become a family affair as my eldest scours the shrubs in search of our big black… Continue Reading

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The Curbly House: A New Kitchen and Master Bedroom in Progress

By: Alicia May 24, 2013


Our last Curbly House update was a while ago, so I wanted to check in and let you know how it's all going. If there were one sentence to summarize phase two of our home renovation, it would be: Damn you, winter.

Weather has not been on our side this time around. In fact, weather has been our nemesis. We had (too optimistically?) hoped to dig the foundation for our addition in January. But it was freezing, so we thought February… Continue Reading

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How to: Indoor Herb Garden IKEA Hack

By: Faith-towers May 23, 2013

Don't ask me how I came up with this project...it's a long story. Basically, my dog Charlie can jump really high and will eat anything, so I needed to make a wall-mounted planter that I could place out of his reach. So the Vurm herb planter was born.  

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Our Affordable Kitchen Makeover in Action

By: Alicia May 20, 2013
Our affordable kitchen makeover with Wilsonart

Last week, we told you about a kitchen makeover that we were planning for Bruno's dad's fixer-upper down the street. As I write this post, the magic is happening and we'll be back next week with the pictures of the demolition and makeover process. In the meantime, we wanted to share some of the thought and planning we put into this space.

But first, here's a little refresher to remind you what we're… Continue Reading

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From Avocado to Jade: A Green Kitchen Done Right

By: Diy maven May 20, 2013

Designer Constance Ramos helps us see how to do green the right way in this  1970's kitchen makeover. The old avocado countertops looked a bit sickly, so Constance had them replaced withContinue Reading

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