Roundup: 10 DIY Recipe and Cookbook Storage Ideas

By: Craftmel Aug 29, 2012

created at: 08/28/2012

Whether your recipes are in tidy cookbooks or slapped together haphazardly in a file folder, there is always room for improvement and fresh, new ideas.  Here are 10 DIY projects to keep your recipes in order!   Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 7 Drool-Worthy Kitchen Pantries

By: Diy maven Aug 28, 2012

created at: 08/27/2012

Today, we're stepping away from the typical kitchen pantry offerings and taking a tour of some of the most amazing and unique pantries I've seen in a very long time. Whether they may make you drool, daydream or just gawk, enjoy.

This recessed area provides for a perfect pantry. The old Continue Reading

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Make It: No-Fall Dishtowels

By: Diy maven Aug 24, 2012

Ashley suffers from "dishtowel on the floor" syndrome. Her way to combate this pesky problem is not only creative, but cute too. To make one--or several--ourselves, we'll need a dishtowel (this would be great for Continue Reading

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7 DIY Kitchen Organization Ideas

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 23, 2012

created at: 08/22/2012

The kitchen can be a messy place, especially when you are cooking. So any ideas for keeping one of the most used rooms in the house organized are worth taking a look at. Right? Here are seven ideas for keeping your kitchen organized and clutter-free.   Continue Reading

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How To: Hack an iPad Into Your Kitchen Cabinet

By: Diy maven Aug 23, 2012

IKEA hacker, Dirk, installed his iPad in his APPLAD kitchen cabinets (although any cabinet with flush door will work) using some 'T' profile aluminum, glue, four corner brackets, a handsaw (I'd use a jigsaw to make it easier) and a chisel. The inside installation Continue Reading

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How To: 5 Fast and Inexpensive Ways to Refresh Your Kitchen Cabinets

By: Diy maven Aug 22, 2012

created at: 08/21/2012

Painting kitchen cabinets is great for a budget update, but not everyone relishes doing it, and for good reason. When you have 30+ door and drawer fronts laying all over your garage floor, you'll understand why. It's a lot of work, if you're going to do it right. To make life easier, here are five easy, fast and inexpensive ways to refreshen your kitchen cabinets without all the bother and commitment to the painting process.

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How to: Make a DIY Magnetic Notepad...with Free Downloads!

By: Craftmel Aug 22, 2012

 created at: 08/21/2012

 You know the how the story goes: you are at the grocery store lugging around that gallon of milk, but you have this tingling in the back of your brain that there was something else you needed to get as well.  After walking down every single aisle waiting for your memory to trigger, you give up and just go home- only to remember you are completely out of cereal.  This is where a fridge-mounted notepad comes in handy to jot down those needed items as they run out.  Better still is a mod notepad that you've made yourself.    Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Spice Racks, Pot Racks and Pantry Hacks

By: Diy maven Aug 17, 2012

created at: 08/16/2012


From spice racks to pot racks to pantry hacks, we cover them all in this roundup. Some cost nothing whereas other might set you back a few hundred. So...there's something for everyone. Now read on, be inspired and get organized!Continue Reading

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How To: Make Edible Tea Bag Cookies

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 17, 2012

created at: 08/05/2012
Bake a batch of gluten-free cookies with this green tea shortbread recipe that tastes good and is good for you, as far as cookies go anyway.   Continue Reading
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How To: Install a Penny Bartop

By: Diy maven Aug 15, 2012
created at: 08/15/2012


Remember Michael's copper penny kitchen countertop? Ashley loved the idea, so she decided to cover the bar in her kitchen using the same technique. It took $50 or so in coin to cover the bar, a lot of Gorilla Glue and some trial and error, but in the end, it all worked out perfectly. This is what the bar looks like now:Continue Reading

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Easy DIY Framed Utensils

By: Craftmel Aug 15, 2012
created at: 08/14/2012

Art doesn't have to be expensive, especially in a room like the kitchen.  All it takes is some digging around in drawers et voila!  You have yourself a simple art piece.   Continue Reading
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Roundup:12 DIY Pot Holder and Hot Pad Projects

By: Craftmel Aug 14, 2012
created at: 08/14/2012

Let's just ignore the fact that it is still 113 degrees where I live and pretend that I am gearing up for heavy use of my oven and stove in the cooler months ahead (please, please say there are cooler months ahead...).  It would stand to reason that with all that baking and pot-stirring, I'll probably be using my favorite oven mitts to help me do the job without any injury.  I've rounded up 12 of my favorite oven mitt and hot pad sewing projects to get me in the baking state of mind.    Continue Reading
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Roundup: 10 Inspiring Kitchen Cabinet Makeovers

By: Diy maven Aug 14, 2012
created at: 08/13/2012

When I was assigned the task of rounding up ten kitchen cabinet makeovers, I decided to give myself some parameters. Actually, one parameter: No bright white kitchen cabinets. It's not that I don't love white kitchen cabinets, it's just that they're everywhere these days, aren't they? So here they are; some of the best not-all-white kitchen cabinet makeovers on the intertubes.

Melissa when with a two-tone makeover Continue Reading
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Roundup: Kitchen Essentials for Every Dorm Room

By: Diy maven Aug 10, 2012
created at: 08/10/2012
Graduating from high school may have prepared you for hitting the books in college, but what about hitting the recipe books? The prospect of feeding yourself might be more intimidating than negotiating campus when you're finally on your own and away from a live-in cook. But not to worry! With the right equipment, you'll pass kitchen 101 with flying colors. Here's Continue Reading
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How to: Make Homemade, Healthy Spiced Ketchup

By: Rebekah-greiman Aug 10, 2012
Hello! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors. I am in the middle of remodeling both our living and dining rooms.

My garden is in full swing and I have a plethora of Roma tomatoes that needed to be used. And, after reading the back of a ketchup bottle one day which listed the third ingredient as High Fructose Corn Syrup and the fourth as Corn Syrup, I knew just what to do.  Continue Reading

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