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This craft category is a huge collection of furniture painting, furniture making & upcycled furniture ideas! DIY furniture,rustic and DIY shabby chic / vintage furniture, furniture painting (furniture painting tips&tricks, furniture painting methods ), furniture making ideas: indoor furniture ideas (kids room furniture, living room furniture) and outdoor DIY furniture ideas (garden decorations from wood, garden buildings), free woodworking plans, free furniture plans, furniture renovating tips and tricks, upcycled furniture, crafts with furniture ( furniture accessories ) and a lot more!
DIY Tractor wooden crate toy box - fun kids room decor
Do you have a few old wooden (fruit or milkcrate? Or you just need a practical, fun and relatively low budget toy storage solution in the kids' room? Try out this brilliant woodworking idea: the crate tractor! If you don't need a toy box you can create  a small wooden play tractor or garden decor with this brilliant idea as well! Paint the wooden crate tractor to a fun vibrant tractor-ish color (red,green,blue) or simply stain the crates with rustic wood stains for a vintage style wooden toy look! But be aware: use (water base) paints only that suitable for painting kids' furniture and toys!
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DIY kids room tyre seating
If you love upcycling or just need a fun and cheap way to spice up your (car enthusiast) kids room this super upcycled tyre seat / kids room decor is a perfect craft project for you! This tyre seat is relatively easy to make, and it can be used as a nice hidden storage space for cars or small toys. You can paint the tyre seats to any color that you want, so it can be a perfect gir room decor as well! (Imagine a pink tyre with a flower shaped pillow!)
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DIY Rustic pallet wood pumpkin - fall decor
Today Make it & Love It is here with another super easy pallet project. Pallets are a great material to use to achieve that rustic look , and with fall decor , we love a little rustic. Pallets are usually inexpensive ( or free! ) so these DIY Rustic pallet wood pumpkins are a great way to decorate on a budget ! This is a relatively easy and fun DIY Fall Decor that you can use every year! This inexpensive DIY project is a fun way to make your own custom vintage home decor , because these pallet wood ( or reclaimed wood ) pumpkins just look great on a mantle or as part of an outdoor ( front door ) fall decor.
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DIY Wood wall paneling makeover in country style
Wood paneling can make a room feel a little dark and reminiscent of the '70s, but it can also be seriously stylish when done right! Whether you want to add wood paneling to your house, or need a few ideas to update your existing walls, this step-by-step wood wall paneling makeover tutorial by BornToDIY Blog will be a huge help! Get inspired by the before and after photos, and learn how this outdated wood-paneled dining room was turned into a cozy country-style interior! This makeover project took a little time and elbow grease, but it made a world of difference.
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Easy Lego Duplo knobs - fun kids furniture decor
Who hasn't looked at a big Lego Duplo brick and thought: wouldn't that make a great door pull? What? You've never done that? Well, to be honest, we really hadn't . But what a fun way to update the kids' playroom! Took some leftover Duplo bricks, add a bit of DIY magic and voilá' you've got a fun and colorful Lego door pull! For  kids with an obsession with Lego - there really is no other appropriate door handle. Here are the ultra-simple DIY steps:
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DIY Shelf from an old drawer ( drawer shelf ) - vintage home decor
Turning an old, unused item into a pretty, functional piece is our favorite pastime! Creating a designer look on a limited budget can seem like an impossible task, but it doesn't have to be! For example, this beautiful drawer shelf DIY by Confessions Of A Serial Do-It-Yourselfer is the ultimate repurpose that is inexpensive, handy, stylish, and will add a little vintage touch to your home. This DIY drawer shelf is perfectly functional enough to hold necessities, or pretty enough to display your treasures. Get the tutorial at confessionsofaserialdiyer.com and create one drawer shelf today:
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DIY Williams Sonoma inspired outdoor bench (free plan)
Every porch needs a DIY outdoor bench, at least that’s what Steve and Amy decided the other day. Actually Steve has had the concept for this bench in his head for awhile: he wanted to make something without screws and hardware - completely with adhesive! This DIY Williams Sonoma inspired wooden outdoor bench is modern, inexpensive and look so great! In this nice step-by-step furniture making tutorial you can learn how to make this awesome stylish bench (or table) from pine 2x4s! This woodworking project is fairly easy and you can even use up all your scrap wood laying around which is also a very nice thing!
