DIY for Days: Transform Your Space on a Dime

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It is okay to feel that itch to change things in your home. Sure, it may not always be possible to make those big updates, but you do not always have to spend the big bucks to transform your space. The following are five things you can easily do around your home without spending much.

Shop at the Thrift Store

One inexpensive way to change your home is to visit a thrift store. Now, you are going to have to go to a number of them to find enough pieces to transform your house, but it can be done. Ask someone at the thrift store when they stock new items if you do not get lucky on your first hunting trip.

Repurpose a Bit

It may be time to look at the things you already have, and see if you can repurpose them and make them look completely different. For example, you can break apart a wooden dresser that you do not like and make a small coffee table. Of course, this is something you can do if you have some DIY woodworking skills.

Repaint Items

Okay, those who do not have the skills to do a little woodworking may want to consider re-painting some of your pieces. All you need is patience, a little imagination, and some paint to completely revolutionize the overall feeling of a furniture piece. You want to make sure that you come up with an overall color theme before you start painting to make sure things are coherent.

Embroider Something

Some of your furniture is upholstered so you cannot paint it, but you can still change those pieces. One way you can do that is by using embroidery artwork through a company like EmbroideryDesigns.com. The sky is the limit because you can design anything you want to place over a piece of furniture. Keep in mind that you can easily remove this piece without damaging the piece you decide to update.

Turn Things into Art

You can also use paint to turn your furniture into works of art. You can do this all over your home to give it an artistic flair. Be sure not to overdo it, but this is one way to update your home without spending much. Some people use specialized paint to paint their windows, too, so the sky is the limit.

Hopefully, some of these suggestions make it easy for you to change the way your home looks. Most of these updates can be undone, so you do not have to worry about trying things out first to see if your idea works. You can also talk to an interior decorator for additional ideas.

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Broken Arrow, OK

Meghan Belnap is a freelance writer who enjoys spending time with her family. She loves being in the outdoors and exploring new opportunities whenever they arise. Meghan finds happiness in researching new topics that help to expand her horizons. You can often find her buried in a good book or out looking for an adventure.

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