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Do It Yourself Home Projects, You Can Do!

by Debbie Correale

Happy Woman standing againtst wall with roller brush.Do you enjoy do it yourself projects? I will have to admit that I like and require change. I enjoy changing my home decorations and have had a long history of moving furniture and transforming rooms into whole new looks … you should ask my kids! The change of seasons always prompts change for me so I wanted to pass along five fabulous ideas that you can use this weekend for a quick room transformation!

1.  Washi Tape for a Wall
If you want to change the look of a room yet you are not sure if you wish to paint or use wallpaper, consider Washi Tape. It is a long-lasting, affordable alternative. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns, and you can apply it to your walls in various ways to create diamond or geometric patterns. A feature of this idea is that it peels off when you are ready for your next change! Check out the many options available online at Etsy.com and OrientalTrading.com. To view ideas get inspired, click here.

2.  Peel-and-Stick Wood for a Wall
Love the idea of barn wood chic yet live in a newly constructed home? You can achieve this look on a wall with a product from Stikwood, which creates planks with strong peel-and-stick tape that fastens to the wall. Click here to view the products from Stikwood.

3.  Overlays for Furniture, Mirrors, Anything
Transform any piece into an original! Are you bored with a dresser, mirror, or side table and ready for a change? Consider turning it into a piece where your friends will be aghast over the uniqueness. The sky is the limit with these lightweight decorative fretwork panels that you can purchase from O’verlays, click here to view the options.

4.  Add Paneling to a Ceiling or Wall
I love the cottage style look and the feel of a Cape Cod as it is reminiscent of my youth visiting the shore. If you like this look, consider running wood paneling horizontally and painting it white, or purchasing white paneling, to offer that cottage-style in your home! You can buy options at your favorite home store, such as Home Depot, click here to view. If you would like instructions on how to install paneling, click here for a link from eHow.

5.  Add Custom Artwork
Do you have beautiful artwork that your kids or a loved one made stored somewhere in a box? Consider taking out your favorites and scanning them into your computer and uploading them to a site such as EasyCanvasPrints.com where they take your uploaded file and create a canvas based on your requirements. Showcase multiple pieces in an entryway or above a side table.

While writing this post, I discovered a company, Spoonflower.com, which will take your artwork and transform it into fabric! How fabulous is that! After uploading your image to create the customized material you can use it to create lovely throw pillows for your couch or chairs. For instructions on easy to sew pillows from HGTV, click here.

Redesign RightEnjoy your home projects! If you find you need help with color selection, room redesign, or home staging, call 610.955.8202 to make an appointment with Debbie!

By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and Google+.

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