Decorating your home with DIY projects will give you a beautiful home on a tight budget. You will also feel a sense of accomplishment when you see the finished project. By surveying old or unused items laying around your house, you can create attractive and functional home decorations.
If you want to give your room a makeover this weekend, consider tackling a furniture project. Here are a few steps that will help you:
Sand- Start by sanding down rough places and uneven places on the furniture.
Holes- Fill in dings and dents, or leave them for added character.
Paint or stain- Coat the furniture with the color of paint or stain you choose.
Antiquing- For an antique look, add a crackling agent to the wood before painting.
Designs- Paint a unique design by using a contrasting color and a stencil.
With a little time and creativity, you can take old or unused items laying around your home and turn them into something spectacular. These are a few ideas that will get you motivated:
Bedsheets: Use old sheets as window dressings. Measure and cut the sheet to the appropriate length, leaving an extra two inches at the top. Fold down the top of the curtain by two inches and sew or glue a hem line to create a hole for the rod.
Clothing: For a fresh look, cover throw pillows with the material from an old shirt or skirt.
Coffee cans: Collect six used coffee cans to make a brilliant wine rack. Paint the outside of the cans the color of choice. Nail cans to a painted 2×4 piece of wood.
Silverware: With old utensils you can make an innovative candle holder. Inset the handle of the silverware into a wood base. Attach a metal cup to the top of the utensil.
Hang it Up:
Add life to your home by making beautiful wall art. Use some of these simple ideas to get you started:
Wooden shutter: With an old wood shutter, create a picture collage for the wall.
Fabric: Cover rectangular pieces of wood or styrofoam with flattering material for a unique wall design.
Shoe boxes- Spray paint an old shoe box and mount on the wall to display small trinkets.
Old painting- To enhance an out of date old painting, lay a stenciled phrase onto the front of the painting. Paint over the picture with a light color. Remove the stencils and reveal a new look.
Light up picture- paint a piece of canvas with a solid color. Poke holes in an appealing design into the canvas. Use a strand of white LED lights and push a bulb through each hole.
Wood letters- Glue wooden letters into fun phrases or words on a blank canvas. Spray paint the canvas and letters with a light color.
With these inexpensive, creative ideas will add depth and personality to your home. You can use the items you have on hand to re-invent your decor.