How to: Tasty Homemade Fudge in Only 3 Minutes!

By: Rebekah-greiman Feb 22, 2012

created at: 02/22/2012

Hi! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors.

Homemade fudge. In three minutes. Using only three-four ingredients.

It's not only possible, it tastes amazing! It'll easily become your favorite go-to recipe. Let's get… Continue Reading

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How to: Make Easy, Tasty Sushi at Home... No Raw Fish Required

By: Rebekah-greiman Feb 20, 2012

created at: 02/20/2012

Hi! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose, a site where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips, and remodeling endeavors.   

Today, I'm sharing one of my favorite weeknight meals: an in-depth how-to for easy, tasty sushi... without the raw fish. 

Making sushi at home can sound overwhelming, but it's really rather easy once you get the… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Lamps in the Kitchen

By: Diy maven Feb 17, 2012

created at: 02/17/2012

Last weekend my honey and I were rethinking the placement of our kitchen table. We turned it 180 degrees with one short end of its rectangular top very close to a wall. Seeing it there, I had a thought: Lamp. I ran and scrounged up a little 'save for later' lamp I had tucked in our guest room closet. I put in it very low-watt CFL and set the lamp in the center of the table. As soon as I flicked the switch, my boo and I grinned. It looked… Continue Reading

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An Unnecessarily Necessary Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Feb 17, 2012

created at: 02/17/2012

Kimberly's kitchen is one of those rooms that don't look like they need a makeover until you see the 'after'. Then it provokes a change of heart. It did me, anyway. How about you? Do you groove to… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A DIY Kitchen Island Makeover!

By: Capreek Feb 06, 2012

created at: 02/06/2012

Oh, hey! It's a comically small kitchen island floating awkwardly in the middle of the room!  If this predicament sounds (or looks) familiar, we've got just the makeover for… Continue Reading

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How to: Turn IKEA CD Shelves into Kitchen Cabinets

By: Diy maven Feb 03, 2012

Ikea Hacker Annette used Ikea Leksvic pine CD cabinets and a set of 5 Ikea antique pine shelves to create a bank of kitchen cabinets in her kitchen. Yes, they're a wee bit shallow, but they look great. Read the minimal 'how-to' over at Ikea Hackers.

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To Faux or Not to Faux: Which is Better?

By: Diy maven Jan 27, 2012

Kitchen Remodel Before and After: Faux Finish on the Kitchen Cabinets

The owners of this kitchen saved big bucks giving their old kitchen cabinets a faux finish. The new treatment gives the cabs a whole new feel to be sure, but I kinda liked the old feel better. How about you? Do you take to the darker color? And just so the rest of the kitchen doesn't feel left out, here's a shot of the… Continue Reading
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Before & After: A Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover!

By: Capreek Jan 23, 2012

created at: 01/23/2012

When Mike and Trina Burke bought this 1920s farmhouse in the country it was falling apart and in desperate need of some TLC.  Fast forward a few years (and many, many hours of hard work) and they're sitting pretty in a bucolic, picture-perfect farmhouse complete with the classiest country kitchen I've ever… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own DIY Stamped Tea Towels!

By: Capreek Jan 11, 2012

created at: 01/11/2012

I'm known by some to be a bit of a tea towel hoarder (which is an easy thing to become when there are SO MANY awesome designs out there).  But lately I've been itching to make my own, which is why this simple tutorial from Centsational Girl is rocking my world!   

Using fabric paint and regular old stamps, Kate Riley of Centsational Girl fame created these pretty and durable DIY tea towels.  Aren't they lovely?… Continue Reading

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How To: Salvage and Season Cast Iron Cookware

By: Chrisjob Jan 03, 2012

created at: 12/28/2011

This week we're giving ourselves a bit of a break after a hectic and awesome finish to 2011. We've dug out some oldies but goodies from the Curbly archives that you may have missed. Today - check out this original how-to for giving new life to the world's best cookware: cast iron.… Continue Reading

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Best of Curbly: Top Ten Kitchen Makeovers of 2011!

By: Capreek Dec 20, 2011

Best Kitchen Makeovers of 2011 (sponsored by Caesarstone)

It's Top Ten time, people!  We're celebrating a year of inspiring makeovers and DIY ingenuity with a look back at some of the biggest and best kitchen updates of 2011.  From minor to major, we've selected the ten most impressive kitchen transformations of this past year.… Continue Reading

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Now THAT'S a Pink Kitchen

By: Diy maven Dec 20, 2011

created at: 12/20/2011

I have nothing against pink. Really, I don't. But--you knew that was coming, didn't you?--when I saw this pink kitchen in a custom millwork's gallery recently, I let loose a 'whoa'. It wasn't for the color itself but for the extent of its use. Refrigerator panel, backsplash and walls? What do you think? Is it pretty in pink or positively… Continue Reading

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Design Blogger Wish List: Faith Durand, Managing Editor of Apartment Therapy's The Kitchn

By: Chrisjob Dec 15, 2011
created at: 12/15/2011

created at: 12/15/2011This holiday season, Curbly asked our friends, peers, and favorite design bloggers to stop by, have some hot cocoa, and tell us what gifts they'd like to receive this year. Today, we're excited to welcome the managing editor of our favorite food blog, Apartment Therapy's the Kitchn - Faith Durand.

One of the problems (and delights) of working for an endlessly inspiring site like Apartment Therapy is the stream of new products and beautiful things that I see every day. It makes it both easier and harder to make up my holiday wishlist. On the one hand, I see trends and styles come and go, helping me pass over cheap impulse purchases that I know won't last the test of time. But I also see so many beautiful, hopefully classic things for the home and the kitchen. Here are a few that have stuck with me this year. If Santa is around, I hope he's listening.    … Continue Reading
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How to: Make a Contemporary, Glittery Holiday Tree Centerpiece

By: Chrisjob Dec 01, 2011

created at: 12/01/2011

Truth be told, I've never actually owned, made, or utilized a dining table "centerpiece." See, I'm lucky enough to have any dining area at all in my urban apartment, in which I barely manage to fit a small table big enough for four. Once the table is set, filled with glasses, place mats, and the like, there's no room for extra decor. I would need an actual dining room, with an actual dining table.

But, this holiday season, I decided to make one anyway. Small space concerns be darned, my table deserves to be as decked as my halls. (I don't have a hallway either...) And since I've decided to embrace the glitter, I figured this was the perfect opportunity to get sparkly. 

This project took less than ten minutes of work, and cost me well under $10.00 in materials. That's a lot of glittery cheer for the effort, in my book.  So, there's no reason not to make… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 16 Great Gourmet Gifts for Home Chefs and Food Lovers

By: Bruno Nov 15, 2011

2011 Curbly Kitchen and Foodies Gift Guide

Somehow I managed to score this gift guide assignment again this year (see my post from 2010), even though Chris is clearly the more qualified person to do it (I mean, c'mon, he makes stuff all the time, like donuts and romesco sauce).

Nevertheless, I am nothing if not a shameless amateur, and I like to think of myself as food-literate. So, fueled by this decidedly non-gourmet turkey sandwich I whipped up for… Continue Reading

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