3 Easy Lockdown DIY Ideas

Everyone’s lockdown looks a little bit different, but most of us have one thing in common – we’re bored out of our minds and desperate for distractions. 

The good news is that spending so much time at home is a great time to get round to all the odd jobs you’ve been putting off since Easter/Christmas/your mother-in-law’s last visit. 

It might not sound like the most exciting prospect, but DIY is a great way to keep yourself busy, be productive, and make your house feel like a brand-new home. Here are just a few simple ideas things you can do to get started. 

  1. Re-Painting

A fresh coat of paint can transform any dull and dingy dining room into a bright and homely family space. Alternatively, a new colour can transform your living room into the perfect haven for whiling away lockdown evenings together. 

If you’re looking for some inspiration, this lockdown painting guide will give you some pointers on where to start, and if you’re struggling to get hold of paint, it’s worth digging through the shed – you’d be surprised what you can do with a tester pot and a bit of imagination! 

  1. Doors

Doors are an underrated and often forgotten aspect of home décor, but you’d certainly notice if they weren’t there! It’s easy to underestimate the effect a well-matched door can have on any living space, making it feel more homely and inviting. 

If being locked down with the kids at home has given you a newfound appreciation for the relief of five minutes behind a closed door, it’s worth looking at investing in these home staples. 

Oakwood Doors have a brilliant range of modern and classic doors to suit any room – and they’ll deliver. Hanging a door yourself can be a much simpler job than you’d expect, with dozens of easy how-to guides online. 

  1.  DIY Furniture

Remember when you were rooting around for those tester pots in the garage before? Well you might want to go back and see what other hidden treasures are there. 

The new trend of DIY furniture isn’t exactly new, but it’s certainly growing in popularity at the moment. 

If you’re looking for inspiration, get yourself a Pinterest board going, or check out this list of great DIY furniture hacks and find out what you can do with a hairpin, or a bit of old pipe. 

If you don’t feel like getting too adventurous, there are plenty of ways to spruce up your existing furniture – take a look at some inspiration online and get creative!

Extra tip

These DIY hacks can make a great difference to the look and feel of your home, but never underestimate the impact of a good spring clean. Clearing out a bit of old clutter and breaking out the furniture polish can make the place feel shiny and new in no time. 

These are just a handful of DIY projects to keep you busy during lockdown. Got any tips? Share them with us in the comments below! 

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