Budget Decorating

upcycled thrift store end table with cocktail glasses

How to Distress Furniture with Chalk Paint

How often have you seen an outdated end table in a thrift store and wondered what you could do with it? With these instructions, I’ll show you how to distress furniture with chalk paint into a modern look that will look great in your living room or den. It’s a cheap and easy furniture upcycle […] Read more…

brown paper bag woven basket against marble background

Paper Basket Weaving

I love a good upcycling project. Not only is it cheap, but it’s fun to figure out how to repurpose items. So when I figured out how to reuse a brown paper bag for this paper basket weaving craft, I was excited! If you opt for a paper bag rather than a plastic bag at […] Read more…

Schoolroom-style hanging map

Make a Vintage Schoolroom-Style Hanging Map

Easy tutorial to make a vintage schoolroom-style hanging map. Maps are a great conversation starter. And they instantly have you dreaming of places to travel. Which is why I love having this hanging world map in my room. With the bright colors and inspiration for wanderlust, maps also make great artwork. Here’s how I turned […] Read more…

Thrifty college dorm decorating tips

Thrifty & Pretty College Dorm Decorating Ideas

Whether you or someone you know is going off to college, or you’re just looking for a few inexpensive but stylish tips, check out these college dorm room ideas. These clever DIY tips are perfect for decorating and organizing any space. Read more…

Master bedroom makeover

Master Bedroom Makeover: Before + After

Looking for master bedroom makeover ideas on a budget? See how paint, bedding, furniture, and accent decor can completely transform a room, for a look you’ll want to copy for your own cozy retreat. Read more…

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