What day is it, anyway? If you’re like us, it’s all beginning to feel like one big blur. With less work on your plate and restrictions on what you’re able do in the way of entertainment, you may be be feeling a sense of boredom, demotivation and desperation for something productive to do at home. The good news is, we’ve got a few fun and practical DIY project ideas that you may not have considered yet. Spring is in the air, time is on your hands and the possibilities are endless… Who’s ready to add value to their home?!
It’s about time you spiced up your kitchen… Say goodbye to the cluttered shelves of disorganized spice bottles and hello to the sleek and inviting spice rack you’ve been dreaming of! These days, ditching the plastic packaged foods and spices in favor of buying dry goods in bulk is not only environmentally friendly, but looks quite stylish in the kitchen. Store your spices in uniform glass jars and label, organize and present them in a number of creative and attractive ways. We’ll even get you started with some inspiring DIY examples!
There’s nothing wrong with the “new” look, but we love a piece of wood with a good rustic feel to it. Wood that appears lovingly aged can add beauty and character to the room, like a fine painting, a unique light fixture or a decorative ornament. Finding the perfect piece of worn-but-not-too-worn wood furniture can be both time consuming and expensive, but giving your own wood that classic antique look is easier than you think! With just a few simple materials, you can stain, sand and even beat up a piece of wood to achieve that sought after vintage vibe.
If your home has a backyard or patio, you know that these spaces are ideal for entertaining guests on sunny days – or yourself during a government mandated lockdown! After all, who needs to go to the local bar when you’ve got a state-of-the-art watering hole at home? With Summer just around the corner and a surplus of time to get your build on this Spring, we’re directing you to a long list of ideas, ranging from simple to advanced, to get you ready to create the bar of your dreams in your own backyard!
Who doesn’t love a succulent wall? Succulents are beautiful, diverse in color and texture, inexpensive and easy to maintain. Due to their heartiness, variety and ability to grow vertically, succulents have recently become a popular choice to arrange on walls, both outdoor and indoor. A “vertical garden” is an easy way to immediately add a point of interest to your space, leaving guests amazed and brightening your days as well. There are many techniques to building a succulent wall, including the use of a pallet, large photo frame, or shadow box. Check out this video for inspiration and make your wall come to life!
Want to spruce up your curb appeal just in time for Memorial Day? A cute, cozy and classic addition to the front or back of your home, a porch swing offers a fun new place to relax, read, take a nap or spend time with your family, reminiscent of mid 19th century American style. Your porch swing’s design and decoration will depend on your own personal taste, but the basic structure is relatively universal and not too complicated to assemble. If this sounds like something you may be interested in, learn by example with a list of materials and easy step-by-step instructions!
So much more room for activities! Treat your child to a fun bedroom update this season that you can be proud of, with a DIY loft bed. Elevating the bed will provide a newfound space underneath to house a desk, comfy chair, play area or whatever your child’s heart desires. This project requires a bit of skill on the tools and can cost around $500, but the results may be worth the expense! Click to learn more about what you’ll need and what you can expect when constructing your loft bed.
Are you inspired yet? Let us know what you think of these DIY ideas and feel free to share your own in the comments below!