39 Little DIY Projects That'll Go A Loooooong Way In Your Home


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Jun 01, 2023

39 Little DIY Projects That'll Go A Loooooong Way In Your Home

We hope you love our recommendations! Some may have been sent as samples, but all were independently selected by our editors. Just FYI, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation

We hope you love our recommendations! Some may have been sent as samples, but all were independently selected by our editors. Just FYI, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page.

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Lavendernhatle is an Asian woman-owned business that uses all natural products to create rattan bags, coasters, trays, and pre-woven rolls for all your DIY-ing needs.

Promising reviews: "This rattan cane is excellent quality! I used it to line my builtins, and it was perfect. I was also amazed at how quickly it arrived, considering how far it had to come. Would definitely buy again. And seller communicated shipping well." —Becca Matheson

"This cane webbing is beautiful! Buying from Natlee was so easy and efficient. She communicated shipment and estimated delivery. Both times I’ve ordered from Natlee it has arrived incredibly fast. Could not recommend her more for your cane webbing needs!" —Sandy

Get a roll (measures 18"x12") from Lavendernhatle on Etsy for $7.80 ( $13; available in 31 widths/lengths).

BTW, the reviewer used the color 'Taupe' above!

Promising review: "I have never been so excited about a slipcover. Total transformation of our couch and loveseat. I was worried about it not working on our leather couch, but it stays on really well due to the straps and the separate cushion covers. LOVE." —Brian/Liz

Get it from Amazon for $42.49+ (available in four sizes and 10 colors).

Promising review: "This is one of the best products I’ve purchased on Amazon, period. I was not able to use a full motion mount like I wanted to because the interior drywall in my condo didn’t have wood studs, only thin metal beams. I ended up returning that mount (which was more considerably more expensive) and I’m so glad that all happened because this worked out well beyond my expectations and looks so great and flush!! It’s high quality, the instructions are beyond clear (and funny-a theme with this brand), it’s super sturdy and strong, way more than the more expensive mount I had purchased before! I’m a user experience designer, and everything about this product is designed incredibly well, even the packaging, the attached leveling system that doubles as a locking mechanism is genius! The 32 nails are holding up my 46lb 65” LG TV more than enough. If you’re looking for a drywall mount, look no further, you won’t regret it!" —Alfredo Diaz Suarez

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available for TVs 32"-77").

Promising review: "The product was easy to install on a 32" TV. The LED strip consists of attachment ends that allow you to decide how much (or how little) you need. The placement is a little uneven because of my TV wall mount hardware, but THIS IS A GREAT PURCHASE. This adds to the ambiance of my room as well as enhancing movies and shows. Remote is highly responsive to chosen color changes. Grateful for the brightness adjustment and fade setting capabilities." —Jasmine

Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in 6.56- and 14.3 ft).

Promising review: "This turned out to be a great purchase. I had seen similar lights for much more money. I was trying to coordinate this light with some others I had in my house and this was perfect. As the vendor states, it can hang from a sloped ceiling. I needed to customize the down rod and the vendor answered my email the same day and shipped a longer rod immediately. I also broke a globe and they shipped me two! I am very happy with the vendor and my light." —Laura E. West

Get it from Amazon for $179.99.

Promising review: "My husband installed this wallpaper in my home office, and I’m in love!! It’s gorgeous! I was with him while he put it up, and it was a bit difficult at times to align it just right. However, it was easy enough to gently peel off and re-stick to adjust when needed. It has been on the wall for two months now, and there has been no problem with the adhesion." —Christina D

Get it from Amazon for $22.75+ (available in three sizes and two colors).

Home Art Stickers is an Etsy shop full of unique tile decals, wallpapers, office decor, and more.

Promising reviews: "The stickers look fantastic over some old plain red clay tiles in front of this 120-year-old fireplace. It transformed the look! They were incredibly easy to apply, look real and are easy to clean. Highly recommend for an affordable upgrade option!" —Megan Glenn

"These exceeded my expectations!! They are so realistic and fantastic quality. They were very easy to put up and you’d never know they weren’t real tile." —virgogirlvirgo

Get it from Home Art Stickers on Etsy for $9.40+ (available in 15 sizes and colors black, blue, and brown).

Promising review: "Great stencil that comes out amazing when done!!! My only recommendation would be to wash your stencil frequently as you use it or the pint builds up and causes the paint to bleed under the stencil a bit. Overall easy to use and looks beautiful!!" —KSerrano

Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 10 designs).

The kit includes two 31-oz. cans of Nuvo cabinet paint, one roller arm, two roller covers, two-inch angled paint brush. Each covers 100 square feet of cabinet surface.

