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Popular projects to try out as a DIYer

If you like taking matters into your own hands than you’ve probably already completed several DIY projects. In case you’re wondering which projects are the most popular amongst DIYers, we’ve done some research and came up with a top. Take a look at them and see if you’re already a DIY expert or if you still have some more projects to try out.

1. Paint.

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As a talented DIYer you don’t want someone else to paint your home for you. This is something you can do by yourself. It’s not that complicated and it’s something you can perfect in time. A fresh coat of paint can change the atmosphere in a room, it can make it look fresh again and it can also be the detail that the room needs in order to stand out. But before you get to work with color, make sure you follow all the steps: filling cracks, sanding, cleaning and priming.{found on desigsponge}.

2. Make a headboard.

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Even though it might seem like a complicated project at first, making a headboard can be quite simple. We have just the design you need. It’s simple and it doesn’t require a lot of materials. The supplies you need are a wooden shipping pallet, a saw, some spray paint, wood screws, a hammer and sealant. First clean the pallet with hot water and let it dry. Decide on the dimensions you want for your headboard and then cut the excess with the saw. Apply the paint and then the sealant and enjoy.{found on savedbylovecreations}.

3. Make a nightstand.

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Making a nightstand is also pretty easy. You can easily make one from scrap lumber. Decide on the dimensions you want the nightstand to have and then cut the pieces. Glue them together and use some nails to keep everything secure. You can stain the nightstand or paint it. This particular model is extremely easy to make. It has to be mounted on the wall and it’s made from just three pieces of wood.{found on homemakersdaily}.

4. Make a coffee table.

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The coffee table is usually the focal point of the living room. This being said, you have to make it stand out. And what better way to do that than by making the table yourself? A very easy project would be to use two wooden pallets and to stack them one on top of the other. Secure them with nails or glue and your coffee table is done. Another idea would be to use two empty wooden boxes or anything similar and to use them as the base for the table. The top can be an old window.

5. Make a pouf.

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Poufs are very versatile as well as very cozy and comfortable. The best part is that they can also be easy to make. For example, you can make a pouf out of some scrap fabric you have in your home. First you’ll have to make the cover. You can make it removable by adding a zipper. Decide on a shape, cut the pieces and start sewing them together. Then get bean bag filler and give shape to your pouf.{found on retropolitanhip}.

6. Make stencil art.

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Don’t hesitate to personalize your home. There are many different ways in which you can do that and stencil art is one of them. The supplies you need for this particular project are a fabric item that you want to stencil on, some cardboard, a pencil, a letter stencil and a fabric marker. Choose a quote and wrap the fabric over the cardboard. Stencil the quote onto the fabric with the pencil and then use the marker to outline each letter.{found on witandwhistle}.

7. Make wall art.

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Another great way of personalizing your home is to make your own wall art. We have prepared for you a very simple but very interesting project. You’ll need colored paper in as many shades as you want. Cut the paper into squares. Then find the center point of each square by bending it in half and pressing a crease at the midpoint. Then fold each corner of the square where the two creases meet. Do this for all the squares. Then organize them on a piece of foam board or cardboard and display your artwork on the wall.{found on howaboutorange}.

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Posted in DIY Projects on February 4, 2013

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She may not be very fond of people, finding them annoying most of the time, but she still enjoys helping them from the shadows. Her attention to detail drives others crazy yet remains her most appreciated characteristic.

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