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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

DIY Home Improvements for Spring

Guest Post by Christina Johnson

Whether it’s a crocus flower pushing up through a bank of snow or a shaft of sunlight breaking through a cloudy sky, the first signs of spring are always a welcome sight. Spring is a season bursting with energy. It’s the perfect time for homeowners to try their hands at some DIY home improvements that will give their homes a fresh new look. Here are five DIY projects that are easy, fast, affordable and

1. Country Flower Box

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A planter filled with spring blooms on the front porch sends a cheerful greeting to visitors. Homeowners can easily customize inexpensive flower boxes by dressing them up in beadboard, painted in bright spring colors. Molding can be used to contour the edges.

2. Eco Table Cover

Topping as inexpensive side table with cork gives it an organic look that suits the sensibility of spring. Cork sheets, available at hardware and crafts stores, can easily be cut to fit the surface of the table. Cement adhesive holds the cork firmly in place. The edges can be trimmed with wood molding for a finished look.

3. Spring Wall Décor


Homeowners who may be wondering what to do with old CDs can reuse them to create a springtime tableau. The square plastic containers work perfectly as mini picture frames. Photographs of nature in all her springtime glory are fitted into the CD cases. A foam board backing holds the photos in place. The CDs look best when arranged in a symmetrical grid configuration.

4. Light Up Spring

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Many lampshades features inner linings that make it easy to add a touch of spring to the shade. Rice paper, available at crafts stores, can be cut into flower or leaf designs, and then glued onto the shade’s lining. Spray adhesive works best to attach the design. When the lamp is turned on, the springtime pattern will appear as a subtle shadow.

5. Shades of Spring

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Homeowners can welcome the light of spring into their homes by creating a seasonal window treatment and can do so without fuss or expense. While making Roman shades can be tricky, the look of Roman shades can be fabricated by stitching the folds into half of a length of fabric. A simple piece of balsa wood can be used to hang the faux shade. For best effect, the shade should cover no more than half of the window.

Christina Johnson who works remotely for Elliman Prudential in the New York City Rentals market. She is using her journalism major to combine what she loves most, writing and her career. Her specialties include home decor design and DIY home improvement projects.


  1. Thanks for sharing the post here. Keep up the good work. All the best.

  2. So glad that winter is over with... now its time for some good old DIY home improvement, especially since the weather won't get any better than it is right now.

  3. It was great to go through your post. The information here is very useful and informative.

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  5. Nice post..This idea is very useful and attractive.I would like outlook of this house.

  6. I have been looking for a professional interior decorator to have my home fixed. But then I realized I could do these stuff myself. Thanks for the tip.

  7. I know some reliable company who works quite beautifully on making homes and decorating homes in cheap cost.
    Home Renovations Sydney

  8. This is exactly what I was looking for. That is very interesting Smile I love reading and I am always searching for informative information like this!

  9. One good way of giving life and variations to your home by doing some seasonal decorations on them. As for me, I usually produce a good and dolly-up wall decorations to some home create variety in the house. I heard simple designs could widely affect the appearance of the house.