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.

Creative DIY rug railings

Traditional rugs are not very fashionable these days. In fact, most homes don’t have any rugs at all. Most modern and contemporary homes prefer wooden floors of tiles. And since we all have to adapt to these changes, we often find ourselves with old rugs and we don’t know what to do with. But if you have a house of lots that include a stairwell, we have an idea of a very creative project for you.You can use old rugs or even blankets to create rails for the stairwell. It’s actually a very interesting and original and for me it’s the first time I hear about it. It’s not a bad idea at all. This way you don’t have to throw away the rugs that you have used for so many years and you can repurpose them. The project is actually very simple and no instructions are needed.

All you have to do is take the rug or blanket, preferably more than one if you want to cover the whole stairwell, and figure out the dimensions and a way to cut them. Then cut them in smaller pieces and staple the pieces to the stairwell. It would be very easy if the stairwell is made of wood. For metal or other types of materials it’s going to be a little more complicated but not impossible. You’ll just have to adapt your design and ideas to the circumstances.

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From an electrical wire spool to a modern ottoman

I know that sometimes you want to be creative and save some money by constructing  yourselves some pieces of furniture, but most of the times you encounter difficulties which discourage you. Now, if you are interested by this ottoman made by Shelly from Design Sponge, I will describe you the right steps to do one alike. First of all, you will need the materials and tools, and after that, you can start your project. For making the frame you have to take the spool apart and make a pattern from paper, because you will use it for cutting out the foam, batting, fabric and a dustcover for the bottom.

Glue and screw 6-8 posts evenly around the wooden  circle, then add the other pieces of wood on top of the posts and attach them. For the padding you have to use a staple gun to attach a long piece of cotton muslin around the outside edges of the circles, to fill the open spaces between the support posts. Cut a piece of foam using an electric knife, the same as your paper pattern, and after that, use spray adhesive to glue the foam to the top of the frame. Cut the batting to match the frame , and then another long strip of batting equal to the total height of the ottoman, plus two extra inches, than pin them down.

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How to create a budget friendly faux pillow using felt

We all buy pillows to decorate our homes, because they look sophisticate, and also because  they are very cozy when we sit on them. But what we do when we don’t find the perfect model of pillow we want? It’s simple. We create one. In a few lines, I will try to describe you how Samantha Baldwin from The New York Examiner created a pillow inspired by a Suzani décor. For this project you will need the following materials: a 24”square pillow form, a 24”square solid color pillow cover and white, fuchsia, pink, yellow felt ( or other colors ), fabric glue and a piece of paper.

After cutting three different models of pink flowers, and another special white one, you will have to follow the next steps: center the medium flower in the center of the large one and adhere with fabric glue, then center it on the pillow, also with fabric glue. Then place the suzani circle around the flower, being very attentive to have the right angles. Fold over half of the circle and apply glue, then lay it back down and stick to pillow cover.

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Chic DIY vintage stools

There are a lot of beautiful and practical pieces of furniture that you can create by yourself. Chairs and tables are the simplest ones. In this article we’re going to take a look at some very beautiful and artistic stools. They have a lovely vintage design and it’s very fashionable. It’s also a project that requires a very small budget.The chairs have similar designs and equally beautiful looks. The best thing about them is that you can make them yourself. The easiest way to make a vintage stool is to use other existent stools.

You’ll need to sacrifice those in order to create a new one. You can use one or more stools with flat wooden tops. You’ll also need some paint in case you want to change the color of the texture, sticky back plastic or wallpaper, mod podge and vintage or self-printed decals.

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Riding a Vespa Piece of Furniture

Wasps are some small noisy beings that work day long in order to produce the sweetest thing: honey. I guess everybody loves this products and I am sure that not too many of you love the appearance of a wasp. If they are disturbed they can become really aggressive and a confrontation with them is not so nice. So it is better to leave them alone, do their ob and enjoy their sweet product.

In Italian “vespa” means “wasp” and it was used by Enrico Piaggio for his scooters when they have appeared in 1942 for the first time. Their retro appearance and noisy engines were the perfect features that could be associated with the name of “vespa”. At that time the Vespa scooters were very fashionable and loved by everybody but in time they turned to be unhealthy for the environment and they were replaced by some other models.

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15 Easy DIY Wall Art Ideas You’ll Fall In Love With

A very easy way of changing of a room or space is with wall art. The term DIY Wall Art can refer to a variety of different things. Explore the possibilities and find the option that best suits your home. Choose the idea, the materials you want to use and determine whether or not the project would complement the space you’ve chosen to use.

Glazed Wall Art.

For this project you only need a few things, the most important of which is the glue or “pour-on” glaze which will give the piece this shiny effect. Measure, cut, seal and allow your creation to dry for a day or two before you display it.{found on everycreativeendeavor}.

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How to make your own grass ottoman

It might take a while until you’ll be able to create this item. It’s a grass ottoman. It’s not exactly a common material but it’s not exactly grass either. Let’s see which are the steps for this project. If everything goes exactly as planned you should be able to finish the ottoman in about 1 to 3 hours. It’s not a very difficult project.Here are the materials you’ll need. The first thing you’ll need is, of course, an ottoman. You’ll also need some artificial turf rolls, a long steel ruler, liquid nails, a caulking gun, a staple gun, staples, a knife and optional castor wheels. Follow the steps and you’ll get a beautiful ottoman perfect for the outdoors. Also, the same idea can be used for other pieces of furniture as well.

Assuming you’ll be using an ottoman, here are the steps. First measure the ottoman’s sides, the top and the back and create a template for the artificial turf. Take these measurements and transfer them to the reverse flat side of the turf. Cut these pieces with a knife and steel ruler. Use liquid nails to keep the turf in place. Also, stick the sections of turf onto the ottoman.

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