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When you picked up the keys to your new home you most likely received an inventory which could have easily been titled ‘THINGS NOT TO DO IN YOUR NEW HOME”.
Regardless of whether you own the bricks, we think everyone should be able to make their house or flat feel like home. So if you fancy injecting a new lease of life into your space but don’t have the confidence to tackle big projects, we’ve got the perfect home hacks for you.
Inspired by our favourite bloggers, we’ve compiled eight easy ideas that won’t cost you your security deposit and might even win you a few tenant brownie points. Trust us, your dream home is just a weekend project away…
Ok, so updating your storage heaters isn’t the sexiest of projects but with a little love you can transform these yellowy eyesores into exemplary interiors. She how Alex updated hers with Rust-Oleum Radiator Enamel paint…
Love it or hate it, charity shops are awash with pine furniture. You can pick up anything from a bookshelf to a chest of drawers for less than £20. A hangover from the 90s, it’s more than likely you’ve got a supply of the dodgy orange pine pieces yourself. Think twice before throwing it away because all it takes is a layer or two of Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint and you’ve got yourself a bright, new- look piece.
A simple way to bring your home up to date without doing anything drastic is sprucing up your accessories. Try giving smaller items a new a new look by giving using a metallic spray paint. Not feeling the copper trend? Try stone, cast iron or terracotta.
This before and after speaks for itself. Cassie Fairy has not only embraced the retro look but achieved this entire upcycled project using just four Rust-Oleum spray paints and everyday DIY tools. Instead of attempting to transform dated pieces into the current style or trend, just giving them some TLC and embracing the period they were built in can mean you end up with something more unique.
This one is nothing less than magical. Updating a larger piece means it becomes the focal point of a room so who cares if the walls are bare? Check out how to create your own here.