How To: Turn a Man's Dress Shirt into an Apron

By: Diy maven Mar 21, 2014

A man's button down from Goodwill turned into a ruffly apron? I absofreakinlutely love it. Sugar Bean's version was inspired by this tutorial. But it was Liz who posted all the nittyContinue Reading

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Make It: Do-It-Yourself Printed Tea Towels

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 20, 2014

diy kitchen tea towels

We go through a lot of towels in our kitchen. I never buy pretty ones because I just know I can't make them last, so why spend the $$$? Enter: the DIY kitchen tea towel.Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Tiroler Gröstl

By: Matt allison Mar 14, 2014

Tiroler Gröstl

Tiroler Gröstl, commonly called Gröstl is native to Austria, more specifically the hiking region of Tirol. It's a delicious way of making use of Sunday's left overs, or make it from… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A $2,000 Kitchen Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Mar 13, 2014

With a modest budget of $2,000 this dated kitchen has officially leaped into the 21st century with a sophisticated update that is pretty impressive, considering the… Continue Reading

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How to Make Paper and Felt Succulents

By: Diy maven Mar 13, 2014

Any more perfect and Lucy's and Keri's DIY succulents would be real. They may look it, but they're actually made of paper and felt. First, let's look at Keri's version. With felt, a sharp… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Monogram Vintage Plates

By: Matt allison Mar 12, 2014

DIY Monogram Vintage Plates

What a great use of thrift store plates, gold leaf and a little imagination! Metallics are in and this simple DIY is bound to be a talking point when having guests over. Step-by-step instructions on making your own are available at the link… Continue Reading

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How to: Organize Your Pantry (...and Make It Look Pretty)

By: Faith-towers Mar 11, 2014

Organized pantry with labeled bins.

Because you can close the door to the pantry, it's easy to ignore it. But there's something very satisfying about organized food (for me anyways). So today I'm going to pass along my tips and tricks for giving your pantry a stylish… Continue Reading

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My Favorite How-To Originals Out of 4000 Posts

By: Diy maven Mar 10, 2014

This, my friends, marks my 4000th post on Curbly. To celebrate, I thought I'd cull through my how-to originals and round up some of my favorites and tell you what became of them.

I turned an old (and heavy) tripod into floor lamp for my office back in 2007. It's still here, and I still love it.… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Mushroom Risotto

By: Matt allison Mar 07, 2014

How to make mushroom risotto

Risotto takes a little practice to get right, but that shouldn't stop you from trying your hand at this comfort food classic. The trick is getting the rice to 'al dente', cooked, with just a little bit of… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make a 10 Minute Succulent Windowsill Box

By: Diy maven Mar 07, 2014

Until I saw Sara's window planter box, I had always thought that the domain of such things were outside the house. Thanks to windowsills, they have moved inside. (I love windowsills.) Made with leftoverContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy, Affordable (and Natural) DIY Cleaning Products You Should Try

By: Faith-towers Mar 06, 2014

DIY natural cleaning mixture.

Cleaning products can be expensive. And let's face it - many store bought varieties have toxic chemicals in them. So why not make your own natural cleaners at home? They're super simple to make and you probably already have most of the ingredients right in your pantry or under the sink. To take the guesswork out of it, we've rounded up ten of our… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 22 Easy and Stylish DIY Hostess Gifts

By: Capreek Mar 04, 2014

The practice of bringing a hostess gift as a small token of thanks seems to be a (nearly) lost tradition these days. We say it's time to bring it back! Here are 22 simple DIY projects that will make a big impact in showing your party host just how much you appreciate their… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wood Slice Serving Board

By: Capreek Mar 03, 2014

Searching for an easy afternoon project while you wait for spring to (finally) get here? Take a look at this rustic wood slice serving… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make a Spatula Ceiling Lampshade

By: Diy maven Mar 03, 2014

Imagine looking up at your ceiling and seeing the aurora borealis. Okay, maybe these spatula's turned lampshade aren't as stunning, but theyContinue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Cuban-Styled Beans & Rice

By: Matt allison Feb 28, 2014

Cuban-Styled Beans & Rice

Traditionally a Cuban staple made with black beans and rice. I chose to mix it up a bit by substituting red kidney beans, leaving out the traditional oregano, giving it a Moroccan twist with ground cumin and a bite with the Spanish smoked paprika.

Ingredients
Serves 4

  • 6 rashers of bacon (chopped)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (deseeded and chopped)
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