Five (5) Makeover Ideas to Change the Look of Your Home this Spring

Spring is Well Underway Down Under

Well, Spring is most certainly here in Australia, and here in Queensland, we’re experiencing sunny days and beautiful breezes, and have even witnessed a few storms lately in the south east. Today I thought I’d do a roundup of some of my favourite Spring blog posts over the years, to maybe inspire you in your own home makeover projects this Spring – or Fall, if you are in the Northern Hemisphere!

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1. Paint a Piano

Do you have an old dated piano that needs sprucing up? Or maybe you’ve come across them on Facebook marketplace once in a while and been tempted to bring one home for a little makeover? Let me tell you, this was a fun project to do, even though it wasn’t my own, I enjoyed the lift that it gave my client’s home and it gives a beautiful peaceful pop of colour for the home in Spring.

Click the image below or HERE for the full post on how I painted this piano with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in the colour, Eulalie’s Sky.

Painted Piano

How I painted a piano with MMSMP

2. Change the Colour of your Outdoor Setting

Another fun way to add a new look to your home this Spring is to change up your outdoor setting! Our wooden table and seats were looking quite worn and weary, so I teamed up with Dulux to give them a new lease of life and to match in with our external colours.

Here is the full post on this outdoor setting makeover and the sprayer that I used, or click the image below.

If you’re looking for a quality paint sprayer, I have tried the Wagner brand a few times and found them great to use.Dulux Outdoor makeover

3. Add some Greenery – Large Leaf Plants or A Boxwood Wreath

One way to update the look of a room is to add some foliage – I’m loving the look of the large leaf plants that are on trend this season.

If you are anything like me and find the REAL plants hard to keep alive – we bought a few of these artificial leaves from our local IKEA that look great in a tall vase or pot in a living area or bedroom.artificial leaf IKEAA preserved Boxwood Wreath is also a great way to add some Springtime to your living spaces – these are a year round decor item, so you don’t have to just think Christmas. How gorgeous they look with some added twinkling lights or just hanging from a wreath hook over a rustic door!Preserved boxwood wreath Australia

4. Decoupage with Spring Floral Napkins

We actually cover this in one of our Workshops – Decorative Finishes – where we create a fun look on a crate or box using napkins. This is a look you can try on any furniture – think drawer fronts or top of a side table or coffee table. Or use for the background of signs.

Here’s the full tutorial on how to use napkins to decoupage, including a fun Beach Sign I created while I was at it. (Click image below) I kinda wished I’d filled this box with beautiful flowers for the picture!Napkin decoupage

5. Just grab an old piece of Furniture and Paint it!

Come on … you know you want to! It’s Spring – the season of Garage Sales, Swap Meets, and everyone is de-cluttering so you KNOW the charity stores will be overflowing with goodies. So get on out there and find a piece that might need a new home in your own home and use some of the beautiful paint colours available, to give your home a lift this season!

Here is a link to one of my most popular posts – Top 10 Places to Find Furniture to Restore – to help you get started if you are looking for more places to find new treasures!


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