The right tools simplify a paint job.
We love picking up tips from DIYers that answer the question, “What makes your job easier?” As if spray paint wasn’t already a total time-saver, we now have a new gadget on our wish list that saves index fingers during longer painting jobs, thanks to @simplestylingsblog.
Color unifies everything.
You can completely DIY your curtains.
Plates need not reside in cupboards.
Hardware doesn’t have to match.
When you're stuck with furniture that’s missing a few knobs, you can achieve distinguished results by replacing just a couple of them rather than springing for a complete matching set. Or, creatively reposition what you have: This sideboard was short three of the medallion rounds that originally backed the six drawer pulls, so @primitiveandproper simply moved like hardware to the same row.
Incorporate the outdoors for natural beauty.
The weathered Pottery Barn look can be achieved with a little sandpaper.
Chalkboard paint can make over any sad space.
Washi tape outlines all your hanging needs.
This quick trick helps minimize the effort that goes into planning a gallery wall. Just unroll strips of washi tape to match the size of each frame, then tear and stick to help you envision the best place to hang your art before you put holes in the wall, just as @lillatallbarret has done along this stairwell.
If you have the money to hire a handyman for every household woe, go ahead. But if you want to hang on to your cash and exercise some self-sufficiency, check out these clever products that solve a million and one little problems around the house. Go now!