Quick and easy DIY tips to fix up your home

February 20, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
A few simple tricks can quickly fix up a home

A few simple tricks can quickly fix up a home Photo credit: Alan Cleaver / Foter / CC BY

If your home is looking a little worse for wear and is in need of some TLC – worry not. There  are many things you can do to fix it up and with sites like Homecrafts offering a wide range of DIY essentials at a great price, you’ll have everything you need to revamp your property.

A few small changes can make a big difference, so here are several quick and easy tips to get you started.

Touch up your paintwork

It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do. Not only will it leave your walls looking clean and fresh, but choose a new shade and you could give any room an instant lift.

Change is good, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different colour combinations and let your imagination do the talking – just make sure you practise on an isolated bit of wall first to ensure the hues work together.

If painting the whole house sounds like too much hard work, why not focus on creating a feature wall instead? There are many ways you can do this from creating a wall adorned with sentimental photographs and images to using stencils to create colour contrasts, patterns and textures.

Add some personal creations

Once your paintwork is complete you could always add a personal touch to your home by making and hanging some personal creations on the walls. This could be something you’ve painted, or it could be a selection of artwork produced by your children.

Pretty much anything a child makes looks super special when placed in a decent frame and will help turn your house into a home, so don’t worry if all they can muster is a few messy footprints or a couple of stickers on a canvas.

Another fun thing you can do is wrap a washing line around the banister of your stairs and attach anything your child makes to it with a peg. This will add interest to your stairway and take you on a happy journey every time you climb to the second floor of your home.

Upcycle old furniture

Looking for a DIY project that’ll help spruce up your living environment? Then upcycling old furniture could be the right option for you. This is highly rewarding and can help turn everything from shabby mirrors to rundown table and chair sets into remarkable feature pieces.

There are many ways to upcycle certain objects from varnishing bar stools to making a DIY decoupage coffee table and you could always try giving furniture a vintage makeover by giving it a distressed look.

To do the latter, sand down your chosen item and paint it in a colour of your choice. Leave to dry before painting over the top in a hue that’s slightly (or for a more dramatic effect) completely different. Once that’s dry, cover in a clear, soft wax using a soft cloth. This will seal and protect the paint. You should then take a piece of medium-grade sandpaper and rub it over the areas you want to distress, revealing the colour underneath. Less is more, so try not to go too overboard. When complete, cover in more wax, leave to dry overnight and then buffer with a lint-free cloth.

Fixing up your home doesn’t have to be overly hard or time-consuming. In fact, with these quick tips you could make a big difference in a short amount of time, so go ahead and give them a go.

 

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