33 Gorgeous DIY Projects To Decorate Your Grown Up Apartment

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1. Use fabric medium and acrylic paint to turn a cheap remnant rug into a custom statement piece.

2. Adhere some gold leaf to canvas pillow covers to make statement pillows.

3. Modernize your childhood dresser (or an antique thrift find) with a fresh coat of paint and new hardware.

4. Paint and frame four doormats for a faux-wood headboard.

5. Or, nail salvaged wood together for a minimal but warm headboard.

6. OR, dumpster-dive for an old door, and paint it a fun color.

7. Turn a 1×1 cubby into a sleek side table.

8. Or, screw some hairpin legs to a stained or painted crate.

9. ~Orrr~ you can build your own wooden top for your hairpin legs.

10. Cover a boring mirror with a fabric that you love.

11. Warm up your entry way with an Anthropologie-like paper flower garland.

12. Cover an ugly planter in pretty rocks for your front steps.

13. Pick out some tough fabric and sew a slipcover for a utility bucket.

14. Cover an old pallet with foam, batting, and fabric for a custom living room ottoman.

15. Or, if your small apartment can’t fit a giant pallet-sized ottoman, make one out of an old cable spool.

16. Add simple legs to an Ikea table top for a midcentury-style coffee table, if you prefer to skip the cushioned ottoman.

17. Mount a cool shower curtain on a basic wood frame for a wall-sized statement.

18. Glue old picture frames onto wooden boxes for pretty framed shadow shelves.

19. Glue felt around wooden dowels for a cheap and pretty magazine holder.

20. Recover and paint ugly cheap chairs for actually pretty guest seating.

21. Hot glue paint chips to the inside of a poster frame for a dry erase calendar that actually matches your kitchen towels.

22. Balance a marble tile on a copper pipe frame for a pretty plant stand.

23. Secure an old suitcase to a TV table for a small but stylish bar.

24. Turn a couple of Ikea pieces into a trendy drink table with some gold spray paint.

25. Tie sisal rope onto a painted board to create a simple hanging shelf

26. Upholster a piece of wood with a pretty blanket (and hairpin legs, again) for a colorful bench.

27. Turn two bowls and some concrete into a beautiful succulent planter.

28. Or, knot together some pretty mini hangers for your kitchen window.

29. Edge a simple round mirror in copper tape.

 30. Or, adhere copper leaf to a framed mirror that you already own.


31. Drill holes in the side of a ceramic pot to turn your favorite pot into a hanging garden


32. Spray paint a plastic or wooden dowel with copper spray paint, then hang air plants on it.


33. Marble a vase by floating nail polish in a bowl of water.

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