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8. Frame Your TV
I’ve been seeing this a lot lately, and because the TV is the main focal point in just about every living room, It makes a lot of sense to mount it with a good-looking frame. This one was done with recycled wood from a fence that had fallen down in a storm, and I love the way it turned out! They managed to make it in under an hour, and because it’s sitting on the mantel, there’s no need to mount it to the wall unless it’s low enough for little hands to reach.
9. Revamp Your Old Light Fixtures
Instead of replacing your old, ugly light fixtures with costly ones, considering using the actual light components and just replacing the cover! Even something as simple as Rust-oleum paint to cover up the brass will give them a nice update, but if you want to take it a step further, you can also use a drum lamp shade like the one you see here (this one makes the light more fitting for a large room), or how about a little bit of Pottery Barn inspiration like this DIY Crystal Flush-mount. So many possibilities!
10. Mini-Blinds To Roman Shades
Break out your scissors! You can easily turn your old mini-blinds into roman shades with a few snips (oh, and a bit of sewing for the actual shade), but you can easily use the hardware from mini blinds to customize your own shades! Apparently, you can also buy blinds at Walmart for less than $5, so even if you don’t have blinds to spare, you can pick them up new for little cost. Go check out the step-by-step instructions for this project over at Sawdust & Embryos. Your windows will thank you!