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Today in DIY Fridays: an antique dry-sink becomes a modern baby changing table, using contact paper on Ikea furniture, a book page rose wreath and what kind of things you can learn from any DIY article or project even if you don’t like it.

Nursery Progress: Changing Table Transformation

Nursery Progress: Changing Table Transformation

Nursery Progress: Changing Table Transformation

A new mum-to-be was in need of a changing table for the baby. Unfortunately the one she had on her mind was almost 400 dollars (305 Euros). That coupled with the baby being a girl made her rethink her plans. One alternative she was offered in a second-hand/antiques sale was buying a dry-sink and revamped it. Dry-sinks are supposed to be very easy to fake so that might be the reason she got it so cheap after some bargaining, 70 dollars (53.50 euros). Some cleaning, sanding, painting and final touches and you can see the result above.

Dry sinkA cupboard with two doors and an embedded sink, or with zinc- or copper-lined open top; typical of American colonial period.

Jump to the article to read more and get all the instructions for the project.

Jonathan’s IKEA & Contact Paper Desk Makeover

Jonathan's IKEA & Contact Paper Desk Makeover

Jonathan's IKEA & Contact Paper Desk Makeover

Our second article is about an Ikea hack. A simple desk becomes less plain and simple and more personal and modern. The project is very simple and it uses very little materials or tools: contact paper in a faux wood grain and cutting tools and of course the Ikea desk you want to customize.

The same principle and technique can be used as well in other furniture such as shelves as they show at the bottom of the article.

Book Page Rose Wreath

Book Page Rose Wreath

Book Page Rose Wreath

Our next article is more crafty than DIY but it is not very difficult and we wanted to have different levels of difficulty in the articles we have in the blog. It is a very simple decoration for your house with only a few materials such as a ceiling medallion, an old book, glue, etc.

The article gives instructions step by step with plenty of photographs to help you through even if you are not a crafty/Diy person. And the results are beautiful.

Jump to the article to read more.

5 Things to Take Away from Any DIY Project Post (Even If You Don’t Love It)

 

5 Things to Take Away from Any DIY Project Post (Even If You Don't Love It)

5 Things to Take Away from Any DIY Project Post (Even If You Don't Love It)

Our last article is not about Diy exactly. It’s an article giving reasons why you might be interested in DIY articles and in reading them even if you are not planning the project in the article. One of the reasons they give is that even if you are not interested, most Diy articles will go through different techniques that either you might need to use on something else you are planning to do or it will help you to understand the process of a renovation you want someone else to tackle for you.

Knowing how things are done is very useful to understand the process, time, materials and all issues concerning to any house renovation. Even if you never plan to do Diy yourself, like laying a new floor if you knowing about the process might help you to deal with the tradesmen that will do it for you and will also help you to understand them when they try to explain things to you.

The above is only one of reasons they give, but they give more reasons and they are all very interesting.

Jump to the article to read more about it.


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