DIY is a philosophy which not only discourages consumerism and the throw-away culture, but no less important, doesn’t put a strain on the family budget. Scroll down for some of the classiest, yet affordable, Do It Yourself ideas out there.
Bookshelves, reading spaces, wall decorations, mirrors, tables, headboards, and more! You will spend next to nothing both in terms of money and effort, while completely transforming your living space with these inspiring DIY ideas and hacks!
1. Ordinary to antique
All you will need to turn an ordinary floating shelf into an elegant antique-style table is a paintbrush and a shelf.
2. Trends into thrift store frames
Find some frames from a thrift store, then attach them to a rectangular base of wood. Lastly, simply paint it and hang it on your wall.
3. A budget reading nook
Create the dreamiest place to enjoy a book using a curved curtain rood and $4 IKEA curtains.
4. Door mat wall art
Take 4 thin boards, stain them, put a Lowes plastic door mat over the top and apply cream spray paint. When you remove the mat, you will be left with some excellent wall art.
5. Hallway signs
Make your own hallway signs for guests using some brackets, oval pine plaques, a little spray paint and vinyl.
6. Curtain headboard
Place a curtain rod over the bed and create an elegant headboard for your bedroom.
7. CD mosaic mirror
Pieces of old CDs will make for the coolest, funkiest mirror in your house.
8. Mantelpiece metal letter sign
Use a salvage door, metal letters and boxwood wreath to create this sign which can also be used to hide cords behind the board.
9. Canvas with personalized handwritten text
Make your empty walls stand out by filling them up with song lyrics, poems, or quotes you like.
10. Stenciled Moroccan wall
Use the Moroccan dream stencil to get this gorgeous look on your wall. It’s super-easy to do, and if you ever get bored of it, it is easier to paint over than to remove wallpaper.
11. Elegant display shelves
Simple elegant shelves with a couple of brackets and a piece of wood, you can also try out different coloring.
12. From a table to nightstands
You can easily turn an unused table into a pair of stylish and useful nightstands by cutting it in half, painting it and putting it next to your bed.
13. Budget-friendly chalkboard wall
This budget-friendly option will allow you to play around and change it as often as you’d like, while remaining classy and elegant.
14. Metallic-sprayed terracotta
If you want a more luxurious look for your flower pots, you can repaint your terracotta pots using metallic colors.
15. Wine corks necklace rack
You can easily make a beautiful ombre necklace rack out of a collection of old wine corks and finally get your jewelry organized.
16. White feather chandelier
If you love white, you’ll have a hard time finding a better chandelier!
17. Bookshelves made out of books
These ‘invisible’ bookshelves will catch anyone’s attention, but make sure you don’t use your favorite book as a foundation!