February 2016

Budget-Friendly Makeovers: Thrift Store Artwork

Make your own artwork by refinishing and hanging old frames and filling them with whatever grabs your fancy. Multiples in paintings provide punch. Take the same approach with…

Frames-in-frames

Budget-Friendly Makeovers: Thrift Store Gallery Wall

Give old frames new life. This entire wall of art was created for under $50, including the paint! Shop for interesting picture frames at yard sales, flea markets,…

Budget-Friendly Makeovers: The Bathroom

We took a stuck-in-the-seventies bathroom and gave it an affordable update with better flooring, pretty cottage patterns, new paint finishes, and beach-hued tiles. This dark and dizzying wallpaper…

Budget-Friendly Makeovers: The Guest Bedroom

Lively layers of dynamic color, vintage finds, and space-stretching strategies reanimate a sleepy guest room without breaking the budget. Neither warm nor inviting, this guest bedroom needed a…

vintage photos and cameras

DIY Projects with Vintage Photographs

Blow the dust off those boxes of old photographs and craft some engaging accents and sweet gifts for family and friends while celebrating times past. Scan and print…

Decorate a Lovable Mug for Valentine’s Day

Looking for a cute and quick, but useful Valentine’s Day gift? Decorating a ceramic mug for a friend or lover is doable for even the most craft-challenged artist….

How to Style Your Shelves

Put your tastes and design aesthetic on display fearlessly with these simple styling steps. Step 1: Choose a bookcase or shelving that works with the style of your…

How to Style Your Coffee Table

Follow our stylist’s steps to a chic look for your coffee table. Anchor items on the table with a tray. Choose one that mimics the shape of your…