Need some affordable as well as very easy ideas for decorating your empty walls? Think straightforward and quick DIY wall surface art as well as canvas painting ideas, then take a look at these awesome ideas to discover exactly how.
From artistic modern canvases to rustic chic seek your vintage farmhouse design, you are sure to discover several trendy tasks to contribute to your weekend “to make” list.
Some of these very easy canvas paints can be done in under a hr, and a lot of them are low-cost, too. Having no time at all or no cash as an excuse just will refrain.
Take a look at the simple to follow step by step tutorials with guidelines as well as pictures to find out exactly how to make these cool artwork ideas for your walls.
Decorate your bed room, living area, bathroom, cooking area, all those empty wall surfaces in your residence that have been begging you to add some imaginative flair to them.
Abstract Quote Canvas Painting
Situate a quote that talks with you and also stencil the letters on pieces of tape. Adhere the letters to your canvas. Select a mix of paint tones as well as repaint them on the canvas in substantial strokes.
Pixel Painting Ideas
Layout a pixelated pattern by generating a grid of colors that coincide shade. Draw equal-sized squares throughout the surface area of your canvas, afterwards paint each square a slightly various tone. Your professional-looking painting could be waited for a living-room, room or office.
Simple Watercolor Painting
Simple Watercolor Painting. Simple- yes, that’s the thing we are focused on so you can craft yourself a desired and splendid watercolor painting. First of all, hats off to you since you showed interest and courage to try hands-on with messy watercolors.
Canvas with Color Palette Painting Combination
The easiest place to get colors from your photos. Combine colors scheme that perfectly matches your favorite images
Abstract Canvas Painting Ideas
If you’ve just painted your home and you need artwork that coordinates with the new color scheme, this is a perfect project for you–and it’s really simple!
DIY Easy Canvas Painting
Diy art, you have to try combine color to make it simple and eye catching.
Blank Walls? Try This Simple One
Need some cheap and easy ideas for decorating your blank walls? Think simple and quick DIY wall art and canvas painting ideas #artprints
I Think you Have to Try This One
Cute and funny diy kitchen decor. Acrylic paint on small canvas kitchen quote. What the fork is for dinner?
Use Colored Canvas and Give it Quote with Little Ilustration
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DIY Abstract Painting Canvas
DIY Canvas Painting for Beginer
We bring the Best Canvas Painting Ideas for Beginners who has that artist to throw colors canvas art on the sheet portraying the thoughts running into canvas wall art. Read more » #paintingideas #painting #canvasart #canvas
Super Easy Canvas Painting
Super Easy DIY Canvas Painting Ideas For Artistic Home Decor
Motivation Quote Canvas Painting
Great Quote to decorate your wall space.
Easy Quote Canvas Painting
Tree Wall Art Painting Decoration
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Lion Acrylic Painting
80 Easy Acrylic Canvas Painting Ideas for Beginners
Cover a canvas with paint to ensure that it’s one strong shade, afterwards splatter vivid shades throughout the surface. Create this DIY job outside to ensure the paint does not splash on anything important in your house.
DIY Sea Canvas Painting
Bring the shore right to your living room or bedroom. Brush your canvas uniformly with blues as well as environment-friendlies for a very easy sea painting.
Buying your friends and family funny, thoughtful, or sentimental birthday cards is always a nice gesture. If you’re an avid DIY enthusiast like us, however, then you know that it’s sometimes more meaningful for both people if what you give someone for their birthday is something that you made yourself! Making someone a birthday card doesn’t have to be hard, but it’ll definitely show them how much you care.
1. Kissing buttons cards
Adding a bit of a 3D element to a card is always fun, and it’s totally visually appealing too. We love the way the buttons contrast with the thin, simple lines of the stick drawing in this kissing love note card by Paolo Jacopo Medda!
2. Hiding bear card
Do you love novelty cards that open and unfold? Then you might like this adorable cartoon bear who’s clearly prepared for a surprise party! Check out how he’s made on Shouldn’t You be Studying.
3 . Paper doily cupcake card
If you’ve ever browsed our site before, you probably already know how much we love DIY projects that upcycle or use unconventional materials. That’s why we like this cute little cupcake card made with a paper doily so much! Find out how it’s made from Kitchen Table Stamper.
4. Birthday candle card
Terao Design guides you through the process of making a very simple yet completely adorable birthday candle design. You could use this one as a birthday card for a friend or as an invite to your own party!
5. String balloon card
Designing a card that’s cute on the outside is definitely a good idea, but we also like cards that are cute on the inside too! The Thrifty Ginger suggests cutting out paper balloons and banner flags and then using pieces of coloured string to actually make a little pop up party scene when the card opens.
6. Sharpie whale card
When it comes to customizing things with bold colours, Shaprie markers are an awesome tool. You could technically use this idea to make any image you like, but in case you’re having trouble thinking of what to do, check out this adorable birthday whale design from Img Kid!
7. Paper cutout age card
Sometimes upcycling can be shabby chic in a way that’s surprisingly beautiful. That’s how we feel about this cute age cutout birthday card from Sally Etc.! You could use any type of scrap or reclaimed paper you can find that you enjoy the pattern, colour, or texture of.
8. Washi tape candle card
If you love bright colours and patterns but you’re not very confident in your drawing and painting skills just yet, then try using washi tape to make pictures with nice straight lines and clean edges! It comes in so many patterns and colour combinations that we doubt you’ll have trouble making a fun birthday candle design like this one by Omiyage.
