After much ado about color, we are finally finished with the Curbly House bathroom (for now). We thought we were ready to reveal the room months ago, but then I got cold feet and decided to re-paint the room. When our friends at Sherwin-Williams invited us to participate in their National Painting Week once again, I knew our bathroom was the room that was going to get a mini-makeover in preparation for its big debut.… Continue Reading
Guess what? It still feels like winter here in Minnesota. Last year around this time we were happily painting a new nursery for our then-unborn baby boy, with the windows open and a warm breeze wafting through the house. This year, not so much:
FYI, here's what things looked like last year for National Painting Week (notice the short sleeves and generally increased level of happiness):
So what's all that stuff sitting in our… Continue Reading
I've always been drawn to the simple, modern lines of Swedish design, so naturally, I'm a frequent shopper at Ikea. But since their products are now so ubiquitous, sometimes I crave more of a custom look... which is why I've become obsessed with IKEA hacks. Below are ten easy DIY projects using a variety of IKEA… Continue Reading
Bi-fold, sliding, swing. No, they're not classes of ballroom dances; they're closet door types. Whatever kind of closet doors you have, or whatever you call them, we have a makeover for them. Read on, be inspired and go from slab to fab in no time.
1. Janet gave her boring white bi-folds an architectural lift… Continue Reading
Although these interior design ideas are geared toward apartment dwellers who decorate at the mercy of rental agreements, they are also perfect for anyone who wants a 'wow' makeover without major DIY fuss. Some at the top of… Continue Reading
A generic bathroom gets a Moroccan inspired makeover with a can of paint and a… Continue Reading
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.
(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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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… Continue Reading