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How to Hang Curtains. Share This LinkCopy Ugly window treatments are the thorn in almost every renter's rear.

How to Hang Curtains

Plastic mini blinds — or worse, vertical blinds — are automatic aesthetic killers, but they can be remedied for a shockingly small amount of money. The key to making dirt-cheap window treatments look like a million dollars is as easy as knowing where to shop and mastering the designer tricks for hanging them properly. This foolproof formula will instantly elevate the look of any room — we promise! Start With the Classics: White Linen Curtains + Black Curtain Rods You cannot go wrong with white linen curtains and black rods with simple finials. Find Affordable Versions of the Classics. How to Hang Curtains. Designer-Inspired Nailhead Table for $6. Since it is Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share the tutorial for one of my favorite projects I have ever finished.

Designer-Inspired Nailhead Table for $6

I originally shared this project on Décor Hacks, but this is the first time I have published the tutorial on Mad in Crafts. I had inherited a bedside table that was in desperate need of a facelift, but I didn’t have the budget for a major makeover. 23 Ways To Trick People Into Thinking You Hired An Interior Decorator. 27 Cheap Ways To Upgrade Your Home. How to Paint Wooden Furniture - The Frugal Girl.

I know-this post has been a long time coming!

How to Paint Wooden Furniture - The Frugal Girl

After I wrote about my painted freecycle furniture, lots of you asked for a tutorial about how to paint wooden furniture and I’m finally getting around to it. While I’m not a professional painter and my paint jobs aren’t perfect, I hope that reading about what I’ve learned will be helpful to you. Before I start, though, I should probably warn old furniture lovers to leave until this post is over. Eleven Ways To Update and Makeover An Outdated Or Damaged Dining Table.

When I shared my cerused dining table makeover yesterday, I had several people comment and say that their own dining table needed a bit of an update as well.

Eleven Ways To Update and Makeover An Outdated Or Damaged Dining Table

Since I know that probably not everyone wants a cerused dining table, I thought I’d bring you some other ideas (as well as helpful links) to get your creative juices flowing. No need to live with an outdated dining table when there are so many options for updating and making over your table! Here are some of my favorite ideas… Idea #1: Paint the apron and base a solid color, and re-stain the top in a rich stain color, like this dining table before and after from Blue 11 Interiors.

3 Tips to Mix & Match What You Have to Get the Style You Want. Welcome!

3 Tips to Mix & Match What You Have to Get the Style You Want

I'm so glad you are here! Sign up here to have your blog posts delivered right to your inbox to stay in touch. Mix & match what you have to get the style you want. Today’s post is inspired by a reader’s question on cottage style (and at the end of the post I’m linking to Layla of The Lettered Cottage who is answering her own blogger question about cottage style!) Dear Melissa, These Diagrams Are Everything You Need To Decorate Your Home. 7 Ways to Refresh the Look of an Existing (Old/Boring/Not You) Dining Table. (Image credit: Chris Stout-Hazard) You are not stuck with a dining table you don't like, even if you can't afford to buy a new one or have to stick with the one you have for some reason.

7 Ways to Refresh the Look of an Existing (Old/Boring/Not You) Dining Table

There are things that can be done, of the DIY variety, that can spice up a dining table and add a little delight to your dining room. Peruse this list of makeover options and decide if one might fit your dining style! 1. 40 Easy DIYs That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Home. 37 Ways To Disguise The Ugliest Parts Of Your Home. Rosy Red Buttons: tutorial {tuesday} Bed canopy Curtains. Incorporating Asian-Inspired Style Into Modern Décor. An Interior Decorator on the Best Antique Websites and Flea Markets. MZ Wallace alums, Jennifer Francis and Alice Wells dabble in the omnipotent worlds of fashion and philanthropy with their new company Kindred Black.

An Interior Decorator on the Best Antique Websites and Flea Markets

(Photo: Courtesy of Kindred Black) Dildos designed to energize your chakras and vintage denim were topics of passion and conversation for the girls behind the e-commerce site Kindred Black, as they chatted with the Observer in the nook of the Bowery hot spot, The Smile. The wunderkind Tavi Gevinson was seated a table over, from the site’s founders, Alice Wells and Jennifer Francis, who were sipping on iced lemon beverages. The former handbag mavens at the New York handbag brand MZ Wallace, spoke openly about their impact on the environment, the world of female entrepreneurship and their love of sustainable fashions. “Everyone loves a perfectly broken in pair of Levi’s,” Wells said of Kindred Black’s recent vintage jean launch and partnership with photographer Kava Gorna, the photographer behind a book of beautiful butts, 100 Cheeks. The 5 Best User-Friendly Interior Design Apps.

If taking the hassle and guesswork out of revamping your home sounds like a breath of fresh air, then you’ll want to check out our roundup of the best user friendly interior design apps on the market.

