During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people ventured into the DIY world to pass the time. How many trips to Bunnings did you take? We have developed eight easy and affordable DIY projects that can completely transform your home.
Adding trim to the joint between the ceiling and walls can change the whole appearance of the room and it is easy enough to do yourself! You can choose many different styles and sizes to suit the room.
Installing wall panelling is an affordable and easy way to give some interest to a room. There are many different designs to choose from depending on your style. All you will need is MDF wood panelling, sandpaper, hammer and a tape measure.
Make Your Own Pendant Light
Pendant lights are a great feature to add into any room. Not only are they functional, they can be a work of art and visually drawing. There are many different ways to make your pendant light and by using materials that you already have lying around such as rope, tree branches and many more.
Keep wondering what to do with the blank wall in your bedroom? Floating shelves are a great way to fill that space while providing more surfaces to store your belongings. They are very affordable and simple to install. All you will need is a level, drill, tape measure, stud finder and a floating shelf kit you can purchase from Bunnings.
Reupholster Old Dining Room Chairs
If you have dining room chairs that are in good condition, but the upholstery has seen better days, do not purchase entirely new chairs when you can reupholster. You can pick any style material you can think of from Spotlight and all you will need is a stapler gun to install.
Restore Old Furniture
You may have old furniture laying around or you could even purchase secondhand from Marketplace or Gumtree for a bargain. A wooden dresser makes a perfect example of how you can restore something old into something beautiful. To make a real statement all you'll need to do is sand it right back, paint or stain it with any colour of your choosing. Then update the handles and you have a totally new dresser for a fraction of the price.
Spray Paint Bathroom Fixtures
Matte black bathroom fixtures are really trending right now, but can be expensive. If your current fixtures are in good condition but just need an upgrade. Spray painting them matte black can modernise your bathroom and it is quite simple to do. Just ensure you sand them down well and tape where you do not want to spray paint.
Remove Kitchen Cabinet Doors
A simple way to make a big impact in the kitchen is to remove the top cabinet doors and convert them into open air shelves. This style is very popular at the moment and can completely change the look and feel of the kitchen.