7 Easy DIY Home Projects That’ll Make You Say, “Yes I Can!”
By: Leanne Potts
As anybody who’s been inspired by HGTV can tell you, DIY home projects on TV look amaaaazing.
But DIY renovations in real life: kiiiinda the toughest thing ever. And, yet, these rookie craftsmen did beautiful, jaw-dropping work that will totally inspire you. Check out these easy DIY projects for your home:
#1 Pinterest-Worthy DIY Window Seat
An empty recess in a room is a ripe spot for a DIY project, as home improvement blogger Britt Kingery can tell you.
She and her husband, Justin, built a window seat so ridiculously Pinterest-worthy you’ll want to make one for yourself (like, right now).
It’s a roomy 10-foot beauty, so you can seat a houseful of guests without dragging chairs all over the place. And (bonus!) there’s storage underneath for stashing lots of stuff out of sight.
You can custom-create your own for about $250 if you’ve got a few essential DIY tools.
Or you can do an Ikea hack to get the same result. Just attach one of their long, horizontal storage systems to your walls. Then add cushions and preformed molding for the same custom look.
The big reveal doesn’t happen overnight, and a renovation almost always looks worse before it looks better.
Britt Kingery, home improvement blogger
#2 Miracle Makeover With Just Paint, Stain (and Patience)
“The Brady Bunch”-orange wall and abused floors in the before photo are homely enough to strike you blind.
But what a miracle paint, sanding, and stain can do! Lighter shades on the walls, trim, and floor reflect natural light, making the space so much brighter. And for very little money (about $150).
The key to such an amazing transformation, Kingery says, is to be a tortoise, not a hare.
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