Sometimes you just want to get creative and make a change around your home. But if you’re renting, your options are more limited when it comes to DIY home projects. In this article, we provide some ideas that will engage your creative flair without upsetting your landlord.
Revamp some furniture
If you’ve got wooden furniture that’s seen better days our you’ve recently picked up some second-hand furniture that needs a new lease on life, try painting the pieces in a new colour. Depending on the type of wood and its condition, you’ll need materials to remove any old paint and create a smooth surface. Some ideas include painting a chair or stool a bright colour and using it as a bedside table, spray painting a cabinet or refinishing a tabletop or desk.
Make wall art
You might have been looking around for new wall art and not had any luck. Even if art isn’t your strong suit, you can try some DIY projects that will work for even the most novice artists.
One particularly popular art trend at the moment is making acrylic pour paintings. Since this style of painting became more widely known, art stores have created sets, so all you need to do is buy a canvas. Check out an art store near you for acrylic pour painting supplies and watch some of the tutorial videos on YouTube. Your next wall art masterpiece may be just a few clicks and a weekend away!
Build a towel ladder
This project is a little more advanced, but if you know someone who can help or you fancy picking up some woodworking skills, you could try building a towel ladder to store your linen. Not only is a towel ladder great for saving space in your linen cupboard, but this creative storage technique also looks great in the bathroom or living room if you’re using it to store blankets. Have a look online for directions. The two main types of towel ladder projects you’ll find are those using copper plumber’s pipe or hardwood dowel.
Make a terrarium
So, these have been popular for a while, but if you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, a terrarium is a great way to get creative while bringing something bright and lively into your home. You can buy terrarium building kits and all the plants and soil you’ll need from hardware stores. Bonus points if you turn yours into a hanging terrarium with some braided rope.
Whether you’re in the mood to make some art or new storage spaces in your home, these DIY projects will help you get creative and personalise your home.
Remember, this article does not constitute financial or legal advice. Please consult your professional financial and legal advisors before making any decisions for yourself.