If you've ever gone on an organizing spree, I probably don't have to tell you that the cost of stuff to organize your stuff can really add up. But if you want to get organized on a budget, your best bet is to create solutions with things you already have. Things that might instead end up in the trash or recycling, so you're saving the planet at the same time. These upcycled organization ideas for every room in the house prove that with a little creativity, you don't have to spend big bucks to create an organized space.
The festive season is usually a busy one, and if you’re anything like me, this leads to a serious build-up of mess around by the end of December. Which isn’t great when you’re trying to get back to work in the new year. All those bits and pieces left lying around can clutter up your head space as well as your office space, affecting your productivity!
I love to read magazine and so does my family. Long live the paper subscription! So, I wanted magazine storage for our living room to keep them all in one place. So, let's get to it: how to make a simple and stylish wood and leather magazine rack.
If you're currently renting an apartment or studio, you might feel limited in the projects you can undertake. Not true! There's no reason let the homeowners hog all the fun. While extreme renovations like tearing down a wall are definitely out of the question, there's no end to the amount of landlord-friendly do-it-yourself projects out there. For those of you wondering how to decorate an apartment, we've rounded up 70 of our favorite rental-approved DIYs. From temporary transformations to space-saving projects, there's lot of DIY to go around in the world of apartment decorating.
I love these super simple, modern floating shelves from Happinest. They're a great way of using up scraps and offcuts and by mixing and matching the grains and stains you can create unique and organic sculptural elements.
Every wondered what to do with that empty pizza box? Look no further, assuming of course the double crust, extra cheese you ordered hasn't left an unsightly mess inside. I love this upcycling project, all you need is a ruler, box cutter, pencil and stapler. Have fun!
Laptop stand made from a Pizza box via Behance
Part installation piece, part upcycling genius, this DIY water bottle chandelier is a cinch to make!
Ah, yes, "ye olde floppy disk". If you happen to have some floating around or, per chance, were hoarding them for use as some sort of futuristic currency, it's time to turn them into something of actual value: indoor planters. I'm even going to go out on a limb here and say that were you to sport a few of these on your desk at work, you'd have the coolest cubicle in town!
Okay you guys. If there was ever a "Why didn't I think of that?!" project, this is it! I mean, we're talking beyond brilliant, beyond clever, and beyond EASY. This DIY idea is just plain smart.
When I first spotted this image on Flickr, I fell in love with the idea immediately. What a beautiful installation this would make in a guest room, living room, or even the master bedroom! It's soft and whimsical, crafty and nostalgic all at the same time. Can you guess what it's made of?
We've all seen them; they're at every yard sale and garage sale across the globe: plain, boring, or otherwise uninteresting pieces of furniture. But if there's one thing to be learned from our many Makeover Monday posts, it's this: think twice before you pass them up! With a little creativity and skill, the potential to transform those forgotten pieces is virtually limitless!
Tel Aviv-based design studio Junktion focuses solely on creating new things from old stuff. They've upcycled a car trunk hood into a sofa, a collection of metal teapots and collanders into a chandelier, and old suitcases into medicine cabinets...
You are not going to believe what this pile of discarded cabinets doors turns into. It may be the most creative and imaginative use of reclaimed materials ever. Don't believe me? Check out the after photo!
Anyone who lives near a university or remembers their own college days can attest to the massive amounts of furniture that sit curbside during early summer. I happen to live near one of the country's biggest, which possesses a huge post-graduate population, and thus lots of transitions year round. On any given week, you can expect to find an entire room's worth of furnishing within a few blocks.
Of course, most of it is trashed and cheap laminate covered particleboard, but every once in a while, there are the gems. I found this foldable outdoor table (and the mirror in the photo next to it!) atop a pile of trashbags...with the price tag still on. It was a tiny bit bent, but no worries...I had other plans.
Hi Curbliers - We're still stocking our premium membership section with lots of fun, original how-tos. Now that the little ones have all grown up, its time to create some adult fun by transforming an old baby changing table into a smart bar cart.
"An old, outdated, three-tiered baby changing table seems like a perfect candidate for a makeover. Although the shelves are a bit too deep for a book shelf and the design doesn’t lend itself to a...
It may seem easy, but it's the drawstrings that always stump me. I must be missing that section of neurotransmitters in my brain that make you able to remember spatial placement or something. Anyway, over on Instructables they're having a Summer Sewing Contest and Danger is My Middle Name has thrown an upcycled T-shirt project into the ring.
Ryter Design's recycles plastic bottles, turning them into candle holders, vases and pencil holders and such, with lovely results. See more Ryter creations here.
Italian company 959 is recycling seatbelts into classic looking bags (if you don't mind the big buckle). Using 70% or more recycled materials, the woven polyester belts make a strong statment as well as a durable bag. The production process consists of five steps.
Still oozing with holiday generosity? Clean up and declutter your space, load up unused and unwanted furniture and accessories and...