Everyone knows the power of a throw pillow or blanket when pondering a new furniture look, but there are plenty of other things you can try to spruce up that old spring-bag you once called a sofa.</br></br>There are several factors to consider like your budget, the state of your furniture and your willingness to experiment with powers that may not be fully under your control (hello, magnetic upholstery hammer), but sometimes a masterpiece emerges when you color outside the lines.</br></br>Well, maybe not a masterpiece, but at least it’s fun to try.</br></br><strong>1. Use homemade stencils.</strong></br></br>Want a <a title="Furniture" href="https://www.atgstores.com/furniture/" target="_blank">unique furniture look</a>, but don’t want to pay one-of-a-kind prices? Try using homemade stencils to freshen up that sideboard or coffee table.</br></br>It could be a very simple pattern, or something complex; it just depends on how well you can cut cardboard – and you’re probably better at it than you think.</br></br><strong>2. Replace the legs.</strong></br></br>It might seem like small potatoes, but furniture legs can make a difference, both in look and feel. You can raise or lower the height and otherwise notably change the profile of a once-cockeyed couch.</br></br>Of course, any furniture item with legs is fair game, but at some point (think bar stools) the costs will probably start to outweigh benefits.</br></br><strong>3. Spray-paint something.</strong></br></br>Varnish, lacquer, <a title="Ceruse Finishes: History & DIY (Part I)" href="https://www.atgstores.com/ourblog/Ceruse-Finishes-History--DIY-Part-I" target="_blank">liming wax</a>, shellac: To many, these are some pretty exotic terms. But, everyone understands spray paint.</br></br>Get some and go to town. If the material use indicated on the can matches the thing you’re spraying, then you should be good to go. Just make sure you have proper ventilation.</br></br><strong>4. Dye a doily.</strong></br></br>A furniture doily may be as far away from sexy as you can get, but what happens if you tie-dye it? Well, maybe that’s a bit over the top, but there are hundreds of different dye colors and “accent linens” are as close to a dime a dozen as you’re going to get when it comes to décor.</br></br>Try these different tips to take your throw pillows and blankets to the next level, and see how creative you can get with your personal DIY furniture style.