Paid PostPosted on Nov 11, 201612 Little Improvements For Your Home Under A TennerBecause DIY shouldn't cost an arm and a leg!by MORE TH>NBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Give your door knobs a new coat of paint. Courtesy of Young House Love / Via younghouselove.com Brass door knobs are one of those little things you assume can only be replaced, but you can actually turn them into a new look for very little cost, using just a screwdriver, some sandpaper and some all-surface spray paint. Head to Young House Love for more details on how to do this yourself. 2. You can also paint your taps too! Courtesy of Crafty Allie / Via craftyallieblog.com Just like above, this is much easier on your wallet. It just requires a little more time and patience as you'll need to apply a few coats to really get the benefit. You also might be a bit more wary of removing taps, so one workaround is to use masking tape around to protect your enamel from over-spray. To find out the full details on how to do this, head over to the Crafty Allie Blog. 3. Download and print your own art. Courtesy of lollyjane.com There are hundreds of free printables available all over the web for every style and season, including these on offer at LollyJane. You can print them onto card, and then either pick up cheap frames or simply mount straight on the wall. Alternatively, you can stencil it onto soft furnishings. 4. Create your own personalised bathroom dispensers. Courtesy of tomfo.com / Via tomfo.com Nothing says you've made it like a monogram, and while you don't have to necessarily design yourself a little family logo, these little personalisations add a really nice touch to your toiletries, which you can match up with your room's colour scheme too.Find out more on how to do it here. 5. Try this nifty trick for making a to-do list chic. Courtesy of @MsRachelHollis / Via thechicsite.com Whiteboards are cool when you're in student halls, but not so much when you're a proper adult, no matter how handy they might be. You can change that though with this really stylish bit of DIY, using old picture frames. 6. Stuck with awful '70s lino? Just paint over it! Nata_zhekova / Getty Images As amazing as it is that some linoleum was ever in fashion, it's equally amazing how easy it is to turn it into something fit for the modern day. The important thing is to use an undercoat of paint, as you would on a normal wall, to flatten the surface out. (Make sure you clean the floor first, too!) Once that's dried, you're then free to get creative! Regular wall paint will work, but you can also find interior floor paint at most DIY stores. Try using masking tape to add straight lines, or you could even make your own stencils! 7. Give your fridge a kitsch makeover with decorative washi tape. Still Images / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.co.uk, Mar Portal del Pozo / Via gettyimages.co.uk, washi13 / istock Time to ditch the magnetic letters! Washi tape can be picked up from most stationary stores for a couple of pounds, and there's hundreds of different designs available for you to play around with. It comes off easily too! 8. Re-stuff your cushions. It's easy! Marje Cannon / Getty Images Let's be honest, cushions are a luxury. And it's probably because there's few things worse than a limp, saggy cushion that's seemingly seen its best days. You can either buy a roll of wadding, which you wrap around the existing filling and affix with some spray adhesive. Or you can simply buy a bag of polyester filling and stuff it the old fashioned way. 9. Create a velcro remote control holder. Fuse / Getty Images This one's more for your sanity than anything. The reason why it always gets lost is because the remote doesn't belong anywhere. But that can change!Pick up some velcro strips from your local DIY store that you'd normally use for picture hanging, and affix the other end to the wall near the TV. 10. Keep your shoe collection tidy with this DIY peg rack. Courtesy of Sawdust Girl / Via sawdustgirl.com It only takes a couple of pairs of askew shoes to make the whole room look untidy, which can be a pain when you don't have much space for them. This DIY peg rack is a great solution that doesn't cost much, but is so valuable. 11. There are lots of little ways to tidy up your cords, like this little charging station. Courtesy of Tascha Chawner / Via tashachawner.com Every house needs at least three to four chargers these days, and they have a nasty habit of going missing. This elegant solution makes use of an old shoe box, and you can find out how to do it here. 12. Upcycle your jars and plant pots by decorating with lace. Gabrane / Getty Images, Fly_dragonfly / Getty Images, Galkos / Getty Images Ah, net curtains. If you don't have them, someone probably will have an old pair in the loft somewhere. When they've run their course adorning the windows, you should put them to reuse decorating items around the house. All you need is some scissors, adhesive glue, and a little creativity. Get the most out of your home and your money this winter with these hints and tips from MORE TH>N!