The Curbly House: Our Dining Room Revealed!

by Bruno Bornsztein


A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to have Emily Henderson and Orlando Soria come out to Minneapolis to help makeover four rooms in our house. It was, as my daughter might say, the most amazingest thing and even better than bread with honey! Which is the kind of thing she says. 

If you didn't catch all the lead-up, here's the blog post explaining what we were planning to do with the dining room makeover. But for the real good honey bread...

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Living With Our Occupancy Sensor Switch (and a Giveaway!)

by Bruno Bornsztein

Living with a Lutron occupancy-sensing switch

A few weeks ago, I installed an occupancy-sensing switch in our bathroom. It was trivially easy and super helpful. And they're reasonably priced (only about $20), so I'd really recommend people try one out. Today I wanted to check in and let you know what I think about having one in the house, and why I think they're great. But don't forget to scroll down to the bottom of the post to learn how you can enter to win five Lutron Maestro Occupancy Sensing switches of your own!

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How to: Make Decal Art Bathroom Organizers

by Bruno Bornsztein

created at: 10/20/2010

There must be something about decorative glassware that makes it impossible to throw out. Perhaps it's the fear of breaking it in the recycling bin, or just an inability to admit it's not worth anything, but the shelves of thrift stores and flea markets are lined with the stuff. Where does it all end up?

Well, if we add a little customization, how about your bathroom? This set of glass organizers uses old bud vases with some...

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Curbly Giveaway: Win The Dremel Moto-Saw!

by Bruno Bornsztein

Win this Dremel Moto-Saw

I love tools that do double-duty. This week, we're giving away a Dremel Moto-Saw; a handheld or bench-mounted precision scroll-saw/coping-saw! It's perfect for all sorts of detailed craft and woodworking projects, like this cool bathroom towel tree we posted about last week (keep reading to find out how to enter to win):

This month, we’re happy to partner with DremelWeekends, a new DIY website from Dremel featuring step-by-step guides to...

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Keep Your Bathroom Sane With This DIY Family Towel Tree

by Bruno Bornsztein

DIY Family Towel Tree from Dremel Weekends

We’re happy to partner with DremelWeekends, a new DIY website from Dremel featuring step-by-step guides to craft, home and garden projects for all skill levels. New projects weekly, ranging from outdoor movie screens to built-in shelving, with lots of inspiring, fresh ideas in between.

Y'know what's fun? When you step out of the shower to find that your favorite towel is missing. Or even better, that all the towels are missing! Everyone...

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Easy DIY Outdoor Games Anyone Can Make

by Bruno Bornsztein

Roundup of four DIY summer outdoor game projects

We’re happy to partner with Dremel’ Weekends, a new DIY project website from Dremel featuring step-by-step guides to craft, home and garden projects for every skill level. Projects range from Outdoor Movie Screens to Built-In Shelving, with lots of inspiring, fresh ideas in between.

Sick of air-conditioning-induced bloody noses? Having strange nightmares about Property Brothers episodes? Dudes. I know the heat is on, but it's time to get off...

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How to: Make a DIY Outdoor Living Plant Wall

by Bruno Bornsztein


We’re happy to partner with Dremel Weekends, a new DIY website from Dremel featuring step-by-step guides to craft, home and garden projects for all skill levels. New projects weekly, ranging from Outdoor Movie Screens to Built-In Shelving, with lots of inspiring, fresh ideas in between.

What sort of outdoor projects do you have planned for the summer? Our vote is to create something both beautiful and functional, like this living wall that'll freshen up any outdoor oasis, whether a small urban patio or a spacious backyard.

How to make a living plant wall

 

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Our Affordable Kitchen Makeover: The Reveal!

by Bruno Bornsztein

We're so excited to share the big reveal of our Wilsonart affordable kitchen remodel today! To refresh your memory, this is the kitchen in my dad's new house, a few blocks from our own:

It was (clearly) in desperate need of some help. But, since my dad's not a huge foodie (he spends more time at museums than in the kitchen), we didn't want to spend a ton to refresh the look.     

We teamed up with Wilsonart to incorporate their...

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Have a Roof? Enter to Win a $2,500 Home Depot Gift Card!

by Bruno Bornsztein

If ever have a chance to watch a house or addition being framed, I strongly encourage you to do it. It's amazing to watch how quickly a pile of lumber becomes a structure with walls, floors, and ceilings. And it also reminds you there's no magic standing between you and the elements; it's just wood, carefully measured and cut, and, if you're lucky, a good solid roof. Read on to see how you can enter to win a $2,500 Home Depot gift card, courtesy of GAF, and be eligible for weekly giveaway prizes.

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