Make It: Concrete Modular Geometric Wall Planters

By: Matt allison May 28, 2014

Concrete Modular Geometric Wall Planters

I love succulents, even the blackest of thumbs can keep them alive and they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors to suit your decor. The trend these days is to create 'living walls', bringing the outdoors in, and this project takes that approach in modular fashion using DIY geometric cast concrete planters. Full instructions and template on how to make your own are at the link… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Cuban Black Bean Fritters & Pineapple Rice

By: Matt allison May 23, 2014

Cuban Black Bean Fritters & Pineapple Rice

These cuban style black bean fritters put a vegetarian spin on traditional crab cakes, served here with a delicious zesty pineapple and cilantro… Continue Reading

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Jenna's One-Hour DIY Kitchen Island

By: Diy maven May 23, 2014

Jenna confirms that the hardest part of her DIY kitchen island was figuring out how to construct it. Once that was done, the island took about an hour to build. That, however, doesn't… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 15 No-Sew Fabric Projects for the Home

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 20, 2014

There are loads of great fabric projects out there, but if you're a little bit challenged in the sewing department, most of those DIY ideas are, unfortunately, off limits. Luckily though, you can fake it until you make it with this roundup of 15 DIY no-sew project ideas for the home. Don't worry, they're just as cool as the ones made for your sewing machine lovin'… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Major Kitchen Overhaul

By: Faith-towers May 19, 2014

A Dingy Kitchen Gets A Major Overhaul

This kitchen was dated. Ancient wallpaper, old cabinets and dingy floors all contributed to the not-so-modern feel of the space. But the situation wasn't hopeless; you'll be shocked when you see the incredible overhaul that… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Lovely IKEA Kitchen Cart Makeover

By: Diy maven May 19, 2014

One day Susan woke up too early and started thinking about her old IKEA BEKVAM kitchen cart ($59.99). She'd had it for years, but it needed a makeover, so that's what she gave it--starting at 5 o'clock in the morning. (Sometimes insomnia is very productive.) She… Continue Reading

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GENIUS: How to Turn a Paper Plate into a Basket

By: Diy maven May 16, 2014

This is another one of those smack-my-forehead, why-didn't-I-think-of-that deals. A paper plate turned basket?? Yeah, it's perfect for when we take treats into the office or give them as a thank-you gift to teacher, but they would also be great for backyard BBQs for… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Dark Kitchen Gets A Refreshing New Look

By: Faith-towers May 12, 2014

A Dark Kitchen Gets A Major Makeover

This kitchen was dark and dingy, to say the least. The brown cabinets and backsplash made it feel like it came straight out of the 1970's. But what a difference some paint can make... check out the drastic makeover after the… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Old IKEA Table and Chairs Get a Fresh, New Look

By: Diy maven May 12, 2014

One of the good things about IKEA furniture is its affordability; one of the bad things about it is it's readily ID'd as IKEA. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but sometimes you just don't want to advertise for the big blue box store. If that describes you and your good/bad feelingsContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Genius Bookshelf-turned-Kitchen Storage IKEA Hack

By: Capreek May 06, 2014

Ahh, the Expedit* bookshelf. One of IKEA's most ubiquitous products and the springboard for many a creative DIY hack, including this Scandinavian-inspired/minimalist kitchen storage… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Three-Pepper, Chicken & Pesto Pasta

By: Matt allison May 02, 2014

Three-Pepper, Chicken & Pesto Pasta

This dish is a spring favourite, easy to pull together in around 15-20 minutes and packed with flavour, color and… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 7 Clever DIY Sewing Tutorials For The Kitchen

By: Faith-towers May 01, 2014

7 Amazing Sewing Projects For The Kitchen

This month at Curbly we're focusing on sewing and fabric projects, so I wanted to start off with some really clever DIY fabric tutorials for the kitchen. The concepts may not be revolutionary, but the way in which they are executed is completely genius. And with a wide range of skill levels included, there's something for… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Outdated Pantry Gets a DIY Renovation

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 01, 2014

I've never been envious of someone else's pantry, until now. This before and after makeover is really dramatic. Click through to see the… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Country Captain Inspired Soup

By: Matt allison Apr 25, 2014

Weekinight Meals: Country Captain Inspired Soup

For those that have not experienced country captain, it's a southern-style casserole of curried chicken and rice. With the change of seasons my wife was feeling a bit under the weather and so I was inspired to fuse the two into a springr style chicken soup borrowing from the captains aromatic middle-eastern… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Seared Tuna, Stir-Fried Vegetables & Chili-Garlic Beans

By: Matt allison Apr 18, 2014

Seared Tuna, Stir-Fried Vegetables & Chili-Garlic Beans

I do love fresh tuna, it's a bit of a taboo as much of it is under severe threat from over fishing, so make sure you use a sustainable option from your local fish monger or market.

This dish is a perfect Spring time treat served with a chilled glass of white wine on the… Continue Reading

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