Sitting at home doing nothing can be boring and being confined to the four walls of your home may have you itching to redecorate. Now is the time time to get round to doing that bit of DIY you’ve been putting off, whether’s it’s painting your bedroom walls, hanging those picture frames or adding the finishing touches to your living room.
We’ve put together a list of 15 easy DIY projects to keep you busy during the coronavirus lock down. Save your money for more important things, and decorate your home on a budget!
1. CHALKBOARD WALL PAINT
Put a chalkboard anywhere you can paint. This is perfect for kitchens and kids rooms. Most of these paints are also magnetic, giving you more opportunities to be creative.
2. WINE CORK NECKLACE RACK
Turn a few spare wine corks into a stylish jewellery display. Finally, a reasonable excuse to open another bottle of wine!
3. FLOATING BOOKSHELF
Create a floating bookshelf out of books themselves. Creating an eye catching illusion that will appeal to your friends and family.
4. GOLD FLOWER POTS
Give your home a luxury look by spray painting ordinary flower pots a metallic gold. Bring an exquisite design to any home or apartment.
5. FRAME THOSE OLD RECIPES
There’s an elegant appearance to those old handwritten recipe books. Choose your family favourites and frame them, you wont find a more nostalgic and sentimental piece of art.
6. DIY NIGHTSTAND
7. WHITE FEATHER CHANDELIER
8. PERSONALISED HANDWRITTEN CANVAS
Make boring walls more personal by writing out your favourite quotes, expressions, and song lyrics on a blank canvas and hanging it up. Why not get the kids to make one for their bedroom?
9. SIMPLE CUSTOM SHELVES
All you need are some brackets and a piece of wood. The best thing about this project is that you can choose any style of wood you want. Don’t worry about using matching brackets, a mixture will give a more rustic look.
10. CURTAIN HEADBOARD
Simply place a curtain rod behind your bed and choose your favourite curtains. It looks extremely comfortable!
11. MOSAIC CD MIRROR
If you’ve been doing a covid clean-out, you’ve probably found a mountain of old CD’s and DVD’s. Why not smash them up? Take a mirror and place broken disks around the frame. You can use different types of CD’s to get the appearance of different colours. This sounds tacky but looks incredible!
12. ANTIQUE STYLE TABLE
This one might be a little too easy. All you need is a shelf and a paintbrush. Turn any floating shelf into a beautiful antique style table.
13. FRAME SHELF
Find some old picture frames and attach wood to the back, around the edges. This creates a cool and unique shelving solution. Use them to add some depth and texture to those plain walls or alcoves.
14. FURRY DESK CHAIR
Turn any boring old office chair into a stylish and super cosy chair. Give that old fur rug a good wash and re-purpose it.
15. READING NOOK
If you’re like me, you’ll be doing a lot more reading at the moment. Why not create a new space in your home where you can really get lost in a good book? All you need is a piece of wood and some long fabric or curtains.