5 DIY Projects To Make Your Home Look Expensive

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5 DIY Projects To Make Your Home Look Expensive

DIY upgrades not only add value to your home, but they also add your own personal style to your home. We collected some of our favorite DIY home projects for you. These projects will add to the overall ambiance and value of your home.

Frame Your Bathroom Mirror – lizmarieblog.com

  1. frame-your-bathroom-mirror-before-afterMeasure out the length and width of your mirror.
  2. Cut your molding at a 45 degree angle. The long side will be the exact length of the mirror, while the short side will be the inside corner of the frame.
  3. Apply a generous amount of Loctite Power Grab (adhesive) to the back of your molding and hold in place. Complete this step for each side of the mirror.
  4. Do not use your bathroom for 24hrs and keep it well ventilated to allow the adhesive to dry properly.
  5. You’re done! Now you have an amazing addition to your bathroom that makes it look sophisticated and expensive.

This is a very basic DIY home project to do in your bathroom. It’s super fast and easy to do. 

Paint Your Vinyl Floors – designertrapped.com

Not many people like the look of vinyl floors, but not to worry you can paint over them to give your home a touch of your own style.

  1. Chose your colors. Typically, one qt. of each color will be enough. When you are picking colors, be sure to look for porch floor paint. This paint is durable and intended for foot traffic.
  2. Be sure your floors are clean and clear of all appliances.
  3. Prime the floor. KILZ General Purpose Interior Primer was used here. You can apply the primer with a small paint roller. Let your primer dry overnight. This can be a potentially messy project, but if you prep correctly you will avoid much of the mess.
  4. The next day, paint the entire floor with your lightest color. You may need to apply two coats.   Make sure that the room is well ventilated. You can use a large box fan to help the paint dry quickly.
  5. Determine where you want your lines to be on your floors. Use regular blue painters tape to tape off the lines. Avoid bleeding by painting over the taped lines with your lightest color one more time.
  6. Once your last base coat has dried, paint over the lines with your darker color. Let your first coat dry overnight and then paint one more coat the next day.

7. Once everything is dry, remove the tape. You now have beautiful laundry room floors!   

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This is a simple and easy project to spruce up your laundry room. Go from ugly vinyl floors to a beautiful laundry room!

Switch Plates Made Fancy – memyselfndiy.com

Here’s a neat way to upgrade your light switch covers. This simple project could add value and personality to your home.

Supplies Needed: Regular switch plates, pictures frames from the dollar store or goodwill, 1 tube of crazy glue, 1 can spray paint(color of choice) and a can of glossy spray paint for a top coat. 

  1. light-switch-plates-change-easilyThe hardest part of this project is finding frames that fit your switch plates. We recommend taking the switch plates to the store with you so you can find the correct size easily.
  2. Use the crazy glue to glue your switch plates to the back of the frames. 
  3. Spray paint your fancy new switch plates with the color of your choice. After that has dried, spray paint with glossy clear top coat.
  4. Finally, attach the switch plates as you normally would.

This is a great project to class up your home with some really simple steps.

DIY Wall Mounted Lantern Hanger – diyshowoff.com

This DIY project is an easy way to brighten the inside of your home.

Supplies Needed: screw driver, tape measurer, red oak craft board 6×2, wood stain (color of your choice), matte finish, hanging hardware for the board, 3 black extendable curtain rod brackets, 3/4 wood screws, 3 lanterns 

  1. lanternsStain the wood and let it dry. Then, apply the matte finish and let that dry.
  2. Attach the hanging hardware to the back of your board. It’s best if there is one attached on each end of the board.
  3. Attach your 3 curtain rod brackets to the front of your board using 1/4” screws. Adjust your rods to to hold the lanterns.
  4. Hang your board on the wall and hang your lanterns on the board. Now you have a beautiful decoration to add style to your home!

 

Turn Your Dresser Into A Bench – photokapi.com

This DIY project creates a cute hallway bench out of an old dresser. With a few simple steps, you can up-cycle your old furniture into a beautiful bench. And it only takes about half a day’s work. 

Just follow these steps:

  1. Using a drill and a reciprocating saw, take off the top and the first two rows of drawers. Remove all upright supports in the middle of the dresser.
  2. Nail a piece of a 3/4 fiberboard into the frame on top of the old drawer rail with 1×4’s all the way around the edge.
  3. Add wainscoting around the back.
  4. Add a top rail of 1×3’s and sand over the edges.
  5. Paint the bench with a glossy paint, the color of your choice.
  6. You can add a foam pad and pillows on the bench to add style and comfort. 

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The total cost of all the materials was around $25.00. This is a fun and inexpensive way to spruce up your home.

Do you have any DIY Projects you recently finished? Share them in the comments!

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