Sprucing up your house can seem like a dauntless and expensive task. Use some simple DIY tricks and ingenious resources to turn your space from dull to chic in no time.
1. Design Sponge
Chic, clean and accessible content on design, decor, DIY projects and more. Design Sponge is almost legendary on the web for the carefully curated selection of content, which mixes high-end design details with low-cost DIY ideas from staff and readers.
It’s not just for walls anymore. The internet is overflowing with DIY wallpaper projects, and the results can be inspiring. Make an old piece of furniture with drawers missing look like new by lining the back wall with wallpaper. For quick wall art, frame a few squares of sample wallpaper and hang. Update a ho-hum tray with colorful wallpaper. Line a lampshade for an unexpected pop of color. The list goes on and on.
3. Mod Podge
If you love the look of frameless pictures hanging on the wall, transfer another great photo (from Instagram or otherwise), by using mod podge to adhere it to canvas. Mod Podge is a crafter’s staple, an ingenious combination of glue and sealer. Use it to cover objects with photos, in pretty much any way possible. Seriously, Mod Podge rocks.
Check out the tutorial on transferring a photo to canvas using Mod Podge here.
4. Beard Beanie
Leave it to Etsy to promote a new breed of facial hair inspired knitwear. Knitting’s been popular for awhile, but projects like the beard beanie take creative knitting to a whole new level. Aside from being pretty hilarious, beard beanies keep your chin warm to boot. Think of them as a more attractive version of a ski mask.
5. Ikea Hackers
Based on Sweden’s iconic and affordable Ikea stores, Ikea Hackers showcases amazing project cobbled together from (you guessed it) items from Ikea. The site has a cult following for a reason. Browse for a few minutes, and you’ll be amazed at the high-level designs and storage solutions people come up with. Most projects feature details on creation, so feel free to tackle one on your own.