5 Pinterest-Worthy Home Decor DIYs
There’s no better time than now to give your home decor a makeover and your furniture a new lease on life. There’s that saying that you can buy new furniture or you can spend a weekend frustrating yourself by trying to make it. We think the latter is much more fun!
If you know your way around a tin of paint, then these ideas are perfect for you.
From chest of drawers to wine rack
Sometimes there are those furniture pieces that have a special meaning in your life; pieces you can’t part with. Function-altering DIY will help you keep those pieces while creating new use for them. Do you have a chest of drawers that’s special to you? Turn it into a creative wine rack with this tutorial.
Chest of drawers entertainment unit
Another transformation would be to make your treasured chest of drawers into an entertainment unit.
View the tutorial here.
A gallery of your own
We all have photo albums and forgotten shoe boxes full of photos collecting dust. A gallery wall will help you bring your family history and memories into the present. Looking at one photograph with the right family member can send you down a rabbit hole of treasured moments. For this project you will need frames, photographs and lots and lots of wall space. This tutorial will get you started.
Image source and more gallery wall inspiration
Low-maintenance Christmas decorations
This DIY is great for the Afropolitan who is not into the idea of Christmas decorations that require a lot of work – putting them up, making sure ornaments that fall are put back and eventually taking the whole lot down. The pine cone Christmas is small and simple and can be put on a high surface or in a little corner.
Well-travelled Afropolitan hack
Some people collect business cards and hotel matchboxes, others collect bus and train stubs and coins to remind them of places they’ve visited and loved. Whatever you collect, this quick DIY tutorial will help you store and display all your souvenirs and memories.
Tip: You can even sort the frames by year or cities. Image source
Bonus: Make a hammock on which to spend all your summer days with this tutorial.