10 No-Cost Redecorating Tips: How To Use What You Already Have

10 no-cost redecorating ideas.

Redecorating your home is not necessarily synonymous with spending a ton of money. Believe it or not, there are lots of things you can do that won’t cost you a penny. Read on for some clever ideas.  

 

1. Create interesting wall art. I can almost guarantee that you have some potential pieces of wall art lying around your home… you just have to find them. My favorite idea is to tear out maps of your favorite places from an old atlas and frame them. Continue Reading

Make It: Pretty Painted Porcelain Plates!

created at: 03/01/2012

Hey, when I see an alliteration, I run with it!  And to be completely honest, these porcelain plates ARE pretty.  They’re also extremely easy to make and affordable to boot!   

Jennifer Hagler from A Merry Mishap has single-handedly convinced me to run to my local craft store (this instant!) and buy myself a porcelain pen… or five.  Not only are they cheap, cheap, cheap, but they come in all kinds of colors.  Imagine the possibilities, people! Continue Reading

How To: Make Your Own Picture Frames for $5 a Pop!

created at: 09/20/2011

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

How To: Turn Logs into a Natural Raised Garden Bed!

created at: 07/20/2011

So… let’s say you just finished up an epic weekend of tree pruning and yard clearing, or just happen to have a pile of sticks and logs hanging around.  If you’re a resourceful Curblier, you know there’s something to be done with all that yard waste besides tossing it or turning it into a giant bonfire.  But what?  We have the answer below!  

After clearing his yard for a garden makeover, Instructables user “Jamieicecream” had two dilemmas: 1) What to do with all that yard waste? Continue Reading

How To: Turn Logs into Affordable Wall Art!

created at: 07/18/2011

Last week, we shared a budget-friendly wall art idea that used doilies and cupcake liners.  This week, we’re back in log land (What can we say?  We love logs!) with this super simple, super affordable art project!  

I spotted this log wall installation piece in Liv and Jeff McMillan‘s house tour over on Apartment Therapy.  It’s a pretty simple project that anyone could make!  In the comments, Liv shared some info behind the project: “I made the log piece in the living room out of the birch logs we used at our wedding as the table number holders. Continue Reading

Make It: Affordable DIY Potato Print Art!

created at: 07/06/2011

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 letterpress printer, party planner, and prolific blogger (Oh Happy Day, anyone?).   Continue Reading

West Elm’s New 2 x 2 Collection

2 X 2 Dining Table

West Elm’s new 2 x 2 Collection is clean, simple and completely affordable. The 2 x 2 dining table ($269), featured above, is as fresh as the first day of spring.

Simple can be incredibly sophisticated, as evidenced by the 2 x 2 bed frame. It’s available in twin to California king sizes in prices ranging from $249 to $399. It also comes in a headboard-only option, ranging in prices from $149 to $279.

2 x 2 Bed Frame

Everything is in its place with the 2 x 2 consul desk. Continue Reading