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Has all this time at home got you itching to change things up? You don’t need to break the bank to get a fresh new look – these under-$100 DIY ideas are the perfect solution!

DIY Easycraft VJ panel
If you’ve always loved the look of VJ panels but couldn’t achieve it on a budget or due to your renting requirements, this simple DIY could be for you! Using Easycraft’s EasyVJ panels from Bunnings, blogger Katrina Lee Chambers was able to spruce up her laundry in no time at all – and, without breaking the bank. Obviously the price of this project will increase depending on how much space you intend to cover, so consider turning a small section of wall into a feature if you’re looking to save your pennies.
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Easy and affordable backsplash
Never underestimate the power of a beautiful backsplash to transform your kitchen. The perfect place to add a pop of colour or a touch of elegance, a backsplash is the silent superhero in every kitchen renovation – they’re often forgotten, but make all the difference. Thankfully, you don’t need to spend a bomb on real tiles to achieve the same look. The blog post below details how to apply peel and stick glass tiles, and you can find a similar product for cheap right here.
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Art deco “wood” sideboard
You would never believe that this gorgeous brown sideboard doesn’t call for the expertise of a carpenter or cabinet maker – in fact, it’s made largely of cardboard! Instagrammer and style crush Lydia of @femmeblk came up with this clever DIY project, which uses large cardboard tubes, dowels, hot glue, a wooden plank and a stain to achieve a gorgeous result.
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Faux marble benchtops
Kitchen counters looking a little tired? Bathroom vanity in need of an upgrade? Contact paper is the perfect short-term solution for renting or tight budgets, taking no time at all to apply and coming off cleanly when you’re ready for a change. Bunnings stocks a heap of contact paper, including marble, for relatively cheap, and there are a number of DIY guides out there to help you install it – we’ve linked one below for your convenience.
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DIY Ikea cane headboard
If we had to name our favourite DIY category, it’s got to be “IKEA hacks” – they’re seriously genius. And considering the price of trendy cane furniture – and headboards, for that matter – at the moment, this spin on IKEA’s Ivar side unit is up there with the best of them. All you need for this particular hack is one Ivar unit (valued at a whopping $12), some cane or rattan webbing or fabric, a staple gun, handsaw, scissors, ruler and hooks if you’re going to hang it onto the wall. We’re definitely giving this one a go.
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