The home is an ever-changing entity forever being rearranged and updated, and creating your ideal home is an on-going process involving a fair bit of time and hard work. That being said, it’s also an incredibly creative and rewarding process; particularly when the creative ideas are your own or you’ve done the work yourself—there’s a tremendous amount of satisfaction to be had from seeing the fruits of your labour.
Of course we’re not all skilled designers or craftsmen, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get involved in shaping our own homes. To prove this, we’ve put together a list of fifteen DIY projects you can do at home. Let’s take a look…
You don’t have to be a carpenter to build your own bed, just get a few pallets! Check out this guide for more creative ideas for constructing pallet furniture.
Building on point number one, why not construct a table and chair for the patio?
Create extra clothes storage in your bedroom by hanging a rail from the ceiling.
Get rid of the old carpet and lay some laminate flooring. With the handy click into place design it’s not as difficult as you’d think!
Perhaps the simplest of solutions for giving your home a bit of new life: repaint.
If you’re not content with simply repainting the walls why not get really creative and paint a mural?
Give the furniture or cabinetry new life through a fresh coat of paint, or make it really stand out by painting some creative patterns.
Putting up new shelving is a great way to increase storage and improve the aesthetics of a room, and all you need is a piece of wood cut to the right size and a few brackets and screws!
Not content with a few shelves? Then build an entire home library! Check out this guide to find out how.
Make your bedroom a little tidier by hanging a curtain to conceal storage.
You can completely change the look of a room by creating a chalkboard wall, all you need is some chalkboard paint.
Create a gallery wall by hanging pictures or paintings together.