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.

How to create a functional and organized closet space

I don’t know about you but my closet is always messy. My cloths are all over the place and even if I spend an entire day cleaning and organizing everything, in less than a week it’s all in vain. That’s mostly because I always ruin everything when I need to get dressed and leave and then when I get back I just throw my cloths on a chair. So let’s see how we can all avoid that.

This is a project meant to make us more organized. It refers mainly to men but it can be adapted for women as well. Here are the materials you’ll need for this project: ultralight MDF molding, peg board, screen clips, staple gun and craft knife. First take the measurements for the space you want to transform and then build a frame from MDF molding. Paint the frame and screw the screen clips onto its back. Install the peg board with the hooks and the baskets. Use the craft knife to piece a hole where the hooks will go. Then install hangers on the back so that you can hang it on the wall.


Before and After: From Waste to Beautiful Silk Screened Style

One of the things that I adore to vintage pieces of furniture is their high quality. There are used high quality materials, the work is done with responsibility and pleasure and the result is an exquisite piece which is very useful and beautiful at the same time for any house. The disadvantage is that they need some repairing and modifications in time as are not so good looking anymore as when they were new.

Thus you may transform chairs, armchairs or sofas into some beautiful pieces that can decorate your interiors and make you feel proud of your work and the fact that you have saved some precious pieces of furniture from waste. All these pieces will get a new image and will still continue to enchant our sights and be useful to us.


DIY table with a compartment for plants

This is yet another interesting DIY project for you to try. It’s a fun and creative table with a lovely central compartment for plants. It’s also a simple project. The table is of small dimensions and is made of an old shipping crate and some other scraps of wood. With those materials alone you can create a lovely patio side table.

In order to be able to make this table, first you’ll have to find a shipping crate and to deconstruct it. The crate used to make the table in the pictures was about 20 x 28 x 5 inches. You’ll also need lots of screws and nails. A compartment has been created in the middle. You can easily notice it by the lighter color of the wood. In that compartment a small garden will be created.


Elegant vintage dresser makeover

This lovely vintage dresser didn’t always look as good as it does now. In fact, there was a point when it looks quite different and significantly less appealing. At that point it was just sitting in a secondhand shop covered in ugly old paint, just waiting for someone kind enough to take it home. That person was Elisa who decided to rescue this dresser. She bough it for $60 and took it home.

There, the dresser got a makeover and a new look. The first thing that Elisa wanted to do was red rid of all that ugly paint. She used a hand sander and liquid stripper to remove the brown paint. When that was gone, Elisa was able to see the dresser in its true beauty. She also got the chance to repair a crack in the top and to fix a bottom drawer that closed a little too far.


DIY textures wall made of birch

Textured walls are a simple and very visible way of changing the look of your home. It’s like having a giant piece of art in your home. In fact, with such an imposing wall you don’t need decorations anymore. This particular project involves a very interesting look. It’s a birch wall that has also been equipped with hooks for bags and coats so it’s not only eye-catching but also functional and practical.

Let’s take a look at the materials needed for this elaborate project. You’ll need sanding block and sandpaper in medium or fine grade, birch discs or birch poles sliced into ¾ to 1 ½ inch disks and additional birch pieces for hooks, paintbrush, clear matte polyurethane, ¾ inch thick plywood panels, construction adhesive, drill, pliers, screw-in hanger bolts and 2 ½-inch wall screws. First start by lightly sanding one side of each disk and apply a single coat of polyurethane to the sanded side only. After it’s dry lay the plywood on a flat surface and arrange the disks, including the longer pieces for hooks, sanded side up, on the plywood.


Creative DIY wall art desk for kids

Kids grow up so fast. One day they’re babies and the other they have to wake up early to go to school. An important step in a kid’s life is the day when he gets a desk. This means that he’s all grown up and he can go from playing with toys to sitting at his desk and making projects. Creating the desk can also be a project of its own. Here’s a great idea of how you can do that.

This is a simple but very creative desk for kids. It’s a DIY project that can be adapted to each kid’s needs. The best thing about this desk is that when it folds up it becomes a chalkboard. Inside there are small shelves for art supplies and other small items. Here are the instructions for building the desk. The desk can be mounted at any height. A hook and eye also needs to be installed to keep the desk shut.


Simple and creative DIY wall lamp

When you either can’t find the thing you’re looking for or when you just don’t want to waste money on that particular product you can just start your own project and hopefully you’ll be successful. It’s also a great opportunity to exercise your creativity and skills. In this article we’re going to take a look at a very simple but also very practical way of creating your own wall lamp.

Since the lamp is so simple, detailed instructions are not needed. Even if someone wanted to have them, there would be no way of doing that because they just don’t exist. So we’re going to focus on the pictures. As we already said, the lamp is very simple. It’s also modern and interesting, featuring a Scandinavian design. It’s also probably one of the simplest and easiest DIY projects. However, this doesn’t mean it’s less impressive than those complicated projects you can find on our website.


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