Sharing 5 diy home decor projects that have been on my wish list for ages
I’m sure everyone reading this has got a running list of projects they’d like to tackle around the house – you know, those projects you’ve “pinned for later” or thought about for ages, but just haven’t quite gotten around to yet. Truth is, my home DIY wish list is a long one (read more about the 10 reno projects we’d still like to tackle here) and I’m constantly adding more projects to it than I’ll ever have time to tackle. But, no matter how many new ideas I happen to come across, how many times I re-work and add to that wish list, there are some projects I just can’t seem to shake and today, I though I’d share a few of them with you. Though they’ve quite never made their way up to the top of my to-do list, these five DIY home decor projects have been on my mind for far too long and I’m thinking it’s about time we finally tackle them!
5 diy home decor projects that I can’t wait (any longer at least) to tackle
one: add a plate rack to our dining area
This one has probably been sitting on my project wish list for the longest of them all. I’ve been planning out a DIY plate rack for this wall in our dining room for years now (something like this maybe?). Wouldn’t a plate rack be the perfect way to decorate that long, narrow space above our board + batten. I love the idea of bringing even more charm and character to this wall with a simple DIY plate rack running the entire length of it.
PS. You can find the tutorial for this super simple DIY board + batten wall here.
two: beef up the window trim in our living room
Ever since raising our old sunken living room floor with our massive main floor renovation (read more about that here), this big window has felt a tad too low in this space. Thanks to our floor height moving up several inches, the window now sits just eight inches up from our floor at the bottom, but the top feels quite far from the ceiling now. Honestly, this off-centred window really bothered me at first, but it didn’t take long for me to grow used to it, which is probably why I have yet to do anything about it.
Though we have given it some thought, moving our window is not really an option we want to entertain (especially after just having installed it a few years ago). Honestly, with other far less invasive options to explore, it just doesn’t seem worth the work or expense to move it. So, the idea we’ve been leaning towards is simply replacing the trim that runs along the top with something much wider. By adding more height with the trim, it will help to visually balance the low placement of the window. Replacing that top trim would be a super quick and easy project (infinitely easier than moving that window!), so really we’ve got no excuses for this one.
three: change out our sofa legs
Okay, so this one is not such a quick and easy project, especially because I’ve already purchased the new legs each piece and of course, not one of them came finished, pre-drilled, or ready to install in any fashion at all. In fact, they didn’t even come with the necessary hardware – just solid (albeit beautiful) pieces of wood. All of this adds up to make this a daunting and time consuming project. But oh, it’ll make such a difference to the feel of this space when we finally do get around to changing them out!
four: bring some wallpaper into our home
I mentioned this one last week when I shared our basement powder room design. I’ve been swooning over all sorts of the most lovely wallpaper for ages now, looking for the perfect place to work some beautiful pattern into our own home. I just think it adds SO much character and charm to any space! I fell hard for this gorgeous pattern and can’t wait to finally plaster our walls with it soon! You can find more of my favourites here.
five: order window coverings
Finally, and probably most pressing of all, is ordering up some window coverings. Nearly every window in our home has been left without a covering – after all the renovating we’ve lived through the last few years, I found myself loving the clean look of an open, unobstructed window. I couldn’t bring myself to cover these beautiful new windows and block out any of the sunlight they let into our home.
Honestly, it wasn’t until the pandemic hit and we found ourselves spending more time at home than ever, that I started thinking about adding some window coverings around the house. Sure, we had them where we needed them – our bedroom, Carson’s bedroom & the front living room – but in my quest to make our home feel as cozy as possible, I found myself thinking about bringing in the softness of curtains or perhaps roman shades throughout the rest of our home as well. I’ve ordered samples from a few online shops, but between the infinite options and the cost being significantly more than I’d expected, I have to admit that I’m feeling paralyzed with indecision about it all at the moment. If you have any suggestions or ideas about the best places to shop custom curtains and roman shades, I’d LOVE to hear them!
I know I’m not the only one with a list of DIY home decor projects I’d like to tackle, I’d love to hear some of yours in the comments below (I’m sure you’ll give me all sorts of ideas I can add to my own list too!).
Wishing you SUCH a lovely day my friends!