16 Borderline Genius Home Improvement Projects That Are Easier Than They Look

    Ring in the new year with a new backsplash or cute headboard.

    1. Switch out your old switch plates for clean, screwless plates that stand out.

    2. Paint your white grout black to give your bathroom a cool and on-trend update.

    3. Replace your plain door knobs with something a little more decorative.

    4. Accent boob lights instead of trying to hide them.

    5. Hide the cords and pipes of your laundry machine behind stained wood.

    6. Install wainscoting (aka a really tall and beautiful baseboard) to create a feeling of elegance in the dining or living room.

    7. Fill a blank wall with a mix of photos and art; plan your gallery wall with paper before you stick nails in the wall.

    8. Tack laminate floorboards to the wall to create a farmhouse-style backsplash.

    9. Frame your bathroom mirror to give your simple bathroom a little oomph.

    10. Convert your recessed lighting to hanging pendants that are trendy AF and cast a brighter glow.

    11. Paint a piece of plywood to create a brand new headboard that really pops.

    12. Use a criss-crossed trim to give a bare wall a whole lot of style.

    13. Remove a dated backsplash with a hammer and putty knife and replace it with stick-on tiles.

    14. Re-caulk cracks in your baseboards.

    15. Freshen up the paint on a chipped staircase.

    16. Make a bulletin board that covers half the wall.