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.
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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