Ready for a revelation? Well, Lifehacker has given one! Below is a graphic for those home renovators who relish in the look rather than the labor. Check out some simple home improvement ideas that have all the design and none of the sweat equity.
Coffee mugs aren’t just for drinking homemade mochas. With all the cute and stylish designs coffee mugs have, why not free up some cupboard space and add some interest to the kitchen walls? Well with this easy pallet coffee cup holder project from One Little Bird, you can!
Start by gathering these materials:
- Right Angle Ruler
- Tape measure
- Circular Saw
- Cordless Drill
Begin by using the circular saw to cut the pallet to a manageable size. Then sand down this mini pallet, making sure the wood is smooth.
Once sanded, decide if decoration for the project is essential. In One Little Bird’s design, they decided to sponge brush the word “coffee” with stencils to add style.
Next it’s time for the hooks! Take a ruler and pencil to measure where the hooks will go. Follow this step by drilling the hooks into the chosen spots. While the spaces should be event spaced, don’t stress if the placement isn’t perfect. The mugs will distract from any unevenness.
Finally, hang the most stylish mugs possible and enjoy this storage display!
Chicago Handyman doles out a lot of tips on what to do regarding home decor. Well, now we’re going to share some great tips from Lulu & Georgia on what not to do in interior design:
Hello Chicago Handyman readers! Let’s start this week off right with some space saving tips from Business Insider:
Dressers can be bulky and in this closet organization age, they’re pretty unnecessary. But don’t ditch the dresser in the alleyway wasteland! Instead, repurpose any dresser into a sleek, sophisticated mudroom bench for every household need following The Weekend Country Girl’s comprehensive guide.
Here’s what’s needed:
- Old Dresser
- Plywood slabs
- Plywood box
- Beadboard paneling
Begin by taking apart the dresser. Remove all of the drawers, leaving only the two remaining bottom drawers. Attach a plywood top to create a surface for the bench. This structure will not only serve as seating, but storage for shoes and other household items.
To create the top space for hanging jackets and stashing papers, reuse the remaining solid drawer fronts. Once adhered at the top, make sure to attach breadboard paneling for aesthetics and several 2X4’s and a plywood box for support. For an even more glamorous look, add a mirror to the center and add 2X4’s around it for support.
Finally, to connect the pieces, just insert some board-and-batten bead board to the wall for a fluid illusion. Then comes the fun part: paint it, add drawer knobs and install hooks. Make them whatever is consistent with the style of the home.
When all is said and done, this project is not only really simple, but extremely environmentally and style friendly.
Ready to attack a project? Well, before swinging a hammer or pulling off wallpaper, check out A Beautiful Space’s top 4 design trends of 2015 guaranteed to amp up the style of every space:
1. Bring On The Blue!
Deep, rich blues are in vogue and for good reason! Dark navy and indigo are both bold and beautiful, ensuring an expressive but classic look. Add a splash or coat the room in the glorious shade- it’ll look wonderful either way!
2. Metallics Are A Must Have
No, this isn’t another call for stainless steel or chrome. Instead, carve a different style path with brass or copper finishes. Switch up the hues of metallics throughout the home and don’t get locked in the stainless box.
3. Take On Texture
Whether it’s texturized wallpaper or sponge applied wall contours, texture from walls to ceiling are definitely taking center stage in home design. Take advantage of this texture revolution!
4. Bring The Vacation Home
Finally, a trend that requires traveling the world for inspiration! Whether the theme’s Morocco or Tanzania, earthy tones will definitely propel the home into the glamour that is 2015 home design.