Do you think it is time your home had a bit of a makeover? Maybe you need to completely redecorate an entire room, or perhaps you just need to mend a piece of furniture. Whatever you need to do, I’m sure there are ways you can do it yourself on a budget. Here are some of my tips to help you save the cash!
Buy Materials Straight From Suppliers
You will find that you save a lot of money if you buy any materials and equipment you need straight from traders and suppliers. These will sell them at trade price which is a lot cheaper than buying them from your local DIY store. Builders Merchants are also a useful place to look for your materials if you ever need to buy in bulk.
Use Vintage Finds In Quirky Ways
One of the best places to shop for new decorations and small pieces of furniture is at your local second-hand furniture shop. Flea markets and car boots are also a great place to spot some gems as well. One great idea is to use all your vintage finds in unusual ways. Repurpose them and give them a completely new purpose in your home! For instance, keep an eye out for stylish champagne buckets. These will look fab on your sideboard with a houseplant in!
Add Some Glam To Your Bookshelves
Bookshelves aren’t just for books! You can also add on some cute touches such as small ornaments and figurines to add some glamourous touches. You can display absolutely anything on your bookshelves. Either place some photo frames in front of the books or make a space in between your tomes for little trinkets. No matter what you add, it is sure to brighten up a boring old bookshelf!
Get Your Friends To Help
Do you know a plumber or decorator? Then ask them to do some small jobs around your home for you. This will save you the money that you would have spent on a professional to come in and do the job for you. It can also be useful if you aren’t too skilled at DIY. Your friend will be able to do the jobs without making the mess that you might have! Even if they don’t want any money from you, be sure to offer them some. You can always settle on buying them a drink next time you are in the pub together!
Cover Your Coffee Table
Is your coffee table looking a little dated? There is one instant way to revitalise it! Simply cover it in some of your favourite pictures. Make sure you then cover the photos in a protective clear plastic cover. Pick some cute family snaps that will make you smile whenever you see them. Or choose some from your recent travels if you want to show off where you have been lately!
Doing some DIY is easy, even if you have a small budget. Hopefully, these tips will have given you plenty of ideas!