Easy Weekend Makeovers

Spring has sprung and it is time to tackle those to-do lists around the house.  It is also the perfect time to freshen up the inside of your home.  Every weekend I try to complete at least one project on my long list of home improvements.  Here are some easy, do-it-yourself projects that can change your home decor and your entire look in just a day!  

Paint or Wallpaper an Accent Wall

You can be a little bolder with your color and pattern choice when you are only covering one wall

Add Architectural Detail with Moldings

This is a simple, inexpensive project that adds a lot of bang for your buck.  This update can add significant visual impact and detail to a room.  Crown molding gives the optical illusion of greater height and makes the room design feel more complete.

Install a Tile Backsplash

Add color and texture to your kitchen with a mosaic tile backsplash. With new materials on the market, it's possible to set and grout tile in just one day.  There are an endless amount of  different colors and materials in every price range.  I installed my kitchen backsplash myself (the first picture below), so I am sure you can too!!

Give Old Furniture New Style

Any piece of furniture can get a big style boost with a can of spray paint and bit of creativity.





This latter was turned into a colorful shelf using paint and old vent grates screwed onto the steps

Get Organized with a Message Center

An information center on the inside of a kitchen cabinet keeps track of schedules, grocery lists, coupons, keys, and other small items.

How to make it: Cover the back side of a cabinet door with chalkboard paint or apply peel-and-stick chalkboard. Screw pegboard over another panel and store small items from hooks.

Paint Your Front Door an Unexpected Color