Add personal style to your home with DIY projects. Try out our favorite do-it-yourself techniques and ideas for handmade accessories, wall treatments, furniture makeovers and more.
Upgrade a Basic Bookcase
Put a personal spin on an off-the-shelf bookcase with these easy DIY makeover ideas.
Give a Plain Mirror a Makeover
Easy Bathroom Vanity Upgrades
Turn a plain-Jane vanity into a custom creation with a few eye-catching add-ons.
7 Ways to Update a Basic Bathroom
Boring bath? Make basic even better with these easy and affordable DIY makeover ideas.
How to Sponge-Paint Curtains
Turn plain curtains into one-of-a-kind beauties with this easy painting technique, which yields a gorgeous watercolor effect.
Personalize a Pillow (in 30 minutes)
Put your personalized stamp on a plain pillow with this easy monogramming technique starring paint.
Easy DIY Picture Rail
Want an easy and affordable way to bring architectural character to your home? This simple DIY molding project fits the bill.room. This project uses standard trim boards that you'll find at any home improvement store . The first step is to paint the wall. If you want a two toned look like we did choose two paint colors from the paint chip. We recommend using semi gloss paint. Then determine how high you want the picture rail to hit. Paint the darker color above that point and the lighter color below it. Once the walls are dry, measure the length and height of each wall and not the measurements. Measure and mark where the picture rail will hit on the painted wall [MUSIC] Then determine the amount of space you want between each of the vertical boards and mark that on the wall. Choose a width that allows you to mark the walls into equal parts. Next, determine the different sizes of trim boards you will use for this project. For this wall, we used 1 x 6's for the base and crown molding . The picture rail and the vertical boards are 1 x 4's. The top ledge of the picture rail, also called a cap,
DIY Woven Copper Serving Tray
Serve up party-perfect treats on our showstopping copper tray. You won't believe quickly it comes together!Here's what you'll need: 12 by 12-inch wooden art panel primed and spray painted , 8 feet of 2-inch copper strapping available at gacopper.com, double-sided tape, 220-grit sanding block, work gloves, tin snips, transparent ruler, and dry eraser marker . Measure and cut the copper strapping. You'll need four 12-inch pieces and four 11-inch pieces. Sand the cut edges . Use the ruler to bend the copper up at 1 inch from the edge. Do this on all four 12-inch pieces. Lay
Easy Glowing Copper Candleholder
The easiest table topper, these glowing copper hurricane holders come together in a snap. Plus: See our secret for adhering the copper!
The Easiest Window Treatment Ever
For just a few bucks, you can make the easiest window treatment ever, here's how. First, measure the width and the length of your window, then cut your fabric two inches wider, and three inches longer, to allow for hem. Measure the edges, and iron it along the fold, to create a crisp line. These will be the hems. [MUSIC] Next, use fusible hem tape along the two long sides, and one short side. And iron the hems shut. Leave the other short end unfinished. Next, cut a half-inch square wood dowel, to the width of your window. Paint it to match the window trim. [MUSIC] On a hard surface, carefully align the unfinished end of fabric, along the dowel, and staple it in place with a staple gun. [MUSIC] Hang the shade in the window, by screwing the wood dowel, into the window frame. [MUSIC] Then, you're ready to insert the two tension rods. [MUSIC] Space the rods evenly, and pull fabric through, to create the look of a Roman shade. Position until you like the look. Now you have a simple custom window treatment, that's perfect for any room in your home. [MUSIC]For just a few bucks, you can make the easiest window treatment ever, here's how. First, measure the width and the length of your window, then cut your fabric two inches wider, and threethe shade in the window, by screwing the wood dowel, into the window frame . [MUSIC] Then, you're ready to insert the two tension rods. [MUSIC] Space the rods evenly, and pull fabric through, to create the look of a Roman shade. Position until you like the look. Now you have a simple custom window treatment , that's perfect for any room in your home. [MUSIC]