Home Improvement

DIY: 8 Mini Home Makeovers that You Can Do this Weekend

Be productive and creative with these simple home improvement must-dos

Photography: Miguel Nacianceno (Main Photo)

You don't need to do a major renovation or spend big amounts just to be able to give your home a new look. Tweak some of your pieces, bring out old decor, and exercise your creativity!

You can paint, sew, draw, or even try to reupholster your old furniture! Here are DIY ideas that will surely make this long weekend count.

Decorate with your accessories

Don't just leave your necklaces and bracelets tangled inside drawers. Put them on display using wooden frames or an earring tree that you crafted on your own.

Give your jalousie windows an upgrade

Spruce up old and plain windows by adding quirky and colorful decals. You may even hang fabrics with interesting prints and textures for a more creative touch.

Work on your table using leatherette

Create a rustic vibe in your space without spending much. You can use a staple gun to attach it to the table. 

Photo by Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

Paint garden furniture

Pick vibrant hues that will pop and stand out like teal, mint green, or sunshine yellow. 

Repurpose old pillowcases into placemats

Pick two designs in complementing colors then sew them together. Doing this adds a colorful and personal touch to your dining area.

Add mouldings to your walls

Cornices and baseboards can help conceal unsightly joints in the home. It can also be treated as wall accents that can liven up plain walls. Click here to learn more. 

Layer your curtains

To create a luxurious look, hang roman shades on top of your blinds and side drapes on top of roman shades.

Put ceramic pieces on display outdoors

Add color and personality to your lanai or garden by placing huge decor pieces that will surely catch the attention of guests. You may also work on DIY outdoor lighting or furniture.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

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