Cancel Your Plans: 12 DIYs You’ll Want to Try This Weekend
***Written by Jess Bunge
Happy Friday everyone! You may remember about two weeks ago, Emily did a call out on Instagram (are you following us yet??) to ask all you talented folks to send through your DIY projects. BOY did you all deliver. We love a brilliant DIY project and have been really trying to experiment a bit more with it lately. And as suspected, we have so many talented readers in our little community that we thought what better way to finish off the week than to show some of you off. There were so many more we wanted to include but didn’t want to make this post too overwhelming. However, if you guys like this post, we can/will share more at some point. Sorry to be a tease. 🙂 But today we have some amazing and approachable DIYs that heck, you could do THIS weekend if you wanted to. There may be one idea in here that I was already toying around with for my bed nook and am now ready to go full speed ahead after looking at her pics. Can you take a guess??? In the meantime, please enjoy and get inspired…it won’t be hard, I promise.
Pillow Cover Turned Art via Emily Funk
Let’s start off with some pillow talk. Well “deconstructed and made waaay better” pillow talk if you ask me. Emily Funk (coolest last name) had purchased this pillow but never found its perfect home. So to, in her own words, “warm up the modern bones of the space,” she cut it up into three pieces and framed them as art. The float mount makes it look expensive and textured because you can see the raw edges. Easy and so pretty. I love how each piece is different. That’s the tricky thing about framing fabric—the patterns should be varied to make them look special and not like you just framed several pieces of the same fabric. Thanks, Emily!
DIY Wall Organizer With A Bed Slat via Kristina Steinmetz of Ich Designer
Who doesn’t love a clever IKEA hack? Kristina created this clever “wall organizer” using these already connected bed slats. I love how she shows how versatile it can be—it’s great for basically any room in your house and is very budget-friendly. Head to her blog for a step-by-step.
DIY Monstera Leaf Pillow via Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper and Stitch
I was so excited when I looked at our #showEMyourDIY and this project popped up. It might be the cutest kid’s pillow (or big kid, no judgment) that I have ever seen. Sewing skills are required so I now need to re-teach myself ASAP so I can make them for my friends who are having babies. Brittni, the mastermind behind this DIY, is crazy talented and you should absolutely check out her site for other ideas. In fact, we wanted to showcase another one next…
DIY Bathroom Organizer via Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper and Stitch
Why yes that is the cutest bathroom caddy you have ever seen. It’s simple but stylish and so functional. Plus, it looks like a beginner DIYer could easily tackle it with success. Ugly bathroom storage be gone! Thanks for sharing Brittni.
Wood and Leather Peg Rail via Nancy Johnson of The Hillside House
EHD has a well-documented love of peg rails but the really beautiful ones, understandably, usually come with a hefty price tag. When I spotted this cutie on the hashtag, that all changed. Nancy DIYed this amazing, budget-friendly peg rail that I swooned instantly over (as I am sure you are doing right now). Here are the steps from Nancy herself:
DIY Block Shop-Inspired Ottoman via Rachael Gibilterra of Terramade Design
Your eyes don’t deceive you. This is an ottoman you can make yourself and it’s chic as f$*%. Inspired by one of our favorite textile companies, Block Shop Textiles, Rachael did the heavy lifting and created the perfect step-by-step plan for you to get this stunner in your home asap. This DIY does require some technical skills and tools (which you can rent) but boy is it worth it in the end.
DIY Paneled Bed Nook via Lauren Horton
This beautiful DIY came to me via email and I knew it had to go in this post as soon as I saw it. I mean what a genius and chic way to create high visual impact and a defined zone in a room (would be SO good in a studio). Talk about adding character, am I right? Here are Lauren’s instructions on how she got this done:
“I bought pre-finished 1x2s from Home Depot. I mixed my own stain and cut all the slats to length. Next, I used a nail gun to nail the vertical pieces to the wall. I then made a frame on the ceiling that we screwed into the rafters so that I could ensure all of the slats on the ceiling were very secure.”
I feel that as long as you are comfortable with a nail gun and drill, this is a very doable and impactful DIY. Awesome job Lauren.
Stenciled Painted Tiles via Laura Helmick of Helmick Hacienda
When you buy and move into a house, it’s rare that you can afford to customize everything straight out of the gate. Some things you just have to deal with until that bank account gets a little bigger. Well, Laura decided to get crafty and painted over her old bathroom tiles with this super cute stencil. Now, the bathroom floor is barely recognizable. What a cool transformation! Head to her blog for all the tips.
DIY Toy Station via Rachel Andersen of Unanchored Studio
I think my exact words were, “Stop. That is SO COOL,” when I saw this DIY. I then immediately messaged Rachel for the how-to. Now, if you want yours exactly like this one, it does require some higher level skills and cool power tools/machines. But if you don’t have all of that, you could also use her’s as an inspiration and “make it your own.” She originally got her inspiration from this DIY which is more on the beginner side. Also not to worry, Rachel said she did a ton of research to make sure it was safe for that adorable pumpkin pictured above. Essentially, little Harrison is a VERY lucky little boy. Here are Rachel’s instructions:
DIY Modern Credenza Ikea Hack via Bianca Hall of French For Pineapple
IKEA or Jonathan Adler?? This is a crazy genius way to insanely upgrade your IKEA credenza (or any other you might own) to make your space feel incredibly high end and cool. Think of all the mid-century modern styling that credenza could hold??? Thank you Bianca for one of the best IKEA hacks I have ever seen. 🙂 Head to her site for all the deets.
DIY Faux Painted Marble Table via Heather Jorde of Restless Oasis
Yeah, I didn’t think it was faux either at first but it is. How Heather did it was so freaking cool. She wanted a budget-friendly option that she could trust her little ones around and man did she succeed. Head to her blog now to get all the beautiful details. She also says it looks better in person which is kinda nuts since it looks pretty darn great in photos.
DIY Modern Cement Lamp via Heather Jorde of Restless Oasis
What we call “micro globe lamps” are VERY in right now and Heather has your back. You can make your own cool, hip lamp for $20. YUP. Dreams do come true. It’s neutral, looks artisanal (cause you are an artist now, duh) and can be used in almost any space. Head to her blog for all the steps and then let the “cute” light in.
Okay, there you have it. Hope you are now as inspired as we all are and plan to get a little crafty this weekend. Let us know in the comments if you plan to tackle any and if you want more DIY posts like this. We love showcasing great work so we are happy to oblige. 🙂 If you’re itching for more ideas, head to the #ShowEmYourDIY hashtag (and also check out #EHDweekendproject).
Have a great weekend! Love you, mean it.