DIY Projects

Read all about what you can build for your home, how you can upcycle or repurpose an item, or when it’s beneficial to turn a generic piece into a beautiful, customized item that you’ll love forever. This DIY section is full of helpful how-tos and creative ideas for everyone, from people who were born with a hammer in their hands to those who break a sweat at the thought of picking up a paintbrush. You’re sure to find a project that will make your home happy.

Inside painted bottles

Previously we have seen how to make your own vases by painting them on the outside. Now it’s time to create ourselves another type of painted bottle. We are going to paint in on the inside, which is a little more complicate, to make it resemble with a milk bottle. To make sure your work will be successful completed, you just need to follow a few steps.

First of all, you must prepare your materials, which will be some glass bottles, 6 oz acrylic or latex paint, 2 mixing cups, a syringe and a chopstick. Pour the paint into the mixing cup and mix it. Fill about one inch of the syringe with this paint. Until now it looks easy, but now comes the hard part. Try to hit with the syringe a straight line of paint on one whole side of the bottle without letting any spaces. If you missed, refill the syringe and repeat the process.


Elegantly reupholstered mid-century sofa

This is a beautiful mid-century sofa that got a dramatic makeover. It was purchased by a young couple that needed a sofa for their new home. Neither of them had one so they started looking for a cozy sofa they could take home. They spend a lot of time looking for one in shops but they had no luck. They were looking for a sofa with a modern look but with the comfort that old-school sofas used to offer. You can’t really find something like that anymore.

As a result, they decided to make a change of plans. Instead of looking for a new sofa they decided to just purchase an old and give it a makeover. They ended up with a bunch of granny furniture piece such as old chairs, an ottoman and a loveseat. They also got an eight-cushion sofa. They wanted to reupholster it themselves but it was just too big of a project. They found some professionals willing to turn their granny sofa into a modern and fresh piece of furniture for their new home.


Top 15 DIY Key Holders & Racks For Your Home

To get access anywhere you need a key. Someone told me once that everything opens with the right key. For those of you who put their keys everywhere and don’t find them when you need them the most I’m going to present you some interesting ways to put your keys, and never lose them again. The need for a key holder is a real fact in our modern life. We have car keys, keys form our homes, office and so on. Losing them would be a disaster in a tight situation and that is why you should take seriously into consideration having a special place for your keys.

DIY Vintage Keys Frame.

One of my favorite key holder looks very much like a picture. Your keys are the stars in this wonderful setting. Imagine a wonderful vintage frame with small hooks to support your keys. It’s even possible to do it yourself when you have a few free minutes. All you need is a nice frame and hooks. Then, like a picture, hand the support to be at hand every time you leave or get home.{found on purplecarrot}.


Colorfully upholstered folding chairs

These are just common folding chairs, the kind that everyone has in their home or at least knows someone who does. The chairs are not upholstered so it might get a little uncomfortable to use for longer periods of time. It seems like a great idea to make them more comfortable while also adding some color. It’s exactly the project we’re going to analyze in this article. We’re going to see how you to can upholster these nice folding chairs.

It’s not a difficult project, it doesn’t take much time and it doesn’t cost a lot. It will take you about one hour to upholster a chair and the price is $20 including the chair. Here’s what you’ll need for this project: slatted folding chairs, fabric scraps, foam for the seat and 1’’ foam for the back, Dacron, spray adhesive, stapler and staples, a double welt cord or gimp, a hot glue gun and glue, scissors and pliers in case you need to remove some staples.


How to make an entry mirror

Have you ever thought that the door occupies space that could be exploited in a more useful or aesthetical way? Then why not transforming your door in a mirror, for example? The process is very simple and it contains a few clear steps.

First of all you should make your own frame for the mirror from wood and assemble it with glue and clamps. When the glue is dry, sand the mirror frame with 120-grit followed by 220-grit sandpaper. Then glue the filler strips around the perimeter of the back with the edges flush. After that you should use a mirror adhesive to secure the mirror into the recess created by the back assembly filler strips. Want more? Let’s attach a shelf!


Easy DIY Terrarium

As we accustom our readers, here we try to reveal secrets and ideas about a great variety of things. DIY projects are an important part of our uninterrupted quest for answers. Lets now take a look at a very simple project with simple tools and materials. You can create a planter from almost anything, as this example over here proves it. To do this on your own you will need: a glass container, some gravel, dirt, twigs and some little plants to grow there.

First, put the gravel at the bottom of the recipient about a half a centimeter thick, then get some dirt from another plants or from the garden if you have one and press it until it mimics the earth density and texture. Then to cover the top of the cup, get some moss, clear all the dirt and put in water until little new roots appear. Fit a small plant in the ensemble and make sure that its roots pass the moss  and touch the soil.


Make your own Wooden Floor Mat

We are all different and most of us are happy about it. We try to make it even more visible by being original both at home and in public. Here’s a simple way of distinguishing yourself from everyone else right from the entrance. Greet your guests with this colorful wooden mat.You can make it yourself and it’s not even so difficult.

The parts can be crafted using simple tools but it would all go faster and easier if you would use a drill press for the 76 holes. Let’s see the steps you’ll need to take for this project. First cut 1’’ x 2’’ boards into 4 pieces. Sand the faces and the edges of each board with sandpaper and cut them into 9’’ long pieces. Sand the edges. You should also consider making extra piece in case you make some mistakes. All the pieces need to be cut to identical lengths.


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