I thought I’d have some fun with Interior Obsessions this week and combine my first love, DIY, with my second love, great design. So, I scoured my backlog of interior links, searching for clever decor items that could potentially be DIYed. Fun, right?
Here’s what I found…
1. Potted Pendant Light: I saw this quirky, cool house on The Design Files and love the hanging pot pendant light.
Remodelista shared a tutorial for how to make a similar hanging pendant light, on your own. So, this one is definitely DIYable. Even without a tutorial. You basically just need a light kit and a pot.
2. Leather Storage Straps: These leather straps from Mathilda Clahr are perfectly minimal and act as an interesting design and storage element on the wall.
They can be DIYed with a long strap of leather and a long nail or screw, but can also be purchased here, ready for hanging (which I would seriously consider because they’re so perfect).
3. Unexpected Gallery Wall: A gallery wall in an unexpected place, like a bathroom, is an easy DIY to tackle. And this bathroom gallery wall is one of the most interesting I’ve seen lately. (found via my buddy, Chelsea at Lovely Indeed)
All you need are some framed prints, paintings, postcards, etc. Matching frames not required. Map out a general plan for how you want the cluster to look, on the floor first, before hammering any nails. Rue has a tutorial for hanging the perfect gallery wall if you need a little guidance.
4. Blanket Ladder: I love blanket ladders, generally. And when I saw this one being used as a place for shoes and accessories, I thought it was really clever. It might be a little too rustic for my taste, but still, I like it.
And there is a great tutorial for making your own mid-century inspired blanket ladder, over on A Beautiful Mess. So, something like this could be DIYed fairly easily.
5. Copper Clothing Rack: And finally…I fell in love with this hanging copper clothing rack, from Madelynn Hackwith Furlong, along with everyone else, when I saw it on SFgirlbybay.
A couple of months later, Madelynn shared the DIY tutorial for the same copper rack on SFgirlbybay. It’s one of my favorite clothing rack DIYs because it doesn’t take up any floor space. Plus, it’s copper. Hard not to like that.
Which one of these would you be most likely to try in your home?
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any idea as to how i can get a copy of the goggles girl print in the bathroom? it’s adorable!Justie
that copper clothing rack is AMAZING! it’d be perfect to showcaase some of my prettier dresses. and i also like the idea of using a blanket ladder for shoes- that really is clever!
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Aren’t those leather straps cool, GÃ¼ner. I love ’em too.Brittni
I would love to try leather storage straps and the ladder. Especially, storage straps look both chic and functional. Also there could be many variations of it. Shoe storage is always an issue for me so i would go for a wider ladder 🙂GÃ¼ner
Que buenas ideas!!!!!
La segunda para el escritorio es fantÃ¡stica, me encanta!
Saludos!!!En estado de Rachel
I hear ya on space, Kyra. At least the clothing rack doesn’t take up much space, since it’s hanging. Although, once you add clothes, it will stick out a little bit.Brittni
I would definitely use the ladder and the copper clothing rack if I had the room for them! all great DIYsKyra
I completely agree, Christina. Love gallery walls in the bathroom.Brittni
I love seeing gallery walls in bathrooms. They are so unexpected!
– Christina www.cityloveee.blogspot.comChristina
Thanks Kel. Yeah, that claw foot tub is pretty great. I’m dreaming of one in our next house too…I have a very particular DIY idea for it, that I’m dying to try.Brittni
What a genius idea for a post, B! I’m kind of dying over that whole claw foot tub/gallery wall situation. Needs to happen in my future home!Kelly @ Studio DIY
Sounds like we’re on the same page. Love the copper rack, of course, and the goggles girl piece in number 3 completely makes the room, in my opinion.Brittni
I love Madelynn’s copper pipe clothing rack. Especially the one in the bedroom nook. In fact I love anything with copper, like everyone else at the moment, so this one is definitely my favourite. Although the snorkel and goggles girl art print in the bathroom is a winner too!Theycalleditthediamondblog