$10 Washer & Dryer Makeover

created at: 12/12/2011

It’s rare that a washer and dryer go on the fritz at the same time, which is why there are so many miss-matched duos in the world. Brooke has the antidote for such odd couples as well as those old, boring sets too. The prescription is a quart of Rustoleum Protective Enamel. In Booke’s case, RED enamel. 

created at: 12/12/2011

What I particularly love about this project is that it would be a GREAT way to test the appliance makeover waters. Continue Reading

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

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 pictures! Continue Reading

Reader Poll: What are Your Favorite Food Storage Containers

created at: 02/17/2011

The snow is finally melting this week, but it’s always soup season for me. I work at home, so I love spending weekends cooking up all kinds of healthful soups and freezing them, so I can microwave one quickly while in the middle of a project.

I’m aiming to do have one of those very soup marathons this weekend, and it brings up the classic cook ahead questions: once everything has simmered down so wonderfully, in what do you store all of it? Continue Reading

10+ Best Uses for Your Toaster Oven.


In my very first Curbly post EVER (almost 1,000 ago), I announced my love affair with the magical silver box that is my toaster oven. Way more effecient to run and way quicker to heat, the toaster oven is a great addition to small and large kitchens alike. The Kitchn has assembled 10 great times to opt for the tiny versions over the big dudes, and the comments are full of excellent additional options.

Plus, they’re perfect for Shrinky Dinks. Continue Reading