DIY Home Improvement Projects for Beginners
You can do these DIY home improvement projects while staying in quarantine. I created this list with quarantine home projects so you can stay home and still feel productive. Completing these beginner home improvement projects will also help pass the time and make your home look better! Many of these DIY home projects can be done on a budget and are simple DIY home projects. Keep reading to learn 15 Easy Home Improvement Projects You Can Do While in Quarantine with easy DIY stay at home projects!
15 Easy Home Improvement Projects You Can Do While Quarantined
Many of these home improvement projects can be completed by ordering supplies online. If you can’t order supplies online, then I’d suggest seeing what items you can repurpose around your home.
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Paint the Front Door
One of the things I did right away when we bought our homes painted the front door. Updating the front door makes a huge impact on curb appeal.
If you have already painted your front door and love the color, give it a fresh coat of paint to bring it back to life!
Stencil Tile Floors
Updating your floors is easy with paint and stencils.
If you love the idea of adding a design or updating your tile or linoleum floors but the idea of re-tiling or replacing linoleum doesn’t appeal to you, then stenciling your floor is probably your best solution.
In this tutorial, I share how to stencil tile floors, how do you keep paint from bleeding under stencils, and how to stencil the popular Spanish tile pattern on floors.
Sharpie Shiplap Walls
The cheapest and fastest way to update your walls is with the Sharpie Shiplap technique!
With this easy DIY hack, I had shiplap walls in 20 minutes and didn’t cut a thing! I painted the walls in our living room with Benjamin Moore’s White Dove before adding the sharpie shiplap.
Try Peel and Stick Wallpaper
I LOVE using peel and stick wallpaper in our home. One reason is because our walls are terrible. They are semi-textured and I hate the way they look so the easiest way to make them look better was to cover them up!
I started with 3 different peel and stick wallpaper designs in our home but ended up putting together this post as inspiration for later 🙂
In this post, I share how I used $1 Dollar Tree shelf liner to transform my home decor! You are going to want to try this Dollar Store Hack Peel and Stick Wallpaper after seeing this transformation!
This peel and stick wallpaper is removable. It sticks to the wall but peels off easily without leaving a residue. I’ve tried Target peel and stick wallpaper and peel and stick wallpaper from Walmart and this Dollar Store shelf liner is just as good as other expensive floral peel and stick wallpaper.
Paint Kitchen Cabinets
If you love white farmhouse kitchens and want to paint your kitchen white, then you should try painting your kitchen cabinets.
Many people are scared to paint cabinets and I don’t know why.
If you are wondering how to paint laminate kitchen cabinets, rest assured! Our cabinets are a combination of Plywood (the inside and the frame), Particle Board wrapped in Laminate (the doors), and Formica (the side under the bar).
With all three of these materials to paint, I needed to choose the RIGHT paint for our kitchen cabinets. You can be sure that if your Kitchen cabinets are made with any of these materials, you can try the same paint that I used and have great results!
Update Outdoor Spaces
If the weather is nice, updating your outdoor space will make a huge impact and is a quick home improvement project.
Your outdoor space might just need a quick deep cleaning or power washing to get things in order. If you like gardening, you can add flowers, herbs or a vegetable garden to your backyard.
We recently added a DIY outdoor bar to our outdoor space, built a huge farmhouse style table, and hung an inexpensive hammock. These additions made a big impact on our outdoor space!
You can also update your front entryway by painting the front door, adding comfortable seating, and creating a welcoming entrance by cleaning the space.
Organize the Kitchen
The kitchen is one of the spaces we use most in our homes.
We cook, clean, eat, socialize, do homework, crafts, and more in our kitchen. This means the kitchen is the number one space in your home that you cannot ignore when it comes to organization.
Create a kitchen space that works for you and the rest of your household by decluttering and organizing your kitchen!
Here are some posts to help your organize your kitchen:
Build a Faux Fireplace
Building a faux fireplace has been a huge topic on my Instagram account since my hubby made a DIY faux fireplace for our family room in Fall 2018. Since I announced we were building a second faux fireplace for our bedroom, my followers begging for a tutorial.
If you love the idea of adding texture and design on your walls but the idea of wallpaper doesn’t appeal to you, then stenciling a wall is probably your best solution.
I share how to stencil a wall with a large stencil, how to stencil a wall without bleeding, and how to stencil the popular farmhouse herringbone brick pattern on your wall.
Build a Quick DIY Outdoor Bar
Spend more time outdoors with this $24 DIY outdoor bar!
Want to add a functional DIY portable bar to your outdoor area? Learn how to build a home bar from scratch with this cheap bar DIY!
We built this bar because we wanted a DIY bar cabinet with a fridge outside next to our pool. This outdoor rustic bar is easy to build and it’s a simple, portable outdoor bar that can be used for an outdoor wedding bar and more!
