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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How to: Replace Your Household Cleansers and Beauty Items with Healthful, Homemade Options (with DIY Recipes)

By: Rebekah-greiman Aug 08, 2012
created at: 08/06/2012
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.

This year, I've been on a mission to replace most of household cleaners and personal care items by my own homemade versions. I am concocting these household replacements with little more than what I have on hand or what I can find at the organic market. Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Rope Projects

By: Diy maven Aug 08, 2012
created at: 08/08/2012
Have you noticed an influx of projects using rope these days? I have. So many, in fact, I felt I need to cull through them and put together a roundup of some that caught my eye. The cool thing is most require very little to make. For some, rope (or twine), a glue gun and something to cover. Others are a bit more complicated, but not much. A hole here and there and a knotContinue Reading
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How To: DIY Faux Metal Fridge Magnets

By: Craftmel Aug 08, 2012
created at: 08/07/2012

I'm a mother of young children, which for me means kids underfoot while I'm trying to get some semblance of dinner together every day.  That's why I perked up at the idea of alphabet magnets to entertain the kiddos that don't strain your eyes or your design taste- especially this inexpensive DIY version.   Continue Reading
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10 Awesome Kitchen Hacks and Ideas

By: Craftmel Aug 07, 2012
created at: 08/06/2012
We spend so much of our time in our kitchens, so shouldn't it be the most functional room of all?  Here are ten awesome tips and ideas to help make your kitchen the best it can be.   Continue Reading
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Roundup: 15 Simple and Clever DIY Kitchen Projects

By: Capreek Aug 06, 2012
created at: 08/06/2012
It's kitchen and bath month here at Curbly, so of course we had to round up some of our favorite kitchen-related DIY projects! Check them out below and let us know which ones you'd be interested in trying!    Continue Reading
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Are You Ready for a Colorful Kitchen Sink?

By: Diy maven Aug 06, 2012
created at: 08/02/2012
Jonathan Adler has teamed up with Kohler to produce a very vibrant line of kitchen (and bathroom) sinks that might have you rethinking that white farmhouse sink you just had installed. Jonathan's colors include Piccadilly Yellow, Greenwich Green, Palermo Blue and Annapolis Navy. Each are available Continue Reading
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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
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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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