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5 budget friendly home d.i.y. ideas

17th Mar '17 • By Kelly Milburn

Below we have a lot of fun and inexpensive D.I.Y. ideas you can complete this weekend. You can undertake the project yourself or get your whole family on board!



Unique Furniture Finds

Keep your eyes open for nearby garage sales and stay updated on the op shop inventory and you never know, you just might find something great. Home décor heaven for people on a budget, these places can sometimes really surprise you with some truly unique stuff. You must rummage through the sales and look really hard in order to find what you want and like. But in the end, it all pays off. You might find something interesting that could set your room of and is within your budget!


These items are most likely going to need a little love before you bring them into your home. Grab some sandpaper and polish and bring these old furniture items to life.

Decorate with Glassware

Make use of your beautiful sets of glassware and put them out on display! Normally kept hidden inside kitchen cabinets, glassware can be used as an effective decoration for your kitchen. A great D.I.Y idea is to install open shelves in the kitchen or the dining room and place cutlery on top.  


Make a Tray with Old, Small Decorative Mirrors

Add a little glamour to your home by converting old, decorative mirrors to display trays. All you need for this is an old mirror, hot glue gun, beads and spray paint (optional).


You can also cut old mirrors into a tray of your choice, this is a perfect way to repurpose both old mirrors and trays.


Paint Front Door

Any home D.I.Y idea is incomplete without paint. It’s a genius hack for upgrading any part of the house and it’s a lot of fun! A budget friendly idea is to put a fresh coat on your front door. It’s amazing how a much a simple colour change can brighten up your home. Tip - use a bold shade for attention grabbing results. 


Update Lamps

If you’re good at painting, take out your supplies and give your shade a whole new look. Other ideas include sewing lace or create an entirely lamp shade new design using the power of glue. It’s super fun and super affordable! 


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