40 Fabulous DIY Projects You Can Borrow Ideas From

Summer is here, and we are all ready to tackle that paint project that has been sitting in our garage for months, getting our backyard into shape, and looking for new in-expensive ways to improve our homes.   With that in mind, we decided to compile 40 of the best DIY projects from around the blogging community that are easy to complete without having to spend your entire paycheck on a project. Take a look, and be inspired how easy it is to get a designer look for less!

Here are a couple noteworthy designs I have loved:

–  Campaign furniture  can run you several thousand dollars at show rooms, and antique stores.  Why not get the look for less, if you can?  Blogger Louisa DiLeone decided to make her own campaign dresser with Ikea’s popular Rast chest, a 3-drawer dresser for $34.99. Using high gloss paint in a pinkish plum, and campaign style drawer pulls and brass flat corners, DiLeone created a gorgeous knockoff for a fraction of the price of an original. Go to DiLeone’s blog, For Chic Sake.

–  If you love the modern Hollywood Regency styles, consider blogger Molly Madfis‘s “fauxdenza.” Two Ikea Akurum kitchen cabinets were mounted to a wall in her home.  Before attaching the cabinets, Molly set them up on books and boxes to figure out the perfect height, and then used a custom walnut slab on top. -Madfis’ blog, Almost Makes Perfect.

– Interior designer Marianne Brown decided to try Ikea’s Vika Amon table because of its glossy white top and decided to paint the table’s legs using Rust-Oleum’s metallic gold spray paint.- Brown’s blog, White + Gold.

IKEA Hack…Card File Drawers- Garden Seed Storage Ideas! thepaintedhive.blogspot.ca

Aluminum foil covers the paint pan..toss after painting…marthastewart.com

-Interior designer Jana Bek, glammed up Ikea’s Vittsjö shelving unit by painting it gold.

For a super luxe look, spray paint the shelving with bright gold spray, and gold leaf for a shiny metal finish.

Bek’s website, Bek Design.

Paint chips + Poster Frame = Dry erase calendar!- cheltenhamroad.files.wordpress.com

DIY Moss BallsThe Yellow Cape Cod Blog

Artist and blogger Tina Sindahl used an IKEA cabinet and upholstery nails to recreate the look of a high-end credenza she loved. You can find out how she did it on her blog, Signed by Tina. (The instructions are in Swedish, but there’s a drop-down menu on the sidebar for translation.)

Update a standard tub with bead board surround.hgtv.com

20-diy-sharpie-projects- blogs.babble.com

Magazine rack made from shelving brackets-TOH gives step-by-step instructions on how to replicate this project.

Lack Table Makeover- littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com.au

DIY Malachitetheaestate.com

Chevron Pattern + Hardware Storeriotsnotdiets.com

Use foil tape (Home Depot) to make a wall design. karapaslaydesigns.blogspot.com

Make Your Own Apothecary Jar From Dollar Tree- thesteenstyle.com

DIY Chevron Fridge-apartmenttherapy.com

 How To: revamp drawers using lace and spray paint.karapaslaydesigns.blogspot.com

Cat Condo- moderncat.net

Take popsicle sticks and paint them the color of every wall in your house.

Carry with you on the go to match furniture, curtains, decorations, etc. Genius.


Can you use contact paper as wallpaper?  honeyandfitz.com

How To Make Your Doors Appear Taller- The Yellow Cape Cod Blog

Put up magnetic chalkboard in kitchendesignspongeonline.com

Diy Cork Board Wall-sadieandstella.blogspot.com

Add Gold Corners To Basic Painted Framesathoughtfulplaceblog.com

Inspired by the blog A Thoughtful Place, blogger Sierra Gullan decided to dress up some of Ikea’s black Nyttja frames using painters tape.

Stephanie’s Tape Wall- Check out her chevron wall tutorial here.

A $5 Dollar Goodwill painting gets a makeover-Five Minute Frame Fix

How To Gild A Chair-For the full set of instructions along with detailed photographs, visit Fresh Home Ideas.

How to create a burnished gold finish with Rub ‘n Buff and a fan brush!-blog.houseoffifty.com

DIY Painting A Metal Lamp – Dutch Interior And Crafts Magazine- 101woonideeen.nl

DIY Chalkboard paint recipe – any colour you like- Attempting Aloha

Diy Gold Foil Journals- eatsleepcuddle.com

DIY Inspiration: Gold Spray Painted Animals-brunchatsaks.blogspot.dk

Plastic Toys, Wood Blocks, Spray paint-Or Buy Them New At pbteen.com

Diy Lacquered Boxes- sadieandstella.blogspot.com

How to line the interiors of your kitchen cupboards with fabric and foam board


DIY Painted Rug! charmhome.blogspot.com

How To Refresh Old Wood (tutorial)-the-brick-house.com

Real decanters used as pendant chandeliers in Conquine Bar in London.-HD Inspirations Blog  

Using transfer letters to make alphabet stones.thewritestart.typepad.com

DIY- how to make an outdoor mosaic table- familyhandyman.com

Tutorial For Napkins- So simple! purlbee.com

An inexpensive way to have chair rail/wainscoting.

DIY – Board and Batten Step-by-Step Tutorial!!!


How to make Garden Stones with kids. Easy and Fun plus they last for years.

Instructions At thehappyhousewife.com

Using Cabinet Doors for Extra Storage Space-infarrantlycreative.net

How to sew a box cushion-designsponge.com

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