11 Weekend Makeover Projects
Redo Your Front Door
Give your house curb appeal with these fast fixes for your front door. A fresh coat of paint, and a few accessories, can change the entire look of your home!
Create an Instant Mudroom
Start with a bench — it provides both a focal point and a place to slip on boots; individual cubbies offer family members a catchall for scarves and gloves. A boot tray collects shoes along with drips and mud; a rug softens the surface underfoot. Then use accessories to establish your style.
Easy Porch Makeover
A few small (and affordable) solutions can turn a bare front gallery into a full-fledged outdoor room.
Turn Old Chairs into a Bench
All it takes is three rickety old chairs, a screwdriver, a salvaged plank, and some wood glue to make this charming bench, perfect for a mudroom or foyer.
Update Your Sink
An elegant faucet will create a focal point that de-emphasizes a less-than-pristine kitchen sink. For a country touch, try a bridge faucet.
Get "Built-In" Dining Room Cabinets
An unfinished wood corner cabinet saves money when a few deft decorating tricks are applied. Painted the same color as the dining room's walls, it gives the impression that it was built in and original to the house.
Conquer Your Closet
Conquer closet clutter once and for all! Begin by taking inventory of the essentials that must be stored. Do this as you sort through your wardrobe. Then you can evaluate the space for its real potential.
Bathroom Display Shelf
Add shelving to your powder room to hold pretty toiletries. Remove the back of an old wine crate or wooden box. Make shelves to fit inside the box, then add a bit of glamour by fastening a gilded frame onto the front of the unit. For an antique finish, spray-paint with Krylon Crystal Color.
Two-Day Apartment Makeover
With a little planning and a few good friends, you can redo your entire home in a weekend!
Create a Stairway Gallery
Transform a boring, old stairway into a gallery for all of your favorite artwork! All it takes is a little free time and a fresh coat of paint.