21 Home decorating DIY Projects

If you’re looking for some creative ways to dress up your home a bit, here are 21 of them that you will really enjoy! We realize that not everyone has the funds to buy all new furniture each time you’d like like to redecorate, so we’ve come up with a few DIY projects that are relatively inexpensive and can be fun to do on a rainy day. Here are 21 DIY Projects That Will Make Your Home Look More Spectacular by Kerry Smith. 1. Lay peel-and-stick vinyl flooring. If you’re stuck with an ugly floor you hate, but you don’t have the money or energy to retile the entire floor, try peel-and-stick vinyl flooring. In this example, wood flooring is used. And it only costs .98 per square foot! It is easy to install and leaves a beautiful finished floor when you’re done.

Just be sure to follow directions carefully or your new floor won’t stick! 2. Install bead board wallpaper. One cool way to save money while making a room more pleasant is to use bead board wallpaper. This is definitely cheaper than using wood to get some great texture on the walls and add something new to any room. One easy hack to making it look like a professional project is to use molding to cover the uneven line where the bead board wallpaper ends. Do this and your room will be instantly brighter! 3. Ditch the colorful 1960s-style bathroom for a repainted modern look: Stuck with a bathtub or bathroom tile color that reminds you of something out of The Brady Bunch? Here’s an easy way to redo that color in a way that won’t break the bank. Using a tub and tile refinishing kit, you can redirect that love from decades ago and come out with a beautifully finished tub and tile.

Your bathroom will thank you for the update! If you’re not sure if it should be a DIY project or one that will require a professional job, call in a pro to take a look. They’ll be able to tell you if your current tile is up to the challenge! 4. Paint your tile in a cool pattern. Whether your tile is really bad off, or you’re just looking for a fresh new look, you can easily paint the tile that’s already there.

This easy tutorial shows how you can inexpensively refinish your tile using special tile paint and a few other basic tools. You can even design your own pattern! 5. Update your bathroom light fixture. One easy way to change those ugly metallic light fixtures into something a bit more welcoming is by using a simple metallic paint. If you prefer not to take the fixture down, you can just brush on the paint. Use an oil-based metallic paint for a cool finish to this easy DIY project. You’re left with a cool new look to your light fixture.

You can also get creative with different shaped bulbs for a specialty look! 6. Drawer and cabinet knob updates. One quick-fix to give a new look to your kitchen or bathroom is by adding new knobs to cabinets or drawers. Find some that you like— hardware stores usually carry tons of different options. Check out the tutorial link inside description area for how-to. 7. Laundry-and-Mud Room quick fix. Here’s a super-fast and easy way to think about how to make this space more pleasant. 8. Liven up your entry way. If you don’t have a mud room entrance, get your entry way organized and beautified in a few simple steps. Clean it up by creating an organized space for shoes, coats, hats, or even designate where each member of your family should hang his or her things.

Here are some super cheap hooks that will dress up your entry way. 9. Use bead board wallpaper on kitchen cabinet. Another way you can use bead board wallpaper other than on the wall is on your kitchen cabinets. It gives a unique texture and a cool new look to some otherwise drab cabinets. Slap a new coat of paint on after installation and you’ve got a whole new kitchen for cheap! 10. Bead board a new accent wall. Want an accent wall, but don’t want an obnoxious color? Here’s a cool way to add texture to an accent wall using the same color as your other walls (or whatever you prefer). Bead board wallpaper isn’t very expensive, and it adds a fun texture to your wall. 11. Paint your cabinets. If your kitchen needs an update, one cheaper way to get a whole new look is to paint your cabinets. But painting your cabinets can be daunting, so check out this tutorial for how to do it the right way. There are some specific tips you’ll need to pay attention to or you’ll be left with a hack job that looks runny or half-done.

If you do it the right way, you’ll come out with a whole new feel to your kitchen. More detail inside description area. 12. Use peel-and-stick tiles to make your backsplash look brand new. Here’s a great way to get that fresh backsplash look in your kitchen without calling in the pros. You can DIY by using a self-adhesive tile. It will take some time and careful attention, but the end result is a beautiful new backsplash. It’s removable, so it’s renter-friendly — yay! The prices vary depending on the specific color options (in the market it’s called Tic Tac Tiles Peel and Stick Wall Tile in Subway White) 13. Add a new kitchen island. Here’s a cool way to turn an old dresser into a handy kitchen island on wheels! Okay, you thought we meant to go buy a new one, right? Nope. Use something you already have, like an old cabinet that’s been in storage. Give it a paint job to the color of your choice and use it in the center of the kitchen as a new island! You can match it up by installing a counter top to the top of the cabinet for a great surface! IKEA get you covered in this case.

14. Switch out your light fixtures for new ones. If you have old light fixtures, or even new ones you just hate, switch them out with a cool new one in this easy DIY project. It will require some basic wiring technique, so if you’re uncomfortable doing that, find someone who feels confident. The end result is a cool lamp-shade fixture that will make your room look unique. 15. Create a custom accent wall. Use stencil to create your own wall pattern in this tutorial. Though it will take a significant amount of time, this is worth your while if you want something truly unique and don’t want to use wallpaper. Be prepared to make a few mistakes, but remember they can be touched up. It’s cheaper than paying for a wallpaper installation, and you can do it over the course of a weekend if your wall isn’t too large. If you don’t want to make your own, you can find a high-quality stencil at royaldesignstudio.

16. Give your standard wall artwork a sleek glossy look. Art resin. The coolest stuff in your craft store (we think so, anyway)! In case you find something stuck in your first coat of resin, here’s some good advice to heed: 17. Dress up your stair railing with gel stain and paint. Take your 1990s style staircase to the next level by changing the look completely. It can be a big project to take on… maybe for you that means removing some carpet, or just repainting the railings. 18. Add a custom runner in your favorite fabric. Dress up your staircase with a cool fabric runner of your choice. Careful when choosing your fabric— there’s going to be a lot of it, so make sure it’s both doable for the eyes and the pocketbook! In order to find out how to attach it, check out tutorial provided by desinsponge. 19. Transform any door you want into a sliding barn door. If you’ve been watching Fixer Upper, you know sliding barn doors are in. And who doesn’t want to slide open some chic wooden doors? Amazon is where you can find Sliding Door Hardware Kit that you don’t have to take out a loan for.

In this super short tutorial, you’ll learn a few different methods for a sliding door that may be a bit easier than drilling through some touch materials: More detail on this, check link under this video. 20. Overhaul your faded garage door using gel stain. Here’s an easy way to refinish your faded garage door using only three things- a power washer, some gel stain, and a paintbrush! You’ll start by cleaning the door well to remove any grime that settled on it.

Choose a gel stain carefully and test it out on something small first before you douse your garage door in it! Next, paint it on with a brush, going with the grain of the wood for even coverage. Make sure you do this on a day where it’s not in direct sunlight, as the gel dries quickly! And last, 21. Create a new look to your plain-Jane door. Using some simple plywood and a few tools, you can add some texture to your flat door by creating a frame and some straight bars across the door. You can add as many cross-panels as you like. After you have the new frame in place, you’ll do a quick sand and paint before you’re all done. To learn how, check out jennifersquires blog. That’s it With so many options on fun DIY projects to add some pizazz to your home, we feel sure you’re spinning with delight.

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