DIY To Boost Your DecorThere’s something truly satisfying about making changes to your home décor, especially when the changes come from your own hands. Even if you’re not a clever craftsman, there are a lot of things you can do to add a spark to a room. So, BE BOLD and give it a try.
Whether it’s an old chair from Grandma’s house or something you found at a garage sale, making an old piece of wooden furniture look new and special isn’t hard. It just takes a little patience, sandpaper and whatever finish you want (e.g., paint, oil, varnish or polyurethane). If you’ve never done it before, you can find instructions on YouTube or ask at your local home improvement store (they sometimes have classes, too). Some of the prettiest pieces of furniture were cleaned up classics.
ADD ACCENTS TO A FRAME, A CABINET OR OTHER PIECE
A less ambitious but very satisfying approach to home décor is to find something that you like at the store, like a picture frame, and add accents to make it your own. If you’ve been to the beach, you probably have some shells collected (especially if you have children who are collectors like mine), and shells make a nice addition to a frame. But anything can be glued to a frame. If the man in your life is handy, you can glue some bolts and nails to a frame for a photo of one of his projects, or add fishing lures (without the hooks) to a frame for that photo from a fishing trip. In addition to frames, cabinets, baskets and vases can be accessorized with a few trinkets and a bit of glue.
CREATE A MASTERPIECE
Our favorite DIY décor project is, of course, to have you join us at Pinot’s Palette in Apex to create your own masterpiece. We’ll help you step-by-step through creating your painting, including helping you personalize it with color or composition changes to match your décor. Like the other ideas, painting with us is very relaxing, but unlike the other ideas, it is also a great social occasion, so come for a girls’ night out or a date night and paint your own masterpiece. We have a special painting later this month with a suggested DIY project to complement it.