I’ve been making a list of things to keep me busy while we are all staying home for the next 30 days. I know some of my friends are already going stir crazy but I’m actually enjoying the quieter pace of my life the past couple of weeks.
Here are some of my favorite DIY projects that you can do to kill a little time over the next month.
Faux Brick Wall
I think this is my all-time favorite DIY project! It is definitely the one I get asked about the most. It had such an impact on this corner of my small living room and I still love it every time I walk by. This is a 2 day project and is perfect for a small wall.
You can find my complete step by step tutorial on my DIY Faux Brick Wall right here.
Stenciled “Tile” Backsplash
This is an easy project! I wanted to give my coffee bar area a little makeover and using this stencil from Amazon (I just checked and it is in stock and no extended delivery time).
Update A Piece of Furniture
Why don’t you paint a piece of furniture you already have to brighten up your space? I’m sure you have a little end table or nightstand that could use a facelift; and it’s an easy project for a beginner…and always remember that it’s just paint so don’t stress too much!
I love to paint and refinish furniture; it’s so fun to give old things a new life! I recently finished a project for a client; she had a set of kitchen chairs that had sentimental value but were in rough shape. After much sanding and a couple of coats of primer and paint they look better than new! Now another generation of her family can sit in the old high chair at her table.
One of my favorite makeovers using paint was when I redid my dresser last year. I was so over the dark cherry on mine but it is solid wood and worth saving. You can read about the techniques I used to turn it into this pretty, cottage style dresser that I love right here.
For me, it helps so much to get outside and get some fresh air. It’s still chilly here in New Hampshire but it’s the perfect time to throw in some snow peas and sugar snap seeds. It would be a fun family activity too. Kid’s love working in the garden and are so excited when something they planted starts growing.
Working in my garden and even just turning over the soil is so relaxing for me; I plan to spend lots of time out here for the next month.
I know these are strange times for all of us and I’m sending you all some love and positive wishes. Stay well friends!
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