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How To Repurpose Concrete Blocks – Awesome DIY Projects To Try

In case you’ve decided to build your own house, then once you’re finished you’re bound to have some leftover concrete blocks. If this is not the case, then you can still find concrete blocks in your local stores. You’re probably wondering why the interest for these items. Well, we found a few very interesting ideas for ways in which you can repurpose these concrete blocks and build furniture or decorative pieces.

Bench.

For example, you can make a bench for the deck or garden using concrete blocks. You need 12 blocks and 4 pieces of lumber to slip in the openings. You should also use adhesive. Put a mattress on the bench to make it comfortable. A lovely thing about the bench is that the concrete blocks also serve as a side tables.{found on kaylasbasement}.

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10 Budget-Friendly Entryway Makeovers For A Great First Impression

The first thing any guest who comes to your home sees is the entry. It’s the area which gives this person a first impression about your home so it’s important to make it look welcoming and beautiful. Little things like a cute doormat or a painting on the wall can make all the difference. So pay attention to details but, most importantly, think about this: if you were a guest in your house, would you like what you see?

Doormat makeover.

A very simple project that could make your entryway look more inviting is giving your doormat a makeover. You just basically take an old doormat, some spray paint in two contrasting colors and thin masking tape. Decide what you want to write on the mat.

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10 Easy Mirror DIYs For Your Home!

Mirrors are one of the best pieces of a decor for any and every house. They’re versatile, fit into any theme or style genre and they always add a necessary illusion of extra space and a blast of natural light. Take that ease of decorating and pair it with the ease of one of these projects for an extra special treat for your home! Take a look at these mirror DIYs!

1. Pallet Frames.

Grab an unframed mirror and use old, wooden pallets as your frame. It’ll give the space a soft, rustic and trendy feel to a stylish, neutral room! It’s easy too!{found on theroosterandthehen}.

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Decorate Doors With Washi Tape

Washi tape is an incredibly useful tool for DIY projects around the home. It’s so easy to use and comes in basically any color or pattern you can imagine. You can use it for an endless amount of projects, including this one. Here’s a really simple tutorial for how to use washi tape to add some dimension and interest to a plain door.

washi tape door

All you need for this DIY project is a door and some washi tape. You can use scissors to make sure the ends of each piece of tape are straight and even, but they aren’t absolutely necessary and you don’t need any additional supplies for this project. So not only is it incredibly simple but also one of the most inexpensive ways you can update a part of your home.

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DIY Hoop Display Board

Bulletin boards and display boards are used in many homes to house and show off important items or things that need to be remembered at a later time. Most of these boards are made of cork and allow you to use push pins to attach and display items. But these pins can damage important items and many of these boards are fairly plain.

hoop display board

But there are other types of bulletin boards available. Here is an easy way to make a display board that leaves room for customization and won’t leave holes in your items.

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20 Creative Ways To Decorate Your Light Switches

Light switches are most likely less visible for some of us. That doesn’t mean we don’t have to take them into account. On the contrary, they are as important as the furniture is, or any other decorative item in your room. Every detail counts so why don’t you let the switches say something about you?

1. Book spine light switch cover

If you have a home library, it would be a shame to spoil the décor of this sacred room with an ordinary switch. Books can also be used as decorative items, so, in this case, I believe a book spine light switch would be more appropriate. You only need a simple light switch cover, glue and 2 or 3 book spines (depending on the size switch). Use an X-acto knife to get the edges even.

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10 Ways to Upcycle an Old Dresser

Dressers are an essential part of every home, but some of the options available are fairly plain and boring. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to add personal touches to these plain furniture pieces. Here are ten simple ways to upcycle an old dresser into something more new and exciting.

Simple Paint.

painted dresser

The easiest way to transform a piece of furniture is just to paint the whole thing. This can cover up imperfections and make the piece match your space better. You can paint the dresser one uniform color or paint the base and the drawers differently for a more standout look.

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