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.

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.


Fresh and fun wardrobe makeover

Not everyone prefers to buy their furniture straight from the shop. Some people would rather customize, personalize or even make their own furniture. This is the story of a wardrobe that used to look sad and empty until it was turned into this lovely and colorful unit. It now has more character and its own identity.The unit was transformed in two days and the cost was only $20. The original piece had the right size and shape but it didn’t look very attractive.

After Diana bought this piece she also got a big pot of green paint. However, just painting the wardrobe didn’t seem to be enough for Diana. So she decided to also add some small holes and then some extra color and also to embroider a pattern onto the doors of the unit.


Pleated heart pillow

As the holiday season approaches, we all think about getting presents to the loved ones. But finding the right gift may be sometimes a really challenging task, not to mention the time and money spent. An interesting thing would be to create something on your own, especially if the person you’re thinking about is picky. In that way you can make a long lasting item that will be appreciated. In this case over here a pillow with a red heart in the middle  was crafted with care and love for the special days that are coming next.

So if you decide to do such an item , there are a few thing  you should know before.  Beside of the fabrics needed for your design, you will also need something to fill up the pillow, a sewing machine and of course some skills and additional tools . This inner heart is made out of  multiple strips of fabric. You don’t have to be rocket scientist to fold and cut some pieces of fabric. Ok, so far so good, next comes the tricky part.


Molly’s stylish dresser makeover

You might be familiar with this dresser design. It’s the IKEA Rast dresser and has a very simple design, perfect for DIY makeover projects. Because it’s so simple, the dresser is like a blank canvas that be basically turned into a piece of art with nothing but some inspiration and some basic materials.

This particular dresser got a very stylish makeover. The piece belongs to Molly who wasn’t quite happy with the way the dresser looked. Also, she felt like she could do a nice job remodeling it so she didn’t waste any time and got to work. She wanted a chic look for her new dresser. She planned on including it in the dining room so it had to look presentable. In order to do that, Molly decided to take maters into her own hands. She took this lovely dresser, very beautiful, strong and durable but without an eye-catching design.


Fun and creative dress boys for the bedroom

The term dress boy’s is not something most people are familiar with. Apparently they define a unit for draping cloths and it’s made of half of an old chair. It sounds interesting so we decided to investigate some more. Since we have the habit of leaving our cloths on the floor or laying around everywhere, such an invention would be a very practical addition to the bedroom. This is DIY project that will show how to make your own dress boys for your bedroom.

Here are the materials you’ll need for this project: 2 chairs (any wooden chair you don’t mind sawing in half), cleat, glue, screws, drill, circular saw and paint. You will have to sacrifice the chairs but at the end you’ll have a creative and functional addition to your bedroom that will help you keep your cloths organized and your room clean. You can either go with a modern look or with a more antique design. It all depends on the type of chairs you choose and the paint you add after that.


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