Well, it’s officially August now. I can’t believe how fast the summer has gone by. And I still have a ton of things to do before it ends—like the 5 remaining crafty endeavors I have on my summer bucket list. Last week I shared with you Part 1 of the DIY projects I accomplished the first half of the summer. This week, I’m talking laundry room shelving, installing some premium door jambs, and upholstering a headboard, just to get me started. You can do these yourself in a few hours or a couple of weekends. And away we go…
6. Adding shelves to the laundry room.
I cringe at clutter…I’m guilty of cluttering, but it still makes me cringe! Some folks don’t put much thought into organizing and decluttering a laundry room, but when I recently knocked down all of the outdated, about-to-fall-over cabinets in my laundry room, I wanted a deliberate change. My plan is to create modern open shelving units using Inteplast Building Product’s pre-finished moulding in crystal white. The open shelves will force me to keep the clutter to a minimum (at least that’s my logic going into this).
7. Making a fabric guestroom headboard.
Now I know some of you don’t want to go too overboard with a guestroom suite because you think your guests will never want to leave (I’m in no way talking about my own family). But there is something about making visitors feel comfortable, relaxed, and appreciated that warms my heart as a hostess. My next project is creating a duvet with a matching fabric framed headboard. Using Inteplast’s prefinished moulding again, this time in mahogany, you can create a frame that attaches directly to the wall behind your bed for a cozy focal point. Who knows, you might get inspired to start your own B&B.
8. Creating some pizzazz with premium door jamb kits.
You can add opulence to any door in your home, all by yourself, with a pre-finished door trim kit. This premium door jamb kit from Inteplast Building Products comes with fluted casing, two decorative corner blocks, and two additional plinth blocks to give the frame a solid base look. You can buy the kit from your local Lowe’s, and with just a little elbow grease and a couple of hours you’ve got a wow factor!
9. Replacing a weathered park bench with a sturdy composite one.
I sat down on my wood and metal park bench this past spring to admire my azaleas, and bam, the weathered wood plans broke! PVC and composite benches are the perfect alternative where the elements can be harsh, and they’re a natural fit for any home garden, trail, or pathway.
10. Taking a cue from summer’s trending pallet of soft gray.
Now, I’m not suggesting that you repaint your walls or siding every few months based on the whim of a seasonal color trend, but, if you are ready to paint this summer, like I am, and looking for something cool for the summer but that will carry you throughout the year, how about soft gray. This wistful shade goes with most any décor and has a calming effect—inside and out.
All right my fellow DIY fanatics, I’ve got a lot to do before the end of the month. And you better get busy too! As always, please share your pics with us, and don’t forget to check out our Pinterest site for more fabulous DIY inspirations.