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Five Decorating Tips That Will
Cost You Less Than $10 Each
Ideas that will flatter your home without flattening your
By Whitney Acke of ChicBlvd.com
Have you ever walked into a new friend’s home and
find yourself completely jealous of their fantastic décor?
When someone devotes time to decorating, you can tell!
Being thrifty and creative can get you a long way in the
world of decorating.
You can always use the money you save by decorating for
less and spend it on that new pair of shoes you’ve
Unified Photo Frames
Photos are an easy way to dress up walls and everyone always
has a ton of them to show off. So, hit up your local
discount or “dollar” store and find three
to nine inexpensive frames. If you have old frames of
your own, you can use them as well. Just spray paint
them black to match.
Then choose your wall, and line the frames up (side by
side or in rows) with your favorite black and white snapshots
Beading Is Where It Is
Want to know how to turn a basic lamp into a chic accessory
all of your friends will long for? The trick is to use
Beading can be purchased at any craft store. You can buy
in already constructed and sewn onto beautiful ribbons
for less than $10 per package.
Using your glue gun, attach the ribbon portion of the
beading strip to the inner edge of your lamp shade. You
will love the results and the entire task takes less than
Discount Fabric Galore
If you watch a lot of home makeover shows, you probably
notice the expert designers use a lot of fabric in their
Try checking in the discount bins at your local craft
store to find inexpensive fabric. When they mark something
down to $1 a yard or less, jump on it! Then utilize that
old piece of plywood you have in the shed and a hefty staple
gun to create a unique headboard covered in fabric, or
sew yourself some fantastic new drapes.
Nesting Boxes For Less…Much Less
Do you love the dramatic look of nesting boxes? Nesting
boxes can be terrific not only for your home’s
décor but also for hiding mail, photos, or other
things you don’t want cluttering up your room!
To create your own boxes, simply find old shoe boxes with
lids. Then paint the boxes to match your home décor,
glue beading on the edges or a ribbon flat across the top,
and display them when they are finished.
Glass Can Be Art Too!
Sometimes a room’s look can be pulled together using
a piece of art…or a few pieces of art. If you only
have $10 to spare, think about using glass as art. Hit
the local craft outlet and find 5 similar vases, oil lamps,
or glass balls. Group them together on a table and call