Small Budget, Big Impact Part 3: Tips 7, 8 and 9!

Small Budget, Big Impact Part 3: Tips 7, 8 and 9!

Angie Cho
Jul 5, 2011

A small budget never has to hinder great style. Personalize or update your style with these low cost tips. With big impact tips that involve fun wallpaper, bright chairs and chalkboard paint, there's no bland or conventional here. (This set of tips is the last of a three part series. For the first two parts, please see the links at the end of this post.) Read more for details.

Tip #7: Chalkboard paint your kitchen cabinet doors.
Creative and informative, the whole household will know where everything is and have fun at the same time in this chalkboard painted kitchen. Paint the fronts of cabinets and list everything that's inside. The kitchen will be message central, not to mention occupy kids for hours.

Tip #8: Use colorful chairs around your dining table.
Vibrant chairs add instant punch or drama to your space. To keep costs down, buy used or paint existing chairs. Auction sites, Craigslist or your local thrift store are great options.

Tip #9: Apply non-toxic wallpaper (preferably made with recycled paper) on an accent wall, or install two to three tall, oversized picture frames as a diptych or triptych.
Wallpaper has seen a welcome resurgence in recent times with tasteful pattern makers like Amy Butler coming into the scene. Wallpaper isn't just for grandma's bathroom anymore. Shown here: Amy Butler for Graham & Brown. $85.00/roll

Related Posts:
Small Budget, Big Impact Part 1: Tips 1, 2 and 3!
Small Budget, Big Impact Part 2: Tips 4, 5 and 6!

(Images: as linked, Open Aire Market, Emily A. Clark)

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