How To: Make A Craft Stick Snowflake

By: Matt allison Dec 05, 2012

created at: 12/05/2012

I'm a father to two little people. Since my eldest is only 2.5 years old, this limits a lot of the craft projects out there that require power tools (though the man in me can't wait till he comes of age to enjoy them!).  This simple project is something we can tackle together and relatively safe (look, no scissors!) and particularly festive.     


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Doorless Showers? Yes, Please.

By: Diy maven Nov 06, 2012

Someday I want a doorless shower. Nothing to clean, nothing to squeegee. Just a wall or two and a shower head above. And there will be a window nearby. Preferably, one of the walls will be all windows. Like thisContinue Reading

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Giveaway: Kitchen Palette Interchangeable Backsplash System ($350 value!)

By: Bruno Nov 01, 2012

Kitchen Palette custom interchangeable backsplash system
If you've ever thought of building or remodeling a kitchen (and let's face, who hasn't?), you know it's tough to settle on design choices. When it comes to tile, those choices are permanent ... usually. Now, Kitchen Palette has created a product that lets you change the look of your kitchen with an interchangeable backsplash. Read on to learn more about the product, and enter to win a Kitchen Palette system valued at $350!Continue Reading

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17th Century Home's Modern Bathroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 01, 2012

created at: 10/01/2012

I'm guessing the first inhabitants of this 17th century home would have been thrilled with any indoor bathroom facilities. Although a far cry from using a chamber pot, its current owners 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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Week 11 Journal: Painting the Curbly House (Finally!)

By: Bruno Sep 04, 2012

The Curbly House: Week 11 Journal(Note: this post was supposed to go up last week, but I just couldn't get it out the door in time. Sorry!)

This week has been pretty crazy: a new baby boy at home, Alicia's starting to pack up in preparation for the move, and I've been working on transforming the Curbly House from a dark, messy construction zone into a freshly-painted, light-filled, livable space. Read on to watch our video journal, and get a first look at the (almost) finished interior. 

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Eye-Catching DIY Bathtub Makeover

By: Craftmel Aug 28, 2012

created at: 08/27/2012

Before, this claw-foot tub was old and dingy, but had a lot of unique charm.  Its unique-ness went up a notch after the homeowner decided to give it a little makeover.   Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Stylish Master Bath Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 27, 2012

created at: 08/26/2012

After completing their closet-turned-bathroom renovation earlier this year, the Chao family has been hard at work transforming their master bath from this...     Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Scrap Wood Bathtub Caddy from "Recycled Home"

By: Diy maven Aug 27, 2012

created at: 08/27/2012

Here it is, as promised! The instructions for how you too can make a scrap-wood bathtub caddy, courtesy of RECYCLED HOME: Transform Your Home Using Salvaged Materials by Rebecca Proctor and published by Laurence King. Rebecca's tutorial is straight out of the pages of her book, but I'll add notes in brackets as to how we modified ours (pictured below)Continue Reading

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Week 10 Journal: Finishing the Bathroom (and A Surprise!)

By: Bruno Aug 24, 2012

Curbly House Journal: Week 10 - finishing the bathroom

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People. The Curbly House now has a functioning toilet! 

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Yeah, I bet you were wondering how we were getting along all this time in house with no bathroom. Fact is, the bathroom has been gutted for weeks, and those of us working on the project have been making runs (hah) to the nearby gas station for nature's calls. No longer! Read on to watch my video journal, find out how our new bathroom started coming together, and see if you can spot a special surprise that we've been expecting...Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 12 Modern Wooden Bathrooms

By: Capreek Aug 22, 2012

created at: 08/22/2012

Wood and water: It seems counter-intuitive to mix the two, especially inside a home, doesn't it? But you can! Here are 10 modern bathrooms that pull it off with some serious style.     Continue Reading

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Bathroom Storage Idea: Add Recessed Shelves!

By: Craftmel Aug 21, 2012

created at: 08/20/2012

When you find yourself with a too-small bathroom with not enough storage space, here's an idea that might solve at least one of those problems.   Continue Reading

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How to: Cut Tile at Home...and Not Seriously Injure Yourself

By: Bruno Aug 21, 2012

3M DIY safe prep tips
The Curbly House is moving into the 'finishing-up' phase, now that the walls are all closed up, taped, mudded, and sanded. Better yet, the bathroom walls and floor are ready for tile! I'll do a post later this week about our tile-laying adventures (don't worry, there's no tile inspection to fail), but today I wanted point out some important safety tips. Read on to find out how I'm make cutting and setting tile an injury-free process.Continue Reading

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Before and After: Seaworthy Dresser Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 16, 2012

created at: 08/14/2012
This is probably one of the nicer 'before' photos I've posted lately, but the after is really unique. Check out the this sea-inspired dresser makeover that started with a Craigslist furniture find.   Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 11 Droolworthy Tubs and Showers

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 16, 2012
orange accent modern bathroom

Kitchens and bathrooms are typically the most important rooms of the house when it comes to buying and selling a home. Have you ever heard that? It was something our realtor explained to us years ago and it has stuck with me since then. If you're working on beautifying your home, you're going to need some bathroom inspiration after that kitchen remodel is done. So here are 11 droolworthy tubs and showers to keep you inspired whenever you are ready.    Continue Reading

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