Somewhere along the line, DIY projects got a bad rap. Things looked too fancy and complicated and people assumed it was beyond their skill level.
Some of those immaculate homes on Pinterest and Instagram gave folks a feeling of imposter syndrome and were afraid to attempt or share their creations for fear they couldn’t do it or that they wouldn’t look as good.
But the truth is not all the things are hard- there are tons of easy DIY projects you can do in an afternoon or in a weekend.
Those impostery feelings are lies. You can do these projects. Anyone can!
A few years ago, when we bought our old house, I shared some simple DIY projects that I did around the house. Now that we have our NEW house I’m going to be featuring more as we make this house our HOME!
You don’t have to be one of those fancy Pinterest or Instagram ladies to have some beautiful DIY home decor.
Most of these DIY home decor projects are easier (and cheaper) than you might think!
Today I am sharing just a few of my favorites from the last few years.
And trust me when I say if I can do these projects, anyone can do them.
Your home should be your haven and if there are projects you want to learn how to do, large or small, you should GO FOR IT.
Seriously, don’t let anyone think you can’t. Tools can be intimidating but a little basic knowledge will take you far.
Speaking of tools, most of these projects can be done with very basic tools. If you have:
- circular saw
- tile snips
- Dremel tool
- screw driver
- power drill (our favorite is the Dewalt Gyroscopic drill)
You’re in great shape and can make any of these projects!
My latest project is these rustic, DIY pipe shelves. They are the perfect balance of storage necessity and farmhouse charm!
Learn how to build your own here:
This faux barnwood, Restoration Hardware-inspired coffee table upcycle project is still a favorite in our house! Guests always comment on this table and we love it so much. It's the perfect farmhouse decor piece for your living room!
If pipe shelves aren't your thing, these floating shelves are an easy build and add a clean and organized aesthetic to any room. We built ours in the office closet and it added SO much storage space!
What do you do when your countertops suck and you can't afford granite? PAINT THEM! This post is a review of the Giani Granite Countertop paint kit and showcases how I used this kit in our old house to create faux granite countertops with paint!
My first tile project! I did a DIY subway tile backsplash in the kitchen in our first house and boy was it a learning experience. This DIY project was a bigger undertaking than I thought, but once I got in the groove it turned out great! a classic, clean look for your kitchen.