When you start isolating yourself, many people use the time to catch up on their missed TV series episodes or even the sleep they have lost in the past few weeks. Whether you were one of these people or someone who immediately tackled some long-awaited projects, you’ve probably reached the point where you’re tired of staying in your house for too long. Who wouldn’t that be? Now is the time to think about some simple DIY projects that will improve your interior so much that you won’t go crazy. Here are some projects that could use some things that you may already be lying around and that can help change things.
1. Floating shelves
Do you have some old belts that you no longer wear and some old wood? You are ready to create these cool hanging shelves. As for the tools for this project, you can use a hammer, tape measure, and pencil a saw. For materials you need a couple of leather belts and some wooden boards. Get creative with your wood and leather selection in order to optimally address your home. According to the general guidelines at the link below, you can customize your new shelves to fit anywhere.
2. Wine bottle gardens
A common activity that helps people survive these quarantine and self-isolation times is emptying wine bottles. This means that there is a good chance that your trash will contain some of the resources needed for this project. Create these decorative table gardens with wine bottles. These are easy to make, cut off the side of a wine bottle and fill it with your favorite plants. To make it more stable, you can halve the cork and glue one half as legs on each side. There are a lot of DIY glass cutting techniques, as well as tools made for it, if you’re having trouble cutting the bottle in half.
3. Storage of bath towels
You may have adopted the popular idea of using woven baskets for storage around your home. They are great for storing toys, office supplies, books and anything else that goes around your house and needs a place to take away. If you’re lucky enough to have a few spare parts lying around or just want to change something, you can turn them into a towel rack in your bathroom. This project is easy. Attach the bottom of the basket to your wall using drywall anchors. We recommend adding a washer to the screw to prevent the screw from pulling through the basket.
4. Necklace holder
If you were well prepared for the wine bottle garden project, you should make this wine cork necklace holder. All you need is some corks, which are natural or painted on a theme, and a board to which you can attach them. Drill holes in the board where you want the corks to be and screw them from behind to the board. There you have it, a decorative place to store your necklaces or for anything else that is not too difficult for the cork.
Are you stuck with children at home and need a place to write down tasks? Do you need a place to keep a grocery list? Maybe you just want a decorative place to scribble and jot down? This DIY board could be the perfect solution to any of these problems. You can build this on a board and hang it up somewhere, or build it directly as part of your wall if you are sure and want it to stay quite long. Outside of the equipment needed for cutting and hanging on board, all you need is a primer with a brush and a board paint with a foam roller. It is as easy as priming the board and then painting on the board paint. If you want, you can even attach a chalk and eraser holder at the bottom.
6. Ceiling ladder
Do you constantly fold blankets that are pulled out of all the self-isolating again and again? Make your life easier and decorate this empty space on your wall with a DIY ceiling ladder. You can reuse an old wooden ladder or build it from scratch with a couple of boards and dowels cut to length. Then you can dye or paint the wood to match the rest of your room. These ladders are aesthetically pleasing places to throw blankets when you are not using them. Additional tips. You can attach rubber corks to the bottom of the ladder to avoid scratching your floor and also to make it stable.
Finally, we recommend that you paint something. This gives your room a shocking new feeling without replacing furniture or getting too many tools and intensive constructions. You could paint the walls, maybe a ceiling or something smaller like a piece of furniture or a door. Anything that changes the look you are so fed up with in the last few weeks of isolation. This is one of the most common, but also the most valued home improvement projects that can be done during isolation.
Staying at home sounds easy, but over the course of the days or even weeks you can count the leaves of the tree in your house out of boredom. But during this pandemic, being at home is the best thing you can do for your community. Recycling your old things is also an environmental thing. Be a hero the easy way. Channel the creativity in yourself and create your new home. You can also do it with loved ones and enjoy the bond that you rarely had due to your busy schedule. The mood of your home can significantly affect your mood and make it easier for you to find the relaxation you’ve longed for.
Brandon Smith is an editor at TheSawGuy.com – a woodworking and DIY resource for everything from comparing the best table saws and miter saws to house and garden projects.