Paprika For Your Peas: Baby Food Jars Repurposed

By: Craftmel Aug 16, 2011

created at: 08/16/2011

I'm a mother.  And we've been through the baby food stage twice, so far.  If I had saved all the baby food jars from our kiddos, we could have an entire room dedicated to Baby Food Jar Spice Racks.  Thankfully, I'm not that crazy, but I did find a few interesting ways to use the finished jar of peas in a new way.  Take, for instance, the colorful and magnetic jars above, from Dav.i.son.  Which one of these ideas is your… Continue Reading

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Easy Utensil Holder

By: Craftmel Aug 03, 2011

created at: 08/03/2011

I spend half of dinner prep trying to yank my utensil drawer open.  Our shallow drawers don't lend well to my soup ladles.  This is why I loved this simple solution to organizing kitchen… Continue Reading

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How to Make Magnet Makeup Board

By: Diy maven Aug 02, 2011

We've seen magnetic calendar/boards, picture frames, photo boards, photo corners spice rackswords and even vertical gardens, but never EVER have we… Continue Reading

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Build a Magazine Rack from Shelving Brackets

By: Craftmel Jul 05, 2011

created at: 07/02/2011

Confession: when I was in college, I'd watch This Old House every Saturday morning.  Granted, it was on during my shift at the broadcasting station, but I made it a point to shirk all my other duties so I could take notes during the episodes. (It was college, taking notes was like breathing back then.). They always had something useful for my DIY-self.  Take, for example, this bracket-turned-magazine rack… Continue Reading

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Stumped? Log Some Inspiration With These DIY Lights!

By: Capreek Jun 30, 2011

created at: 06/29/2011

Oh snap!  Looks like we've got stumps on the brain.  Stump stools, stump tables, and now stump lights!  If you're ready and willing to embrace the stump craze, we have not one but two DIY lighting projects for your… Continue Reading

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Make: Clever DIY Cork-Covered Vases & Containers

By: Kellyb Jun 23, 2011

I've been obsessed with covering something, anything really, in cork ever since seeing a lamp base in a now defunct shelter magazine a few years ago. Who couldn't use a little extra place to pin an important note or photo? Somehow the material manages to fit into any number of decor styles, making it super versatile and useful. Ready to find out… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Gift-Wrapping Closet

By: Craftmel Jun 07, 2011

I spent a bit of time recently wrapping birthday presents, and realized that my gift wrapping storage under the bed was less than effective in keeping everything organized and accessible. Just imagine this DIYer's Before picture under my bed.  No bueno.  I'll just admit I've been slapping on those cheap bows recently just to avoid pulling out my supplies.

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I am highly considering making our coat closet (coat closets in Arizona?  What were they thinking??) into something as organized as this Before/After… Continue Reading

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6 Sensational Pantry Makeovers

By: Diy maven May 13, 2011

created at: 05/13/2011

Warning: For anyone who doesn't have a pantry and wants one, these makeovers will only make you want one MORE! And for those of you who DO have pantries, they just may make you want to do some serious organization. (Visit the links to see how… Continue Reading

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A Tree Bookcase Part 2

By: Diy maven Apr 28, 2011

created at: 04/28/2011

Remember Shawn Soh's sweet tree bookcase? Jordi Mila's Wisdom Tree takes the idea in a slightly Tim Burton direction. It's made of wood,… Continue Reading

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Spring Cleaning: Eco-Chic Ideas For Your Home

By: Capreek Mar 31, 2011

created at: 03/31/2011

We've covered our bases with green cleaning products, ideas for re-using old towels (shaggy-cool bath mats!), and tips for cleaning out and organizing those pesky junk drawers.  But what do you do with all those random items you've cleared out?  Sure, you could throw them away, but we have a better idea.  Put on your creative caps and turn them into one-of-a-kind, eco-chic items for your home!  

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From wine cork… Continue Reading

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Garage Organization 101

By: Diy maven Mar 25, 2011

created at: 03/25/2011

During Curbly's Spring Cleaning Month, we've been concentrating on the indoors. Today we venture out a bit and head to the often neglected garage!    

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With warm temperatures here (or, hopefully, just around the corner) it's a great time to reclaim your garage for its intended purpose, as, according to the US Department of Energy, only 1/4 of all homeowners with a 2-stall garage can't even park 1 car in their… Continue Reading

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Giveaway: Win One of Thirty Awesome Home Organization Products from SimpleHuman

By: Chrisjob Mar 24, 2011

created at: 03/24/2011

SimpleHuman (the folks behind the awesome recycler/trashcan we reviewed yesterdayis giving away 30 products for 30 days to share their designs that make life easier at home. 30 product videos highlight each tools’ personality to help people understand the core features of simplehuman’s wide range ofContinue Reading

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Make a DIY Junk Drawer Organizer on the Cheap

By: Chrisjob Mar 22, 2011

created at: 03/22/2011

Junk drawers. Everyone's got one. Which I think is okay, because homes do really need one. You need a central location to store something like a pencil so you don't have to run upstairs to the office everytime.  A place to keep the things you don't wanna forget about, like gift cards, receipts, your Netflix DVD envelope, or for "need it when you need it" items like coasters or matches. Having a designated spot for these random items is way better that leaving them out on side tables and countertops.

But just because you need a junk drawer doesn't mean you can just pile items atop each other and then go banging around in there as you look for that other earring you thought you saw in there the other day. That's why you, my friend, need a custom, inexpensive junk drawer organizer that you can make… Continue Reading

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Silverware Drawer Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 21, 2011

created at: 03/21/2011

My silverware drawer is embarrassing. It has become the Bermuda Triangle of my kitchen as it's the catch-all for little stuff that I think is too important to throw but not important enough for which to find a spot. It's also a depository for random twist ties, wine corks, chopsticks, a PEZ dispenser, pens, pens and more pens. And don't even get me started about the 'country' blue organizer. Ick. SO, I decided to… Continue Reading

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New Use for Old Drawers: A Laundry Room Re-Vamp

By: Craftmel Mar 18, 2011

created at: 03/16/2011

We recently moved into a rental condo where, among a bazillion other rules, we can't paint our walls.  Which is unfortunate, because the last tennants "touched up" with flat paint over the existing eggshell finish.  It makes for an interesting pattern on the walls, but I digress.  Our drab laundry room not only was white beyond all sterile imagining, but it had zero shelving or storage.  The solution to our blah laundry room was found in a few… Continue Reading

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