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"I hung pieces of old wood around the kitchen to give it a old distressed barn feel.    I would love to distress and ding up the cabinets but my husband would definitely kill me, so I’m just going to stick to the wood pieces."

from HGTV

Window Treatment Ideas

No one would ever believe that these curtains cost around $18, including hardware. Michael from Inspired by Charm found this cheery fabric on clearance and hung it using pieces of chain link hooked onto oversized nails.

from Home for Now

33 Ways to Decorate a Rental — On a Budget!

Do you remember IKEA's colorful kitchen backsplashes from a few seasons ago? What looked at the time to be elaborate tile or mosaic patterns was actually just IKEA fabric hung behind plexiglass! Since then this idea has popped up around the internet as one DIY backsplash solution for rental kitchens.

from This Old House

28 Thrifty Ways to Customize Your Kitchen

28 Thrifty Ways To Customize Your Kitchen - creative ways to update your kitchen, whatever your style.

DIY - Laundry Help! Shirts & slacks come out of the dryer & get hung immediately & sprayed w/ homemade febreeze/downy (fewer wrinkles). Also, suit jackets, clothes worn for an hour (e.g. church) - hang & spray those too! Less washing, less ironing = happy mom! It is a piece of pre-made deck/patio railing from Home Depot - Hubby cut & hung it for me.

from Better Homes and Gardens

Open Storage Ideas

Here, a wall-hung shelving unit provides storage for a collection of everyday dishware and serving pieces. Strips of crown molding were added to the top of the unit to give it a furniture-style finish

from This Old House

How to Design a Cozy Cottage-Style Interior

A vintage hutch is updated with cubby organizers. | Photo: David Prince |


Organized Kids' Spaces

Love this idea for putting multiple hooks on an entranceway wall for hanging coats and umbrellas. Also smart: the storage bench is a narrow bookshelf turned sideways, with a cushion cover. You can even add casters.