There are a million different cleaning products on the market all vying for a spot in your supply closet, not to mention a chunk of your budget. But before you bring home the next new wonder spray, consider these three money-saving cleaning must-haves: they're widely available, kid and pet friendly, and cheap, cheap,… Continue Reading
Faced with the challenge of turning a sunroom into a cozified bedroom on a $200.00 budget, Young House Love thought of an ingenious way to convert three Ikea end tables into a sharp, modern headboard with $20.00 and stuff lying around the house. See how they… Continue Reading
I have to admit two things. One, I've been meaning to make one of these, and two, I've been a smug one at Goodwill when I discover some of these ornate looking frames are really plastic under some tricky wood grain effect. Once I tap and hear the hollow, I toss it back like its got the plague. But for this reuse project, it honestly doesn't… Continue Reading
You've seen these clunky monsters at Goodwill, garage sales, or possibly in your own basement. I've got to say, I never saw this coming. These sturdy, state of the art play kitchens are some of the best examples of furniture re-use I've ever seen. See what I… Continue Reading
It never ceases to amaze me what people can do with basic Ikea furniture. Charles Crawford of Crawford Creative Studio took the ubiquitous Lack Side Table and turned it into a sweet, mod clock and table… Continue Reading
Are you proud of the fact that you never pay full price for anything? Does getting a great deal make you a little giddy? If you've answered 'yes' to either of these questions, you might want to consider going shopping this fall for some of… Continue Reading
These life-size birch trunks are made from cut-up cereal boxes and left-over house paints. This is an excellent way to utilize packaging that usually ends up in the bin… Continue Reading
We all have favorite t-shirts with which we cannot part, no matter how grody-lookingthey are. Wenona over at Crafting a Green World was wondering what one might do with those old loves and found some great t-shirt repurposing ideas in the process.
A pillow,… Continue Reading
I know what's coming next, and yet the title of this post STILL sounds improbable. But with Dr. Qui's Instructable, it's not only probable, it's… Continue Reading
One of my all time favorite things to find at Goodwill or the Salvation Army is one of these two-tiered, laminate tables. The legs and dividers are solid wood, the base pieces are covered in an ugly laminate. To see how to turn one of these into an upholstered footstool, with parts to spare, check out the entire project on ApartmentTherapy. It so… Continue Reading
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of our Be Thrifty Contest! Your volume of Be Thrifty. How to Live Better with Less from Workman Publishing is on its way. As one of the requirements to enter, we asked Curbly readers to submit their own thrifty tips. We accumulated so many, we decided to highlight the best of the best. Here they are!
From Amy: Buy at stores with generous return policies, that way if you buy on impulse, you know you… Continue Reading