How to DIY Your New Home Décor

As your preferred Milwaukee moving company, we know how stressful moving to a new city or town can be. On top of getting acclimated into a new city, there are a lot of unforeseen expenses associated with moving. If you want to get crafty with your new home, we suggest saving money on your décor by trying these DIY tips and tricks.


Garage Sale: Once you get settled into your new town, think about grabbing a local paper and finding some local garage sales. If it’s during the winter, look at the classifieds for a listing of items. Garage sales are a great place to find décor that can be re-purposed into something new. As you search for items think about the following:


  • Can it be painted?
  • Can it be re-framed?
  • Could it be refinished?
  • Could this be re-upholstered?
  • How can I use it differently than it’s intentional use?


Thrift Stores: Check out your local Goodwill or Salvation Army for items that have been given away. Look for decorating staples that could be re-used:

  • Vases: Vases can be spray-painted into something new and original.
  • Pictures: Pictures can be re-framed.
  • Candleholders: If you get a group of different shapes and sizes, remember they could all be painted the same color and used as a focal point on your mantle or dining room table.
  • Baskets: Baskets are versatile and can be used for storage or as décor on your wall. If you find different shapes and sizes of shallow round baskets think about hanging them up in a pattern on your wall.
  • Frames: Frames can be re-made into all sorts of things: chalkboards, dry-erase boards, wall art or use some wire to hang jewelry.