It’s back to school season and for many starting or returning to college, a white cinder block room awaits. Hooray for student housing! Balancing school, jobs, and a social life is difficult enough, so we’re making sure your home away from home is as non-depressing as possible. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite colorful essentials to make dorm life happy on the inside – and friendly on your student budget!
For your next shindig, keep things simple and sweet (and as budget-friendly as possible) with this DIY centerpiece idea!
Amanda Rydell, the designer behind My Little Dear, shared this easy centerpiece idea on Bump Smitten recently. As her friend’s designated baby shower planner, Amanda needed something that wouldn’t break the bank, but still had loads of style and charm. Her clever solution? Cover used cans and food containers with pretty paper! She didn’t stop there, though. Continue Reading
Well, you probably can’t make all ten this weekend (if you somehow manage to actually accomplish that feat, well, let’s say I owe you a lollipop). But, if you’re itchin’ for a new light fixture that’s both stylish and easy on the wallet, here are ten separate weekend projects for your consideration! (Pick and choose, people. We don’t want anyone getting hurt.)
6.) Hemp Globe Lamp
10.) Mod Chandelier
There you have it, Curbliers! Continue Reading
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!
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
What do broken doorknobs, salvaged pavement chunks, and pieces of unused sewer pipe all have in common? Some serious – and surprising – DIY decor potential!
Second hand stores, Craigslist, and yard sales are great sources for low-cost materials, but consider these less-obvious options. The aforementioned pavement chunks? Salvaged (with permission) during a neighbor’s garden remodel. This slab of concrete was later transformed into an outdoor dining table – for free.
Don’t be afraid to approach construction sites and/or contractors and ask for waste material. Continue Reading
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
I’ll be the first to admit that the moment I enter a party store, I kind of lose my mind. SO MUCH STIMULI! Nearly irresistible stimuli, too. In a matter of minutes, my cart might be filled to the brim with seemingly “necessary” decorations, my original game plan (and budget) tossed right out the window. But there’s a way around this and it starts with a “D”.
Yes, you read that right. This den was transformed from its pale blue existence into something stylish and full of personality for just under $50. Don’t believe me? Read on!
This space was suffering from a severe identity crisis, splitting its function between craftroom, playroom, guest room, and storage room. With a bit of determination and a belief in creativity over cost, the homeowners set to work transforming it into a dedicated space to relax and watch movies aka The Den. Continue Reading
Would you be up to the challenge of transforming a bedroom from drab to fab with a budget of $100 and a restricted time frame? It sounds almost unfeasible (and incredibly stressful), but this crafty homeowner did just that.
Clara of the fabulous blog The Home In Paradise, refused to let a small budget and limited time stop her from creating an oasis for her daughter Nadia. Using a bit of elbow grease, creativity, and a whole lot of paint, she transformed this bedroom into a relaxing, light-filled space. Continue Reading