DIY Projects You Can Tackle at the Weekend

We’ve spent more time at home than ever due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s the best time to tackle some DIY projects to improve our home or vehicle. Tackling DIY projects can save more money than calling a professional assistant, and it’s also a chance to learn practical skills and enrich our lives.

living room wall with removable wallpaper

Refresh Your Space with Removable Wallpaper

The white, blank wall over the living room couch or bed seems a bit dull and unattractive. How about adding some colors and patterns without destroying it? You can make it with removable wallpapers. There are a variety of removable wallpapers that are easy to peel and stick and will leave no marks or stains when taking off. Firstly, measure the height and width of the wall you want to decorate and multiply the numbers to get the square footage. If there’s a door or window on the wall, remember to subtract their square footage. Then you can buy rolls of wallpapers with the patterns and colors you like based on the size. The final part is to stick the wallpapers on the wall carefully.

DIY container garden of various plants and flowers

Create a Garden with Wasted Containers

Don’t simply throw away those used containers in your home. Instead, you can build a creative, beautiful patio or balcony garden by filling them with flowers and green plants. Collect several containers of appropriate size and shape, make a drain hole in the bottom and put in potting soil. It would be best if you also had a plate or a flat tray under each container to collect the extra water, protecting your floor. Then you can start choosing plants and flowers to plant. Green succulents are good options to bring some fresh breeze year-round, while flowers in vibrant colors can be attractive statements that brighten up your patio or balcony. Choose plants according to the climate and pay attention to their water and sunlight needs.

reupholstered car’s headliner

Upholster Your Car’s Headliner

Reupholstering the headliner can improve your car’s interior. Before starting the headliner project, you need to learn everything about headliner systems and headliner fabric. This will help you find the correct headliner installation method and suitable material. You’ll need the necessary tools and headliner materials like suede or vinyl fabric with a 1/8” foam backing. The first step is to remove the headliner board of the car and put it on a flat surface. Then peel off the material from the board and carefully scrub off any stuck foam. Once you make the board smooth and clean, use spray adhesive both on the fabric foam baking and the board. Finally, stretch the fabric on the board and press it in place.

kitchen decorated with vinyl flooring

Install Protective Vinyl Flooring

The kitchen and bathroom floors are often exposed to high moisture levels, so it’s an excellent choice to equip them with water-resistant vinyl flooring. You can find vinyl flooring in rolls, tiles and planks. If you use the rolls, unroll a few feet at a time carefully, and peel off the adhesive backing to attach the material onto the floor. Tiles and planks are applied in the same way. They do not adhere to the floor but snap tother and fit tightly. Measure the floor length, and lay out the tiles and planks one by one. When it comes to the wall frames or other objects, cut the plank or tile using a knife.

DIY entryway organizer made from wood and hooks

Build An Entryway Organizer

A shelf organizer on the entryway wall is functional and decorative. It can organize your mail and keys in a clutter-free way and hangs as a unique wall decor. Gather a scrape wood board, some small shelves and hooks. If you plan to place some weighted stuff on the shelves, it’s necessary to add brackets for some extra support. Measure the height you want and the width of the wood board, which is the distance between the brackets. Drill holes, attach the board to the wall through screws and fix the brackets at the bottom of the board to support it. Attach the hooks and small shelves to the board as you like. Make sure to test the strength of the organizer before you place anything fragile on the shelves.

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