HGTV’s Shane Duffy Explains How Anyone Can Become A Home Improvement ‘DIY-Er’

If you’re a DIY beginner and you’re not sure where to start, Shane Duffy has a few easy project recommendations. First, he says painting is one of the simplest ways to update your home. “Painting is easy, and anybody can do it,” he told “The barriers to entry to painting are just getting a paintbrush and a roller and doing it.” Another easy project? Building wooden pallet furniture, like a bed frame or an outdoor bench, which he demonstrated on Fox News. This could easily be done by stacking the pallets and connecting them with screws.

Once you’ve mastered some of these easy projects, you can then move on to harder ones, like feature walls. “When it comes to more skilled crafts, for example, doing a slat wall, like a wood feature wall, you’re going to have to invest in some tools,” he explained. However, he added, “If you don’t have the tools, you can do that feature wall with wallpaper or paint.” He also showed how to create a cement feature wall, which involved priming the wall and applying the cement with a putty knife. “If you want to tackle this project, don’t feel intimidated, it’s not that hard,” he said (via Instagram).

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