9. Washi tape tiered cake
Do you love the idea of making a birthday card with washi tape but the birthday candle design is a little too simple to you? Try making a tiered cake design like this one from Omiyage instead! It’s nearly as easy, but it’s always nice to have options when it comes to making nice things.
10. Crimped paper card
Are you the kind of person who just can’t get enough of cards with raised elements and textures? Then you’ll probably love this crimped banner card idea from Tuningpp! It’s easier than you’d think to create an ombre raised paper effect, but the final product is great.
11. Washi tape and string birthday banner card
Are you still into the idea of using washi tape but you’d rather have a 3D style card than one where the tape sticks flat to make a picture? Decorator’s Notebook shows you how to combine the two techniques to make an adorable Happy Birthday banner card with a bit of string!
12. Cupcake wrapper card
Birthday cupcakes are always an adorable look, but nothing makes a cuter cupcake wrapper than an actual cupcake wrapped. Check out how Blog Lovin’ made this card design by layering pieces of a rainbow wrapper to look like a doubly wrapped 3D cupcake.
13. Unfolding circles card
If your friend or family member loves nothing more than getting gift cards for their birthday, then making an unfolding birthday card like this doubles as your gift wrap! We love that this design by DIY Crafts Mom is made from four separate circles strategically overlapped and folded.
14. Pop-out birthday banner and balloon card
If you liked the previous birthday banner and balloon pop out card that we listed but your taste is a little more outrageous than what you saw there, check out this variation of a similar idea from Random Creative. There’s no such thing as too many balloons, right?
15. 3D gifts card
Pop out birthday cards don’t have to include a bundle of balloons. Switch things up by making cuts in the spine of the card, popping them inside out, and decorating the resulting raised strips like birthday gifts! Popular DIY Crafts guides you through the process step by step.
Do you know someone who loves making people special things for their birthday? Share this post with them for a little bit of DIY card inspiration!
If you don’t have a family command center, what you have is a mess. Just keeping one part of your household running smoothly, let alone your entire household, can be next to impossible. And household members are rarely on the same page with one another.
Ready to get started?
1. Make use of your wall space.
This is a great example of a family command center which makes use of very little in the way of desk space. Almost the entirety of the system is on the wall—there is even a cute little key holder on the wall! Notice the bright colors and the personal touches.
2. Make pretty file folders to personalize your family command center.
One wonderful way to spruce up a family command center is by creating beautiful customized folders for organizing. Click on the source link to find out how you can do it using plain old manila folders and contact paper.
This family command center is entirely on the wall, and it is also entirely self-contained. As you can see, it is incredibly simple and minimal. But sometimes that is exactly what you need. You do not necessarily have to have everything in one place. Here you can quickly and easily check notes and grab what you need as you are going in or out of the house.
This command center spans from floor to ceiling. But what really impresses me about it is its location. It is on a narrow bit of wall which most people would simply ignore. It just goes to show, there is no such thing as unusable space.
Who says you always need to go with the bright and colorful look? Sometimes a monochromatic command center with high contrasts yields a bold, stunning effect. Plus, it certainly looks neat and organized! There is nothing here to distract you.
The sign above this pin board that says “Simplify” says it all. Is this a full-fledged command center to take care of all of your organizational needs? No, but it makes for a great bulletin board. If that is all you need, it would work great on its own. Otherwise, you could integrate it with a more comprehensive family command center. Find a tutorial at the source link.
Here is a beautiful handcrafted wall organizer with a chalkboard incorporated. There is a place to hang your keys, and enough room for incoming and outgoing mail along with a few additional items. The chalkboard could be used for messages, but a cute design is a great idea too!
This command center shows an excellent use of a chalkboard to write out a weekly calendar. The letters denoting the weekdays are permanent, but you can erase and rewrite a new schedule every week. The envelopes for incoming and outgoing mail are also cute and simple.
11. Hide your family command center inside a cabinet.
This is a brilliant idea if you think that a family command center looks cluttered (no matter how organized it is, you still might not want to see scheduling, papers and the like). It is also a genius plan for making use of what little space you have if you live in a tiny house or apartment.
This is not an idea for a full command center, but it is a really cool idea for a message board which you could integrate with one. A piece of glass has been painted a vibrant spring green. Dry erase markers can be used to write on the glass.
“Family command center” … it has a rather harsh military sound to it, doesn’t it? It makes you picture something on a battleship. Well, for a softer look and feel, consider using lovely pastel shades like this talented DIYer. Out of all the command centers I have seen, this one stands out from an aesthetic point of view.
15. Use magnet boards and dry erase boards to get organized.
Here is a great image which spells out exactly what you are looking at. I really like the inclusion of the magnet board! What a smart idea. It’s well worth clicking on the source link to check out other photos of this family command center.
The original source link on this one unfortunately seems to be broken, though it was posted on a site called Post Road Vintage. Everything about this command center is stylish, homey, and inviting! The mason jars, the flowers, the old-fashioned blackboard and the window frame with the distressed wood all combine for a lovely effect.
At the source link, you can view a detailed tutorial which teaches you how to build a message system like this. This particular example measures 30 x 22 inches. You can hang it up wherever you want—on a wall or a door. It would be easy to move if you ever decide to rearrange—very cool!
