Use fabric medium and acrylic paint to turn a cheap remnant rug into a custom statement piece.
Adhere some gold leaf to canvas pillow covers to make statement pillows.
Modernize your childhood dresser (or an antique thrift find) with a fresh coat of paint and new hardware.
Paint and frame four doormats for a faux-wood headboard.
Or, nail salvaged wood together for a minimal but warm headboard.
OR, dumpster-dive for an old door, and paint it a fun color.
Turn a 1x1 cubby into a sleek side table.
Or, screw some hairpin legs to a stained or painted crate.
~Orrr~ you can build your own wooden top for your hairpin legs.
Cover a boring mirror with a fabric that you love.
Warm up your entry way with an Anthropologie-like paper flower garland.
Cover an ugly planter in pretty rocks for your front steps.
Pick out some tough fabric and sew a slipcover for a utility bucket.
Cover an old pallet with foam, batting, and fabric for a custom living room ottoman.
Or, if your small apartment can't fit a giant pallet-sized ottoman, make one out of an old cable spool.
Add simple legs to an Ikea table top for a midcentury-style coffee table, if you prefer to skip the cushioned ottoman.
Mount a cool shower curtain on a basic wood frame for a wall-sized statement.
Glue old picture frames onto wooden boxes for pretty framed shadow shelves.
Glue felt around wooden dowels for a cheap and pretty magazine holder.
Recover and paint ugly cheap chairs for actually pretty guest seating.
Hot glue paint chips to the inside of a poster frame for a dry erase calendar that actually matches your kitchen towels.
Balance a marble tile on a copper pipe frame for a pretty plant stand.
Secure an old suitcase to a TV table for a small but stylish bar.
Turn a couple of Ikea pieces into a trendy drink table with some gold spray paint.
Tie sisal rope onto a painted board to create a simple hanging shelf.
Upholster a piece of wood with a pretty blanket (and hairpin legs, again) for a colorful bench.
Turn two bowls and some concrete into a beautiful succulent planter.
Or, knot together some pretty mini hangers for your kitchen window.
Edge a simple round mirror in copper tape.
Or, adhere copper leaf to a framed mirror that you already own.
Drill holes in the side of a ceramic pot to turn your favorite pot into a hanging garden.
Spray paint a plastic or wooden dowel with copper spray paint, then hang air plants on it.
Marble a vase by floating nail polish in a bowl of water.
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