DIY Ways to Bring Spring into Your Home

12 DIY Ways to Bring Spring into Your Home

Now that April is finally here, and we’re a couple of weeks into spring, it’s time to add some color and life to your home’s decore. Warm up your home with some colorful DIY projects. Add some color to your space with some indoor plants behind your sink or on top of your fireplace. Spruce up the couch with some colorful throw pillows or blankets. Don’t forget the walls, perhaps some colorful pieces of artwork using your child’s school works or glued puzzle with a picture frame.

 

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34 DIY Spring Projects Roundup

34 Spring Projects Roundup

Spring is here and everyone is looking for some great projects to do both outdoors and indoors to get your home ready. So why not check out these 34 DIY Spring Projects Roundup. There are so many projects to choose from and no matter what project you choose you will not regret it I promise you that.

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Place some potted plants around your room to add a bit of nature

Place some potted plants around your room to add a bit of nature

Looking for a way to redecorate your dorm or bedroom? Here are some of the best 26 cheap and easy ways to have the best dorm room ever! Your room should make a statement of who you are so make your space into your own and and check out how to place some potted plants around your room to add a bit of nature!

Here is the link to potted place around room.

Potted Plants to add nature

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Get rid of dead and dying plants

Get rid of dead and dying plants

Today’s real estate market can be crazy. But improving your curb appeal can help you get the price that you want for the house that you are selling. Here is another great way for improving your curb appeal on your home. Get rid of dead and dying plants.

Here is the link.

Get rid of dead and dying plants

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31 Home Decor Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

31 Home Decor Hacks That Are Borderline Genius
I love these 31 cheap and easy decorating ideas! Who would of thought using such simple and basic concepts can make decorating so fun and extremely easy on the wallet. Check out all 31 of these decorating ideas that are borderline genius!

1. If you need an easy way to hang a curtain rod, use Command hooks

2. Repurpose your old rhinestone necklaces to make curtain tiebacks for a bohemian-inspired home

3. Easily switch out seasonal plants by placing your potted plants IN pots

4. If you have an exposed closet or clothing rack, use colored tape to prettify your hangers

5. Use a hollowed out book to hide an unsightly router

6. Use a sharpie and draw a design on a light bulb to cast a neat shadow when the light is turned on

7. Use an upside down Command hook on the backside of a door to hang a wreath

8. Jute rope is a cheap way to add a rustic/nautical touch to any window dressing

9. Cut an inexpensive duvet cover in half to make curtains — the fabric will be doubled, creating its own “lining”

10. If you’re looking for a subtle pop of color, paint the sides of your door

11. Painting the sides of a dresser adds a delightful detail to a child’s room

12. Place a can under a candle in a large vase — you’ll use less filler AND the candle will sit straight

13. Put your mouthwash in a decanter

14. Light an array of candles in an unused fireplace

15. Update an unsightly fan with ribbons and tape

16. Coat the inside of a lampshade with glitter to create a cool reflective light effect

17. Half-painted walls will give the illusion of higher ceilings

18. Tie shower curtains on with bows instead of metal rings that rust

19. Poke holes in a dark lampshade for a starry effect

20. For a statement wall hanging, Staples does oversized prints called “engineer prints”

21. Use removable contact paper to pre-arrange your photo gallery before drilling holes

22. A slim floating bookcase is a nice, clean way to add storage to dead space

23. Use embroidery floss to weave a welcome message onto your screen door

24. Use a paste of water and cornstarch to make removable wallpaper out of fabric

25. Paint your unsightly vinyl or laminate floors

26. For a space-saving lamp, hang a lightbulb on a cord off of a wall-mounted shelf bracket

27. If you’re hanging something heavy on your walls, use tape to measure the distance between two holes

28. For a cheap and classy alternative to bookshelves, use stair treads and corbels

29. Transform a boring window roller blind by covering it with pretty fabric and attaching it with hot glue

30. DIY Fabric Floorcloth

31. This handy website lets you see how your room will look with different paint colors

DIY Pumpkin Creature – Teddy Bear

Pumpkin Creature Teddy Bear

Simple DIY Pumpkin Teddy Bear Creature. Pick up multiple sizes orange pumpkins for the body, legs, arms, ears, etc.

Basic instructions:

1. To make the body, attach a medium-size pumpkin to a larger pumpkin with a 3/4-inch wooden dowel (use a drill to make holes in each).
2. For the arms and legs, cut the top off of orange gourds, hollow out, and attach to pumpkin body with 1/2-inch wooden dowels.
3. Use Jack Be Little pumpkins for the face. Cut one in half for the ears, cut two in half for the eyes (use the pumpkin tops with stem). Make bear’s snout with a small orange pumpkin, halved and hollowed out. Attach to head with bamboo skewers.

