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 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.


How to make a burlap ottoman cover

Burlap is one of the most versatile materials. It’s inexpensive and it has a classic look that makes it fit for a variety of purposes. It can be combined with all sorts of materials and textures. One use of this material is an ottoman. In this article we’re going to see exactly how you can include this material into the design and what else you’ll be needing. This cute piece used to be an old ottoman. With about a yard of burlap, some cotton fabric and a glue or staple gun the ottoman got a completely new look. The first step was to cover the ottoman with plan, neutral-colored cotton fabric. The original colors might still be visible through the cotton but they won’t show after you cover it with burlap.

You can use a staple gun but this might not be possible. The staples sometimes don’t go through the frame and then you’ll need to switch to a glue gun. The next step requires precision and patience. Cut off the excess fabric and fold it over and glue it to the frame. Lay the burlap over the ottoman and cut off the excess. If you also plan to add ruffles like in the pictures you should know that they add about an inch and a half.


DIY Funny Fur Candle Holders

Unfortunately this harsh winter made many victims and the huge amount of snow, the harsh wind and cold succeeded to isolate many people. They have even become the prisoners of their own houses. They tried to survive in difficult conditions, with not too many food provisions, water or light. The news from TV seemed some horror stories or those famous documentaries about survival. This is a sad painting of a terrible winter which crossed Romania. Now things are better as the weather became warmer.

Candles were very precious for these isolated people and they usually are very useful in these conditions when electricity turns off.Those who still feel the romantic spirit of Valentine’s Day or would like to get a warmer atmosphere for their home can choose to create their own Funny Fur Candle Holders .They will cheer up the frozen atmosphere created by winter or make you think of a warm fur that could keep you warm. It is a funny DIY project which is very easy to make and perhaps will make feel warmer. All you need for this project are some materials like: a glass jar, double-sided tape, scissors, fur and strong rope.


Inspiring before and after bachelor pad

A bachelor’s apartment needs to be simple and comfortable. It doesn’t need unnecessary details or decorations and it also doesn’t need to be extra cozy. We have here a project that will help you visualize better these facts. This is a living room that got a makeover. It includes sleek and slim elements that make the room inviting but also imposing. The old TV stand suddenly didn’t seem like a very good idea for this room. Instead, the TV was mounted on the wall and this required drilling big holes in the wall. This way all the cables were hidden and the room was clean and clear.

The living room also got stylish IKEA cabinets. They have a wall panel system that minimized the number of holes required in the walls. The whole renovation process took three and a half weeks. The result was surprising and rewarding. The project required extra planning. Every little detail needed to be carefully considered and all the pieces had their own place.


Practical DIY Woven Basket

When I was a pupil I had a special class where we were taught various practical things. All these things proved to be very useful in time. Our class was divided in two parts: the boys and the other part were the girls. We had different teachers who tried to teach us how to sew, crochet, cut out or embroider. The boys were taught to make some metal tools, wooden decorative objects, wooden frames, wooden figurines and many other useful things that we usually need in the house. These classes were very relaxing and the fact that everything was made with our bare hands brought us much satisfaction and joy.

The same thing may happen if you try to make this colorful and nice DIY Woven Basket. It is a practical and useful object where you can deposit various things like: small toys, thread balls, plastic bags, socks, spools of sewing silk or small balls. You may also think of other objects.


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.


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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