Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Are you a bit apprehensive to become a DIYer? Don’t be. Here are three simple projects that anyone can accomplish to spruce up their home, inside and out.
Painting your stairs is a nice and easy way to add a pop of color and fun to an unexpected place. All you need is paint, a paintbrush, painters tape, and perhaps stencils. First of all wipe down your stairs and tape of the area you wish to paint. Pick a bold color for extra drama or a stencil to add more personality. Simple enough right?
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Rope cups are a great way to add storage and a touch of texture to any space. For these you just need rope and a hot glue gun. You will first need to form the base, to do so begin rapping the rope in a circular motion, once you have the base to your desired size you can begin forming the walls. You do this by stacking the rope onto itself until you reach the height you wish you accomplish. To add support rap the last bit of rope to form 3-4 rows around the inside rim.
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Outdoor curtains are such an easy way to add a touch of elegance to your front porch or back patio, and with ombre being such a hot trend why not make some ombre curtains?
  • Yards of Fabric
  • Permanent Dye
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Large Bucket
  • Gloves
  • Measure length of window/doorway
  • Cut fabric to that length
  • Mix permanent dye in bucket
  • Dip curtain panel into the bucket (For ombre effect leave the ends in longer)
  • Hang in sun to dry
One little tip, wear gloves when handling the dye to keep your hands from looking like an Easter egg!
DIYing is a great way to save some money and add personality to projects around your home, so go ahead, take the first step!