5 DIY Decorating Shortcuts You’ll Love

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Whether you’re a novice or an expert at DIY decorating, these budget-friendly and time-conscious tricks will help you upgrade your style easily.
  1. Pretty Patterned Walls

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    Instead of shelling out big bucks for pricey wallpaper, pick up one of these roller brush kits and paint a pattern directly onto your wall. No tedious stenciling or taping required; just dip and paint!

    1-Pattern Home-Trial Kit, $79, RollerWall.com

  2. Updated Upholstery

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    Quality furniture pieces are often expensive to make over, especially when you start talking reupholstery. Give a chair you already own (or a fabulous flea market find) a face-lift without spending a fortune. It’s easy! Just use upholstery spray paint to instantly change your ho-hum fabric into a modern masterpiece.

    Upholstery spray paint, $12, FabricSprayPaint.com

  3. Fine-Tip Glue Gun

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    When you want to add trim to a lampshade or a curtain, skip the sewing machine and use a glue gun to get the job done in minutes.

    Surebonder Fine Tip glue gun, $11, DickBlick.com

  4. DIY Backsplash

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    Nothing makes a kitchen look more polished than a tile backsplash. This DIY tiling kit is mess-free and easy. No need for mortar/mastic; the backing adheres to the wall, and the tile adheres to the backing.

    BONDERA Tile Mat, $39/set, Lowes.com

  5. Countertop Makeover

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    If you don’t love your countertop, you don’t have to hire a contractor to change it up. Rust-Oleum has a kit that’ll change the color and texture of your countertop with a coat of paint.

    Specialty Countertop tint base, $23, HomeDepot.com