{DIY season is here: the best projects to do yourself}


Spring is the start of DIY season. After a long Minnesota winter, it’s natural to start your spring cleaning and start dreaming of home improvements, as well. But don’t forget the low-hanging fruit, the easy-to-do inside projects that can make a quick impact. These are a half-dozen DIY inspirations that you can do right away, or wait until you run into a rainy day.

Paint the Front Door

Like we’ve always suggested, painting your front door and adding a few accessories is one of the fastest changes that can completely transform your curb appeal. And if you want to experiment with something like this yellow, it only takes a little more paint to change it to a less springy color for fall and winter.  Click on this link to see the proper way to paint a door.

Makeover the Front Porch

A simple porch makeover can create an outdoor hangout for the whole family. Add some pillows, hang some curtains for privacy, throw out a rug, and voila! The perfect place to read a book.

Credit: Country Living

Create Instant Art

So simple, and so easy. This piece of art is just a canvas with fabric stretched and stapled onto the framework. Save hundreds, and cover up that bare wall with this simple trick!

Credit: Real Simple & Formula Z/S

Credit: Real Simple & Formula Z/S

Paint Your Entryway

Rugs can get messy, and can even become a tripping hazard for children and guests. Try this easy and creative alternative. All you need is a fun color and some painters’ tape. This is perfect for a simple runner, or get creative and use a neat design on your plain floors.

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Credit: Real Simple & France Ruffenach

Make a Bench

We love this simple and fun idea for a homemade bench out of old chairs. Keep them their rustic color or paint them a fun, bold color for a quick pop.

Credit: Country Living

Credit: Country Living

Don’t Forget the Storage

Spring means more play outside, so create an instant mini mudroom. Add a bench with some storage space, a place for an umbrella, and a coatrack, and it’s the perfect entryway asset for the muddy spring.

Credit: Country Living

Credit: Country Living

There’s plenty of time to dig dirt, pull out ladders, and attack your outdoor projects. But don’t forget the easier-to-do parts of your home. With a little planning, you can get some quick results, before heading to your favorite Hirshfield’s location for more home decorating inspiration.

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

 

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