100 Affordable Home Decor Pieces for Under $100

100 affordable furniture and home decor pieces - each for under $100
Source: Target

When it comes to making design changes in your home, you don't want to spend more money than you need to – especially on the accent pieces. The cost of details add up fast if you aren't being mindful of the price tag. However, affordable furniture and home decor is out there – if you know where to look. We've rounded up 100 of our favorite affordable furniture and home decor items, each coming in under $100 each. Continue Reading

How To Create an 8′ x 10′ Chevron Rug

Back in July of 2008, I showed you how to turn black and white striped fabric into chevron upholstery fabric. What I really wanted, but didn’t know exactly how to execute it, was a chevron patterned area rug. This is by far the best tutorial for a chevron patterned rug that I’ve seen. Carissa from The Fabulous Design File shows exactly how to do it. Think of the color possibilities. (gray and cream, gray and cream, gray and cream) Here’s what she used, a low pile berber 8′ x 10′ area rug. Continue Reading

DIY: Bind a Carpet Remnant to Make a Custom Shaped Area Rug

created on: 02/10/09 

When a project seems only do-able by a professional, it makes me want to conquer it that much more. Maybe it’s because I secretly long to be a subcontractor or something. Anywho, carpet binding has always seemed to be something for which the DIY-er needs a professional. Well, not anymore! Watch this video…

I don’t know how I found this product and hilarious video on my search, but it may be a dream come true for anyone who has gotten a hold of a fabulous carpet remant. Continue Reading

Curbly Recession Busters: Make Your Own Modern Area Rug

created on: 12/18/08

If you’re in a pinch for a fresh, modern looking area rug, and are feeling frustrated by your choices at the local home improvement outlets, just make your own and and save $$$…

What you need:

  • 2 pieces of 3 ft. wide carpet runner with no sewn or bound edging edges


These are sold by the foot on a roll with limited choices but look for color and/or texture, like a ribbed heather.

  • utility knife
  • level
  • straight edge
  • duct tape

created on: 12/18/08

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