Take your kitchen project up a notch by building an island out of crates that fits your storage and space needs just right. This DIY plan, from Mindi Carwin at My Love 2 Create, combines small and large crates, along with vegetable bins, from Crates & Pallet to create a kitchen island with multiple sides of pantry storage, as well as room for a cutting board, hanging dish towels and organizing cookbooks.
This whimsical paper arrangement will last all season long and its vibrant blooms are easily repurposed for future projects. Follow these simple instructions to make paper tulips, peonies and daisies. To craft DIY shamrocks, cut four heart-shaped petals from crepe paper, then bind the bottom 1/4 of the petals to a wire stem using floral tape. Gently pull petals apart until desired look is achieved. To make DIY trailing vines, cut petal shapes from crepe paper, then stretch and crimp petals for an organic look. Use floral tape to attach petals down the length of a piece of bind wire and shape the wire as desired. Get materials and more instructions on the next slide.
For an inexpensive quick fix, Atlanta interior designer Steve McKenzie used two shades of gray paint to update an ugly blond 1980s cabinet. He worked with DIY blogger Dena Stormer on the project for Dwell with Dignity, a nonprofit agency that does home makeovers for families living in poverty. "Dwell with Dignity likes to reuse or refurbish anything they can, showing the families that with a little bit of work, you can transform anything," she says. "I love that idea." She removed the doors, sanded it down, taped off the inside, primed it and sprayed the doors separately from the console.