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How to: Make a DIY Upcycled Rag Rug

by Rebekah Greiman

created at: 02/18/2013

Hi Curbliers! Today, I'm excited to share an easy tutorial on how to make a inexpensive rag rug. This handmade, vintage project can bring some warmth to any room, and will last for a very long time. Plus, they're machine washable, which only adds to their softness. 

Materials and Tools:
  • Old bed sheets (twin size or larger)
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Craft Needle (used for sewing through...

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How To: Make DIY Faceted Wooden Wall Hooks

by Capree K

created at: 12/26/2012

My facet-loving heart nearly exploded when these wall hooks showed up on my doorstep a few weeks ago. Always up to a DIY challenge, my good friend (and Curbly Editor-in-Chief) Chris was kind enough to create these from scratch when I asked him if he thought it was something he could pull off. Not only did he rise to the challenge, but he did it in a way that anyone with some basic woodworking skills could re-create for themselves!     

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Eye Candy: 40 Scandinavian-Style Christmas Decor Ideas

by Capree K

created at: 12/12/2012

What's black and white and wood all over? A modern, rustic, Scandinavian Christmas! We've rounded up forty (40!!) Scandinavian-style holiday decor ideas that will have you daydreaming of log fires and warm glasses of glogg in no time. God Jul!      

1. Simple Black and White Christmas Decor

2. White Christmas Kitchen Decor

3. Elegant Bathroom Christmas Decor

4. Rustic Bedroom Decor with DIY...

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How To: Make A Craft Stick Snowflake

by Matt Allison

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.     


It's suggested that you use a hotglue gun, but you can...

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

by Bruno Bornsztein

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!

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Week 12 Journal: Let There Be Light

by Bruno Bornsztein

The Curbly House Week 12 Journal: Turning on the lights
Ahhh ... 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 Bornsztein

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

by DIY Maven

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)

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

by Bruno Bornsztein

Curbly House Journal: Week 10 - finishing the bathroom


Start Wizard of Oz Voice:

People. The Curbly House now has a functioning toilet! 

End Wizard of Oz Voice.

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...

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

by Bruno Bornsztein

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.

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