11 stylish furniture hacks to inexpensively class up your cottage

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Buying furniture is expensive, and building it is difficult. Enter: furniture hacking. Furniture hacking is a growing movement that involves taking existing furniture and structures, and modifying them to create beautiful and ingenious pieces of furniture. It can be as simple as putting a clip onto a lamp to avoid burnt fingers, or as complicated as building your own wall out of vases.

Whatever your level of DIY know-how, there’s a furniture hack out there for you. Some involve carpentry skills, while others make use of crafty techniques like decoupage. Whichever way you choose to go, you’ll get that glow that comes with creating something with your own two hands.

We’ve chosen eleven hacks that you can use to make your cottage into a more stylish, functional space. Feel free to modify at will!