Let’s face it, we all want to give our homes a little bit of a face lift every now and again, but not all of us have the money to do so! If you don’t have the money to buy things you want for your home, it can be difficult to get the improvements you want, but here are three DIY home improvements you can do for little money and less time!
- Repurpose or Build and Paint a Bench
Having a bench in your house can really increase not only the look, but the functionality of your house too! They can be used for a plethora of things, whether it be putting shoes under or using it to put coats on, or simply using it was intended, as somewhere to sit! You can put benches anywhere depending on their size. A small bench could go in your hall and a large one could go outside in your garden! You can buy wooden beams to make your benches out of from websites like Elmwood Reclaimed Timber, these sites allow you to buy any size wooden beams you want, giving you the perfect choice on how big to build your bench!
If you are interested in repurposing an old piece into a bench, I’ve created a few ideas below.
This bench was repurposed from an old computer hutch. You can see all the details and the before pictures HERE.
This is another way I’ve repurposed an old Jenny Lind Crib. For more details on this post and to see how I stabilized this old crib, click HERE.
- Stick On Wall Pieces
Stick on wall pieces, while not homemade, are still an excellent addition to any room and can completely changed the look of it! There is a wide array of products available, but sticking to the wooden theme you can purchase Plank and Mill’s peel and stick quality wood walls to add a little rustic charm. The way in which these products function is very simple, all you have to do is stick them onto the wall that you wish to cover! There are no tools required and so the process is very simple and easy, an excellent choice if you want a wood themed room but don’t have the money or time to install real wood! They are easily removable too, so if you want to change them for something else you can.
I created another idea from stick on wall planks, but I used floor glue and vinyl tiles instead. For more ideas check out my SHIPLAP with no power tools post.
- Home Made Signs
Another excellent DIY example that is simple and costs very little is making signs for your home! You can find a good example of this below, using a flat, solid surface such as wood or steel that you can purchase from websites like MetalsDepot.
If you don’t have an already made template to transfer to a solid surface, you could make your own like I did with my DIY Vintage Bakery Sign.
Doing any one of these options is guaranteed to make a substantial change to your house, whether it’s putting a bench in your hall or creating a more rustic look with wood planks on the wall. You might be surprised at how creative you can be with a little time, and even less money!
As always, thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day,