Apartment Tour: 90 Square Feet in NYC

By: Diy maven Mar 10, 2015
Photo: Curbed

Helen Rowell's tiny West Village apartment is one of the tiniest I've ever seen. At just 78 inches wide, it's smaller than a queen-size bed is long. But it IS in the West Village and her rent is only $775 a month. Helen's become quite adept at getting rid of stuff, which she says isContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Gold Leaf Cocktail Glasses

By: Capreek Mar 09, 2015
Kelli Hall

Spring is slowly making itself known, which in and of itself is cause for celebration. With warmer weather on the horizon, it's time to start planning some festivities (brunch, dinner parties, maybe even a BBQ?!). Make sure you're fully prepped in the drinkware department with these stylish DIY gold leaf cocktail glasses!     Continue Reading

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10 Inspiring Ways To Display & Store Food

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 06, 2015

10 Inspiring Ways To Display & Store Food

Take a long and hard look at the food in your kitchen. It doesn't have to be hiding out in the cupboard! And it doesn't have to be unorganized! Here are 10 creative ways to store your food!      

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Michelle's Timeless Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 06, 2015

Photo: Hummingbird High

Michelle's kitchen, before its makeover was a 'hot mess.' Eighteen inch deep countertops, a leaking sink, a painted-shut window. Not exactly paradise for someone who is writes a blog about baking. But Michelle changed all that. She saved up and sacrificed her sanityContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Unbelievably Organized, Clutter-Free Homes

By: Faith-towers Mar 02, 2015
Eye Candy: 10 Unbelievably Organized Clutter-Free Homes
Photo: Made From Scratch

Believe it or not, it's March already... which means that it's spring cleaning and home organization month here at Curbly. So we thought we'd start off with some gorgeous, organized, clutter-free homes to inspire you. Here are ten of our favorites.   

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27 Cooking Diagrams that Will Save Your Culinary Life

By: Diy maven Feb 27, 2015

Image: BuzzFeed

Your guests are to arrive in 5 minutes and you realize you don't have any bottle vinaigrette in the house. What do you do?? Grab a cook book and start paging/reading or glance at a cool diagram for an even better substitute? If you're a visual cook, the latter, of course. It's just one of the diagrams inContinue Reading

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Decor Disputes: 3 Kitchen Countertop Ideas That Are Sweeping The Nation

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 20, 2015
kitchen countertop debate
photo: Smitten Studio

On the weekends, my husband and I enjoy visiting the building district here in Denver. We like to go to the tile and wood shops and plan our future home and decide what we like and what we don't. We've been on the topic of kitchen countertops for a while now and I just can't make a decision on what I love most! While white marble is a fave, there are two other options that are slowly edging that out of my mind!      

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Before and After: $20K DIY Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Feb 20, 2015

Photo: Koko Likes

Usually, DIY kitchen makeovers around the Curbly neighborhood clock in at much less than $20k, but Koko and her husband Quincy splurged on all new appliances and cabinetry. The last of those can be a budget-buster, so, when you think about it, $20k is steal. Before, the kitchen wasContinue Reading

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Make It: Coffee Mug Pegboard Display

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 18, 2015

diy coffee peg 4

What a wonderful solution to man's mug-displaying problems! Not only does this save you precious (and usually limited!) cupboard space, but it creates a piece of wall art that is a definite conversation piece! This is just a portion of the photo, but you gotta see what the whole installation looks like!      

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Before and After: Run-of-the-Mill Kitchen Gets a Dramatic Makeover

By: Capreek Feb 16, 2015
HGTV

Ah, yes. The ubiquitous new-construction, builder-grade kitchen. It's pretty much the same in every suburb across the country, which is why the homeowners decided to do something a bit out of the ordinary.     Continue Reading

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18 Products We've Been Using WRONG

By: Diy maven Feb 06, 2015

Did you ever notice perforations on the ends of your tinfoil and plastic wrapper boxes? I didn't until I saw it on the Internets. And then I checked the products in my pantry just to make sure. There they were: perforations to pop inContinue Reading

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Before and After: An Old Desk Becomes a DIY Kitchen Island

By: Capreek Feb 05, 2015
Lesli DeVito

Sometimes, you outgrow certain furniture items but don't necessarily want to kick 'em to the curb. So what do you do? Turn them into something new and functional, of course!     Continue Reading

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16 Microwave Oven Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

By: Diy maven Jan 30, 2015

Image: Lifehack

Did you know you can make potato chips in your microwave oven? Or re-moisten stale bread?  These and 14 other clever microwave hacks will surely make your life easier. The big one for me is using the 'wave to aid in theContinue Reading

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How To: Make A Magnetic Knife Display

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 29, 2015
diy magnetic knife display
Photo: via e-how

I'm all for maximizing vertical storage in the kitchen, and this DIY magnetic knife display is not only practical, it's pretty. Win win!      

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How To: Create Fun Little Typographic Boxes For All Your Knick-Knacks

By: Faith-towers Jan 28, 2015
DIY Clay Letterform Storage Boxes
Photo: Faith Towers

There's something so fun about a functional letterform, isn't there? Or maybe it's just the typography nerd in me. But nonetheless, you have to admit that storing cotton balls inside of an ampersand is more fun than storing them in a plain old glass jar.

I was inspired to make typographic storage containers after seeing ones made from cookie cutters on Pinterest (from Willowday). Instead of using cookie cutters, I simply used clay, a favorite font, and a steady hand! 

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