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

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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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Roundup: 15 Awesome and Easy DIY Mason Jar Projects

By: Capreek Apr 20, 2011

created at: 04/20/2011

As Chris mentioned a few weeks ago, mason jars have exploded (again?) onto the craft and DIY scenes.  You can't look anywhere without seeing some crazy new use for them!  As it stands, we're embracing the trend here at Curbly.  To make things easy on you, here are 15 mason jar projects all in one place!… Continue Reading

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The Best Reclaimed Wood Project Ever!

By: Capreek Apr 05, 2011

created at: 04/05/2011

You are not going to believe what this pile of discarded cabinets doors turns into.  It may be the most creative and imaginative use of reclaimed materials ever.  Don't believe me?  Check out the after… Continue Reading

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Spring Cleaning: Eco-Chic Ideas For Your Home

By: Capreek Mar 31, 2011

created at: 03/31/2011

We've covered our bases with green cleaning products, ideas for re-using old towels (shaggy-cool bath mats!), and tips for cleaning out and organizing those pesky junk drawers.  But what do you do with all those random items you've cleared out?  Sure, you could throw them away, but we have a better idea.  Put on your creative caps and turn them into one-of-a-kind, eco-chic items for your home!  

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From wine cork… Continue Reading

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Garage Organization 101

By: Diy maven Mar 25, 2011

created at: 03/25/2011

During Curbly's Spring Cleaning Month, we've been concentrating on the indoors. Today we venture out a bit and head to the often neglected garage!    

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With warm temperatures here (or, hopefully, just around the corner) it's a great time to reclaim your garage for its intended purpose, as, according to the US Department of Energy, only 1/4 of all homeowners with a 2-stall garage can't even park 1 car in their… Continue Reading

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The Ultimate Green Cleaning Product Roundup!

By: Capreek Mar 24, 2011

created at: 03/23/2011

If baking soda and lemon juice aren't your thing but you'd still like to avoid cleaners with a) mysterious chemicals you can't pronounce and b) warning labels that cover half the bottle, we've got the guide for you.  Included below is a roundup of ten green cleaning products and companies - and why they're good for you and the space you call… Continue Reading

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