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25 Home Pick-Me-Ups for Under $20

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If you are needing a refresh around the house, we’ve got some budget and time friendly projects to inspire. A simple fresh color of paint can give an old bookcase or headboard the new life it needs. Stitch up pillows and a duvet cover to give your bed a makeover. While you have the paint out, consider painting an inexpensive rug or even the floor. You don’t have to be a big spender to give your home some love this summer with these 25 Home Pick-Me-Ups for Under $20.

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  • Paint Shelf Backing 2 of 26
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    Use a quart of paint to add color behind a built-in or a bookcase.
    Check it out at Young House Love.

  • Full/Queen Duvet 3 of 26
    02

    Spruce up a bedroom with a new Anthropologie inspired duvet cover.
    Find out more at Neroli Blossoms.

  • Organize Your Mud Area 4 of 26
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    Cleaning up and adding items you have around the house or in your craft closet to make a space that is organized is always a pick me up.
    Check it out at Pretty Prudent.

  • Doormat 5 of 26
    04

    Make a braided doormat for the front door.
    Find out more at Martha Stewart.

  • Recaulk the Bathtub 6 of 26
    05

    Get rid of nasty bathroom caulk to give the bathroom a cleaner look.
    Find out more at Apartment Therapy.

  • Window Box 7 of 26
    06

    Add a few window boxes outside for a curb pick me up.
    Spotted at Thrifty Decor Chick.

  • Change Light Switch Plates 8 of 26
    07

    Update your light switch plates for a quick update.
    Find out more at Apartment Therapy.

  • Add Text to Old Art 9 of 26
    08

    Make ugly art look modern with some text and a favorite quote.
    Find out more at Wills Casa.

  • Update Fixtures 10 of 26
    09

    Use spray paint to update an outdated fixture and add a fun pop of color.
    Find out more at Little Green Notebook.

  • Paint a Rug 11 of 26
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    Use paint to give a boring rug some pattern.
    Find out more at Tatertots and Jello.

  • Line Bookcase 12 of 26
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    Add pattern to a bookcase with fabric.
    Find out more at Hi Sugarplum.

  • Gold Vase 13 of 26
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    Spray paint some stripes on boring vases and add some flowers for a rosy pick-me-up.
    Find out more at Two Twenty One.

  • Clean Out the Closet 14 of 26
    13

    Buy some pretty storage and organize the closets.
    Find out more at Simplicity in the South.

  • Build Some Shelves 15 of 26
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    Build chunky shelves and style them perfectly for a gorgeous vignette.
    Find out more at Desert Domicile.

  • Add Some Color 16 of 26
    15

    Use spray paint to give outdoor furniture a refreshing update.
    Find out more at Shift Ctrl Art.

  • Paint a Headboard 17 of 26
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    Give yourself a new headboard with some paint for an inexpensive bedroom makeover.
    Find out more at Interiors by Kenz.

  • Stencil a Wall 18 of 26
    17

    Use paint more creatively to add pattern to a wall.
    Find out more at Decor and the Dog.

  • Lamp Makeover 19 of 26
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    Spray paint a lamp and paint the shade for a total light makeover.
    Find out more at Rain on a Tin Roof.

  • Texturize Furniture 20 of 26
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    Use PVC pipe to add texture and pattern to a piece of furniture.
    Find out more at Vintage Revivals.

  • Paint Your Floor 21 of 26
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    Update your laminate floors with paint.
    Find out more at View Along the Way.

  • Acrylic Tray 22 of 26
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    Create a pretty tray for your office or craft area.
    Find out more at Just a Girl.

  • Sew Pillows 23 of 26
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    Use placemats and drop cloths to sew new pillows for an outdoor space.
    Find out more at Domestic Imperfection.

  • Doily Bowl 24 of 26
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    A doily bowl for $1 lends texture and is a great styling addition.
    Find out more at Emily Henderson.

  • Fern Art 25 of 26
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    Press fern leaves for inexpensive botanical art.
    Find out more at Better Homes and Gardens.

  • Pendent Lamp 26 of 26
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    DIY a pendant lamp for a unique lighting option in any room.
    Find out more at Apartment Therapy.

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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