I want to show you 6 Cheap DIY Table and Shelf Styling Decor Ideas that will save you money. When you want a beautifully styled home but do not need to spend a lot of money, you can DIY most of the decor. Over the years, I have wasted money purchasing trendy home decor to style my tables. After a while, I am tired of the items or my style changes. Usually, I end up storing these items in my garage or donating the items. If I make cheap diy decor then I don’t feel bad when I want to change it. I have not wasted much money.
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My favorite way to redecorate or update my home decor is to makeover items that I already have in my home. I usually do this with paint. Also, items found at thrift stores can be made over or painted over.
Before I show you the decor, I will share the table that I made for under $7 using scrap wood and thrifted wallpaper.
A pair of matching lamps will cost you at least $60 for both lamps brand new from a discount store.
The lamp above was my inspiration and it is from Charish. It is priced at $849.00 and I love it! What I do is find a photo of what I like. Then I go thrifting to find something with the same shape as the one in my inspiration photo. It does not matter what color it is because you can change it. Spray paint does wonder and it cost around $5.
I grabbed these thrifted lamps for $6.99 each. Also, look for lampshades at thrift stores to save even more money. Sometimes I find the lampshades at the same time that I find the lamps. Most often I find shades at a later time. Just keep looking!
DIY Pedestal Bowl and Wood Beads
Wooden pedestal bowls look beautiful with a stand of beads hanging down. Pedestal bowls are also perfect to hold items like the tv remote.
Inspiration Pedestal Bowl
Find items that are the same shape as your inspiration bowl. Candle holders are perfect for the pedestal. Remember that you can sand or paint the items.
Sand the bowl and pedestal with sandpaper or a handheld sander. I used 60 grit sandpaper on these pieces.
Strands of wood beads are very popular right now. You can use them for garlands, on jugs, and they look beautiful in bowls on a table.
- Find a wood beaded car mat. These can usually be found at thrift stores or yard sales.
- Take apart the beads by cutting the strings.
- Restring the beads to make whatever you want.
- Spraypaint the beads if you desire a different color.
I did the same thing for this pedestal bowl.
This faux olive tree was made with a tree branch from my yard and faux stems. This project was so easy to make. See the tutorial so you can make one.
Painted Thrifted Clock
I purchased a cheap clock at a thrift store for $1 and gave it a coat of black spray paint.
Next, I rubbed some gold Rub & Buff on the clock. I think it looks old and beautiful now.
I wanted an agate box to sit on my coffee table.
These boxes are beautiful but pricey.
I made this agate box with a thrifted box and items from the craft store. See the tutorial for step-by-step instructions.