DIY Upgrades for Under $100 - Part Eight

Posted by on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 at 1:00pm.

If you're looking for a big improvement in how your home looks and feels, check out these Do it Yourself projects. Most all can be accomplished in a relatively short period of time, with minimal investment. I'll be posting a series of these, so stay tuned. All can be found at This Old House magazine.

This is a series of DIY projects. Please be sure to see previous Posts.

Would love to hear any ideas you may have for future posts, let me know!


Shine Some Light on Your Work

How to do it: Brighten countertops instantly with battery-powered LED undercabinet puck lighting.

Estimated cost: Four adhesive-backed Bell & Howell Mini Power Pods, about $20; The Survival Store


Make Candlesticks from Wood Spindles

How to do it: Use a spade bit to drill a recess in the tops for the candle. Group sticks of varying heights for a stunning tabletop display.

Estimated cost: Two 12-inch and two 7½-inch turned redwood spindles, about $9; Vintage Woodworks


Create a Sense of Uniformity

How to do it: Unify unmatched bedroom furniture by painting pieces the same hue.

Estimated cost: 1 gallon of eco-friendly Inside Palette acrylic paint, about $45; YOLO Colorhouse


Get a Stencilied Look in Your Kid's Room

How to do it: Decorate the walls with easy stick-on decals in fun animal shapes.

Estimated cost: 22-by-30-inch elephant design, about $25; Janey Mac at Etsy


Assemble a Wall Display

Group small prints, photos, and vintage plates and hang them together for the look of a large, expensive piece of art. Arrange the display on the floor first to limit nail holes. For more easy upgrades like this one, see 100 DIY Upgrades Under $100.

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