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!
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...
A few years back Christa from Room Recipes made over and entire 3 bedroom NYC apartment--including the kitchen and bathroom--for a thrifty $5,000. The living room is representative of the entire redo 'recipe', which
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 and
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.
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.
It has been said that 'If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.' Of course any respectable Curblier would argue that women should be handy too. Being so is imperative to living a thrifty lifestyle. Besides saving us oodles of cash on repair bills, we get those priceless rushes of self-sufficiency.
Costing less than $1.00 per gallon, vinegar is the most universal, economical cleaning product, ever! Sometimes I forget what you should and shouldn't clean with vinegar. So here's a cheat sheet from a list compiled by Chicago Now that you should stick on the side of
Today we officially kick off Be Thrifty week! Besides giving away three copies of the new title, Be Thrifty. How to Live Better with Less, the book's publisher, Workman Publishing, is graciously allowing us to feature ORIGINAL content from the very fun and timely frugal-living handbook.
Burlap has been used in home decor since the beginning of time. Usually, it's pretty blah and benign. You can, however, dress it up by combining it's rough weave with unexpected refined elements to make it a stand out, low budget fabric.
Okay, so sidewalk chalk isn't exactly the most expensive thing in the world, but why buy it when you can make it? And out of eggshells no less! (Mr. Wizard would be so proud.) The procedure is simple and the supplies are minimal to say the least. They include:
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.
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...