Finding do it yourself projects can be a lot of fun. Not only can you save money by doing things yourself, but you can also have fun and feel pride in what you have created. If the idea of starting a do it yourself project leaves you thinking about a project that might take months to complete, you shouldn’t worry. These five projects can be easily completed over the weekend, and you can enjoy the benefits of these projects for a long time to come.
Shelves can be handy in many places in the home. Whether you would like to create more storage space in your closet, break up an open cabinet with a sturdy shelf or simply built shelves on your walls for displaying collectibles or storing books, you can surely find a place to put a few shelves in your house. Luckily, you can build them relatively easily and quickly with the right tools and materials, or you can purchase shelving kits that you can install yourself in just a few hours.
Painting a room can give it a whole new look, and you can take your painting job pretty much anywhere that your imagination might take you. Consider painting your kitchen a cheerful color or making your bathroom more relaxing by adding a coat of paint, or get your kids involved in decorating the walls in their bedrooms. A couple of cans of paint, some paint rollers and drop cloths are pretty much all that you need to make a difference. You can also try tricks like sponge painting or stenciling to make your home’s paint job even more exciting.
Build a Swing
For the perfect decorative accent to your lawn and a comfortable place to sit and relax, consider building your own swing. You can often find easy-to-follow patterns for making these things if you check out home improvement stores, and you won’t need a whole lot of tools. Along with making a swing, you can also try making a picnic table or other similar project. Metro Steel offer a range of steel supplies in Brisbane if you are planning on building a more sturdy swing set.
Planting a Garden
Planting a garden can be incredibly relaxing, and it can yield a fruitful crop of fruits and veggies or a beautiful garden that will wake up your whole lawn. You can start with seeds or bulbs or purchase young plants that have already started growing, then plant them in your yard. All you need is some good soil, a spot in your yard and a couple of gardening tools, and you can quickly and easily put together a garden that you can be proud of and that you can enjoy for the rest of the season.
Welcome the Birds
Placing bird feeders, bird houses and bird baths in your yard can help encourage beautiful birds to flock to your lawn, providing your whole family with a beautiful show of nature. You can make some of these items yourself or purchase them already made at most home improvement or mass market retail stores.
Written by Jonah Shaw