Eclectic style is defined by interiors with not only varied styles, but also a variety of eras, color palettes, and textures. It is a style where the goal is to look “collected” over time. An eclectic space can have more “splurges” for higher end pieces because the cost of the space is spread out over time…sometimes years. Today I’m going to recreate budget friendly versions of some of my favorite eclectic spaces to show you that these rooms can be accomplished affordably. Continue Reading
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!
This may be one of the most clever and budget-friendly ideas ever! Jill Browning kept the costs low and the style high by reupholstering this ottoman with a boldly patterned shower curtain from Target. Genius, right?? Check out more right here! Continue Reading
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!
10. A little bit of paint, new hardware, and a framed mirror will have your bathroom looking like new by the end of a weekend. See more here.
9. This rundown bath got an inexpensive makeover with some paint and a new faucet! Continue Reading
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!
By using Army surplus blankets, which hover around $15-$20, you can get a great looking window shade at an even better cost. Matt Pierce from Wood&Faulk shares this simple DIY project on ReadyMade, so head over for the full tutorial!
Meanwhile, can you think of any other great ways to repurpose wool blankets? Continue Reading
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 and sew on decorative ribbon that coordinates with each color. To get the details of the entire how-to, follow this jump.
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?
Karen Bertelsen, whose many budget-friendly projects we’ve featured in the past (globe feeders, fire pits, and hanging lanterns–oh my!), recently took on the challenge to create a stunning nature-inspired wreath solely from dollar store finds. The real kicker is the oversized wreath form she made herself… wait for it… from a $1 pool noodle. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
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.
The fantastic Ms. Michaela from Bliss! put her crafty skills to good use for this gorgeous DIY pendant light. The materials for this super, super easy project are readily available and totally inexpensive. Also? Michaela says this project only takes about 15 minutes. Continue Reading
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!