Teri The Lovely DrawerScandinavian Bedroom, London
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Sprinkle some fairy dustFairy lights definitely aren’t just for Christmas. They add a lovely twinkly feel to rooms, which is especially welcome now we’re heading into autumn and winter. Hang them on a window to add an extra warm glow on those dark, cold mornings or to cheer you up at the end of the day as the light fades. They also look lovely coiled in a fireplace, hung on a mirror or picture frame, or arranged across a wardrobe door.
Hack inexpensive furnitureBudget buys don’t have to be boring. Think creatively and you can dream up ways to easily pep up your furniture. These inexpensive, glass-topped Ikea tables were revamped with a few coats of dark varnish and a sheet of white vinyl attached to the underside of the glass.Want a luxe look on a budget? Discover more genius Ikea hacks
Have fun with Ikea hacksThe Lovely Drawer’s Teri Muncey told us her revamp of these Ikea bedside tables was her proudest DIY moment. “They cost me £8 each in their original state. After a few coats of wood varnish to tone down the light wood and adhering a sheet of white vinyl to the underside of the glass, they look totally different.”Take a good look at your budget finds and think about how you could update them. If your creative juices aren’t flowing, just go online to find a whole host of ideas for Ikea hacks with accompanying tutorials.
What’s your proudest DIY achievement?My proudest DIY was probably the hack of my Ikea bedside tables. They cost me £8 each in their original state. After a few coats of wood varnish to tone down the light wood and adhering a sheet of white vinyl to the underside of the glass, they look totally different. I also painted the giant canvas on our living room wall in a spontaneous moment of messiness. It adds a burst of colour to the room and works well in what was a large, empty space.Cushions; rug, both H&M. Bedside tables; bedside lights, all Ikea. String lights, notonthehighstreet.com. Canvas, Teri Muncey.Discover 12 more easy furniture hacks