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Bring New Life to Furniture You Already Own

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Bring New Life to Furniture You Already Own

As much as we love our homes, sometimes, we just want a whole new look or an entire makeover, but remodeling or buying all new furniture comes with a pretty significant price tag. There are, however, a number of DIY projects you can do quickly and easily to give your home a fresh, new look without the high price tag. Here are 5 common remodeling items and projects you can use them on to give your home a fresh new look.

1. Tile

If you have an older dining room or coffee table that needs a facelift, tile is a great way to do it. Tile is inexpensive and fairly easy to apply and if you do a few projects and have some success, you can even re-tile your kitchen counters or put in a new bathroom floor.

2. Paint

You might be surprised how many features in your home take on a whole new look with a fresh coat of paint. You can even paint a number of things you might not have even known can be painted. Paint the side of your refrigerator in chalkboard paint for a new look that is both fun and useful. Repaint stairs using a dark color on top and a light color on the front. You can even repaint the metal base of a glass coffee table or a fireplace enclosure.

3. Fabric

Buy covers for your existing sofa, love seat or chair and sew new covers for existing throw pillows in a coordinating fabric. Pillow covers are one of the easiest items there are to sew, so you don't have to be an experienced seamstress to whip some up. You can even use fabric to create a stunning accent wall in a single day using this old trick.

4. Wood

When the glass breaks on your glass-topped coffee table, you can replace it with a painted wood top instead. If you want to change your look from modern to rustic, wood is the way to go. Wood can be paneled on walls, used to cover older furniture or even converted from one furniture item into another.

5. Pipe

With the rise of the industrial look in homes, pipe is a great, inexpensive way to give your existing furniture a whole new look. It's very durable and even thin pipe can carry a great deal of weight. Replace the base of your bar stools or coffee table, make a new base for a floor or table lamp, make a floor covering with several pieces of thin copper pipe held together with copper wire or even fashion your own drawer pulls for kitchen cabinets or bedroom furniture. Aluminum, copper and even galvanized steel piping is durable, easy to cut and can even be heated and bent.