The 5 Best User-Friendly Interior Design Apps

Now you can stay abreast of trends and plan your next project from the palm of your hand. Whether you’re building a new home, remodeling your existing one, or simply trying to redecorate an outdated space, these undertakings have the potential to become very stressful in an instant. Attempting to stay within budget and on schedule, keeping ideas and plans organized, visualizing the space, and even arguing with your sigg-O over which shade of beige works best in the living room are some of the common challenges homeowners face when trying to give their space a facelift.

Fortunately, for your convenience, we’ve gathered a few of the most popular and well-rated–and all free! –mobile apps on the market, so pull up a chair and let’s get started! 1. 2. How to Cover a Duvet the EASY Way {The Two Minute Duvet Cover Trick} Out-the-door Box Storage. MY DIY | Out-the-door Box Storage DIY PROJECT, Home DIY If you knew how much time I spent looking for my ______ (insert keys, wallet, sunglasses here), you would really start to question my brain functionality.

Out-the-door Box Storage

Add Some Color To Your Space With These Easy DIY Ice Dye Pillows. Inexpensive Home Decor Tips and Tricks - Cheap Home Improvement Ideas. I wanted my home — which has four kids living inside it — to look and feel cozy and aesthetically fabulous, but we couldn't spend tons of money to accomplish or maintain that look.

Inexpensive Home Decor Tips and Tricks - Cheap Home Improvement Ideas

To keep our house looking good, we make financially wise choices while constantly going for a high-end look. We're also creative about where we look. 1. Get One Step Closer To Being An Adult With This DIY Mug Bar. 10 free tips interior designers charge a lot for. Removable Wallpaper: Temporary Wallpapers for Renters and Commitment-Phobes. Renters and homeowners with design commitment issues, rejoice!

Temporary wallpapers have improved leaps and bounds in the style department since they first debuted several years ago in totally lackluster patterns. These wallpaper roll and tile options will transform your bare walls in minutes, and—best yet—will come down just as fast, without costing you your security deposit. Read one writer's adventures in temporary wallpaper here. Columns of silvery-green succulents pop off a dark, moody black background—perfect for a focal wall.

Succulent Wallpaper, $99.95/roll, Wall Decoration Ideas, Photo Wall: How to Create, Organize, and Hang a Gallery Wall. So, you want to create a gallery wall in your home? We don't blame you—gallery walls are Pinterest gold and when done well are like a grown-up version of your middle-school mood board: a collage of photos and artwork that represent your personality, style, and experiences.

This may seem like a complicated project to undertake, but in reality, there are really just two things you need: the framed artwork and other wall decor you're going to hang and a layout plan for your space. Having a hold on both of those might seem daunting, though, so we're here to help you out! Different Types of Paint and Finishes - Oil Based Paint Vs Water Based Paint. Confused about which paint is best for your project? Don't skip the research. The type of paint you choose is just as important as the color, and can have a major effect on the character of your room.

How to Buy the Perfect Sofa. See more photos of: Read Caption Vogue may earn compensation on these sales through affiliate programs. Photographed by John Rawlings, Vogue, December 1945 Photo: Courtesy of Photo: Courtesy of Photo: Courtesy of Photo: Courtesy of Anthropologie Photo: Courtesy of How to Paint a Drop Cloth Rug & My Honest Thoughts On The After. You know what gets me excited about pinterest? Mr. Kate - DIY tapestry headboard.

Moving into a full size house in LA after leaving our tiny, two-bedroom, lower east side, NYC pad was really exciting for me and my roommate. but then, when we moved into our hollywood house, it got even better… we have an extra room! 28 Super Easy Yarn DIYs That Require Zero Knitting. 12 Stores That You'll Want To Cheat On IKEA With. 21 Kitchen Upgrades That You Can Actually Do Yourself. 23 Super Cute Contact Paper DIYs To Transform Your Home. How to Beautify Air Vents. One of the best things about being an interior-design-obsessed person is that you appreciate the small things in your home, from the crown molding on the ceiling down to the air vents on the baseboards.

And if those air vents are the standard unattractive ones found in most homes, they might be driving you nuts. That was the situation for blogger Hillary of The Friendly Home. When repainting her home, she took the boring vent grilles off so she could paint behind them, and when she was done she couldn't bring herself to put them back on. Instead, Hillary decided to beautify her air vents. She purchased some sheet metal with a vibrant pattern on it, cut it to fit over the vents, painted it, and secured it. Take a peek at the before and after pictures below, and check out the complete tutorial on The Friendly Home.

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40 Easy DIYs That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Home. 3-Step Cat Ladder Feline Furniture. IKEA Hack - Litter Box from Byholma Chest - Nocturnal Knits - Ruminations on knitting at 3 a.m. and home of the Giganto-blanket. DIY - How to Make a Cat Window PerchDIY Show Off. DIY Watercolor Mug. How to Correctly Hang Curtains. 10 Home decor mistakes to avoid — and how to get it right. 21 Weird Home Decorating Tricks That Might Actually Work. Mattress Buying Guide - How to Choose a Mattress.

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