1. Bring in a new rug and update your decor

This project, created by Katie Bookser, is a DIY tutorial for making a round rope area rug. Katie, a blogger, and DIY enthusiast, shares her love for rope accents and demonstrates how to create a stylish rug at a fraction of the cost of store-bought alternatives.

By using just two rolls of sisal rope and repurposing an old fitted sheet as the base, you can easily make your own rug for around $15. The step-by-step instructions provided in the tutorial make it a straightforward and enjoyable project that can be completed in just one hour. Not only is this DIY rug budget-friendly, but it also offers customization options, allowing you to create a rug of any desired size.

By following Katie's instructions, you can refresh your home decor on a budget while adding a unique touch to your space. Get tutorial here

2. Swap out old hardware and make something unique.

This project by Ash from Dash Lifestyles is about creating an oversized door handle for barn doors. With a search for the perfect handle yielding no results, Ash decided to make her own.

Using pipe connector fittings and a stained pine dowel, they achieved the desired look. The project is budget-friendly, costing around $40, and can be completed in approximately 2 hours.

By DIYing the oversized handle, you can customize it to fit your specific door size and style preferences. It's a great way to refresh your home on a budget while adding a unique and personalized touch to your space. Get tutorial here

3. Update outdated fixtures without replacing them

This project by Andrea Runk is a tutorial on how to spray paint a bathroom faucet to update its look without spending a fortune. With just a few materials costing around $15 and an hour of your time, you can transform outdated shiny chrome fixtures into a new finish.

The process involves using an automotive primer to prepare the surface, followed by metallic spray paint for the desired color. It's a simple and economical approach to refreshing your bathroom on a budget, allowing you to give a new life to multiple faucets without the need for expensive replacements. Get tutorial here

4. Switch out light fixtures with this high-end alternative

This project by Mary from The Handcrafted Haven is a tutorial on how to make a tassel chandelier inspired by Anthropologie but at a fraction of the cost. The Anthropologie version is priced at $250, but Mary managed to create her own for only $31.

By using metal floral hoops, crochet thread, spray paint, and other inexpensive materials, you can follow the step-by-step instructions to recreate this stunning chandelier. The project is easy to complete, and it offers a budget-friendly way to add a beautiful boho vibe to any room in your home.

Whether you want to update a nursery or enhance your space with a unique lighting fixture, this DIY tassel chandelier is a fantastic option that won't break the bank. Get tutorial here

5. Ditch the carpet and embrace the beauty of wood stairs

This project by Carly McPherson demonstrates how to transform carpeted stairs into a fresh and modern look by revealing and painting the wood underneath.

By removing the old carpet, filling in holes and indents with wood putty, and applying primer and paint, you can achieve a brighter and more updated entryway. With a budget of $100 and a time commitment of four days, this project offers an affordable way to refresh your home.

The result is a stylish staircase that adds a modern touch to your space. Get tutorial here

6. Use up leftover paint and modernize your cabinets

Michelle from Breaking Down the Box embarked on a kitchen cabinet refresh project, with a budget of $90 and a two-week timeframe.

She discovered Valspar Cabinet Enamel, which eliminated the need for priming and sanding before painting, making the project more convenient. Michelle provides step-by-step instructions, including removing doors and hardware, cleaning the cabinets, filling in holes for new hardware, sanding, and painting multiple coats. The Valspar paint offered a smooth finish, easy maintenance, and durability for high-traffic areas.

This project is an excellent way to refresh your kitchen cabinets on a budget, providing a whole new look to the space without extensive prep work. Get tutorial here

7. DIY a high-end wood slat wall

Becky from Flipping the Flip shares her project of transforming a room with a high-end designer wall on a DIY budget using inexpensive wood lath.

Although lath can be challenging to work with due to its unevenness, Becky found it to be a budget-friendly option that suited her desired design style. She stained the lath and attached it to the wall, ensuring consistent spacing between the seams.

The project resulted in a high-end look and is a great way to refresh any room in your home on a budget. Get tutorial here

8. Change out window treatments

Brooke from Cribbs Style provides a step-by-step tutorial on creating a DIY faux Roman shade, a pricey-looking window treatment, using just a few materials and in under an hour.

By measuring, cutting, folding, and sewing the fabric, and adding tension rods, you can easily create the shade. It's a budget-friendly project costing around $20 and offers a quick and easy way to refresh your home's windows.

The faux Roman shade can be customized for different seasons and decor changes, making it a versatile and cost-effective window treatment option. Get tutorial here

9. Make LARGE Canvas Wall Art

Welcome to the Woods blogger shares a DIY project on creating large canvas wall art for just $14.

By using scrap wood, repurposed pallet boards, and a white window curtain, she constructs a sturdy frame. The fabric is stapled tightly to the frame, and corner supports are added for stability. Picture hanging wire is attached for easy hanging, and the canvas is painted using a mix of acrylic paints and textures.

This project offers an affordable way to create a statement piece of art for your home, showcasing your artistic skills and personal style while saving money on expensive artwork. Get tutorial here

10. Build your owb West Elm inspired plant stands

Jessica-Sara Morris provides an easy-to-follow tutorial on creating West Elm inspired DIY plant stands.

With just four materials and 30 minutes of your time, you can make stylish and modern plant stands on a budget. The cuts and assembly are straightforward, requiring basic woodworking skills. The plant stands can be customized with paint or stain to match your decor.

This project offers a cost-effective way to refresh your home by adding a touch of elegance and showcasing your indoor plants. Get tutorial here

11. Create a Stunning Wall of Succulents

Holly Grace presents a budget-friendly DIY project on creating a stunning "Wall of Succulents" using Dollar Tree supplies.

With just 8 materials and an hour of your time, you can transform a framed art piece into a captivating display of faux succulents and moss. By repurposing pool noodles, adding a touch of metallic paint, and incorporating various textures, you can achieve an upscale and artistic look.

This project allows you to infuse your space with botanical enchantment and unleash your creativity while staying within a budget. It's a perfect way to refresh your home decor and add a touch of natural beauty. Get tutorial here

12. Embrace the natural look of wood

Claire Lynn Home introduces a new and brilliant way to strip furniture using oven cleaner.

By simply spraying the furniture with oven cleaner, letting it sit, scrubbing it down, and rinsing it off, you can effectively remove polyurethane and stain from the surface. While this method may take longer than traditional furniture strippers, it is cleaner and easier to use, especially for furniture with intricate details and hard-to-reach areas like table legs and chair spindles.

This technique is affordable, costing only around $30, and allows you to transform and refresh your furniture without breaking the bank. Get tutorial here