Inexpensive Home Makeover Ideas part 1

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Turn a Quilt Into a Headboard

Got a plain-Jane bed? Give it character?and warm it up, too?by draping a quilt over the frame.

Prop Up Art to Conceal Cords

Lean framed art against a wall to hide wires and outlets. Layer them for extra impact.

Stick a Plant Inside a (Non-Working) Fireplace

Brighten up that black hole with one of your indoor or outdoor plants. Choose a type that doesn’t require a lot of sunlight, like a fern or the Song of India dracaena pictured here.

Repurpose Your Bracelets as Napkin Rings

Colorful plastic bangles are great for a casual table, while metal ones complement a formal setting. You can also pin brooches down the length of a table runner and lean a place card in front of each one.

Dress Up a Dresser With Ribbons

Don’t let all those scraps you’ve been saving from holidays and birthday parties go to waste. Transform a child’s bedroom by tying colorful ribbons around the knobs on a chest of drawers?or the stem of a lamp or the legs of a table.

Paint the Legs of an Old Chair

Finally, a reason to drag out that banged-up can of leftover paint. Give the seen-better-days legs of a wooden chair a fresh coat of paint, then use the chair as a side table to hold books, throw pillows, an extra blanket, or even your knitting.

Via Yahoo News.

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  1. kristen says:

    love the painted legs on the chairs. What a great idea!

  2. Jennie says:

    What cute ideas! Lots of inexpensive ways to spruce things up a bit. I also like the painted legs on the chair…

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