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One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s DIY Project

Do you want to spruce up your home? Do-it-yourself projects can transform ordinary items into one-of-a-kind pieces. It requires some time and patience, but you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank. You can save money buying secondhand items at thrift stores or yard sales. And don’t forget about your home! The most unassuming thing can be changed to something incredible with your personal touch.


Search your home for unused items, and simply use your imagination to create something new. This inexpensive DIY project used old wooden crutches and scrap wood to create a beautiful bookshelf.



Via Mamie Jane’s / DIY Cozy Home

Think twice before selling your child’s old baby crib.  It can be changed into a stylish and comfortable daybed for your porch.


Via 2 Little Hooligans


Don’t let DIY projects intimidate you. Take a peek inside your garbage can, and use a piece trash to create your first project. For example, an empty Kleenex box was turned into a lovely washcloth basket. Just purchase some glue, jute, and canvas fabric to line the box. Guests will be amazed by your crafty skills.



Via Southern Flair Crafts


The strawberry jam may be gone, but that doesn’t mean you have to discard the mason jar, too. Use the ones you already have at home. A mason jar can serve many purposes. The possibilities are endless.


For your next family gathering, decorate the tables with several mason jars.  Fill the jars with water and add a floating candle inside each one. Then, tie a piece of ribbon around the top.  Your family will surely admire these amazing centerpieces.



Via Emmaline Bride


Old wooden shutters may not look like much, but they definitely stand out in this living area. Their unique placement above the sofa does wonders for the space. This goes to show that just about anything can add character to your home.



Via Design Sponge


These stunning tumblers were once old wine bottles. Practice making a set of three or four, and then add them to your collection of glassware. You never know—this could be the start of your own business.


Via Brit + Co


This awesome DIY used old salvaged doors for the headboard and scrap wood to put together the platform bed. The finished product is quite impressive. It creates a warm and unique space that’s all its own.


Via Averie Lane



Pinterest or other sources like DIY blogs are great for inspiration. Yet, remember to use your imagination to turn your trash into gorgeous treasures that will surely give your home a fresh new look and feel.

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