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Today in DIY Fridays:  a very ingenious way of creating a storage unit with IKEA products, a quirky lamp gets a new life as a table lamp, a “gold” chair, and decorating with stencils.

DIY IKEA Nasum Basket Shelving

 

DIY IKEA Nasum Basket Shelving

DIY IKEA Nasum Basket Shelving

Another article making use of IKEA’s products getting surprising results. In this case a storage/ shelving unit very unique. The total cost if the materials shouldn’t be more than 250 Euros you can get an extremely unique nature inspired storage unit.

It is a very easy project: you get the materials (NÄSUM Basket, Jute Straps), set them together in the way you want your storage unit and keep everything together thanks to the jute strap.

Jump to article to read more and see all the photos.

A second link in the article will lead you to the Swedish IKEA blog. If you don’t have Chrome (automatically will ask you if you want the text to be translated) follow this alternative article instead to get the blog post translated.

DIY – NASUM natural storage

Before & After: A Target Lamp Redo

 

Before & After: A Target Lamp Redo

Before & After: A Target Lamp Redo

This article proves that even the quirkiest lamp can be transformed into something tasteful. A very quirky lamp gets a second life thanks to some paint, a new shade and some fabric. Nothing to complicated and ideal to upcycled those hand-me-downs or second hand finds.

gild a chair in gold!

 

gild a chair in gold!

gild a chair in gold!

A second-hand chair bought for next to no money at all becomes a luxurious piece of furniture thanks to some cleaning, sanding, re-upholstery of the seat and gold leaf. It might not be a throne but would look very well next to one. The article goes through all the instructions and provides more links to restoring chairs, using gold leaf and some basic upholstery skills that might be needed in for this project.

How To Paint A Wall Using A Stencil

 

How To Paint A Wall Using A Stencil

How To Paint A Wall Using A Stencil

Some articles dedicated to stencils: how to paint a wall using a stencil, how to use stencils to paint a vinyl floor, and where you can source stencils online. If you want to add some pattern to your painted walls stencils are a great idea and there is a great variety of designs to suit any decor.

How To Repaint & Stencil Ugly Rental Vinyl Tile Flooring

 

How To Repaint & Stencil Ugly Rental Vinyl Tile Flooring

How To Repaint & Stencil Ugly Rental Vinyl Tile Flooring

Put Some Pattern On It: Stencil Resources

 

Put Some Pattern On It: Stencil Resources

Put Some Pattern On It: Stencil Resources

Amazon.co.uk – Stencils

We hope the ideas in here will inspire you to do some DIY in your house this weekend. Enjoy the weekend and let us know what you think about the articles in the comments.


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