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    40 Things Perfect For Anyone Who's A DIY Kind Of Person

    No need to hire a professional — whether you're remodeling your house, working in your garden, or deep cleaning your home, we've got foolproof ways to do it all.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A roll of faux-marble contact paper to give your sad, old-looking counters a much-needed facelift. You can also use this to transform simple pieces of furniture into more interesting pieces.

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    Promising review: "So Pinteresting! I used this adhesive film to turn two cheap Ikea tables into less-cheap-looking Ikea tables because I'm not made of money but I would like others to believe I am. Super simple to use and a ton of it for the price I was really pleased overall. The pattern actually looks like marble not a weird pixel-y repetitive pattern so that's great as well. Also it was delivered same day which was miraculous as my DIY inspiration tends to fade approximately 48 hours after I discover a project I want to do." —Spencer House

    Get a 17" x 78" roll from Amazon for $12.21.

    2. Magnetic garage handles and faux windows guaranteed to up the curb appeal of your house without having to spend oodles of money on new carriage-style doors.

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    Promising review (for the hinges): "I’ve been wanting to upgrade our garage door for a long time and now I have no idea why I waited! The magnets are super strong. Purchased two sets but only used one set of 'handles,' I wasn’t a fan of how close I had to place each set next to each other with the narrow spacing on the door itself. Paired with the magnetic 'windows,' it looks like a brand-new door!" —MrsPirate

    Get the garage handles from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in three styles) and the faux windows for $18.99 (available in two styles).

    3. Some peel-and-stick floor tiles that not only will add a heightened level of decor to your kitchen or your bathroom, but will also cover up any scratches, cracks, or imperfections on the tiles.

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    Promising review: "For under $100, I redid my entire bathroom! We moved into our home two years ago and our small main floor bathroom had hideous orange mosaic tiles. We want to eventually gut and rehab our bathroom but wanted to give it a cheap facelift. Floorpops made that possible and a very inexpensive option! We used caulk to seal some of the tiny gaps and caulked around the tub and underneath the baseboards for a good seal. The tiles are not moving at all and have adhered okay." —Agnieska

    Get it from Amazon for $16.43.

    4. Or peel-and-stick subway tile backsplash to give your kitchen a much more modern and streamlined feel. Plus: people will think you hired a professional to do it.

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    Promising review: "This peel-and-stick tile backsplash has completely changed the look of our kitchen. It was relatively easy to install and it was our first time using any peel-and-stick product. One thing we did learn is once it's on the wall...it's not coming off easily. I would highly recommend using the glass cleaner method — this will allow more time to fix your placement if you don't have it just right. Overall, this product is totally worth the price and little time it takes to apply." —Nikki Moody

    Get a 10-pack of 12x12 panels from Amazon for $32.79+ (available in six colors).

    5. A magical carpet cleaner to treat a major spill on your carpet that you thought you'd have to hire a carpet cleaner to get out. Yes, even that awful-looking ketchup stain below.

    reviewer's stairs with red food stains completely removed from a carpet and walls
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    Promising review: "It’s a miracle in a bottle. My German shepherd mix decided to pull a black fountain pen out of my purse and chew it to pieces on my beige carpet while I was sleeping — this cleaner lifted the stain and now it’s like the devastation my dog caused never happened! As soon as I saw it lifting the ink, I got back on Amazon and bought more bottles. I will never let myself run out of this. I use it in my Bissell carpet cleaner for some seriously good cleaning power. I’ve become that weird lady who goes around singing the praises of a cleaning product. No regrets." —L. Logan

    Get it from Amazon for $12.35.

    6. A floating wooden shelf if you're looking for an aesthetically pleasing place to show off all your favorite dishware. If you're lucky enough to have an empty wall in your kitchen, this would be the perfect DIY project!

    the wooden shelves hanging in a kitchen and holding things like dishes, cups, and decorative pieces
    Iirntree / Etsy

    Iirntree is a small business that sells beautiful wooden furniture from shelves, to benches, to garden decor, to wall art decor — time to HGTV-ify your living space.

