We’ve scoured the Internet to bring you the following easy to make DIY home improvement projects for your home.
Chalk Paint Decorative Finish
Adding plaster of paris to latex paint creates a homemade chalk paint that’s harder and easier to sand to give a unique, antique look to old furniture.
Apply two coats of the chalk paint to the furniture. After the paint has dried, sand through the finish in random spots to expose the old finish underneath.
Crackle Decorative Paint Finish
Another unusual antique finish can be achieved by painting the furniture black. After the paint has dried, brush on a thick coat of water based wood glue, followed by a coat of latex paint while the glue is still tacky.
As the glue dries, the finish cracks, resulting in an alligatored, antique look.
Watch our video on Decorative Crackle Paint Finish to find out more.
Folding Wall Desk
This wall mounted desk has a picture frame front which folds down to form a work surface that’s perfect for everything from homework to kid’s craft projects.
Watch our video on Wall Mounted Folding Desk to find out more.
Picnic Table Drink Trough
This DIY drink trough, made from standard aluminum guttering, is perfect for keeping cold drinks available at your next outdoor gathering.
Watch our video on Picnic Table Drink Trough to find our more.
More Home Improvement Pinterest Projects
Visit our DIY Pinterest Projects board to find out about other do-it-yourself home improvement projects, including:
- Hanging chandeliers made from yarn
- Decorative paper light switch covers
- Collage paintings made from scrap paper
- Soap dispenser made from a recycled jar
- Tension rod cabinet spray bottle storage
Other Tips from This Episode
Simple Solutions with Joe Truini:
Homemade Pole Sander
A pole sander is the best tool for sanding drywall joints on walls and ceiling. If you don’t own a pole sander, you can easily make one from a sponge mop. Simply remove the sponge from the mop, wrap a sheet of sandpaper around the sponge, and reattach it to the handle. (Watch Video)
Best New Products with Jodi Marks:
RAYOVAC Indestructible Flashlights
RAYOVAC Indestructible flashlights are affordable, energy efficient, and can stand up to abuse, including a drop from 30 feet! The LED flashlights are water resistant and have both high and low beams to save energy. RAYOVAC Indestructible flashlights are available at The Home Depot. (Watch Video)
Ask Danny Lipford:
Insulating an Attic Over a Garage
While insulating your attic over a garage might seem like a good idea, it does very little to keep your house warmer in the winter or cooler in the summer. A better use of your energy saving dollars would be to add more insulation to your attic over the interior living space of your home. (Watch Video)