15 Ways to Customize Basic Items

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

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  • 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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