    Promising review: "Beautiful shelf at a great price and it was securely packaged for shipping. It even came earlier than I had anticipated!" —Kandi

    Get it from Iirntree on Etsy for $32.53+ (available in various sizes and wood stain finishes).

    7. A drywall repair putty in case you mess up while hanging photos and end up with lots of holes in the wall. Listen — not every DIY project is going to go perfectly, and that's OK!

    A series of photos showing how to apply the drywall repair putty
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    Apply in a small circular motion — no spackling or sanding down necessary.

    Promising review: "Does exactly what it says. Rather than getting spackle, waiting for it to dry, sanding it down, and tweaking as needed — this cuts the time/effort down! Just rub over the place in need of patching and wipe off the excess. The hardest part is not accidentally getting the product on parts of the wall that don’t need it, but that’s easy to clean up, so it’s not a problem. I used this to patch holes in the wall from a former Wi-Fi router and modem, other than the color difference from the patch to the paint, you’d never know it was patched. Great price, easy to use." —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    8. A good old-fashioned water pressure cleaner to blast all the dirt, algae, and built-up sediment off your deck. You'll save money by doing the cleaning yourself, and you'll get the satisfaction of seeing the wood literally change color before your eyes.

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    Promising review: "I love you little electric pressure washer! Oh let me count the ways...I honestly can't say enough good things about this little guy. Our deck was in serious need of a wash. I really liked the idea of a small electric pressure washer mainly for the ease of maneuverability but was unsure if it really had the power to get the job done. Oh man, let me tell you this thing is fantastic! Once I got started I couldn't stop. I was washing everything in sight. Deck, fire pit, stepping stones, planters, outside rug...I was unstoppable! I was a filthy mess from the thighs down because of all the muck flying everywhere but I didn't care, I was happy." —Larry Crouch

    Get it from Amazon for $143.99+ (available in three colors).

    9. A pumice stone toilet bowl scrubber because you don't have to buy a brand-new toilet or hire a professional cleaner just because of all those stubborn hard water stains. Instead, make them disappear all by yourself (with some elbow grease of course).

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    Promising review: "I have very hard water that leaves hard water buildup and nasty stains. It’s embarrassing to have guests over because the toilets are so gross! I have tried so many products and cleaning solution — from natural essential oils to harsh chemicals so strong I was light headed for the rest of the day. Well I tried out this pumice stone after reading about it in a BuzzFeed article, and honestly the hype is real! It does take some elbow grease, but the after picture is from only 20 minutes of scrubbing, light enough that I didn’t break a sweat! The stone does get used up, but I think this one should last me a couple years at least. So if you have embarrassing toilets, try this!" —Stephanie Ray

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    10. A FlexiSnake if you've been standing in a few inches of water every time you shower and should really get around to unclogging your drain. This works just as well as a professional plumber (without the expensive bill you get afterward).

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    More than 4,000 hook and loop micro-hooks cover the full 18-inch span of the snake. It's reusable! Just remove hair after use, and clean with soap, water, and a brush. It's compatible with most bathroom drains, without needing to take off the stopper.

    Promising review: "I didn’t expect this to be professional-grade or anything, but hey, for the price, this definitely did the job. Our bathroom sink was starting to drain really slowly, so I bought this. In less than two minutes, it had fed down the drain easily and pulled up two separate disgusting chunks of hair and soap scum. I wore cleaning gloves to clean that gunk off the snake, but it wasn’t too difficult. Drain worked perfectly after. I use it maybe once a month to maintain. Good value!" —KB

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    11. Velvet slip covers that will make your couch look practically brand-new, and you don't have to pay anyone to reupholster the whole thing.

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    There are separate cushions for the covers and straps, so the cover stays in place even after lots of usage.

