Spot the Knock Off: The Kitchen Edition

By: Diy maven May 06, 2011

created at: 05/06/2011



Some of these reusables give their disposable counterparts a run for their money. Can you spot the knock offs? (Warning, it might mess with your head. Just remember what was being… Continue Reading

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Play 'Guess the Gadgets'

By: Diy maven Apr 29, 2011

created at: 04/29/2011

I've noticed that there are two reasons why some kitchen gadgets need explanation. One reason is that they are use-specific for things I don't do or find unnecessary; the second reason is that their designs are so fresh it's hard to see through to their utilitarian nature at first glance. Here are ten such gadgets. Utilitarian yet unique, can you guess what they are? And, yes, some you might… Continue Reading

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How To: Learn Basic, Safe Kitchen Knife Skills

By: Chrisjob Apr 29, 2011

Since graduating from college, I've slowly been developing good knife technique in the kitchen. I've learned that big, sharp knifes are actually safer, have been practicing efficient and consistent ways to prep all sorts of fresh veggies, aromatics like onions and garlic, and even a bit of DIY butchering.

And, ever since I got good enough to make it look like I sorta know what I'm doing, I've been saying, "Man, I should write up a… Continue Reading

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How To: Create Your Own Colored Spoons

By: Chrisjob Apr 21, 2011

Life's all about the details, and a little pop of color turns ordinary serving pieces and silverware into something pretty special, does it not?

Christy got creative and recreated these awesome Superior Servers from Ladies and Gentlemen on her own and on the… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Modern Table Settings

By: Diy maven Apr 15, 2011


Need some ideas for setting your table for the upcoming holiday? Check these babies out. (Note: There will be a quiz at the end.)

Loving the way the table runners are… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Plywood Countertops

By: Capreek Apr 11, 2011

created at: 04/11/2011

Like many people living in the 'burbs, our kitchen counters boast that favorite of builder-grade materials: laminate.  We desperately want to replace them with something more in line with our style (and budget) and have tossed around the idea of DIY concrete counters or going the IKEA butcher block route.  But then I saw this: countertops made from… Continue Reading

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Before & After: Emily's $10 Kitchen Island Hack

By: Brittanymauriss Apr 08, 2011

created at: 04/08/2011

Well, well, well, look who's back! DIY master Emily Winters from Merrypad has broken down her kitchen island transformation step by step for… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Eden's Bright Kitchen Makeover

By: Chrisjob Apr 04, 2011

created at: 04/04/2011

Just how drastic can a kitchen makeover be? We found one that's sure to top your transformation expectations.
Through our sifting of tons of before and after images, we came across Eden Lang's kitchen makeover, thanks to Raenovate. And boy, are they share-worthy. How does one go from dark, dingy brown to sleek, modern white? Well, take a… Continue Reading

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DIY Cooking Handbook

By: Chrisjob Apr 01, 2011

"If you live in an apartment, or tend to let surplus vegetables die in the crisper drawer, you may think that the do-it-yourself food movement does not apply to you. Not so. Making some of your own staples — and a few luxuries, like chocolate-hazelnut paste or better-than-balsamic maple vinegar — is possible, and enormously gratifying."… Continue Reading

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How to Make Your Own DIY Silverware Silhouettes

By: Craftmel Mar 30, 2011

created at: 03/29/2011

One of my favorite pieces of art in our home is a set of giant silverware pieces hanging on our dining room wall.  You can say I'm a sucker for large-scale forks, so it is no surprise that I got all giddy when I came across this set of silverware silhouettes.… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Modern Kitchen Makeover

By: Capreek Mar 28, 2011

created at: 03/28/2011

From builder-grade to fabulous, this orange-veneered chipboard kitchen gets a modernized and inviting… Continue Reading

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The Disappearing Kitchen Island

By: Brittanymauriss Mar 25, 2011

created at: 03/25/2011

Some inventive fellow named Tim Thaler came up with the design for a mechanized kitchen island. Want a space to prepare your food? Kitchen island comes up. Want more square footage on your floor? Kitchen island goes down. And how does he operate the switch? With the click of a button on his iPhone. Yes, apparently there's an app for… Continue Reading

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A Kitchen Remodel With Vintage Flair

By: Capreek Mar 14, 2011

created at: 03/14/2011

With a lot of love and a little elbow grease, this outdated kitchen gets a well-deserved… Continue Reading

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Five Interesting Kitchen Soffit Makeovers

By: Diy maven Mar 04, 2011

There seems to be two camps when it comes to kitchen soffits. Those who don't mind them (me) and those who hate them (also me). It all depends how they 'work' in the space. These soffits, like 'em or hate 'em, have been dealt with in interesting ways that might make living with one more palatable. Or not. How's that for equivocation?

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Clipped: Inspiration from around the Web

By: Bruno Mar 03, 2011

As usual, Curbly's Clippings page is full of great inspiring images from all over the internet this week. Here's a quick roundup in case you missed it:

This abstract acyrlilic block with scrap wood suspended inside makes a striking sculpture.

Possibly the best use of a Pantone color guide that I've ever seen. Ok, definitely.

I tweeted this one already, but still, I love the use of turqoise in this kitchen (and… Continue Reading

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