There’s nothing more satisfying than a job well done – especially if it’s a job you get to reap the benefits of every day. When it comes to decorating, do-it-yourself projects can be some of the most rewarding. Imagine enjoying your brand new bedroom with decorations all made by hand!
At Haven Ridge, we’re always on the lookout for new DIY projects and ways for our homeowners to personalize their homes. Our Pinterest account is filled with projects to try, and we’ve picked out some of our favorites to help you get started making your bedroom a DIY dream.
Can’t find the perfect headboard to match your new favorite set of bed sheets? Why not just make your own! All you need is thin backer board, foam and the fabric of your choice.
Start by measuring out the wall area where you want your headboard and dividing it evenly into squares. Once you have the size and number of square panels determined, simply cut the backing and foam to the exact size. Trim each fabric piece with an extra 1½ inches around and upholster each square using a staple gun and hot glue for extra support.
Once you have your squares, you can either mount to another sheet of backer board and hang or mount directly to the wall. Either option gives you an inexpensive and polished statement piece! Read details on the mounting process at allthingsthrifty.com.
Refinished TV Stand
Remember that old wooden dresser you grew up with that’s gathering dust in an attic somewhere? It’s time to make use of it! A little paint can go a long way when it comes to a refurnishing.
If you have or buy wooden furniture in need of a makeover, consider giving it a good cleaning, sanding down rough edges and filling any holes with wood putty. Choose a new stain for a distressed look, or pick something bold with a matte finish for a statement piece. A coat of clear shellac will provide the perfect base coat for any color you choose. See more step-by-step instructions on justagirlandherblog.com.
Brighten up your morning routine with a mirror you’ll be proud to look at each day! Dated mirrors and frames, a frequent garage sale find, are often just in need of a new coat of paint. Transform an old or beat up mirror frame with a can of spray paint and last week’s newspaper.
By sliding paper in between the mirror and its frame, you can protect the mirror from getting stained by the paint. Tape the paper in place and lay your mirror outside on a bed of newsprint. Spray on two coats of your chosen color, letting dry in between. For more details, visit thefrugalhomemaker.com.
Once you’re finished, remove the paper to reveal a perfect mirror for the wallof your brand new bedroom. But which DIY piece will be the fairest of them all? That’s up to you to decide.