If you have never done DIY before, knowing where to start can be a bit of a difficult process. There are so many guides and videos out there for you to watch, but how do you know who is giving you the right information? Or whether or not you need to watch them all before you start?
Personally, I think the best way to get started is to actually do something. Learning by doing when it comes to DIY is a great way to see what your strengths are and where you may need a little bit of help. Of course, doing research will help, but nothing will be able to prepare you for actually getting stuck in and starting a project.
To help you get started on your first DIY project, here are 9 easy DIY projects for absolute beginners:
Upcycling Your Furniture
Upcycling furniture is a great way for beginners to get started with DIY as often it doesn’t actually require much work. Whether it’s painting old furniture a different colour, applying a new varnish or converting a bookshelf into cupboards – there are plenty of tutorials online that will help you get started. The best part is, once you’ve got a taste for it you can start working on more difficult upcycling projects.
Wallpapering Your Walls
Although it may seem like a difficult task, to begin with, wallpapering can be pretty simple once you get the hang of it (Pun intended). Try asking one of your friends or family members who has done it before to come over and help you. Before you know you’ll be redecorating every room in your house!
Painting Fittings And Fixtures
This is a DIY task you can’t get wrong! Often houses require a little bit of a touch up when it comes to skirting boards, door frames and window sills. Grab some white paint and a paintbrush and give everything that shiny brand new feel within minutes.
Creating A Gallery Wall
A gallery wall is a great way to fill areas where you have lots of white space. All you need to do is purchase several different sized prints, picture frames to fit each photograph and the kit to hang everything on the wall. My best advice would be to plan where you are going to hang everything before you start hanging it, as you may find that once you start you don’t like the positioning and have to start all over again. For advice, you can visit this site here.
Buying Flatpack Furniture
Flatpack furniture is definitely something you either love or hate. Whilst some find it incredibly difficult to understand, a lot of people find it a calming and therapeutic process. If you’ve never done it before, it’s a great place to start for your first ever DIY project, even if it is just a bedside table or new desk.
Maintaining Your Roof And House Exterior
Keeping the outside of your house clean and tidy is such a simple project to start! As it’s something people will see every single day, it’s so so important to keep on top of things like cleaning your roof and gutters, washing your windows and tidying up any plants and lawn you may have. If your roof is in a bad condition and you want to get it looked at before you start cleaning, consider contacting Roof Depot.
Renovating Your Garden
If you don’t want to start in your home, a garden renovation could be an easy project to try. There are lots of different things you can do to spruce up your outdoor space including adding a stepping stone path, creating a magical space with fairy lights or planting lots of new plants to liven things up.
Which brings me nicely onto our next point…
Sprucing Up Your Home With Plants and Planters
Having lots of plants and planters throughout your house is a great way to spruce things up with minimal DIY. Whilst it may involve building a couple of places to hang your plants, it’s a great place to start if you haven’t done any DIY before. Not to mention, it’s a great way to add a little bit of life to your home.
Adding Personal Touches With DIY Accessories
Creating your own home accessories is the perfect way to add your own personal touches that help make a house a home. Creating photo collages, photos walls or anything else that may be sentimental to you and your family is the perfect beginner DIY project – and probably one you’ll remember for years to come!
Are you a DIY beginner? Let me know if you use any of these ideas in the comment section below.