Previously I shared a great family command center which took advantage of a small, unused section of wall. Here is another one which does the same thing. Running from top to bottom, it offers a great way for family members to stay connected and organized, and it looks fantastic. Check the link for a tutorial.
19. Never gift up looking for ways to beautify and streamline your command center.
Here you can see a “before” and “after” for an upgraded command center. The original command center had some functionality, but it was probably pretty limited—and it certainly was not pretty to look at. The “after” photo is a world away from the “before” photo—it looks incredible!
20. Keep everything neatly aligned for a clean look.
There are two things that grab me about this particular command center. The first is that everything has been neatly lined up in an obvious grid, and this gives everything a tidy appearance. The second is the dark backdrop, which brings contrast to the entire zone, helping you instantly see where everything is.
21. Here is an upgrade to the command center above.
Getting déjà vu looking at this image? That is because this is the exact same wall that was featured above! This is the updated version of it. Check the source link to visit the blog and find out more about the changes. As you can see, the neat grid has been abandoned to some extent, but the dark backdrop and high contrast remains.
Have you noticed that a lot of the featured command centers in this list are in the kitchen? Don’t forget that there are other areas of your home which are also convenient for your family command center—like your mudroom! Here is a great photo of a mudroom command center which tells you what everything is—very helpful for planning your own command center.
25. Make a charging station for your entire family.
Have a bunch of electronic gadgets strewn around your command center? Get those smartphones, tablets, and mp3 players in order, and charge them while you’re at it! The source link teaches you everything you need to know to build a charging station for all your family’s devices.
There are a few things about this command center that I really like. The soft design elements, the neutral tones, and the adorable Parfitt family artwork at the top are all awesome. But what I want to point out is the light! A lot of command centers seem to have no lighting solution whatsoever. This one does, so it would serve you just as well in the middle of the night as it would during the daytime.
27. Here is how to create a customized message board.
At the source link, you can view a tutorial which teaches you how you can create your own unique customized message board. One brilliant idea that went into this project is the use of personalized fabric. Check it out.
What instantly draws the eye with this command center is the big letter “M,” which presumably stands for its designer’s last name, Mclain. Visually it really makes the entire design stand out, and it is a great homage to the family.
What an adorable command center this is! Every element has a touch of rustic style to it. The “hello” sign and the little wooden arrow are so cute, and check out that tiny plant in the diamond-shaped holder.
This is a lovely command center, but what I really like about it is the sign that says “Make everyday count.” I especially like that it says everyday, not “every day.” Why? This sign emphasizes that it isn’t just each day that you should remember to value, but the simple wonder of everyday life. And that is what building a command center is all about—organizing and celebrating the more mundane aspects of running a home.
Check it out—here is another rustic command center which incorporates a wooden arrow. Those seem to be quite popular right now. Notice that the hooks give it a purpose which is at once stylish and functional.
34. Here is an idea for organizing your food calendar.
If you use your family command center to help you plan your meals for the rest of the week, here is a brilliant way to do it! This saves you from having to write everything out each week. Just switch the cards out as you need to.
This menu system makes use of a clear piece of glass and a sharpie. It looks super cool of course, but what I want to draw your attention to is the way each day is written in a different font. This would take some time and effort, but it has two immediate benefits. The first is that it is cute to look at, and the second is that it is functionally easier to read in some ways. Each day stands out.
This command center stands out. The uniqueness of the setup seems to come from the material which was used—lots of wood. There is no weathered, timeworn look to this wood either; it isn’t a rustic command center. Instead, it looks classy, modern and sophisticated. This is such a clean, professional look it’d be great even in an office.
Need more space and detail for your menu planning? Want to be able to plan out a month of meals at a time? One great way to do it is by making a magnetic menu board and coming up with a simple system of codes to help you plan. Check out the link.
39. Don’t forget to make good use of chalkboard paint.
I’ll get back to showing off full command centers in just a bit, but I wanted to share one more menu planning idea. Don’t forget that sometimes the simplest solutions are the best ones—like chalkboard paint!
41. Check out one more beautiful chalkboard organizer.
This chalkboard organizer is being used for menu planning for the week, but it occurs to me that it would also work well for organizing family chores or even just recording everyone’s schedules for the week.
42. Here is all the stuff you might want to include in your family command center.
By now you have had a chance to see just how much variation there is from one command center to the next in terms of what is included. If you are having a hard time figuring out what you need for yours, here is a checklist to help you plan.
A simple dry erase board in a pretty frame can work great as a calendar in your command center. If you follow the source link, you’ll see that the DIYer who created this one has the template for sale on Etsy.
45. Everything can stand out against the right backdrop color.
Perhaps all the walls in this house are gray (it looks that way). In any case, the gray offsets everything in this command center beautifully. So if you are setting up a command center on a small section of wall, you might even want to consider painting the wall first.
The blogger who created this command center talks about how much thought she put into the “Follow your arrow” sign. This is a great reminder that your command center is there not just to organize, but to inspire!
48. Use super high contrast to make your calendar or menu stand out.
The original post is gone, but the image has been saved by One Good Thing by Jillee. The menu instantly demands attention because of the high contrast colors. Very nice! Check the post to see Jillee’s command center and some others she has collected as well.
The lovely, simple clean look of this command center is commendable. An otherwise plain corkboard really looks beautiful when inserted into an old painted frame. This is an easy way to make your command center look more homey or rustic.
