Want to spend less in 2011? These budget-friendly makeover ideas will help you keep your resolution.
Plus: How to take time for you, save money, and simplify your space this new year.
A queen-size bed frame can easily set you back $2,000. A salvaged door? This one cost about $25. And, thanks to a little paint, your color options expand beyond boring black, white, or brown.
Instructions: How to Make a Headboard
2. Hurricane Candle
Awaken the artisan from within by handcrafting your own candle. Pour the wax into unique shapes or keep it classic with a Hurricane candle.
Instructions: How to Make a Candle
All of those old school supplies finally come in handy! This striped vase is comprised of colored pencils for a cheerful complement to flowers.
Instructions: How to Make a Vase
4. Magnetic Message Board
Turn a message board into a craft project. Use an old frame for antique appeal and make an extra one while you're at it because these are great gifts.
Instructions: How to Make a Message Board
5. Display Shelves
Make ornate shelving without spending a bundle. Plus, you'll get some personal satisfaction from making a hands-on contribution to your home.
Instructions: How to Make Display Shelves
Recycle an old dresser by transforming it into a bookcase with character. Use wallpaper to line the insides for a pop of color. The end result: an eyesore is now extra storage - at a fraction of the cost.
Instructions: How to Make a Bookcase
Keep reading this article for more ideas!
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