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Roundup: 10 Inspiring Budget-Friendly Bedroom Makeovers!

by Capree K

Roundup: 10 Inspiring Budget-Friendly Bedroom Makeovers!

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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Make It: Affordable DIY Potato Print Art!

by Capree K

Make It: Affordable DIY Potato Print Art!

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...

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How to Be Thrifty: Living the Life of Leisure

by DIY Maven

How to Be Thrifty: Living the Life of Leisure

Because we've done such good work at being thrifty this week, we're going to treat ourselves today and par-tay! Living the life of leisure might sound like an expensive proposition, but Be Thrifty. How to Live Better for Less tells us how to do just that. From travel, to gift giving, to weddings(!), the book's 'living the life of leisure' chapter covers innumerable leisurely activities. Today we'll thumbnail just a few. Again, all tips are provided by Be Thrifty.

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How to Be Thrifty: Making a Case for the Brown-Bag Lunch

by DIY Maven

How to Be Thrifty: Making a Case for the Brown-Bag Lunch

So far in our Be Thrifty series, we've covered the 'buy it' test as well as the rewards of being a handy householder.  Today we start a discussion about the cost of food. Namely, lunch. 

Be Thrifty. How to Live Better With Less makes a compelling argument for those of us who have not yet made the decision to bring our lunches to work. You might think buying a sandwich and a drink doesn't cost THAT much, and comparing it to a meal out with the family, it doesn't. However, if we break it down, we can see just how much that quick lunch is really costing you.

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14 Creative Ways to ReUse Your Garbage.

by Chris Gardner

Look into your garbage can: see anything that might still have some life left to it? Here's fourteen suggestions from the Simple Dollar to use your refuse in new and creative ways.

14 Creative Ways to ReUse Your Garbage.

Use covers from issues of The New Yorker as gift wrapping.

Add used dryer sheets to your stored clothes.

Make kitchen scrubbers with rubber bands from the Sunday paper and the mesh wrapping from fruit.

Use orange and lemon peels as air fresheners.

Use empty Kleenex...

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