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28 Simple Ways To Improve Your Home In 2017

Finally put those Pinterest boards to good use. The products in this post were updated in April 2018.

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1. Transform small (like microwaves) and big (like dishwashers) appliances alike into stainless-steel beauts with a liquid stainless kit.

Get a range and dishwasher kit from Walmart for $24.95.
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Get a range and dishwasher kit from Walmart for $24.95.

2. Swap out old gate hardware for something substantial and pretty, like this ornamental pull and latch, to give your outdoor rooms a little special treatment.

ohsolovelyblog.com

Get the full tutorial on Oh So Lovely here.

Get the hardware from Amazon: pull for $7.79 and gate latch for $13.56

3. Paint an old ceiling fan — without removing it from the ceiling — a modern shade instead of shelling out for a new one.

Get the full tutorial (including how to DIY a spray painting booth) on In My Style here.Get the supplies from Amazon: quart of Rust-Oleum ultra cover premium latex for $16.63 and can of Rust-Oleum gloss white spray paint for $3.98
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Get the full tutorial (including how to DIY a spray painting booth) on In My Style here.

Get the supplies from Amazon: quart of Rust-Oleum ultra cover premium latex for $16.63 and can of Rust-Oleum gloss white spray paint for $3.98

4. Turn an old headboard into a cute entryway bench that'll liven up your front porch.

Get the full building tutorial from Duke & Duchesses here.
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Get the full building tutorial from Duke & Duchesses here.

5. Ravamp ugly kitchen cabinets with chalk paint and new pulls. (Swapping out your kitchen cabinets for a new set can cost you $10K+!!!)

Amy Howard Home

Watch the full tutorial from Amy Howard at Home on YouTube here.

Get the supplies from Ace Hardware: One Step Chalk Paint for $15.99, Light Antique Wax for $15.99, and Dark Antique Wax for $15.99

6. Set up a dressing area with a clothing rack that'd put Mariah Carey to shame. JK. But it'll make getting dressed easier.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $99. / Available in two finishes.
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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $99. / Available in two finishes.

7. Update an old wall with budget shiplap for less than $50.

Get the full tutorial on Honeybear Lane here.Underlayment available from your local hardware store.
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Get the full tutorial on Honeybear Lane here.

Underlayment available from your local hardware store.

8. Sponge on a pricey looking faux-stone countertop — at a fraction of the cost for the real deal — with a granite paint kit.

Watch the full tutorial from Giani on YouTube here.Get a large kit (enough for a kitchen) from Amazon for $79.40+. / Available in four colors.
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Watch the full tutorial from Giani on YouTube here.

Get a large kit (enough for a kitchen) from Amazon for $79.40+. / Available in four colors.

9. Install an accent wall with temporary wallpaper tiles in cool patterns you'd be scared to use in actual wallpaper.

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Get a 24"x48" removable tile from Canvas on Demand for $37.99 in Evil Eye, Double Waves, and other designs.

10. (Finally) corral all your home office or craft supplies into a streamlined DIY filing chest so you have more space for fun stuff.

Get the full building tutorial on Build-Basic here.
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Get the full building tutorial on Build-Basic here.

11. Pump up the style on plain doors by adding molding and paint for a crisp, new look.

Get the full tutorial on Damask Love here.Get the moulding tools from Walmart: clamping miter box for $17.78 and hand saw for $9.20
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Get the full tutorial on Damask Love here.

Get the moulding tools from Walmart: clamping miter box for $17.78 and hand saw for $9.20

12. (Temporarily) disguise ugly tile with a faux tin-tile fireplace surround.

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Get the full tutorial on How About Orange here.

Get a 18"x24" faux tin-tile panel from Amazon for $19.95. / Available in several patterns.

13. Pull together an outdoor room with a printed outdoor rug.

Get it from Amazon for $54+. / Available in 11 colors, five sizes.
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Get it from Amazon for $54+. / Available in 11 colors, five sizes.

14. Create an organized office area with a cute memo board that double tasks as a dry-erase board and chalkboard.

Get the full tutorial on DIY Candy here.Get the supplies from Amazon: scallop FrogTape for $13.99 and chalkboard paint for $7.53
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Get the full tutorial on DIY Candy here.

