I absolutely love room makeovers. I love watching the the process unfold, and I REALLY love the before-and-after shots. Sometimes, though, we don’t have the time or budget for a complete overhaul, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still spruce up our space! Over the years I’ve made several simple and inexpensive upgrades to rooms in our home, and I thought I’d wrangle them all together into one post in case anyone else was looking for an easy way to update their rooms too!
A few years ago I took a pair of plain white IKEA curtains, taped off some stripes, and painted them, and I’ve been in love ever since!
Hi, I’m Abby and I’m terrified of my sewing machine! 🙂 Since I avoid sewing at all costs, these babies were right up my alley. Yet another pair of inexpensive IKEA curtains, a little bit of fabric, and some hem tape and I was good to go!
Or make an easy envelope cover! Either way, with less than a yard of fabric and a few supplies, you can turn an old, ugly pillow into a beautiful creation in no time!
Maybe you can’t replace the couch or rug, but pillows are an inexpensive way to give a room a new look. Not sure how to go about mixing and matching? Check out my 3 easy recipes for perfectly coordinating pillows!
Pegboards are cheap and it doesn’t take much to make them look beautiful. PLUS they’re oh-so-functional for storage too!
These were plain old white bookshelves when we first got them, but they now have a fancier built-in look thanks to a few pieces of crown molding!
A little pop of pattern or design on a chair can totally transform it into a beautiful statement piece!
Sick of your old lamp shades? A little bit of fabric can fix that! Just cut and glue– so easy!
I honestly felt like I cheated when I “made over” this dresser. It was already white, so all I had to do was tape off a few stripes, paint them, and it had a whole new look!
If you’re sick of your builder-grade mirrors, fancy them up a bit with a simple frame!
Crisp, white baseboards can really take a room to the next level, and you don’t even have to dread painting them! It’s super simple with my quick and easy method.
I’m always amazed at what a little bit of paint can do. We didn’t do any demo or major construction, but our guest bath looks like a whole new room thanks to some paint and a few new accessories!
I love B & B! I just think it looks so classy. And do you know what my husband said to me when
he was installing it and I was supervising we were installing it together? “This is so easy! Which room are we doing next?!” If he’s asking for more DIY projects, you know it’s an easy one!
Not gonna lie– gallery walls used to intimidate me. But then I came up with my simple 5-step method, and now I can throw one together with the best of ’em. 😉
This project sort of evolved out of rebellion. My HOA gives us exactly one choice for our outside door color, and since I thought that was absolutely ridiculous, I decided to show them and paint the door anyway…on the inside. 🙂 I am loving the new look and learned a few little tips and tricks along the way!
Now who’s ready to get DIY-ing?! They really are simple projects, but they can make a big impact in your space! I’d love to hear what easy and inexpensive projects you’ve done to update a room– leave them in the comments below!
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