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01/30/2016 06:01 am ET

10 Easy DIY Apartment Upgrades You Need To Try This Weekend

No special skills required.

Updating your home doesn't have to mean buying a new sofa or repainting every room in the house. Sometimes little tweaks, like recovering your ironing board or lining your shelves, can make a world of difference. 

Instead of splurging on something you don't need, DIY something small and special for your space. Scroll through the ideas below and get inspired to be creative this weekend. 

  • 1 Make Your Own Shelf Liner With Computer Paper
    Find the full tutorial on <a href="http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2014/07/design-your-own-bookshelf-lining.html" target="_blan
    A Beautiful Mess
    Find the full tutorial on A Beautiful Mess.  
  • 2 Turn Old Fabric Into A Stylish Bar Cart Runner
    Find the tutorial on <a href="http://francoisetmoi.com/diy/diy-bar-cart-runner/" target="_blank">Francois et Moi</a>.&nbsp;
    Francois et Moi
    Find the tutorial on Francois et Moi
  • 3 Swap Unattractive Knobs For Leather Cabinet Pulls
    Head over to <a href="http://www.almostmakesperfect.com/2013/01/22/making-this-diy-leather-cabinet-pulls" target="_blank">Alm
    Almost Makes Perfect
    Head over to Almost Makes Perfect for the how-to.
  • 4 Organize Knickknacks In Painted Paper Trays
    See the step-by-step on <a href="http://thehousethatlarsbuilt.com/2016/01/painted-paper-trays.html/" target="_blank">The Hous
    The House That Lars Built
    See the step-by-step on The House That Lars Built
  • 5 Make Your Cords Less Boring
    Check out <a href="http://www.almostmakesperfect.com/2013/09/09/diy-wrapped-cords/" target="_blank">Almost Makes Perfect</a>
    Almost Makes Perfect
    Check out Almost Makes Perfect for the how-to. 
  • 6 Recover Your Bland Ironing Board
    Visit <a href="http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2014/01/ironing-board-cover-diy.html" target="_blank">A Beautiful Mess</a> to le
    A Beautiful Mess
    Visit A Beautiful Mess to learn how. 
  • 7 Give Old Pen Holders A Facelift With Colored Paint
    Visit <a href="http://www.papernstitchblog.com/2016/01/06/diy-office-organization-using-an-unlikely-material/" target="_blank
    Paper
    Visit Paper & Stitch for the full tutorial. 
  • 8 Use Old Drawer Knobs As Wall Hooks
    The complete step-by-step is available on <a href="http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2015/04/how-to-use-drawer-knobs-as-wall-hook
    A Beautiful Mess
    The complete step-by-step is available on A Beautiful Mess
  • 9 Spruce Up Your Office Supplies With Patterned Tape
    Head over to <a href="http://www.homeyohmy.com/washi-tape-pens-guest-post-pbteen-blog/" target="_blank">Homey Oh My</a> to le
    Homey Oh My
    Head over to Homey Oh My to learn how.
  • 10 Color Block A Plain Fruit Bowl With Paint
    Head to <a href="http://ispydiy.com/2015/01/16/home-diy-colorblock-fruit-bowl/" target="_blank">I Spy DIY</a> to get started.
    I Spy DIY
    Head to I Spy DIY to get started. 

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