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.

Amazing steel army boxes transformation

To demonstrate to each and every one  of you that with a bit of imagination we can transform everything in something I’m going to show you a very unique way to create  storage units for your household. These green boxes are actually army boxes used to store ammunition and other military equipment. Paulina Arcklin saw a great potential in them and she decided to buy several military destined items and to transform them into a great furnishing. Among the 6 boxes she also ordered  5 military tables.

To make these items suit her needs and desires she painted them two times , once with  a white undercoated and once with a white gloss.  The robust military items worked out perfectly and the result can be seen in her stylish home.  Perhaps this situation is unique, because I didn’t heard any other people to buy military items and to integrate them in their homes as usual , common objects destined for our daily tasks and needs.


How to make your own stencil pillow

We are all good to do at least one thing, but not all of us are good when it comes to make all sorts of things we need in our houses. Only some of us are lucky and creative enough and thus succeed to spend less money. Still, the Stencil Pillow does not seem too difficult to make.According to the steps that we have to follow, we do not need too many things: a blank pillow cover, some cardboard, a letter stencil, a fabric maker.

Besides, we should have the desire to do it with our own hands and to know exactly what we want to write. I think the message on the pillow in the picture is one of the best definitions: “We are all a little weird and life’s s little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love” (Dr. Seus).


From Usual Brown Wooden Chairs To Modern Storage Ideas

We all have objects around the house that either don’t match anything or they are old and deteriorated. An answer to throwing them away is to use them for another purpose, than they were designed for. Old wooden chairs are the most found objects in any household and they are always interfering with our daily duties from time to time. Paulina Arcklin, decided on day to use them as a storage unit. As we can see in these pictures, he painted them in white and attached some white sacks from H&M to achieve the actual storage unit.

Now, those revived chairs are part of the interior and play an important role in the setting because they are responsible for storing glows , towels, hats and so on. Before the crazy idea of turning these old, used items into  something that could really be used, the couple tried to stack them on of each other or to combine them in a crazy looking game of Tetris.


Best 22 diy easy and cheap mason jar projects

A Mason jar is just a glass jar used in canning to preserve food. It was invented and  patented by John Landis Mason back in 1858 , that is why is called a Mason jar.  Thanks to their durability and the fact that they come in a variety of sizes as well in wide-mouth ( 3 inch diameter) this object  is still used today for its original purpose but also it’s the subject for many DIY projects.   You will see in the next few presented projects the variety of tasks it can perform.

The idea of using these jars to create something unique done by your own hand  is not recent, because since ever people had these objects around the house, and in a hurry, used them  as a vase ,  or as a storage unit for cocking ingredients and so on. Let’s take a look at some amazing DIY projects with Mason Jars.


Cozy bachelor loft makeover

Bachelor lofts, despite their bad reputation, can be surprisingly cozy and inviting. They need a lot of work to be done for that but it’s possible. This is the perfect example to illustrate this idea. This used to be a cold and empty bachelor apartment. All that changed when it got a much-deserved makeover. Let’s see how that went.

The loft got a completely new look in just 1.5 months. The cost was $17K. The designer decided to focus on texture and color. The colors used are very masculine, industrial and bright. Still, the décor is warm and very inviting. As for the furniture, it was mainly custom designed. The pieces have been crafted from recycled parts. The designer opted for this type of materials in order to obtain an industrial look. However, the overall look still needed to be warm and cozy. That problem was solved using tarnished and rusted metals, old ceiling tins and various wood types.


Diy An Anthropologie Inspired Deerhead Pillow

Popular homemade projects have always been about changing the look of something or even creating a whole new thing from scratch. In the holiday season an item that comes in handy is the pillow. Close to us especially by night these simple objects gain more and more attention from those who want more than a simple common object. Because they are so personal and so close to our bodies pillows are the simplest way to express  feelings  or to send a certain message.

There are numerous ways to do this, and as a consequence there are now heart shaped pillow, pillows with written messages, or animal shaped pillows, etc, but if you really want an original piece, why don’t you do it yourself. After all, who knows better what message you want to transmit than yourself?  You can start by downloading a picture from the internet and cut a pattern, in this case, a deer head pattern.


Another Diy cute heart pillow

If you have some free time and you feel like your house needs to be freshen  up a little bit.   You can try to design your own pillow. Both functional and aesthetic these objects can be a at hand any time. To do a project like this you will need some sewing skills and of course materials .Pillows aren’t that demanding and you only need some fabric to make the pillow case and something to fill it up.

From now on its simple, just cut the fabric into the desired shape and fill it up and with a sewing machine close the gaps. Of, course this is the simplest way do to it, but  if you decide to do something like this it’s going to be more complicated than that.  The design of the pillow is only limited by your imagination and,  if you really want  it to look good start adding new fabrics, cut geometrical forms, add a splash of color and texture and so on. Play with it and in the same time relax and create an unique piece to complete your  bedroom.


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