Roundup: 25 Tabletop Textiles, Placemats, & Tablecloths to Die For!

By: Capreek Aug 17, 2011

created at: 08/17/2011

From modern tea towels to tassels to tie dye, we've shared some of our favorite kitchen textiles and related DIY projects.  Now it's time to take that passion to the dining table with a roundup of some of the most colorful and unique table linens out there!… Continue Reading

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Paprika For Your Peas: Baby Food Jars Repurposed

By: Craftmel Aug 16, 2011

created at: 08/16/2011

I'm a mother.  And we've been through the baby food stage twice, so far.  If I had saved all the baby food jars from our kiddos, we could have an entire room dedicated to Baby Food Jar Spice Racks.  Thankfully, I'm not that crazy, but I did find a few interesting ways to use the finished jar of peas in a new way.  Take, for instance, the colorful and magnetic jars above, from Dav.i.son.  Which one of these ideas is your… Continue Reading

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Kitchen Cabinet & Countertop Makeover Madness (Tutorials Included!)

By: Diy maven Aug 16, 2011

created at: 08/09/2011

This month we at the Curb honor the almighty kitchen. Why the adoration? Because, besides oftentimes making or breaking a real estate transaction, they are also the heart of the home. They deserve special attention and, yes, some investment on our parts. Investment, however, doesn't have to mean expensive. Oh, no, no, no. In this jam-packed cabinet and countertop makeover roundup, the budgets are super small but the impact is super big! (Befores to the left; afters on the right where applicable.)

Our first idea… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful DIY Play Kitchen!

By: Capreek Aug 15, 2011

created at: 08/15/2011

Breathe new life into thrift store or garage sale finds all while making little ones happy with this easy DIY play kitchen… Continue Reading

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Kelly's Spacious Kitchen

By: Kellyb Aug 15, 2011

created at: 08/04/2011

I bought my home three years ago last month, and the kitchen was what sold the entire place to me. After living in too many apartments with tiny galley spaces, a big kitchen space was high on my list of real estate… Continue Reading

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Remarkable Cramped Kitchen Renovation

By: Diy maven Aug 12, 2011

created at: 08/12/2011

House & Home's own Mark Challen and designer Priscilla Wikkerink take us on a tour of Mark's kitchen renovation. The 'before' was dark, dated and messy! 'After' is a breath of fresh air. Brasserie-inspired, it now features… Continue Reading

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White Hot: The Ultimate Modern Kitchen Roundup!

By: Capreek Aug 11, 2011

created at: 08/06/2011

Normally, I have what can only be described as an insatiable appetite for color.  If you looked around my home, it would hit you like a ton of bricks: Purple chair! Green walls! Blue walls! Orange sofa!  You get the picture.  But lately I've been really loving the idea of having an all-white kitchen (I might sneak a few pops of color in there, though, I can't help myself).  So, in my constant search for inspiration, I rounded up a few a bunch of my favorite modern kitchens in this oh-so-clean and crisp palette.  Check 'em out… Continue Reading

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Bruno & Alicia's Kitchen Makeover, Part III: The Final Reveal

By: Bruno Aug 11, 2011

It's Kitchen Month on Curbly! So Kelly, Melanie, and I will be doing a series of kitchen tours. We'll walk you through our kitchens, point out what we love and what we don't, and show how they got to be the way they are.

Our old kitchen

This week, I wrote about how our kitchen used to suck, and how we went through a tough DIY remodel to make it better. Today's the kitchen tour! So without further ado ... pretty… Continue Reading

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How to: Make Custom Jazzed Up Cloth Napkins

By: Kellyb Aug 11, 2011

created at: 08/08/2011

See that rad cloth napkin that looks like it's straight out of the latest styled foodie magazine article? (Okay, the rest of the food looks really good too.) But I digress, care to venture a guess as to what to use to make… Continue Reading

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Bruno & Alicia's Kitchen Makeover, Part II

By: Bruno Aug 10, 2011

It's Kitchen Month on Curbly! So Kelly, Melanie, and I will be doing a series of kitchen tours. We'll walk you through our kitchens, point out what we love and what we don't, and show how they got to be the way they are.

The never-ending kitchen remodel

After our daughter was born, we decided it was finally time to remodel our hideous kitchen. We planned to do most of it ourselves (well, "Alicia's brother's self", with some help from me). We planned on getting it done… Continue Reading

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Guess the Gadget: The Kitchen Edition Part 2

By: Diy maven Aug 10, 2011

 

created at: 08/10/2011

In honor of Kitchen Month, I decided we needed to play another game of guess the gadget! (Hints included; answers below.) 

Try to guess the one pictured above and it just make… Continue Reading

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Yard Sticks in the Kitchen? Yessiree.

By: Craftmel Aug 10, 2011

created at: 08/09/2011

I don't know about you, but I grew up with a few of these (except the sewing version) floating around the house, due to my mom being a professional seamstress.  Now that she's upgraded to fancy metal ones, I almost wish we would have kept some of her old wood yard sticks so I could use them for a project... in the… Continue Reading

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Bruno & Alicia's Kitchen Makeover, Part I

By: Bruno Aug 09, 2011

It's Kitchen Month on Curbly! So Kelly, Melanie, and I will be doing a series of kitchen tours. We'll walk you through our kitchens, point out what we love and what we don't, and show how they got to be the way they are.

Our old kitchen

When we bought our house almost ten years ago, the kitchen was a Frankenstein monster. Every cabinet had been hand-crafted by the previous owner, god bless him and his malfunctioning measuring sticks. No two pieces of wood were… Continue Reading

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How To: Spruce Up Your Tea Towels with Tassels!

By: Capreek Aug 08, 2011

created at: 08/03/2011

Last week we shared a roundup of (awesome) modern tea towels, but if your priority is to 'make do', I say you may as well make it pretty,… Continue Reading

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The Best Before & After Ever: An Unbelievable Kitchen Makeover!

By: Capreek Aug 08, 2011

created at: 08/03/2011

Oh my goodness.  This is a makeover for the books, no doubt about it.  Frankly, I'm finding it hard to believe the 'after' is even the same… Continue Reading

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