How To: Properly Frost a Cake

By: Brittnimehlhoff Sep 07, 2012

created at: 09/06/2012

I've always wondered what the secret was to those perfectly messy frosted cakes. Now I… Continue Reading

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Week 12 Journal: Let There Be Light

By: Bruno Sep 07, 2012

The Curbly House Week 12 Journal: Turning on the lightsAhhh ... It seems like just yesterday we walked through the Curbly House and decided to take a chance on it. But, in reality, it was waaaay back in January!
And this week, we put the finishing touches on the inside: light fixtures and switches. Read on to watch our weekly video update and find out how we chose lighting fixtures for each room.

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Make It: A Modern DIY A-Frame Wine Rack

By: Capreek Sep 07, 2012

created at: 09/02/2012

This is maybe the coolest and easiest DIY kitchen project I've ever laid eyes on! Seriously, I think I just found my next weekend… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern Kitchen Herb Box

By: Brittnimehlhoff Aug 31, 2012

created at: 08/23/2012

Make sure fresh herbs are always at your fingertips in the kitchen with a modern plant box DIY that will work for nearly any decor. Want to learn how to make your own? Here's… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Neon-Edged Trivet or Coaster

By: Chrisjob Aug 29, 2012

I've gone on record before about my special love of mixing solid colors with natural surfaces and textures like wood, stone, and concrete, so this super easy trivet/coaster project by Shannon Madigan is right up my alley.… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Recipe and Cookbook Storage Ideas

By: Craftmel Aug 29, 2012

created at: 08/28/2012

Whether your recipes are in tidy cookbooks or slapped together haphazardly in a file folder, there is always room for improvement and fresh, new ideas.  Here are 10 DIY projects to keep your recipes in… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 7 Drool-Worthy Kitchen Pantries

By: Diy maven Aug 28, 2012

created at: 08/27/2012

Today, we're stepping away from the typical kitchen pantry offerings and taking a tour of some of the most amazing and unique pantries I've seen in a very long time. Whether they may make you drool, daydream or just gawk, enjoy.

This recessed area provides for a perfect pantry.… Continue Reading

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Make It: No-Fall Dishtowels

By: Diy maven Aug 24, 2012

Ashley suffers from "dishtowel on the floor" syndrome. Her way to combate this pesky problem is not only creative, but cute too. To make one--or several--ourselves, we'll need a dishtowel (this would be great… Continue Reading

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7 DIY Kitchen Organization Ideas

By: Brittnimehlhoff Aug 23, 2012

created at: 08/22/2012

The kitchen can be a messy place, especially when you are cooking. So any ideas for keeping one of the most used rooms in the house organized are worth taking a look at. Right? Here are seven ideas for keeping your kitchen organized and… Continue Reading

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How To: Hack an iPad Into Your Kitchen Cabinet

By: Diy maven Aug 23, 2012

IKEA hacker, Dirk, installed his iPad in his APPLAD kitchen cabinets (although any cabinet with flush door will work) using some 'T' profile aluminum, glue, four corner brackets, a handsaw (I'd use a jigsaw to make it easier) and a chisel. The inside… Continue Reading

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How To: 5 Fast and Inexpensive Ways to Refresh Your Kitchen Cabinets

By: Diy maven Aug 22, 2012

created at: 08/21/2012

Painting kitchen cabinets is great for a budget update, but not everyone relishes doing it, and for good reason. When you have 30+ door and drawer fronts laying all over your garage floor, you'll understand why. It's a lot of work, if you're going to do it right. To make life easier, here are five easy, fast and inexpensive ways to refreshen your kitchen cabinets without all the bother and commitment to the painting process.

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How to: Make a DIY Magnetic Notepad...with Free Downloads!

By: Craftmel Aug 22, 2012

 created at: 08/21/2012

 You know the how the story goes: you are at the grocery store lugging around that gallon of milk, but you have this tingling in the back of your brain that there was something else you needed to get as well.  After walking down every single aisle waiting for your memory to trigger, you give up and just go home- only to remember you are completely out of cereal.  This is where a fridge-mounted notepad comes in handy to jot down those needed items as they run out.  Better still is a mod notepad that you've made… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Spice Racks, Pot Racks and Pantry Hacks

By: Diy maven Aug 17, 2012

created at: 08/16/2012


From spice racks to pot racks to pantry hacks, we cover them all in this roundup. Some cost nothing whereas other might set you back a few hundred. So...there's something for everyone. Now read on, be inspired and get… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Edible Tea Bag Cookies

By: Brittnimehlhoff Aug 17, 2012

created at: 08/05/2012
Bake a batch of gluten-free cookies with this green tea shortbread recipe that tastes good and is good for you, as far as cookies go anyway.… Continue Reading
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How To: Install a Penny Bartop

By: Diy maven Aug 15, 2012
created at: 08/15/2012


Remember Michael's copper penny kitchen countertop? Ashley loved the idea, so she decided to cover the bar in her kitchen using the same technique. It took $50 or so in coin to cover the bar, a lot of Gorilla Glue and some trial and error, but in the end, it all worked out perfectly. This is what the bar looks like… Continue Reading

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