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DIY home decor: 7 projects that are worth the (minimal) effort.

Aug 27, 2015


image via Lovely Indeed

I have to admit, I’m pretty picky when it comes to DIY’s. It’s just so easy to mess them up, or have them end up looking kitschy or cheesy, you know? Or worse, you can just tell it’s a DIY from miles away. 

The best kind of DIY is one that is easy, affordable, and best of all, you can’t actually tell it’s a DIY. 

I’ve stumbled upon quite a few amazing DIY sites during my recent Pinterest stalking sessions, and here are some DIY home decor projects I’m putting on my own list! Have you tried any of these? 


Gold Pattern Desk Organizers 


image via homeyohmy 

Desks always seem to collect knick-knacks, so whether you just need a place to house all your loose items, or you need a mechanism to store your office supplies, these little gold catch-alls are the perfect solution

(Cough. I don’t actually have a desk yet, but when I DO, these are going to be high on my priority list!) 


Leather & Wood Coat Rack 


image via A Pair and a Spare 

This DIY coat rack is something I’m pretty sure Dot & Bo would sell for like $400. Except the pieces of wood are basically broomsticks you can buy at the hardware store, with a bit of leather wrapping. I mean, really? Please be easier. DIY home decor at it’s finest, guys. I’m determined to find a place for this to go in my apartment. 


Mid Century Daybed 


image via Sugar & Cloth

Okay, so I don’t have a guest bedroom, and definitely won’t anytime soon, but when I do, I think this mid century daybed is definitely the way to go. To sum it up: 1. Cover your box spring with a cute cover or sheet. 2. Attach mid century legs. 3. You’re done. There are no more steps. 


This would also be a great solution for a studio apartment, just sayin’ 


Dipped Flatware 


image via Lovely Indeed

This dipped flatware DIY is an amazing solution for that old second set of silverware you’ve got lying around. Wouldn’t it be cute for entertaining, or a BBQ? And so easy too–just dip, hang, and dry! 


Easy Crate Storage


image via A Pair and a Spare

I’m not even sure this can be considered a DIY seeing as it doesn’t require any steps, but isn’t that the best kind anyway!? 

I love the idea of using wooden crates as shelves on a desk. You could also hang them on the wall! I’m secretly thinking of doing this in our bathroom, but I haven’t shared this with Neal yet. (Shhhh.) 


DIY neon word light 


I can’t get over how easy this is, and why I had never thought of this previously! Who knew making your own neon word light would be such a snap. 

Although I’m afraid I wouldn’t know which word to use. I think “hello” is a safe bet though, don’t you think? Which word would you go with? 


DIY gold leaf clipboards 


And finally, the little beauties you saw above–gold leaf clipboards! I think this is such a fun way to hang art on your walls, and a great example of how something super simple can make a huge impact! (OR it would make a great little gift, don’t you think?) 


Have you completed any great DIY’s lately? I’d love to see them! 

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