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.

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.


5 DIY Practical Headboards

The use of headboards for any kind of bedroom presents all sorts of advantages. They are practical, may help you save some space and sometimes they are cheap too and you can also save some money. Besides the fact that they are functional, they are also great decorative items which may complete a certain décor or bring more color inside a bedroom.Here are some 5 DIY Storage Headboards which present all sort of advantages and may give you some ideas for your own bedrooms.

The first is called DIY Bookshelf Headboard and comes from Freshhomeideas. It looks like a simple bookshelf with some nice storage places and where lighting is incorporated too. So it also becomes a great place for lecture too. Its white color contrasts the grey wall and makes it look nicer.


Before and After: a Makeover of a 1991 Dining Room

One of the things that I have always loved is making all sorts of changes in the house. Besides the fact that a house needs to be maintained cleaned and fresh it also needs some changes in order to be updated to the changes of time and thus it will also become more attractive and nicer. Sometimes the same position or arrangements of furniture or other interior accessories become dull and can make you feel uncomfortable.

All these changes can show you that you evaluate, the time passes and comes with new design ideas and trends and perhaps with things which can offer you more comfort. The same happened to Sarah who tried to change a 1991 decorated dining room into a warmer and lighter dining room of 2012.On her blog, called Dumped and Discovered she shares all the details related to the makeover of this 1991 dining room.


Easy and Cheap DIY Photo Wall

One of my hobbies is taking pictures. I love to surprise all kinds of events and make them become unforgettable and everlasting. At home I have many albums with all kinds of pictures which surprised some important events of my life. When I watch them I discover me and the story of my life.

I have pictures from school, from high school, the trip I took to Sweden which changed my life, there are pictures that immortalized the moment I have finished the faculty, pictures from my first job as an English teacher, pictures from my wedding and now I have pictures with my little treasure, my daughter.


Another creative DIY project: minimalist oak desk

We know that it’s so much easier to just buy everything instead of doing it yourself, but in some cases it’s really worth the trouble. Personally I have always appreciated handcrafted furniture, mostly because my home features almost entirely pieces crafted by my dad.This is a simple project that seems inspiring and we decided to share it with you.

Today we’re going to learn how to make a desk. It doesn’t have to be elaborate. In fact, this is a very simple and minimalist project that anyone can make. Here’s how you can create this lovely oak desk. First, let’s see the materials that you’ll be needing: two 6-ft. oak boards cut into two 5-ft. long sections and two 5-in. long sections, three 4-inch metal L brackets, stud finder, electric drill with drill bits and screwdriver bit, twelve 2 in. long wood screws and optional tung oil.


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