One of the perks of DIY is the ability to customize an item exactly how you want it. You want dark brown instead of black? You got it! That’s exactly what spurred on the creation of this wall sign by Aimee from The Vintage Estate. Aimee used paint and a contact paper stencil to easily replicate the plaque her client wanted in the exact color she wanted. I gotta say that I love this sweet little sign!
Brit from House Updated just finished converting a corner of her basement into a playroom. Storage was a must, so Brit combined a couple of different storage systems, including an Expedit-like unit she had on hand and a couple of kitchen cupboards from Ikea, to make her own Pottery Barn-esque storage system. She says, “This way I got all the extra storage and could customize it too! I fancied it up with painted fabric bins and colorful chalkboard labels and now the kids know exactly where to put their stuff. I love organization that looks good too!”
Whether placed on a bag, a pillow, or even a wall, a monogram adds a flourish that’s undeniable. Anne from Creative Life Blog wanted to bring this flourish to her bar area and her daughter’s nursery, just not at $139 a piece. She found a more affordable option in ordering custom unfinished wood monograms and then simply spray painting them the desired color. She says, “Not only was I able to make two monograms for less than the price of one, but mine is larger!!!”
Have a Star Wars aficionado in your life? Melissa from 320 Sycamore created an amazing piece of illuminated Death Star artwork for her Star Wars-loving boys. That’s right… it really lights up! Melissa shows how easy it is to make your own with a piece of particle board, a high-quality print from Staples, and, of course, lights! She says this is the perfect time to tackle this project since Christmas lights are in full supply.