Sometimes I look at my house and see a lot of things I wish would have been done differently, especially my bedroom. I wish it expressed my style and character. Sometimes it’s a hole (drilling nails has been one of the worst jobs in my home) or a tiny crevice in the wall that I would like to hide. But once the house is built, you can’t bring it down, can you?
This is where DIY projects bail me out. You’ll be amazed at how much creativity changes the smallest of mistakes- as well as expressing your ideas as a work of art or a fashion statement. They are also simple, easy, and relatively inexpensive. Below are my top picks for some simple home improvements.
5 DIY Home Improvement Projects For Beginners
Your Idle Ladders Are A Great Asset
In most houses, you won’t miss some books lying around at a corner of the house occupying a significant amount of space. They make the room look somehow untidy and even cleaning that corner is one hell of a job! You are often arranging and rearranging, but never getting it right.
However, using that old ladder lying around the place will bring your house in order. Use two V-shaped ladders and some wood planks. Then place the wood planks on the ladder such that they rest on the ladder steps. And voila, you have a book shelf ready. Now put your books neatly, and let’s pretend that ugly book corner never existed.
PVC Pipes Can Hold Your Stilettos
If you have a big family, I am sure you are dealing with a terrible shoe mess right now. All these shoes have to be placed somewhere in the house. Either on the floor or in a shoe rack. One funny thing with shoes: they always increase in number and never reduce. Sometimes finding a matching pair of shoes when you are running late for an appointment, is almost like looking for a needle in a haystack!
The good news is that you can build a shoe rack using PVC pipes. The first step is to cut the pipes into shoe size lengths, then stack them together on top of each other using a string. For the extra elegance, use pipes of different colors.
That Photo Needs A New Frame
This is one of my all-time favorite activities that I always engage in whenever I find the time to. You can transform your house into a piece of art masterpiece.
Here, you can use wood for the unique photos and other materials such as canvas and fabric paint. The results are out of this world. If your walls have an earthy-finished interior, such photo frames blend well. Just remember to match the colors too.
No Sew Pillow Covers
Do you feel like your pillows are getting outdated? I know mine are. Especially with the emerging new trends on a daily basis, you can’t help it. Others are just too worn out due to many years of loyal service.
Because of this, you may want to upgrade to the latest trends that make your house look like a 21st century home. But finding pillow covers in simple patterns and color could turn out to be a nightmare, not forgetting the price tags.
Moreover, not everybody sees the world the same way you do, especially when it comes to fashion. With the no sew pillow covers, you will require a burlap, fabric of your choice, heat’n bond, a pair of scissors, and an iron box.
Cut your fabric according to the pillow sizes, line your heat’n bond and press the iron to glue. Don’t forget to leave an opening for those times you need cleaning.
Stone Towel Hooks
From hanging your towel, hanging your hats, to pulling back your curtains, these beautiful stone made hanging hooks are a real gem in your house. They give your home an eco- friendly coastal- inspired style.
These stones are usually carefully selected from rivers and beaches, thus you are guaranteed of beauty and uniqueness in your home. You can purchase them from your local store or take a walk down the river stream. Cool, right?
However, when drilling the stone towel hooks into the wall, care needs to be taken to ensure that they are all in a straight line. I recommend using a laser level to ensure your hooks are as straight as possible.
When it comes to DIY projects, expressing yourself is the most integral part. You can bring out the inner you as well as your fashion sense in a way that is both doable and a statement of pure art. Therefore, the next time you plan on doing a DIY project, nothing is ever too small or too big. It is all about creativity on a perspective that is easy and fun to showcase.