    Promising review: "I have never been so excited about a slipcover. Total transformation of our couch and loveseat. I was worried about it not working on our leather couch, but it stays on really well due to the straps and the separate cushion covers. LOVE." —Brian/Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $41.49+ (available in two sizes and 10 colors).

    12. Or a fabric defuzzer for another way to transform the look of your well-loved couch with ease. Just run it over the part of the furniture that's covered in fuzzies and all those loose strings and pills will just disappear!

    On the left, the arm of a couch with fabric pilling on it, and on the right, the same arm of the couch but the defuzzer got rid of the pilling
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    Promising review: "Okay, I don’t normally rave about things like this. I bought this on a whim in a last attempt to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil' baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand-new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh. Hi, I’m obsessed. I can’t stop. I should send this back. I’ve started asking if my neighbors need anything depilled. I’m going to buy one of these for everyone in my life. Everyone needs to own this. Take it away from me." —Sydney Jensen

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors).

    Check out our full review of the Conair fabric defuzzer here!

    13. Interlocking Teak tiles to place in your patio, balcony, or backyard to make your little slice of the outdoors look like a fancy courtyard. Don't have any outdoor space? You can put them at the bottom of your shower — instant spa status!

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    Promising review: "Living in Hawaii, you have to select wise items that are weather-, salt-, and red dirt-proof, etc. In total I ordered 11 boxes to complete my yoga deck. I have a few left over to make steps on the back. Very pleased and happy. May order more for an outdoor shower project!" —Adazzle

    Get 10 sq. feet from Amazon for $77.99.

    14. Copper and brass or satin nickel switch plate covers for a simple way to make something you touch and look at every day look so much chicer.

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    Promising review (for brass plates): "So happy I found this! I replaced a solid brass wall plate which constantly had to be wiped down and re-shined from fingerprints. I live in a home that was built in the '90s so it has gold accents EVERYWHERE. This has enough of the brass in it to match with everything without being too much. It came with the hardware and was easy to install." —MB!

    Promising review (for satin nickel plates): "I installed these in an older bathroom (much of the 1950s decor remains) and they add a nice, classy vintage touch. The metal is not highly reflective and is closer to a brushed look, which is great for disguising fingerprints. When the light switch is frequently the first thing someone looks at and reaches for in a room, having a quality cover like this gets noticed and enhances a room very easily. I can't believe I'm still writing about how much I enjoy a light switch cover." —Tom Generic Dude

    Get a pack of three copper and brass covers from Amazon for $12.47+ (available in four sizes and six styles), and the satin nickel covers for $13.92.

    15. Some peel-and-stick wallpaper to create a bold statement wall in your living room or bedroom without having to paint. It'll instantly give your space a whole new look!

    A living room with one wall covered in the constellation-print wallpaper in Frost
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    Check out our comprehensive guide to buying wallpaper online.

    Promising review: "Love, love, love this wallpaper!!! It is beautiful and unique, refined and elegant, and heavy-duty quality. I found it super easy to install, though I opted to use it for a room border versus full wall coverage. I also found it very forgiving, allowing me to pull it back off and adjust areas without leaving permanent dents in the design. It gave my son’s bedroom a whole new look and I have gotten lots of compliments on this wallpaper!" —MB

    Get it from Amazon for $30.92+ (available in three colors).

    16. Or this removable botanical wallpaper you can stick to the walls of your closet to make you feel like you're shopping at a fancy designer store every time you get dressed.

    reviewer's closet with wallpaper hung on the back wall behind each shelf
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    One roll measures 20.5"x18' and covers about 30.75 square feet.

    Promising review: "This wallpaper is not sticky, it is tacky. That’s what allows it to be removed without damaging the wall. I was able to reposition it once or twice on a freshly painted eggshell finish wall. I think people who are having issues with it falling down are either putting it on flat paint or a dirty wall. Make sure to wash off your wall before trying to put this up otherwise it will just stick to the dust then fall off. I found the pattern easy to line up, it repeats perfectly. The background of the print almost makes it look like it is made from linen." —C. Schaffer

    Get it from Amazon for $30.61 (also available in blue).

