Six Space-Saving Kitchen Gadgets You'll Love

By: Diy maven Apr 19, 2013

Space-saving in kitchens is imperative for many. Here are some gadgets that recently caught my eye that do just that. Now I’m wondering how I’ve gotten along without them for all this time!

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Before and After: Goodbye 80s Kitchen

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 18, 2013

credit: Crafty Clumsy Happy [http://www.clumsycraftyhappy.com/new-kitchen/]

I tend to be drawn to minimal kitchens without much color, but when I saw my friend's kitchen makeover I changed my tune a little bit. I love how this before and after makeover project turned out and it definitely is not without color. Aside from that, nearly everything you see in the before has now been changed: the wall color, the cabinet faces, the drawer pulls, the countertop, the sink, and the backsplash. Take a look.      Continue Reading

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Art in Unexpected Places: 10 Ideas to Add Style to Every Space in Your Home

By: Faith-towers Apr 16, 2013

created at: 04/05/2013

Art doesn't necessarily have to be displayed in the living room... sometimes it can be more inspiring in another part of your home. Your patio, bathroom, kitchen or even your closet may be the perfect spot for your masterpiece. Go ahead, try it!    

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1. This colorful piece of art adds some much-needed interest to a monochromatic bathroom. [Photo: House and Leisure]

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Makeover Tour: A Dated Midwest Kitchen gets a Scandinavian-Inspired Revamp

By: Capreek Apr 15, 2013

created at: 04/15/2013

Our Makeover Tour this month is one of my favorite kitchen makeovers to date! Read on to see how this pest-filled foreclosure was transformed into a fresh, Scandinavian-inspired dream home in the heart of the Midwest!      Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Affordable Kitchen Makeover

By: Faith-towers Apr 15, 2013

created at: 04/05/2013

This budget makeover added a dose of personality to an average, somewhat mundane kitchen. Contrast gave the space that pop that it desperately needed, while a new layout added functionality.   

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: How to Make Thai Eggplant and Lemongrass Curry

By: Matt allison Apr 12, 2013

created at: 04/12/2013

We're not a strictly vegetarian household, but with the soaring cost of meat and the questionable ethics of factory farms we've adjusted our diets to be largely vegetable based. One of favourite meat substitutes are eggplants, hearty and flavor attractors they work well in many dishes, especially in today's curry dish.

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Kitchen Makeover With a Professional Touch

By: Diy maven Apr 12, 2013

created at: 04/12/2013

Emily from Decorchick fame really wanted a white kitchen. But instead of going the whole DIY painted cabinets route, she opted to hire a professional to do the job. (Probably the best way to go if your budget allows, especially if Continue Reading

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How to: Make an Easy Perpetual Chalkboard Calendar

By: Faith-towers Apr 11, 2013

created at: 04/10/2013

Organization is not my strong suit. Of course, I enjoy being organized, but somehow I never quite get there. So, I thought a new calendar might help to keep my schedule in order. I wanted to make one that I could reuse each month to keep track of my projects and appointments, so I decided to make a perpetual chalkboard version. And then? I stumbled upon the miracle of clear chalkboard paint... and the rest is, well, my own DIYContinue Reading

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Print Your Own Personalized Post-It Notes

By: Matt allison Apr 10, 2013

created at: 04/10/2013

I love these printable post-it notes from How about Orange, imaging surprising a loved one with these custom messages. Just Perfect!

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Before and After: An 80s Kitchen gets a Major Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 09, 2013

created at: 04/02/2013

This kitchen makeover is one for the books. There isn't one thing you see in the before image of this space that made it over into the 'after' version, except the flooring. Needless to say, it's a pretty dramatic change. Take a look.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Creative Uses For Mirrors

By: Faith-towers Apr 08, 2013

created at: 04/04/2013

Most of us have mirrors in our homes. They can be a beautiful addition to a room, making it feel larger. But the reflective power of mirrors can be harnessed in many other ways... as sculptural art, accents on furniture and even functional pieces.   

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: How to Make Minted Pea Soup

By: Matt allison Apr 05, 2013

 

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In my opinion pea soup is highly underrated. I think part of it's bad rap is that the experience many have with this humble dish has been out of a can, more avocado in color than a fresh vivid green. It's super simple to make, tastes great and pairs well with mint and feta.

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How To: Make Animal Stir-Sticks

By: Diy maven Apr 05, 2013

created at: 04/03/2013

Still on a plastic animal kick (look here and here), so these animal stir-sticks certainly caught my eye. Cute for kids and adults alike, all you need beside the plastic animals is some plastic stir-sticks, drill & bit, primer, paint and "industrial" glue like E6000. To see how they're made head on over to Momtastic

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Roundup: 10 Easy DIYable Spring Centerpieces

By: Diy maven Apr 05, 2013

created at: 04/04/2013

There's still snow on the ground where I live, so I'm doing all I can to bring a breath of spring indoors. These easy spring centerpieces do just that. They're pretty enough for parties and simple enough to make any day special.

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10 Clever New Uses For Washi Tape

By: Faith-towers Apr 04, 2013

created at: 04/04/2013

When the washi craze first started, I went out and bought a lot of washi tape. A LOT. And after I did all those fun projects that were circulating on the Internet, I still had a washi tape surplus. So I decided to find a use for it.   

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