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20 DIY ideas to create more beautiful spaces

20 DIY ideas to create more beautiful spaces

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Forget about painting and fall in love with an aged finish for this small table. A set of rustic shutters provides the perfect base for a pot or a vase of flowers.

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Hand-dyed napkins

Dress the white dishes the easy way with these napkins. Faded shades add a fresh look to napkins, which can also be used as placemats.

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Photo: Mike Garten

Finishes

Curtains or cushions may look like extra luxe With a new finish. Another quick fix? Use the leftover wall paint to refresh the frame of an old chair.

Photo: Mike Garten

Candle lamps

The dining room will shine a little more with a couple of these lamps. Place an LED bulb in a wine glass and crown with a paper "screen".

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Photo: Andrew McCaul

Drawer handles with fabric

Update the shooters you have with scraps. You will give the furniture a touch of color that you will notice every day.

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Photo: Andrew McCaul

Table - suitcase

A vintage suitcase adds a retro touch and ideal storage to your home in three simple steps. Use it to store blankets or books at the foot of the bed.

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Photo: Andrew McCaul

Printed art

Decorate the bare walls with just a trip to the photo shop. Choose your favorite digital enlarged snapshot and then add strips of wood along the top and bottom as a quick frame.

Photo: Mike Garten

Ceiling lamps

A set of basket type bowls can customize a shelf or light the table thanks to this brilliant idea. Bonus: You can do it in less than an hour.

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Photo: Kat Teutsch

Printed chest of drawers

Update an IKEA model with a new finish, paint and wallpaper. Even a sample of your favorite impression can result.

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Photo: Mike Garten

Bank

Making furniture cannot be easier. Attach the fork legs to a laminated pine plank on a shelf (available in wood stores) to create a simple bench for barefoot.

Photo: Mike Garten

Elegant tray

An old closet door for the landfill? Do not throw it away! With paint and a pair of drawer handles, with a door of some old closet you can make a large tray. Fill the holes in the table with wood filling from a hardware store. Let dry for at least two hours. Sand and paint the surface. Drill the holes and screw the handles of approximately 10 centimeters, as shown in the photo.

Photo: Andrew McCaul

Nice singles

Give your dining table a cheerful touch with these easy-to-make singles. For starters you will need some resistant upholstery fabric, serrated scissors, iron and some vinyl, available in most fabric stores. Cut the fabric into rectangles of 30 by 40 cm; griddle. For each tablecloth, cut two rectangles of the same size as the vinyl. Following the instructions on the package, iron a piece of vinyl on each side of the fabric; Use serrated scissors to trim the edges of your individual. You can clean up any liquid that spills.

Photo: Andrew McCaul

A tissue box

Disposable designs of tissue boxes do not usually last. Here is a craft to make them last longer: You need a tissue box, a sharp knife, wood veneer, glue decoupage and polyurethane from a craft store. Cover the box with polyurethane three times (follow product instructions). Cut four strips of 5 cm. of sheet width, one to fit on each side of the box. Glue the strips and cover both sides of each strip with the glue, as well as the entire box; let dry. For a smooth finish, add a final layer of polyurethane.

Photo: Andrew McCaul

Brass tacks

The upholstery is not just for sofas. This upholstery finish is fashionable again, and is a cheap way to add a bit of glamor to simple wooden furniture. Buy the tacks at a hardware store or upholstery (fabric store), here we have used two packages in two sizes. Tack the tacks along the lines of a table, bench or chair for a striking finish.

Photo: Andrew McCaul

A piggy bank for children

coin bank
Do you want to teach the little ones that every penny is worth? Make a piggy bank easily and for free. Rinse an empty detergent container; Remove the tag. Download and print a new label, cut to the size of the boat. Paste with adhesive tape. Coins can be made directly by the top opening.

Photo: Andrew McCaul

Dirty laundry bag

Give the underwear a basket according to its beauty and separate the delicate garments from the rest of the clothes. You need a pillowcase with a nice print, an embroidery hoop (we use a 30 cm ring) and 25 cm. of hanging tape. Pass the cover through the hoop, tie the edge with the tape to the hoop clamp and hang it in the bathroom or dressing room.

Photo: Kate Mathis

Cushions with pocket

Keep the control within reach of your armchair with this cushion with seamless pocket. You will need: a cushion with a removable cover, the pocket of a pair of jeans (men's models have a better size) and double-sided glue tape (found in cloth stores). Cut the entire pocket of the pants. Match the fabric between the lid and the back of the pocket edges; Iron the pieces together. Replace the cover and settle on your sofa.

Photo: Andrew McCaul

Cups with labels

For your next dinner, try this trick to mark the seats of the guests: Place the labels of each place on some wooden skewers on top of the lemon slices, then place them in glasses while you prepare the table. Simply cut cardboard in squares of 5 cm., Write the names, cut lemon and ride on skewers. Suggestion: Remind guests to remove it before drinking.

Photo: Andrew McCaul

Wool Coasters

What to do with a worn sweater? Or one accidentally washed in hot water? Do not worry; This simple craft will give a new life to your shrunken cardigans or discarded children's clothes in pretty coasters. Wash the wool in hot water, then tumble dry. After three rounds, the sweaters must be tight. Use a pencil and a large mouth glass to draw circles on the fabric, then cut out a set.

Photo: Andrew McCaul

Mini vase

Take advantage of an old pen with a lid like a vase for a single bud and add life to your office. Remove the ink cartridge from a dry pen (most unscrew easily). Fill with water, cover the pen at the bottom and insert a thin-stemmed flower.

Photo: Andrew McCaul

Via: Good Housekeeping US