February 8, 2016

Quick Fix Projects with Big Impact

When we’re busy, home projects tend to take a back seat to other, more pressing obligations. What if you could quickly complete some fixer upper projects around your home that would make a big difference? Here are five quick fixer-upper projects with big impact.

(1) Redo an old chair

It’s easy to refurbish dining chairs to update them. A coat of paint and new fabric on the seat do wonders for an old chair!

Recover a dining chair seat - quick fix projects - Mohawk Home - mohawkhomescapes.com

You just unscrew the seat from the chair and remove the old fabric. If the seat needs new foam, replace the foam and wrap it in batting. Then add the new fabric and staple it to the bottom of the seat cushion. Screw the seat back onto the chair and you’re done. My full tutorial can be found HERE.

(2) Change a knob (or several!) on your doors

An easy and quick project that can totally change the look of your home is replacing the door knobs.

Replacing door hardware - quick fixer upper projects - mohawkhomescapes.com

This tutorial tells you everything you need to know about knobs – including types and installation tips! We did this in our home when we moved in a year ago – changing out dated brass knobs for oil-rubbed bronze new ones – and it makes such a huge difference!

(3) Change a lightbulb

I gave our dated builder-grade light fixtures a vintage update with new lightbulbs.

Change the look of a light fixture with new vintage-style bulbs - quick fixer upper projects - mohawkhomescapes.com

I removed the glass covers on the lights and added vintage-style Edison bulbs. You can find these Edison bulbs at home improvement stores and online.

after with vintage bulbs - quick fixer upper projects - mohawkhomescapes.com

(4) Add a rug

A new rug changes the feel of a room. It instantly makes the room warm, cozy, and finished.

Adding a rug warms up a space - quick fixer upper projects - mohawkhomescapes.com
You can find this rug HERE.

A rug is like the base of a room. It anchors the space.

(5) Paint something

One of my favorite quick fixer upper projects is painting. Painting a whole room, one wall, or even a kitchen backsplash can freshen up a room and give it a new look.

Chalkboard paint backsplash - quick fixer upper projects - mohawkhomescapes.com

What quick fixer upper projects have you completed lately? What’s on your to-do list?

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