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DIY Inspiration

How-to projects, upgrades and repairs for hands-on home improvers from This Old House and Hometalk.


DIY Inspiration

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Create a loft, reading and play space in a closet ~ such a smart idea!

1970's Furniture Redo

  • Julie Hahn
    Julie Hahn

    Nice use of ugly old stuff! I knew people who actually bought this furniture for their living room back in the day. ACK!

  • Hometalk
    Hometalk

    I know someone who had this set as well, Julie Hahn :)

Donna, author of Funky Junk Interiors, wanted her kitchen cabinets to reflect her style without butchering the existing cabinets. These burlap, chalkboard and pallet panels are actually glued onto black corrugated plastic and affixed with two-sided carpet tape. Genius.

This wallpaper doesn't need to be soaked in a tray and won't leave slimy drips on the floor or walls. Just spritz it with water, let it rest a few minutes, and hang it on the wall. And when it's time to redecorate, the paper pulls off cleanly with no residue. Starting at $80 for a double roll (60.75 square feet); York Wallcoverings

What a difference a coat of paint and glass doors make. See how Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer got it done here.

For anyone thinking of creating your own headboard (and given the number of easy DIY tutorials available on Pinterest, you should!), here are some great shapes to consider. Via thriftydecorcheck...

This table was slated to be sent to the trash but instead was lovingly refurbished.

Create a work area that saves your back ~ DIY work bench from a reclaimed door.

Remove a popcorn ceiling the easy way.

  • Jennifer Krause
    Jennifer Krause

    I was graced with a whole stucco room... think this will help? Or maybe 3?

  • Deborah Head
    Deborah Head

    I have this, it's wonderful .

A cracked and crummy front stoop is given a makeover with a little concrete, a mold, sealer and spray paint to create this fabulous looking entry. Via FIrstHomeLoveLife...

Can you believe these handsome butcher block countertops were done DIY? Follow the steps from ThisandThat and save big.

This DIY Concrete Countertop is amazing! I would really like to do this as part of my kitchen remodel.

Use old car parts to create new decor for your home

These edge-grooved tiles are held together with plastic splines, so they can be installed over existing floors without thinset or grout. That makes installation cheaper and about one-third faster than with regular tile—and you can walk on it as soon as you're finished. From $9 per square foot; Del Conca

Floating shelves are chic, sleek, and much easier to DIY than they look. Get the complete instructions here, from Shanty2Chic

Great ideas for creating a Man Cave!

Great tutorial on how to update an otherwise dated wooden bifold door.

DIY Cut Out Wooden Cow tablet stand for the kitchen

Four-inch aluminum casters make this handmade island portable and convenient for entertaining | Wheels: CoolCasters.com

To keep fresh herbs on hand install a 6-inch-deep windowsill supported by curved brackets on the sink wall.