Most homeowners have a seemingly endless to-do list, filled with jobs ranging from minor to major. For many, one of the biggest obstacles in completing projects, is cost. Investing in new furniture, or a new home can be very expensive. But what if home improvement could be done on a budget, and in little time? Click through this inspirational gallery to see how easy it is to turn DIY dreams into reality.
1. DIY LEGO Table
Toy blocks are a great way for children to develop everything from fine motor skills, to social skills. One of the most popular brands of plastic toy blocks are LEGOS. While these tiny blocks have enchanted children and adults for decades, stepping on one can cause extreme pain. Luckily, parents have found a great solution to update and keep play areas organized, and blocks off the floor.
This simple DIY requires three things- LEGO baseboards, adhesive, and a table. Customize the size and design of the table by varying the amount of baseboards, colors, and placement pattern. Children (and parents!) will enjoy tapping into their creativity, as they design their own worlds made of blocks.
2. Stylish Planters
Houseplants can help bring nature into our homes, while also adding a creative flair to more stark interiors. Yet, like most decorative items in our homes, foliage can sometimes also require a style update. Changing the pots of your plants is an easy way to tie the stylistic elements of a room together.
Simply take a regular terracotta pot, and using acrylic paint, add geometric shapes. Use soft metallic tones for a polished, and modern look. Don’t have a green thumb? Skip on the flowers, and add succulents. These hardy plants are low-maintenance for even the most novice gardeners, and offer a contemporary look.
3. Contact Paper Counters
The kitchen is considered one of the most important, and frequently used, rooms in a home. As the center of meal preparation and entertainment, kitchens are often the first places to show the effects of wear and tear. Fortunately, homeowners have found an inexpensive and easy way to update their kitchens.
The secret is in a common DIY material-contact paper. While traditionally used to line shelves, this adhesive paper can also be used to recreate the sleek look of more expensive materials such as wood or marble. Using just a few rolls, home owners can give their old-fashioned kitchens a modern facelift without spending thousands on new countertops.
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