How to: Make DIY Concrete Countertops

By: Kellyb Sep 02, 2011

created at: 08/28/2011

I love a good industrial kitchen and have always dreamed of stainless steel or concrete countertops. It's almost ironic that these sorts of looks can get really expensive really fast. So when I came across this do-it-yourself project for concrete counters I couldn't help but feel a little giddy… Continue Reading

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My Pantry Recycling Center Makeover

By: Bruno Sep 01, 2011

Check out this project I just posted to our brother (sister?*) blog, ManMadeDIY: 

My recycling center project ... before

Corrugated plastic! Yay!

* That reminds me of something Ayla's been saying lately: "Daddy, I want brother who is a girl and her name is Olivia." Not sure exactly what to make… Continue Reading

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Amazing $1,500 Kitchen Reno

By: Diy maven Aug 31, 2011

created at: 08/31/2011

Countertop, backsplash, paint, lighting, flooring, curtains--the WORKS and all for $1,449.00. Except for the installation of the lighting, Vanessa and her boo did all of the work to their galley kitchen. In just a few weekends it went from dreary to cheery. And,… Continue Reading

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How To: Cereal Specimen Art

By: Craftmel Aug 31, 2011

created at: 08/30/2011

Cereal Specimen Art.  Need I say more?  Since this month on Curbly we've been concentrating on the kitchen, I just could not pass up the opportunity to share this hilarious idea for the dry cereal connoisseur in your… Continue Reading

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Kitchen Organization Ideas from Melanie's Small-But-Practical Kitchen

By: Craftmel Aug 29, 2011

created at: 08/27/2011

As seemingly perpetual renters, we've seen our share of gross and really, really small kitchens.  I absolutely love the kitchen we are in now...not that it is everything I want in a kitchen, but in that everything works and isn't falling apart.  It makes a big difference!  An organized space makes it a better space, too.  Want to see how I make our small space work for a busy… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Durable, Adjustable Kitchen Apron

By: Kellyb Aug 26, 2011

created at: 08/20/2011

Every time I see someone wearing an apron I always stop and think how skilled they look. Like wearing one automatically makes you that much better of a chef or baker. You know what they say, fake it 'til you make… Continue Reading

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Make It: Kid-Friendly Popsicle Stick Magnets!

By: Capreek Aug 23, 2011

created at: 08/23/2011

Here at Curbly, we love a good magnet, especially if we can make a bunch and make 'em ourselves.  What could possibly be better than that?  Super colorful magnets made from recycled materials that allow for spontaneous creativity and fun in the kitchen!  Sold?  Read… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Chandeliers in the Kitchen

By: Diy maven Aug 23, 2011

Domino Kitchen Design with Chandelier

Chandelier in the bathroom? Très chicChandelier in the bedroom?. Oo-la-la. Chandelier in the kitchen? I'm undecided about that one. Jury, what say you? 

The black against that blue does pop in the kitchen… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 DIY Kitchen Tables, Islands, and Cupboards You Can Make Yourself

By: Craftmel Aug 23, 2011

For the amount of time we spend in our kitchens (or, if you are like me, should spend in their kitchen), it is likely we have some DIY touches here and there to make it our own unique space.  Today I've rounded up twelve kitchen furnishing staples, all do-it-yourself style.

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How to Make Faux Stone Cabinet Knobs

By: Diy maven Aug 23, 2011

created at: 08/23/2011

A quick search on the Google tells us that one stone cabinet knob can cost upwards to$14 a pop. That is all kinds of crazy expensive, especially when you’re outfitting an entire kitchen. Mine, for example, has 30 knobs. Multiply that by 14 and you’re talking $420 just for knobs. I decided there MUST be a more cost-effective way to get the stone look for… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful and Eclectic Kitchen Makeover!

By: Capreek Aug 22, 2011

created at: 08/22/2011

Every now and then, you come across a home that just bubbles over with personality and charm, where you get a real sense of the homeowner's individuality and even their disposition.  This kitchen does just that - with grand… Continue Reading

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1950's Kitchens Tour

By: Diy maven Aug 22, 2011

created at: 08/22/2011

Antique Home has assembled a slideshow of renditions of 1950's kitchens that will charm the socks off you. Lots of red, blue, yellow and pink with a 'mom' here and there, you can almost smell the Toll House cookies… Continue Reading

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Giveaway: Win a SodaStream Fountain Jet Starter Kit ($100+ Value)

By: Chrisjob Aug 22, 2011

It's Kitchen Month on Curbly; and we think the kitchen is the do-it-yourself-iest room in the house. Yeah, it's easier to purchase packaged, pre-made, preservativeful foods, but it's also pricier and worse for your health. And nothing beats the taste of home-made.

created at: 08/22/2011

Soda (pop, for you midwesterners) is no exception; you can make your own awesome-tasting soda and save money doing it! To help you, we've teamed up with SodaStream to give away one of their "Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Starter Kits", so you can start whipping up your own soda pops and sparkling waters at home.  Read on to find out… Continue Reading

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Ginger's Major Mosaic Kitchen Makeover

By: Mosaics by ginger Aug 19, 2011

created at: 08/16/2011

Not everything is big in Texas…especially not my 650 square foot condo that I felt needed a little excitement.  Everyone knows the kitchen is the epicenter of one’s home (no matter how small), so I figured this would be the best place to create a piece of art that would inspire my cooking as well as conversation from my family and guests.

I ran across the idea of creating a backsplash using broken plates and glass.… Continue Reading

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DIY Kitchen Storage Organization

By: Kellyb Aug 18, 2011

created at: 08/17/2011

Organization plays a big role in a house, but nowhere is it quite as important as in the kitchen. There's just so much stuff in such a small space that it's easy to become overwhelmed. Here are a bevy of project ideas to get your wheels turning and the elbow grease churning! Oh, and to get things in order, too. 

First and foremost, what do you spend most of your time in the… Continue Reading

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