Give the Gift of Self-Care with Bath Salts That Smell Like a Christmas Tree

Though the holidays are supposed to be a relaxing, fun time, for many of us they end up being stress-fests. Between shopping for gifts, preparing holiday meals and treats, and managing family interactions, it can be too easy to end the year feeling worn-out and frazzled. But that’s where self-care comes in. Taking the time to give yourself a break can make a huge difference, and if that break takes the form of a hot bath for you, you can incorporate the rejuvenating scent of evergreens via these Christmas tree bath salts. Continue Reading

10 Tips and Tricks For Adding Serious Character To Your Bathroom

10 Tips and Tricks For Adding Serious Character To Your Bathroom
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Bathrooms can be boring. And they often are. But they don't have to be! A bathroom is a great place to start if you'd like to add some personality to your home. Click through to check out ten easy tips and tricks for adding some serious character to your bathroom.   


10 Tips and Tricks For Adding Serious Character To Your Bathroom
Photo: Mia Baxter Smail

1. Create a unique accent wall.     

An accent wall will draw attention, which can be handy if you're trying to detract from other not-so-nice elements of your bathroom. Continue Reading

25 Alternative Olive Oil Uses

There are many olive oil uses beyond what you might normally think of (cooking!). It's an incredibly versatile substance that you can put to good use in a lot of interesting situations. Here's how … 

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Nutritionists will continue to tout olive oil for its high content of healthful, monounsaturated fats, like oleic acid, and polyphenols. The fruit oil practically propelled the entire Western world in antiquity, and is mentioned in nearly every sacred text this side of the Tigris and Euphrates.    Continue Reading

Before & After: 10 Inspiring Bathroom Makeovers

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From incredible small space makeovers to the best of the best, we’ve shared quite a few amazing bathroom re-dos. But wouldn’t you know it? People just seem to keep renovating! If you’re on the edge, looking down at your own bathroom remodel, we’ve got ten new makeovers that are sure to inspire that leap of home-renovation-faith!    

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1. Dramatic, art-filled bathroom makeover!
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2. Soothing and stylish bathroom makeover!
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3. A tiny closet-turned-bathroom renovation! Continue Reading

Before & After: A Rustic DIY Oak Vanity Makeover!

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Alternatively titled “The Evolution of an Oak Vanity”, this builder-grade vanity goes through a brief shabby chic phase before finally settling into a barnwood door-inspired groove!  Check out both “afters” below.   



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Inspired by a rustic (and super expensive) barnwood vanity she spied in a catalog, Whitney from The Rooster and The Hen decided to turn her ho-hum oak vanity into something marvelous — less than a year after attempting this quick-fix, shabby chic makeover (which Whitney refers to as a “disaster”). Continue Reading

Giveaway: Moen Twist Showerhead ($100 Value)


This week we’ve paired up with the folks at Moen to give away one of their new Twist Showerheads. The Twist is an innovative little gadget, a handheld shower that lets you switch between four spray settings easily, with the flick of your thumb. We got one to try out in our shower, and loved in (especially for bathing the little one).

Read on to find out how to enter the giveaway, and to hear what I thought about the review unit we tested out. Continue Reading

Best of Curbly: Top Ten Bathroom Makeovers of 2011!

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From low-budget, quick-fixes to full blown renovations, we’re counting down our top ten bathroom makeovers of 2011.  Check out our picks below and let us know which memorable makeover is your favorite!   


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10. A little bit of paint, new hardware, and a framed mirror will have your bathroom looking like new by the end of a weekend.  See more here.

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9. This rundown bath got an inexpensive makeover with some paint and a new faucet!   Continue Reading

Before & After: How an 80s-style Bathroom Became A Show-stopper!

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Ahhh, the 80s: the decade where style went to die.  Also, the decade when this bathroom was first imagined, complete with a pastel pink, blue, and white color scheme.  Hold on to this image for a moment before you check out the “After” of this unbelievable makeover, because really, it’s pretty unbelievable.  Okay.  Ready?  Go!  

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Michelle Carangi, the blogger and designer behind Holley & Gill, spent the summer of 2010 deep in the throes of a bathroom renovation.   Continue Reading

Make It: A Super Easy DIY Wine Cork Bath Mat

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And by super easy, I mean if you have any motor skills AT ALL, you can make a bath mat just like this recycled cork one ($125) (shop other cork bath mats, and here)

Danny Seo from the craft blog Daily Danny shares this DIY bath mat idea.  All you need is a whole bunch of wine corks* and a shadow box/frame.  Then, take your corks and arrange them vertically inside the box.   Continue Reading

Before and After: A Bathroom Transformed

Our guest bathroom was in sorry shape- cracked floor tiles, vanity falling apart, even the toilet wasn’t salvageable. So, we knew it was due for a major overhaul.

Here’s what we planned:

  • Retile the floor: It was obvious that the subfloor was uneven causing the tiles to break apart. We needed to remove all the tile and put down concrete board to provide a nice, even surface.
  • New vanity: The bathroom vanity was original to the house, and 25 years old!
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