Three Summer Holiday DIY Projects You Have to Complete
The summer is the perfect time to take a step back and consider what DIY projects in and around your home that you could complete. The summer sun dries out the ground so any outdoor projects are easy to complete, and if you’ve taken time off from your busy working life to enjoy the summer time sunshine for a few days, you could spend at least a bit of that time inside competing any number of easy DIY projects. DIY might not be the exact way you’d like to spend you time when you’re trying to enjoy the summer, but once you’ve completed the three projects below, you’ll be able to sit back and admire your handy work with pride.
Strip Your Floorboards
This first DIY project might take you a couple of days, but a fully stripped and varnished wooden floor is something to behold. Step one is taking up any carpet or other materials exposing your wooden floorboards beneath. Then, take a sander and sand down the boards, removing any scratches or rough edges – or even existing varnish that you’ll need to remove. To do this, use an electric sander to prevent excess manual work – you might also want to consider wearing a mask to prevent sawdust getting into your mouth. Once done, paint your now smooth wooden boards with a varnish and let it dry over night. In the morning, you’ll be left with a gorgeous stripped wooden floor.
Create an Outside-In Look
A second project you can turn to in the summer months is to create an outside-in look in the interior of your home. To achieve this, you can start by filling your downstairs with potted plants, similar to the ones you have in your garden, and also by opening windows and doors to create less of an obvious border between your outside and inside. If you want to take the look further, you could always take up the floor in the rooms joined onto the back garden and replace it with paving similar to that which you’ve got outside on your patio.
Establish a Windowsill Garden
Finally, a great summer DIY project for those of us who don’t have a lot of garden space could be to create a small windowsill garden, adding a little bit of greenery and creativity to an otherwise dull space. For great ideas, check out this Pinterest board.
So there you have it – three great summertime DIY projects.