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.
Nasty, commercial-style carpet wasn't exactly what this DIY-er called "homey". So, with a few tools and a bunch of sweat, she turned this previously carpeted staircase into a shining entry focal point -- and all for $60!
I can't quite pinpoint what it is I love about this project; it's kinda quirky, unexpected, modern, and totally clever all at once! If you're as in love with this weird little "table" lamp as I am, read on.
Honestly, if I'd have seen this coffee table at my local Goodwill, I would have passed on the shape alone. (My rule is if it isn't rectangular or round, forget it.) But it was exactly the octagonal shape that worked--and worked well--for Sheena's sectional sofa arrangement. So she plunked down
That empty wall of yours? It's just begging for some bold, modern art -- and we've rounded up 15 easy and affordable projects that are sure to fit the bill! Check 'em all out below and let us know which one you'll be trying!
In one weekend, this small, half-bath got a major facelift -- and all for $150!
If you're looking to combine two current trends right now into one fancy diy, look no further than this copper and wood bud vase tutorial! It's really everything Pinterest dreams are made of. One of my favorite parts about this project is that even when you don't have fresh flowers on hand, this vase still looks great on your wall. Plus you even get to learn how to bend wood. No joke. Learn how to make it now:
Corey flipped the genius switch when she transformed the random IKEA console pictured above into a rustic apothecary chest suitable for a Pottery Barn showroom. Although she started with an IKEA piece, any basic cubbyhole-type
I have been dying to get my hands on a circle shelf for my home, but all the ones I've come across have always been out of my price range. I wasn't even sure how to go about making my own but as it turns out, this tutorial by A New Bloom makes it totally do-able. And although it can't hold heavy duty things like books, it's perfect for displaying those special keepsakes. You can even knock this project out in a day making it the...
There are plenty of not-so-lovely furniture items floating around the garage sale circuit. These affordable pieces can easily be transformed, though, with a bit of elbow grease and, of course, some colorful paint!
If you're looking to break out of the Ikea box for storage in your home, then this project is for you. You can easily upgrade a wooden folding ladder into a modern shelving unit with just a few steps (and for about $10). The open shelving makes it great for showing off those special keepsakes and house plants. You could even give it a coat of paint or stain to make it really pop if you wanted!
Hairpin legs have really crept up the trend ladder these last two years. I love them myself. They're an excellent way to dip your toes into mid-century modern design without giving in fully to the look. This coffee table is a great DIY project for someone wanting to give hairpin legs a try!
Lighting can be pricey. And if you want a really unique piece, it can be prohibitively expensive. So why not get crafty and make one yourself? Here are ten gorgeous, easy, affordable DIY light fixtures.
Artist Anila Quayyum Agha's installation entitled "Intersections," is a laser-cut box with a lightbulb inside it. The simple combination results in a magical feast for the eye. She's done two installations like this. The first in
Need more closet space in your life but don't actually, you know, have extra closets? Well, you've come to the right place! This rolling garment rack is a great alternative and functions wonderfully as impromptu entryway or mudroom storage!