Easy and Thrifty DIY Furniture Makeovers

Easy and Thrifty DIY Furniture Makeover roundup chair stool end side coffee table bookshelf sofa legs dresser desk drawers by The Decor Guru There's more to life than DIY and makeovers. Well, not really, but there is more to life than constantly subjecting yourself to complex DIY projects and makeovers... like those that require weeks or months to finish, several trips to the home improvement/craft store, multiple processes, and many glasses of wine. Don't get me wrong, a big DIY project is a great way to boost your creativity and pass the time. But sometimes, less is more. Continue reading to check out this round-up of easy DIY furniture makeovers. These ideas are sure to save you money and sanity!

Drawers are perfect places to add color or pattern. Cyndy from The Creativity Exchange has a very helpful tutorial on how to create removable liners for drawers. I love the pretty coral, scalloped pattern she chose.

You could also line the outside of drawers as Meredith from Meredith and the New Yorkie did with her dresser. This print is so punchy and matches perfectly with the pink!

pink dresser outside lined drawers paper by Meredith and The New Yorkie Easy and Thrifty DIY Furniture Makeover roundup by The DIY Homegirl

Bookshelves are also great choices for easy updates. Kris from Driven by Decor shows you to line the inside of a bookshelf with burlap. I like how the burlap adds a subtle touch of color and texture, yet showcases the items on the shelves.

Sofas and chairs can benefit from a super quick makeover by the addition of a beautiful throw or blanket. This stained glass afghan crocheted by The Twisted Yarn turns a basic, gray couch into a stunning, statement piece.

Bar carts are still a hot trend, but how can you make yours different from everyone elses? Decoupage the shelves with paint chips like Yvonne from Stone Gable did with her bar cart. The gray and neutral paint chips make this cart even more glam.

Bar Cart Mod Podge Paint Chip Makeover by Stone Gable paint chips Mod Podge decoupage gray gold Easy and Thrifty DIY Furniture Makeover roundup by The DIY Homegirl

End tables love Mod Podge, too. Kat & Cam from Our Nerd Home got creative and decoupaged comic strips from cereal boxes onto their yellow end table. The comic strips and star motif complement this mid-century modern piece wonderfully.

comic strip cereal box side table decoupage Mod Podge star motif MCM collage by Our Nerd Home Easy and Thrifty DIY Furniture Makeover roundup by The DIY Homegirl

Another easy end table makeover can be done by using nailhead trim. Michelle from Home for Now created the look of nailhead trim on this end table but for less with thumbtacks. I love that her makeover adds just the right amount of polish to her corner.

Coffee tables can be revamped with a quick cover of contact paper. Jen from I Heart Organizing created a faux marble table top by using contact paper. Her makeover is much cheaper than the real deal and looks great!

Stools are also great to make over because of their small size—they’re perfect for an evening DIY project! Check out my simple update to a stool with polished hemp rope, created for my beachy bedroom makeover.

Pothos plant with IKEA Marius stool hacked with hemp rope Easy and Thrifty DIY Furniture Makeover roundup by The Decor Guru

Table and chair legs can also benefit from a makeover with a quickie dip-dye project. Jan from Poppytalk shows you how to create faux dip-dyed sofa legs with washi tape. This is an awesome way to try out the look without the commitment!

If you’re ready to paint some legs, Andrea from For the Love of… shows you how to create the dip-dye look on a chair. Using a bright color like she did is an easy way to add a fun splash of color to a room.

Are you more of a simple DIY’er or a complex DIY’er? Do you prefer to make over your furniture or buy a piece brand new? What’s your favorite cheap and quick way to update furniture?

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6 Comments on Easy and Thrifty DIY Furniture Makeovers

  1. These are all amazing! This is totally my style

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my stained glass window afghan. I’m honoured! It’s actually quite an easy make, but it just takes time. Lots and lots of time! I love the other ideas you’ve featured, too.

  3. These are great ideas! I love the outside of the drawer. That makes it so fun every time you open the drawer.

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