5 small DIY weekend projects...
Winter weekends are perfect for DIY projects that’ll help you enjoy your home even more when warmer weather arrives and will get your space prepped for easy summer entertaining. Try these simple projects the next time you’re looking for something to do on a Saturday afternoon.
Enhance your entryway.
Your entryway creates the first impression for guests visiting your home, so make sure this space really shines. Clear out the clutter with smart, attractive organization solutions like a vintage coat rack, wicker baskets for keys and mail, and a fashionable bench with built-in storage.
Perk up with paint.
Breathe new life into dated items with a little elbow grease and pretty paint colours. Give old picture frames an antique style with white or pale blue paint and distress with sandpaper for a worn look. Or update a teapot or food canister with chalkboard paint to be chic and useful.
Light up your life.
Brighten up your entire home with a few simple tweaks to your lighting. Clean all light fixtures that have been collecting dust, and switch out old bulbs for white LEDs to illuminate your home better and save you money on your energy bills. Also, check out which areas could use an extra light fixture or lamp and pick one out the next time you go shopping.
Win with Instagram-worthy wall art.
Turn your gorgeous travel photography and Instagrams into colourful art that cheers your space. Visit a print shop to get help with sizing and resolution to make sure the photos look crisp when blown up, and display them gallery-style in classic white or black frames. Or look up online tutorials for adhering the prints to wooden blocks for a more artsy aesthetic.
Organize with lovely labels.
Pick a space — your kitchen, home office, closet — and sort out small and large trinkets with storage boxes and labels. You’ll use space more efficiently with dedicated boxes that stack well and you’ll know exactly where everything is, making finding things a cinch.
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