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.

Minimalist small bathroom makeover

Not a lot of people pay attention to the bathroom. But if you have the time and resources you can turn your bathroom into a spa, a place for relaxation. This inspiring bathroom makeover is the perfect example for that. This bathroom used to look good, but it also had the potential to look much better so the owner decided to give it a makeover. It was a simple 125 square-foot room that has been renovated and turned into an artistic, spa-like area. Now it’s a modern and sleek bathroom with a minimalist interior.

The space has been functionally divided and smartly used. The colors used are light and airy. The fixtures are sleek and simple. The new bathroom has a more elegant look and it even has real furniture inside. The focal point in the new bathroom is the bathtub. It’s situated underneath the window. The bathroom also features a sleek glass shower. It took the owners a little over 3 months to renovate the bathroom, including design, obtaining the permission, the construction, inspection and delays in procuring some of the materials.

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Cute DIY Tableware Tabletop Lamp

These days I took a look into the kitchen cabinets of my grandmother. I was amazed by the multitude of things that were there: old silver spoons, vintage teacups, some cute small bowls, an old teapot and all sorts of these things. I was even more impressed how she could keep all of them and even more in other places. I guess all these vintage tableware accessories remind her of the times she has lived, the moments when she was happy to buy them for her own house.

I could not throw all of them as some of them looked very nice so I thought of those DIY projects where you can use this kind of vintage stuff and create some wonderful objects for the house.It is also the case of this really cute DIY Tableware Tabletop Lamp. If you are the owner of some vintage china teapots, pots, saucers and small bowls you are the perfect candidate for this project. Still you will also need some other things like:  Super glue gel, some self-hardening clay, a simple lamp shade and a socket-and-cord unit.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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