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29 Easy And Unexpected Ways To Make Your Home A Better Place

Break out the ruby slippers because there's about to be NO place like home.

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1. Turn boring white tiles into a fun, modern-looking backsplash that'll make your kitchen look like it's been recently remodeled.

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Get 12" x 10ft. black vinyl from Amazon for $19.95.

Get the full instructions from The Gathered Home here.

2. Hang your mugs on this wall-mounted storage rack, so your beautiful collection is both visible and accessible.

**displays 57 mugs** **continues to buy more** **still uses the same one**Get this rack from Amazon for $47.50.
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**displays 57 mugs** **continues to buy more** **still uses the same one**

Get this rack from Amazon for $47.50.

3. Make mismatched chairs look uniform by painting them all the same color. Choose yellow if you want year-round sunshine!

Get the Rust-Oleum paint from Jet for $44.75 (the color pictured is "safety yellow"). Get the full instructions from A Beautiful Mess here.
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Get the Rust-Oleum paint from Jet for $44.75 (the color pictured is "safety yellow").

Get the full instructions from A Beautiful Mess here.

4. Use mason jars for pretty (and visible) bathroom storage, or create centerpieces reminiscent of the ones everyone fights over after a party.

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"Who's taking home the centerpiece?" everyone nervously asks when the wedding is over and done with.

Get a set of six blue mason jars from Amazon for $33.74.

5. Paint the inside of your cabinets a vibrant color; get excited every time you go in to get a dish.

Get this paint from Amazon for $19.80 (the color used above is "Sea Swell"). Get the full instructions from A Beautiful Mess here.
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Get this paint from Amazon for $19.80 (the color used above is "Sea Swell").

Get the full instructions from A Beautiful Mess here.

6. Add light and ~ambience~ to your porch with globe string lights. So romantic, you'll start calling for Romeo.

Get them from Amazon for $15.58.
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Get them from Amazon for $15.58.

7. Maximize space by using curtains in lieu of doors, making it easier to access every corner of your closet.

This works especially great for people with ~wider~ closets who typically need to use large sliding or folding doors. I can personally attest. Get a similar white curtain from Amazon for $10.99. Get the full instructions from Urban Acreage here.
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This works especially great for people with ~wider~ closets who typically need to use large sliding or folding doors. I can personally attest.

Get a similar white curtain from Amazon for $10.99.

Get the full instructions from Urban Acreage here.

8. Add a fun accent pillow to upgrade your plain couch and have all your guests asking, "Did you hire an interior designer?"

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in nine colors).
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Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in nine colors).

9. Create a library out of reclaimed wooden ladders for a rustic effect that Belle would be extremely jealous of.

Get a wooden ladder from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in six colors).
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Get a wooden ladder from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in six colors).

10. Use hook magnets to store items on your fridge in a way guaranteed to make you say "awww" whenever you reach for the scissors.

Get a set of six magnetic hooks from Amazon for $9.19 (available in four colors). Get the full instructions from Tiny Canal Cottage here.
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Get a set of six magnetic hooks from Amazon for $9.19 (available in four colors).

Get the full instructions from Tiny Canal Cottage here.

11. Get the exposed brick walls of your Pinterest dreams with this peel-and-stick adhesive that is simply disguised as brick.

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No one will know.

Get this wall panel from Amazon for $19.99.

12. DIY this rose-petal backdrop and never struggle to find a good place for Instagram photos again. CAN I GET AN AMEN?

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The craft above features real rose petals, but it can just as easily be made by using fake ones!

Get a pack of three similar rose garlands from Amazon for $25.99.

Get the full instructions from Homey Oh My here.

13. Use LED candles to give you the same romantic effect as regular soy candles, without the guilt of wasting all that expensive scented wax.

**buys candle that costs $18** **never uses it because they don't want to waste it**Get a pack of three LED candles from Amazon for $17.99.
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**buys candle that costs $18**

**never uses it because they don't want to waste it**

Get a pack of three LED candles from Amazon for $17.99.

14. Hang two-tier racks to display your favorite magazine covers that would otherwise be piled on your coffee table and inevitably cause clutter.

Get them from Urban Outfitters for $39.
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Get them from Urban Outfitters for $39.

15. Transform ugly metal filing cabinets into works of art with black spray paint and gold leaf sheets. Staying organized has never looked so good.

Get a similar black spray paint from Amazon for $3.98 and gold leaf sheets from Ace for $9.99. Get the full instructions from A Beautiful Mess here.
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Get a similar black spray paint from Amazon for $3.98 and gold leaf sheets from Ace for $9.99.

Get the full instructions from A Beautiful Mess here.

