It's not often we see transformations like this one. From inside to out, the O'Bryan's 50's ranch looks nothing like it did 'before.' Architect Jim Rill saw Craftsman elements in the home's 'massing and roofline.' Although the… Continue Reading
We are seven days into the new year and I am definitely drinking my fair share of coffee this first full week in January. I even bought a few new mugs over the holiday break as a little treat to myself. So I'll definitely be making one of these hanging coffee cup holders to display my newest… Continue Reading
A good dining table is hard to find. In my experience, they're super expensive and never quite right. But the second I found this one, I fell in love. Its hexagonal shape gives it character and provides seating for six people, while its pipe legs lend an industrial feel. Click through to see the final product and find out how to make one… Continue Reading
I hate cleaning. And I hate organizing. But I love the way my house feels once it's finished. So to make it as painless as possible, I wanted to share my 5 favorite tips for getting your space under control for the new year. Here… Continue Reading
I love hearty one pot winter warmers and a potato and leek soup is ubiquitous with seasonal festivities. It's a straight forward, no frill or fuss dish, though the addition of a poached egg crostini elevates it, adding a silky smooth and crunchy texture to this robust dish.… Continue Reading
Why does the 'after' come first? Because I couldn't subject Curbly's homepage to the 'before'. The vase in question caught my attention at my local Goodwill for two reasons. One: I liked the classic milk bottle shape. Two: because it was nothing less than hideous. So I… Continue Reading
Gift baskets make great presents for coworkers. Or friends. Or those impossible-to-buy-for people on your list. Okay, they're great for pretty much everyone. Here are ten beautiful, easy and affordable DIY gift baskets with clever themes that are sure to impress their… Continue Reading
This DIY calendar is a fun project (or gift) for the crafty stargazer that can be hung and admired all year long!… Continue Reading
This simple dish is a real winner that can be made from fresh, left over or even smoked salmon.
To speed things up you can par-cook the potatoes in the microwave, just make sure you pierce them a few times before you do for 8-10 minutes. Fire up for oven, set it to grill and brown up the skins and you'll have a delicious, healthy meal… Continue Reading
Risotto can take a bit of work if you are not all that experienced with it, but that shouldn't stop you from trying. The trick is getting the rice to the point of being al dente: soft, with just a little bit of bite and firmness. Too early and the rice will be as hard as rock, too late and it will be all mushy, much the same way pasta can be.
But the efforts are worth it and this simple beet risotto is a perfect starting… Continue Reading
I had this old outdoor light fixture taking up space in the garage just waiting to be converted into an indoor, decorative lantern. So simple, the project took about an hour to finish, not including drying time for the spray paint. To start a conversion like this, a little reverse engineering is in order.… Continue Reading