Our Favourite DIY home projects
Do you want to update your home décor but don’t want to spend loads on getting the look right? No worries, here are our favourite DIY projects that are so easy anyone can do them.
Do you have dated beige floor tiles? Here is a way that you can paint them and if you want to add a stencil so that the floors look brand new.
Firstly you will have to clean your floor thoroughly to make sure there is no debris to interfere with the paint.
Tape the walls or skirting boards to ensure you only get paint on the floor. You will need your base colour and stencil colour if you want to. Go to a DIY shop and find a primer and paint that is designed to stick to tiles, there are lots to choose from and the staff are normally very knowledgeable about good brands. When painting floors its best to work in sections so that you don’t make the room 100% inaccessible.
Painting goes in this order:
1. One coat primer
2. Two coats base paint
3. Stencil and contrast paint
4. Two coats top coat or sealant.
Allow coats of paint at least 24 hours to dry completely before adding another layer.
Find a stencil you like and one that is in the right size for your tile, you will also need contrasting paint for your stencil to stand out. Blue and black are most commonly used but lighter colours can look beautiful also.
This DIY stencil floor is very popular on Pinterest so take a look for some inspiration on what others have done.
Geometric or abstract wallpaper is very on trend this year, but most of those wallpapers come with a hefty price tag.
There is an easier and cost-effective way of getting the effect you want.
Prepare your room for painting with the usual painting sheets to protect the floor and tape the edges of your wall to keep the paint from transferring.
Firstly you have to set down a light coat of paint on the wall you want to decorate. If the wall is already the colour you want then make sure and give your wall a really good clean with some sugar soap and allow it to dry.
Next, you will then need masking tape. Don’t be afraid to be random with the layout and again I would turn to Pinterest for inspiration or if you want to copy someone’s design.
Make sure the tape is flush to the wall and does not have any overlaps that paint can creep into. Once that is done you can start painting over it all, cover the whole wall and over the tape in your statement colour. Wait for a few hours and then slowly peel the tape off, you don’t want the paint to dry to well as it will be hard to remove the tape and the lines will not be smooth.
Once finished peeling, tidy up any small smudges or mistakes with a smaller brush and you’re done!
This project is far cheaper and easier than hanging wallpaper.
We hope you give some of these ideas a try and if you do be sure and tag us on Instagram with your DIY project pictures! We would love to see them.