The 20 Most Useful Home Tricks & Techniques People Shared in 2020

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Refinish a gorgeous arched cabinet with bleach

Paint the inside white to complete the lightened look.

Breathe new life into boring chairs with whitewash and upholstery

I used a neutral drop cloth for the backrest and seat and a gorgeous old rug for the back panel.

Give boring planters a chic makeover with placements

Transform your space in 10 minutes flat.

Turn a wasted closet into an industrial-style desk

Install a shelf up top and a few hooks for storage.

Make adorable organizers from laundry hampers and plant hangers

Perfect for stuffed animals, and all the random things your child insists on collecting.

Cover ugly wire shelving with plywood for simple, stunning storage space

Get custom-looking closets without removing your existing shelves.

Dress up boring walls with chair rail and picture frame molding

Make this gorgeous wall stand out with a bold coat of paint.

Give old planters a sophisticated facelift with mud and spray paint

Apply the mud in sweeping motions for a natural pottery look.

Glaze dark, outdated furniture for a gorgeous finish

Mix your own glaze from black paint and Floetrol.

Go industrial chic with a DIY acid stained concrete porch

Pro tip: make sure you use wide spray, not stream, to avoid lines.

Stay germ-free on the go with homemade hand sanitizer

Use aloe vera for moisturizing, alcohol for disinfecting, and essential oils for scent.

Turn basic drop cloths into gorgeous outdoor curtains

Porch curtains are great for shade, privacy, and décor.

Add character to any space with a bold color block accent wall

Dress it up with a décor display shelf and some stylish hooks.