25 Home improvement ideas #1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pwBg0VLskM Transcript 0:14 It’s the sacred place where you hang out 0:16 in your pajamas and binge-watch TV shows. 0:19 Doesn’t it deserve better? 0:21 This is 25 Cheap And Easy DIYs That Will Vastly 0:24 Improve Your Home by Peggy Wang 0:34 1. Create wainscoting by buying frames from 0:37 a craft store and painting them to match the 0:39 wall. 0:40 Okay, so here is the fun part. 0:42 This idea allow you to Install Wainscoting 0:45 Without Power Tools. 0:47 and 0:48 it requires a latex based paint instead of 0:49 oil based paint. 0:51 Find a reason on charmingzebra.com 0:55 2. Regrout that shower. 0:57 You will live your best life with a mold-less 1:00 shower. 1:01 Directions. 1:02 Remove all the caulking 1:03 Bring the shop vac into the bathroom to suck 1:06 up the bits of caulking and grout dust. 1:08 After that, go over the gaps where mildew 1:10 had been with a solution of bleach water and 1:13 a stiff brush. You could also use vinegar, 1:15 too 1:15 Next up: use Spectralock Grout and some color. 1:19 Amazon it, everything. 1:22 After that, make some mess with that stuff, 1:24 Get some cheapie, glove or mask if you have 1:26 to. 1:27 Clean it, and wait few days to get your mix 1:29 dried and hardened. 1:30 Last, Caulked it. 1:34 This video teaches you how to caulk properly 1:36 if you never do it before. 2:12 Oh! And make sure you’re using caulk specific 2:14 for a shower/tub – you want something that 2:16 can withstand the water. 2:54 Result: Oh hey look – it’s NO mildew! 2:56 How awesome is that?! 3:00 3. Use peel-and-stick tiles to cover up a 3:02 leaked-on cabinet bottom. 3:04 When the floor of your sink cabinet needs 3:06 a spruce-up, lay down squares of self-adhesive 3:08 vinyl tile. They’re about a buck a square 3:10 at home centers and provide an easy-to-wipe 3:12 clean surface. 3:14 4. Give your living room sofa a little perk 3:16 by re-stuffing the cushions. 3:19 This chair was looking really sad. But after about 3:22 $35 worth of supplies, and less than an hour 3:25 of my time, I have a chair that looks like 3:27 new! 3:28 This chair is less than a year old, but the 3:30 stuffing hasn’t held up well, and makes it 3:32 look worn and tired. 3:33 The tip is 3:35 I removed the cushion, and discovered the 3:37 fill had separated, so I cut a small slit 3:39 in the cushion to add more, 3:41 then sewed it back up! The additional polyfill 3:43 gave the cushion back it’s loft. 3:46 I then cut the shape of the cushion out of 3:48 2 inch foam and added batting to it, then 3:50 put that inside of the cushion cover to provide 3:52 support for the shape. This way the cushion 3:55 can’t sag. 3:56 5. Hang Mugs and Tea Cups on Hooks. 3:58 Do you have a mug or tea collection threatening 4:01 to overwhelm your interior cabinet space? 4:03 Take a cue from these photos and hang them 4:05 on hooks instead. This look is particularly 4:08 fetching with brightly colored mugs or teacups, 4:11 but simple white has a charm all its own. 4:14 6. Coat your new kitchen countertop to look 4:16 like an expensive stone. 4:19 Step 1: Prepare the surface with the Diamond 4:22 Embedded Sanding Tool (included). 4:24 Step 2: Apply the Countertop Transformations 4:27 Adhesive Base Coat. 4:29 Step 3: Spread the Decorative Color Chips. 4:32 Step 4: Sand and smooth. 4:34 Step 5: Apply the Countertop Transformations 4:36 Protective Top Coat. 4:40 7. Turn your cheap dining room table into 4:43 something straight out of a Restoration Hardware 4:45 catalog. 4:46 First use a couple cans of leftover FAT Paint 4:48 chalk paint, mixed together, to come up with 4:51 a table color. No sand or prime, just painted 4:54 it on! all of the boards purchased in one 4:58 bundle from Rona (Canada’s home improvement 5:01 store) for $6! the wood top is nailed. 5:05 8. Make new curtain rods out of copper pipes 5:07 and fittings. 5:09 Simply take any measurement you need, and 5:10 cut accordingly. 5:11 More info provided by thehandmadehome 5:15 9. Replace your boring air grille with sheet 5:17 metal you can buy at any hardware store. 