Home projects allow you to customize the space where you spend most of your time. Plus, you have the satisfaction from doing it yourself. We have listed several unique craft ideas that can help elevate your space to the next level.
Floating shelves are aesthetically pleasing and functional space-savers that can be installed on any wall in any room. Shelves provide you with storage space and a great way to showcase your knick-knacks. Installing shelves is simple, and you can even wrap them around a corner for a unique look.
Make any boring table look truly unique by incorporating some of your favorite items. Many people like using bottle caps but you can also apply postcards, pennies, seashells, and many more items. Once you have enough of your item, arrange them so that it is visually appealing, glue them down to prevent shifting, then coat with epoxy. Also, placing glass on top of the table can protect your design from wear and tear.
Stone Bathroom Rug
Add a high-end touch to your regular everyday bathroom with a stone bathroom rug. Smooth stones, also known as river rocks, can be found outside or bought at a hardware store. Recycle a bath mat you already have or buy one with rubber backing and glue the rocks down.
Reclaimed Wood Feature Wall
Using wood scraps can create a piece of wall art that makes for a simple yet effective feature wall. Modern home buyers like homes that are unique but try not to go overboard. Placing boards horizontally with joints offset is one of the most common layouts. Arranging the reclaimed wood in a herringbone, chevron, or criss-cross pattern can create a more unique and artistic appeal. You can also use a blowtorch to highlight the natural grains of the wood before applying it to a wall. Some people glue the wood directly to the wall but you can also nail it for a less permanent option.
Modest Bedroom Vanity
Everyone deserves the bedroom of their dreams, but many people don’t have enough space for a full-size vanity. So instead, utilize a small table with drawers that can hold makeup, a mirror that can be mounted on the wall to save tabletop space, and a petite stool for sitting. Most big box retail stores have self-assembly furniture now since there are not many people skilled enough to build wood furniture from scratch.
Built-in Dog Beds
Building your pooch their own space can be a fun project because it allows you to show your furry companion how much you care. While most dogs love to cuddle up close with their humans, they still want and need their own personal spaces to retreat to. A built-in dog bed can be made up of wood pallets, nails, and a dog bed. You’ll use the wood to build a platform and walls, then place the dog bed inside. Your dog might feel safer with higher walls because it creates a barrier and feels like their very own bedroom.
It’s likely that you have some old mixing bowls or even trash cans that you just can’t seem to part with, but did you know that you can upcycle these items to create beautiful planters? Rather than spending money on brand new pots with cute designs, you can easily make your own with some creativity and paint! Trash cans, baking trays, and old coolers are the perfect size to start growing some of your favorite flowers or vegetables.
For this one, you might not want to use books you love. Instead, consider using old college textbooks you have no use for and can’t sell or ones from a garage sale. Depending on how tall you want your nightstand to be will determine how many books are required. Books can be stacked uniformly, fanned haphazardly, or in a spiral design. By gluing the books together a nightstand will be formed. If the books are not visually appealing as they are you can always paint them.
If you love spending time relaxing in your backyard, consider crafting an outdoor daybed. First, you’ll need to build your bed base, which can be made for wood pallets. Make sure it is sturdy enough for the people who will be sitting on it. If you’re not sure how to build a bed base, you can always purchase one for outdoor use. Next, add pieces of foam, which you can cover in any fabric you like. While you can always use an old mattress for your day bed, it might be more difficult to clean. So always bring your foam or mattress inside when the forecast calls for rain or snow to prevent mold.
Depending on the type of work you do, you might not need a full home office. If most of your work is done on a computer you might not even need a desk with drawers. Consider creating a minimalist workspace that can be added to a flex room, living room, or bedroom. A simple tabletop made of wood with added legs creates a designated workspace while still being a space saver. If you are not handy with the power tools you can also purchase a minimalist desk to construct the same space.
Take your home project to the next level with these unique craft ideas we have provided above. They can help personalize your space and create one-of-a-kind pieces with the do-it-yourself tips. However, before you make drastic changes to your home, like installing a feature wall, consider if you will be selling it any time soon. If you do not plan on being there very long, consider the type of home projects you are doing will still attract buyers. Anything too outrageous, even if it is your style, could detract from the beauty of your home.
Guest article is written by Matt Casadona, he has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Psychology. Matt is an editor at 365 Business Tips and is passionate about marketing and business strategy and enjoys San Diego life, traveling, and music.