Tuesday, October 6, 2020 / by Breanna Thornton
Quarantine, social distancing, working from home…
All of these can leave us a lot of extra free time. So why not use this new extra time to add some new decor to your living room?
Here are 3 “hip” and easy ideas that are cheap, and can be done within an hour to add something new to your home.
1. PHOTO LUMINARIES (By Hometalk on Pinterest)
Materials: Lantern, paint and brushes, double sided tape, flameless tea light, photos
Step 1: Prepare the lantern
Take the glass door out of the front part of the lantern.
Step 2: Paint
Paint the lantern the color that best matches your room or wall.
Step 3: Tape
Put double sided tape on the top and bottom of the glass door.
Step 4: Get the picture
Print out a picture the size of the door and shape it. Tape it on with the double sided tape.
Step 5: Replace
Put the photo and glass back in the lantern when the paint is dry.
Step 6: Add light!
Put an electric/flameless tea inside.
2. HULA HOOP SHELVES (By Hometalk on Pinterest)
Materials: 2 Hula Hoops, spray paint, 1 inch screws, washers, stain, 2 wooden boards (cut to fit hula hoop), sandpaper, glue, power drill, 2 dowels
Step 1: Paint!
Spray paint the hula hoops with the color of your choice. (Lay down on some plastic or newspaper to avoid messy floors)
Step 2: Get the wood together
Make sure they are measured to the size of the hula hoops, sanded down, and then stain all sides. Results are best if the stain compliments the hula hoop paint color.
Step 3: Add shelves
Attach board to hoops. Drill a hole into the precise area of the hoop and the board, attach washers to the screws, and drill the hula hoop in place on top of the wooden board. Repeat this for all screws.
Step 4: Dowels
Spray paint the 2 dowels and glue them to the bottom to avoid the shelves from rolling.
Step 5: Decorate the shelves!
Use plants, store small items, or whatever works best with your living room.
3. RUSTIC MASON JAR WALL DECORATIONS (By Amanda Formaro on Pinterest)
Materials: Two 4” x 12” wood sections, two mason jars, paintbrushes, relic paint, sandpaper, ruler/pencil, black decorative hooks, hanging hardware, frosted glass spray paint, masking tape, twine (two 20” and two 48”), faux florals, twinkle lights
Step 1: Get the boards ready
Sand down and paint the wooden boards with the relic paint.
Step 2: Distress paint
Distress the paint on the wood with sandpaper (gives a rustic look).
Step 3: Attach hanging hardware
Add hanging hardware about 2 inches down from the top of the board on the back side.
Step 4: Add hook
Attach black decorative hook to the top center of the wooden board on the front side.
Step 5: Spray paint the jar
Add tape around the neck of the mason jar, and spray the jar with the frosted spray paint. Remove the tape.
Step 6: Short twine
Place the shorter piece of twine over the top opening of the jar.
Step 7: Longer twine
Wrap longer pieces of twine around the neck of the jar a couple times to cover the tails of the short piece.
Step 8: Create hanging rope
Tie the ends of the short piece together to create a hanging rope.
Step 9: Finishing touches
Place twinkle lights and flowers into the mason jar and hang it on the hook. Attach the board to the wall.
Header image from hotelgabrieleroma.com