Pinterest isn’t just a way to blow an entire day (it happens far more often than we’d like to admit!), it’s also become a bona fide interior design online warehouse, chock full of great ideas and inspiring before-and-afters. Whether you want to refurbish an old mirror, an old couch, or an entire dilapidated mansion, build a dog house, find a cool paint trick, or figure out a way to turn your bare backyard into a gardener’s haven, you can find it there.
Here are some of our favorite Pinterest DIYs for home.
Industrial lighting is hot, hot, hot, and pricey, pricey, pricey. Recycle those mason jars and pick up a couple of Edison bulbs for this easy, enlightening project.
Pinterest via The DIY Adventures
“If you love snapping cool pictures with your smartphone using Instagram or Hipstamatic but don’t know what to do with those square shots, then try making your own canvas print,” said POPSUGAR. Doing it yourself means paying $5 a pop instead of a minimum of $20 for a small frame.
Pinterest via POPSUGAR.
Rejuvenate an old nightstand. The $10 thrift store find is now a chic piece, and all it took was a little paint and a wall decal.
Pinterest via Spoonflower.
Go beach chic without going broke with these DIY seashell candles. All of the products needed to make these at home can be found at a craft store like Michaels.
Pinterest via COCO29.Love those metal cage-look tables that can costs hundreds of dollars? Get one for a steal with this easy trick. Take a metal trash, a can of spray paint, and flip upside down when done. Voila: cool, cheap side table.
PinterestOld crate plus rusted out license plate equals a fun, cool way to store TP. You could expect to pay hundreds of dollars for this in a specialty deign store, but can make it yourself for a couple bucks.
Pinterest via Funky Junk InteriorsThe rustic industrial look is one of the hottest trends around, and you can DIY it…with a little time, effort, and patience. It’s admittedly not a quick and easy job, but the results may be worth it for a wood pallet wall that looks like a professional created it.
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IKEA hacks are some of our faves—for the sheer volume of available options and some great before-and-afters. This tufted banquette may be the best use of the versatile BESTA shelf we’ve seen yet.
Pinterest via Apartment Therapy