Welcome back to Friday Finds! This weeks' finds have a bit of a theme and I've implemented a few of them in my own home, with a few more on the to do list- "bang for your buck" home updates.
Affordable flushmount lighting options
If you've never heard of the dreaded "boob light", take a look up at any builder installed flushmount lighting and see if it reminds you of....*ahem*....a boob. If not, great, but if you have one, Erin Gates of Elements of Style gives you so many beautiful, affordable options to upgrade.
Installing board and batten
We used this tutorial to turn a plain, unused wall in the hallway leading to our garage into a "mudroom" so that jackets, backpacks, purses, etc. had a home instead of landing on the kitchen counter. Centsational Girl posted this tutorial back in 2011 and it is still one of my favorite, inexpensive updates we've made in our home to combat the clutter.
Add a barn door
A barn door adds so much character in the home! They are great space savers for rooms that have a door that opens into the space and a great way to give an open room some privacy. There are so many tutorials available from a full DIY project to ordering the door and hardware to your specifications and DIY'ing the installation. Z Design at Home walks you through the process of purchasing the door and hardware through Artisan Hardware as well as the DIY install, while Anissa from House Seven DIY'ed the door AND the hardware. I can't wait to build one for our master bath.
Frame a builder grade mirror
,If we ever finish painting our kitchen cabinets, this project is next on the list, to finish off our son's bathroom makeover. Such a quick and inexpensive bang for your buck project. Cherished Bliss gives you all the details on this DIY rustic wood frame. If you're not up for building the frame yourself, Mirror Mate has lots of great designs to choose from.
That's all for this week! Enjoy the weekend and let me know if you've made any "bang for your buck" updates to your home. I'd love to feature your projects.
Jeanne Kramer is the Owner of ReStyle Home Staging in Austin, TX.