29 Home Projects to Make You a DIY Superstar
Even though home improvement knowledge gets passed down from generation to generation, many of us still somehow figure out how to punch a dozen holes in the wall while searching for a stud, or screw up something as simple as painting the walls. And while many dream of being a true DIY guru, it’s not always clear where to start. Repairing drywall holes, locating studs, unclogging a sink drain, reupholstering a chair and building an outdoor fire pit — the jobs here will elevate your abilities and help you save money, substances and, on top of that, your own walls.
Paint Your Walls
understanding how to properly paint your walls is among the most vital home remodeling abilities you can have. And it is not as straightforward as it sounds. Are you aware the number of coats you should use for light colors and dark colours? What kind of finish? Below are a few tips to receive your started.
From the Pros: How to Paint Interior Walls
Find a Wall Stud
Despite failing every time, my go-to way of finding studs would be measuring 16 inches from various points on my wall — the corner, the light outlet — but nothing works, along with my frustration leads to a string of holes across the wall. However, Philip Tiffin appears to have it figured out. All you need is a powerful magnet.
Quick Fix: Find Wall Studs Without an Expensive Stud Finder
Paint Your Cabinets
Sure, many of us want new cabinets in our kitchens and baths. However, the price tag often has us just dealing with what we’ve. That is the reason why a less-expensive upgrade with fresh paint makes sense.
From the Pros: How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets
Fix a Drywall Hole
I’ll be the first to admit that under every framed photo and piece of artwork on the walls in my home is a hole of some kind in the drywall. With the knowledge in this ideabook, however, that is going to change.
Quick Fix: How to Patch a Drywall Hole
Keith Willig Landscape Services, Inc..
Reuse a Fallen Tree
If a tree falls in a forest, who cares if it makes a sound? It can make all kinds of cool items, from landscaping steps to wall clocks.
7 Ways to Upcycle a Fallen Tree
Innovative Construction Inc..
Install a Toilet
We go to great lengths to spiff up our baths with colours and textiles, only to have a bulky bathroom throw away from the mojo. Many believe replacing a bathroom is a money and time suck. Not correct. Here’s how to do it in under 60 minutes.
How To Install a Toilet in an Hour
Reupholster a Chair
Everyone has that friend they envy who sees a piece of furniture at a Dumpster and turns it into something cool. But there is really not much to it. The next time you see an old chair on the side of the road, stop and pick it up.
Quick Fix: Reupholster a Chair Seat
Create a Custom-Color Paint
With just a little knowledge of the color wheel, so you can put a stop to the expanding paint-can collection on your garage by creating custom colours with what you possess.
Tint Your Own Paint for New-Looking Walls
Jenn Hannotte / Hannotte Interiors
Paint Brick Walls
Why can’t brick get some love? Maybe it is Crayola’s fault for creating a crayon called Brick Red, so misleading people to believe there is only one colour for brick. In fact, using these hints, you can paint your brick walls or terrace any colour you desire.
How To Paint Brick Like a Pro
Build a Deck
Say it out loud: a deck. In a weekend. Two days of work and you’ll have an outside living space for the remainder of the summer — and all seasons ahead of time.
Construct a Beautiful Platform Deck at a Weekend
Remove Water Rings From The Coffee Table
I’ve lost friends over a poorly placed, sweating cocktail glass onto a wood coffee table 2 inches from a coaster! Following six decades and also my learning this quick fix, maybe it’s time to reconcile.
Quick Fix: Erase Water Rings From Furniture
Replace Your Window Trim
I’ve had a puppy and a child completely ruin a window trimming — two distinct windows, two distinct occasions; equally involved teeth. While this project is a little bit more involved than others, installing fresh trim is significantly less painful than staring at sting marks.
How to Replace Window Trim
Install Kitchen Backsplash Tile
Desire a fresh subway tile backsplash? You’ll need three days, $10 to $20 per square foot and a little elbow grease.