50. Build your own front entrance command center with free printable plans.
You can always depend on the talented ladies at Shanty 2 Chic to come up with a brilliant tutorial for any project—including a command center! Check out the video and download the free printable plans at the source link to build your own.
Farmhouse is our favorite. It’s just so welcoming and warm and all of these projects are sure to give you rustic pieces that you will be proud to display. From bookshelves and chandeliers to porch decor and even a great pot rack for the kitchen, there are so many ways to repurpose wooden ladders into great decor
If you’re into repurposing and want some wonderfully unique items to give your home farmhouse charm, this is definitely the collection for you.
1. Corner Bookshelf
You can take a double ladder and separate it, turning it into two wonderful bookshelves. If you don’t have a double ladder, just take two smaller ladders and you’ll get the same effect. This is a great rustic looking bookshelf that is as useful as it is decorative and the sides are the perfect width for holding those books in place.
That old wooden ladder would make a wonderful bed canopy. Just add sheer curtains and you’ve got a beautiful, not to mention rustic, canopy. This is such an easy project. You just have to clean up, paint if you want, and then hang your ladder on the ceiling and use it to hook your sheers.
We love everything about Pottery Barn – except for the price, that is. If you’re looking to add a great Pottery Barn look and feel to the bathroom, this ladder storage shelf is perfect. You can get basically the same thing at Pottery Barn, but it will cost you quite a bit. DIY it instead and give your bathroom this wonderful storage that has such a lovely farmhouse appeal.
Turn that old wooden ladder into a display stand for your birdhouses. Not only will your birds thank you for their new little community, this is a beautiful way to dress up your yard. Just add your birdhouses to each step on the ladder and you’ll have your own little town of birds hanging out all summer long.
Imagine a gorgeous farmhouse chandelier hanging right over the dining room table! That’s what you get when you use an old wooden ladder and some rustic light fixtures. This makes a gorgeous chandelier and one that will perfectly fit in with your farmhouse décor. It’s not a terribly difficult project either, although you will need to have a few power tools on hand.
When it comes to a country Christmas, the more décor the better – that’s what makes this ladder shelf idea so great. You can turn an ordinary stepladder, or even a full sized ladder if you have room, into a wonderfully festive display for your Christmas village or any holiday knick knacks. Add some faux snow and clear Christmas lights and you’ve got yourself a beautiful display for the holidays.
One rung of an old wooden ladder can be used to create these lovely floating picture frames. This would be a relatively easy DIY project to pull off, although Wefound this one on Etsy. If you prefer to have the farmhouse look without the work, you can pick this one up for about $50. It has a lovely picture inside and the ladder is splattered with paint for a really authentic look.
This is a wonderful idea if you’re looking for something a bit less traditional than your ordinary Christmas tree. Instead of digging out the old evergreen, just turn an old wooden ladder into your ornament station. You can hang lights and ornaments from the rungs and even use the steps to display cards and other decorations. Add some pinecones and maybe some burlap and you’ve got a wonderfully rustic tree.
Do you lay out your clothes for tomorrow? A lot of us do and instead of piling those clothes up on the dresser, imagine having this great little white ladder alongside the wall to hang them on. Welove this idea for the organization and for the décor. It blends perfectly with bedroom furnishings and it’s such a cute idea.
Turn that small step ladder into some amazing storage space. You could do this with a larger ladder as well if you have the floor room for it, or hang it on the wall. The steps and rungs give you plenty of space to create craft supply storage. You could even open the ladder up and add baskets for your supplies.
Two ladders on the ends of a dresser or TV stand make a wonderful entertainment center. Just stain, paint, or otherwise color your stand and your ladders the same to make it all match. The ladders can store DVDs, CDs or video games as well as books, knick knacks and so many other things. This is a great – not to mention easy – way to bring a little farmhouse charm into the living room.
Sometimes the simplest things make the most impact. If you’re looking for a way to incorporate a rustic ladder into your décor, why not just sit it in the garden and use it to display your plants. The steps give you plenty of room for potted plants and you can add hangers or just let your vines travel up the ladder.
An old ladder will certainly bring a bit of farmhouse style into your bedroom, especially if you use it as the headboard. Just turn the ladder on its side and secure it to the wall. Then, you can fill in the spaces with trinkets if they’re wide enough or place small framed pictures inside each one. You could even use both sides of the ladder and put one on top of the other.
Really put that old ladder to good use by turning into the perfect herb drying rack. You can use any sized ladder for this, depending on how many herbs you have to dry. Just turn them up and secure the ends and then hang upside down from your old ladder.
Put a back on the ladder between the steps and you can make this adorable little bookshelf for your kids’ rooms. You can use one side of the ladder to create each bookshelf and then stand them up against the wall or hang them from the wall. You could also leave the ladder intact and just stand it up with a bookshelf on each side.
An old ladder is a great way to add shelving to your kitchen that is useful and gives your kitchen a great farmhouse look. Just stand up the ladder and run boards through the steps to create the shelf. If you have room, this is a wonderful addition to your country kitchen and gives you loads of room for plates, cups, or other dishes.
This amazing industrial table is on Etsy for $395 but Wehad to include it here – it’s just so unique and amazing. It’s an old painter’s ladder that is repurposed into a table and it has a glass top. The entire look is so great and although it is a bit more industrial than farmhouse with regards to style and décor, it would still be a lovely addition to any room.
lace – you will always know what page you were on. This is a great way to keep magazines organized, particularity if you get a few home and garden magazines in the mail every month.
