Everyone loves a good DIY project. They save money, are often easy to change when the styles change, and give you a feeling of accomplishment (look what I did all by myself!) Trouble is, many DIY home decorating projects look… like you did it yourself. And unless you’re a professional DIYer, that’s not usually a good thing.
If you’re a hopeless DIY enthusiast, but your skills are rather lacking, never fear! These suggestions are easy enough for even the clumsiest decorator because they use ready-made materials. Do one, some, or all of them and be amazed at how your house transforms (without emptying your wallet)!
Creative uses for…
No, not the wallpaper that your grandma had in her house. Not the ugly wallpaper that you couldn’t wait to tear off of the ceiling in your dining room (whose idea was that?). Not the wallpaper that’s impossible to hang straight, making you look like Lucy and Ethel when they “remodel” the Ricardos’ apartment on I Love Lucy.
Nope, wallpaper is one of the new easy-to-use decorating tools that’s cropping up in interesting places. You can now purchase self-adhesive wallpaper or easy-stick decals for less permanence. Use it to…
…back bookshelves or cabinets for a whimsical touch:
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