Theme of the Week: #DIY
Every week in the Social Fabric community, we will be incorporating a theme, this week’s theme being DIY. Every Friday we’ll also have a weekly chat related to the topic at hand. This week’s chat will be Friday at 12:30-1 EST on Twitter, using the hashtags #DIY and #CBias. Be sure to join us!
We asked Social Fabric members to fill out a survey related to their personal DIY habits. According to the survey, the most popular room in the home to makeover is the bathroom, and the least popular is the foyer. So, when is the best time to makeover that room? The most popular time happens to be a long weekend. Where do Social Fabric members find their DIY inspiration? Most of our members are inspired by either magazines or television. A lot goes into a total room makeover, so where do you suppose members shop for their supplies? For products like wood, bathroom hardware, and flooring, Home Depot was a #1 answer. Sears was a #1 answer for appliances. For more of the cosmetics that go into a room, such as paint, home decor, furniture, etc., members mostly shop places like Target, Walmart, or even thrift stores. Finally, how is the makeover planned out from start to finish? Most members talked about the visualization that goes into planning a makeover. Before ever starting, it’s visualized and well thought out, drawing on inspiration from magazines and pictures gathered. Budgeting is another aspect to creating the room of one’s dreams.
Since inspiration seems to be a mainstay with any room makeover, here are some posts from Social Fabric members to hopefully get you going on the room of your dreams.
Child Room Makeovers
Sarah, from Sarah’s Deals, shares how she used Mod Podge and paint to transform her daughter’s furniture in Under $50 Room Makeover!
Have an older child who needs a more grownup look? Check out Ellen’s room makeover, in which she used Glidden paint to transform the walls and add a splash of color: Try It Tuesday: Take a Look at My Daughter’s Newly Painted Room #GliddenTesters.
Creative Space Makeover
Rebecca, from Cre8tive Compass Magazine, shares her own creative studio in DIY Project My Studio Makeover~Feeling Groovy The BIG Reveal Studio Tour.
Lisa shares how she decluttered and cleaned up her space, also giving it a fresh new look with Glidden Paint in Back Porch Complete! Thank you #GliddenGallons.
Cosmetic Makeovers & Projects
Rebecca, from Cre8tive Compass Magazine, offers advice on furniture makeovers from her Ghosts of Furniture Past Hoosier Cabinet to a Chest of Drawers. Sometimes a simple surface can even be transformed through the use of chalkboard paint.
Monica, from Monica Wants It, shows how to revamp a chair into a more contemporary, stylishly chic chair in Chair Makeover (DIY Tutorial).
Ever wanted to upholster a sofa but felt a bit daunted by the task at hand? Courtney shares her sofa makeover in A Diamond in the Rough.
Sometimes a chair can be made over simply by changing the cushion, as shown by Frugal Family Tree.
Want a space to share all the special family memories you create each and every day? Be sure to read Dawn’s post on How to Create Your Own Instagallery.
Now that you’ve been inspired and had a chance to think about how you want your room to look or feel, it’s time to jump in and get started. Happy DIYing!