    17. stone-effect spray paint so you don't have to go through the whole long and challenging process of buying an entire new countertop for your bathroom. Just spray on your dated countertops, let dry, and then marvel at your fantastic handiwork.

    Reviewer pic of aged green bathroom vanity top
    Reviewer pic of transformed bathroom vanity with the help of the spray paint

    Promising review: "We recently purchased a new home, and we're not gutting our main bathroom until next summer, but I just couldn't live with that 1980s green another day. So after reading a lot of tutorials, I decided to go for it and paint the counter. I LOVE how it came out! Once it was dry for 24 hours, I applied several coats of poly and let it sit for 72 hours before I let the counter go back into normal use. It's held up like a dream." —Mistella

    This reviewer left a super in-depth review, so check out the rest of it here for their tips and tricks.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.66 (available in three colors).

    18. Some stair riser decals if you think your stairs need a bit more personality. After all, you use them every day, so they might as well be a little prettier to look at!

    black and white pattern on stairs
    Bleucoin / Etsy

    Bleucoin is a small business that creates peel-and-stick tile stickers to transform any surface of your home.

    Promising review: "Absolutely perfect! The quality is fantastic. Nice, thick vinyl sheets which were quite easy to apply. Once I got the hang of it, they took about five minutes a stair. So happy with this purchase!" —Stacy Wrasse

    Get it from Bleucoin on Etsy for $62.49+ (available in 11 sizes and two finishes).

    19. An adjustable closet rod so you can add more hanging space in your closet without having to spend lots of money on a professional redesign. Place this onto your existing rod and voila: you've just maximized the storage space.

    reviewer's closet with pants hung on the top and bottom of the adjustable closet rod
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    The horizontal bar can expand from 18 inches to the max 30 inches, and the hanging height can be adjusted by 1-inch increments.

    Promising review: "This product has been one of my favorite Amazon finds; I’m not sure why I didn’t think of it sooner. It has doubled my closet space in my apartment where I can’t make any damage to my closet in terms of adding another permanent shelf so this has been a perfect solution. It was easy to assemble and is sturdy; I’ve had it for a couple of weeks now with no issue. My only complaint which is not a fault of the product is your closet has to be pretty high for this to work or else your shirts above are going to get caught on the hangers below and for my case, some of my shirts are dragging on the floor so just keep that in mind when you’re thinking about purchasing; you want your closet to be decently tall for this product to work." —Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $14.87.

    20. An insulated soundproofing strip because nothing's worse than finding a draft coming in through your door when it's cold outside. These strips do a great job at keeping your house more insulated, stopping those stubborn drafts, and keeping the heat inside.

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    Psst — this insulated strip also stops air conditioning from escaping out of the crack under the door, saving energy and money!

    Promising review: "All I can say is WOW!!! For the price, you can't beat it. Worked great. Extremely sticky. Could instantly feel the difference. Had to get this to replace the hack job someone tried doing with some sort of felt tack strip. Instantly felt the difference and had enough to spare for a couple of other doors." —James

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97 (available in four colors).

    21. A flexible cleaning brush so you can keep your lint trap clean and your dryer vents free of blockages. Of course, you'll want to have your dryer vent cleaned professionally on a regular basis, but in between the visits, you can use this to keep any dangerous build-up at bay.

    the flexible bristle brush cleaning out the dryer vent
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    Promising review: "Work perfectly for scrubbing the stuck lint out of the insides of your dryer. Everyone who owns a dryer should have these, they're basic safety equipment. Clean that lint, and reduce fire hazards and make the machine more efficient. They're long enough, strong enough, and just flexible enough without being too flexible." —Winged Wolf

    Get two from Amazon for $7.95.

