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Clipped: Kitchen Design Inspiration from Around the Web

By: Bruno Aug 18, 2011

If you like Pinterest (who doesn't? Here's a link to our profile), then you should try out Curbly's clippings feature. It's, um, exactly the same thing. Clippings let you save images from around the internet to your Curbly profile, where they're searchable and shareable and commentable. For example, here are all the clippings tagged 'kitchen'. Here are some clippings I've been diggin':

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Bruno & Alicia's Kitchen Makeover, Part III: The Final Reveal

By: Bruno Aug 11, 2011

It's Kitchen Month on Curbly! So Kelly, Melanie, and I will be doing a series of kitchen tours. We'll walk you through our kitchens, point out what we love and what we don't, and show how they got to be the way they are.

Our old kitchen

This week, I wrote about how our kitchen used to suck, and how we went through a tough DIY remodel to make it better. Today's the kitchen tour! So without further ado ... pretty… Continue Reading

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Bruno & Alicia's Kitchen Makeover, Part II

By: Bruno Aug 10, 2011

It's Kitchen Month on Curbly! So Kelly, Melanie, and I will be doing a series of kitchen tours. We'll walk you through our kitchens, point out what we love and what we don't, and show how they got to be the way they are.

The never-ending kitchen remodel

After our daughter was born, we decided it was finally time to remodel our hideous kitchen. We planned to do most of it ourselves (well, "Alicia's brother's self", with some help from me). We planned on getting it done… Continue Reading

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Bruno & Alicia's Kitchen Makeover, Part I

By: Bruno Aug 09, 2011

It's Kitchen Month on Curbly! So Kelly, Melanie, and I will be doing a series of kitchen tours. We'll walk you through our kitchens, point out what we love and what we don't, and show how they got to be the way they are.

Our old kitchen

When we bought our house almost ten years ago, the kitchen was a Frankenstein monster. Every cabinet had been hand-crafted by the previous owner, god bless him and his malfunctioning measuring sticks. No two pieces of wood were… Continue Reading

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Alternative Uses for Coffee Grounds: Free Cheat Sheet Download

By: Bruno Jul 26, 2011

Alternative uses for coffee grounds from Curbly.com

As part of this month's emphasis on thrift, recycling, and creative re-use, we're giving away a series of alternative uses cheat sheets. These are simple, smartly-designed PDFs based on some of our most popular alternative uses blog posts. Print them out and put one on your pantry door, fridge, or in your junk drawer for easy access. 

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Alternative Uses for Dryer Sheets: Free Cheat Sheet Download

By: Bruno Jul 21, 2011

Alternative uses for dryer sheets from Curbly.com

As part of this month's emphasis on thrift, recycling, and creative re-use, we're giving away a series of alternative uses cheat sheets. These are simple, smartly-designed PDFs based on some of our most popular alternative uses blog posts. Print them out and put one on your pantry door, fridge, or in your junk drawer for easy access. 

Today's download: Alternative uses for Dryer Sheets

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From This to That: More Clever Repurposing DIY Projects

By: Bruno Jul 20, 2011

This July, we're focusing on all things thrifty, recycle-y, and makeover-y. Last week, I rounded up a bunch of cool repurposed projects, and this week, well, I'm doing it again (notice a trend?).

First up: DIY-Maven's craft room arty abacus uses spools of thread in a creative way:

Art abacus using spools of thread

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Alternative Uses for Olive Oil: Free Cheat Sheet Download

By: Bruno Jul 19, 2011

Alternative Uses for Olive Oil - Cheat Sheet

As part of this month's emphasis on thrift, recycling, and creative re-use, we're giving away a series of alternative uses cheat sheets. These are simple, smartly-designed PDFs based on some of our most popular alternative uses blog posts. Print them out and put one on your pantry door, fridge, or in your junk drawer for easy access. 

Today's download: Alternative uses for Olive Oil

There are two ways to access today's download:

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From This to That: More Clever Repurposing DIY Projects

By: Bruno Jul 13, 2011

This July, we're focusing on all things thrifty, recycle-y, and makeover-y. Last week, Chris rounded up eight cool repurposing projects, and this week, I'm bringing you six more!

First up: our tricked-out tricycle makeover:

A shabby secondhand trike gets a facelift

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Giveaway: Win a $100 Gift Card to Ace Hardware

By: Bruno Jul 11, 2011

UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

created at: 07/11/2011The folks at Ace Hardware are going to help you out with a few DIY project this week: they're letting us give away a $100 gift card! Read on to find out how to enter to win (it's quick and free!).

But before you do that, make sure to check out Chris's post on the top five essential DIY tools under $20; what are your essential DIY tools?

created at: 07/11/2011

How To Enter to Win:

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