Here are some easy ideas you can actually make yourself that will add a personal touch to your home.
Old Pallet Tables
If you want a nice, rustic looking table what also makes use of recycled materials, you can pick up an old wooden pallet and easily convert it. All you need to do is stain it, add legs or wheels, and if you want, a smooth glass top that lets you see the wood without having to worry about spills or a bumpy surface. If you are going for a rustic look, reused pallets are a great material to use. Not only that, but they are easy to work with. You can take them apart, reshape them, and add to them. They’re like a blank canvas for designers and do-it-yourselfers alike.
Wooden Wine Rack
Who doesn’t love displaying their collection of wine bottles for guests to marvel at? A nice looking open wine rack can make a room look more inviting and add a more homey look to a kitchen or dining room. You can easily make a customized wine rack by throwing together some old pieces of wood into a unique design. Use it to fill an otherwise plain wall or corner of a room (and don’t forget to keep it well stocked).
Convenient Corner Shelves
You know those annoying corner spaces in your house that you wish you could make use of? Now you can with these easy to assemble corner shelves. Turn that little space behind your door into an out-of-the way storage area, or spice up a corner of your kitchen or living room with a bit of extra shelf space for books, candles, picture frames, or anything else you can think of.
Stone Wall Art
Bring a touch of the outdoors inside with some personalized stone art on your walls. Let your creativity run wild while adding an earthy tone to the room. Flat rocks with neutral colours work best so that they blend into the wall without being too noticeable. Whether it’s just a small decoration or a pattern covering a whole wall, stone art is an eye-catching feature that adds a lot of character to a room. Everyone who walks into your home will ask “where did you get the idea for that?”
These are really easy to make. The great thing about these alternative shelves is that they take up no extra floor space. Just like the corner shelves, these are a perfect way to utilize space efficiently. You can add to them by hanging shelves off of each other. There are many different style possibilities. You can use rope and weathered wood for a rustic look, or glass and wires for a more modern, sleek finish. Whatever materials you use, these shelves will look great in any room.