Warm and Inviting Condo Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 10, 2014

The kitchen in this lofty downtown Minneapolis condo had a lot going for it, including a spectacular view. However, it was a bit sterile, and the kitchen was laid out in such a way that all seated guests hadContinue Reading

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50's Ranch Gets Craftsman Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 08, 2014

It's not often we see transformations like this one. From inside to out, the O'Bryan's 50's ranch looks nothing like it did 'before.' Architect Jim Rill saw Craftsman elements in the home's 'massing and roofline.' Although theContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Hanging Coffee Cup Holder that Doubles as Wall Art

By: Brittnimehlhoff Jan 07, 2014

We are seven days into the new year and I am definitely drinking my fair share of coffee this first full week in January. I even bought a few new mugs over the holiday break as a little treat to myself. So I'll definitely be making one of these hanging coffee cup holders to display my newest… Continue Reading

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How-to: DIY Hexagon Shaped Wooden Dining Table

By: Faith-towers Jan 06, 2014

A good dining table is hard to find. In my experience, they're super expensive and never quite right. But the second I found this one, I fell in love. Its hexagonal shape gives it character and provides seating for six people, while its pipe legs lend an industrial feel. Click through to see the final product and find out how to make one… Continue Reading

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5 Super Simple Organization Tips To Start The Year Off Right

By: Faith-towers Dec 31, 2013

I hate cleaning. And I hate organizing. But I love the way my house feels once it's finished. So to make it as painless as possible, I wanted to share my 5 favorite tips for getting your space under control for the new year. Here… Continue Reading

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Penthouse Loft Makeover: A Blend of Rustic and Modern

By: Diy maven Dec 23, 2013

This Toronto penthouse loft might not look like it needed a makeover at all, but it's owners wanted to make a fresh start with its decor. Enter designer GolbouContinue Reading

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Potato & Leek Soup with Poached Egg Crostini

By: Matt allison Dec 20, 2013

Potato & Leek Soup with Poached Egg CrostiniI love hearty one pot winter warmers and a potato and leek soup is ubiquitous with seasonal festivities. It's a straight forward, no frill or fuss dish, though the addition of a poached egg crostini elevates it, adding a silky smooth and crunchy texture to this robust dish.

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Make It: 5 Ingredient Eggnog French Toast

By: Brittnimehlhoff Dec 20, 2013

This eggnog french toast recipe looks so delicious. It's the perfect weekend breakfast to get into the holiday spirit, and it's actually easy to make, since it's only five… Continue Reading

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From Painful to Pretty: Milk Bottle Vase Makeover

By: Diy maven Dec 18, 2013

Why does the 'after' come first? Because I couldn't subject Curbly's homepage to the 'before'. The vase in question caught my attention at my local Goodwill for two reasons. One: I liked the classic milk bottle shape. Two: because it was nothing less than hideous. So I… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Brilliant Last Minute DIY Gift Basket Ideas

By: Faith-towers Dec 17, 2013

Gift baskets make great presents for coworkers. Or friends. Or those impossible-to-buy-for people on your list. Okay, they're great for pretty much everyone. Here are ten beautiful, easy and affordable DIY gift baskets with clever themes that are sure to impress their… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Stitched Constellation 2014 Wall Calendar

By: Capreek Dec 16, 2013

This DIY calendar is a fun project (or gift) for the crafty stargazer that can be hung and admired all year long!… Continue Reading

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Grilled Salmon & Lemon Zested Cottage Cheese on Baked Potatoes

By: Matt allison Dec 13, 2013

Grilled Salmon & Lemon Zested Cottage Cheese Baked Potatoes

This simple dish is a real winner that can be made from fresh, left over or even smoked salmon.

To speed things up you can par-cook the potatoes in the microwave, just make sure you pierce them a few times before you do for 8-10 minutes. Fire up for oven, set it to grill and brown up the skins and you'll have a delicious, healthy meal… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Beetroot, Ginger & Orange Risotto with Chevin & Walnuts

By: Matt allison Dec 06, 2013

Beetroot, Ginger & Orange Risotto with Chevin & Walnuts

Risotto can take a bit of work if you are not all that experienced with it, but that shouldn't stop you from trying. The trick is getting the rice to the point of being al dente: soft, with just a little bit of bite and firmness. Too early and the rice will be as hard as rock, too late and it will be all mushy, much the same way pasta can be.

But the efforts are worth it and this simple beet risotto is a perfect starting… Continue Reading

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Nine Ways to Decorate Your Bell Jar for Christmas

By: Diy maven Dec 06, 2013

Do you have a bell jar or two? Are you looking for ways to decorate them for Christmas? My answer to both these questions is, "yes." I figured I can't be the only one, so I decided to… Continue Reading

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How to: Turn an Outdoor Light Fixture into an Indoor Holiday Lantern

By: Diy maven Dec 03, 2013

 

I had this old outdoor light fixture taking up space in the garage just waiting to be converted into an indoor, decorative lantern. So simple, the project took about an hour to finish, not including drying time for the spray paint. To start a conversion like this, a little reverse engineering is in order.… Continue Reading

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