With the Government’s introduction of a tiered lockdown system, there’s a high chance you may end up locked down in the near future. Whilst you’re locked down, there’s not a lot to do which hasn’t been done already, which is why we’ve picked out a few easy DIY tasks you can do to breath some new life into your home in the case where your local area gets put into lockdown.
Obviously to make this work in a lockdown situation, all the projects we are suggesting can be done without you needing to leave the house, so without further ado, let’s get into these projects.
Project 1 – New Blinds
This is quite an easy task and thanks to online shopping it can be done completely in the comfort of your home, you just need to find an online made to measure blinds retailer who can deliver your blinds to you.
So, to do this project you’ll first need to work out where you’d like a new blind, perhaps a blackout blind for you bedroom, a new set of blinds for your conservatory or just a stylish new blind for your living room. Once you’ve worked out where you’d like your new blind, you need to measure the size of the window to get measurements for the blinds.
Once you have your measurements, go to an online blinds retailer, find a blind that you like the look of, punch in your measurements and order your new blind. Once you have the blinds delivered, it’s simply just a case of installing the blinds which usually just involves you drilling the brackets into place then sliding the blinds into the bracket.
Project 2 – Home Made Art
This is another really easy task to do, make some art to hang up around your home. As you’ve done this art yourself you’ll develop a personal attachment to it and it’ll be there to remind you of the strange times we’ve all been through this year. It doesn’t even matter if the art is that good, as long as you like it, that’s all that matters, besides it’s not like anyone will see it any time soon if you’re locked down!
All you need to do if find some arts and crafts supplies like paints, paintbrushes and a canvas to paint on, these can be found on Amazon or on any good arts and crafts supplies website.
Once you have all your bits, simply paint whatever you’d like and hang it up when you’re done! This task has the bonus effect of being a really good way to spend your time when locked down rather than just watching Tiger King and eating all day like we did in the first lockdown.
Project 3 – Repaint Your Doors
When it comes to redecorating, people don’t often think about their doors and this ends up with people having fantastically decorated homes, contrasted against plain and drab doors. Luckily doors are easy enough to paint and don’t require and awful amount of paint to decorate.
For this, you’ll need to find some leftover paint from the last time you redecorated, or go online and order a few sample tins of paint (you really won’t need that much).
For painting doors you have a few options for how you approach the task, you can either opt for a solid colour across the whole door, or you can opt to paint on a vibrant a funky design. Whatever you do, just have fun with it and if it all goes horribly wrong, you can just get a tin of white paint and cover up your mistakes!
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