I feel a great sense of accomplishment when I build something myself. It’s original and it’s imperfections make it even more perfect; that’s why decorating our new house made this year’s bucket list. If there were no time constraints, I’d build everything myself. Since that’s not possible, the things I can build hold even more significance. We officially finished our laundry room this evening and three of the pieces were created by us. In a busy world filled with bills and house cleaning and grocery shopping, I love to fit in a few DIY projects that make me excited.
We were always throwing our jackets and sweaters on the staircase banister because we didn’t have a mud room or a closet at the door. I was tired of it until I found this cool pallet coat rack idea from Pinterest. It was easy to make and I used paint colors that matched the cushions on the bench that is also DIY.
We live in a new neighborhood and dumpster diving has become a regular weekend event. We’ve been able to make tables, chairs, benches, and artwork all from reclaimed wood found around the neighborhood. It doesn’t cost us a cent and it’s totally shabby chic.
The laundry sign is also made from reclaimed wood and a laundry rack that I found at Hobby Lobby. We painted the room with a $5 miss-matched can of paint that we found at Lowe’s. The total cost of the laundry room make-over was under $50 and it’s functional and unique.
In the last week, we finished the laundry room, painted the bathroom and the dining room, and made a console table for the family room. Next up… Darren’s office. Our goal of completing it this weekend wouldn’t fit with our crazy lifestyle if it wasn’t so unrealistic. We’ll see if we can actually do it.
What DIY projects are on your list?