Use This Common Household Item For These 6 Trendy DIY Projects

Use This Common Household Item For These 6 Trendy DIY Projects

Adrienne Breaux
Apr 15, 2015
(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)

Think you've got to go out and buy a bunch of expensive supplies anytime you want to work a little DIY update magic on something for your home? Not so! As these six projects prove, you can get quite creative with an affordable product you might already have at home.

Bleach! It's a cleaning whiz for home chores, but it can also be used creatively to update a few decor accessories you might have around the house. Of course, you can go out and buy new materials to play around using bleach, but we like the idea of updating some existing item you already have to give it a fresh new pattern and look. Here are six different ideas. Above, bleach is used to create an easy-to-recreate polka dot pattern on a fabric upholstered stool. Seen on A Beautiful Mess.

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Tie-dye gets a modern update with this hip pattern we spotted on a blanket project on Say Yes.

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If you've got great drawing skills, consider free-sketching some patterns on a table cloth or napkins with a bleach pen. Project spotted on Untrendy Life.

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If you're not so good at drawing free-hand, you can take inspiration from projects spotted on Plenty of Paprika and Everyday Dishes and use stamps or stencils to bleach patterns on fabric.

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Or you could dig into that paint brush stroke trend we've seen recently and use bleach to brush on a subtle pattern on a surface. This lampshade project spotted on Better Homes & Gardens.

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