Hello to my fellow renters! Here's the situation: I've been fighting with my kitchen ever since I moved into my apartment. It's completely functional, but it's not ideal for the following reasons: it's way too small, the cabinets do nothing to help visually, and the walls have been stained from cooking accidents of years past. I wanted to class the joint up a bit, and decided to install a fake backsplash by way of removable vinyl wallpaper.
Dirty grout is a common problem. But with so many cleaning tips floating around on the internet, it's hard to know what to believe. So I decided to take the guess work out of it by testing a few methods and reporting back to you. Read on to see what I discovered...
This project combines two of my renovation favorites: wood and tile! This is such a unique idea for that typical breakfast tray. I can see so many uses for this little guy! What about you?
When we bought our house many years ago, one big problem was the big front entry and hallway. They were tiled in a mauve-y purple thick ceramic tile. Mr. Mod had just put down hardwood floors in the large great room and we had them stained and finished by a professional (at that time we lacked DIY know how), and we were tapped out.
Contrary to the advice of every single paint store person I interrogated, I decided to go ahead and...
Patterned floor tile, specifically encaustic cement tiles, is a trend that's been steadily growing over the last few years. (Heck, I even used some in my own bathroom remodel -- and I love it.) It's a bold choice and definitely not for everyone (or the commitment phobic), but if you're a fan or just need a little bit of inspiration to push you over that design fence, here are 14 stunning bathrooms with patterned floor tiles!
After years of dreaming of our perfect bathroom, we had honed in on a look that we knew we would be pleased with for years to come. I pinned and pinned my little heart out until Pinterest finally started saying, "This looks familiar; didn't you already pin this?" Our vision was set, now we just needed to find a way to bring this vision to life.
Listen up! In case you haven't entered our KitchenPalette giveaway yet, you still have time! The KitchenPalette system is a product that lets you change the look of your kitchen with an interchangeable backsplash. Click though here to read more about the product and enter to win (hint: it's easy ... you just have to leave us a comment!)
If you've ever thought of building or remodeling a kitchen (and let's face, who hasn't?), you know it's tough to settle on design choices. When it comes to tile, those choices are permanent ... usually. Now, Kitchen Palette has created a product that lets you change the look of your kitchen with an interchangeable backsplash. Read on to learn more about the product, and enter to win a Kitchen Palette system valued at $350!
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People. The Curbly House now has a functioning toilet!
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Yeah, I bet you were wondering how we were getting along all this time in house with no bathroom. Fact is, the bathroom has been gutted for weeks, and those of us working on the project have been making runs (hah) to the nearby gas station for nature's calls. No longer! Read on to watch my video journal, find out how our new bathroom started coming together, and see if you can spot a special surprise that we've been expecting...
Dated kitchen be gone! We're about to get fresh and fun(ky) up in here.
Okay. My ongoing investigations for my future kitchen re-model has uncovered some surprising facts that kind of blow my mind. First is the assumption--on my part and probably on others--that natural stone tile is the most durable. According to my tile guy, that's totally
My boo and I are going to be putting in a new floor in our kitchen very soon. We've gone over the options and have kicked around the possibility of cork, wood and tile. Each have their pluses and minuses, which is why we're still vacillating and, frankly, why we haven't started the project. Now, to make things even more confusing, we have thrown in the notion of tile that looks like wood. Yup, the floors highlighted in these images are actually...
Bits of china and tile have never looked so beautiful. Here are six mosaic backsplashes that just might make you start breaking dishes. Opa!
Alexandra's mosaic creation, pictured above, is more art piece
Not everything is big in Texas…especially not my 650 square foot condo that I felt needed a little excitement. Everyone knows the kitchen is the epicenter of one’s home (no matter how small), so I figured this would be the best place to create a piece of art that would inspire my cooking as well as conversation from my family and guests.
I ran across the idea of creating a backsplash using broken plates and glass. As you see, starting small...
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably noticed the wool felt craze that's been going on the last year or two. People are using it to make pretty much everything imaginable, from simple circular coasters to laser-cut rugs and now: geometric wall tiles!
Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to play with a new tiling product called Bondera TileMatSet. Simply put, Bondera is pressure sensitive sticky back on a roll that eliminates the need for mastic and thin set when tiling walls, countertops or splash-backs. It's billed as VOC free, mess free, and it allows immediate grouting after tile installation. Sounds too good to be true, right? I thought so too. I mean, it's sticky back tape for goodness sake! How's that going to hold heavy tile??
Mosaics, I love you. Let me count the ways.
- You are ancient. The oldest evidence shown in the archaelogical record indicates that mosaics date back to 3,000 BC in Mesopotamia.
- You are seemingly universal. So many cultures and so many artistic traditions have adopted you as their own medium of expression. Each work is imbued with a unique look specific to the time and place of the maker.
- You are complex assemblages of small things. The...
One of the projects that I contributed to Curbly's Make It! Secondhand Chic featured the above side table. I snagged it at a local thrift shop for about 4 bucks. (The reason it was so inexpensive, I assume, was because the marble top was chipped and fractured. Good for me, because I didn't want the top anyway. The simple cherry wood bottom was all I wanted.) My first thought was to make a frame for the top, paint it up and then tile the center. But since tiled table top tutes are