On to the fun stuff – Home Projects

Now that your house is spring cleaned and ready to go – it’s time for the fun stuff – updating with some DIY projects! I always have big eyes when looking at home projects – but these are fun, easy, and for the most part cheap ideas to help liven up your living space!

Nothing says “this is a home you love” more than some personalization and warmness to your space. This is your chance to really make your home your own haven, and add your style all over it.

Happy crafting!

9b8a9455b714f00823e4fcbf36beec6aGo on the hunt to an antique store or estate sale and find vintage doorknobs. Use a glass doorknob or a style that calls to you and use it as a tie back for your drapery. Will have to use the drill for this project, but install just as you would a door knob on a door!

 71f6674a6d1b94149af2ccf6f2f69f75Visit a Michaels or Hobby Lobby if you can’t find these crates at a wood shop. Stain or paint them the color of your choice and use a drill to assemble to make an awesome coffee table with storage!

 add feet and wallpaper to a cheap bookcaseFind a cheap bookshelf at a garage sale or on craigslist, add wallpaper to the back inside, drill or use a hot glue gun to add feet to the bottom (from Home Depot or Loews!) and paint!

Herringbone marble floor.Herring bone and the Chevron pattern are so popular now – and it’s truly a classic look. Use white tiles for a clean look, or chose a tile with some color and use it to tile a space in your home – a bathroom, an entry way. Notice to the wise – this is a time intensive project and you’ll want someone that has tiled a bathroom before! Don’t attempt on your own without doing thorough research!

Ombre LampshadeClick here to read a tutorial on creating your own ombre lamp shade! Pick the colors that match your room and transform your space.

 Paint a pallet whatever color you want and hang stuff from it.Again – so easy! Head back to Home Depot and ask them for a used wood palette from the lawn department, or ask around to see if you know of anyone that can offer you a palette for cheap. Paint it the color you wish and then hang on the wall and add items for fun wall art/coat hanger.

Pallet Wine RackLots of wood options! – Use a pallet as a wine rack or spice rack – just stain or paint and hang!

really like this shelf idea above the washer dryerBuy or create a shelf for over your washer and dryer to hold your laundry detergent or house lost socks! I really like the glass container with chalkboard paint for the detergent.

 Upholstered headboardLove this one! I plan on using it later this spring – Click Here for a tutorial on creating your own headboard! Pick any fabric that goes with your bedding & furniture (Try JoAnn’s Fabric) and some cheap wood from… you guessed it – Home Depot!

 Would love to build this to hide the ACWant to hide the ugly Air Conditioning Unit? Click here for instructions on building a lattice screen.

Make Your House Smell Like Williams Sonoma A few sprigs of rosemary, lemon slices and a teaspoon of vanilla in a pot and let it simmer on the stove. This is a recipe that they use at William Sonoma Home stores. One of my favorites! I love walking into Williams-Sonoma and smelling the store! Now you can make your home smell as delicious too! A few sprigs of rosemary, lemon slices and a teaspoon of vanilla in a pot and let it simmer on the stove.


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