    22. A pack of LED battery-operated puck lights you can place underneath your kitchen cabinets or in your closet to provide some much-needed light in dark corners of your home.

    reviewer photo of a gray kitchen with multiple puck lights lighting up the counter underneath the cabinets
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    The lights come with a remote that includes a dimmer, an auto-off timer, and an easy on/off switch for your convenience. Because they run on batteries, you won't have to go through the trouble of hiring an electrician, and they run for 100 hours before you have to replace the batteries.

    Promising review: "So, I don't pretend to be an electrician. I use as much battery-operated stuff as I can get away with. Sometimes I suffer the consequences and have products that are less powerful or less reliable than their electrical counterparts. These little lights, however, work great. They were super easy to install just where I wanted them, they press on so I don't have to get the remote every time I need some light, and they all (multiple packages' worth) come on with one press of the button on the remote." —DesmoProfundis

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $31.99.

    23. Or these stick-on track lights perfect for anyone who wants some better lighting — and you don't even have to worry about outlets or electrical wiring! It's such a simple yet effective upgrade to your kitchen, closet, bathroom, or anywhere else you plan to put them.

    reviewer's kitchen cabinets with lighting installed underneath
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    Includes a remote that can adjust the brightness.

    Promising review "This is a wonderful product; just what I wanted. Super easy to install and I love that it breaks off into sections so you don’t have any hanging over to hide. The remote is awesome and there are lots of brightness settings. I’m going to use these everywhere!" —Queen Halloween

    Get the six-piece kit from Amazon for $17.84 (available in two light colors).

    24. A waterfall faucet because upgrading your bathroom doesn't require hiring a contractor. Even a small change like installing this faucet will make your bathroom feel like a fancy resort.

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    If you need help changing out your bathroom faucet, follow this handy step-by-step guide!

    Promising review: "Completely beautiful and modern. It was very easy to install; I do so in a matter of minutes. This was a really nice upgrade to my bathroom." —ca mom

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in five finishes).

    25. An orb chandelier to add some character to your dining room without having to redesign the entire space. Once you install this, you'll have a fun new focal point all your guests will be commenting on. 

    Promising review: "This turned out to be a great purchase. I had seen similar lights for much more money. I was trying to coordinate this light with some others I had in my house and this was perfect. As the vendor states, it can hang from a sloped ceiling. I needed to customize the down rod and the vendor answered my email the same day and shipped a longer rod immediately. I also broke a globe and they shipped me two! I am very happy with the vendor and my light." —Laura E. West

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99+ (available in four colors).

    26. A Sculpd pottery kit if you've been looking for some cute new vases or planters to adorn your shelves. Instead of buying them, make your own!

    the pottery kit
    Sculpd

    Here's what you'll get: Two pack of premium air-dry clay, a step-by-step beginners pottery guide, carving, shaping, and cutting tools placed in a tool bag, white waterproof paint, two paint brushes, and a smoothing sponge.

    Sculpd is a small business that was born in lockdown and continues to inspire people of all ages and creative abilities to create their own pottery.

    Get it from Sculpd for $65.

    27. A wood polish and conditioner to make all your scratched-up hardwood floors, wood paneling, or wooden cabinets look brand-new. It'll look like you got your furniture or floors professionally restored!

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    It's okay — your secret's safe with us.

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs who jumped up and scratched places. We also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were. Several other areas were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magical eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand-new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    28. A guided gallery wall kit that includes seven frames, a hanging template, and hardware. The accuracy of the template ensures you'll only have to make one hole in the wall for each frame.

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    Promising review: "I love this set! It was delivered quickly, all of the frames and glass came in perfect condition. My favorite part of the entire thing was the guide it came with. After putting the pictures in the frames, I hung the guide, made sure it was level, and drilled the holes right into the paper. Everything came out level, the frames and pictures look great. Definitely happy with this purchase." —Cristina C Sanchez

    Get it from Amazon for $34.63+ (available in three colors).

    29. wall or floor stencil so you can transform a blank wall into an eye-catching design element. Are you bored with how plain your laundry room looks? I think we just found the perfect way to dress it up.

