I know the Great Kitchen Month here at Curbly is over, but why not share one more kitchen organization tip? I know that my measuring cups and measuring spoons have always sprouted legs and walked away when I need them most, so I am thinking this is a great way to keep tabs on those elusive… Continue Reading
As seemingly perpetual renters, we've seen our share of gross and really, really small kitchens. I absolutely love the kitchen we are in now...not that it is everything I want in a kitchen, but in that everything works and isn't falling apart. It makes a big difference! An organized space makes it a better space, too. Want to see how I make our small space work for a busy… Continue Reading
A little turquoise spray paint, some brass hooks (for feet) and an old kitchen grater makes for a kitschy and cool earring holder. Unconventional, yes, but we LOVE unconventional earring/jewelry holders here at Curbly. A perusual into our coffers is evidence of such.
Organization plays a big role in a house, but nowhere is it quite as important as in the kitchen. There's just so much stuff in such a small space that it's easy to become overwhelmed. Here are a bevy of project ideas to get your wheels turning and the elbow grease churning! Oh, and to get things in order, too.
First and foremost, what do you spend most of your time in the… Continue Reading
Spice racks. They're not just for kitchens. Plus, the ones used in this roundup are those dime-a-dozen kind that you can find at just about any thrift store or rummage sale these days. Clever storage for peanuts...doesn't get much better!
The first one, pictured above, found new… Continue Reading
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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