DIY Upgrades for Under $100 - Part Ten

Posted by on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 1:00pm.

If you're looking for a big improvement in how your home looks and feels, check out these Do it Yourself projects. Most all can be accomplished in a relatively short period of time, with minimal investment. I'll be posting a series of these, so stay tuned. All can be found at This Old House magazine.

This is a series of DIY projects. Please be sure to see previous Posts.

Would love to hear any ideas you may have for future posts, let me know!


Crown Your Cabinets

How to do it: Top stock kitchen cabinets with crown molding for the look of custom casework. 32 feet of crown to trim out the average kitchen.

Estimated cost: About $80; Lowe's


Use Bin Pulls as Sash Lifts

How to do it: Screw classic bin pulls onto double-hung windows to keep frames free from fingerprints. Twenty Victorian-style cast-iron decorative bin pulls will outfit 10 windows in first-floor rooms, where guests are more likely to see them.

Estimated cost: About $82; House of Antique Hardware


Give Your Porch Some Space

How to do it: Paint your porch ceiling sky blue to create a more spacious feeling.

Estimated cost: 1 gallon of Behr Premium Plus Ultra Exterior paint in Niagara Falls, similar to shown, about $36;


Protect Your Corners

How to do it: Put turned wood corner moldings on the outside corners of foyer walls to protect paint and add architectural detail.

Estimated cost: Traditional 22-inch cherry Corner Guard, about $15 each; Van Dykes Restorers


Give a Wall a Glimmering Two-Tone Effect

How to do it: Roll stripes or stencil a pattern of shiny glaze over a wall painted with a solid matte finish.

Estimated cost: 1 quart of Studio Finishes latex glaze, about $9; Benjamin Moore

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