Cut a Rug
Wine and Design
Draw the Eye
Help an ordinary medicine cupboard adopt a more hospitable posture by lining it with contact paper and adding some chalkboard paint. Acrylic organizers lend additional charm and cure clutter.
You reap what you don't sew—in the case of these no-sew blinds. These no-fuss window dressings are designed to let in natural light in no time. Fold the top edge of your favorite fabric and glue magnets into the fold to display these positively magnetic shades that can be installed and removed from a metal door, all without any hardware at all.
Blue Ribbon Idea
If a limited budget and dimensions have closed the door on your interior design dreams, open up a new possibility with mirrored closet doors. Using mirror adhesive, adorn the faces of the doors with full-length mirrors that reflect elegance from top to bottom.
Dip-dying can upgrade a plain, ceramic garden pot into a cheerful home for your container garden. Dip pots halfway into a bowl of tie-dye and water before drying it and nurturing your indoor plant in style.
This dip-dyed lampshade casts a friendly glow while evoking the grandeur of the Northern Lights. Moisten the bottom rim of a cloth lampshade before dipping it into Tulip dye. The dye will travel up along the fibers to create this stunning effect.
If these walls could talk, they might share the secret to their success: washi tape, a paper tape that can embellish barren walls at a bargain price. Make the walls and your eyes pop with a crisscross pattern fashioned from washi tape.
Living on the Edge
These no-sew pillowcases use stitch witchery, a hemming adhesive, and rickrack, a braided trimming, to add that certain something. Sandwich the rickrack into the stitch witchery and iron it onto the pillowcase for statement-making, scalloped-edge cushions.
Raise the Bar
These color-dipped stools will become your go-to bar buddy. To make your own, tape off bargain wooden stools in an attractive pattern and spray paint them to achieve a basic dip-dyed look, stripes, or gradients. Remove the tape and sit back to admire your work.
A Leg Up
Surge of Creativity
For a custom-look washer/dryer set to match a laundry room makeover, there's nothing so easy and and affordable as electrical tape. Adhere the tape in stripes, squares, or a crisscross pattern to create an electric atmosphere.
If you have the money to hire a handyman for every household woe, go ahead. But if you want to hang on to your cash and exercise some self-sufficiency, check out these clever products that solve a million and one little problems around the house. Go now!