There are so many amazing products out there for improving the look of your DIY projects. But how many literally transform your furniture in ten minutes and is so simple that it can be done by a fifth grader? The Prettypegs collection of stylish, replaceable legs is that amazing product.
HACK #1: SAMPLES
Not sure how that crib bedding will look with shade of lavender paint you picked out for your nursery? Or if that hand-scrapped, hardwood flooring is really the color it shows on your screen? Then order a sample, heck order several! If you are ordering furniture or decor items made of upholstery, leather, wood, or metal be sure and check with the online retailer to see if they offer swatch samples. Some are free and others are available at a minimal fee. Many retailers will also ship them to you for free so no need to worry about incurring any extra costs. Even if you're ordering samples at a price it is worth your time and money to confirm what you are actually ordering rather than guessing on what something might look like. Otherwise you may find yourself spending more than just a few dollars wasting your time going through an unnecessary return process.
These professional tools take the guess work out of shopping on line. You can match up swatches across different brands to see if colors and textures work together. Not to mention super convenient for bringing around with you while you shop at various actual “brick & mortar” stores. A much better option then lugging that comforter set around with you. Am I right?
Favorite retailers for samples:
Serena & Lily: bedding, decor pillows, rugs, drapery & upholstery
The Land of Nod: bedding, rugs, drapery, furniture finishing & upholstery
Restoration Hardware: bedding, drapery, rugs, upholstery & furniture wood
Anderson Hardwood: flooring
Joann Fabric & Craft Store: fabric & upholstery
Dwell Studio: upholstery
West Elm: rugs & furniture
Crate & Barrel: rugs & furniture
Pottery Barn: rugs & furniture wood
Loom Decor: fabrics & upholstery
Colorhouse Paint: mini paint colors