Transform your home quickly and affordably with these 10 budget-friendly DIY home makeover projects. Spruce up your home in less than a day for a refreshed and stylish space.

I love a good makeover project that you can do quickly and completely change a space. It can have a huge impact and cost very little if you repurpose something you already have.

I can’t tell you how many pictures, frames, decor, and other items we have in storage that we are not using and taking up much-needed storage space. Like I bought them several years ago, changed my decor and now, don’t know what to do with them.

Do you have stuff like that too?

Let’s get them out of storage, grab some paint, and give them a quick makeover. Here are 10 easy ways to spruce up your home with an idea and some paint!

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10 Easy DIY Home Makeover Ideas to Spruce Up Your Home in Less Than a Day

I love a good before and after don’t you? Today, I’m sharing some quick and easy DIY home makeover ideas so you can repurpose and upcycle items you have laying around that you don’t know what to do with anymore.

Instead of tossing or re-homing these items, give them a quick facelift to coordinate better in your home.

And the best part?

These projects are easy to do and can be accomplished in less than a day.

So let’s get started!

Repurposing Thrift Store Finds into Unique Planters

Transform your home and garden with creative and budget-friendly projects by repurposing thrift store finds into unique planters. Using items like old teapots, vintage bowls, and rustic baskets, you can create stylish and personalized plant displays.

This eco-friendly approach not only adds charm to your space but also gives a new life to discarded items. Perfect for both indoor and outdoor decor, these easy DIY projects help you cultivate a beautiful and unique garden without spending a fortune.

I found the coolest vintage baby carriage that I flipped into a planter for my front porch. Learn how to do something similar by following a few tips so you can pot up anything you find!

A vintage wicker baby carriage repurposed as a planter with vibrant purple flowers, beside a terracotta pot with colorful plants, on a porch with patterned rug.
Vintage baby stroller that I found at a thrift store and repurposed as a planter

How to Make a Ceramic Bowl Look Like Stone

Transforming a ceramic bowl to mimic the look of stone is an easy DIY project that adds a rustic, natural touch to your home decor. With a few simple materials and techniques, you can create a stylish and budget-friendly piece that looks like it’s been carved from stone.

This project involves using DIY textured paint and specific finishing methods to achieve the desired stone-like appearance. Perfect for both beginners and experienced DIY enthusiasts, this quick project can be completed in less than a day, enhancing any space with its unique charm.

If you’ve got an old ceramic piece that doesn’t match your decorating style anymore, don’t toss it! Flip it with this super easy upcycling idea. Read more about how to make a ceramic bowl look like stone here.

vintage farmhouse dining room in fall with crystal chandelier, french country table and chairs with pumpkin centerpiece in a ceramic bowl that was upcycled to look like stone

Looking to refresh your home decor quickly and affordably? Creating a vintage botanical gallery wall is a fantastic way to add charm and personality to any room. This easy DIY wall art involves arranging beautiful botanical prints in stylish frames, transforming your space in less than a day.

This was one of my favorite projects because I used old picture frames that I had lying around from a gallery wall that I was no longer using. And let me tell you, it was a big gallery wall, so I had a lot of frames to work with!

This do-it-yourself project was easy to do and very budget-friendly because I had everything except the botanical prints on hand. BTW you can purchase your own botanical downloadable prints if you want to do something similar. And the cool thing is you can print them in any size you want!

Whether you’re an experienced DIYer or just starting, this budget-friendly idea will spruce up your home and give it a timeless, elegant touch. Dive into this simple yet impactful project to instantly elevate your home decor.

Read this post to make your own vintage botanical print gallery wall.

vintage botanical print gallery wall

Transform Your Space: How to Paint a Piano for a Stylish Update

Transform your space with a bold and creative statement by painting your piano. This easy DIY project not only revamps your instrument but also adds a unique touch to your home decor.

Have you ever painted a piano before? Me neither, but I did it and it turned out amazing!

Before, it was very dark, the finish was pretty banged up and it really weighed down the room. But now?

It’s light, bright and beautiful. This project took a few hours to finish but it was totally worth it!

Whether you choose a vibrant color or a subtle hue, painting a piano is a budget-friendly way to refresh your living space quickly. Perfect for both seasoned DIY enthusiasts and beginners, this project can be completed in less than a day, giving your room a stunning focal point with minimal effort.

Read this post to learn how to paint a piano.

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Transform Your Furniture: Painting Upholstery Fabric with Chalk Paint

Give your furniture a fresh, new look by painting upholstery fabric with chalk paint. This creative home makeover DIY project is perfect for those looking to update their home decor on a budget. With a few simple steps, you can transform old or tired upholstery into a stylish and modern piece, all in less than a day.

