UPDATE: Enjoy these projects from our former home. We’ve moved and are giving our new-to-us home a complete remodel. I’ve completely changed my style! Click HERE to take a look.
This past year was chock-ful of diy fun with projects ranging from sewing/no-sewing to room makeovers and everything in-between. All of these projects are meant to inspire you and include a full tutorial in case you want to give one of them a try.
A couple of the most popular diy projects were a part of my basement family room makeover.
I really wanted some old barn wood to go along with the rustic/vintage/industrial vibe I was going for in that room, but there was none to be found unless I wanted to hand over lots of $$$. So, I made my own! This project was very easy to do and turned out great.
How To Make New Wood Look Like Old Barn Wood
Another diy project for my family room was to repurpose some old and groddy bifold doors that came from the reno of our beach condo. There is an odd wall in our family room that needed more than just a picture hanging on it.
These shutters made a nice backdrop for an oversized clock and added some great texture to the room. Included is a super easy way to give brand new hardware a vintage look.
Repurposed BiFold Doors
I’m a pillow lover. How about you?
In my book, you just can’t have too many pillows. I love to change them out for the different seasons and holidays, but – if you don’t sew they can be ridiculously expensive!
These no-sew pillow covers are my solution to the problem. They’re easy, inexpensive and fun to make and they look really cute too. Bonus – they can be added to your existing pillows – no need to purchase new ones. I made these during the fall, but can’t wait to make some more for my front porch this spring.
No-Sew Changeable Pillow Covers
I made an upholstered cornice as a part of my powder room makeover.
Upholstered cornices can look intimidating, but they really aren’t. A plus is that there doesn’t have to be any sewing involved.
Follow these directions and you’ll get a professional finish every time.
How To Make An Upholstered Cornice
Rounding out the top 5, is this chalkpaint menu board that I made with my buddy, Amy, from Atta Girl Says.
We made the menu boards during a class, but I shared the basic steps with you so you can easily make one of your own or else apply these directions to another chalkpaint project.
Chalkpaint Menu Board
Here are few more diy projects prior to 2013 that you might be interested in.
How To Easily Add Display Space To Your Too-Shallow Mantel
How To Get Perfect Chalkboard Art Every Time
How To Make A Pillow Sham
Kitchen Cabinets Turned Into A Bookcase