By Gene and Katie Hamilton
Here's some ideas to get your creative juices going, decorating projects you can complete in less than a day. These are ways to enhance a room and make it more attractive without breaking your budget or taking up too much time. If you know there's a room in your house you've wanted to change, now's your chance.
For each of the decorating projects you'll find a link that explains what's involved and how much it costs. Use the ZIP Code entry box to customize the cost to where you live.
A few hours - from start to finish - is all it takes to add stylish glass shelving to a room and use it to showcase some of your finest treasures.
Install Glass Shelves
Spend the afternoon in the kitchen making the most of a metal backsplash to enhance the look and feel of the cabinets and countertops Install a Metal Backsplash
You can replace an old ugly metal grille with a handsome wooden one that's an attractive addition to any wall. Install a Furnace Grille
In less than 4 hours you can make a fashion statement in a room with the addition of a fabric window cornice.
Cost to Make a Fabric Window Cornice
If a stained ceiling is an eyesore you'll need less than 5 1/2 hours (and probably less) to prime and paint the ceiling so it's the fifth wall in a room. Paint a Stained Ceiling
Transform the look of chair seat with a splash of colorful fabric in less than 5 hours. Take a look at what's involved and how much it costs. Reupholster a Chair Seat
A stair runner softens the look of a staircase and lowers the noise to a whisper when heavy footsteps go up and down. This is a 6 hour project - tops - that you'll appreciate every day. Install a Stair Runner
If there's an electrical outlet in the ceiling you can install an attractive fan in the afternoon and enjoy cool breezes and comfortable living in any room. Install a Ceiling Fan
Is an annoying towel bar dangling precariously on the bathroom wall? In an hour and a half you can replace it. Replace a Towel Bar
A new window shade gives a room privacy and pizazz. In two and a half hours you can make this happen.
Install a Window Shade
In less than a day you can get organized with a pegboard wall and store your stuff with ease. Install a Pegboard Wall