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 black guest bedroom makeover

Most people believe that bright colors are more relaxing than dark ones. However, this is only true in some cases. When it comes to specific areas of the house, sometimes darker is better. In the case of the bedroom for example, bright colors can be beautiful but not as relaxing as other tones. We have the perfect example to illustrate that idea.This bedroom recently got a complete makeover. It used to be nice but not as cozy and stylish as it is now. The most drastic change was probably the color of the walls. The bedroom used to have pale yellow walls. It wasn’t the best choice for this room. At one point it started to look old. As a result, the owner agreed on a drastic change. The far wall has been painted black. This has a great impact right from the entrance.

The rest of the walls have been painted white. This way a very nice and strong contrast is created. Also, the black wall has a window and this further attenuates the impact the dark color has on the décor. I personally believe that darker colors are better for the bedroom. This way it’s easier to enjoy a good night sleep while not waking up surrounded by whiteness.

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Chic and easy DIY laundry hamper

Sometimes it’s impossible to find the exact thing that you’re looking for. For example, if you want a laundry hamper that’s cheap, sturdy and stylish, all at the same time, you’ll probably have to make it yourself. Luckily we’re here to help.First let’s see which are the materials that you’ll need for this project. You’ll need to have a wood circle, galvanized steel wire fencing, casters, screws and washers and optionally some wood stain or paint and some polyurethane. The hamper that we will help you make has a beautiful vintage design inspired by the pieces from the 60s.

The project is actually quite simple. The best part that it will only cost you around $20 and after that you’ll have a lovely container for your laundry. It might be difficult to find a wood circle. If you don’t have any luck at the hardware store you can always improvise and maybe use a round table top.

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Ideal solution of organizing different things

At a certain point, each of us has the problem of not finding a certain thing exactly when we need it, no matter what that object is. Usually it happens because we are always on the run, very busy or because we do not organize our things as we should. DYI found a solution for these problems: simple and at ease: the wooden drawers that will organize your space better than you would have thought and in a short time. Why are these drawers so special? They are actually made of 3 wooden boxes, 4 pieces of wood, screwdriver, a ruler and a pencil. It depends only on you where you need them, in your garage, in your home office or in the kitchen.

There is nothing complicated about the drawers and if you follow the right steps and really want to organize your space, you can make the drawers on your own. DIY drawers follow the idea of simplicity and as long as you want to save yourself from the trouble of not finding things when you need them, maybe you should adopt this solution.

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Creative fabric letter accessories

Lately we’ve been presenting you several creative DIY projects involving decorative pillows. This time we have something similar and yet completely different. Today we’re going to show you how to make fabric letters. Here are the materials that you’ll need: 8″ letters of your choice, some fabric of your choice, a sharpie/pen, a hot glue gun, glue sticks, sharp scissors and padding.Unlike the project with the pillows, this one is neither fast nor easy. The results are very satisfying.However, I doubt you would want to start all over again after you finish it. Be prepared for a time consuming project that requires a lot of patience. Now to show you the steps you’ll need to take. First trace your letters onto the padding.

Then you need to cut your padding about an inch around your traced line so you have enough to wrap onto sides.Next apply hot glue to the padding and pull tight to wrap it around the sides. Then repeat steps 1 to 3 using fabric instead of padding. It would be easier to glue the face of the letter first and then the sides. Also, you need to use a different fabric for the sides. You can always change the design if you prefer something else. Now glue the strips of fabric on the sides of the letters.

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Chic DIY monogram pillow

Monograms used to be very fashionable. Nowadays they are just a way of decorating things but they can be used creatively if you use your imagination. This is a project that will show you how to make a monogram pillow. Pillows are always useful. Whether you use them as decorative items or you actually use them for comfort, they need to look beautiful.

The monograms are a great way of adding a personal touch to your pillows. For this project you can use any type or size of pillows you want.You’ll need some fabric, a pillow form, a sheet of felt, fabric glue, coordinating thread and a sewing machine. It’s a simple and fun project and at the end you’ll have your own personalized pillow. You can create the monogram on the computer using simple programmes such as word. It’s very easy. Just pick the font you like and choose the dimensions. Then print it on paper.

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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.

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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).

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