Here are some other examples of what you can create as well. Good luck.

great-pumpkin-ants tortoise-pumpkin

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52 Ways to Improve Your Homes Curb Appeal

52 Ways to Improve Your Homes Curb Appeal

Today’s real estate market can be crazy. But improving your curb appeal can help you get the price that you want for the house that you are selling. Here is a list of 52 great ideas for improving your curb appeal on your home.

1. Hide your Garden Hose in an Attractive Planter

2. Reface Your Foundation

3. Update Your Address Numbers

4. Repave Your Driveway

5. Add a Pathway

6. Add Shutters

7. Add Personalized Planters

8. Add a Trellis Above the Garage Door

9. Buy a New Front Door

10. Add Window Boxes

11. Camouflage Eyesores

12. Add Mulch to Your Existing Garden Beds

13. Paint Your Front Door

14. Cover an old concrete stoop with pavers

15. Create a Container Garden

16. Update your Mailbox

17. Create a Seating Area in Your Front Porch

18. Put in a Fence

19. Update your Front Porch Light

20. Replace Your Garage Door

21. Paint your Garage Door

22. Add New Hardware to Your Front Door

23. Add Hardware to your Garage

24. Add Interesting Pieces to your Yard like an archway or bird bath

25. Add Symmetry to Your Front Door

26. Add Cute Welcome Mat

27. Paint the Exterior of your House

28. Add an Arbor

29. Paint your Trim

30. Power wash the Exterior of your Home

31. Clean your Windows

32. Plant a Tree or Two

33. Add a Door Knocker

34. Pull Weeds

35. Tile your Front Porch

36. Replace or Repair you Gutters

37. Upgrade your Porch or Deck Railing

38. Dress up your Dormer

39. Add Windows to your Garage

40. Add Molding to Your Front Door

41. Edge Your Driveway

42. Add Light to your Walkways

43. Window Treatments that Compliment the Exterior of the House

44. Paint your front stoop

45. Build a Berm

46. Replace Door Threshold

47. Get rid of dead and dying plants

48. Clean Your Roof

49. Replace Damaged Shingles

50. Pruned Landscape

51. Cute Patio Furniture

52. Manicured Lawn

Small Wood Cabin – Step 15: Finished cabin structure

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 15: Finished cabin structure

Small Cabin - Step 15: Finished cabin structure

And that’s it you are all done your small cabin!

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 14: Gable ends

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 14: Gable ends

Small Cabin - Step 14: Gable ends

Here are the gable ends finished with the batten strips attached. All that’s left for them are the two vents.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 13: Studding in the front wall and door frame

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 13: Studding in the front wall and door frame

Studding in the front wall and front door frame, it was a hot day!! Here’s my dooraggin’ Dad! Just had to take a picture of this! He-he-he…

2nd picture: my friend Josh came over for a day to lend a hand on the mitre saw.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 12: Studding in the porch ceiling


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Small Wood Cabin – Step 12: Studding in the porch ceiling

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 12: Studding in the porch ceiling

Small Cabin - Step 12: Studding in the porch ceiling

This picture shows the studding in for the porch ceiling, 16 inch centers and 4 foot long studs.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 11: Rough sawn lumber for 8 inch board and batten siding

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 11: Rough sawn lumber for 8 inch board and batten siding

Small Cabin - Step 11: Rough sawn lumber for 8 inch board and batten siding

Small Cabin - Step 11: Rough sawn lumber for 8 inch board and batten siding

Small Cabin - Step 11: Rough sawn lumber for 8 inch board and batten siding

Small Cabin - Step 11: Rough sawn lumber for 8 inch board and batten siding

Small Cabin - Step 11: Rough sawn lumber for 8 inch board and batten siding

1st – 3rd pictures: show my dad cutting the siding boards to 8 foot long.

4th – 6th pictures: show the boards up on the wall and the soffit and the facia boards being put on.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

Small Cabin - Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

Small Cabin - Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

Small Cabin - Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

Small Cabin - Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

Small Cabin - Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

Small Cabin - Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

1st & 2nd pictures: show the (14) 2x10x12 floor joist installed

3rd & 4th pictures: show the 1×2 furring strips nailed to the inside of the floor joist 1 inch below the top of all the joists.

5th picture: shows the 1 inch insulation board between each joist before gluing and nailing the floor to the joist.

6th picture: shows my Dad lending a hand nailing down the floor.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 9: Hurricane studs

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 9: Hurricane studs

Small Cabin - Step 9: Hurricane studs

1st picture: shows the (20) 13 inch hurricane studs with the 5/12 pitch angle cuts.

2nd picture: shows them installed.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 8: Lag bolting the outer joist to the 4×4 poles

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 8: Lag bolting the outer joist to the 4x4 poles

Small Cabin - Step 8: Lag bolting the outer joist to the 4x4 poles

Small Cabin - Step 8: Lag bolting the outer joist to the 4x4 poles

I had to screw (36) 3×3/8 inch lag bolts to all the outer joists into the 4x4s for stability.

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