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.

DIY two-toned lampshades

There are lots of things you can create on your own that would look lovely in your home. With time and patience and some supplies you can turn your home into an original and unique space with lots of creative and personalized decorations. Today we’re going to show to make your own two-toned lampshades.It’s a very simple project that will only take 10 minutes to complete. Here are the steps you’ll need to take in order to complete it. First you’ll need to suspend your lampshade outdoors and tape off the cord with painter’s tape. This is necessary because otherwise you would end up painting the walls everything else near the lamp. Then use spray paint and start with the lighter color. Spray from top to bottom and let it dry completely.

After it’s dry apply a second coat of paint, also spraying from top to bottom. After this one id dry as well, tape off the bottom rim to prevent colors from dripping. Then repeat the process, this time with the darker color you have chosen. Wait till it’s completely dry and you’re done.You can basically use as many colors as you want.

You can also opt for a minimalist look and only use one color. Te choice is yours. You could also get creative and add some patterns or drawings to the lamp, but only if you feel really talented. As you see, it’s a very simple project. We said it would only take 10 minutes and that wasn’t completely fair. It’s true that it takes 10 minutes to apply the paint but you would also have to wait a while for it to dry and that takes time as well. Anyway, we hope you liked our project and that it inspired you to make your own decorations.{found on chatelaine}.

Inspiring budget-friendly apartment makeover

Usually we present only parts of the house that have been renovated, such as the bedroom, the bathroom or the kitchen. This time, however, we found an entire apartment that got a surprising and inspiring makeover and we decided to share it with you. This is a small city apartment and it recently got a new interior design thanks to Niamh from Seek Design.The whole apartment was renovated in just 2 weeks. The cost of the whole project was $9000. So it’s not just impressive in terms of time of results but also because it was all possible with such a small budget. The cost of the renovation excluded a sofa and a chair that the clients already possessed.

The budget served to repair the entire apartment. It got repaired walls, doors and it also served to give some furniture pieces a makeover.The bathroom and kitchen wall tiles were also changed and new appliances were bought. The kitchen cupboards were repaired, the living room got new flooring and new furniture and the entire apartment got new blinds and curtains.

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The warm glow of a lamp

When you decide to change a classic object and try to make it look good, there is the possibility that not everybody likes it. In this case, the result is satisfactory and the child that will use the new lamp will definitely like it better than he did before. What Merrilee of Mer Mag did actually was to find a way to transform a classic lamp into a colorful one and at the same time, give the room a punch of color. How did she do it? With the help of a bright yellow spray paint, she turned it into a beacon of light.

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Valentine’s day iron-on pillowcase transfers

We’re getting closer and closer to Valentine’s Day so we though we would show you a simple, fun and romantic project that you can make for your special one. It’s a set of iron-in pillowcase transfers that together spell “U COMPLETE ME”. It’s a cliché but when it’s true it becomes sweet and romantic.

The best is that you can create those by yourself. You just need to print the file onto iron-on transfer paper and adhere them to the pillowcases. It’s a simple but very nice gesture that will not go unnoticed. Here are the items that you’ll need for this project: two pillowcases, iron-on transfer paper, color printer, scissors, iron (no steam).

First start by printing the model onto transfer paper. Then cut out carefully around the text. Make sure you leave the letters attached with a small amount of the transfer paper. The text will be printed backwards so don’t be alarmed. Next lay the pillowcases out on a flat surface and line the words on the pillowcases with the paper-backing facing up. Make sure the text is straight and centered before ironing.
Once you’re done iron the text following the directions inside the iron-on transfer paper packaging. Wait two minutes after that and carefully remove the paper backing. And now it’s over. You have two beautiful pillows for you and your loved one. It’s a simple but fun project. Moreover, the thought that you’re making this for your loved one should give you extra patience.{foud on creaturecomfortsblog}.

Five Inspired DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas

In two weeks time people celebrate Valentine’s Day. It is the celebration of love, the moment when you may see many lovers walking hand in hand in the park, a day when everybody wants to declare their love and when you have that feeling that love is in the air.If you want to manifest yourself in your own way for this holiday you have many options. Here are five easy DIY ideas which refer to different decorative objects or they even become gifts for this special occasion.

The first idea refers to a cute DIY Paper Heart Garland. It reminds of one of my gifts for my dear husband which I prepared last year. I wanted to create something personal and special, which can fit the symbols of this holiday and represent our love at the same time. I made some paper red hearts of various sizes and I wrote our love story as a poem on each of these hearts.

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Cozy home in a garage transformation

For most of us, the garage is like a home for our cars. However, some people get more creative. Seattle-based artist, designer, and welder Michelle de la Vega decided to turn this garage into a lovely and very practical little house. It was a 250 square foot garage and she managed to turn it into a cozy and inviting mini home.

Because it was a small and unconventional space, most of the furniture had to be custom made for this new house. Some of them were salvaged by Michelle or repurposed. It was obvious that this is not a simple or common project. Unusual methods and ideas had to be used and it all started with the decision to turn the garage into a home.

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25 diy ways of using rope for a vintage look

Rope is such a simple and apparently rough item, yet it can help create some really interesting looks if used creatively. In this article we’re going to present you 25 ways in which you can use rope to create vintage elements for your home. They are all simple and yet to create and they all involve rope.

1. Rope wrapped bar stools

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