Fun DIY Home Projects on a Budget

April 20, 2018 11:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughtsOwning a home can be a lot of things—stressful, burdensome, busy—but it never has to be boring. In between the expensive projects we can’t escape, like a new air conditioning system or a new roof, there are the opportunities to have some fun and make your home uniquely you. Despite what the run-of-the-mill home improvement shows and websites might tell you, it won’t cost and arm and a leg to add character to your living space.Below, a local home supply store in Fleischmanns, NY shares some quick, classy and affordable projects for a weekend home makeover.The writing’s on the wall—literallyWhile it might feel a little played out, chalkboard paint is a great way to spruce up any room and add an element of whimsy. Giving your family or guests a chance to literally write on the wall can make for a great game of Pictionary, or work in a kitchen as the perfect way to keep track of your ever-changing shopping list. Consider adding it to your kid’s room to encourage their creativity or to list off the chores they need to get done.Bookcases galoreSure, you could go to your local furniture store and buy a boring old bookcase that bolts to the wall, or you could get creative with some old, well-loved books. Stick a couple of L brackets on the wall and slip them between the back page and the back cover of a hardback. A little hot glue to keep the back cover in place will give you the appearance of a book floating on your wall. Depending on the strength of the bracket, you can likely stack multiple books and items on there.Painted potteryIf you are going for a chic, ultramodern look to your home, terracotta pots are probably not going to fit in very well. Instead of scouring the universe for the perfect home for your indoor plants, grab a couple of plain-looking pots and some metallic spray paint and get to work. Even pots of different shapes and sizes will give a cohesive look when they are all painted the same. Consider a gold, bronze or copper paint to really make them pop. Only paint around the first two inches of the inside of the pot, both to save paint and to ensure your plants stay healthy.Half the table it used to beFinding high-quality matching bedside tables can be a frustrating exercise, but it’s an exercise made simple if you have an old table sitting around. Cut the table in half, paint it to match your bedroom and fix it to the wall with brackets on each side of your bed. It’s sturdy, stylish and costs next to nothing to do!Before starting any fun DIY home project, head on over to a nearby home supply store in Fleischmanns, NY. At Wadler Bros. Inc., we have everything you need to spruce up your home, even when you’re on a budget! Come see us today!

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