How To: Sew A Grocery Bag Holder

By: Craftmel Aug 01, 2012

created at: 08/01/2012

Do you grocery shop with a reusable bag?  Here's my dirty secret: I don't.  I'm lucky if I get into the store with my purse and 3 children, let alone the 20 bags I'd need to carry out my groceries.  But I still want to do my part at reusing those plastic bags from the grocers!  Here's how I keep them handy for a million (okay, maybe not that many) different purposes.   Continue Reading
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6 Salad Recipes for the Summer Swim Season

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 27, 2012
yummy salad recipe roundup
It's summer and that means you have a far greater chance of ending up in a bathing suit. Naturally, you look awesome, no matter what your size, but if you are especially conscience of your diet when you are headed to the beach (or pool), these salad recipes are for you. Bonus: They actually taste good!   Continue Reading
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How To: Make your Ice Cream Cones even Cooler with a Decorative Wrappers DIY

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 20, 2012

created at: 07/18/2012
Cool down in style on a hot summer day or at the next ice cream party, with these kid-friendly (and adult-friendly) ice cream cone wrappers.   Continue Reading
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Week 6 Journal: Finally Making Some Progress

By: Bruno Jul 19, 2012

Making progress on framing in the Curbly HouseIt finally feels like we're making some real progress on the Curbly House. After weeks of demolition (and basically just making the house worse than it already was), this was the first week where we actually started improving things. Read on to watch my weekly video journal and read about all of our framing adventures.Continue Reading

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How To: Make (Edible) Watercolor Cookies

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 13, 2012

created at: 07/11/2012
What's the secret material to this DIY dessert (aside from food coloring)? Continue Reading
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Before and After: Drab 1950s Kitchen to Modern Farmhouse Feel

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 12, 2012
created at: 07/11/2012
I love finding before and afters that are such a huge transformation, you can hardly tell it is the same space. This kitchen makeover is going to have you doing a double take.   Continue Reading
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Decor Disputes: Are White Kitchens Becoming Passe?

By: Diy maven Jun 29, 2012

white carole lalli kitchen

The last few times I've posted makeovers of kitchens where the outcome is white, there's been an inordinate amount of comments pegging them as sterile, even likening them to operating rooms. If we'd been talking about white kitchens a few years back, I'm guessing the general consensus would have been that they're timeless. Now, who Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Painted Confetti Tumblers

By: Capreek Jun 27, 2012

created at: 06/27/2012

I'm always looking for clever ways to turn thrift store glassware into something fantastic, so when I spotted these DIY Anthropologie-inspired confetti tumblers, I flipped! Not only are they a fraction of the cost, the sky's the limit when it comes to color combos.    Continue Reading

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Nostalgic How-To: DIY Wooden Cooling Board

By: Craftmel Jun 26, 2012

created at: 06/25/2012

As the story goes, there were a bunch of decision-makers sitting around a board room table at General Electric one afternoon in the 50's.  Aware that home design was welcoming the "great room," one of the fellows suggested the company start making kitchen appliances in the current trendy colors in the design world to match the living areas, since that is what his wife would want.

And so they did.   Continue Reading

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Extreme Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 25, 2012

created at: 06/25/2012

A couple years back, Two Peas, Maria and Josh went all extreme makeover on their kitchen. Their documentation of the entire process is a demonstration of the old adage "It always looks worse before it gets better." Above we have a 'before' and here is a 'during':Continue Reading

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Don't Fall For These Common Cooking Myths!

By: Diy maven Jun 15, 2012

Do you add salt to water to make it boil faster? Do you add a drop or two of olive oil to your pasta pot to prevent sticking? If the answer is 'yes' to either of these questions, you've bought into some common cooking myths. From searing meat to screaming lobsters, Kitchen Daily debunks culinary crocks that we've all fallen for at one time or another. Click here to see the entire list.

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Make It: DIY Color-Blocked Coasters!

By: Capreek Jun 15, 2012

created at: 06/14/2012

I can't quite put my finger on it, but for some reason I'm a total sucker for coasters. Maybe because they're small, cute, and functional?? Who knows... But I do know that these DIY color-blocked coasters are just too fantastic not to share!    Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Light Fixture from a Tart Tin

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 14, 2012
created at: 06/11/2012


Looking for a unique spin on DIY lighting that will leave house guests saying  "Why didn't I think of that"? Well good news, you won't need to search much further than your kitchen cabinets for the main ingredient of a project that fits the bill.Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 Mid-Century Modern DIY Projects

By: Capreek Jun 13, 2012

created at: 06/13/2012

It's modernism month here at the Curbs so, naturally, a roundup of our favorite MCM-inspired DIY projects was in order! Happy DIY-ing!   Continue Reading

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Before and After: Linoleum Floor Makeover

By: Craftmel Jun 13, 2012

created at: 06/12/2012

After tackling a few kitchen re-do projects, this family still had one big, ugly problem in their kitchen.  The linoleum floor, worn out and lifeless, needed help.  But when the budget doesn't allow for new floors, the family opted for paint.   Continue Reading

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