Don't you love how my apple lap top cord is in there? Drat!
What can you do with a nail, a piece of fabric and a leather belt? You can give your room a makeover that's for sure! My husband and I live in a small one bedroom apartment with a living-room, kitchen, bedroom and the cutest breakfast nook you've ever seen - but we've had such a hard time maximizing the space until last week when we had a revelation.
The Shower-Curtain Proxy:
We fancy ourselves hospitable - always looking for a chance to entertain or play the host but with a one-bedroom that can be a bit difficult, especially for guests who traverse afar! So like any DIY Diva when my good friend was staying over I grabbed a shower curtain that we got as a wedding present, cut holes in the top and strung it across a curtain rod to give her privacy during the night.
She loved the addition and after she left Hubs suggested we get something to go there permanently. So I went to Target with a $20 deco budget - grabbed a curtain for $16.99 - along with a box of goldfish and two brownie mixes (I can never get out of there with just one item!) And set to work hanging the curtain.
Now hanging the beast was only half the dilemma. Once I had it up I had to figure out how to draw it back. So I went digging in my craft box and found my favorite leather belt that had broken a week after I bought it from TJ Maxx, way back when. I knew it was the perfect item to do the job.
Why did I use a leather belt to drape the swag?
A ribbon would have been fine - but not nearly given the room as much character as it has now, also a belt has great things called holes that make easy and sturdy hanging. Since I have taken one too many trips to the ER on account of a rogue exacto knife - I'm always looking for things that have precut holes.
The finished product:
So what do you think?! The hubs and I are definitely excited about it and since cheap, classy decor is my MO. I'd say this DIY adventure was a success!
Other sites I love for doable DIY Decor:
What items have you re-purposed in your decorating? How do you approach decorating (which can seem like an endless process) when you're on a budget?