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You Can Make A Gigantic Area Rug For Under $30…Here’s How!

Finding a cheap and chic area rug is pretty difficult. But when Stephanie of A Scoop of Sherbert saw a friend’s DIY creation, she knew she’d found a solution to this tricky task.

All you need are some carpet squares, creativity, and a roll of carpet seam tape!

First things first, she needed a ton of carpet squares.

Stephanie recommends shopping around at a bunch of carpet stores. They generally will have plenty that you can buy for cheap — she got hers for $1/piece!

Following her friend’s original inspiration, the crafter taped all her pieces together with duct tape…

But when she went to flip the massive carpet over, it didn’t go so well. The failed first attempt didn’t cause her to give up, though.

She started fresh, arranging her squares in a new pattern.

Stephanie says that you may not get all the same color, but keeping with the same texture and carpet type will help it look like a seamless piece.

Instead of duct tape, this time she found a carpet-specific adhesive!

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You peel off the white film to reveal the sticky side, then use it to bond your carpet squares together.

Instead of flipping all the squares over, she placed them one at a time, right side up, simply sticking one side and then the other in place.

What a great fit!

If you don’t want it to slide around, just put shelf liner under it.

What a cool look! You’d never know this wasn’t from a fancy home store.

(source A Scoop of Sherbert)

What a beautiful result! It just goes to show that with a little trial and error, you can make something so perfect and affordable for your home.

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19 Awesome IKEA Furniture Hacks You Have To Try Right Now

IKEA is known for its huge selection of simple furniture options. Well, that and their notoriously impossible directions for assembling said furniture.

But if you’re looking for something a little more high-end (yet can’t bear to part with half of your savings), you shouldn’t overlook the big-box store. With a few key upgrades that are quite easy to execute, you can turn your run-of-the-mill dresser into an epic bookcase.

Have a look at how you can give your boring furniture a new life!

1. Make this step stool into a cute side table or a statement piece in your child’s bedroom.

2. All you have to do to upgrade this clock is hang it with an old belt.

3. Turn an average headboard into an amazing one with some stikwood.

4. When you flip this shelving unit on its side, you can turn it into a dining banquette.

5. Add some crown molding to simple bookcases and slap on a ladder — what a difference!

6. Simple embellishments and some paint can upgrade just about any piece of furniture.

7. Guests will never guess this side table was once a laundry hamper.

8. Reinvent this table simply by replacing the legs.

9. Make your couch look like a million bucks by tufting the cushions.

10. Create some rustic charm by adding a log slice to a stool.

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11. Get the kids involved with this one — all you need are some Sharpies and this chair.

12. You can make a farm-style table with two smaller tables and some plywood.

13. If you want to start an indoor herb garden, make it happen with a wine rack.

14. Make chic cat perches using shelving units.

15. All it takes is a little gold leaf to make your desk-turned-media-center into a work of art!

16. This jewelry tray would look perfect on any dresser. (No one will know it’s a $5 frame!)

17. A small bookcase becomes an adorable bar cart with some simple wheels.

18. Transform your bathroom into a spa with some deck wood!

19. And the easiest for last — make cork heat pads into statement bulletin boards for your office.

Never settle for subpar furniture ever again.

Which project will you try first?

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/ikea-hacks-for-days/