Decorating your home can be costly. Luckily, it is not necessary to splurge on some overpriced decor. Consider affordable ideas that still guarantee a classy look. Make your home cozier with a little creative effort. You will be impressed by the variety of options!
All you need is suitable materials and imagination. Check the Menards weekly ad preview on rabato.com to save on your DIY shopping. The attractive design should not cost a fortune! Besides, you will be proud to present these homemade items to your guests. Here are our top recommendations.
1. Nautical Vase
Think twice before throwing an old vase away. With enough jute rope, you can turn it into a stylish interior item. Use hot-glue to stick it around the vase, and voila! The vessel has a brand new beach-ready look.
2. Cabinet Tray
An old cabinet door can be easily turned into a chic tray or cheeseboard. All you need is some paint and a couple of drawer pulls. Such homemade trays are perfect accessories for your home TV viewing: get cheap building materials and let the transformation commence!
The process involves three uncomplicated steps. First, use wood filler to make the surface even and let it dry. Paint the door (prior sanding may be necessary). Finally, pre-drill holes and screw your pullers in.
3. Blanket Ladder
Repurpose your ladder as a statement item. Paint it if necessary and get a suitable blanket. Be creative: decorate the latter with huge tassels and pom-poms on one side. This adds a bit of cute fuzziness to your room.
4. Wall-Mounted Easel Roll
Attach an easel roll to the wall and let your kids’ imagination run wild. Now, their passion for drawing is harmless. On the one hand, such wall-mounted easels provide an easy way to display their masterpieces. On the other hand, they may be used for shopping lists, reminders and messages to family members.
5. Patterned Dresser
It is hard to find a house without the affordable RAST dresser from IKEA. Priced at just 35 dollars, it is a sturdy piece of furniture that may be decorated in a myriad ways. Get two dressers and turn them into a stylish desk. Alternatively, use it as a canvas for your creativity. All you need is hardware, paint, and wallpaper.
The most basic way is to paint your set of drawers. Give them a couple of coats of some eye-catching hue and attach brass or golden pulls. Do not be afraid of bold colors. How about vivid orange or green? Choose whatever matches your interior and make it glossy! Alternatively, get some stylish wallpaper and glue it to the drawers. Give the frame a matching high-gloss shade. Crew in some classy pulls – and the job is done!
7. Book Side Table
If you have a stack of books you will never read, put them to good use. The idea is best for several books with identical designs (e.g., encyclopedias). Basically, you glue them to one another to create support for a tabletop. Begin by making a box frame out of cut trim. It must fit around one of the books. Next, nail the element to the underside, and paint the tabletop.
Take a long dowel and glue it to the center of the underside. Drill a hole fitting the dowel through the center of each volume. Stack them, glue together, and skewer the dowel through. For a classier look, twist the books in a spiral fashion before attaching them.
8. Cork Lamp
A lamp base made from a bulletin board is unusual and extremely handy. All you need is a piece of board that may be wrapped around the base of your lamp. You may need to drill a hole in the back for the cord. The final step is to cover the top of the base with a circle of appropriate size. Use hot glue.
These eight ideas are affordable and simple to implement. Do not be afraid to experiment with old stuff! DIY is fun, and it can breathe new life into any old interior element.