    Promising review: "Great stencil that comes out amazing when done!!! My only recommendation would be to wash your stencil frequently as you use it or the paint builds up and causes the paint to bleed under the stencil a bit. Overall easy to use and looks beautiful!!" —KSerrano

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in eight designs).

    30. Command picture hanging strips that are not only super strong but can also be removed easily without damaging the wall. These give you the freedom to put down the nail and hammer yet still hang up that huge canvas that's currently sitting on the floor — four pairs of strips can hold up to 16 pounds!

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    Promising review: "I've been wanting to hang up a bunch more pictures and prints, but as I rent — the idea of punching a bunch of nails or screws in the walls is harrowing. So, I thought I'd give these a shot. I'm obsessed. I used the whole pack in an hour, popping up some of my favorite pictures with ease. I've already bought more to hang more. It's super easy, and way less stressful because if it looks wonky — pluck it off, try again. No harm to the wall!" —Spunky Girl

    Get a 14-pack from Amazon for $12.22 (available in two colors).

    31. A set of NoNo Brackets so you can install a curtain rod without any hardware. They easily mount to your existing blinds, and all you have to do is place the rod into the rounded space. Genius!

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    Promising review: "This bracket is awesome and was extremely easy to install. We were able to hang curtains over our vertical blinds in just a few minutes and didn't even need any tools. Great product!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.95 (also available in brown).

    32. A uniquely designed weed removal tool that is so much more effective than regular gardening tools. The head is super sharp on the inside and the outside so it will remove even the most stubborn of weeds. The long, easy-to-grip handle makes it comfortable to use even for gardeners with limited mobility.

    The Grommet

    Skidger is a small business whose owner came up with the idea for this ingenious weed removal tool when she would help out with her family's garden as a kid and realized a regular garden hoe just wasn't cutting it.

    Promising review: "There are nasty goat head weeds in my gravel driveway. This tool is sharp and gets under the tendrils to the stem. There is enough width by the handle to step on it and get it below the root and poof! Out it comes. Also great for weeding around rocks. And the tool itself is light to lift, yet sturdy and long enough to do the job without bending all the time! Love It!!!" —Betsy

    Get it from The Grommet for $39.95.

    33. cabinet painting kit if you've been wanting to try your hand at refreshing your cabinets since your HGTV marathon-watching session last winter. 

    reviewer kitchen with dated cabinets
    after image of same kitchen with white cabinets and new hardware

    Includes two 31-oz. cans of Nuvo cabinet paint, one roller arm, two roller covers, and a 2-inch angled paint brush. Each covers 100 square feet of cabinet surface.

    Promising review: "This product was super easy to use. We went with the tips in the reviews and bought nicer foam rollers specifically for cabinets and I’m so happy I did, it made it so we barely had to use a brush because of how the foam rolls over the side. We also took the doors and handles off, which I recommend also. It definitely wouldn’t have turned out as nice if we left them on.

    This took four coats and five in the larger areas (i.e. next to the fridge, etc). Our kitchen took two kits, but well worth it and still way cheaper than the quotes that we got from professionals. It totally changes the feel of the kitchen and it looks SO MUCH BRIGHTER! I would say give yourself a few days to knock this out as it took us several nights to finish. But would highly recommend." —TJ Sarnese

    Get it from Amazon for $69.95 (available in more colors here).

    34. A window film to create a stained-glass effect that will cast beautiful rainbow light all around your apartment. They stay on your window thanks to static cling, which makes them easy to remove or move around.

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    It's also a great way to add some privacy on windows where you can't easily place curtains or blinds.

    Promising review: "I have a weird skinny window in my house where no normal window covering works. People walking on our community trail can see up into our upstairs bathroom when the light is on and it's dark outside. Not a good plan at all. So I used this window film and cut different sized circles and placed then on this window to interrupt the view into the house. Worked perfectly! Very easy to use." —Marsgard

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in four sizes).

