5 Quick, No Nails or Screws Customisation Projects

2nd November 2012 posted in Home Lifestyle

5 Quick, No Nails or Screws Customisation Projects

Being a keen user of Pinterest, I’ve noticed lots of awesome-looking customisation projects for the home. However, a lot of the best ones are time-consuming and involve nails, screws or use of a drill, which I have to admit I’m not all that good at. I tend to avoid starting as I know I would struggle to finish them.

I figure I can’t be the only one with drill-phobia, so I’ve put together a list of super easy and quick customization projects that actually look really good. With all these, it shouldn’t be too hard to get a polished, professional result.

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 – check out this pin to see what you can achieve. I guess the main things to do would be to protect non-fabric areas, and spray in a well-ventilated area.

2. Paint Tires to Use as Planters

This is one I’ve got in my own garden. 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. I have purple sage and lavender in mine as the colours look so gorgeous against the white.


3. Paint a Chalkboard or Whiteboard

Just use blackboard paint or whiteboard paint to turn a section or even a whole wall into a space for recording your creative ideas.

Photo from :ideapaint.com


4. Customised Mugs

Use special porcelain pens to customise mugs, plates and bowls – they make great presents. There have been lots of Pins lately suggesting that you can write on a mug or plate with a “Sharpie” marker pen and then bake it in the oven to make it permanent. But several bloggers have tried it out and home and reported that it doesn't actually work.


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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