Decor

11 Dec 2013

DIY: Dollar-Store Decor

$3 to make three hanging pom-poms, DIY-style. I’m usually extremely well-behaved during the week. Between free breakfast food at work and going to classes at the gym instead of happy hours at night, I can get from Monday to Friday without spending too much moolah. Come the weekend, though, and

Rene Beight - Femme Frugale 2
09 Aug 2012

Oakland’s Gilliam-esque Cafe Van Kleef

            Just a fraction of the collection of oddities at Cafe Van Kleef   Oakland is not San Francisco, and therein lies what attracts and repels many people to and from the East Bay city.  San Francisco in the west, framed by delicate curls of

Fatt Mink 0
06 Jul 2011

DIY: Cork Crafts

Image courtesy designsponge.com Cork is largely unappreciated – not only is it the most environmentally way to seal up a bottle of tasty vino, but the Cork Oak forests are the native habitat of the Iberian Lynx (which is one bad-ass lookin’ cat, no?). Planet Earth lesson aside, cork is

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 3
01 Jun 2011

DIY: Buttons, Buttons…Who’s Got the Buttons?

Last week, I told you all about my trip Maker Faire and some super-simple button crafts. But here’s the thing, once I start digging into good craft ideas, it’s often hard to stop – and buttons were no different. There are actually a bunch of good ideas for buttons, which

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 1
11 May 2011

DIY Paper Garlands

It’s no secret that I love a good street score – every true broke-ass can appreciate the low, low price of nothing – and one of the easiest things to snag curb-side is magazines and books. With everyone claiming print is dead; folks are ditching their bound books all over

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 1
04 May 2011

DIY Stencils

Image Courtesy Workshop.com If you’ve lived in San Francisco for any length of time you probably know Jeremy Novy’s Koi fish stencils – in fact, it’d be hard not to notice them since there are over 2,000 koi stencils spread throughout the city. I have a particular fondness for the

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 1
20 Apr 2011

DIY Headboards

Beds themselves are decidedly not broke-ass, trust me, I’m in bad need of a new mattress and shopping for one is beyond depressing and involves a lot of cussing, drinking and procrastinating. However, bed accessories like bedding and headboards are much easier to DIY, and so much more fun to

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 0
06 Oct 2010

DIY Decor: The Light-Switch Cover.

Like most things in life, Etsy has already done it better than you I do firmly believe, despite the cliche, that the little things that matter. If it makes the world more livable to have skull socks or sushi bandaids, then so be it! There’s no reason to be bland.

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