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28 Simple Ways To Improve Your Home In 2017

Finally put those Pinterest boards to good use.

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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.

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 $8.87. Can of Rust-Oleum gloss white spray paint for $3.98.

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

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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. Dark Antique Wax for $15.99.


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 small kit (enough for a bathroom) from Giani for $34.95 or a large kit (enough for a kitchen) from Amazon for $72.71.

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


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

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 $7.01. Chalkboard paint for $5.44.

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. 4" table leg for $1.52.


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 $12.99. Storage step stool for $48.99. 2'x3'5" jute rug for $29.

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

Get the full tutorial on Oleander + Palm here.

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


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

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 $3.37. Red sheer curtains for $3.99.

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

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.

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


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