3 Pinterest House DIYs That Do WorkAugust 11, 2017
Have you ever wanted to revamp your home? Maybe have a DIY weekend? If you’re worried you will create some sort of home decor monstrosity if you try, never fear! Luckily, there are plenty of examples of others’ DIY attempts and their thoughts once the project is completed.
Whether you already have an idea and want to see how it plays out, or you just want to find some inspiration, Pinterest has all the material you need.
Here are a few tried and tested DIYs that can work – if done with patience, and attention to detail:
1. Update Your Air Grille
Revamping your air grille can add texture and color to your home without a lot of work. All you will need is a patterned metal sheet, metal cutting scissors, spray paint, a drill, and a free afternoon.
- Measure and cut the metal sheet to fit your grille.
- Cut the metal sheet.
- Place cut metal sheets on newspaper outside in the open air.
- Spray paint the cut metal.
- Let dry and then add a second coat. Add a third if necessary.
- Once dry, drill holes into the metal where screws will keep your new grille in place.
- Drill grilles onto vents and replace molding if necessary.
- Enjoy your new air grille!
2. Stencil Your Walls
Adding a stencil pattern to your wall can be a creative, and quick, way to add an accent wall or bring interest to your home. To stencil your walls you will need, like your favorite stencil, paint, and a top coat to ensure even distribution.
- Pre-measure and mark where each stencil will begin and end on the wall.
- Place, or tape, the stencil to the wall.
- Paint over the stencil and peel.
- Continue with the rest of the wall and wait for it to completely dry.
- Once dry, begin detail work so it is cohesive and neat.
- Paint over with a clear top coat. Add a second layer if necessary.
3. Turn a Dresser into a Kitchen Island
Although a dresser to kitchen island DIY is a bit more intense, it can be a lifesaver for a small kitchen or anyone that could use some extra storage. You will need an old dresser, paint, four 2x4s, a baseboard, attachable wheels, and a drill.
- Take out all the drawers and paint the dresser exterior and drawers separately. Add another coat if necessary.
- Once dry, measure and cut the baseboard to fit underneath the dresser.
- Measure and cut the 2x4s to fit along the edges of the baseboard by width and length.
- Screw the 2x4s to the baseboard, and then screw the baseboard to the dresser’s legs with the 2x4s facing up. This is best done if the dresser is on its side.
- Drill wheels until the four corners of the baseboard and turn the dresser right side up.
- Replace drawers and place project in the kitchen.
Now, you can go forth and design a stencil for an accent wall! Or you can begin searching for the perfect dresser to create a moving kitchen island. Whatever inspires you, you now have to tools to create it, use it, and, hopefully, love it!