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On our most recent road trip, my husband and I made a loooooooong list of things we want to do around the house. It’s long – like really long. From simple stuff like painting the back door more complicated stuff like painting all of our kitchen cabinets and ripping out all of our front bushes, there’s a lot we want to do and not much time to do it. Really, the only time we have to do stuff around the house is during the weekends so we make sure to maximize our time by getting stuff done and spending time with our family.
Do you like to make it happen on the weekends too? The MOTRIN® Brand is here to support women who thrive on a busy lifestyle. They want them to be the best they can in all of their roles: career leader, best mom ever, caring friend and impeccable designer – to name a few!
May is National Home Improvement Month and the MOTRIN® Brand has partnered with actress and mom, Jennie Garth, to provide tips on how to “Make It Happen,” when it comes to DIY projects during the weekend. Jennie’s tips include:
Take care of yourself! DIY projects can be tough. I keep MOTRIN® products close to my tool belt for those inevitable aches and pains. I’ve also learned that it’s important to warm up and stretch prior to and after any big projects. You wouldn’t hit the gym without stretching, so why would you start a physically demanding DIY project without a little prep-work?
Paint, Paint, Paint! A fresh coat of paint goes a long way. I recently brought some old, sad looking chairs back to life with a fresh coat of pink paint. It’s a great way to salvage something that holds a special place in your heart but that maybe looks a little dated. And since it’s just paint, you can go a little crazy and try bold, fun colors because if you don’t like it, you can always repaint!
Create a Mock-up. Be meticulous about measuring and laying things out with craft paper or tape before starting a project! Before I build anything for my home I create a paper cutout of the piece and tape it to the wall or the floor so I can see how it will fill the space. Better to do it that way first than build or buy something that won’t fit in your home. This is also a great way to involve your kids and teach them how to use a ruler or tape measure.
Make Your Own Knobs! It may seem like a small thing, but by changing the knobs on your cabinets or dressers you can create a whole new vibe for a space. Look at craft and fabric stores for interesting materials to attach to flat or rounded knobs with strong glue and you can truly personalize your piece of furniture. It is easy to do and relatively inexpensive and can really add a POP to your storage.
Just Add Wallpaper – Add a colorful and expressive piece of wallpaper or decorative craft paper to the back of a medicine cabinet or bookshelf to spice up the space and add an element of surprise to an otherwise basic piece of furniture. This is easy to do and will make you smile every time you open that cabinet or grab a book from the shelf. You can use leftover wallpaper you already have, or visit a craft store to find a huge selection of options.
A Little Wire Goes a Long Way – One of my favorite projects in my house was creating a space for my jewelry. I bought some simple, inexpensive wire at the hardware store and strung it along a wall in my closet to display my jewelry. That way it’s all neatly spread out in front of me when I’m getting ready in the morning. I can see all of my options and it takes the scramble out of my morning routine.
Don’t Buy Artwork – Create Your Own! Create meaningful artwork that reflects your personality and life. It’s much cheaper than purchasing works from a gallery and it will really say something about you. Just grab a canvas at an art supply store and have fun! This is another great project to do with the kids.
Jennie has some GREAT tips! I’ve already added some things to our already long list because of her ideas. I think some artwork that my kids have created would be great in our basement and I can’t wait to make some custom knobs for my twins dresser. I’ve also been secretly wanting to wallpaper a wall in their room – maybe I’ll take the plunge?!
MOTRIN® Make It Happen Weekends Infographic
Check out this interesting infographic on how women are spending their weekends!
MOTRIN® Make It Happen Weekends on Facebook
The MOTRIN® Brand invites all of the unstoppable women out there to join in and celebrate Monday as a day of triumph by sharing how they “Make It Happen” over the weekend! They can share with us how they “Make It Happen” on the weekends when it comes to home, fitness, fashion and family by visiting the MOTRIN® Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Motrin) on Mondays for a chance to win a one-on-one session with actress Jennie Garth.
All unstoppable women are also invited to share their #MakeItHappen weekend moments on Instagram.
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*Go to the MOTRIN® Facebook page on Mondays and let them know how you made it happen over the weekend. You could win a one-on-one session with Jennie Garth in L.A. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 21 years or older. Enter Contest on 5/11/15. For Official Rules, including prize descriptions, visit http://bit.ly/MotrinMIHRules. Void where prohibited.
How do YOU make it happen on the weekends?