19. DIY Kitchen Linen Rack
Store and display your tea and kitchen towels on that old ladder. If you have the room for it, a wooden stepladder is perfect for adding a bit of rustic charm to the kitchen and storing your towels, keeping them within each reach. Welove this idea to add decor to the room and to give you somewhere to hang those towels aside from the oven handle.
An old wooden ladder, some S hooks and a few laundry baskets give you the perfect laundry room addition. You can repurpose an old ladder into this wonderful storage hanger for those baskets to keep them off the floor and out of the way when they are not in use. It hangs from the ceiling so it won’t take up needed floor space.
You can also chain that ladder to the ceiling and use it for a neat laundry drying rack. Since it’s on the ceiling, it’s not taking up any floor space and it does a wonderful job of holding laundry while it dries. You can get several hangers on each rung so it also makes a wonderful sorter for when you pull your clothes out of the dryer.
Repurpose that old ladder into a mini closet – this is a particularly good project for those who don’t have a closet in their bedrooms or perhaps have a really small closet and just need more space. Just secure the ladder to the wall and it makes an instant closet with spaces to hang clothes and a neat shelf on top for storing shoes and other items as needed.
If you have a mud room or just a space near the backdoor, you can add this great ladder turned storage to give you somewhere to hang up jackets and keep muddy shoes and boots off the floor. Old painters’ ladders look great hanging up in a farmhouse mudroom and they’re easy to hang and offer tons of storage possibilities.
24. Rustic Country Nightstand
Welove the simplicity of using an old step ladder as a bedside table. This is a great way to bring some rustic farmhouse charm into your home and the step ladder is the perfect height to work with most beds. You can even add boards across the steps if you need extra storage – these shelves will give you enough room for everything you need at your bedside.
Welove the ladder lantern hanger from Pottery Barn but Wecertainly don’t love the price. You can make that yourself from an old wooden ladder and a few mason jars – you know how much Welove mason jar projects! This would be a gorgeous lighting solution for your front or back porch or a patio deck. The mason jars could hold clear lights or you could turn them into tealight candle holders if you prefer a more natural light.
That old ladder would look great on your bedroom wall holding all of your favorite jewelry pieces. Necklaces, bracelets, and even scarves will hang perfectly from the rungs and give you loads of storage – plus it keeps chains from being tangled. This is perfect for a teens’ room if you have a teenager with lots of jewelry to store.
27. Over The Toilet Storage Shelf
Welove this old ladder turned into storage for over the toilet. It’s a great rustic look and gives you so much storage space for towels or toilet paper – or you could add wicker baskets to hold so many things. The entire look is wonderful and you can easily recreate it with an old wooden ladder and some boards to create wide shelving.
An old ladder makes a wonderful photo display. You’ve probably seen those ladder shaped picture frames from Hobby Lobby or other higher end stores that cost around $50 each. You can make your own with an old wooden ladder and a bit of time. You’ll need to decide if you want your ladder painted or stained and then just stand it against the wall or hang it up and add your pictures.
What better way to display your collectible plates than with this rustic ladder plate rack? If you want to add farmhouse appeal to your kitchen or dining room, this is the perfect way. You can make this yourself from an old step ladder or pick this one up on Etsy. It’s got hangers already attached and a beautiful black metal rail to keep plates firmly in place.
Whether you want to keep your plants on the porch or in the house, an old ladder and a couple of spare boards will create a beautiful display for them. Just line up the boards through the ladder steps and then fill your old ladder with beautiful blooms and greenery. This is a stunning sun room or porch display and keeps all your plants together for easier watering.
Wehave to admit, a pot rack is my favorite kitchen accessory and Welove the idea of creating one with an old rustic ladder. You can easily hang the ladder from the ceiling and then just hook your pots and pans up with S hooks. This is a wonderfully easy project, and imagine how much room you’ll have in the cabinets when you hang those pots and pans from the ceiling!
Welove my quilt rack – it gives the home such a wonderfully warm and welcoming feeling to have vintage quilts on display. If you don’t have a quilt rack, you can easily make one with an old step ladder. Just lean it up against the wall and hang your quilts from the rungs. If you have a double sided ladder, you can separate it and have a quilt rack for two different rooms!
If you’re planning a wedding, particularly a country wedding, a ladder will come in really handy. Just hang up your ladder and use it to hang mason jars filled with flowers or candles. You could also stand the ladder up and sit the jars on it. Decorate it with burlap and sheer or tulle and you’ve got a beautiful wedding decoration that costs ten times less than what a florist will charge.
That old ladder is perfect for creating some extra shoe storage. If you own a ton of shoes – don’t we all? – then you can just stand your ladder up against the wall, or hang it if you like, and use the rungs to hold those heels perfectly in place. Tennis shoes and flats won’t really stick as well, but you could incorporate shelving on top or between the steps for shoes that don’t have a heel.
This little step ladder side table is gorgeous and it doesn’t require a lot of work. If you don’t want to do anything but clean it up, that’s fine. It looks much more rustic if you don’t paint or stain it and if it has a few paint splatters, that’s even better. Just wipe it down and sit it right there beside the sofa for a great farmhouse side table that even has storage on the steps.
37. Repurposed Ladder Stocking Holder
Welove the idea of using an old ladder to hold stockings. If you don’t have a mantel to hang your stockings from, this is the next best thing. Just stand the ladder up and add hooks to hold your stockings. Plus, you can decorate it with evergreen twigs, clear lights, and any number of other things to make it extra festive.