Promising review: "Easy to use, goes on great, and transformed my cabinets. Good price if you consider alternative of hiring cabinet refacing company!" —Kristophhhh

Get it from Amazon for $89.95+ (available in 11 colors).

Promising review: "If you have any doubts in your mind about these handle pulls.... don't!!! They are absolutely stunning in person. They are heavy and have a lux weighted feel and look to them. The brushed brass gleams the perfect amount. I truly get so happy every time I walk into my kitchen. These handle pulls make it magnificent. They're like jewelry for your kitchen. I couldn't be happier with them." —Ravi S

Get a set of 10 five-inch pulls from Amazon for $58.82.

Reviewers attached these in different ways, with some just using mounting tape in apartments for no damage to walls. Others installed them on doors and kitchen islands!

Promising review: "I really wanted an accent wall but don’t have any tools to create my own frames from molding so this was such an easy DIY solution! I used liquid nails only to adhere to the wall and had no issues." —Megan

Get a single panel from Amazon starting at $13.76 (available in sets and tons of sizes).

Includes a remote that can adjust the brightness.

Promising review "This is a wonderful product; just what I wanted. Super easy to install, and I love that it breaks off into sections, so you don’t have any hanging over to hide. The remote is awesome, and there are lots of brightness settings. I’m going to use these everywhere!" —Queen Halloween

Get the six-piece kit from Amazon for $20.99 (available in two light colors).

Promising review: "The paper of my dreams! Thick, easy to install, VERY forgiving pattern, and I was able to pull off and reposition several times with no loss of stickiness. Can’t say enough good things! Not even a bad smell like I was expecting after reading other reviews. One roll covered my entire set of stair risers with exactly the right amount and a very tiny strip leftover. Posting a before and after so you can be amazed at the transformation like I was. The results are just what I was hoping for and more." —BwHow

Get a roll (measures 198" x 20.5") from Amazon for $32.04+ (available in three colors).

K•Wud is a small business that creates beautiful laser cut wood designs. They produce everything from modern home decor to wedding cake toppers.

Promising reviews: "This ceiling lamp is BEAUTIFUL. The instructions were spot on and the lamp itself is incredibly pretty. It really adds the look I was going for. The lamp looks just like the photos. And shipping was super fast...I can’t wait for my family and friends to come over to see my gorgeous new piece!" —Philicia M

"This lovely, unique lamp works perfectly in our dining room. Our decor is a hybrid of mid-century modern and coastal, and this was the only lamp we found that fit the bill. Incredibly fast shipping and easy to install!" —Jaimiebethcore

Get it from K•Wud on Etsy for $71.99+ (available in four sizes).

Lots of reviewers painted it!

Promising review: "These medallions were much prettier than I expected, and were super smooth for reception of paint. It took me a few days to decide the color placement and style, as they will be in rooms that are visible to one another. Pre-colored medallions are expensive, doing it myself saved me money I used to upgrade my chandeliers." —Cris

Get it from Amazon for $64 (available in 63 colors).

Promising review: "Excellent product. Very easy to use. We were able to paint our front door with two coats and be finished all in one day. The product is a very thick consistency that doesn't cause it to drip, run, splatter, or ruin your paint brushes. And there is very little prep work and clean up." —Jay

Get it from Amazon for $34.60+ (available in 17 colors).

This gallery wall set is a digital download that you can print out at home, through an online printing service, or your local print shop. If doing on your own, the seller suggests at least 300-grain textured paper for high quality. Reviewers say it's easy to do and even more beautiful in person!

7Art Prints is a small business that provides tons of beautiful printable posters and art prints, making decorating your home easy as heck.

Promising review on 7Art Prints' quality and service: "Great quality prints! Had so many size options to choose from to fit whatever size print you need! I had no issues printing them out either, I love how mine turned out! Highly recommend!" —Noucee Thao

"The prints are amazing quality, the seller is really kind. I needed the background to be a different format and they responded super fast and delivered it even quicker! Would recommend 100% and will be coming back for more prints in the future :)" —Lucia

Get it from 7 Art Prints on Etsy for $7.80 (and tons more gallery wall design options here).

Promising review: "Exactly what I was looking for. Construction seems sturdy. Dimensions and style were perfect for the small patio space I was looking to get use out of, and the egg shape of the chairs is very comfortable. I paired them with a seagrass outdoor rug, faux fur chair pads, a beanbag style poof footstool and some boho throw pillows, and love how the space was instantly transformed. I highly recommend this set." —Baby blues

Get it from Amazon for $229.99 (available in four colors).

