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8 Projects to Renew Every Room in Your Home

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A room-by-room makeover doesn't have to break the bank

These DIYs take an afternoon (or less) and will give your home a much-needed refresh.

Kitchen: Chalkboard Cupboard

Take a little chalkboard paint to the inside of your kitchen cabinet, and suddenly, you have a place to keep track of grocery lists, baking measurements, or phone numbers. Mandi, of Tidbits from the Tremaynes, used leftover molding to hang measuring cups and teaspoons, giving her a little extra shelf space for the important things (like chocolate chips).

Get the full tutorial from Tidbits from the Tremaynes.

Living Room: Gallery Wall

Blank walls are boring and stale and we know you have piles of photos that are just waiting to be organized and framed. Pick your favorites and arrange a gallery wall over your couch, mantle, entertainment center— or wherever there’s an expanse of plain white paint. Don’t limit yourself to just pictures—you can frame travel mementos, postcards, or inspirational posters, too.

Get the full tutorial from Two Twenty One.

Bedroom: No-Sew Pillows

No, you don’t need to buy a new bedspread or hack up your headboard—you just need a few new pillows to give your bedroom an easy update. You can head to the fabric store for your pick of patterns, or use old cloth napkins or dish towels if you’d rather save some cash. Plus, did we mention there are no sewing skills required?

Get the full tutorial from The Chic Site.

Laundry Room: Painted Floors

This simple DIY from Tasha of Designer Trapped doesn’t just look easy—it is easy, and it will make linoleum or vinyl floors look brand new. Sure, you’ll have to take an afternoon off from doing laundry so the floor can dry, but that doesn’t sound so bad, does it?

Get the full tutorial from Designer Trapped.

Home Office: Stenciled Bookcase

Consider this project a great excuse to (finally!) de-clutter your shelves and make your office a little more inviting. Whether you store vintage knick-knacks, books, or office supplies, a patterned back can brighten an otherwise (kind of) boring room. The most time-consuming part of this task? Letting the paint dry.

Get the full tutorial from Lolly Jane.

Entryway: DIY Coat Rack

This simple, nature-inspired coat rack is an easy way to make your foyer more fun. If you want to follow this pattern, all you need is masking tape, paint, wood, and a couple of dried branches from your backyard. Added bonus: this eye-catching project will help you stay organized (no more coats on the floor!)

Get the full tutorial from A Piece of Rainbow.

Bathroom: Mason Jar Organizer

De-clutter your bathroom sink with this Saturday afternoon project. All the materials you need are available at a craft or hardware store. When you’ve finished, you’ll have a chic Mason jar display that keeps all of your essentials within arms’ reach.

Get the full tutorial from The DIY Playbook.

Kids’ Room: Dip-Dyed Chairs

Take white chairs, tables, or stools from a kid’s bedroom (or play room) and brighten them with their favorite color. If the chairs aren’t white already, give them a simple coat of white spray paint so the dipped edges really pop.

Get the full tutorial from For the Love Of.

This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com.

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