Being creative when decorating your home can help you save money and give your place a unique look. You can reuse/repurpose items you already own or buy secondhand to further keep costs down. As well as saving money you will get pleasure and satisfaction from being able to say, 'I made it myself.'
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Sometimes it costs lots of money to do a course to learn the technique and buy the materials for a specific project. If you are on a strict budget, avoid these activities. However, many skills can be learnt for free from internet tutorials or by borrowing instructional books or DVDs from the library. Sometimes a friend can show you the basics.
Calculate the total cost before you start a project to see if it fits in your budget. Sometimes you may need to substitute something to make it more affordable. Rather than buying the materials to make one item and being stuck with lots of leftovers it may be more economical to plan to make several and give extras away as presents instead of purchasing items. You may even be able to sell some.
Ways to decorate furniture
Sometimes a couple of coats of paint is all that is needed