Promising review: "My kitchen window is on the sidewalk near the community mailboxes. Lots of people walking by. I loathe mini blinds, which collect dust and grease. Especially since the stove is next to the window. Curtains are better, but still collect cooking smells and grease particles. I installed this in about 10 minutes. It lets in light, but hides me from nosy people." —Gayle Smith

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (seven roll sizes available).

Promising review: "I LOVE THESE! I was looking for something to brighten my apartment up and to make it feel bigger. I’m so, so, so glad I decided to go with these! I was so scared while opening them. I ordered four white 95-inch sets. I just threw them in the dryer for two to three minutes to de-wrinkle them and hung them. These are amazingly cheap for how nice they are! Definitely makes my apartment feel like HOME. I would recommend these to anyone." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in 11 sizes and 22 colors).

Mural Studio is a cute, woman-owned small business based in Williamsburg, Virginia. They create stunning wall murals and decals, plus event signs and more.

Promising reviews: "This is so beautiful! Perfect accent for any room!" —Marth Newcomb

"This decal looks great. I installed it by myself. While another set of hands could have been helpful, it's definitely doable for one person. The colors are so vibrant." —Rebecca Frazier

Get it from Mural Studio on Etsy for $52+ (available in seven sizes and 10 color options).

Promising review: "I love everything about these tiles! The way they look, the way they feel, the way they are cleaned...it's all so easy. It looks and feels like real tile. The only thing hard about the application is sitting still for that long to make sure all the lines and tiles line up. We found that two people doing it together was the best way. Start at the bottom and only peel back the bottom later and stick on the wall in the perfect spot. Then pull the backing away from the bottom-up, using a credit card to smooth each row of tiles as they stick. It looks so seamless! I can't say enough about how awesome these tiles are. I was SUPER skeptical and very worried about trying this, but it turned out great and kept us WAY under budget for our kitchen reno. Great Product!" —Giuliana Alcala

Get a 12"x12" sheet from Amazon for $28.89 (available in five colors and more styles/colors here).

Promising review: "I bought a TV stand which was too short to work with my wall mounted TV. These 12” spindle legs were the PERFECT solution. You can see in the pictures how much better it looks. I ended up buying two sets (8 legs total) since the TV stand is 6’ long. They were easy to install. Five screw holes in each leg. I had to use shorter screws in some of the holes, but this thing is rock solid. Now it looks like a retro mid-century modern piece of furniture." —Matt Z

Get a set of four from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in six sizes and three colors).

Includes four magnetic carriage-style gate hinges, and two magnetic handles.

Promising review: "The photos are before and after. These took about 5 minutes to install. They look amazing. Neighbors thought we purchased new garage doors." —Shanna

Get the set from Amazon for $17.99.

Promising review: "We recently purchased a new home, and we're not gutting our main bathroom until next summer, but I just couldn't live with that 1980s green another day. So after reading a lot of tutorials, I decided to go for it and paint the counter. I LOVE how it came out! Once it was dry for 24 hours, I applied several coats of poly and let it sit for 72 hours before I let the counter go back into normal use. It's held up like a dream." —Mistella

This reviewer left a super in-depth review, so check out the rest of it here for their tips and tricks.

Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in five colors).

Promising review: "This shade sale worked perfectly to provide morning and afternoon shade and looks fabulous. I like that the way the design looks. It was easy to install, and has held up to the monsoons of summer quite well. I am purchasing another one for the horse pen! I give 5 stars." —Laura P.

Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in seven sizes and 13 colors/prints).

These little lights are AA battery-operated (not included, but you can grab some here), weatherproof feature, a 30-second auto shutoff, activate from 15 feet away, and can be stuck anywhere (just grab some Command strips!).

Promising review: "We have a short set of steps from the house into the attached garage that have always been dark and a little hard to see clearly in certain situations. These lights have been a perfect solution. They activate quite well and at a good distance, and put out a really nice amount of light. They also seem well made. I mounted one with the adhesive strip, and one with the screws (both included) and they are equally secure. They couldn't be easier to install and use right away. My whole family appreciates them." —driveforce

Get it from Amazon for $10.99

Promising review: "I used a little more than one roll for a quick makeover on an ugly fireplace in a rental apartment. It's easy to cover the tiles with the film. It makes a huge difference for minimal effort/price." —Zhen

Get it from Amazon for $13.60+ (available in multiple sizes).

Learn more in our full write up on this DIY-friendly marble contact paper.

Animal print not your passion? You can also grab a solid color version if that's your taste.

Promising review: "Gorgeous! My bathroom DIY is so plush and glamorous. This wallpaper is classy, sleek, black, and sexy. If I was single I would marry it. I literally rub the walls at least once a day." —Miss Shoegasm

Get it from Amazon for $54.88.

