I've always loved the look of concrete countertops but am, admittedly, a bit intimidated by the intense mold making/concrete casting/everything-could-go-horribly-wrong aspects of the usual DIY approach. So when I stumbled across this DIY concrete countertop alternative, my jaw dropped. IT'S SO EASY.
Usually we think of using a pipe for plumbing... but there are so many other ways to use this sturdy material that don't have anything to do with sinks. Here are ten of my favorite DIY projects using copper, galvanized and even PVC pipe.
This 76 square foot kitchen in Boston's Back Bay was drab, cluttered and lacked any sort of color or style. But with some carefully chosen materials and appliances, the small space was transformed into a refined, functional haven that now suits its owner perfectly.
I love kitchen makeovers because even though I'm not much of a cook myself, I feel like the kitchen is the heart of the home. And the heart of this 90 year old Canadian bungalow just got a whole lot cooler.
Things have been cah-ray-zhee at the Curbly House these past several weeks. Sheetrock rocked us, taking a lot longer than expected due to a delivery truck that arrived to our house and then broke, twice ... delaying the start to this step by 5 days. After all was said and hung, our master mudder Marco had to spend additional time working with all the seams, delaying the process by another 5 days. But the results were stunning:
These 'meaty' mushrooms are loved by vegetarians and omnivores alike, providing a light, easy dish, perfect for summer dining, ready in under 15-minutes!
- 9 oz. dried or fresh pappardelle pasta
- Olive oil
- 9 oz. mixed mushrooms (sliced)
- 2 tbsp of butter
- 5 oz. ball of mozzarella (shredded)
- 2 oz. of Parmesan (grated)
- 1 lemon (zested)
- 2 tbsp of crème fraîche
- Bunch of fresh parsley (chopped)
Sue and her husband saved for 9 years before they had enough money to drag their painfully 80's kitchen into the 21st century. They blew it out and turned it into cook's dream. I think it's a wowzer, and totally classic. But it does make me wonder if
In a world that moves at an unprecedented pace many of us are opting in for a return to the simple pleasures of life, putting down our phones and meeting our neighbors and friends face to face over a meal.
Four upper cabinets: that's all* the storage this small kitchen had when Molly from Almost Makes Perfect moved in. As she puts it, "I don't know who these people are that only need four cabinets, but I am not them people". See her DIY storage solution below!
I swear I see a chair not unlike the one pictured above every other week sitting dejectedly at someone's curbside. Usually, there's a 'free' sign attached to the thing. Next
One of the joys of writing about food and preparing meals is that I get to meet great chefs and producers.
As I've shared in the past, we eat very little meat these days, but when we do it's choice grade and pasture reared. My friend Richard Bosman produces amazing charcuterie, one of which is guanciale, made from pigs cheek, incredible fatty, but when cooked into crunchy bite sized treats, is one of the key ingredients in preparing a proper Italian carbonara.
The polyhedra craze is still going strong and it seems nothing can slow down these complex faceted geometric shapes.
Isn't there something so luxurious about an outdoor kitchen? I look forward to dining al fresco when summer hits - and cooking outside is even more fun! You'll want one of your own after you check out these inspiring outdoor kitchens.