Drawers are perfect places to add color or pattern. Cyndy from The Creativity Exchange has a very helpful tutorial on how to create removable liners for drawers. I love the pretty coral, scalloped pattern she chose.
You could also line the outside of drawers as Meredith from Meredith and the New Yorkie did with her dresser. This print is so punchy and matches perfectly with the pink!
Bookshelves are also great choices for easy updates. Kris from Driven by Decor shows you to line the inside of a bookshelf with burlap. I like how the burlap adds a subtle touch of color and texture, yet showcases the items on the shelves.
Sofas and chairs can benefit from a super quick makeover by the addition of a beautiful throw or blanket. This stained glass afghan crocheted by The Twisted Yarn turns a basic, gray couch into a stunning, statement piece.
Bar carts are still a hot trend, but how can you make yours different from everyone elses? Decoupage the shelves with paint chips like Yvonne from Stone Gable did with her bar cart. The gray and neutral paint chips make this cart even more glam.
End tables love Mod Podge, too. Kat & Cam from Our Nerd Home got creative and decoupaged comic strips from cereal boxes onto their yellow end table. The comic strips and star motif complement this mid-century modern piece wonderfully.
Another easy end table makeover can be done by using nailhead trim. Michelle from Home for Now created the look of nailhead trim on this end table but for less with thumbtacks. I love that her makeover adds just the right amount of polish to her corner.
Coffee tables can be revamped with a quick cover of contact paper. Jen from I Heart Organizing created a faux marble table top by using contact paper. Her makeover is much cheaper than the real deal and looks great!
Stools are also great to make over because of their small size—they’re perfect for an evening DIY project! Check out my simple update to a stool with polished hemp rope, created for my beachy bedroom makeover.
Table and chair legs can also benefit from a makeover with a quickie dip-dye project. Jan from Poppytalk shows you how to create faux dip-dyed sofa legs with washi tape. This is an awesome way to try out the look without the commitment!
If you’re ready to paint some legs, Andrea from For the Love of… shows you how to create the dip-dye look on a chair. Using a bright color like she did is an easy way to add a fun splash of color to a room.
Are you more of a simple DIY’er or a complex DIY’er? Do you prefer to make over your furniture or buy a piece brand new? What’s your favorite cheap and quick way to update furniture?