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.

Molly’s stylish dresser makeover

You might be familiar with this dresser design. It’s the IKEA Rast dresser and has a very simple design, perfect for DIY makeover projects. Because it’s so simple, the dresser is like a blank canvas that be basically turned into a piece of art with nothing but some inspiration and some basic materials.

This particular dresser got a very stylish makeover. The piece belongs to Molly who wasn’t quite happy with the way the dresser looked. Also, she felt like she could do a nice job remodeling it so she didn’t waste any time and got to work. She wanted a chic look for her new dresser. She planned on including it in the dining room so it had to look presentable. In order to do that, Molly decided to take maters into her own hands. She took this lovely dresser, very beautiful, strong and durable but without an eye-catching design.


Fun and creative dress boys for the bedroom

The term dress boy’s is not something most people are familiar with. Apparently they define a unit for draping cloths and it’s made of half of an old chair. It sounds interesting so we decided to investigate some more. Since we have the habit of leaving our cloths on the floor or laying around everywhere, such an invention would be a very practical addition to the bedroom. This is DIY project that will show how to make your own dress boys for your bedroom.

Here are the materials you’ll need for this project: 2 chairs (any wooden chair you don’t mind sawing in half), cleat, glue, screws, drill, circular saw and paint. You will have to sacrifice the chairs but at the end you’ll have a creative and functional addition to your bedroom that will help you keep your cloths organized and your room clean. You can either go with a modern look or with a more antique design. It all depends on the type of chairs you choose and the paint you add after that.


34 DIY headboard ideas

What makes DIY headboards so interesting is the fact that they go beyond the basics and they usually also double as decorative pieces for the bedroom. It all started with a practical purpose, to isolate sleepers from drafts and cold. The designs then escalated and became more and more ornate and aesthetically pleasing.

Headboards are mostly decorative now, although they do have a certain amount of functionality. Some may feature built-in or hidden storage space which can be used for storing books and other items and some add cheer to the décor with their fun shapes. These 34 DIY ideas are not competing with each other. They are the best we could find and they’re all equally interesting.


DIY two-toned lampshades

There are lots of things you can create on your own that would look lovely in your home. With time and patience and some supplies you can turn your home into an original and unique space with lots of creative and personalized decorations. Today we’re going to show to make your own two-toned lampshades.It’s a very simple project that will only take 10 minutes to complete. Here are the steps you’ll need to take in order to complete it. First you’ll need to suspend your lampshade outdoors and tape off the cord with painter’s tape. This is necessary because otherwise you would end up painting the walls everything else near the lamp. Then use spray paint and start with the lighter color. Spray from top to bottom and let it dry completely.

After it’s dry apply a second coat of paint, also spraying from top to bottom. After this one id dry as well, tape off the bottom rim to prevent colors from dripping. Then repeat the process, this time with the darker color you have chosen. Wait till it’s completely dry and you’re done.You can basically use as many colors as you want.

You can also opt for a minimalist look and only use one color. Te choice is yours. You could also get creative and add some patterns or drawings to the lamp, but only if you feel really talented. As you see, it’s a very simple project. We said it would only take 10 minutes and that wasn’t completely fair. It’s true that it takes 10 minutes to apply the paint but you would also have to wait a while for it to dry and that takes time as well. Anyway, we hope you liked our project and that it inspired you to make your own decorations.{found on chatelaine}.

Inspiring budget-friendly apartment makeover

Usually we present only parts of the house that have been renovated, such as the bedroom, the bathroom or the kitchen. This time, however, we found an entire apartment that got a surprising and inspiring makeover and we decided to share it with you. This is a small city apartment and it recently got a new interior design thanks to Niamh from Seek Design.The whole apartment was renovated in just 2 weeks. The cost of the whole project was $9000. So it’s not just impressive in terms of time of results but also because it was all possible with such a small budget. The cost of the renovation excluded a sofa and a chair that the clients already possessed.

The budget served to repair the entire apartment. It got repaired walls, doors and it also served to give some furniture pieces a makeover.The bathroom and kitchen wall tiles were also changed and new appliances were bought. The kitchen cupboards were repaired, the living room got new flooring and new furniture and the entire apartment got new blinds and curtains.


The warm glow of a lamp

When you decide to change a classic object and try to make it look good, there is the possibility that not everybody likes it. In this case, the result is satisfactory and the child that will use the new lamp will definitely like it better than he did before. What Merrilee of Mer Mag did actually was to find a way to transform a classic lamp into a colorful one and at the same time, give the room a punch of color. How did she do it? With the help of a bright yellow spray paint, she turned it into a beacon of light.


Valentine’s day iron-on pillowcase transfers

We’re getting closer and closer to Valentine’s Day so we though we would show you a simple, fun and romantic project that you can make for your special one. It’s a set of iron-in pillowcase transfers that together spell “U COMPLETE ME”. It’s a cliché but when it’s true it becomes sweet and romantic.

The best is that you can create those by yourself. You just need to print the file onto iron-on transfer paper and adhere them to the pillowcases. It’s a simple but very nice gesture that will not go unnoticed. Here are the items that you’ll need for this project: two pillowcases, iron-on transfer paper, color printer, scissors, iron (no steam).

First start by printing the model onto transfer paper. Then cut out carefully around the text. Make sure you leave the letters attached with a small amount of the transfer paper. The text will be printed backwards so don’t be alarmed. Next lay the pillowcases out on a flat surface and line the words on the pillowcases with the paper-backing facing up. Make sure the text is straight and centered before ironing.
Once you’re done iron the text following the directions inside the iron-on transfer paper packaging. Wait two minutes after that and carefully remove the paper backing. And now it’s over. You have two beautiful pillows for you and your loved one. It’s a simple but fun project. Moreover, the thought that you’re making this for your loved one should give you extra patience.{foud on creaturecomfortsblog}.

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