Do-it-yourself home improvement projects have been an “in” thing nowadays. Although the concept is not at all new because a lot of people have been doing it even decades ago, DIY projects have never been as exciting as it is now because of the various ways that you can do it as suggested in so many sites online. These projects may not only be a form of hobby and a source of enjoyment, but it may also be a good bonding activity for the entire family. Who said that you need to shell out money in hiring contractors to spruce up your home?
Here are 4 delightful DIY projects that you may want to try.
Give your bedroom a new look by re-painting it. If you have not chosen a new color scheme for your room, get ideas on magazines and DIY websites. Choose colors that can define your personality and that would blend well with the color of your furniture. Most bedrooms nowadays use neutral color tones such as grey, black and white. One of the advantages of choosing a minimalist style is that it can blend perfectly with any color so you won’t have to worry whether your furniture will fit or not. However, if you wish to give your room more character, you may choose bright colors like orange and yellow or warm colors like blue and green.
Shelves for your books
Making bookshelves are easy. If you are tired of seeing your books lying around, take better care of them by storing them on a shelf that is custom-made. You may use pieces of wood and attach it together. Choose the area where the shelf will be placed and take the necessary measurements. Follow these measurements as you build the shelves and paint it according to whatever style you want. Another smart idea would be floating shelves that you may do by installing book-ends on the wall.
Repaint an old cabinet
Instead of throwing it away or selling it, make that old cabinet your new project. You may look at designs online or pictures from home improvement magazines. Unleash the artist in you and be creative. You can paint it in plain colors or you can use a pattern. Make it your own canvass. However, consider the area where the cabinet will be placed before repainting it. Make sure that you will choose a design that will go well with the color of the room.
Immortalize those memories and put it on a wall in your house. You don’t have to buy picture frames because you can do it on your own. If you want a simple but smart way to display photos, use a string and wooden clips. If you have old picture frames at home, you may repaint these too or dismantle the entire thing and mix it with other materials.
These are just a few ideas that you can do to brighten up your home. DIY projects are not costly. It could be a great way to recycle and make a few things that you once thought as “clutter” useful