Grab your tools and craft supply because today is National DIY Day!
It’s hard to match the satisfaction that comes from completing a project all on your own. You get to feel both the joy of seeing a project come to fruition and knowing the benefits it will bring along with gaining the knowledge that you were capable of doing it yourself.
While you can complete DIY tasks any time of the year, there’s a special time to celebrate the do-it-yourself movement: April 2nd. Every April 2nd is the annual DIY Day celebration, where every type of DIYer can come together and commemorate their successes. As this year’s DIY Day approaches, we’ve put together some great projects to tackle during the weekend so you can join in on the holiday yourself.
The Do It Yourself Movement
DIY, or do it yourself, is a movement that has been around for centuries. When people in the past didn’t have the money or resources to purchase items or hire experts, they learned how to manage it on their own. However, what we consider the true DIY movement began in the 1950s. Then, the term “DIY” was formed to define home projects and crafts that people did on their own, sometimes with limited instruction.
The DIY movement continued to grow after its conception. Books were published that gave people instructions and guides on how to complete projects on their own. And, as television programming became more diverse, shows and channels were launched that focused entirely on home renovation projects and crafting ideas to further support people who wanted to start DIYing.
Now, with the help of the internet, DIY is easier than ever. There are countless videos and articles helping people with everything from building a tiny home to refurbishing classic cars. No matter what type of DIY project you want to tackle, there are plenty of readily available resources to help you every step of the way. And April 2nd is the annual celebration of people taking charge and learning about the power they hold in their own hands.
Great DIY Projects for Homeowners
If you want to join in on the fun for this year’s DIY Day, there are many home projects that you can tackle. These don’t need to take a lot of time, effort, or materials, but can have a major impact on the value of your home and on your happiness as a homeowner.
Add an Accent Wall
An accent wall is a great way to make even an average room extraordinary. You can paint the wall, add a pattern, or pick out a wallpaper that speaks to you. When you’ve selected how you want to make the wall stand out, you can get to work. The accent wall can be a great place to display hanging items, place shelves, or leave plain so that the wall itself becomes the focal point of the room.
Paint Your Cabinets
A fresh coat of paint on your cabinets can make a world of difference. Certain colors like blue and green are popular bold choices for homeowners, but even white or black can change the atmosphere of a room immediately. You can do your entire kitchen or keep it simple with a bathroom vanity. No matter what type of cabinet you pick, it’s a great way to freshen up a room.
Build a Garden
Home improvements can take place indoors and out. A garden is a great way to diversify your landscape and create a functional space outside. A raised garden bed is a great way to start small, but you can also build garden beds and turn your whole backyard into a verdant paradise. You can grow flowers and native plants or start growing your own fruits and produce. Either way, it’s a great project to start in the spring
Reupholster Old Furniture
Wear and tear can turn a piece of furniture from a delightful centerpiece to an eye sore in your living room, covered with pillows and blankets to disguise stains and discoloration. Reupholstering furniture is a great way to keep a solid frame but replace the covering fabric with something fresher and more contemporary. While all furniture can be reupholstered, it can help to start small with a bench or footstool.
Tile Your Backsplash
A kitchen backsplash is a way in which you can add some style and interest to your kitchen. Tile is a great backsplash material that looks great, easy to clean and lasts for years. Finding a tile and grout color that matches and complements your style makes for a fun DIY project in itself.
Upgrade Your Entryway
Your entryway is the first impression of your home. Upgrading your door with a fresh coat of paint, door hardware and even a glass insert added to your door will help increase curb appeal. Freshening up your entryway is a great DIY project especially in the upcoming warmer months. You can find door glass inserts at Zabitat along with several free DIY guides to help you through every step of the way.
Celebrate DIY Day with Zabitat
At Zabitat, we’re proud to celebrate all the special DIY moments that homeowners experience all the time. That’s why we provide DIY resources and a highly knowledgeable customer service team to make home improvement projects even easier and more rewarding. To learn more, click on the link above and get started on your next DIY project just in time for DIY Day!