Clever Decor Hacks That Hide Your Home’s Eyesores

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21. Turn a low drawer into a pet-feeding hutch.

Turn a low drawer into a pet-feeding hutch.

22. Spray-paint your folding chairs.

Spray-paint your folding chairs.

Metal folding chairs, for whatever reason, usually come in that weird ugly brown color. Make them fun and bright with a little spray paint.

23. Instead of your standard garment rack, opt for a ceiling rope-hung rack instead.

Instead of your standard garment rack, opt for a ceiling rope-hung rack instead.

Store-bought garment racks tend to look cheap and messy. Get the instructions for this simple rack here.

24. Turn those nettlesome basement poles into stately columns with molding.

Turn those nettlesome basement poles into stately columns with molding.

See how she accomplished this here.

And paint them an accent color.

And paint them an accent color.

It’ll look totally striking in a mostly white room.

25. You can actually paint any ugly tile floors you’re not crazy about.

You can actually paint any ugly tile floors you're not crazy about.

Does anyone actually like that mottled linoleum look? See how she did this here.

26. Buy or sew your own crate cover for the pup.

Buy or sew your own crate cover for the pup.

This one is available from Bowhaus.

27. Stash peek-a-boo plants in your cinder blocks.

Stash peek-a-boo plants in your cinder blocks.

Your backyard will look like it’s just bursting with greenery.

28. Install a rolling recycling bin in your kitchen counter or island.

Install a rolling recycling bin in your kitchen counter or island.

Simplehuman makes a nice one.

29. Update your garage door with a fresh coat of paint.

Update your garage door with a fresh coat of paint.

Bonus points if it matches the shutters.

30. Easily update your boring built-in bathtub with airstone.

Easily update your boring built-in bathtub with airstone.

See how she did this here.

31. Transition your backsplash into the wall seamlessly with a shelf bracket.

Transition your backsplash into the wall seamlessly with a shelf bracket.

32. Keep your charging station in a kitchen or nightstand drawer, just by drilling some holes.

Keep your charging station in a kitchen or nightstand drawer, just by drilling some holes.

Many nightstands have open drawers in the back too, so you can keep your gadgets out of sight and out of mind.

33. If you have popcorn ceilings, you can actually scrape the “popcorn” off.

It IS a labor-intensive project, and make sure you get tested for asbestos before you begin. Many homes built before 1978 have ceilings that contain asbestos. Get the full directions here.

You can also cover them with plaster.

34. Use hooks underneath your desk to keep wires out of the way.

Use hooks underneath your desk to keep wires out of the way.

35. Upholster your unsightly box springs with fabric and a staple gun.

Upholster your unsightly box springs with fabric and a staple gun.

Add furniture legs to get your bed off the floor. Full directions here.

36. Give your kitchen appliances a stainless steel makeover with stainless steel contact paper.

Give your kitchen appliances a stainless steel makeover with stainless steel contact paper.

Yep, it exists. See how Julie Blanner revamped her dishwasher here.

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