Roundup: 20 Extremely Affordable Sofas With Style

20 Extremely Affordable Sofas With Style

Saving for a sofa? The good news is you don’t have to tap into your savings too deep to get a quality sofa with great style. Here are 20 affordable sofas that don’t skimp on style.  


20 couches that won't break the bank!

1. Eddy Sofa in Deco Weave Feathered Gray

This is modern sofa with unique legs. There are four colors to choose from at the affordable price of $799.  The base price choices are the light gray above, medium gray in velvet, indigo in linen, and an orange-red in twill.  Continue Reading

16 Awesome Do-It-Yourself Outdoor Seating Projects

16 Awesome Do-It-Yourself Outdoor Seating Projects

Your pals need somewhere to sit if you're going to be hanging out in the backyard every night this summer. Here are 16 of our favorite DIY seating projects from around the web!      


16 Awesome Do-It-Yourself Outdoor Seating Projects
photo: Shanty 2 Chic

1. Modular Outdoor Seating via Shanty 2 Chic 

16 Awesome Do-It-Yourself Outdoor Seating Projects
photo: The Merrythought

2. A pretty pallet swing bed via The Merrythought 

16 Awesome Do-It-Yourself Outdoor Seating Projects
photo: Jeff Mindell

3. Flip garden planters upside down and use them as chairs! via Studio DIY 

16 Awesome Do-It-Yourself Outdoor Seating Projects
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Before and After: How to Redo a Funky, Vintage Footstool

After snagging this footstool from an antique store for $22, I decided to completely overhaul it for a bedroom makeover. I thought it would be the perfect seating option for a vanity, with some updates. The end result is a vibrant piece that brings warmth and personality to the room. Here’s how I gave this small piece of furniture a big update.    

Of course, you may not be able to find a stool exactly like the one pictured, but the basic steps are the same across the board. Continue Reading

How To Fix a Torn Cane Chair

how to fix a cane back chair - cane chair repair tutorial

Secondhand chairs often have a major drawback; torn or missing cane on the seat, back, or both. A cane chair repair job is often the only way to salvage these vintage pieces. The easiest way around the damage is to rip it out and replace it with webbing and upholstery. However, if the look of cane is what you want, it's fairly simple to replace the surface with pre-woven cane, and your cane back chair will be good as new. Continue Reading

Weekend Project: Marbled Seating Makeover

I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of makeover projects that involve a marbling technique, but this one is different, I promise. This DIY doesn’t use the nail polish trick or contact paper to create the marbling effect, but it’s still pretty easy to tackle in a long afternoon.    

The secret behind this marbled look is actually fabric, believe it or not. Doesn’t it look good?

Meghan Pflug from One Kings Lane transformed this three seater bench into a trompe l’oeil marble marvel on Design SpongeContinue Reading

Indoor / Outdoor Kids Swing DIY

As you may know, this month is kids (and pets) month here on Curbly. So, today I have a fun project that will make things a little easier for all you parents out there. Make a cool indoor / outdoor baby swing from scratch to entertain little ones hands free.    

Ruban Cassette shares this straightforward tutorial for a toddler swing. As you can see, it looks great indoors too – fits right in with other furniture.  Continue Reading

Curbly Shopping Guide: Stylish Outdoor Seating Under $100

I don't know if you noticed, but… IT'S MAY! May brings a handful of rainy days, sure, but also the promise of summer and warm evenings spent outside with friends, some good food, and a cold drink or two. Get your outdoor space entertainment-ready with these stylish and affordable seating options!      

1. Lucinda Stacking Chair (orange or white): $69 2. Woven Outdoor Armchair: $79 3. Outdoor Reclining Chair (brown/black or gray): $99 4. Hammock (turquoise or orange): $29

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Make It: Color Pop Bench DIY

If you could use some extra seating around your house, this DIY is for you. It’s one of the best bench projects I’ve seen. Why? Well, I love the color scheme, but frankly, the use of materials is what sends this one over the edge for me. Can you tell what this bench is made out of?    

If you guessed that this bench was made of chairs, you are right! So clever. Claire from Camille Styles transformed two vintage chairs into the quirky-cool awesomeness you see now. Continue Reading

Make It: Custom DIY Window Bench — with Storage!

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If you’re planning your spring and summer projects, definitely add this custom DIY window bench to the list! It’s beautiful, comfortable, and oh so functional.     

This modern window bench is a pretty straight forward project (just follow the ‘measure twice, cut once’ rule) that provides loads of seating and storage! I love the flip-up lid that also functions as a back rest.

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Check out the full how-to on HGTV!