So maybe you spent a bit too much on fixtures and flooring. Or maybe you're renting and you're on a tight budget. Whatever the case may be, it's always advantageous to save a few dollars where ever possible. Here are ten creative decor ideas that won't break the bank.
A while back I reviewed several popular bottle cutters here on Curbly. (Yesterday I added the Kinkajou to the shootout). Today we're going to use one to turn a wine bottle into an inverted oil lamp that burns cooking oil. But first, let's talk about punts. A punt is theContinue Reading
Store-bought boxes and bins can be prohibitively expensive if you're trying to get organized on a budget, but that's no excuse - there are plenty of DIY storage container projects that won't break the bank (and they're pretty, too!). Here are ten of my favorites.
I've always loved flowers and plants, but I have a bit of a black thumb. So every now and then I like to supplement my houseplants with something faux (DIY, of course). They're fun to make, and they require zero maintenance. Here are ten of my favorites.
When you think of using an old tire to make something, you probably think "tree swing." Sure, swinging while sitting inside a tire can be fun, but it's not a very imaginative use of the tire itself. For something really outside the wheel, check out theseContinue Reading
A quick internet search shows that DIY headboards tend to fall into two categories: tufted or reclaimed wood (i.e. pallets). We say it's time to move beyond the obvious and try out some of these creative and totally unique headboard ideas instead! Continue Reading
During the last year, our sun room has slowly morphed into the room that holds all our kids' stuff. Toys, books, artwork, and other moppet accoutrements grace every surface of the room; the reality of living with active children. A leopard can't change its spots, and because we love this nook, we decided to swap out some of the artwork and create an accent wall that was a little more playful. Continue Reading
Between all the coats, scarves, bags, and who knows what else, it seems like this time of year I'm always running out of space to hang stuff. If you've found yourself in a similar predicament, or just want some wall-mounted storage in your entryway, check out these 10 creative DIY wall hook ideas! Continue Reading
I don't know about you, but "getting organized" always tops my list of New Year's resolutions. And this year is no different. So I went on a mission to find some affordable, easy DIY projects to help with that goal. Click through to see what I found.
Call me crazy, but the post office just got themselves a new fan. Well.. at least the person who was responsible for donating this letter box to the thrift store for Hello Lidy to find, they have a new fan. Because man did she and her husband work some magic.Continue Reading
This time of year, I'm all about organization (along with most of the rest of the world). And my costume jewelry collection is probably the area that needs the most help. So I went digging for some fun DIY projects to get myself organized. Here's what I found.
When we first moved into our house, we found that the previous owners left behind a gift: an old tire in the attic space of the garage. We were so touched, not. Hauling it to the recycling center was just another thing to add to the money pit's to-do list. Now I wish we would have kept it as old, dejectedContinue Reading
I've never had a good way to display holiday cards. Last year I propped them up against the wall on a shelf. Lame. So this year I wanted to find a great way to share all the beautiful cards with visitors, and I also wanted to think of a nice way to store them so I can look back at them in a few years. Here's what I found.
When I first saw this DIY plastic bottle Christmas tree I was like, "That is genius!" and then a nanosecond later I was like, "Wait, what?" Therein lies the wishy-washy nature of this post's title, so I'm leaving it up to you. DIY Plastic Bottle Christmas Tree: Tacky or Genus? If you lean toward 'genius,' thenContinue Reading
If you're looking for a fun, easy bedroom element to customize yourself, your headboard might be it. Sure, you can make your own upholstered headboard if you have lots of time and patience, but there are plenty of other, simpler ways to give your headboard some custom style. Click through to check out ten of my favorites.
If you're into fiber arts, then you'll probably be as excited as I was to find these fun projects for your home. If you're not so good at knitting or crocheting, WAIT! Some of these projects are super easy, and you can always look up the basic stitches on YouTube (that's how I learn almost every new skill!). Keep reading to check out ten of my favorite yarn-based home decor projects.
I'd been looking around for a small stool to help our arthritic fur-child get on and off the bed at night. (If you're used to sleeping with a cat on the foot of the bed, you'll understand.) The problem was, I couldn't find a stool that I liked that was the appropriate size and height. Before sketching up a design to make one from scratch, I thought a trip to the thrift store might be in order. Hey, you never know, right? When I spottedContinue Reading
Forget $100. Ursula spent only $83 on her walk-though bathroom makeover, but the reveal certainly doesn't look like it. Everything came from Target, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Goodwill, Walmart, Kohls and Lowes. What she didn't snag secondhand, Ursula found on sale, or she usedContinue Reading
Thick, white, and folded over the edge of the tub or shower door. Sound familiar? Then you, too, may be suffering from Unimaginative Bathmat & Placement Syndrome. But don't worry; we have the cure. The thing about these DIY bathmat projects is that because they're stylish, you won't want to tuck them out of the way, which takes care ofContinue Reading