3 Home Decor Items That You Can Purchase Cheap And Personalize On Your Own

Posted on: 25 December 2015

Finding the perfect furniture for your home can sometimes be difficult because you either can't find what you need or you can't afford the pieces that you want. However, you don't need to stress if this is the case, because there are other options out there for you. One great option is to purchase furniture items that are cheaper in price because they are either basic or used, and then to take the time to personalize them yourself. This article will discuss 3 excellent home decor items that you can do this with. 


There are usually an abundance of used dressers at thrift stores and other types of used stores that are being sold for excellent prices. While some of these items are going to have some scrapes and scratches, this doesn't mean that you can't still fix them up and get them looking great. You can also find basic furniture pieces at most stores that may not be exactly what you are looking for, but that can be turned into what you are looking for. You can then personalize them by sanding them down and starting over with fresh paint, painting chalk paint to give it a new color and look, creating freehand or stencil designs, adding new knobs to the dresser, and pretty much whatever you can think of.


Mirrors are also another item that you can generally find for excellent prices. Check yard sales and thrift stores for sturdy mirrors that just need a little TLC. However, if you choose to purchase a mirror at a store, be sure that it is sturdy mirror and not one that is cheap because it isn't well made. Mirrors are super easy to personalize, and can also be transformed into other objects as well. For example, you can paint the mirror, carve designs into the wood, or even remove the glass and just leave the remaining frame to create a completely new object. 

Rocking Chairs

Rocking chairs are amazing items to have in your home, and updating an older one can give you the classic rocking chair look with a modern twist. Rocking chairs are often made of wood, making it easy for you to strip the wood down and start over on almost any chair. You can either refinish the wood or stain the wood to give the rocking chair the look that you'd like. You can also use any type of paint that you want to give the rocking chair a color that matches your other home decor. Refinishing or replacing the cushions altogether can make the rocking chair more comfortable and will give it a whole new look. 

Remember these tips when looking for home decor items for sale.