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A Stylish Rental Kitchen Makeover on a Tight Budget

by Jennifer Farley

This little kitchen was the remaining evidence of an attempted house flip gone bad. The old home had great bones, but a few serious structural issues, discovered once the previous owner/flipper opened up all the old walls. The kitchen became too much for them to handle, and that's when we stepped in. 

When we found the house, we knew most of the renovation budget would go behind the walls (plumbing, electrical, structural repairs), so the kitchen finishes would have to happen on a serious budget. As you can see, this space would need everything, from the floors up. We planned on renting this home, but I always believe in making things as homey and cute as possible. We stuck to our budget by going with stock cabinets, stock countertops, vinyl floors while keeping things bright and functional. And, if I may say so myself, I think it turned out great! Read on to see how we did it.   

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Home Decor Hack: How to Transform Any Vase into a Savings Bank

by M.E. Russell

 

Transform any vase or jar into a coin bank.

 

On my New Year's Resolutions list, there are always some standards: Drink more water, eat out less, exercise more, and save money. I have gotten pretty good at most of these things (with the exception of eating out less - does ordering more takeout count?), but I could always stand to save more money. Holding onto loose change is my go-to method for putting a little bit of dough away every day, but there's always the question of what to keep all those loose pennies in. If you don't feel like buying a porcelain piggy, you can turn any vase, jar, or container into a DIY savings bank in a few quick steps.    

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How to Repurpose Toilet Paper Tubes into a Craft Caddy

by Jen Garry

My daughter's desk was an absolute disaster so I decided I would take one of the thousands of pins on my DIY board, an old shoe box, and some toilet paper tubes and conquer the mess.

The pin that I speak of is the super awesome DIY marker caddy posted by Aunt Peaches. I am totally and completely jealous that I didn't think of this on my own. I decided to give it a go to see if it really was as easy and functional as it looked. 

DIY craft organization supplies
DIY craft supply caddy organization steps
DIY craft supply caddy organization steps

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Eye Candy: 12 Brilliant Craft Room Organization and Storage Ideas!

by Capree K

created at: 03/26/2012

I don't know about you, but my craft supplies tend to find themselves shoved into boxes and bins without any rhyme or reason.  One of the items on my ever-growing list of things to do is to tackle this organizational mess.  I mean, it's utter chaos!  Applying a few (or all) of these brilliant craft room storage ideas would definitely be a step in the right direction.  If your craft supply situation is similar, read on!   

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7 Creative Storage Solutions to Curb the Clutter

by Craftmel

created at: 03/07/2012

Our family of five lives in a small condo here in Arizona, and after our latest adorable addition came 3 months ago we've had to get really creative with our space.  I have to utilize every square inch of real estate here and that means that there is no room for monsters under our beds- we've got too much crammed under there for them to move in.  The need to keep things at a controlled chaos has caused me to search for creative storage solutions like the under-the-bed rolling storage bins above by That's My Letter, and I thought I'd share a few!  

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Roundup: 10 Inspiring Budget-Friendly Bedroom Makeovers!

by Capree K

created at: 02/13/2012

Sure, you can toss thousands of dollars at a bedroom makeover and it'll probably look pretty great.  But today we're celebrating the unique creativity of DIYers who make their spaces look like a million bucks on a budget.  Check out our ten favorite budget-friendly bedroom makeovers from the Curbly archives--they're full of thrifty inspiration and clever DIY projects!   

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