Five high impact diy projects for your home when you’re working with a small budget. Save money by doing it yourself!
I love a good DIY home project! And I especially love a good budget home project where you can make a dramatic transformation without spending a lot of money! Don’t you?
Today I’m sharing five of my favorites. I’ll show you how to paint furniture, give an entertainment center a makeover, how to make pleated-look draperies, we’ll makeover a bookcase, including a diy sliding barn door and we’ll also build a simple upholstered bench that you can customize to the size you need so that you can use anywhere in your home.
I’ll provide you with step-by-step directions for each project, including links to the supplies you need (where applicable).
DIY PROJECT #1: PAINT FURNITURE
This painting project is a really good one if you’re new to the furniture painting world! It’s easy to do and is very forgiving. Best of all it will fit in with several different types of decor – French country, farmhouse, cottage and shabby chic.
I even made a video of the process for you, which is included in the blog post.
DIY PROJECT #2: PROFESSIONAL QUALITY DRAPERY PANELS
Do you have basic sewing skills? Then this is a good project for you! This tutorial will teach you how to make professional quality, lined, flat panel draperies. Making pleats can be a bit more difficult, so you’ll also learn how to give them a pleated look without actually making pleats.
If you’ve ever priced them, you already know how expensive custom window treatments can be! One of the problems with ready- made budget friendly options though is that they look inexpensive and often have uneven bottom and side hems.
Obviously, the labor for this project is free and you can control the budget by how much you spend on drapery and lining fabric.
DIY PROJECT #3: MAKEOVER A BOOKCASE
This makeover was a complete make-it-up as you go project for me, but it turned out better than I ever could have imagined!
When I gave this pair of bookcases a makeover, I knew that I wanted more than to just paint them to get rid of the cheap cherry finish. I wanted to do something to jazz them up a bit and make them a real feature in the room.
I thought that building the sliding door and figuring out the hardware would be complicated, but it wasn’t at all!
PROJECT #4: BUILD A SIMPLE UPHOLSTERED BENCH
You only need the most basic of carpentry skills to build yourself a cute little upholstered bench like this one!
It can be customized to any size and the lines of the base are very clean, so it will fit in with any type of decor, depending up the color of paint or stain that you use and the fabric that you upholster it with.
DIY PROJECT #5: GIVE NEW LIFE TO AN ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
I know there are many of us who have large entertainment centers for holding our televisions and other paraphernalia. Mine was a huge eyesore in our family room!
We were able to give ours a makeover without any sanding, which was awesome! Only a couple of other changes were made to it and now it looks fresh and modernized and brightens up the whole room.
I hope you found at least one or two projects that have inspired you to make some high-impact changes to your home!
If you’re looking for even more diy project ideas, check them out HERE!