Easy DIY Projects
Hello Everyone! This is Lisa Jolan and I am glad to be here at The Taylor House. Today I am going to share some easy DIY projects ideas with you. Hope you all will like it. I can be found on Twitter or Pinterest.
Do you love the idea of DIY projects, made by you, to adorn your home and add that essential touch of uniqueness to each room, but feel that you are not skilled or talented enough to create anything worthwhile? Then this is the article for you! The following tasks are very simple and relatively quick to complete and will add a distinctive aura to any area of the house.
Notice Boards to Draw the Eye:
If you have any ornate old frames but no decent paintings or pictures to put in them, make a wonderfully quaint chalkboard. Paint the glass or plastic cover with chalkboard paint, and spruce up the frame with a vibrant coat of paint and – voila! – You have a wonderful, useful and informative feature, perfect for the kitchen, front hall or even the dining room.
If you love wine and have a good collection of corks – plastic or otherwise – arrange them inside one of the frames and glue them in place to create a super cork board upon which you can pin important appointment cards, bills that need paying urgently and the many notes that come home from school about dates for your calendar, school events and so forth.
Shoo Away The Mess:
For a wonderfully unique and eye-catching shoe rack you can arrange a stack of large clean tubs, such as those that hold paint or ready-made popcorn. Fix them together with strong glue or by drilling small holes and using nuts and bolts for a sturdier fixing. Visit here to see great collection of nuts and bolts. The beauty of using tubs is that you can work out exactly how many you need and make the stand as big or small as you need. Once completed, the stand can be painted, decorated or simply left plain, depending on your wishes.
Put it up, put it away:
Shelves are endlessly useful, storing almost everything in the home neatly without using up valuable floor space. A badly put together shelf can look awful though, so do take care to measure very carefully before drilling any holes, and make sure that the shelf will be completely even. As the old saying goes ‘measure twice, cut once’ – be very sure that you have measured accurately before doing anything that you potentially ruin the look of the room! Having said that, once you have your measurements in place, you can put up a custom made shelf, bought ready to install, or you can re-use a piece of wood that you have spare – old wooden window shutters look fabulous spruced up and re-purposed!
Another quirky shelving idea is to re-use old plain book ends as small floating shelves. Place one side against the wall and fix it in place, and the job is done! While one small shelf will not hold very much clutter, a series of these placed strategically on the wall will hold the same as a small bookcase, while creating a delightfully whimsical effect!
Add Comfort To The Living Room:
If you have plenty of old pillows that are not really good enough for the beds any more, but are still too good to throw away, why not make a comfy body cushion? Put the pillows into pillow cases that you no longer use or want – try to get colors and patterns that go well together – and neatly stitch them closed. Then join the pillows together along the long seams, so that you have four to six pillows all stitched into a wonderfully comfortable creation, perfect for the children and pets to sprawl out on, while watching television. You can even snooze on it yourself, while curled up on the new sofa, such as those to be found here at shop4furniture.
Plant, Plant, Plant!
Add some greenery and color to your home by repurposing almost anything that can hold soil. Pair of wellington boots or an old kitchen sink is just two examples of everyday items that can be transformed into delightful planters. Fill them with good compost and soil and bed in plants that will flourish indoors, blooming lavishly over the sides and your room will be transformed! Do make sure that you protect your flooring from any accidental spills or seepage though; you do not want to create a mildew problem.
These ideas will hopefully inspire you to try your hand at a few DIY tasks – nothing breeds confidence like the successful completion of a project!