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10 Quick, Easy (and Cheap) DIY Hacks to Pretty Up Your Home

Looking to give your home a little TLC DIY-style? These easy DIY home hacks are too good not to try! Some of them will take you a weekend while others will only take you a few minutes. All of them are sure to give your home a nice little refresh.

And, best of all, you only need a few key products (mostly from Bunnings and Kmart) to make it happen!

[mc_block_title custom_title=”1. Geometric paint”]

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Source: Melissa Chaplin

Feature walls. So hot right now. But why would you stick to just one colour when you can transform your wall into a multicoloured masterpiece? Check out our step-by-step guide on how to do it (it’s easier than you think) – and how cool does it look, especially for a playroom or bedroom!

[mc_block_title custom_title=”2. Textured walls”]

Feature wall
Source: Mel Morgan

Another cool DIY trend we’re frothing over right now is textured feature walls. Not only bright and bold, but these walls add a whole other dimension to an otherwise ordinary wall. You’ll need a trek to Bunnings for the timber panelling and paint.

[mc_block_title custom_title=”3. Bookshelf bliss”]

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Source: Jess Breen

For the love of all things books, if you’ve got a free weekend, some standard book shelving and a spare wall, then you too can get creative with your book shelving.

[mc_block_title custom_title=”4. Door mat plant holders”]

Seagrass plant pots
Source: Sue Etherington

Get the seagrass basket look without the seagrass basket price with this clever DIY hack. Would you believe these plants holders are made of two simple mats from Bunnings? And for just $5.00?

Check out how to make them yourself and give your home a quick rustic refresh for less than a cup of frothy coffee. Winning!

[mc_block_title custom_title=”5. Revamped air cons/light fixtures”]

Are your air conditioners and light switches slowly turning a horrid shade of yellow? No worries. Simply pick up a tin of spray paint, mask your area and aim. Sayonara ugly yellow. Why didn’t we think of this earlier??

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Source: Zachary Mortimor

[mc_block_title custom_title=”6. Wood furniture upcycling”]

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Kids kitchen DIY
Source: Clara Bradley

We all have a few daggy pieces of timber furniture lurking in the corner. Hello, 2000s! Well, ladies, you don’t have to live in the dooms of deep mahogany anymore. You can, in fact, sand it, repaint it and repurpose those daggy cupboards and TV units.

You’ll need a few key supplies though – sandpaper, chalk paint, a bit of vinyl contact paper perhaps? Check out how this mum took an old TV unit and turned it into a lovely kids’ play kitchen. And all for just $63!

[mc_block_title custom_title=”7. Linen love”]

organising linen cupboard
Source: Bec Collins

Is there anything more satisfying than opening your linen closet and seeing something like this (above?). And all it takes is a quick trip to Kmart to pick up some pretty baskets. Check out how to make it happen (and how to fold those god awful fitted sheets.) Wait until you see the before pic!

[mc_block_title custom_title=”8. Pantry perfection”]

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Source: Illi Williams

While you’re wandering the halls of Kmart, you might as well pop a few more baskets into your trolley and pretty up your pantry as well. You’ll need some pantry labels, a truckload of different containers and a few hours to sort out the current snack-zone and transform it into this food haven. We’ve got an easy how-to-do-it right here. 

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Kmart contact fridge
Source: Jessica White

Another major eyesore in many of our homes? Our old fridge. Sure, we’d love to replace it with a fancy schmancy stainless steel one, preferably with french doors. But, alas, our budget doesn’t agree. Enter vinyl chalk contact. It’s $3 a roll and you can cover your entire fridge for three rolls. Sure, it’s not a new fridge, but it’s a pretty nice little change for a bit of pocket change, don’t you think?

[mc_block_title custom_title=”10. Backyard Fire Pit”]

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Source: Meagan Frances

Shall we move into the backyard? Perhaps make an epic fire pit to roast marshmallows and toast your awesome DIY efforts? Yes, please. We’ve got step-by-step instructions with a hilarious side order of sass thanks to this clever mum.

We love a good easy DIY home hack here at Mum Central. Make sure you check out our home section and follow us on Facebook for more DIY ideas.

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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