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    25 Genius Things To Help With Small DIY Projects Around The House

    Things to help with those little projects when you're not ready for a full renovation.

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    1. A custom doormat kit for picky decorators who know exactly what they want and that really, they need to just create it themselves.

    brown doormat with stencil, sponge brushes, and tape

    2. A removable faux marble adhesive so you can make all your shelves, counters, and cabinets look extra fancy, even if they came from Ikea.

    3. A — get this — brick dyeing kit in case you just don't like the color of the bricks you have now. This stuff chemically bonds with brick, stone, block, and mortar without ruining its wonderful texture.

    before: tan brick fireplace stained with soot, after: bricks painted in grey, white, and brown

    4. A barn door hardware kit so your can turn any door into a cool door. That's right, Jess' cool closet door from New Girl can be yours! Now we wait and see if Nick Miller moves in. 🤞

    black brackets that turn any door into a sliding door

    5. An erase-a-hole putty to fill in pesky cracks in drywall, plaster, and wood so you can actually get that security deposit back, no matter how many holes you put into the wall.

    a guide on how to use the stick

    6. Fake wood contact paper to transform furniture or spruce up window sills.

    7. Stair riser decals that'll make your stairway look extra charming.

    8. A wood filler kit ready to turn back the hands of time to before your cat went to town on all your chair legs.

    9. A set of carriage-style magnets that just pop right on. A two-second activity? That's the kind of DIY project I'm looking for.

    10. An impressive (and affordable!) toolkit with all the basics so you can stop saying "do we have a Phillips-head screwdriver? No, that's a flathead."

    a black tool kit with screwdrivers, pliers, hammer, wrenches, drill bits, and more

    11. Or a tech toolkit to help you repair all your knicknacks, gadgets, phones, and tablets. It has everything you need to tinker with anything from video game controllers to Apple Watches.

    the tool kit

    12. Industrial pipe shelving for an impressive and rugged look. Is this your living room or the hot new gastropub that opened down the street?

    black pipes with four wooden shelves

    13. A set of thick velvet slip covers to instantly transform your drab couch into something new and fabulous. Goodbye, stain-covered gray couch and HELLO new couch of my HGTV dreams.

    Reviewer before/after of their couch with the pink velvet slip added. The after pic shows couches that look brand new and completely different.

    14. Tic Tac peel tiles you can stick onto your bathroom walls or kitchen backsplash for an easy (and reversible) way to transform your home.

    15. Fancy brass knobs for a surprisingly noticeable difference in your kitchen or bathroom.

    16. And some matching drawer pulls to complete the well-polished kitchen look.

    17. An easy-to-use conversion kit that will convert recess lighting into pendant lighting. Just think of the possibilities!

    A display showing recess lighting that has been converted to pendant style lighting with red light shades

    18. A gallery wall kit complete with seven frames, a hanging template, hardware, and a set of black and white prints you can use as filler photos until you fill them with actual pics of your favorite memories. Sure, laying all the frames on the floor and moving them around for an hour works, but this way is so much easier and more efficient.

    19. A cabinet paint set because actually replacing your cabinets is super expensive. This half-measure will give you the newly renovated feel without the newly renovated price tag.

    20. Or a countertop paint kit so you can pretend to have the granite counters you always dreamed about.

    21. StareCasing — an interesting invention that gives your otherwise "blah" staircase the upgrade it so badly needs. It easily fits over your existing situation so you can convert carpeted stairs into hardwood without having to totally renovate.

    before: carpeted staircase after: glossy wood staircase

    22. A paisley stencil to add some pizzazz to old furniture.

    A wood coffee table with the stenciled white paisley pattern on top

    23. A window cling that adds some privacy — and more importantly, RAINBOWS!

    24. A replacement handrail for a cool, minimalist look.

    black rectangle handrail

    25. A string of fairy lights to add some warm ambience. This must be what Owl City meant when he sang "cause I'd get a thousand hugs from ten thousand lightning bugs."

    coiled wire string lights

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