9 DIY Home Decor Projects on a Budget

One of the best things about DIY is turning an old item into something new. With just a few scrap items, the creative possibilities for cheap furniture are endless.

DIY home decor is a serious project. Not only does it require creativity, you also have to consider what others might think of your work. However, if you enjoy DIY and have decorations that show a bit of your personality, then this article can help you. Here are some DIY home decor ideas on a budget:

1. Chalkboard Wall Paint

Any surface can be painted with chalkboard paint. It looks great on kitchen walls and kids’ rooms.  This allows you to draw or write anything. This type of paint can be magnetic, too. So, aside from drawings, you can post pictures or notes using small magnets.

DIY Tutorial: Easy 3 STEP DIY Chalkboard Wall

2. Floating Bookshelf

Make a bookshelf out of reclaimed wood and install it on a wall. This can create an illusion of floating books that will surely appeal to your friends and family.

DIY Tutorial: DIY Wood Floating Shelf

3. Rag Rug

This can match the decor of any room.  Though this will take time to finish, it is so easy to do that even kids can have a go at it.  All you need are old clothes that can be cut into strips of fabric and knitted onto a non-skid rug.

DIY Tutorial: How To Make A Traditional Rag Rug

4. Personalised Handwritten Canvas

Get a canvas, write anything that inspires you, then hang it on a wall.

DIY Tutorial: How To Make An Easy Hand-Lettering Canvas

5. Log Slices

Rough-cut timber can add a bit of personality to your rooms. Just attach metal legs if you want to have a side table.

DIY Tutorial: DIY Log Slice Side Table

6. Mosaic CD Mirror

Old broken CDs can be turned into a work of art. Put them on the frame of a mirror and enjoy the different coloured reflections.

DIY Tutorial: DIY CD Mirror Frame

7. Front Door

An old door can be used as a coffee table. The rustic finish adds character to a family room, and this can be used for other purposes.

DIY Tutorial: How to Build a Dining Table From an Old Door and Posts

8. Mason Jar Herbs

Organise your herbs by putting them in mason jars. Hang them on your kitchen wall near a window. This is a very simple and practical way of decorating, and at the same time, organising your kitchen.

DIY Tutorial: DIY Mason Jar Fresh Herb Garden

9. Wood Soda Crates

Old soda crates can be turned into a coffee table and shadow box. Attach the crates to a table base and then lay tempered glass on top.

DIY Tutorial: Ways To Repurpose Old Soda Crates

Do you have other cheap furniture ideas? You can share your tips in the comments section.

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