How To: 5 Fast and Inexpensive Ways to Refresh Your Kitchen Cabinets

By: Diy maven Aug 22, 2012

created at: 08/21/2012

Painting kitchen cabinets is great for a budget update, but not everyone relishes doing it, and for good reason. When you have 30+ door and drawer fronts laying all over your garage floor, you'll understand why. It's a lot of work, if you're going to do it right. To make life easier, here are five easy, fast and inexpensive ways to refreshen your kitchen cabinets without all the bother and commitment to the painting process.

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The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 2: Vote for Your Favorite Design!

By: Capreek Aug 20, 2012

created at: 08/20/2012

Last week, we introduced you to Goil and Tom from TUG Studio, who will be creating a one-of-a-kind product -- based entirely on your votes -- for the HP Designer Matchup Challenge. Our first round of voting was to determine the type of product and material. Well, your votes have been tallied and the results are in!     

 Admittedly, as a crazy dog lady, I was hoping "something for my dog/cat" would win. Alas, it wasn't in the cards. I'm still pretty stoked about the results, though! Are you curious? Yes? Okay, drum… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a No-Sew Halter T-Shirt

By: Diy maven Aug 16, 2012
created at: 08/16/2012

Oh, my. One too-big tee, a pair of scissors and a piece of chalk and you too could have this super-cute… 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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Before & After: A Mod Thrift Store Table-to-Bench Makeover!

By: Capreek Aug 13, 2012
created at: 08/13/2012
Show of hands: have you ever seen an old, plain, wooden table in a thrift store, at a garage sale, or even dumped on the side of the road? Chances are you've wondered what you'd do with it and, after a few moments' pause, have moved on to other items. Well, one look at this thrift store table makeover will have you reconsidering passing by another one again!  … Continue Reading
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Roundup: 10 Favorite Shower Curtains

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 10, 2012
created at: 08/09/2012
Finding a cool shower curtain can feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Luckily, we went through that haystack for you and, as it turns out, found a whole bunch of needles...I mean shower curtains. Here are our top ten favorites.… Continue Reading
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Roundup: 12 Modern Bathmats and Towels

By: Capreek Aug 09, 2012
created at: 08/09/2012
Think your only option in bath linens is plain white? Think again! We've rounded up some fun, modern towels and bathmats that are anything but ordinary. Get ready to embrace some color and pattern!  … Continue Reading
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How To: Make a Stylish All-Purpose DIY Leather Bag

By: Capreek Aug 07, 2012
created at: 08/06/2012
Whether you're a re-usable grocery bag kind of person, a fashionista, or someone who likes a bit of style with their functionality, this DIY leather bag project is for you!  … 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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Before and After: A Cool Classroom Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 06, 2012
created at: 08/06/2012
In the spirit of back-to-school season (sorry, kiddos; cheers, parents!), we're sharing this cool and colorful classroom makeover!  … Continue Reading
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Make It: DIY Potato Print Textiles

By: Capreek Aug 02, 2012

created at: 08/02/2012
Making your own printed textiles couldn't be easier (or more fun)! So, grab a potato or two and let's start stampin'.  … Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Paint By Numbers Pillow

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 01, 2012
created at: 08/01/2012
Remember those paint by numbers you loved to do when you were a kid? Well, now you can make a paint by numbers pillow, thanks to this DIY.… 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… Continue Reading
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Cheerful Camper Van Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 30, 2012

created at: 07/30/2012

Nick Smith and Emma Allard's escape from the humdrum includes traveling the UK in a camper Van. The old yellow VW was dark and funky when the couple first acquired it. Because they're also DIYers, they jumped right and began making the vee-dub into a bright and cheerful place to call their home on wheels. They went with an ocean-front,… Continue Reading
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Before and After: Vinyl Ottoman to High Style Seating

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 26, 2012
created at: 07/25/2012
If you've ever wanted to know how to do upholstery on your own, you have to check this out. The 'after' alone is definitely worth clicking through.… Continue Reading
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