16. Add brass-plated corners to make old pieces of furniture look brand new. They can be used for coffee tables, vanities, and pretty much any surface with corners.

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Get a pack of eight brass plates from Amazon for $8.99.

17. Install a shelf above your bed as a way to display your favorite items without making your room look cluttered.

Plus, add a rug under your bed for maximum coziness. Get a white wood shelf from Amazon for $13.23.
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Plus, add a rug under your bed for maximum coziness.

Get a white wood shelf from Amazon for $13.23.

18. Turn your jewelry into an aesthetic masterpiece by storing it in a frame that allows you to see just how many earrings you actually have.

Which, in my case, is a lot. Get striped fabric from Amazon for $8.98. Get the full instructions from Kristi Murphy here.
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Which, in my case, is a lot.

Get striped fabric from Amazon for $8.98.

Get the full instructions from Kristi Murphy here.

19. Create a canvas out of your kitchen walls with white chalkboard paint you'll be able to write on using any ROY G. BIV color.

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This may be a better option than traditional black chalkboard because you'll have none of the white residue!

Get a quart of Benjamin Moore chalkboard paint from World Paint Supply for $18.99 (the color pictured above is "woodmont cream").

Get the full instructions from A Beautiful Mess here.

20. Spray-paint vases for a gorgeous touch to your vanity area. Fill them with fake flowers that'll last all year!

Or fill them with real ones, as pictured above. Whatever floats your boat. Get Rust-Oleum spray paint from Amazon for $5.68. Get the full instructions from Homey Oh My here.
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Or fill them with real ones, as pictured above. Whatever floats your boat.

Get Rust-Oleum spray paint from Amazon for $5.68.

Get the full instructions from Homey Oh My here.

21. Make your door stand apart from allllllll the other ones in the neighborhood by painting it a beautiful, one-of-a-kind color.

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Fun fact: I've stopped buying avocado toast so I could eventually purchase a home and paint the door brick red.

Get Modern Masters door paint from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in 24 colors).

22. Upgrade your faucet with paint to make washing your face and brushing your teeth seem like a total luxury.

**brushes her teeth for 10 minutes just to look at her beautiful new sink**Get this Rust-Oleum paint from Amazon for $8.87 (the color used above is "metallic oil-rubbed bronze"). Get the full instructions from Sincerely Sara D here.
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**brushes her teeth for 10 minutes just to look at her beautiful new sink**

Get this Rust-Oleum paint from Amazon for $8.87 (the color used above is "metallic oil-rubbed bronze").

Get the full instructions from Sincerely Sara D here.

23. Redesign your boring-but-it-was-inexpensive-and-it-works-fine lamp by applying marble contact paper to the base.

Get marble contact paper from Amazon for $13.77. Get the the full instructions from Homey Oh My here.
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Get marble contact paper from Amazon for $13.77.

Get the the full instructions from Homey Oh My here.

24. OR use marble contact paper for a kitchen backsplash guaranteed to look fresh and new.

Get marble contact paper from Amazon for $13.77. Get the full instructions from A Joyful Riot here.
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Get marble contact paper from Amazon for $13.77.

Get the full instructions from A Joyful Riot here.

25. Utilize any empty corners by adding a teepee that can double as a children's play area or a cozy reading nook.

Get a similar teepee from Amazon for $84.99. Get the full instructions from A Joyful Riot here.
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Get a similar teepee from Amazon for $84.99.

Get the full instructions from A Joyful Riot here.

26. Use vibrant-colored contact paper to DIY these awesome colorblock stair raisers. Never complain about walking up the stairs again!

**huffs and puffs but refuses to complain**Get orange contact paper from Amazon for $20.04. Get the full instructions from Lonny here.
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**huffs and puffs but refuses to complain**

Get orange contact paper from Amazon for $20.04.

Get the full instructions from Lonny here.

27. Remodel your kitchen with budget-friendly countertop paint to transform your laminate, cultured marble, or ceramic tile countertops into a granite dupe.

Get this countertop paint kit from Amazon for $74.89.
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Get this countertop paint kit from Amazon for $74.89.

28. Turn home office furniture into a sight for sore eyes by upcycling it with fun contact paper.

Get the speckled dot paper from Chasing Paper for $40. Get the full instructions from A Beautiful Mess here.
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Get the speckled dot paper from Chasing Paper for $40.

Get the full instructions from A Beautiful Mess here.

29. Finally, display your favorite works of literature with a unique shelving system too pretty to resist.

Pssst, the pins also act as bookmarks. Get this bookshelf from AGUSTAVfurniture on Etsy for $270.
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Pssst, the pins also act as bookmarks.

Get this bookshelf from AGUSTAVfurniture on Etsy for $270.

**begins to remodel and redecorate everything**

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