16 DIYs To Make Your House Look Brand Spanking New

Diply 31 Mar 2018

While it's easy to change the decor around the house with the seasons, sometimes you get an itch for something more than pastel eggs at Easter.

But what do you do when swapping out decor isn't fixing the feeling of needing something new? I've got the answers.

Here are 16 hacks to make an old how feel new again. Not only are they affordable, but they're super simple to do yourself too!

1. Use what you already have as decor. 

Designer Trapped | DesignerTrapped

So you love books? Show off your collection by using them as wall art. These floating bookshelves are easy to DIY and super cheap to make, too!

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2. Give your door knobs a makeover. 

Handle The Heat | Handle The Heat

Who says you have to have plain old silver or gold door knobs? Add a pop of color to an otherwise boring door by spray painting your door handles whatever color expresses you best!

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3. Add more dimension to your stairs. 

Heathered Nest | Heathered Nest

People will stop and stare at these steps! I would have never thought about upgrading the stairs, but a little paint and tape can really transform an old space.

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4. Upgrade your medicine cabinet.

Design Improvised | Design Improvised

Use peel-and-stick wallpaper to give your medicine cabinet a makeover! It's a super cute hidden burst of color that is sure to please you every time you reach inside!

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5. Create an accent wall with faux wallpaper. 

A Subtle Revelry | A Subtle Revelry

Add some interest to a room with a DIY accent wall. Creating your own wallpaper by using sharpies, stickers, stencils, or stamps is an affordable alternative to store-bought designs.

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6. Make a fashionable towel rack.

HANDMADERA | HANDMADERA

Can you believe this towel rack was made from aluminum cans and paint? This is a really great way to upgrade your bathroom in a very affordable way!

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7. Switch out your air vent covers.

At Home With The Ellingtons | At Home With The Ellingtons

Sometimes vents can be an eyesore, but you can add more depth and character to a room by swapping them out. A quick search online will point you in the right direction!

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8. DIY your own kitchen island. 

Vanessa's Modern Vintage Home | Vanessa's Modern Vintage Home

Can you believe this gorgeous kitchen island actually used to be a bedroom dresser? This DIY project will upgrade your kitchen while also giving you additional space to cook, eat, and decorate.

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9. Cover up an ugly light fixture in a cheap and simple way. 

While They Snooze | While They Snooze

The next time you're at the thrift store, keep your eyes peeled for old lamp shades! They can be painted or covered in fabric to disguise old, ugly lights.

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10. Spray paint your faucets.

Addicted 2 Decorating | Addicted 2 Decorating

Give your faucet a facelift by spray painting away those boring old sink fixtures. Keep things consistent in a bathroom by spray painting the faucet in your bathtub, too!

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11. Add dimension by framing a basic builder mirror.

The Frugal Homemaker | The Frugal Homemaker

You may not notice how undecorated your builder mirror is without a frame, but it is! This simple fix can be accomplished for under $20 and will make a huge difference in appearance.

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12. Give an outdoor area new life with a faux rug. 

A Beautiful Mess | A Beautiful Mess

Turn up your patio area with a painted rug that will make you want to lounge all day! Best part about this DIY? You won't ever have to worry about it shifting or getting damaged by unpredictable weather.

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13. Create a faux shiplap backsplash.

All Things With A Purpose | All Things With A Purpose

Just in case you're wondering, a backsplash is the wall in between your countertops and cabinets. Jazz up your kitchen with this faux shiplap backsplash using peel-and-stick flooring that's budget-friendly, too.

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14. Update an outdated ceiling fan.  

The Real Tits McGee | The Real Tits McGee

If you're having trouble keeping your ceiling fan from killing your decor, this DIY is for you! Save some money and take it from ordinary to fabulous by spray painting it instead of replacing it.

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15. Make a statement with your shower curtain.

A Beautiful Mess | A Beautiful Mess

Why not start your day with a Beyoncé quote? No, you can't buy this at target, but grab some stencils and fabric paint, and get creative using these instructions!

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16. Add chalkboard paint to unused spaces. 

My Desert Cottage | My Desert Cottage

Who doesn't love chalkboard paint? Use it in the kitchen or laundry room to jot down reminders, or in a kid's room to let their creativity soar.

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