15 DIYs $20 and Under

I love a good deal and how much better does it get when you can use your own hands to create or recreate something in a style that's all your own? Here are 15 DIY projects that can be done for $20 or under. Nothing beats unleashing that creativity!!


Window treatments don't have to cost a lot to be beautiful!



It only takes one piece of wood to make this cute bench!



These working shutters were made from 1x4s and 1x2s - anybody can make these!

Inexpensive wood trim makes an easy frame for  stretched canvas paintings.


Using veneer to dress up drawer fronts.

 Make a plain jane tray into a masterpiece - c'est 

très chic, non?



Add a cutting board top to a side table,so easy!

No space for a full sized desk? A piece of plywood and two brackets will solve that problem!

Have you wanted a greenhouse but never had the space for it? This tiny jewel of a greenhouse fits anywhere - even on a balcony!

A checkerboard finish gives this step stool a vintage country look.

Tea towels take on a new life in this bedroom.

This headboard was created with an old door, two pieces of lumber, some trim and paint.

Mason jars, spray paint, twine and a re-used soap pump create a super cute soap dispenser


3 pieces of 2x2x8s give new height to this coffee table turned bar table

Scrap wood display stepladder
It doesn't have to cost a lot to decorate.  I hope some of these ideas inspired you to create your own masterpieces!

Have a great week!



33 comments:

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

All of your fabulous DIY Projects on A Dime would fill a book!!!....and I will be first in line to buy it!...

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You get the award - seriously.

Write a book soon.

Christine Vandormolen said...

you have the best ideas Anne....I think I have most projects pinned already from the past...LOL

Cynthia said...

You know I love these projects

Cindy

Little Vintage Cottage said...

All such great and inexpensive projects Anne! I had not seen the tall boy turned apothecary cabinet yet. I really loved this idea.

Tania

Junkchiccottage said...

These are all great ideas and even better all can be done under 20 dollars.
Kris

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love all your projects... The indoor shutters are really beautiful.

Di said...

I agree with Magali the shutters are my all time fav, but the bench is so cute too.

ANNE said...

Thanks Di!

September Violets said...

You are ALWAYS an inspiration Anne! I love your cottage/country style and your "just do it" attitude! I really needed this post this morning as I'm dithering on my kitchen. Thank you for your advice on how my curtain fabric looks "fun"!! I think it has cleared some fogginess in my brain ;) Wendy x

Helene Peloquin said...

I am so inspired by your great ideas!

Hilda Rodgers said...

Your projects are beautiful Anne! I love how each of these is cheap and really adds to the decor in the space.

Elaina Newton said...

Oh my gosh, I love all these ideas, especially the tray! I've seen so many cool trays re purposed with corks and wine labels and then resold for $20+ at antique shops.

Vanessa said...

Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Marie Blackburn said...

You are one talented DIYer Anne!
Marie@The Interior Frugalista

Art and Sand said...

Well, I know you are talented, but seeing all your projects in one place is amazing.

Bobbie S said...

Such a great list of DIY projects. I especially like that they are budget friendly!

ANNE said...

Thank you Bobbie!

ANNE said...

That's the best compliment of all!

ANNE said...

Thanks Elaina! I love that tray... :)

LZ Cathcart said...

So many great ideas! I just don't know where to start! I definitely need more hours in the day :)

ANNE said...

Thank you LZ!

Amy Ellis said...

Pinning away over here, Anne, what a GREAT collection of CHEAP DIY PROJECT IDEAS!!

A Joyful Cottage said...

Love having all of these in one place. Pinning now! Thanks!

Andrea Hunter said...

You're so clever and handy Anne! How inspiring to have all these projects in one spot, seems like I should be able to tackle at least one of them...starting with that tray!
xo

Christie Selken said...

There are some really awesome ideas here...all in one place! Thanks for sharing these awesome ideas. Have a great week!

ANNE said...

Thanks Christie!

ANNE said...

Oh thank you Andrea! Have a great day!

Sheila Zeller said...

What a fantastic round-up of your genius DIYs! I love so many of them, especially the teatowels turned shams, the grain sack desk top, and the cutting board top on the end table. A great DIY go-to all in one place! :-)

heather meads said...

What an awesome post Anne! Specially now when we (I) have to save for the upcoming holiday season - you CAN still do all your DIY's without spending a lot!

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

Just love all your DIYs. Very nice!
Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick
http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

ANNE said...

Thank you Kathy!

Bliss said...

You know, your inside shutters are still my favorite. I find myself often looking at my windows wondering what one I can do that on.