Do-it-yourself decor

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Do-it-yourself decorating is great fun and allows you  customise your home exactly the way you want it and add some personality to the extra room that Loft conversion Bristol company http://www.caineslofts.co.uk/ have created for you. There are many tips and tutorials online with step-by-step instructions on how to complete quick and easy projects to put some new sparkle into your rooms. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune either. You’ll most likely find that buying a few crafty bits and upcycling an old, tired piece of furniture will be much cheaper than replacing it altogether. Imaginative decorations can also be made with things you might already have lying around the house or garage. Here are a few ideas to help you fall in love with your home again.

Create a footstool by using old crates. Add a cushion on the top by gluing two layers of foam to a piece of plywood and wrapping in attractive fabric. Secure the fabric with a staple gun and attach some wooden strips across the crate opening to form a support for the cushion. Hey presto! You have a lovely footstool in a shabby chic style.

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Jewelry Art is a great way of using old fashioned heirlooms you might have gathering dust in a jewelry box. Give them a new lease of life by creating embellishments for dull wall space. Gluing or sewing the brooches or earrings to a canvas will create really unique wall art and there online tutorials explaining how to achieve this look.

Do you have a tired old bookcase that you’re sick of? Don’t bin it, flip it! Giving it a fresh coat of paint and turning it on its side can create a whole new fresh feel to the piece of furniture. Stacked horizontally, these shelves now provide interesting display cubbies or a table top surface with underneath decorative space.

If you have an old trunk in the loft then these are perfect for upcycling. You can use an old trunk as a coffee table for a living room or conservatory. It will also serve as great storage space for board games, magazines or other living room extras. Sand down and repaint or keep in its original glory and you’ll see that items you thought were defunct just need a new purpose in life.

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Another slightly more ambitious idea is to turn old shipping pallets into a table. A great storage solution for a living room, kitchen or dining room and can also be used for special occasions as a host trolley or dessert table. Sanded down and painted any colour you desire and you have an interesting bespoke addition to your home.

An old weathered porch post can be turned into a rustic jewelry holder. Old door knobs hammered into the post are great for hanging necklaces and bracelets from. Repainting the post and gathering a selection of mismatched old doorknobs that would otherwise have ended up in landfill, can be turned into something functional and unique for your bedroom.

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