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Whether we’d like to admit it or not, summer is on its way out and fall has arrived.  It’s time to take the fun with family and friends from the backyard patio indoors.  Of course you can find the same old decorations in stores, but why not try something different this year? We’ve found some great ways you can update a room for fall in just a few easy steps!

Decorative Light-Switch Cover

Image courtesy of Design Sponge

Image courtesy of Design Sponge

I did this years ago using tissue paper, but really you could use paper or fabric.  This is a fun and easy way to add interesting color to a otherwise plain wall.  All you need is your choice of fabric, E6000 Craft and an x-acto knife.

First remove the light switch cover from the wall, the cut a piece of fabric slightly bigger than the size of the cover.  You’ll want to be able to fold some extra fabric around the edges.  Make cutouts for the switch and screw holes.  Apply E6000 Craft onto the plastic light-switch cover, then put fabric in place.  Once the glue is dry, you’re ready to put your new and improved light-switch cover back on the wall!

Your local craft store will have a large selection of fabrics to choose from, but Ikea and Marimekko are also great places to look for unique patterns.

Image courtesy of Design Sponge

Image courtesy of Design Sponge

Upholstered Headboard

This project will take a little more time, but as you can see looks absolutely amazing when complete.  The combination of flowers and animals in this red and white print stands out so well on the neutral wall.

You’ll need the following items for this project: wood for your headboard, foam, batting, fabric, knife, scissors, staple gun, flush mount and E6000 Craft .

For full step-by-step instructions by Design Sponge go here.

Fun with Wall Paper

This is one of my favorite DIY projects because it can work in just about any room in your house.

Image courtesy of NOTCOT

Image courtesy of NOTCOT

It can be a great accent to your kitchen in a breakfast nook, add some flare to a bedroom or spice up your living room.

Craft stores, art stores or specialty gift shops are great places to find paper perfect to create this look.  The paper will most likely be just the right width when purchased, so no need to cut and worry about uneven lines.  Just be sure to measure the length of the wall you intend to use and purchase that length of paper.

Apply E6000 Craft to the wall, starting at the top.  Place the paper over the glued area and run your hand down as you flatten the paper, removing any air bubbles. Do this in small sections as you work down the wall.  Once you reach the floor and the end of the paper, you’re all done!  If you need to cut off excess paper at the end, I would recommend using an x-acto knife and ruler to ensure a nice straight line.

Some small, but simple changes can make indoor get-togethers even more delightful.

Enjoy!

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A headboard can add color, define space and can be a remarkably easy DIY project.

Upholstered headboards are the most common DIY version of this bedroom project. With some plywood, batting, a beautiful fabric, you can make a truly lovely piece. Some of our favorites (click on title for instructions):

Wallpaper Headboard

The wallpaper may not be what you want on your walls, but could work perfectly as a headboard.

Refinished Door Headboard

A flea market or thrift store find could be just the shabby chic touch your boudoir needs

The $75 Upholstered Headboard

Dumb Little Man has easy directions for creating a lovely upholstered headboard. These instructions work for any fabric – we’ve seen pleather, canvas and toile.

And, of course, if you need an adhesive for these projects (most do), try one of ours!

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