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.

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.


Colorful IKEA dresser makeover by O’verlays

IKEA furniture is very popular and almost every home has at least one piece from their collection. Still, some people would rather hack those designs or change them to make them more suitable to their preferences. This is one of those cases. This lovely but extremely plain Trondheim dresser has been redesigned and got a whole new face thanks to O’verlays.

The original dresser has a nice construction but the design was very simple and plain. It had to accent elements and nothing about it was visually alluring. Some people might like that but the majority of us need at least something to catch our eye when looking at a particular piece of furniture. The dresser got a fresh new look, much more colorful and fun.


An inviting painted sun room

We all dream at one point to have our own place, a “room of one’s own”, where everything is according to our taste, style and personality. This is the place where we feel at ease, more than anywhere else, as it is our universe and it represents us. The room in the picture is a perfect example of a space that does not need anything else and even if it was not designed according to my taste, I would definitely like to live in such a place or to have one.

Taking into account that it is the work of Young House Love, the style and the personal touches throughout the house can just fit into the pattern. Just a few words to sum up the entire concept would be an airy, light-filled sunroom, an appropriate expression of perfection. Among the elements that give charm to the entire space there are the breezy curtains, the cozy furniture and the patterned floor; there is not much, but it the essence and this essence has it all in order to reveal the most inviting painted sun room.


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