Spring is a time of new beginnings. Flowers and plants are blooming, the sun is shining and the weather is finally getting warmer after winter’s chill. So why not bring some of spring’s beauty into your home so you can enjoy it day after day?
Some homeowners may think they have to purchase new accessories to refresh their home for spring. Handyman Matters knows of some easy, affordable ways to bring spring into your home by ‘upcycling’ the things you already have. These simple projects are fun ways to give a new beginning to the things you have sitting in the garage or basement, while keeping them out of the land fill. It’s a win-win for both you and Mother Nature.
Here are some tips from the professionals at Handyman Matters on how to bring the freshness of spring into your home:
Bring your flower garden indoors
A great way to perk up a home for spring is by decorating rooms where you spend the most time – like the living or family room or kitchen – with flowers. By spray painting flower pots you already own bright yellow, purple or green and grouping them into indoor “gardens,” you will give them new life, while bringing the great outdoors inside. Or, place your “new” pottery on wrought iron plant stands or pedestal tables painted in coordinating colors to add a burst of color to any room.
Winds of change
Adding color to a ceiling or oscillating fan is a great way to add a pop of color in an unexpected way. Rediscover a fan you have stored in the attic. Or find a good deal on a fan that compliments your personality at a flea market or discount store and bring it home for a facelift. Covering the fan in just one coat of inexpensive spray paint in a fresh spring color will create a conversation piece that will last throughout the year. If you’re having trouble with this project, not to worry, Handyman Matters professionals are here to help. No job is too small and they are experienced in over 1,162 different projects around your home.
Bring the outdoor patio furniture inside
Remember the old wicker chair and loveseat you picked up at Aunt Ida’s garage sale? They’re not just for outside. Throw a coat of paint on them in a bright spring color like Aqua or Green Apple and suddenly you have new seating that is perfect for your sunroom, front porch or foyer.
Restore and renew flea market finds
Flea markets are full of treasures that sometimes just need a little TLC to give them new life. Save that dingy chandelier, tarnished lamp or outdated bookcase from the trash by restoring it with a fresh coat of paint, which is sometimes all that is needed to turn garage sale or flea market finds into treasures.
Following these simple and inexpensive tips for bringing spring into your home and before you know it you’ll have splashes of sunshine, spring color and great conversation pieces throughout your home. Say goodbye to the winter blues and hello to some springtime cheer and let Handyman Matters take care of all of your home repair and improvement projects. Find a location near you!