9 Easy and Fun Projects to Beat the Winter Blues!

Do the Winter Blues have you feeling down? Try these fun projects to freshen up your house and beat the Winter Blues!

Bring New Color To Your Walls

If you're going to spend most of the winter months inside your house, then you better like what you see! If you have any walls that you think could be improved, then do it! One of the best ways to bring out a room is to give it a new backdrop. White is a hot color right now, but so are deeper tones such as the Ben Moore Color of the Year, Shadow. You don't need to repaint the whole house, but a few beautiful new walls could really liven the place up!

It's no secret that we LOVE Benjamin Moore here at Koopman. Their dedication to working with family owned, local companies, and their commitnment to quality is something that can never be understated. So consider them before you start your next paint project!
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Get a Handle on Your Doors

Each door in your house is a greeting into the next room. If the greeting is a bit lackluster, the room might begin to feel that way as well.  You don't even need to install an entire new door to brighten up that doorway! Give it a nice new coat of paint, replace the handle, or even just grease up those squeaky hinges and you'll notice that the doors look, feel, and even sound better!

Make an Herb Garden Ladder

Lean-to and step ladders are hot right now. From bathrooms to closets, they're being used as great looking storage everywhere. But what if we took that, and used it to store our indoor herb garden? It takes no thyme at all to set up, and is a great looking way to add some spice to a room!

Reinvent the Lightbulb

One way to really brighten up a room is to change the lighting. Edison bulbs are a great looking showpiece and give any room a nice look. If you're looking for something closer to that old incandescent warmth, Check out Finally™ Light Bulbs. Their Acandescent™ Technology perfectly imitates the incandescent glow and will really brighten up your space!

Learn how to make a Mason Jar Pendant Light Here!

Make a "Splash" in your Kitchen!

A kitchen backsplash is a great way to add a new splash of life to your kitchen. Installing a kitchen backsplash is easier than you think! Choose your favorite styles and install it in just a week by reading our easy-to-follow guide here! You can take care of everything except the sealant in an afternoon, and the sealant will be ready to apply by the week's end. Minimal interruption to your daily routine for a GREAT looking result!

Organize Your Closet

The closet can be a scary place. When things start to go awry it can be hard to remember what you wanted your closet to look like. With a little persistence, you can bring even the darkest and messiest of closets back to life! Adding shelving, shoe racks, and storage bins can look good, and clean up your closet with ease!

Spruce up Your Floors!

Have wooden floors? Consider refinishing them with a liquid floor refinisher. Liquid floor refinishing isn't tough, but it does take a bit of time. It's worth it, though, for the awesome look you'll get!

If you've always wanted some nice hardwood floor, but could never justify the expense, consider getting some laminated wood finish flooring at your local Koopman Lumber! It's much cheaper than real hardwood, looks great, and is easier to maintain. A true win-win-win!

Install Crown Molding

Crown molding is in. This trim can add a regal finish to any room, and is easy to install. Add this to a sitting room or a dining room to instantly create a sense of elegance. Don't get intimidated by the thought of those tricky corners. With a good miter saw and by double checking your cut lines you can have it installed in no time! Crown molding looks great, and adds nice value to your home should you ever sell!

Make a Writing Surface Anywhere with Chalkboard and Whiteboard Paint!

There's a reason that kids always try to write on the walls: it's fun! Use Whiteboard Paint or Chalkboard Paint on a surface that you want to draw on and have a handy, cleanable surface anywhere! Try it on walls, desks, counters, refrigerators, and anything else you can think of!