10 Easy DIY projects and fun makes to do during the coronavirus lockdown for every room in the house!

Full article with thanks to https://www.idealhome.co.uk/diy-and-decorating/easy-diy-projects-246320

Spend the next month ticking these simple tasks off your to-do list

Wondering what to do with yourself at the weekend? We were, too, until we compiled this list of easy DIY tasks and projects to do during the coronavirus shutdown.

We have jobs that will take minutes, an hour, half a day and up to a weekend. But all are easily achievable and most require minimal supplies to get them done.

I’ve already tackled a few of these at home – begging and borrowing items like paint, a rotary sander and even old house bricks (!) from next-door neighbours.

Of course, abiding to all important social distancing laws is all important in these times, so we’ve tried not to stray too far or order things unnecessarily.

But you’ll be surprised how many of these you can tick off just by using the tester pots and tools gathering dust at the back of the shed!

1. Upcycle a chest of drawers into a planter
We love this brilliant idea for breathing new life into an unloved piece of furniture by literally filling it with new life! Paint and some plastic lining to hold the soil are the main ingredients for this satisfying job.

2. Hang new curtains
Do you have a pair you’ve been meaning to hang for a while? Or are you thinking of running up some new curtains yourself?

3. Paint the stairs
Stick of the sight of that stained old stair carpet? Tear it up and replace with a gorgeous paint job.

4. Create a garden path or edge a border with old bricks
Put that pile of leftover bricks to good use and make a path that mirrors the shape of your flowerbeds. Lay them long and sideways in a bed of gravel to create a patterned curve.

5. Hang your photos
Why not use this time to audit all the photos on your phone, then print a few out and create a wall of photos?

Play with composition – especially in areas like stairways or hallways, where walls are often bare and uninspired. For a smarter look, stick to photo frames of the same colour, and print all photos in either colour or black and white, rather than mixing and matching.

6. Wallpaper the bathroom
All that white sanitaryware does put a bathroom in danger of feeling cold and clinical. One way to add colour is to paper the walls in an on-trend botanical print. you can use any wallpaper to do this  – as long as you treat it correctly.

7. Try this spice rack hack
Spice racks can be so much more than storage for your garam masala! Hang them upside down and they become a rail for hanging baby clothes or jewellery. And the right way up, they can hold anything from plants to books.

8. Tile a splashback
Protect the wall behind a sink or oven with a newly tiled splashback. You can give a kitchen, bathroom or cloakroom a whole new look in just an afternoon!

9. Build a pallet sofa
Turn your garden into another room and give the whole family more space by building a sofa out of old pallets

10. Paint your front door
Impress your neighbours by painting your door, boosting your home’s curb appeal.

Full article with thanks to https://www.idealhome.co.uk/diy-and-decorating/easy-diy-projects-246320

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