Do you procrastinate on house projects for years? I do! We just finished a project where we used 4 simple DIY improvements in a small space. The result was so satisfying I decided to share it with you in the hopes you wouldn’t procrastinate as long as I did.
It actually took longer to find the tools we needed than to do the work itself. Organizing our DIY tools and supplies will have to be another project I get to soon. In the meantime check out the difference using these basic DIY improvements made in our foyer.
4 Simple DIY Improvements in a Small Space
This area of our foyer was covered by a window seat that used to be here. I use the term window seat generously because it really was a bookcase with a large piece of wood screwed into the top. It worked well, but it was not cute so I put a piece of fabric over top. That looked great, but it would slide off every day and I’d have to adjust it which was annoying. It had to go! I decided I’d find something to put there eventually.
Until them we were looking at this. Not inspiring.
It was an opportunity to invest in our home’s value so we got to work.
1.Update Floor Molding
Rip out old molding with the help of a dog, a hammer and a paint scrapper.
As you can see the gap left is too big and that brings us to our next Simple DIY Improvement.
2. Fill In Wood Flooring Gaps
So much easier than you might think. We cut wood slates to the size of the gap then simply glued it in.
Enzo’s judging me for not using the nail gun, but half of this will be covered by the molding so I did not bother.
Fill in any other smaller gaps with wood filler. I love this stuff and use it generously.
3. Repairing Damaged Walls
Peeling walls like this just look terrible, however they’re an easy fix. Spackle spread on and then you let it dry. When it’s hard you sand it to the exact heigh you need. After this it’s ready for paint.
Now we’re finally ready for that lovely floor molding.
What a difference three easy DIY improvements can make!
Just one more detail and this wall will be complete. Can you guess what I’m talking about?
4. Painting a Vent Cover
An ugly, chipped and glaringly white vent cover is a minor thing, but it’s so satisfying to change it up. I spray painted a taupe color to help it blend into the floor better.
It can be challenging to find the right color of spray paint. Write down what works best for you and keep track of it for the next time you have a project needing spray paint.
Let’s get one more before and after of our foyer!
Do you see yourself tackling any of these four home improvement projects?
I’d love to hear which ones in the comments below.
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