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From social media to online shopping to television, it’s hard to miss the latest trends in home decor. You don’t have to spend much to get the most recent must-haves in interior design. The trick is to start with secondhand items you can turn into what you’re looking for with a little work. Not only is this approach cost efficient and fun, but you also get to customize your designs as you go. Get inspired by these DIYs and super cheap Krrb finds —and get to flipping!
Trendy Boho Rope Ottoman
Bohemian chic doesn’t appear to be a trend that is going to expire anytime soon. With rattan and bamboo furniture becoming more and more mainstream we can’t blame you for wanting to add a pop of “boho vibes” to your home. Making yourself one of these rope ottomans is as easy breezy as it looks! Grab yourself a hot glue gun and rope and you’re ready to get started. Although the trick of this project is doing it with a car tire, you can use an old ottoman of your own or find one for less than $50 on Krrb.
The project: Head over to Style Me Pretty to read up on the complete list of steps involved in this DIY.
Painted Accent Chair
Is there anybody that doesn’t love a good accent chair? I don’t think so! Chairs and seating options don’t come cheap though, especially when they are intricately designed or following along with the current must-have style. Skip the expensive chairs and find a secondhand one on the cheap. All you need for this project is some fabric paint, fabric brushes and a steady hand. Choose your own design and color scheme and get to it. You’ll have an original chair that you crafted all on your own!
The project: Read up on this DIY on Sugar & Cloth to get some insider tips on how to easily paint onto fabric.
This project is as simple as they come and leaves a lot of room for your own creativity when it comes to choosing the type of wallpaper you would like to use. I have lined the inside of my dresser drawers before, but have never done the exterior in this way. This is a fun way to add subtle pops of color or pattern to your space without being overwhelming. You can easily snag a dresser on Krrb for a bargain and give it the facelift it deserves.
The project: Chelsey from Bright & Bold will give you the ins and outs of wallpapering your dresser to perfection.
The secondhand find: You can get a great deal on a dresser like this one and then add all the wallpaper you want to it to make it your own.
Velvet Tufted Headboard
Update a headboard to add a cozy element into your bedroom. The perfect way to add that high-style look without breaking the bank is to make your own tufted velvet stunner using an affordable secondhand headboard. Once you snag a basic frame, the rest of the steps are easy to accomplish (just make sure you go into the project with patience!) With some foam, fabric, buttons and staple gun you’ll be able to have a hotel-like bed in no time.
The project: Stephanie of Glitter and Goat Cheese walks you through the details to get the headboard of your dreams.
Statement Pom Pom Throw
Part of the whole DIY process is having fun with it and this is certainly fun! Take an average throw or blanket and turn it into a fun piece to drape over the side of your couch or at the end of your bed. You don’t have to spend a ton to add new decor to your home. Make your own giant pom poms by firing up your favorite TV show while your wrap yarn around an embroidery hoop. Make as many as you want and simply attach them to the edge of your blanket by feeding the yarn through and tying them tight.
The project: Get all the info you need on this fun pom pom project from Mandi of Vintage Revivals.
This repurposing project has Flea Market Flip potential. Shelves are a great place to store knick knacks and show off your personality. What makes a shelf even cooler? Oh, if it’s made out of a guitar! I’ve never even touched a guitar before, but after seeing this I all of a sudden want to buy one, hack it open and throw some succulents in there.
The project: The tutorial on ReFab Diaries will inspire you to create this striking shelves.
Personalized Cutting Board
Pancakes aren’t the only things being flipped in the kitchen! Take an average cutting board and personalize it to make cooking even more fun. Not a fan of slicing and dicing? You can still make yourself a fun cutting board to serve snacks on to guests! For this project the only thing you’ll need besides the cutting board itself is a wood burning tool. You can buy one of these for a low price at your local crafts store or borrow one from the local DIY community. From here you can go ahead and create any type of design you want.
The project: Head over to Brit + Co to learn how to personalize your cutting boards (their design examples are too cute!)
The secondhand find: Score a $10 cutting board made from recycled wood and get started!
Ladder Clothing Rack
It could be because you live in a small space or it can be because you like the style of exposed wardrobes, but either way the ladder clothing rack is a great option for just about anyone. Not only is a cheap alternative to purchasing shelving, but it gives your living space a bit more edge. Would you rather have a common metal rolling rack or a rustic wooden ladder curated with your favorite items? Yeah, I thought so. While you can do this in many ways, I quite like positioning the ladder horizontally against the wall, almost in a dry cleaners manner. Even more fun? Paint it, ombre it, bedazzle it, do whatever you want to it- it’s a blank slate for you and your wardrobe.
The project: The Italian site Living Corriere breaks down how to get this fun ladder look.
The secondhand find: This ladder would be amazing to use for this project. If it’s too big for your space, split it in half and use it for two separate projects!
What are your favorite ways to flip your secondhand finds? Have you ever flipped something you found on Krrb? If so, let us know in the comments!