One of my all time FAVORITE DIY makeover projects was that time I painted the antique bench with chalk paint. I painted the fabric years ago and it still looks incredible today!

In fact, I loved how it turned out so much, I also painted THIS chair and I painted this chair too! So I’ve done it a few times now and really love the result.

Whether you want to add a pop of color or a subtle refresh, painting fabric with chalk paint is a quick and creative way to spruce up your space.

Read this post to learn the FAQ’s of painting fabric upholstery.

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Level Your Space With a Coffee Table Makeover

Refresh your living space with a simple coffee table makeover. This easy DIY project is perfect for adding a touch of elegance and personality to your home decor.

Do you have an end or coffee table that you still love but doesn’t go with your home decor anymore? Yup me too. So I stripped the finish off and refinished it.

Whether your coffee table is old or just in need of a new look, painting or refinishing it can make a huge difference. With a bit of creativity and less than a day’s work, you can achieve a stylish, budget-friendly update that transforms your room’s centerpiece.

Read more here to learn how to spruce up a wood coffee table.

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Transform Your Framed Print with a Stencil Design

Give your home decor a creative boost by updating a framed print with a stencil. This budget-friendly DIY project allows you to customize and refresh your existing artwork quickly and affordably. By adding stenciled designs to your prints, you can create unique, personalized pieces that match your style.

In this post, I shared a project where I loved the texture of a frame but it no longer worked with my decorating style. So I painted it and used a stencil to update the picture and it turned out amazing!

Perfect for both novice and experienced DIYers, this project can be completed in less than a day, making it an ideal way to spruce up your space.

Read more here to see how to update a framed print with a stencil and some chalk paint.

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How to Create a Vintage Chalkboard from an Upcycled Frame

Transform an old frame into a charming vintage chalkboard with this easy DIY project. Upcycling a frame is a budget-friendly way to add both style and functionality to your home decor. Simply remove the glass, paint the frame if needed, and apply chalkboard paint to the backing or a piece of wood cut to fit.

This quick DIY home makeover idea can be completed in less than a day, providing a stylish way to display notes, menus, or artwork in any room.

I bought this not so pretty painting from Facebook Marketplace for a song. While I loved the frame, the painting was a bit dark and dingy.

After pouring over Pinterest for ideas, I found lots of chalk art designs that I thought were cool, so I upcyled my painting into a vintage chalkboard

And it turned out SO cool! Read more about how to upcycle a frame to make a vintage chalkboard here.

Upcycled Vintage Chalkboard Frame

How to Make a Simple Hydrangea Wreath

Add a touch of natural beauty to your home with a simple hydrangea wreath. This easy DIY project uses fresh or dried hydrangea blooms to create a stunning and elegant decoration.

Start with a grapevine wreath base, then attach the hydrangea flowers using floral wire or hot glue. Arrange the blooms to cover the wreath fully or partially, depending on your desired look.

The blooms dry right on the wreath and it looks gorgeous! In less than a day, you can craft a beautiful, budget-friendly wreath that adds a charming, floral touch to any space.

Read more here to learn how to make this hydrangea wreath for FREE.

How to Make a Simple Hydrangea Wreath for Free

How to Make a Stunning Fall Wreath for Your Front Door Using Seasonal Flowers

Welcome the autumn season by creating a stunning fall wreath for your front door using seasonal flowers. This easy DIY home makeover project incorporates vibrant fall blooms such as mums, sunflowers, and dahlias to craft a warm and inviting decoration.

With a few simple steps and budget-friendly materials, you can design a beautiful wreath that captures the essence of fall. Perfect for adding a festive touch to your home, this project combines creativity and style to enhance your seasonal decor.

I made my front door wreath using sunflowers, zinnias, celosia, and ivy from my garden. Read my DIY wreath tutorial that shares how to make a fall wreath for your front door here.

DIY Fall garden wreath with sunflowers, celosia, zinnias and ivy. Easy diy home makeover you can do in less than a day
I love this fall garden wreath DIY with the ivy

Final Thoughts on These Quick and Easy DIY Home Makeover Ideas

By upcycling and repurposing items you already have or discovered for a dime at the thrift store, you can easily transform your home into a refreshed and stylish space without breaking the bank.

Simple DIY home makeover projects, like creating a vintage chalkboard from an old frame or making a ceramic bowl look like stone, offer creative and budget-friendly ways to breathe new life into your decor. With a little imagination and effort, you can achieve a unique and personalized home makeover that reflects your style and ingenuity.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear! And feel free to share this post with anyone you think would find it helpful too.

For more DIY home makeover project ideas read HGTV’s home decor ideas for under $50.

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Enjoy a beautiful day! xo

Stacy Ling
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  1. I love the DIY projects you have taken on Stacy. You have given me so many great ideas.