How To Install a Tile Backsplash
Erin Lang Norris
Create a Scrap-Wood Bench
No longer is a wooden bench just for sitting in a park. Bring it inside and a bench becomes a hip decor piece all of its own, or a trendy display shelf — and, yes, even a place for sitting also.
DIY Project: Artful Scrap-Wood Bench
Jeannie Balsam Interiors
Paint Your Hardwood Floor
Do not settle wood-tone floors because you believe the only other option is replacing them. Paint can work wonders.
How to Paint Your Hardwood Floors
R. Olson Design
Clean Your Butcher Block
Anyone looking at my cutting board will differentiate two items: I consume a lot of avocados, and that I will probably get salmonella soon. However, with these hints, I’ll have a sanitized, stain-free board in no time.
How to Clean and Care for Your Butcher Block
R. Olson Design
Create a Cutting Board from Scrap Wood
And for those with no board to start with, here is a cool way to produce a high-quality one using leftover pieces of wood.
Fashion a High-Quality Cutting Board From Scrap Wood
Erin Lang Norris
Construct a Stone Fire Pit
Ever since humans discovered fire and stonework, we have yet to tire of them. Here’s everything you need to construct a rustic outdoor fire pit just in time for cool summer nights.
How to Make a Stacked Stone Fire Pit
Unclog a Drain Without Compounds
Time to throw those eye-irritating chemicals. All you need for this drain-unclogging technique is your hands along with a wine cork.
The Easiest, Cheapest, Nontoxic Way to Unclog a Drain
Julie Ranee Photography
Construct a Storage Shelf
Almost everyone can use additional storage space. This project employs galvanized pipes and wood for a trendy industrial unit.
Storage Shortage? Create an Industrial-Style Shelving Unit
Create Your Own Chalkboard Paint
Sure, you can buy it. However, at $25 a quart, chalkboard paint is pricey. Here’s the way to create your own with nonsanded latex and grout paint.
DIY: Create Your Own Chalkboard Paint
Fix a Wobbly Door
obtained a entrance doorway? Odds are, the screws at the hinge have been stripped. The fix? All you need is a hammer, utility knife and golf tee. Score!
Quick Tip: Use a Golf Tee to Fix a Door Hinge
Make Your Grout Spotless
Dirty grout can create even the cleanest tiles look drab. So catch some OxiClean, warm water, an old toothbrush and a lemon, and then get to work.
Get Grout Magically Clean — Stains and All
Fix Cracked Grout
If your grout is beyond merely filthy, there is still hope. A caulk gun and a scratching tool are all you need.
Quick Fix: Repair Cracked Bathroom Grout
Construct a Simple Wood Stand
It is always nice to have just one piece of furniture you’ve built yourself. This simple wooden stand is the best starter piece on your solution to woodworking glory.
Neat Little Project: Create a Basic Wood Stand
Create a Play Kitchen to Your Kid
Kids love to mimic their parents performing simple household chores such as cooking, cleaning and working in the lawn. By building this gorgeous play for your children, you’ll provide them with hours of amusement — so you can have time to, you know, actually get some actions.
How to Make an Enchanting Kids’ Play Kitchen
Construct Your Own Greenhouse
With $400, a few classic windows and a bit of time and effort, you can produce your own 8- by 8-foot greenhouse.
Scope Out a Family Greenhouse Grown From Scraps
Upholstery Club’s Shelly Leer
Replace a Button onto a Tufted Chair
Missing buttons onto a tufted Article of furniture are bothersome. However, with a few careful DIY maneuvers, there will not be any need to spend the piece into an upholstery store.
How to Replace a Button onto a Tufted Chair
Create a Gravel Course in Your Yard
The scale and scope of many landscaping projects can be daunting to homeowners. However, this easy gravel path delivers a significant style punch with minimal effort.
DIY Pathway Puts Landscapes on the Right Track
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