10 Ways to Makeover Your Home with
Just a Sharpie!

Forget lugging out messy paints, brushes and dyes. All that's needed to change up the look of basic homewares is a permanent marker. With a good idea and solid technique, the possibilities for making over your bed, walls and furniture are almost endless.

Permanent markers like Sharpies come in a rainbow of hues (including metallic gold and silver) and a handful of textures (like oil-based paint markers for writing on ceramic, or brush-tipped fabric markers), so you can try your hand at virtually any project around the house.

Here are several ideas to get you started.

TOP ROW:
1. Spotted IKEA Chair Covers in Caitlin Wilson's home on Design Sponge.
2. Geometric Wallpaper inked with a gold Sharpie, from Vintage Revivals.
3. A "tie-dye" napkin made with permanent markers and rubbing alcohol, from Kirtsy.
4. The same technique on a bigger scale makes DIY ombre bedding, as seen in this tutorial from House and Home.
5. A knockoff Beni Ouarain rug from 29 Rue House.

BOTTOM ROW:
6. White oil marker makes for an organic patterned lamp from Better Homes and Gardens.
7. Faux wallpaper inspired by Katie Ridder on Gus and Lula.
8. A leopard-print ottoman drawn with markers from Little Pink Monster.
9. A Marimekko-inspired marker wall on Curbly.
10. Basic Pillow Cases get Scripted from A Subtle Revelry.

(Image credits: Design Sponge; Vintage Revivals; Kirtsy; House and Home; 29 Rue House; Better Homes and Gardens; Gus and Lula; Little Pink Monster; Curbly; A Subtle Revelry)

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