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.

How to make a garden for fun

The inspiration for this article was one written by a mother and wife who shared her incredible gardening experience. Everyone who has a house with a garden should try to create his own garden, not only for the healthy eating habits that will follow, but also for the fun of building it. It will be an activity hard to forget and you will also eel useful by creating something that you will be able to use later.

It is fun to involve all your family or friends in such an activity because it will be a good pretext to spend some quality time together and to do it outside, in your litter corner of nature. The most fun part is that you’ll get to plant anything you want. If you don’t know what to plant, just think about what you like the most to eat, but start with something easy, such as mixed lettuces, radicchio, spinach, ping pong radishes or cupid tomatoes. After the first experience you may try also something harder, such as seed plants.

Chic chair makeover

This chair used to sit alone and sad in a garage for a few months. There wasn’t much anyone could do with it since it was so old and it had and ugly and outdated upholstery. However, the reason why the chair was bought in the first place was because its new owners thought it had potential.

The chair was old but it had a nice frame. It was still strong and durable despite the age and it also had a nice shape that deserved to be appreciated. However, the upholstery it had was not the way to go. That’s why the chair was in bad need of a makeover. Its owner decided to give it a more modern and chic look. The project was quite simple. The frame was already in good shape so all it needed was some new and fresh paint.


Spring Neon Vases by DIY

I love rainbows, flowers, balloons and anything with a flashy color. I like to be surrounded by happy colors because they determine my mood. But you can’t use flashy colors for anything. Flashy walls can tire your eyes and are risky as design if you’re not a specialist. But thank god there are accessories! These ones you can color in any way you want, without fearing you will make a mistake.

One idea of colorful accessories for your homes is given by DIY and goes well with the outdoor spring. If there is joy in nature, let it also be in your house! The accessories we are talking about are Spring Neon Vases and are very easy to make. The most fun part is that you’ll get to do it on your own or with a little help from your friends.

The things you’ll need are a beer box carrier, filled with beers, a spray paint primer, spray paint in desired colors and wallpapers for protecting the area where you’re about to work. First step: empty the bottles. You may drink the 6 beers for more creativity. Just kidding! Second step: clean the bottles with worm water and soap and let them dry. Third step: apply the primer paint on the bottles and let it dry. Fourth step: apply the wanted colors on the bottles and the box. And voila, you have made on your own, one hell of an accessory!{found on machemag}.

Easy drip painted planters

There’s a time in life when you feel tired of all the predefined products and you want something more personalized. This is why some started to decorate their clothes, houses or gardens with hand-made accessories. This is a good idea also for improving your imagination or for making time pass faster. You may also work with friends, spending some fun quality time together. But there are busy persons who can’t afford the luxury of taking a break just to paint something on their own.

Why shouldn’t they also benefit of the beauty of a unique hand-made or hand-painted object? The funny part is that most o the time great ideas come by accident. This is how DIY, one of IKEA’s daughters, came with the idea of drip painted planters. It seems that the idea came from a mistake, but the result sure is astonishing.


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}.


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