15 Ways to Customize Basic Items

HGTV Magazine shows you how to put your stamp on basic items with these easy makeover ideas.

Photo By: Philip Friedman

Photo By: Philip Friedman

Photo By: Philip Friedman

Photo By: Philip Friedman

Photo By: Philip Friedman

Photo By: Philip Friedman

Photo By: Philip Friedman

Photo By: Philip Friedman

Photo By: Philip Friedman

Photo By: Philip Friedman

White Nesting Bowls

Turn these cooking essentials into colorful pieces that will make whipping together dinner more exciting.

Paint on Designs

Zigzag Chevron print, stenciled words, and dotted borders are three fun ways to remix your kitchen. Click below to get step-by-step instructions for all three makeovers.

Plain Shower Curtain

A boring white shower curttain will quickly show dirt and grime. Add your personal touch to create a more interesting bathroom.

Paint on Your Style

Diagonal dots, a monogram, or a knot pattern are easy additions. Click below to get step-by-step instructions for all three makeovers.

Simple Jute Rug

Update a casual rug from practical to pretty.

Hot-Glue Trim

With Greek key ribbon, colorful fringe, and pom-pom trim, people will take notice of what's underfoot. Click below to get step-by-step instructions for all three makeovers.

Functional Three-Drawer Dresser

This run-of-the-mill dresser gets a makeover you can you change whenever you want.

Stick on Decals

Decals are a way to redo an item without being stuck with the design forever. Try crisscross, alphabet, or scalloped borders. Click below to get step-by-step instructions for all three makeovers.

Standard Roman Shade

A cool alternative to traditional thin blinds, this white Roman shade still isn't special enough.

Add Fabric and Trim

By adding fabric squares, rickrack trim, or grosgrain ribbon, your window treatments come to life. Click below to get step-by-step instructions for all three makeovers.

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