Add color to your home just in time for summer.
If you’re like most homeowners during winter you’re probably longing for warm days and late evenings. As Spring approaches, it might feel like summer is a lifetime away.
However, if you remain preoccupied through the season you’ll find that time goes by quicker, and you’ll be able to enjoy summer in no time. Let’s take a quick look at three easy do-it-yourself projects that will keep you busy until the summer comes.
Paint Your Home’s Interior
As long as you are willing to do the prep work, painting is one an easy home improvement project that instantly adds value to your home. It’s also a great way to put your own personal touch on the house..
If you haven’t painted before, it is best to start with a single room. But before you head out to get supplies, watch some instructional videos on YouTube so you know exactly what you should be getting and what you should be doing.
Choosing the colors is the best part. Pastels are especially “spring-y”, and come in a variety of shades including soft greens, powder blues and creamy whites.
Build New Planters For The Garden
If you have a flower or vegetable garden, building new planters is a fun weekend DIY project. It’s possible to make planters out of wood, but using granite, marble or another hard stone is far more durable.
Simply buy four slabs of stone and stone adhesive. Line up the slabs together and, using a ruler, ensure they are at 90-degree angles. Caulk or glue the slabs on the inside of where they meet and then tape them together on the outside to hold them until the glue cures.
Create Seed Rings To Welcome Birds
If you live in the part of the country where you’re able to see several colorful bird species, you may want to consider creating bird seed rings. They’re easy to make and can be a project for young children to join in. Combine gelatin, corn syrup and flour into a thick paste. Mix this paste with a bag of bird seed, ensuring that it is fully combined. Then mold the rings together using a donut pan. Hang these tasty treats outside for your feathered friends to enjoy.
These projects should keep you busy until summer arrives. When you’ll be able to take on lengthier DIY projects that are easier to complete in the warmer weather.