15. Cover Up Laminate Countertops
The nice thing about laminate countertops is that you can cover them up for less than $100! I’ve had those white laminate countertops, and there wasn’t a second that went by when they didn’t look dirty– you see every crumb! I love the look of concrete, and I’m excited to say, there is a relatively easy way to get the look without all of the hassle. Go check out more pics and full instructions over at A Beautiful Mess.
16. Re-Stain Or Paint The Oak
I feel like brass and oak go hand in hand– what were we thinking!? We spend so much time trying to cover it up, and there’s a reason for that, just look at this before and after photo! Staining or painting over an outdated oak banister, cabinetry, or molding is the surest way to bring your home up to the 21st century. Check out the full instructions for this project over at Creations By Kara.
17. DIY Wainscoting
A terrific way to add character to any wall is with wainscoting because it brings dimension and value to plain walls. I especially like this idea for an entry because you could even add hooks and shelving to the top piece of trim. It’s easier than it looks! Go check out the tutorial over at Lovely Crafty Home.