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DIY: 6 Easy Home Improvement Projects

Up the ante of your living space without doing any major renovations

Photography: Bahaghari, Albert Labrador, Vincent Coscosuella, and Miguel Nacianceno

You can quickly give your home a new look by working on simple mini makeover projects. These must-dos won't take too much of your time and it won't burn a hole through your pocket, too.

Schedule a bonding session with the rest of the family and work on any (or all) of these easy updates.

Jazz up an old wooden or plastic dining chair

Try painting the seat or backrest with a solid color to turn the piece into an accent. If you love patterns, you may also try painting chevron stripes for a quirky appeal.

Repot your plants into personalized planters

Add a unique touch to your garden by displaying your plants in planters that you crafted on your own. Click here for planter ideas that you can do.

Change the shade of your lamp

Does your shade look dirty and boring? Show your creativity and recycle plastic bags into a chic lampshade. Click here for the step-by-step guide.

Decorate with tropical leaves

Recycle mason jars and bring the outdoors into your space by filling it with leaves or using it as flower vases. You may place these jars in the kitchen, living area, or dining area.

Update the look of kitchen cabinets

Got plain kitchen cabinets? No problem! Instantly update your cabinets and cupboards using washi tape. You can change the design easily and you can work with different designs and patterns. Click here for a quick guide.

Use two shower curtains for the bathroom

Hang a fabric curtain panel on the dry side and vinyl on the wet side. You can change the fabric curtain from time to time depending on your mood.

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