Customisation projects are becoming a lot more popular with homeowners as it is a great way to update old furniture and refresh your home interior. A lot of the best ideas can be time-consuming and involve nails, screws or the use of a drill, but we have provided 5 quick tips to avoid starting a difficult project but finishing it to a professional standard.
1. Fabric spray paint
A super-lazy thing to do in theory, spray painted fabric shouldn’t really look that good. But it actually does. I guess the main things to do would be to protect non-fabric areas, and spray in a well-ventilated area.
2. Paint tyres to use as planters
You just get old tires (free from scrapyards and farmers), stack them on top of a wooden pallet (for drainage), and paint them with white household gloss. The painting can be quite haphazard and it still looks good. Then you fill them with soil and plant things in there.
3. Paint a chalkboard or dry-wipe board
Just use chalk board paint or dry-wipe board paint to turn a section or even a whole wall into a space for recording your creative ideas.
4. Customised mugs
Use special porcelain pens to customise mugs, plates and bowls – they make great presents. You can also use marker pens and then bake them in the oven to make the design permanent.
5. Glitter covered waste-paper bin
A plastic waste-paper bin or bathroom bin has an unglamorous job, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be resplendent in bling. Just cover it with Mod Podge (a glue/sealant in one, available from craft shops and websites), then sprinkle the glitter on. Seal with another layer of Mod Podge, and voila. An everyday object with more than a touch of glamour.
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