12 ways to make your old house feel new again 10



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One of the great things in life is having a wonderful home that has been yours for many years – but do you ever feel a tiny bit jealous or forlorn when you see those beautifully decorated new homes?

The good news is that you can make your tired house look new again with these ingenious ideas. Even better: they won’t cost you an arm and a leg.


1. Update your splash back with tile stickers


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2. Unstain and restain your furniture with spray stripper

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See how here

Source: Frugal with a Flourish


3. Paint your lino

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4. Half-paint your walls

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5. Spray paint or tape your fridge

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6. Add napkin rings and ribbons to your shower curtains

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Source: thirtyoneladies.com


7. Wallpaper a door


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8. Add a doorway display


How to do it: Add a shelf above a doorway, paint it to match the trim, then use it to display pottery.

Source: Beth Singer


9. Install a ceiling fan




10. Floating shelves

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Source: Michael Luppino


11. Paint your front door


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12. Use ladder as a towel rack

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Source: David Prince


What other things have you done to refresh your home? Tell us below!

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  1. I’ve also seen old laminated kitchen cupboard doors painted after being specially prepared. Looks a million dollars and updates the kitchen, particularly when done in white or off-white.

  2. Some fabulous ideas. The only one I’m not in favour of is the shelf above the door – creates difficult dusting for us older folk! Wish I had a handy man around to help – I lack the strength to do most of these things nowadays….. sigh….great ideas tho’! 🙂

  3. Are these tips from the 1960’s?!!!

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