There’s nothing as fun as DIY! Not only do you get the chance to be hands-on with your creativity, but you also get to improve the way your home or apartment looks.
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These are some fun projects you can complete in a weekend and should try if you want to make your living space feel new!
1. Paint Your Backsplash or Tile Walls
Before we talk about the ‘how,’ it’s important to understand that certain paints are better for specific surfaces; the tile paint you use in your kitchen may not work well in your bathroom because of the moisture level in your bathroom. Look at your specific paint brand before making any purchases.
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Now that we’re past that warning: many don’t realize you can paint tile! Most ceramic tiles can be painted as long as it’s not a surface that has to face a lot of wear in its daily use. You can still paint tile walls in your bathroom, but you should pay attention to the type of paint you get: avoid painting counters or tile floors.
Although latex and acrylic will apply well with a good primer, you should use enamel paints to get the most out of them.
2. Painters Tape Accent Wall
We’ve all seen those great honeycomb-patterned accent walls, but did you know they’re far easier to achieve than you’d expect? You can do this by either buying hexagon-shaped painter’s tools that will guide you or by laying out your tape very carefully.
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To create an even more interesting look, lay down a brighter base color before painting with a more neutral one for the shape. This will make your wall more eye-catching.
You don’t have to do hexagon honeycomb textures; you can instead lay it out so that the wall has a fun and interesting pattern that you like. Whether that’s classic stripes, interesting cubes or squares, or even star shapes. You can make your walls into whatever you want.
3. Frame or Outline Your Television
If you have your television mounted like many do: did you know you can take it a step further so that it looks like art? Create your faux art frame for your television using cheap wooden molding you can get at any hardware store.
Try not to attach it directly to your television, but instead on the wall that surrounds it. This will make it look like any television show you’re watching is a really fun art project!
4. Turn Your Entryway Closet Into A Mud Bench Space
Every piece of St. Albert real estate could use a mudroom or bench to stop and take off your shoes before tracking snow into the home.
To upgrade your entryway closet, remove the doors and any shelving below head level, and set a bench there. You can put down mats so that shoes can sit there without melting snowy slush onto your floors.
Decorate and ensure that you leave a space for keys and coats! This can be a fantastic focal point so that people feel welcomed the moment they get into the house.