5:20 Always wondered what those sheets of metal 5:23 with the cool designs on them were for? Now 5:25 you know. 5:26 Direction: 5:27 I held the metal up to the intake and used 5:29 my best judgement to cut the sheet using the 5:31 tin snips pictured above. Next, I cut two 5:34 long narrow strips to cover the space. 5:37 Once the metal had the right size, I took 5:39 it out to the garage to prime and paint it 5:41 the same color as our baseboards. 5:43 To paint the metal, I used a 6″ foam roller 5:45 and laid the metal directly on the construction 5:48 paper on the floor. 5:50 10. Hide your knife rack under the cabinet. 5:53 Suitable for tiny kitchen with tons of ammenities 5:57 1. I invented it, simply standing at the stove, 6:00 new knife in hand, without the assistance 6:03 of Mr. Google. 6:05 2. The slim profile of the magnetic strip 6:07 takes up much less room than the bulky wooden 6:10 under-cabinet knife block; it bears repeating 6:12 – 64 square feet. All space is at a premium. 6:17 3. Because it is so slim, the knife rack disappears 6:21 when the cabinet is shut; you would never 6:23 see it unless you knew it was there. 6:25 4. It was a snap to install (well, if you 6:28 have a handy husband with a drill, that is). 6:31 5. When we eventually move on to some other 6:34 tiny kitchen, it is flexible for wall or under-cabinet 6:37 use. So there you have it: under-cabinet magnetic 6:41 knife rack. I am in love with mine. 6:44 11. Use kitchen cabinets and IKEA butcher 6:47 block counter tops to fake the look of built-ins. 6:50 Do I need to paint the inside the cabinets 6:53 no one but me will ever see? 6:55 (I mean, obviously I have no life.) No. But 6:58 there’s something to be said for having 7:00 an organized space look pretty too. 7:03 I simply taped them off and did one coat of 7:05 the color I used on the backs of the built 7:06 ins. 7:07 I had to do one coat each too – which totally 7:10 surprised me. The paint is the SW Duration 7:12 kind and it covered great. 7:15 After it was dry I did a super quick purge 7:17 and then loaded everything back in. I have 7:20 a cabinet for holiday stuff. 7:22 12. Turn your blinds into Roman shades. 7:24 1st ~ Measure your window 7:27 2nd ~ Release your mini-blind and sprawl them 7:29 on your floor 7:31 3rd ~ Cut away the thin, ladder-like strings. 7:34 But 7:34 Don’t cut that thick one!!! That is the 7:37 cord that raises and lowers the blinds – you 7:40 will need that! 7:41 4th ~ Use a small screwdriver and pop off 7:45 the plug on the bottom piece of the blinds 7:47 5th ~ Slide off all the slats, except for 7:50 the ones you need for your folds 7:52 6th ~ cut your blackout liner to the exact 7:55 size of your window. Then cut out a print 7:57 fabric 1 1/2” larger on all sizes. iron 8:00 the print fabric and then placed it print 8:03 side facedown and the blackout liner on top. 8:05 Use your Fabri-tac glue to glue the edges 8:07 of the print fabric onto the blackout liner. 8:10 7th ~ Place the remainder of the mini-blind 8:13 on top of the glued fabric, placing the top 8:15 at the top of the fabric. Glue the mini-blind 8:18 top onto the blackout shade making sure you 8:20 do not glue the pull-up cord of the blinds 8:23 8th ~ Measure out where your slats will be 8:25 on your fabric and glue the concaved side 8:27 of the slat (the side with the most surface 8:30 area) onto the shade. Make sure you DO NOT 8:32 get any glue on the pull-up cord. 8:35 9th ~ Now take the end of the pull-up cord 8:38 and reinsert it in hole on the base of the 8:41 shade. Re-tie a knot at the end of the string 8:43 and put the plug back in. Glue down the base 8:46 of the shade at the bottom of the fabric. 8:47 10. Your new shade is done. 8:52 That’s all for now, 8:53 if you want to get new home decor ideas sent directly to 8:55 your favorite email 8:56 Press the subscribe button under this video. 8:59 Before you go 9:01 Leave the video with your lovely comment, share, or like 9:03 Thanks for watching.. 9:04 And see you again soon..