A Whole Mess of Staples « Manhattan Nest. He upholsters an Ikea bedframe using an army blanket and it come in under $100. My hero.
A Curtain at the Front Door | Apartment Therapy. When we lived in houses where the front door opened directly into the living room I always wanted to hang a heavy curtain over the door, at least to make the room seem cozier and less sidewalk adjacent.