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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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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Cute and Clever String Storage Idea!

By: Diy maven Aug 07, 2012
created at: 08/07/2012

Last weekend I spotted this clever string storage idea in a shop, and I just had to snap a quick pic. The spool of string (Divine Twine) measures 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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How To: Hack a Ladder into a DIY Clothing Rack

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 28, 2012
created at: 06/24/2012
Okay, I am loving this project. I would never guessed you could turn a basic ladder into something this cool.Continue Reading
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A Guide to an Organized Move

By: Alicia Jun 19, 2012

created at: 06/18/2012We're moving sometime in the next month. I hate the vague sound of that sentence, but it's the truth. Our whole moving timeline is vague due to the fact that the Curbly House continues to be full of charming surprises that are pushing our move-in date back.

The realization that we'll be having a new baby and moving into a new house only a few weeks apart is enough to induce even the calmest lady. Unfortunately for me, I am a Virgo to theContinue Reading

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DIY Idea: Tennis Ball Helper

By: Diy maven Jun 08, 2012

created at: 06/08/2012

 This cute little fellow will gladly hold your keys, mail, pen and hand towel without one complaint. And, when not lending a hand--er....mouth, he wears a sweet smile. So, how do we DIY one? An Xacto Continue Reading

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How To: Five Steps to Arranging Furniture

By: Diy maven May 30, 2012

created at: 05/30/2012

Walls, built-in bookcases, windows, fireplaces...all can make furniture arrangement more than a little frustrating, which is why it is best to go at it with a game plan. SAS Interiors breaks down the job into five easy steps. They are...

  1. Determine the function of the space
  2. Remove everything from the room
  3. Make a plan of action
  4. Execute (the picture above was taken during the 'execution' step)
  5. Accessorize

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Make It: A DIY Leather and Wood Mail Basket

By: Capreek May 22, 2012

created at: 05/17/2012

Our mail inevitably ends up in a massive pile on the little desk in our kitchen. It grows and grows and, needless to say, we avoid that area like the plague. I wonder if having an adorable mail basket holder like this one would make the chore of sorting through it more enjoyable? Maybe??   Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Cork Pencil Holder and Organizer

By: Capreek May 17, 2012

created at: 05/14/2012

I'm a sucker for creative DIYs that are simple and fall under the "one afternoon" time frame. So, when I spotted this clever cork pencil holder and office organizer, I immediately perked up and thought "I can DO this!".   Continue Reading

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Curbly Gift Guide: 20 Stylish Gifts for Mother's Day

By: Capreek May 02, 2012

created at: 05/02/2012

It's time to celebrate the hardworking moms (wives, sisters, and even grandmas) in your life! To help you out in the gift-giving department, we've rounded up 20 stylish gift ideas any lady will love. Happy Mother's Day!   Continue Reading

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Make It: A Colorful DIY Driftwood Coat Rack!

By: Capreek Apr 24, 2012

created at: 04/24/2012

I love the idea of incorporating found objects and elements from nature into your decor and this driftwood coat rack is a perfect (and playful) example of how to do just that!   Continue Reading

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How To Make the Max of Your Mini Kitchen

By: Diy maven Apr 13, 2012

created at: 04/09/2012

Just because you have a petite kitchen doesn't mean you can't have big culinary skills. Take for example Deb from The Smitten Kitchen. She's done some impressive cooking/baking in her 80 square foot NYC apartment's kitchen. To put her space in perspective, her oven is 3/4 size and she only hasContinue Reading

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Make It: A Simple DIY Floating Clothes Rack!

By: Capreek Apr 11, 2012

created at: 04/10/2012

This DIY clothes rack is an awesome--and so, so simple--solution to small space or no-closet woes!   Continue Reading

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