You can use scrap wood and wood pallets to build this bar 🙂
Add a Sliding Barn Door
Barn doors are trendy and I can see why… they help save space in your home and the effort to install and add a door to your home is minimal compared to the standard interior door with a door frame. Adding a sliding barn door to our master bedroom increased the functionality and the return on investment for our home.
If you’re looking for budget-friendly barn doors to save space in your home, look no further. I conducted a month of research and installed 3 different barn doors and barn door kits in our home and found the most affordable barn door kits for the farmhouse look.
An easy way to update your home is to update the furniture. I love painting and refinishing old furniture.
You can update furniture by adding decorative pieces or new fabric covers. One of my favorite furniture hacks is to take Ikea furniture and upgrade it!
If you love Ikea hacks and those old-school Library Card Catalog Cabinets, you are going to love this Ikea dresser hack using the Tarva dresser and wood stain.
I’ve painted several furniture pieces over the years to reduce the need to buy new furniture.
A fun project to try is to rearrange the furniture in your home.
Move items from room to room to easily update any space! I do this all the time with wall signs and rugs and it’s fun to change things around 🙂
I’ve even seen parents switch bedrooms with their children and give multiple kids the bigger room in the house and it ends up working out better than before.
Move your sofa, bed, entryway table, etc. Have fun experimenting with different layouts.
Declutter and Minimize
Reducing the items in your home has a big impact on the overall feeling of your home and doesn’t cost a thing!
Clutter is the manifestation of your unresolved emotional baggage
If you are feeling anxiety, it could be from the stuff overload. Negative energy in your home and surroundings. Are your materialistic items taking over your life?
The only way to organize clutter is to get rid of it. Period.
That is why this suggestion is the “Declutter and Minimize” and not just “Organize.”
This is a great time to go through items in your home and get rig of the things you do not love or use anymore.
Here are some posts to help you declutter in no time!
Cleaning your home will have a big impact and who doesn’t feel better in a clean home anyway?
You should deep clean your home every 3-6 months and make sure everything is in working order. Flip your mattresses, check the fire extinguisher, clean the washer/dryer vents, etc.
Conclusion to 15 Easy Home Improvement Projects to do while Quarantined
I hope you found some DIY home improvement projects for beginners after reading this post. Some of these DIY home improvement ideas can be done for free if you already have the supplies. Many of these home projects can be completed in a weekend DIY and are simple home improvement projects.
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How to pick the right paint colors
Have you ever had trouble picking the right paint colors for your home? Choosing the right paint colors for your home can be overwhelming. There are so many different “whites” and “grays” these days, how can anyone know they are making the right paint color choice?
That’s why I put together the best tips on How to Choose Interior Paint Colors in this post.
Every home is different… the entryway in our first home was much different than the entryway in our second home, and both of those were very different from the entryway in our third home! So I chose a different paint color for each entryway in all three of our homes. Not to mention, from the time that we bought our first home, to the time that we bought our third home, home paint color trends changed drastically. The colors that I used back then are no longer a trendy color and well, I just didn’t like the brown-ish tan that was in our first home, haha.
So if you need help choosing paint colors for the rest of your home, head on over to this post to see my paint-picking tips and what has worked for me in all three of our homes 🙂 My post with how to choose paint colors for your home is one of my most popular posts and readers have benefited from reading it before heading to the store to buy paint that ends up not working out.
I also have some ideas for choosing paint color combinations for bedrooms (with themes!)
Paint Versus Peel & Stick Wallpaper
Peel and stick wallpaper has become very popular recently since not everyone has access to tools to build their own Shiplap walls (thanks Chip and Joanna) or wants to tile an entire wall with subway tile. I love tiling but if I could slap up some wallpaper and call it a day, that would make me, the hubby, and my wallet happy!
You can find peel and stick wallpaper online at Target, Amazon, Home Depot, and more! I’ve linked my favorite peel and stick wallpaper and the ones I’ve used personally below.
How To Paint Kitchen Cabinets Without Sanding
If you love white farmhouse kitchens and want to paint your kitchen white, then you will love this post that teaches you How To Paint Kitchen Cabinets White Without Sanding! I’ll show you how to paint old kitchen cabinets and answer how much does it cost to paint kitchen cabinets (it’s much cheaper than you think!). I also have lots of pictures of painting kitchen cabinets before and after!
You don’t have to worry about how to paint kitchen cabinets without brush strokes because I have a secret in this post that reveals a step-by-step DIY tutorial with how to paint kitchen cabinets like a pro.
Cheap Home Hacks that’ll Increase Value
Renovating a home can come with a high price tag if you’re not budgeting and deciding which updates bring the best return on investment. After selling our updated first home in just 4 years, we bought an even bigger house that needed a lot of updating. We sold our second home after 4 years while doing the much-needed work to produce a profit by following the same strategies we did in our first home.
If you enjoy updating your home, want to increase your home value or just want your home to look better, you should check out thee 10 Cheap Home Hacks That’ll Make Your House Look So Much Better.
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