This little vintage ottoman had great bones and a charming profile, but its beige-y blahness just wasn't cutting it. That's nothing a fab shower curtain couldn't fix, though! Yes, I said "shower curtain". Read on!
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!
From low-budget, quick-fixes to full blown renovations, we're counting down our top ten bathroom makeovers of 2011. Check out our picks below and let us know which memorable makeover is your favorite!
It's time to cozy up for fall! Turn wool blankets into repurposed window shades in a few easy steps--then sit back and bask in the warmth of your handiwork!
Proving, once again, that a great idea never gets old is this hint from Martha that was posted back in '01. It's a great way to save money, which also never gets old. Basically, the idea is to gather up all those mismatched towels
This oversized moss wreath sure is a doozy, don't you think? It'll blow your mind even more when you find out what the $1 wreath form is made out of... Care to wager a guess?
I love art, lovelovelove it. If I could cover all my walls and even the back of my eyelids in art, I would. Instead, I have an ever-growing stack of prints and drawings that aren't seeing the light of day. Why?? Because framing those bad boys is EXPENSIVE. So, when I spotted this simple DIY framing solution that brings the price to around $5 a piece, I kid you not, I could hear my stack of art rejoicing. Their time has finally come!
Colors, glorious colors, oh how I love you! I especially love when you show up in unexpected places and blow my mind with your brilliance. Because seriously, what you're doing for this DIY pendant light is OUT. OF. CONTROL.
In a world where $40,000 kitchen renovations are common fodder for home improvement television, it's easy to get a little glossy eyed and discouraged by the thought of attempting your own home improvement project. But don't despair! We're here to show you just how far your dollar, or 25, can stretch!
It's back to school season and for many starting or returning to college, a white cinder block room awaits. Hooray for student housing! Balancing school, jobs, and a social life is difficult enough, so we're making sure your home away from home is as non-depressing as possible. We've rounded up a few of our favorite colorful essentials to make dorm life happy on the inside - and friendly on your student budget!
Well, you probably can't make all ten this weekend (if you somehow manage to actually accomplish that feat, well, let's say I owe you a lollipop). But, if you're itchin' for a new light fixture that's both stylish and easy on the wallet, here are ten separate weekend projects for your consideration! (Pick and choose, people. We don't want anyone getting hurt.)
So... let's say you just finished up an epic weekend of tree pruning and yard clearing, or just happen to have a pile of sticks and logs hanging around. If you're a resourceful Curblier, you know there's something to be done with all that yard waste besides tossing it or turning it into a giant bonfire. But what? We have the answer below!
Last week, we shared a budget-friendly wall art idea that used doilies and cupcake liners. This week, we're back in log land (What can we say? We love logs!) with this super simple, super affordable art project!
What do broken doorknobs, salvaged pavement chunks, and pieces of unused sewer pipe all have in common? Some serious - and surprising - DIY decor potential!
A home isn't complete without art on the walls but let's face it: art can be expensive, not to mention the potential cost of framing said pieces. If your bare walls are screaming out for a little art lovin', we've got a DIY solution that'll make a big impact on your space - not your wallet!
With a budget dedicated to the practical essentials, splurging on original art or custom framing wasn't really an option for Jordan Ferney, a...
I'll be the first to admit that the moment I enter a party store, I kind of lose my mind. SO MUCH STIMULI! Nearly irresistible stimuli, too. In a matter of minutes, my cart might be filled to the brim with seemingly "necessary" decorations, my original game plan (and budget) tossed right out the window. But there's a way around this and it starts with a "D".
Decorating with a student budget didn't stop Chicagoans Meg and Brad from transforming their 900 square foot apartment into a space full of style and personality. These "colorful collectors" were able to create a completely unique and inspiring space - and stay in budget - with a little DIY ingenuity and a knack for finding hidden Craigslist gems. But, their growing art collection is what really makes this space come alive.
Fellow Curblians, forgive me if these DIY decorating tips from Better Homes & Garden are mere child's play for you. Most of the "get the look for less" projects we see all around are fairly obvious by now. It's getting harder to discover new DIY tricks as everyone with an ounce of creativity is doing it themselves these days. The upside is that it's challenging the old noggin' to be more masterful. In this bedroom project, however, two simple projects caught my eye. Click over to DIY'd version to see which two you think lean towards "Ah! That's a great idea." Here are my picks...
We've had our share of wood paneling (good and bad) to deal with in the past. It can pose a huge design problem to many people. If you've ever seen wood paneling redone right, it adds an interesting textural surface to the walls of a room. For the mere cost of high gloss white marine paint and an ebony stain for the floor, the room takes on an entirely different look and feel.
O.K. folks, I'm pulling out some of my best archived projects for you to SAVE $$$ by semi-creating your own decor. Often it's more frugal to combine store-bought products with some sewing finesse' to make your own one-of-kind home designs.