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Cheap Home DIY Design Projects That Pay Off

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Consider these home DIY projects if you’re looking to save money and make a big difference on your living space.

Give Your Mirrors Some Pizzazz

One of the simplest home DIY projects to make your home look more unique is to create interesting mirror frames. If the mirror is a square or rectangle, you can build a simple wooden frame around it to give it some personality. Keep it rustic or personalize it even more with your choice of stain or paint color.

Upgrade a circular mirror with a sunburst frame using wood shims and glue. You can also try using a charger plate for an elegant, Victorian look that’s even easier; all you need is an adhesive like hot glue to attach the mirror and you have a charming centerpiece for your bedroom or living room.

Add a Frame to Your TV

It’s not just mirrors that are great for framing. You can also frame your TV! If your TV is the focal point of a room, this will make it look more decorative. A prominent frame around your TV also helps to distract from any wires that might get in the way of your viewing experience.

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Set up a Home DIY Canopy Bed

If you’d like to make your bedroom look a bit grander, one idea is to set up a DIY canopy bed. It’s easier than it sounds. With a little resourcefulness, you can make your canopy by hanging curtains from curtain rods or an embroidery hoop installed above the bed. Check out these 5 DIY canopy beds from Bob Villa.

While you’re at it, try using “balloon” drapery to decorate your windows. This just means hanging your drapes on a curved curtain rod to make your window look a bit bigger and more luxurious.

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Build Your Own Headboard

One of the best home DIY ideas to make your bedroom look more interesting and picturesque is to make your own headboard for your bed. If you like to get creative, try polishing up an old door. For more of a farmhouse look, you can put together pieces of reclaimed hardwood.

DIY Shelving

Of course, what would home DIY be without a good shelving project? For a quick shelf that still looks great, rope shelving is a nautical-looking choice that requires very few materials.

Build a Nightstand

For a unique nightstand, cut an old table you don’t use anymore in half, paint over it with a new color and attach it to the wall. This two-legged nightstand will look great next your bed, and who doesn’t love a good upcycle?

Have you done any home DIY design projects? Share them in the comments.

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  1. For $5 at a tag sale I found a 32 inch decorative picture frame that was very unusual. At the time I had no idea what I would do with it, but knew I could do something. The whole frame itself had 4 different frames. The outer most was 1.5 inch wide, inward curved, beautifully whittled and gold gilded. The next one inward was 1 inch wide, inward curved and painted oak color. Next was a 1 3/4 inch wide frame cut approximately 1/2 inch rounded then 1/2 inch flat and gold gilded. Last was a 2 1/2 wide flat wood frame with linen glued to it. I then measured the inside of the frame and found a 23 1/2 inch gilded mirror that acts as a center piece over the fireplace in my living room.

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