Get the supplies from Amazon: scallop FrogTape for $13.99 and chalkboard paint for $7.53

15. Make a crate pet bed, aka a new throne from which your cat or small dog to deliver some MAJOR Blue Steel.

Get the full tutorial on eat.sleep.make here.Get the supplies from The Home Depot: 18"x12.5"x9.5" wood crate for $11.97 and 4" table leg for $1.52
eatsleepmake.com

Get the full tutorial on eat.sleep.make here.

Get the supplies from The Home Depot: 18"x12.5"x9.5" wood crate for $11.97 and 4" table leg for $1.52

16. Swap builder-grade doorknobs for a jewel-like doorknob to seriously elevate a plain door.

Check out more pretty doorknob swaps on Julie Blanner here.Get a similar doorknob from Anthropologie for $38.
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Check out more pretty doorknob swaps on Julie Blanner here.

Get a similar doorknob from Anthropologie for $38.

17. Breathe new life into an old piece with this DIY reclaimed-wood coffee table project.

Get the full tutorial on kojodesigns here.
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Get the full tutorial on kojodesigns here.

18. Carve out some space for a (pretty) mudroom with a rustic entryway coat rack and a few storage accessories to complete the nook.

Get the full coat rack tutorial on Liz Marie Blog here.Complete the rest of the look with products from Amazon: heavy-duty boot tray for $29.99, storage step stool for $45.99, and 3'x5' jute rug for $39.42
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Get the full coat rack tutorial on Liz Marie Blog here.

Complete the rest of the look with products from Amazon: heavy-duty boot tray for $29.99, storage step stool for $45.99, and 3'x5' jute rug for $39.42

19. Create a sense of space in the bedroom with a salvaged door headboard that'll make your existing bedroom decor POP.

Get the full tutorial on My So Cal'd Life here.
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Get the full tutorial on My So Cal'd Life here.

20. Designate a cute place to entertain in your backyard by building a cool outdoor buffet.

oleanderandpalm.com

Get the full tutorial on Oleander + Palm here.

DIY a similar look by putting two metal cabinets together from IKEA for $35 each.

21. Make over a pair of old accent chairs with a new high-gloss paint job.

Get the full tutorial on Organize and Decorate Everything here.Get a can of clear high-gloss spray paint from Amazon for $12.09.
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Get the full tutorial on Organize and Decorate Everything here.

Get a can of clear high-gloss spray paint from Amazon for $12.09.

22. Mask an ugly concrete balcony surface with interlocking teak flooring tiles that can be easily uninstalled.

oheverythinghandmade.com

Get the full tutorial on oh everything handmade here.

Get a set of 10 12"x12" tiles from Amazon for $69.99.

23. Turn an empty corner into an adorable reading nook for growing book worms.

Get the full nook tutorial here and mini lounger tutorial here on Small Friendly.Get the supplies from Amazon: 12" embroidery hoop for $12.96 and red sheer curtains for $5.20
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Get the full nook tutorial here and mini lounger tutorial here on Small Friendly.

Get the supplies from Amazon: 12" embroidery hoop for $12.96 and red sheer curtains for $5.20

24. Establish a garden focal point with an easy to install trellis or arbor.

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Get them from Amazon: trellis for $41.98 or arbor for $137.78

25. Craft your own geometric wall art with wood boards, painter's tape, and craft paint.

Get the full tutorial on The Pretty Life Girls here.Get wooden boards from your local hardware store.
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Get the full tutorial on The Pretty Life Girls here.

Get wooden boards from your local hardware store.

26. Liven up a linen closet by painting shelf edges a bright hue from a paint sample. Then use some scrap leather to make sophisticated labels.

ourhumbleabodeblog.com

Get the full tutorial on Our Humble Abode here.

Get a pack of faux leather from Michaels for $14.99.

27. Add some style to your bedroom without losing any space with a peel-and-stick headboard wall decal.

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Get them from Blik for $40+ (left, right).

28. And give a boring corner of your home some ambience with a rich, moody paint color.

We dig Benjamin Moore's Shadow. It has way more personality than the Kermit-the-frog Pantone color of the year, anyway.
John Bessler / Benjamin Moore

We dig Benjamin Moore's Shadow. It has way more personality than the Kermit-the-frog Pantone color of the year, anyway.