Each time we found a house that we thought might work but needed a little love, I would check Pinterest to see if there was a tutorial that I could fix it myself. (I may have an overblown sense of DIY confidence.) The house we landed on is perfectly move-in ready and I am a teeny bit disappointed not to get to prove my skills.
  1. Stain or paint banisters
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    Easy-peasy and so dramatic!
  2. Paint a two-story wall
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    You can rent really tall ladder, right?
  3. Remove wallpaper
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    Yeah. I've removed wallpaper before. There is no easy way. It's the worst.
  4. Paint bathroom tile
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    You can! Turns out you need a ventilating mask and not to live in your house for a few days as every review I read mentioned that the fumes were awful.
  5. Cover bathroom tile with beadboard
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    In case the tile painting went badly.
  6. Whitewash a brick fireplace and build a mantle
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    Seems pretty straight forward.
  7. Put up crown molding
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    I'm good at math. Just need to buy a mitre saw and then I can make my own picture frames, too.
  8. Build shelves in a closet
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    This always made me think of BBC Pride & Prejudice with "Shelves in the closet. Happy thought indeed." I think Lady Catherine DeBurgh would approve.
  9. Decorate a weird space that was something between an entryway and a living room
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    I'm sure mine would look just like this!
  10. Decorate a really tall wall
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    I'm still not sure about this one.