DIY Ideas : Home Decor on the Cheap
2013 went by pretty fast , don’t you think ? Happy New Year to you all !
Idea #1 : Use your toilet rolls as decorations then you won’t have to worry about finding places to store them.
It’s super easy ! Here’s the how-to :
Imagine filling a whole shelf this way. It would soften up the whole bathroom.
Idea #2 : Paint your shoeboxes and Sharpie them into mini vintage luggage.
I found this idea on Pinterest. You should take a look at this site ( Brigitte.de ) which is a treasure trove of decorating ideas. The DIY was quite simple and took about an afternoon. I painted all the shoeboxes white, even those with glossy finishings could be painted over with a few coats of acrylic paint. When they’ve all dried , I drew over them with permanent markers using the photo I found as a guide. It now houses DVDs and it looks quite good too !
Idea#3 : Chalk your walls.
When we were renovating our house, this wall was our “what should we do with it ? ” wall. At first we were going to do a raw red brick wall, but thinking about usage ( Asian cooking = grease build up all over the place ) it wasn’t a smart thing to do. The contractor got sick of our indecision , so he order it to be painted green. Hence, we got ourselves a wall size chalkboard. I wrote down ingredients of recipes both food and cleaning.
Love the shoe box luggage!
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love the mock suitcases, it would be fun to decorate them as our kids travel to different places and see the state/world.You wrote that you based the suitcase designs on a photo. where’s the photo? Can you post it?
Hi there Polly, that’s such a clever idea ! I screenshot-ed the photo from Pinterest and It’s probably in my photos folder ( aka The Abyss ). Maybe you can google it (sharpie + cardboard box ) ? There are many versions of this DIY, hope this helps 🙂
Love the shoe box too, still using them after all these years:)