By Libby Kane
Springtime brings bugs: D.I.Y. bugs, to be exact. And if done right, D.I.Y. can be an affordable way to refresh your home. There's just one caveat: Doing things yourself takes time -- and patience. There's the planning, the research, the scavenging for materials, the first coat of paint, the second coat of paint ...
Knowing that your patience could wear out long before that paint dries, we've found the perfect compromise: 10 projects from around the web that are cheap (you'll be using things that you already have) and quick. You can knock each of these projects off in under an hour.
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