Best of Curbly: Top Ten DIY Lighting Projects of 2011!

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We get really, really excited about DIY lighting projects here at Curbly, so narrowing down our HUGE collection of awesome ideas to ten was a tough task.  In the end, we chose our favorite high-impact, low-cost projects.  Here they are in order of most difficult to easiest (they’re all pretty easy, though)!  Enjoy!   

 

 

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10. With some basic welding skills, this minimalist-style swing arm lamp could be yours!  See how here.

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9. This mod chandelier takes a little bit of patience but will set you back less than $10–totally worth getting all those little sticks positioned just-so.   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

Gift Guide: 16 Great Gourmet Gifts for Home Chefs and Food Lovers

2011 Curbly Kitchen and Foodies Gift Guide

Somehow I managed to score this gift guide assignment again this year (see my post from 2010), even though Chris is clearly the more qualified person to do it (I mean, c’mon, he makes stuff all the time, like donuts and romesco sauce).

Nevertheless, I am nothing if not a shameless amateur, and I like to think of myself as food-literate. So, fueled by this decidedly non-gourmet turkey sandwich I whipped up for lunch and a string of INXS that somehow overtaken my Pandora station, here’s my guide to the best kitchen-oriented gifts for this winter.  Continue Reading