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Creating a carpet runner at SCRAP
Even if your budget for home-related expenses has shrunk, it doesn't necessarily mean that you can't spruce things up a bit for the new season. The SF Chronicle shares some useful ideas and resources for updating your home on a budget.

From a carpet runner made of remnants to hosting an art swap with friends, this article is filled with inexpensive ways to freshen up your decor. They also provide several local resources for reusable art and decor supplies, including one of our favorites, SCRAP. You can find the entire article here.

Image: Eric Luse for the SF Chronicle