Esther's pops cut down a piece of plywood into the necessary dimensions to make this spot-on recreation of Anthro's wooden holder for their vintage box-set books. The store-bought versions--complete with vintage books--cost between $1,400 to $2,000. The price, I'm guessing, is reflected
These teacup planters would look absolutely adorable on a kitchen windowsill or even on your desk in a sunny office!
This builder-basic kitchen didn't just get a facelift. It got an entire face transplant! Not only does it look like an entirely new space, even though the layout didn't change one iota, it looks completely professional-grade. See how this homeowner DIY turned out.
Just because you have a petite kitchen doesn't mean you can't have big culinary skills. Take for example Deb from The Smitten Kitchen. She's done some impressive cooking/baking in her 80 square foot NYC apartment's kitchen. To put her space in perspective, her oven is 3/4 size and she only has
As you know, I love any and all DIY projects that make use of thrifted glassware (hello, mod dot drinking glasses!). This is a really fun idea you can apply not only to tumblers but any kind of glass dish -- bowls and vases would look awesome, too! So, hit up your favorite thrift store and let's make some pretty glasses!
The last three days I showed you how to start the evening off right with a fabulous little cocktail hour. On lovely nights outside like this, I like to serve an easy main course that's more of a continuation of appetizers - Steamed Clams and Mussels are perfect.
Yesterday, I fixed a charming little cocktail and today, an appetizer to go with it: Goat & Fig Pizza. A homemade pizza makes a really fast and easy appetizer. I love making little pizzas with a homemade crust and seasonal ingredients from the garden or the farmers market.
This super simple appetizer is really delicious and can take as little as ten minutes. Which means you have no excuse not to entertain! Have fun, have a party!
Are you good at keeping your freezer organized? Not surprisingly, Martha Stewart is. Her team created some downloadable labels so you can monitor your zero-degree delicacies in style. Read on for the download and some general freezer safety guidelines.
This Curbly guest post was written by Tiffany McLean of Living Saavy
I love it when my life and house are organized. This month on Living Savvy, I dedicated all of March to organizing my life and space. I attacked anything behind a close door! I also asked a few other organized bloggers to share their own organizing secrets. So, here are seventeen tips from the best of the blogosphere to get your life and home in order.
Tea towels get a lot of love here on Curbly and for good reason: they're awesome. From modern to hand-stamped to tasseled, we've never seen a tea towel we didn't like... and these hand-printed polka dot towels are no exception!
We're wrapping up the "Does It Work?" Challenge with a suburban legend. For years I've heard that you can use powdered lemonade mix to clean the rust stains out of your dishwasher. So, in honor of cleaning and organization month, we're putting the powder to the test to answer the burning question, does it work?
Yesterday we had an interesting discussion about whether or not painting kitchen cabinets was a simple, one-weekend project. On Twitter, this commonly-repeated idea was referred to as "commercial break cabinets" and "design on a crashing dime". I'm here to burst a few bubbles and tell you that painting kitchen cabinets is absolutely NOT a one-weekend project. But you know what? It's still easy! And doing it the right way first will save you time and money later. That's a promise. So, if you've got a few weekends set aside for the lowest-cost, biggest-impact change you can make to your kitchen (and I haven't scared you away yet), read on!
When I was a little girl, my grandpa would keep us spell-bound by inexplicably pulling off his thumb and putting it back on again. I remember when he revealed the secret that his thumb was simply bent and hiding behind his other fingers. I suddenly could see the illusion (and realized that's why his actual stump of a ring finger could never be put back together!) and it was easy to replicate his little trick.
When I saw these modular coasters from How About Orange, it made me think of good ol' grandpa and his finger trick- except this time, it is all in felt.
Oooooh my goodness, the time has come: my big kitchen makeover reveal is finally here! Take a good, long look at the "before"... then click on through for all the "after" photos your heart can handle! Warning: angelic choirs may be present; hearing protection suggested.
Oh, hey! Remember this? Before it can turn into a sparkly, made-over wonder, we need to have a game plan, y'all! A game plan and some IDEAS... inspiration, if you will. And if there's anything I'm good at, it's planning things (it's a compulsion, really). So! Let's see where this kitchen is headed, shall we?
When we bought our house in 2007 (pre-bubble burst... YAY), one of the first things on my to-do list was to give our very blah, very builder-grade kitchen a makeover. Well, this last fall, after tackling every other room in the house instead, we decided it was finally time to give this sage green behemoth its due. But first: the before photos!
The paint-dipping craze isn't going anywhere anytime soon, kids. Which is a-okay in my book (I secretly love it... okay it's not really that big of a secret). If you feel compelled to dip everything within a 5 mile radius in paint as well, you'll love this DIY idea!
Hello March! It's cleaning and organization month on Curbly, and we have lots of great stuff planned for you guys in the next few weeks. To start it off, we're offering free, downloadable cheat sheets and check lists to make your spring cleaning a breeze (these are from last year, but they're still awesome). The first: a check list and cheat sheet for the heart of the home - your kitchen.
Read on to find out how to download the...