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.

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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Easy DIY Coffee Log

Interior decoration trends does not focus on only one thing therefore people come across a great variety of ideas and objects. One of them is represented by the coffee tables, an indispensable item from any household. If some people concentrate on more modern, even futuristic tables, with the latest synthetic materials, others decide to incorporate in their design basic natural elements in their simplest form.

This project is about a simple log transformed into a coffee table. After cutting the log in the desired height all you  have to do is let it sit out for a few days to see if it has any bugs, if the proves to be clean  mount on the bottom of the log a set of wheels for moving it easily around the house. Basically the only tools used was a simple screwdriver. Well, that’s about it.

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DIY Curtain- tree branches

Curtains are a must have in any interior design. It doesn’t really matter if the interior is cutting edge modern or if is more traditional-inspired. Despite the fact that these simple items look very good they provide also a great amount of privacy, keeping our private life far away from the people’s eye. Curtains were always a subject of great debates between different family members and most of the time women win this battle. Let’s take a look at this unique way to hang a curtain, hoping that nobody will fight over it.

The materials are simple, curtains, some fairly straight branches, but big enough to support the curtain’s weight, gardening loppers, some sand paper a saw and some screws. Start by selecting the branches to match the curtain length and a few extra inches for the margins, then trim all the tiny twigs so you’ll be able later on to slide de curtain. Sand a little bit the trimmed branch but not to ruin its natural look, sand them so nothing would cling into them.

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Stylish and modern hallway ceiling makeover

Whenever you feel like your home needs a makeover or that a certain part of it could use some changes, don’t hesitate to search the internet. There are lots of articles that will give you plenty of ideas. This one for example will show you how to make your hallway ceiling modern and attractive. This ceiling used to be simple but also boring. It didn’t express much. Tat was until the owner decided to do something about it. The idea was to create a simple graphic pattern using tape.

The whole project was completed in a few hours. An hour should be for preparations, two for painting and two more for waiting for the paint to dry. At the end you’ll need around 10 minutes to clean and take off the tape. This is probably the best part. As for the budges, it was almost zero. That’s because the owner already had some paint, tape and all the painting supplies. You don’t need many supplies anyway, just lots of painter’s tape, a paintbrush, a roller brush and, of course, some paint. It can be any color you want. In this case the owner opted for a subtle contrast between white and gray.

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Minimalist and modern DIY coffee table

When you either can’t find the thing that you’re looking for or it’s just too expensive for you to buy it, there’s always another option: make one by yourself. This is a coffee table made from parts taken from other pieces of furniture. It features a very beautiful design, minimalist and modern just how the coffee tables in the shops are.

This particular coffee table is made from doors and drawer fronts taken from a storage unit with legs from another piece. All the owner had to do is add some screws and glue and it was done. Well, it wasn’t exactly that simple. Here’s the whole story. The owners of this apartment were looking for a suitable coffee table for their home. They already knew what they wanted but finding something to fit their description was difficult. After a while they decided to take matters into their own hands.

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Chic handrail for the basement stairway

Here’s something that we all use and yet to almost never stop to think about it. It’s the handrail from the stairway. In this case, it was a necessary addition to a basement stairway. It’s a matter of safety and since it had to be done, why not do something stylish at the same time?

Even though it doesn’t seem like a very complicated project, there were some things that made it difficult. One of them was the very narrow space that didn’t allow the installation of a regular handrail. Then there was the issue of style. Safety is important but this shouldn’t exclude all the other elements. Here are the materials used for this project: a lot of Kvartal ceiling fittings, plexiglas tubes, an LED strip and an usual set of tools.

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Transform an old chair into an unusual planter

I suppose you all have many old pieces of furniture thrown away in your home’s attic or in the basement, because you can not give them up thanks to their sentimental value. Don’t worry there is still a solution for this problem. You can come up with an ingenious idea to use these pieces of furniture in another way, than the initial one. For example, I can show you how to do yourself an unusual planter of an old chair.  First of all, you will need the old chair.

Buy some paint, a net, a fabric for plants and some soil then, start your new project! First of all, you have to paint your chair, because you want it to look new. As an option, you can use some rubber to make the pot more hermetically close, then put some net and soil inside. Now, it’s your choice: you can plant some beautiful, colored flowers, or some plants, to make your decoration look more alive, then water them.

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