    35. Pre-made wall panels if you've always wished your house came with fancy molding. All you need a in a nail gun, glue, and a good eye for measurement, and your house will start looking like a million bucks.

    Reviewers attached these in different ways, with some just using mounting tape in apartments for no damage to walls. Others installed them on doors and kitchen islands!

    Promising review: "Moved into an apartment with an ugly old plain front door that has seen better days. Since I cannot replace the door I decided to spruce it up, and these frame pieces are going to do the trick. They can be nailed or glued on, and then I have some colorful paint to cover them and the door...making the door look like it always was an upscale door with panels. I am happy with this purchase." —tj44

    Get a single panel from Amazon starting at $12.99 (available in sets and tons of sizes).

    36. A beautiful, statement-making rounded decal that can easily take the place of a headboard. It'll look like an artist painted it on when, in reality, you just stuck it on your wall. Our favorite kind of DIY project!

    large rainbow wall mural
    Lili Momo Designs / Etsy

    This cute small business, based in Black Rock, Connecticut, creates stunning wall murals and decals, plus event signs and more.

    Promising review: "AMAZING!! I have trouble seeing shades of gray, particularly on computer screens, but the shop owner kindly worked with me developing this custom piece. She was so patient and kind, because it took a few mock ups. I really appreciated her willingness to work with me and help me achieve the look I wanted. I can't thank her enough, you won't regret working with her." —GitaJafar

    Get it from Lili Momo Designs on Etsy for $72+ (available in three sizes).

    37. A plug-in wall sconce so you can get a stylish light fixture right by your bed — no electrical work necessary. Not only will it make your room feel fancier, but it'll also free up your bedside table for more decor.

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    Promising review: "These are perfect. They look great, work exactly like I need them to, and in our apartment, enable us to have reading lamps without a rewiring job since they just plug in. They also came with cute Edison-looking bulbs that fit in the sconce perfectly and match the look of the light very nicely. We're super pleased." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $28.57 (available in three finishes).

    38. A set of gold cabinet pulls that look so sophisticated, people will think you hired an interior designer when they see how much these transform any cabinet door or drawer you place them on.

    reviewer pulling gold pull on kitchen cabinet
    different reviewer's bathroom with black cabinets and gold pulls installed on drawers and cabinets

    Promising review: "If you have any doubts in your mind about these handle pulls....don't!!! They are absolutely stunning in person. They are heavy and have a luxe weighted feel and look to them. The brushed brass gleams the perfect amount. I truly get so happy every time I walk into my kitchen. These handle pulls make it magnificent. They're like jewelry for your kitchen. I couldn't be happier with them." —Ravi S

    Get a set of 10 five-inch pulls from Amazon for $46.95.

    39. brick whitewash paint if your dated fireplace is letting everyone know your house was built decades ago. Painting it with this is the perfect way to bring it into the 21st century.

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    after image of same fireplace with white color that looks totally new and different

    Promising review: "This is amazing!!!!! It looks like a different fireplace. I have been looking at a horrible grout repair that the previous owners did for 20 years. I did this in about two hours!!!!!! This product is fast, it's easy to use, easy to clean up, and inexpensive." —Denise

    Get a pint from Amazon for $24.95.

    40. A roll of window screen repair tape so you don't have to replace the entire screen if you notice a small tear in it. Just cut this to the right size and you'll be able to leave the windows open and keep the flies out.

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    Promising review: "This RHO screen repair tape is fabulous and simple to use! Just cut to size, pull off the clear protective film, and press onto the tear or hole in your screen. That's it! There are 15 feet on a roll and it couldn't be easier. I've patched my screened porch now in five or six spots and while the tape is visible, it prevents bugs from crawling through, which was my goal. If you don't have the time, money, or inclination to completely replace a screen, this is the perfect solution...and the fastest! Will buy again in a heartbeat if I run out of this roll." —sallywally

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two colors).

    Now pat yourself on the back — you're the DIY master!

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