9 Cheap and Cheerful Home Ideas

Photo by: Kip Dawkins
For less than $10...Give your bookshelf a fashion moment.
A patterned backdrop is gorgeous--and so easy. Just measure the space of each cubby and cut a piece of cardboard to those... more 
Photo by: Kip Dawkins
For less than $10...Give your bookshelf a fashion moment.
A patterned backdrop is gorgeous--and so easy. Just measure the space of each cubby and cut a piece of cardboard to those dimensions. (Check the fit before going further.) Using fabric, wallpaper, or even your favorite wrapping paper, tightly wrap the cardboard like a gift. Push it to the back of the shelf: done!

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Fri, Oct 26, 2012 10:16 AM EDT
The best D.I.Y. home decor projects deliver a satisfying "I did it!" payoff in an afternoon, or better yet, an hour. John and Sherry Petersik, the smarties from the home blog Young House Love, whose book goes on sale November 6, are all about that -- and sticking to a budget. REDBOOK.


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