The cord measures 4.9 feet. Does not include bulbs, but you can get a set of compatible Edison bulbs here.

Promising review: "This little light is perfect for extra/accent lighting! I’m very impressed with the quality of the metal cage, and it didn’t take more than 10 minutes to install. We needed it to be shorter in order to fit in the space we wanted it, so we just trimmed the wire to our desired length. We’re very pleased with our purchase!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $25.89+ each.

Promising reviews: "Bought a house with canned lights everywhere. I wanted a few semi-flush, pendants and chandeliers so I tried this product. Very easy to install and works like a charm. " —PJG123

"It may take a bit of finessing and maybe an extra hole drilled here or there but it will eventually do what it is supposed to do. I now have a surface mounted light on my front porch instead of the can light the builder supplied. We turned a dark ugly space into a wonderfully lit beautiful space. We are amazed at the transformation this lighting change made to our home. Would do this again in a second." —T. Chapman

Get it from Amazon for $20.69.

Promising review: "I don’t normally write product reviews but this one was too good to not! The rug exceeding my expectations. Not only was the price very affordable but the quality of it is beyond amazing. It’s soft and very lightweight for when you need to deep clean and hung it to dry outside. I had our elder dog pee on the corner of it and I was able to treat it and take it outside to dry in the sun. What would have been a two-person job I was able to do myself because of how light it is. It really changed the appearance of a room. Definitely makes the house feel more 'homey' — so happy with my purchase!" —Patty K

Get it from Amazon for $28.72+ (available in nine shapes and sizes, and in four colors).

Promising review: "Living in Hawaii you have to select wise items that are weather-, salt-, and red dirt–proof, etc... In total I ordered 11 boxes to complete my yoga deck. I have a few left over to make steps on the back. Very pleased and happy. May order more for an outdoor shower project!" —Adelia

Get 10 sq. ft from Amazon for $73.99.

Promising review: "All we can say is WOW! These lights surpassed our expectations! You could buy other similar lights for a lower price, but these are high quality and worth what we paid. The material is heavy duty, great casing to handle weathering. A breeze to install, we had three lights done within an hour with no issues. The look is modern, clean. Would highly recommend!" —Ruth B.

Get it from Amazon for $62.99 each (available in black and white and two styles).

Inspire By Kelsey is a woman-owned small business based in Santa Cruz, California. They specialize in creating gorgeous, handmade macrame decor and tapestries.

Promising reviews: "I absolutely love this wall hanging! I got the large size and it’s perfect as a statement piece. It’s the focal point of my therapy office, and it creates such a warm, inviting, yet chic and modern feel in the room! I went back and forth on purchasing the large due to cost, but zero regrets—it was totally worth it! I adore it and know I’ll use it for years to come! It’s a piece of art that can be used for a variety of spaces. So many clients and friends have complimented my office decor, and point out how much they like the wall hanging. :)" —Dianejgallo

"This is perfect for my wall. It is a high traffic wall and this sits very low profile. It is also very light weight so hangs great on my lathe and plaster walls! I'm very happy. It was also great working with Kelsey getting the color right and getting shipping situated! i'm very happy with all of this!" —Brooke

Get it from Inspire By Kelsey on Etsy for $265+ (available in four sizes).

Promising review: "This is a beautiful shower head, very thin, but feels quite sturdy and heavy. Installation took no more than five minutes. The shower head has a very smooth, highly polished, mirror-like chrome finish. It gives a satisfying showering experience without wasting too much water. Absolutely no leaks whatsoever. Everybody in our family said they liked it. What else is there to say about a shower head?" —Sadda Reddy

Get it from Amazon for $45.31+ (available in three sizes and two finishes).

Promising review: "Most of the tiles were intact so I used full tiles around the border of my table and broken tiles in middle. Colors and patterns look like picture when I ordered." —PSB

Get a 15-pound bag from Amazon for $45.95.

Promising review: "Most of the [pull chain lights] I found were pretty plain until I saw this one — love the star design, and it happens to match my kitchen floor tiles. Light is decent quality and as described, and the pull chain is also surprisingly heavy weight and nice feeling! Can’t beat the price, too. Have been very pleasantly surprised with this Amazon home find!" —exceptionalsea

Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in three colors and with/without a pull-chain).

Home Art Stickers is an Etsy shop full of unique tile decals, wallpapers, office decor, and more.

Promising review: "These tiles are BEAUTIFUL and have completely transformed my tiny kitchen. Super easy to apply, too!" —Elio Lenton

Get it from Home Art Stickers on Etsy for $9.40+ (available in 15 sizes).

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