Not everyone can afford to move into their dream home right off the bat. To get things just right, it takes time, money, and a lot of effort (if you plan to DIY!). This kitchen and its pink countertops had to go. Along with those, the cabinets, appliances, shelving, pantry door, and other features got a major facelift. Check out what this kitchen looks like today. You will NOT believe your eyes. Trust me.
I've always loved the look of concrete countertops but am, admittedly, a bit intimidated by the intense mold making/concrete casting/everything-could-go-horribly-wrong aspects of the usual DIY approach. So when I stumbled across this DIY concrete countertop alternative, my jaw dropped. IT'S SO EASY.
Usually we think of using a pipe for plumbing... but there are so many other ways to use this sturdy material that don't have anything to do with sinks. Here are ten of my favorite DIY projects using copper, galvanized and even PVC pipe.
This 76 square foot kitchen in Boston's Back Bay was drab, cluttered and lacked any sort of color or style. But with some carefully chosen materials and appliances, the small space was transformed into a refined, functional haven that now suits its owner perfectly.
Once upon a time, Allison and her husband made a video on an iPhone about how much they hated their kitchen; then they submitted the confession to DIY Network's I Hate My Kitchen. And that, my friends, was the beginning of their reality TV adventure. Allison reveals all the behind-the-camera action in an revealing (and entertaining) article
I love kitchen makeovers because even though I'm not much of a cook myself, I feel like the kitchen is the heart of the home. And the heart of this 90 year old Canadian bungalow just got a whole lot cooler. Continue Reading
The way I prolong summer blossoms is by taking pictures of them. (I'm a sucker for a perfect flower.) But another fabulous way to make them last longer is by pressing/drying them and then turning them into crafts and decor. Here are some super easy projects any of us can do. None require any fancy equipment, but if you're an overachiever and want to makeContinue Reading
Things have been cah-ray-zhee at the Curbly House these past several weeks. Sheetrock rocked us, taking a lot longer than expected due to a delivery truck that arrived to our house and then broke, twice ... delaying the start to this step by 5 days. After all was said and hung, our master mudder Marco had to spend additional time working with all the seams, delaying the process by another 5 days. But the results were stunning:
These 'meaty' mushrooms are loved by vegetarians and omnivores alike, providing a light, easy dish, perfect for summer dining, ready in under 15-minutes!
- 9 oz. dried or fresh pappardelle pasta
- Olive oil
- 9 oz. mixed mushrooms (sliced)
- 2 tbsp of butter
- 5 oz. ball of mozzarella (shredded)
- 2 oz. of Parmesan (grated)
- 1 lemon (zested) Continue Reading
Sue and her husband saved for 9 years before they had enough money to drag their painfully 80's kitchen into the 21st century. They blew it out and turned it into cook's dream. I think it's a wowzer, and totally classic. But it does make me wonder ifContinue Reading
Four upper cabinets: that's all* the storage this small kitchen had when Molly from Almost Makes Perfect moved in. As she puts it, "I don't know who these people are that only need four cabinets, but I am not them people". See her DIY storage solution below! Continue Reading
One of the joys of writing about food and preparing meals is that I get to meet great chefs and producers.
As I've shared in the past, we eat very little meat these days, but when we do it's choice grade and pasture reared. My friend Richard Bosman produces amazing charcuterie, one of which is guanciale, made from pigs cheek, incredible fatty, but when cooked into crunchy bite sized treats, is one of the key ingredients in preparing a proper Italian carbonara.