DIY Projects

Whether you were born with a hammer in your hand or whether you’re scared of even picking up a paintbrush, it doesn’t matter because here you’ll find a wide selection of DIY projects and how to tips, varying from extra easy to complex. Find out how you can improve your home with DIYs, how to upcycle or repurpose everyday objects and how DIY crafts can help you turn a generic piece into something unique you’ll cherish forever.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Colorful DIY sea glass tray

Theoretically it’s spring and after that summer will be here. It’s still a long way to go but it’s nice to dream about it and to imagine ourselves relaxing in the sun. When you’ll finally be able to do that you’ll want everything to be perfect so you better start preparing. We have a very simple and fun DIY project for you: a sea glass tray.

This beautiful sea glass mosaic tray is a wonderful accessory for any home. It’s also an item that you can make by yourself with just a few simple materials. Simply take a tray or any size or shape, some ready-to-use tile adhesive, premixed grout, a toothed towel, a rubber tile float and a sponge and get to work. With these supplies you’ll be able to create a beautiful and colorful tray to serve your cold beverages onto. Now let’s see the steps.


Personalized jute-wrapped vases

Whenever you have some leftover material or anything else think twice before you just throw them away. There are a lot of things that you can make with simple leftover pieces and that can really make a difference in the décor. For example, take a look at these jute-wrapped vases. They look so simple and yet they are very chic. They make great decorations for the living room, dining room, bedroom etc. This project is particularly great because you only need very simple or old items that you usually find in the house anyway. Just check your storage room and take anything that looks like a vase. They don’t even need to look nice. You’ll paint them anyway.

You can use any old vase you find in your house. The shape or the size doesn’t matter nor does the age or look of the vase. You can use vases in a variety of colors or you can use spray paint to change their appearance. Start with a coat of spray primer. Then add two coats of white satin spray paint. Of course, you can always choose another color. White is neutral and goes with everything and in this case it’s also a sort of blank canvas for the jute decorations. Let the paint dry. Now the fun and long part begins. Start gluing jute around the vases. Use hot glue and be careful not to injure yourself. This part can be really boring and annoying. Just try to watch a movie while doing this to at least have the impression that time passes faster.


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