DIY Decorating Ideas: Thrifty Thursday #5

DIY Decorating Ideas. It’s Thrifty Thursday! I truly believe you can have a stylish home without spending a fortune. Every week I search the blogosphere to find creative DIY decorating ideas I can share with you on Thrifty Thursday. My main requirement is that they have to be budget-friendly.  Today, I have seven great DIY decorating projects for you that won’t break your decorating budget.

DIY Decorating Ideas

1. These storage benches were made by turning 2 Ikea Expedit bookshelves on their sides. Then they were filled with baskets and topped with cushions. Storage Bench Tutorial

DIY Decorating Ideas: These storage benches were made by turning 2 Ikea Expedit bookshelves on their sides. Then they were filled with baskets and topped with cushions. Storage Bench Tutorial

I Heart Organizing

2. Give your bathroom an instant update by framing out those plain, boring mirrors. Fluted molding and corner rosettes done in glossy black paint give this mirror a custom look. Bathroom Mirror Frame Tutorial

DIY Decorating Ideas: Give your bathroom an instant update by framing out those plain, boring mirrors. Fluted molding and corner rosettes done in glossy black paint give this mirror a custom look. Bathroom Mirror Frame Tutorial

Southern Hospitality

3. Chevron goes beyond fabric and walls. Add it to stair risers to bring character and personality to an often overlooked feature. Chevron Pattern on Stairs Tutorial

DIY Decorating Ideas: Chevron goes beyond fabric and walls. Add it to stair risers to bring character and personality to an often overlooked feature. Chevron Pattern on Stairs Tutorial

Simple Dwellings

4. Pallets are being turned into everything from furniture to wall treatments. They’re even becoming the canvas for word art. You can decorate your home and express yourself by creating your own pallet sign for very little money. Pallet Wood Sign Tutorial

DIY Decorating Ideas: Pallets are being turned into everything from furniture to wall treatments. They're even becoming the canvas for word art. You can decorate your home and express yourself by creating your own pallet sign for very little money. Pallet Wood Sign Tutorial

Blooming Homestead

5. Adding legs to an old piece of furniture can completely change its look. Finish it off by painting it in a vibrant color. Adding Furniture Legs Tutorial

DIY Decorating Ideas: Adding legs to an old piece of furniture can completely change its look. Finish it off by painting it in a vibrant color. Adding Furniture Legs Tutorial

Thrifty Inspirations

6. Fabric storage bins can be quite an investment; especially when you have to buy several. Save money and make your own out of boxes, inexpensive fabric and spray glue. Adding handles makes them easy to use. Fabric Covered Storage Boxes Tutorial

DIY Decorating Ideas: Fabric storage bins can be quite an investment; especially when you have to buy several. Save money and make your own out of boxes, inexpensive fabric and spray glue. Adding handles makes them easy to use. Fabric Covered Storage Boxes Tutorial

I Heart Organizing

7. Bring color and pizzazz to your kitchen by painting your knife block and adding a cool stencil or monogram.

DIY Decorating Ideas: Bring color and pizzazz to your kitchen by painting your knife block and adding a cool stencil or monogram.

Johnny in a Dress

Which of these ideas do you think you’d like to try? Do you have any ideas or projects you’d like to share?

Peggy

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      Peggy Pardo says

      You are very welcome, Jen. You had two great projects that I loved and had to share. I’m sure I’ll be including more of yours on future Thrifty Thursdays. 🙂

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    says

    Peggy, I just did that first photo, used an expedit shelf, turned it on its side to use as a book case in my living room, I absolutely love that idea, I have a lamp and some tall leaning art work on the top and the effect is gorgeous!

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      Peggy Pardo says

      Sounds beautiful, Myrna! I love this idea and would love to find a spot for it in my house, too. I have a couple of ideas for it… 🙂

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