With just a few wire baskets and some other supplies, you can create this great storage shelf from an old ladder that gives you loads of room for so many things. This would be a great catchall for the bedroom – just drop your keys and other items into the baskets so you always know where they are. Or use the baskets to store anything from bathroom essentials to toys for the kids.
Welove dressing up my front porch with rustic décor and this ladder is perfect. If you want to add some farmhouse style to the porch, this is a great choice. It’s lit with clear lights and even has berry garland and other wonderfully country looking embellishments. You can get this one on Etsy and it’s good for indoors or out – so hang it in the living room if you prefer or stand it up on the porch.
This repurposing idea is probably my favorite. Turning an old ladder into additional towel storage is genius and it gives the bathroom such a wonderful rustic look. You just stand the ladder up against the wall, leaning out just a bit to keep it in place, and then hang your towels from the rungs. This is perfect for next to the bathtub or shower to keep extra towels on hand and it gives off such a great decorative vibe, too.
Trending and charming, these feminine, rustic flavors have become some of the most popular ways to style the house. From the tabletops to the bedroom, these pieces of DIY shabby chic decor are the perfect way to transform your home into something a bit trendier. Dive in and take a peek at all of these great ideas!
Distressed Candle Holders
Reinvented Collection starts us off on this shabby chic adventure with a simple tutorial for creating some charming, distressed candle holders. Create a pair for the dining room table or foyer sideboard. We love using pastels in this kind of styling. Powder blues, blush pinks and butter yellows will all be great choices for this project.
You can even bring a bit of shabby chic style into the nursery or playroom. Hop on over to Crafthubs and check out this adorable butterfly mobile. Made some vintage-inspired papers, you too can create something with equal amounts of charm and trendy flavor.
Mismatched Plants Porch
DIY Network showcased this fun idea. If you’ve got a green thumb and a lot for the outdoors, bring some natural, shabby chic flavor to the front porch. Mix and match your potted plants outside on your wooden entryway for a bout of natural beauty and handmade touches.
Whether it’s for the baby to play with or a way to top off your best friend’s birthday gift, these padded hearts have loads of shabby chic style. Check out the easy tutorial over at The Crafty Mummy! You’ll be amazed at how many ideas explode from your fingertips once you get started in on these.
Wooden Slab Key Holder
Never lose your keys again! With some help from The Crafted Life, you’ll be able to keep your keys in plain view, and a stylish one at that. This piece is both functional and easily mixed into a home with a shabbier, chicer vibe that feeds off natural textures and feminine tones.
Rustic Armoire Makeover
Shabby chic anything pairs nicely with vintage anything, so taking an older piece and dressing it up a bit fits perfectly into that niche. And over at Paint Me White, you can follow along with this charming French armoire redo. Whether it’s inside the bedroom or the living area, this beauty will surely help transform the space.
Burlap & Ribbon Garland
Check out this burlap and ribbon garland! The possibilities surrounding this piece are nearly endless. Whether it’s in the home office, behind the bed or even jazzing up the coffee corner in the kitchen, it definitely adds a bit of shabby chic style and textural appeal.
Fabric Rosette Lampshade
Learn how to create some rosettes out of fabric pieces. Decorate everything from a lampshade to a photo frame! All you need is the right tutorial and scraps to get yourself started. And these lampshades in particular are a great way to accent your dresser or vanity, don’t you think?
Shabby Fu Fu created some florist-inspired buckets that we’ve gone crazy for. Used as a centerpiece for the dining room table or accenting the fireplace, there are tons of ways to utilize the style. And we love the fact that we can learn how to do all of this on our own, without hiring a pro!
Chicken Wire Jewelry Holder
Anything with a bit of chicken wire will fall into the “shabby chic” or “country” style genre. And that goes for this jewelry organizer too! Check out the tutorial over at Consumer Crafts and catch a glimpse at how to take your jewelry to the next level.
You can even turn an older ladder into a piece of brand new decor for your home. With a little styling and a little creativity, you can make magic for any nook or cranny around the house. A little lace and some other textural bits are all you need to get started.
Gilded Pear Place Cards
Dress up the dining for your dinner party with some help from Fruitcake. Gilded pairs and a tag or two is all you need to make each place setting a little more dazzling. Pay homage to the season or just use them around Thanksgiving time!
Birch Slice Coasters
Dans le Bakehouse created these birch sliced coasters. You can leave them plain or add some personality by dipping them into some shabby chic-inspired colors. Mints, golds, lavenders and more, you can get really creative with your color choices and styling here.
We found this awesome idea over on Pinterest! Pallet projects will be trending for a long time to come, mostly because of their versatility. And if you’ve got the right tools, creating a pallett headboard could be exactly what you need in your bedroom transformation.
Personalized Cheese Board
Even your kitchen accessories can be mark with some shabby styling. This gorgeous, personalized cheeseboard from Baked by Joanna is a great example of that. Use this for your own entertaining needs or create one to gift to a friend this Christmas!
You can bring that same style into your home office or the playroom as well. Just take a peek at this pencil holder from Homedit! Whether you use it for the kids’ art supplies or your own, we love pieces that are just as functional as they are stylish.
Bless’er House created something extra special that we would love to use in our own home! Learn how to make your very own pendant light after the jump. And then create an extra pop of style in your foyer, home office or even in the dining room.
