10 Home Improvement Products You Should Definitely Be Buying on Etsy
Bet you didn’t know that Etsy is a goldmine of furniture, fixtures and upgrades for your home. Whether you want vintage, new or handmade, check out Etsy when you want something special.
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Give your dressers or cabinets a major upgrade without a major bill. Drawer pulls are like the jewelry for a room, and there are innumerable style options, from vintage glass to modern concrete, on Etsy. These quartz beauties ($9 and up) are both glamorous and earthy, perfect for a bedroom dresser, bathroom vanity or for a surprise in the kitchen.
Hairpin legs are like the little black dress of furniture components. Beneath almost any tabletop, they’re exactly the right thing. These highly rated beauties are hand crafted in downtown Los Angeles, and are available in five different finishes.
Three 14-in. hairpin legs start at $37
Modern farmhouse style is still popular and adding a reclaimed-barnwood sliding door can really elevate that look in your home. This is a splurge that will add big impact, especially since these doors also incorporate windows for a little extra something-something. You can also make your own barnwood-like doors with our step-by-step guide.
Give your Ikea sofas and chairs new life—without ever visiting the store. This Etsy seller offers new slipcovers tailored to the Swedish furniture purveyors best-selling pieces. The covers come in a variety of colors and textures, from faux leather to velvet, and the usual neutrals to persimmon and plum.
Prices depend on piece and fabric choice, but a Kivik cover starts at $99. Much cheaper than a new sofa!
Etsy can be a treasure trove of vintage fixtures and hardware—a great spot to look for replacement period pieces, from mid-century sinks to these white porcelain bath and shower knobs. Of course, quality and price vary, so look for sellers with a good sales history and inspect all the photos closely before committing.
$65 for this set.
Set off a room or area with a decorative hanging screen. Screens work well in mid-century homes, where geometric patterns work perfectly. Screens also enhance industrial, open-loft spaces where you may need a partition for privacy or to create some dimension. Done right, they’re equal parts form and function.
12-piece screen, $77.
Floating shelves are an easy add for a room that needs a little organization. Display your favorite vintage Jadeite or cookbooks in the kitchen, family photos in the living room or display perfumes and knickknacks in bedrooms. These shelves are offered in several different finishes to fit your room. Or, make your own floating shelves with our project plans.
Shelves start at $30.
Watch this video to see how to make DIY floating shelves for your home:
Specialty storage pieces can help conquer clutter and turn a collection into interesting decor. This simple album holder safely holds up to 40 12-inchers and gives guests easy access to admire your musical taste. It comes in seven colors; some assembly required.
$26 to $36.
If you’re lucky enough to have a vestibule, mud room or spacious foyer, make that space even more useful with just one piece of furniture: a bench. It’s a perfect place to drop bags and perch to put on shoes, plus you can use it for additional seating throughout the house. It could also be placed at the foot of a bed or potentially run along the back side of a floating couch for pillow and throw storage or displays.
$316, with free shipping in the U.S.