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10 Easy DIY Apartment Upgrades You Need To Try This Weekend

No special skills required.
01/30/2016 06:01am ET

Updating your home doesn't have to mean buying a new sofa or repainting every room in the house. Sometimes little tweaks, like recovering your ironing board or lining your shelves, can make a world of difference.

Instead of splurging on something you don't need, DIY something small and special for your space. Scroll through the ideas below and get inspired to be creative this weekend.

1
Make Your Own Shelf Liner With Computer Paper
A Beautiful Mess
Find the full tutorial on A Beautiful Mess.
2
Turn Old Fabric Into A Stylish Bar Cart Runner
Francois et Moi
Find the tutorial on Francois et Moi.
3
Swap Unattractive Knobs For Leather Cabinet Pulls
Almost Makes Perfect
Head over to Almost Makes Perfect for the how-to.
4
Organize Knickknacks In Painted Paper Trays
The House That Lars Built
See the step-by-step on The House That Lars Built.
5
Make Your Cords Less Boring
Almost Makes Perfect
Check out Almost Makes Perfect for the how-to.
6
Recover Your Bland Ironing Board
A Beautiful Mess
Visit A Beautiful Mess to learn how.
7
Give Old Pen Holders A Facelift With Colored Paint
Paper
Visit Paper & Stitch for the full tutorial.
8
Use Old Drawer Knobs As Wall Hooks
A Beautiful Mess
The complete step-by-step is available on A Beautiful Mess.
9
Spruce Up Your Office Supplies With Patterned Tape
Homey Oh My
Head over to Homey Oh My to learn how.
10
Color Block A Plain Fruit Bowl With Paint
I Spy DIY
Head to I Spy DIY to get started.

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