Pallet Wine Rack
We’re loving this funky wine rack over at The Whoot! It’s innovative, it’s rustic and has a homemade charm that shabby chic homes crave. Display and organize your collection with a bit of DIY spirit.
Wooden Wall Clock
A personal favorite on the list, this wooden wall clock could be a beautiful addition to any home. If you love feminine, shabby chic pieces, then this DIY is right up your alley. Thanks again to Pinterest for showing off and collecting to much great inspiration!
Birch Bark Table Lamp
I spy with my little eye, a fun birch table lamp that we’ve been swooning over! Dream Green DIY gave us all the details behind this innovative piece and we just had to showcase it on our shabby chic decor list! Create one for you own home this afternoon, it’s easier than you may think!
A Beautiful Mess made something really special too. Just check out this wooden bench topped with woven leather pieces! It’s shabby, it’s chic, it’s trendy and it’s innovative too! Make a splash inside your foyer, mudroom or even at the foot of your bed with this beauty.
Ana White gave us a great tutorial or a simple, shabby coffee table as well. Paint it different colors and distress it too. It’s a beautiful foundation for a piece that you can easily personalize and stylize to your liking.
Gold-Leaf Framed Chalkboard
Shabby chic doesn’t have to be boring, it can be a bit glam as well. Just look at this golden chalkboard from we stumbled up on HGTV! Use it to accent the kitchen, home office or even the dining room with a bit of vintage, glam flavoring.
Burlap & Fringe Coasters
Mama in a Stitch brought the shabby chic style to the table too! Check out these fringe coasters that you just need to know how to sew up to create! We love the texture and natural spirit behind the design, don’t you?
Refashion ably Late crated a “library book return” for the kiddos books. It’s got a throwback spirit but it’s also going to help out with the clutter in the playroom. This is the best kind of DIY because it’s stylish and functional – and we’re always an advocate for that combination.
Copper Pipe & Wood Slice Table
DIY in PDX got really creative with this side table design. It’s a beautiful blend of organic beauty and contemporary style as well. Using wood slices and copper, something special was created here and you can learn how after the jump!
Tassel Fringe Rug
If you want to really try out a new project, what about creating a throw rug for the house? Check out all the details over at Earnest Home Co! We love the simplicity of this design and how easy it would fit into all kinds of homes.
Pennant Wall Art
Wonderwood made some wall art that we’re loving too! Whether it’s for a gallery wall or just something special in the hallway, these romantic, handmade pieces could be a gorgeous addition to your home. We love the easy romance and simplicity behind the designs.
Footed Wood Slide Tray
Craftberry Bush utilized some wood pieces too. These footed trays could be used in so many innovative ways around the house. And, thankfully, even a novice could create one of these beauties. Of course, you can personalize the design as well with a bit of paint!
Nail & Yarn Wall Art
Jen Loves Kev went with something a bit more artistic for her walls but it stills keeps within that same textural and shabby chic niche. Some yarn can do more than create a scarf. Just look at this wall art and all the possibilities you have for what you could create.
Hairpin Leg Lap Desk
The Merrythought gave us a DIY that adds bit of luxury to the bedroom. Whether it’s breakfast in bed or a bit of journaling at night, this shabby chic piece can be enjoyed for a variety of relaxing things. And, this too, is quite the easy DIY to accomplish.
Wood and Copper Blanket Ladder
Here’s another ladder that you can use throughout your shabby chic home decor. But this time, it’s not making an old ladder into something new. Instead, Foxtail + Moss create it from scratch and shows us how.
Francois et Moi made a bench too. And this time instead of leather, it’s made from walnut wood. Again, in the foyer or at the foot of your bed, this chic design has endless possibilities for around the house.
Leaf Napkin Ring
Sugar and Cloth dresses up the dining room table as well. Whether it’s for everyday decor or if you want to create something a bit snazzier for your dinner party, it works! Just take the leap and check out the how-to now!
Gold Magnolia Wreath
Sarah M. Dorsey Designs welcomes her guests inside with this gorgeous, golden magnolia wreath. Simple and easy, with a bout of femininity, anything that take natural beauty and punches it up with a bit of glam is something that we love. And that’s exactly what happened here.
Do you want to learn how to create an entirely new – and innovative – shelving system for your home? Luckily, you can follow along with this YouTube video and learn how! It’s a simple tutorial that will add an extra bit of shabby chic style to the home.
Love Unique created this charming birdcage lamp that we’ve fallen in love with. It’s romantic and fits inside a bedroom with ease. We could even see this accenting a home office or foyer as well.
Antique Suitcase Side Table
Antiquity matches a shabby chic vision quite nicely. So, when we saw this creative idea from Pellmell Creations we just had to feature it! Grab some vintage suitcases and get to work!
Barn Wood Shelf
Finally, if you visit DIY Projects, you’ll be able to learn how to make a new shelf for the house made out of scrap wood from the barn! Add some hooks and you can organize all your comings and goings. You’ll also never lose your keys again.
You can bring the room to some order by making these clever holders so that you can simply slide your tools back in when you’re done with them.
Well this truly genius, and also there isn’t much work that enters into making this contemporary bottle rack of PVC piping. The white will match most homes with white walls as well as closets, however do not hesitate to give it that pop of shade if you want to flavor it up a little.
