DIY Green Cleaners

By: Craftmel Sep 13, 2011

created at: 09/12/2011

Green cleaning products don't always have to come from your local "Green" grocer.  My older sister is a good example of this-- she makes a lot of her cleaning solutions and is in love with the result she gets, both by way of a fresh, clean house and by saving money.  Want a few home-made cleaning… Continue Reading

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Curbly Giveaway: 3 Cases of Fish Foam Window Cleaner ($50 Value)

By: Bruno Sep 12, 2011

created at: 07/11/2011

I hate to be the one to tell you, but it's September, and that means window-cleaning time. So, we're excited to collaborate with the folks at FishFoam, who offered to let us give away three cases of their premium foaming glass cleaner to three lucky Curbly readers. FishFoam is a professional-grade, ammonia-free cleaner that won't leave streaks or haze.

FishFoam premium foaming window cleaner

Each case retails for $42, and contains 12 19-oz. cans of cleaner, so you'll have plenty for all your windows, and maybe your neighbors', too. 

How To Enter to Win:

To win this giveaway,… Continue Reading

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GENIUS DIY Modular Storage with IKEA Boxes

By: Diy maven Sep 06, 2011

IKEA Prant boxes may be handy, but they are uninspired. The geniuses at Livet Hemma took care of that last bit. Using about 14 of them, pastel paint and (get… Continue Reading

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How to Make PVC Bathroom 'Holsters'

By: Diy maven Aug 11, 2011

created at: 08/11/2011

Have a curling iron or two tucked in a closet? Here's a genius idea from The Family Handyman using PVC to make storage 'holsters' for those particular appliances. Another use of PVC, they… Continue Reading

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T-cycle: T-shirt to Produce Tote

By: Craftmel Aug 09, 2011

created at: 08/04/2011

We are all doing our best to avoid the plastic bags at grocery stores, right?  Instead of buying a reuseable bag at the check-out line, how about thumbing through the closet to bring new purpose to an old wardrobe… Continue Reading

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How to Turn a Canning Jar into a Sugar Dispenser

By: Diy maven Aug 05, 2011

This canning jar conversion is nothing less than GENIUS. So simple and, more-or-less, free if you've got a canning jar on hand. Basically,… Continue Reading

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The Armadillo

By: Diy maven Aug 05, 2011

created at: 08/05/2011

Here's a couple hints: 

  1. You can find it in the kitchen.
  2. It's home to a staple.

Think… Continue Reading

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Picture Rail Shoe Rack

By: Diy maven Aug 04, 2011

created at: 08/04/2011

Make those expensive shoes pull double-duty by turning them into art with picture rail shoe racks. Carrie Bradshaw would adore this, no?? Martha gives us all the details, but a… Continue Reading

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How to Make Magnet Makeup Board

By: Diy maven Aug 02, 2011

We've seen magnetic calendar/boards, picture frames, photo boards, photo corners spice rackswords and even vertical gardens, but never EVER have we… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make a Whimsical Wood Pencil Holder!

By: Capreek Jun 06, 2011

created at: 06/06/2011

Whether you've got some branches left over from making a few tree limb coasters or you're just looking to add a few rustic embellishments to your abode, this whimsical pencil holder is just the DIY project you… Continue Reading

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Caldrea Countertop Cleaner: Herbs of Provence

By: Bruno May 26, 2011

Caldrea Herbs of Provence countertop cleanerMan, I can not tell you how much I never imagined I would write a blog post with that title. But last week Alicia brought home a bottle of Caldrea's Herbs of Provence countertop cleaner from Target, and after a quick wipe-down in the kitchen, I was in love.

Listen to me. I sound like an idiot. But honestly, this stuff smells so good that I don't care. I once took a tour of a soap making factory in Provence (imagine a field in the French… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Baking Sheet Turned Snazzy Decorative Tray!

By: Capreek May 19, 2011

created at: 05/19/2011

I've been on the lookout recently for some sweet decorative trays that fit my style, budget, and decor... and then I found this awesome DIY… Continue Reading

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How To: Make DIY Mod Storage Pods

By: Chrisjob May 10, 2011

created at: 05/10/2011

Every home needs a "landing strip": that place near the door to put your keys, sunglasses, phone, mail, purses, things you need to take with you, and all the other important stuff that comes in and out of your home everyday. A basket is a great idea, or a storage bench, or a small shelf. 

OR...You could make these mod, space-y storage pods from a household staple! Guess… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make a Mudroom Shoe Rack from Pallets!

By: Capreek May 09, 2011

created at: 05/09/2011

As with mason jars, there seems to be no limit on what you can do with a discarded pallet.  We've shared quite a few projects in the past, but this may be the simplest/easiest of the bunch!… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Modern Dip-Dyed Baskets

By: Capreek Apr 27, 2011

created at: 04/26/2011

This DIY project has "Scandinavian Modern" written all over it!  It's also one of those "why didn't I think of that?" ideas.  The white and wood combo is at once classic, modern, and trendy.  For color lovers like myself, I'd suggest experimenting with bold hues - maybe even neon if you're feeling… Continue Reading

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