Wouldn't it be nice if there were some kind of grant that would allow people with exceptional taste to decorate their spaces however they please? It's a nice idea, but we live in the real world, where more often than not extraordinary taste is paired with a less than extraordinary budget. But that doesn't mean you can't have the home of your dreams — you just have to get smart. Here are five sneaky solutions that will have your home looking like a million bucks — without you having to spend, well, a million bucks.
What do you do with those treat vehicles, post-Easter? Transform the ubiquitous plastic eggs into geodes, jockeys, minions, monsters and so many other adorable creations and awesome critters. Here's hoping the bunny brings me plenty!
Sometimes we find ourselves in the most cliché nerd predicament: a leaking or exploding ink pen (where was your pocket protector when you needed it!?). But you can put away your inhaler, because removing an ink blob is easier than you think. Just grab some milk and vinegar and get to the stain ASAP!
Aimee's twin toddlers had done a number on her dining set, but she was hesitant to shell out for something new while they still have an appetite for destruction. Inspired by kitchen counter DIYs, this IKEA table gets a tough new top:
For those amongst us who have a strong urge to stick with "perfectly good" spaces that have "nothing wrong" with them, either look away or be inspired. Becky's kitchen was fine, but she didn't love it. So she and her husband ditched what they didn't like and made it a room they truly love:
Whether you're trying to be less tethered to your phone while you're home, or you just need to establish one place where the chargers live, a charging station might be just the solution you're looking for.
I'm fairly sure my lifelong obsession with pegboards can be traced back to my first reading of that time-honored classic, The Berentstain Bears and the Messy Room. In it, the cubs' room is transformed from disastrously messy to squeaky clean — and the centerpiece of their gloriously organized new space is a pegboard, built by Papa Bear and proudly displaying puppets and hats and baseball bats. I realized then that if you ever want to hang a bunch of things of all different shapes and sizes on the wall, pegboard is the way to do it.