Artwork for Any Room

I’m a sucker for wall art. Correction: I’m a sucker for quotes as wall art, but I understand that that is not everyone’s cup of tea. So below I have compiled some DIY wall art that you can use to decorate any room in the home!

Stenciled Wall Art

This is pretty self explanatory. Get a canvas and some paint, get a stencil, and work your way from there. This simple technique will give you beautiful art for your entire home!

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Courtesy of The Snug

 

Quote Wall Art

I can’t be the only one who loves quotations hanging on the wall. I just think there is something nice about having a reminder to remain optimistic hanging on the wall. If you are like me and you’re a sucker for a good quote or two, maybe try the art projects below!

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Geometrical Wall Art

For a more modern home, you might want to try to incorporate some of these geometrical art pieces into your home!

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Repurpose for a Purpose!

All too often, the master bedroom is the last place in the home that receives any TLC. You want your kitchen and living room to always look pristine because guests often see it, but the master suite is your getaway so no one ever sees it except for you. You are not alone in your outdated bedroom, this mentality is common among those who do not have the time or money to redo the entire master suite.

I understand that it is hard to put aside enough time to redo the entire room, but I can promise that you will feel a lot better when your room is an oasis again, instead of just a place where you hide from the kids. Below are tips and tricks to turning breathing new life into you old furniture. In this blog we will discuss how to turn an old dresser into a brand new master piece.

There are plenty of ways to reuse your old bedroom furniture, as well as incorporate “new” used furniture into it. One way to repurpose a thrift store dresser with sticky drawers it to make it into a decorative storage box.

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Photo Courtesy  of “Two it Yourself”

All you need for this is an old draw, 4 wooden legs that you can get from any home improvement store, some paint, and some decorative contact paper.

First paint the draw and legs entirely of the color of your choice, (be sure to sand off any existing stain prior to painting.) Once you have let the paint dry, place the contact paper on the inside walls of the “box.”

Once that is complete, simply screw on the 4 legs and voilà! You now have yourself an adorable storage box for the end of your bed.

For full instruction go to Two It Yourself!

Now that your old dresser is missing a set of drawers, what do you do with the rest of it? Well, if the rest of the dresser is in good shape, then consider painting the rest of the drawers to match the storage box, and then staining the top a natural wood color. Then use the contact paper that you used in the storage box to cover a piece of plywood that goes where bottom drawers used to sit. Get decorative baskets to match the wood stain and new knobs to spruce it up and you will suddenly have a brand new dresser!

The entire remodel is broken down into steps on the blog Urban Patina.

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Photo Courtesy of Urban Patina

If you also have room for a larger dresser in your room, a great way to repurpose it is to turn it into an entertainment center.

The dresser below was bought for $50 on Craigslist and Two Twenty One turned it into a gorgeous new storage and entertainment center. The full instructions are on Two Twenty One’s site, but in short you simply need a sander, some paint, some plywood, and some new knobs and you have an entirely new place to put your TV. dresser+tv+standI hope you can find some inspiration from these projects, and turn your master suite into the palace you deserve!

DIY Storage For The Tot In Your Life

Kids are messy. No matter how hard you try, if you have kiddos running around it is nearly impossible to keep the place clean. This is why storage is a must. And storage that appeals to your kids will give them even more of a reason to want to clean up! Below we have five easy storage ideas that can get even the fussiest tot excited to clean.

DIY Library Corner

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Have a child who loves to read? Or maybe you just want to instill the value of reading at a young age? Either way a library corner is the perfect way to keep all of the books organized. All you need is a free corner in your child’s room or playroom, vinyl rain gutters, end caps, and wood screws.

Cut the vinyl to size, add the end caps so your kiddies don’t hurt themselves on the sharp corners, and hang the gutters at kid level so they can pick the books out themselves.

Add a colorful beanbag chair or a few small seats for your children and you have a perfect place to store all of their books.

For more information on materials and steps go to Cheerios & Lattes

Lego Storage and Play Table

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Have you ever stepped on a Lego? If not then you have been blessed with not feeling one of the most annoyingly painful feelings in the world. If you are sick and tired of finding Legos all around your house, consider making this inexpensive Lego Storage Table.

The table simply made of 3 plastic draws, a 4 foot board, and a couple of cute stools. Adhere to board to two of the plastic draws, and keep the third loose so you can pull it in and out when the kids use the table.

To stay even more organized, you can organize each draw with specific colored Legos.

It is such an easy way to keep all of the Legos in one place, plus kids your kids will love having a place to build their Legos without being moved. It’s a win-win!

For more information on this play table go to Our Wee Family.

Photo Credit: Our Wee Family

Animal Storage Jars

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When you have small children, art supplies are everywhere. With animal storage jars, your kids will want to put their crayons and colored pencils back where they belong.

All you need are different sized mason jars, those animal figurines you have laying around the house, a hot glue gun (or super glue) and some paint.

Paint the figurines and the jar lids solid bright colors and then simply glue the animal to the lid and voilà!

The best part is that this project is easy enough to do with your own little helper, letting it double as a fun activity to do on a winter’s day!

Find out more at Cool Mom Picks

Photo Credit: Cool Mom Picks

Hide Your Storage

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Are you sick and tired of seeing the messy shelves full of toys and games? There is a really easy solution to this: curtains.

Simply place a tension rod in the top shelf and add a cute curtain… It is that easy!

Don’t believe me? Go to Plumberry Pie to see more!

Photo Credit: Plumberry Pie

Game Board Storage Art

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Sick and tired of pulling out a game on family game night just to find that some of the pieces are missing? Then this is for you! All you need are 1 x 4 wood boards, a table saw, a miter saw, spray paint, 3m sticky back hooks, and some nails/staples.

Simply measure the game board of your choice, and cut the wood to size. Spray paint it the color of your choice and nail together.

Or, if that’s too much work for you, simply customize a frame to fit the game board!

Then place all of your game pieces in a plastic baggie and tape it to the back of the board. Now you have art that doubles as a fun family game board!

For exact directions on how to make a DIY frame go to Infarrantly Creative.