4 Home Projects That Require Little Time And Skill


4 Home Projects That Require Little Time And Skill

I like to think of myself as a mid-level DIYer. I look at some of the things people do and I think, wow impressive but no way, too much effort, never in a million years.

When you’re a home lover with a penchant for redecorating and without the budget to match, you have to get a bit crafty (I’m a whizz on the spray gun).

Here are some DIY projects for you mid- to low-level DIYers that require time, not skill.

1. Tile stenciling

I’ve seen tile stencilling being utilised a lot lately. I put it down to the fact that the Moroccan design movement has made printed tiles very relevant.

Admittedly, I haven’t had a reason to attempt this myself and it possibly requires more time and patience than I have right now, but you don’t need skill or require any sort of power tool, which is a major bonus.

It’s a whole lot easier and cheaper than pulling up tiles and re-tiling and you can order your stencils without having to leave the couch (eBay or Etsy) which is my sort of shopping.

2. Upcycle a dresser

This one is actually on my to-do list. I have a large dresser/buffet sitting in my garage screaming for a makeover. I’ve never liked the washed-out colour of the timber and the handles are not at all functional.

I’m going to give it a good sand back, pull out my spray gun and give it a twice over in a bold and beautiful shade of green.

After that, I’m going to do my best to replace the handles by sourcing an alternative that fits the screw holes made from the original handle so that there is no patching required.