10 Tips for Decorating Your Living Room on a Budget

By: Faith-towers Apr 17, 2014

How to decorate your living room on a budget.

I'm one of those people who takes budget decorating to the extreme. Because every little bit counts, right? Today I'm going to share some budget decorating tips with you, using a real living room (my own) as the model. Here are ten affordable ways to make your living room the most attractive one on the… Continue Reading

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Folded Paper Candle Holder Cuffs

By: Diy maven Apr 16, 2014

Before we start,a NOTE: If using these paper holders with traditional flamed candles, use them as CUFFS around glass jars ONLY with NO paper hanging over the top of the jars. To be completely safe, it would be best to use them with flameless candles.

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Make It: DIY Wall Sconce Task Lights

By: Matt allison Apr 16, 2014

DIY Wall Sconce Task Lights

I love these DIY wall sconces, not only because they're very on trend, but because would you believe that they are repurposed Target desk lamps! Yip, a little bit on ingenuity turned these $25 off the shelf lamps into a custom, one-off designs. Get step-by-step instructions at the link… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fabric Decor Projects (That Don't Require A Sewing Machine)

By: Faith-towers Apr 15, 2014

10 Decor Projects Using Fabric

Fabric can be a very affordable material to work with, especially if you're using scraps that you already have. You can also purchase cheap fabric at discount stores, thrift stores and yard sales. Here are ten inspiring fabric decor projects that don't require a sewing… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Built-In Storage Makes A Big Difference

By: Faith-towers Apr 14, 2014

Before: A cluttered room with no built-in storage.

This living space looks like so many others... there's just nothing memorable about it. But the owner saw potential in the large, open wall surrounding the fireplace - and she did something about… Continue Reading

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Free Printables from The Open Art Project

By: Matt allison Apr 09, 2014

Free Printables from The Open Art Project

I stumbled across this collaborative Canadian design consortium, Open Art Project dedicated to making quality art posters accessible and FREE to… Continue Reading

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10 Alternative (and Cheap) Ways to Hang Photos and Art

By: Faith-towers Apr 07, 2014

10 alternative ways to hang art, without using frames.

Frames are expensive. Especially if you're buying a lot of them. But there are so many great alternative ways to display artwork and photographs. Here are ten of my favorite affordable… Continue Reading

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Make it: Push-Pin Text/Art

By: Diy maven Apr 02, 2014

To make her text-of-tacks, Jessica simply wrote on the wall and started to push the pins. One thousand pins in all. A very cool and easy project, but if you'd rather not have one thousand tiny holes in your wall, check out this… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Gorgeous DIY Copper Projects

By: Faith-towers Apr 01, 2014

10 Copper DIY Projects

Copper is trending on the internet right now. It's being used to make all kinds of different things, from tables to clothing racks to light fixtures. Here are ten of my very favorite… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Mid-Century Credenza Gets a Makeover

By: Brittnimehlhoff Mar 31, 2014

I have to admit, typically, I'm not a huge fan of painting over mid-century furniture. In this case, however, I really like the result. It feels like a piece of art to me - a painting and a credenza rolled into… Continue Reading

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Make It: Slouchy Leather Sling Planter

By: Matt allison Mar 26, 2014

Slouchy Leather Sling Planter

There is no doubt that hanging planters, macrame and terrariums are back en vogue. There is something quite nostalgic and familiar about them and they prove to be perfect way to add a bit more serenity in our homes by bringing the outdoors… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Metallic Geometric Planters in 5 Minutes

By: Brittnimehlhoff Mar 25, 2014

Save money on expensive pots and planters with this quick and easy project that will conceal any ugly plastic container in about five minutes, for less than $1 a… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Planter Projects

By: Faith-towers Mar 25, 2014

10 DIY planter projects.

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for spring. In protest of these unseasonably cold temperatures, I'm making new planters for all of my succulents and houseplants. I've found tons of inspiration on the web, so today I'm going to share my ten favorite DIY planter projects with… Continue Reading

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How to: Hide Your Speakers In Style With A Fabric Cover

By: Faith-towers Mar 24, 2014

DIY framed fabric speaker cover.

If you're like me, you hate the way speakers look but love the way they sound. For optimum audio quality, they should be placed out in the open - so why not make them look pretty? Click through to see the stylish final product, and to find out how to make one… Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Do You Prefer Matching Sofa Sets and Sectionals or Coordinating Pieces?

By: Faith-towers Mar 20, 2014

Matching sofa set vs. mismatched pieces.

People tend to have very strong opinions on this matter. Coordinating sofa sets and sectionals offer an instant sense of cohesion; choosing mismatched furniture, however, takes some extra planning. Which do you prefer? Click through for more examples of each… Continue Reading

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Eye-Popping Victorian Sofa Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 18, 2014

Before seeing these pictures, I don't think I could have looked past this sofa's tufted back, curvy lines, and exposed wood and thought "makeover!" The vision came from the… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Mid-Century Modern Dresser Turned Entertainment Center

By: Capreek Mar 17, 2014

Caitlin made a major Craigslist score when she found this Mid-Century dresser in pretty decent shape. With a little bit of elbow grease, though, she took its function out of the bedroom and into the living room by transforming it into a modern entertainment… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Monogram Vintage Plates

By: Matt allison Mar 12, 2014

DIY Monogram Vintage Plates

What a great use of thrift store plates, gold leaf and a little imagination! Metallics are in and this simple DIY is bound to be a talking point when having guests over. Step-by-step instructions on making your own are available at the link… Continue Reading

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Vintage Suitcase Turned Campaign Desk and Crutches Turned Tripod Lamp

By: Diy maven Mar 11, 2014

Scott Valentine is an up-cycling genius. He takes old trunks, suitcases and other vintage things and turns them into something new and amazing. Enter into evidence the old Seapack suitcase pictured above. It was made by Hartmann circa WWII. Scott decided to… Continue Reading

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My Favorite How-To Originals Out of 4000 Posts

By: Diy maven Mar 10, 2014

This, my friends, marks my 4000th post on Curbly. To celebrate, I thought I'd cull through my how-to originals and round up some of my favorites and tell you what became of them.

I turned an old (and heavy) tripod into floor lamp for my office back in 2007. It's still here, and I still love it.… Continue Reading

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