Little items of clothes like stockings and scarves can conveniently get lost amongst all your other garments in the cupboard. An excellent way to store them individually it just to cut some piping to size and also use the items as individual areas in a drawer.
This is really adorable as well as creative — simply reduce some thinner PVC pipelines so that you can adhesive them with each other and also utilize them as one cohesive desk coordinator for all your stationery. It’s whimsical as well as spirited, as well as most importantly, it’s really inexpensive to make.
Making a dazzling and practical shoe shelf is as very easy as going down to your equipment store! You just need to get the best size to make sure that your footwear actually fit in each area, and afterwards it depends on you to enhance it all and make it look pretty.
Hair Dryer Caddy
This is possibly the easiest of all the projects due to the fact that you don’t require to reduce anything down; all you need is the best Y suitable and you’re great to go! Your hair clothes dryer must suit flawlessly in the larger opening, as well as there’s even a smaller slot for your brush, straightener or crinkling iron.
This fantastic little storage space remedy will work flawlessly in any type of craft area. The pipes make best racks for all your technicolored Washi tape rolls. And also those that enjoy embroidery (I just can not bring myself to calling you ‘drains’) can likewise utilize this very same suggestion for ribbons.
Chalkboard Wine Rack
So not just do you get to store your a glass of wine (or various other containers) in an easy-to-grab way, but you likewise obtain this remarkable blackboard panel that can act as a grocery store checklist, tip, or simply an enjoyable place to doodle or doodle.
Garden Tool Organizer
Garages often tend to get cluttered really conveniently– I assume individuals feel that it’s the one room where it’s ok to simply toss everything in. Well, a wonderful (and also affordable!) means to keep your yard tools organized is to reduce some pieces of PVC through which you can slot the devices. Perfect, right? You can even label whatever to really keep it tidy as well as in order.
These particular round shelves are really made from cardboard, however it’ll be a lot simpler if you just obtain among the biggest sized PVC pipe and simply have that cut. The shape is just so interesting and also might give any space a contemporary touch.
Curling Iron Holsters
If you intend to keep your curling iron or hair straightener hidden completely, after that you can simply connect PVC pipelines to the inside of your vanity door. You can also obtain another smaller item of pipe in which you can maintain the cables clean.
Craft Room Storage
Wall storage space is always a wonderful concept when a space is beginning to obtain a little too chaotic– when points are off the floor and desks it currently looks a million times better. If you’re stuck with this problem with an overstocked craft space after that you can make yourself this lovely PVC pipeline shelving unit.
Here’s a fun back-to-school project for the youngsters– a PVC pipe pencil cover! It’s in fact so best since it’s hard as well as sturdy, as well as you can simply cut it to the ideal dimension. But the important things that I like the most around this smart little task is the reality that it appears like the deal with of a light saber!
With a little bit of smart ingenuity, you can make a lovely multifunctional table focal point with a few pipes. This can either work as a tool as well as napkin holder, a flower holder or a planter. It’s imaginative, helpful, functional and rather!
Tooth brush Holders
It seems these pipes actually been available in helpful in the shower room of all places! If your children often tend to leave their toothbrushes and also tooth paste scattered across the sink, then perhaps a little organizing is required. Thanks to these concealed owners, you’ll have a lot more (as well as cleaner) counter space.
This clever DIYer made inclined racks from PVC pipelines in her child’s nursery area. Installed by the changing station, the storage areas currently provide very easy accessibility to all things infant, from blankets as well as towels to bottles and also health materials.
Measuring Tool Holder
Many people have hooks on the inside of their kitchen cabinet doors to keep their gauging spoons as well as mugs, but a person has actually come with the great concept to make use of pipes as owners instead. I’m rather sure this conserve a lot of frustrating swinging as well as clanging whenever the door is opened!
If you have a pegboard in your garage, craft area or workshop, then you can save money on room also further by making separate areas with pipes. These are perfect for keeping the smaller items securely together.
Who would certainly have assumed that PVC pipeline end caps can make such dazzling delicious planters? And they’re so affordable! The fun point is that you have a white, blank canvas, so you truly reach have fun with all the designing.
This is among the much more challenging jobs; although it isn’t actually challenging to make, it simply needs a little bit extra assembly than the others. After placing you PVC pipeline challenge together, you’ll have a strong tape dispenser that even has a little owner for your scissors too!
Below’s an additional excellent one for your craft room– if you’re an artist or a scrapbooker with loads and also loads of pens, pencils and markers, after that you’ll like this coordinator. And if the white doesn’t attract you, all you need to do it cover some beautiful paper around each pipe.
Wrapping Paper Safety
This clever little organizer maintains all your paper safe! Although the tutorial uses soup cans, items of pipe would work just as well (perhaps even far better!).
If you’re truly smart, you can discover the right sized pipeline to make sure that your paint tubes or containers fit in snugly. A bit of paint on the caps makes it incredibly easy to identify what is what, so pulling out the one you need fasts as well as painless.
I’ve seen many lovely bracelet and also bangle racks like these, however I promptly realized exactly how simple it in fact is to make my very own Do It Yourself version. Those bars might conveniently be changed with PVC piping that you simply need to cut to the right size and then maintain sturdy with a base.
When one side of a pipeline is cut at an angle, it’s extremely straightforward to lean it versus the wall and screw it in position. That’s what this clever DIYer did to organize all his devices. You can also color code the pipes to make sure that locating something is as easy as looking in the designated section.