Easy DIY projects and decorating jobs to do during the coronavirus lockdown for every room in the house!


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  • Wondering what to do with yourself at the weekend? We were, too, until we compiled this list of easy DIY tasks and projects to do during the coronavirus shutdown.

    We have jobs that will take minutes, an hour, half a day and up to a weekend. But all are easily achievable and most require minimal supplies to get them done.

    I’ve already tackled a few of these at home – begging and borrowing items like paint, a rotary sander and even old house bricks (!) from next-door neighbours.

    Of course, abiding to all important social distancing laws is all important in these times, so we’ve tried not to stray too far or order things unnecessarily.

    But you’ll be surprised how many of these you can tick off just by using the tester pots and tools gathering dust at the back of the shed!

    If you’ve having a go at any (or all!) of these jobs, we’d love to see the results. Tag us on Instagram @idealhomeuk and add the hashtag #letsDIYit.

    1. Upcycle a chest of drawers into a planter

    Image credit: Colin Poole

    We love this brilliant idea for breathing new life into an unloved piece of furniture by literally filling it with new life! Paint and some plastic lining to hold the soil are the main ingredients for this satisfying job.

    Let’s DIY it! How to upcycle a planter – just in time…

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