Easter

Easter projects? Hop into it!

 

The Easter long weekend is my favourite weekend of the year – four whole days off work and no pressure to host big lunches or spend time with family. I love getting projects done over Easter – cooking, sewing and jobs around the house. Here are three awesome projects, that don’t take too much planning that you could get done this Easter long weekend and that would really make a big impact on your home.

 

Repaint the grout

I know – I’m an excitement machine! This is what I’ll be doing once I’ve scoffed a packet of hot cross buns on Friday morning. We have lovely glossy white tiles in our bathroom but unfortunately the grout doesn’t look quite so fresh and it really lets the team down. I have tried every type of grout cleaner known to man to no avail and have spent many hours with scrubbing brush in hand, hoping that sheer force of will, will get it back to pristine condition. I’m now admitting failure and will be refinishing my grout. I found this excellent tutorial on Live Love DIY the other day and will be tuning into Pandora, pulling on the rubber gloves and GOING FOR IT.

 

Lay a floating floor

Get out your knee pads girls as laying a floating definitely involved some time on all fours. However, new flooring can make a huge difference to a room and there are so many affordable options out there these days. Bunnings has a great selection of timber-look laminate and if I was redoing floors in an investment property right now (a job for the future) I’d be going with this one for a very budget-friendly $22 per square metre. #realtalk it’s not going to look like real timber but for that price, it’s not a bad substitute. Little Green Notebook has a great tutorial on laying laminate flooring – grab your knee pads a check it out.

 

Paint something

Yes – it’s the easiest and cheapest way to make a big change in your home. The four-day weekend gives you enough time to test some swatches – I tried 6 greys in our bedroom to choose the right one in our bedroom last Easter – and do proper preparation. Blue painters’ tape is your best friend so make sure you’ve got plenty of it, along with drop sheets and a brush for cutting in. The best thing about paint is that if you decide you don’t like it, you can always paint over it. I went for a dark grey in the bedroom and a minty green in our TV room and love them both. Although I’m thinking about changing the green to charcoal to set off the large format black and white prints I have in there. Decisions, decisions! Vintage Revivals has loads of great painting tutorials – cruise on over and find the one that suits you best.

 

So, what Easter projects do you have planned? Ever had an Easter project disaster? Do you love hot cross buns as much as I do?

 

9 Comments

  • Nicole @ The Builders Wife

    We’ve got a couple of DIY jobs to do this weekend. Though more really site of you can call it DIY when your husband is a builder ?
    Hope you have a great Easter! Xxx

  • Cathy@lifethroughthehaze

    No projects for the Easter weekend, but we have school holidays in 2 weeks so we have projects planned for then. I should actually send you photos and tell you what we are thinking and get your thoughts lol

    Have a great Easter weekend. Easter is my favourite holiday because as a chocoholic I get to eat chocolate all weekend long!!! And Hot Cross Buns …

  • Tash @ Home of Marble and Mint

    Hi! I’m hoping to start our fireplace makeover this weekend using marble herringbone tiles. Tomorrow will be measuring up and listing materials, Saturday buying everything and then the fun begins! Have a great Easter 🙂

  • Bec Senyard

    We did no DIY jobs and it was GLORIOUS! I’m sure we will need to do a few things in the coming weekends (like the veggie garden and some paving outside), but it was nice to have the long weekend break and spend time with family. I hope you had a great Easter. 🙂

    • alix@thebuilderette.com

      Awesome! I didn’t get to my grouting (shame!) but did tonnes of sewing, which I loved! I have basically turned into a hot cross bun.

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