Posts Tagged: DIY projects

10 Simple DIY Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas
10 Simple DIY Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas

10 Simple DIY Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Here’s another oldie but goodie, updated from our archives — Audra’s take on simple DIY Christmas trees. (OK, the last one is by Martha Stewart, so it’s a little more elaborate.) The first holiday season I ever spent in my very own apartment, I went a little crazy. I was absolutely convinced that I had…
DIY IKEA Vanity for $50
DIY IKEA Vanity for $50

DIY IKEA Vanity for $50

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’ve always thought vanities (aka dressing tables) as something for the rich, or at least richer than a broke college student. However, this winter I was able to create my dream vanity for less than $50. At my new vanity, I start each day, sipping coffee and doing my hair & makeup. It’s absolutely dreamy! Table, $25  Linnmon…
DIY Decorating: Dreamy or Disaster?
DIY Decorating: Dreamy or Disaster?

DIY Decorating: Dreamy or Disaster?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As the self-proclaimed cheapskate that I am, I’m always trying to find new ways to save money while furnishing my new apartment. Of course, one of the first things I go to is “Do-It-Yourself” projects and it’s easy to be swept up in the DIY excitement. The idea of putting your own stamp on your…
Apartment Décor DIY: Nautical Rope Shelf
Apartment Décor DIY: Nautical Rope Shelf

Apartment Décor DIY: Nautical Rope Shelf

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The one month date for our apartment move is upon us, and let’s just say that it hasn’t been smooth sailing the entire way. I like to joke that our apartment has gone through three phases from the moment the lease was signed: 1) Void. 2) The Hazard Zone. 3) Work in Progress. We are…
5 Green DIY Ideas For Your Apartment
5 Green DIY Ideas For Your Apartment

5 Green DIY Ideas For Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Do you feel that in the air? It’s the change in seasons, heralded by green leaves lining branches, birds chirping in the morning, and rays of sunlight streaking through the clouds. When the seasons change, so do our lifestyles. We spend more time outside, we change our wardrobes, putting the boots back in storage and…