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DIY Succulent frame - wooden centerpiece with plants (free plan)
We love succulents and mason jars , so we gladly present this super cute $10 DIY succulent frame ! This woodworking project is super easy , frugal, and it will add lot of style to your home! ( and It also makes a great gift ! ) How fun is that? Once the paint is dry, you can sand the edges a bit to give it a distressed finish and add the succulents and mason jars. ( Of course you can use other flowers/plants as well! Imagine a large garden version of this super hanging succulent planter centerpiece ! This step-by-step video tutorial will teach you how to make your own stylish distressed wooden hanging succulent planter centerpiece !
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DIY Vintage wine crate coffee table - woodworking
In this nice step-by-step tutorial Becca shows you how to do build this awesome movable coffee table! You can build this vintage wine crate coffee table for under 100 dollars, but looks like you paid big for it. Only really takes an afternoon, tools, stain, and some screws! Without wines, empty wine crates are completely useless! Okay, maybe not completely, but still, four of these make for one sweet vintage coffee table. You can buy sturdy wooden crates at your local craft store or get some from a grocery nearby.
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DIY Upholstered tufted headboard tutorial
Today's craft video is a Tumblr inspired DIY Tufted headboard ! In this DIY video , Nia Nicole will teach you how to make a gorgeous stylish tufted headboard & how to get the look for less. This DIY tufted headboard tutorial is helpful for the person who doesn't want to spend a ton of money on room decor ! She will showing you how to make a tufted headboard at home easily. You can use this fun upholstering technique to spice up your other upholstered furniture as well, tufting will look gorgeous on poufs, chairs, armchairs and of course headboards !
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DIY Inexpensive golden clay furniture knobs
Today we are really excited to be sharing another a DIY for the room , how to make inexpensive but still gorgeous and stylish clay knobs ! These unique and gorgeous golden gem-like door knobs are so easy to make but look super great! We bet you will get a lots of “wow i can’t believe you made those yourself” remarks. And if one of your DIY clay furniture knobs is crumble somehow ( from heavy use or moving ) you can easily replace if with an another one!
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How to paint furniture with shiny surface
This easy step by step furniture painting tutorial teaches you how to paint furniture with high gloss surface easily! The tutorial is in Hungarian but you can translate it with the translate button. Harzo ( or chalk paints ) are perfect to paint high gloss surfaces such as furniture or even mirror & glass! In this pro furniture painting tutorial you can get extra tips & tricks on how to paint furniture without ugly brush strokes with a simple small foam roller. Turn your boring old furniture into something fresh and cool!
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Toy kitchen from and old Tv cabinet
You love your old TV cabinet, but it's been sadly obsolete since you bought a flat-screen TV? Luckily, a whole new life awaits it as an adorable play kitchen for kids! This darling furniture transformation gives you a second chance to use a beloved item, because sometimes once just isn't enough. This furniture upcycling project is not a super way to save money but its also a brilliant way to create a unique long lasting toy for your kids. You can add to this toy kitchen any decorations and utensils that you want , and you can also create other play sets with this brilliant idea (imagine a play garden shed, a work station with tools, or a car repair station  )
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DIY Chalkboard Christmas tree
Be extremely crafty and minimal: create a chalkboard Christmas tree from your storage closet's door! This craft by Lana Red Studio is very easy and the outcome is so gorgeous and unique! Of course it's not necessary to use an old door , you can also use a big piece of wood. What we love the most in this craft is that it doesn’t take up too much space : this DIY Chalkboard Christmas tree is perfect for tiny apartments! Read this step-by-step DIY tutorial by Lana Red Studio and create your very own gorgeous DIY Chalkboard Christmas tree:
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Free crocheted flower medallion stool cover pattern
This crocheted flower medallion stool cover by Creative Jewish Mom is so beautiful and it's oh so simple to crochet! This crocheted flower medallion stool will look gorgeous in your vintage/shabby style home, or you can use fun, colorful yarns to crochet it , and use as a nice flower fairy stool in the kids' room. At creativejewishmom.com you will find the free crocheted flower medallion stool cover pattern in 2 different version! The only thing now we need is to find a great wooden stool to cover with this gorgeous flower medallion pattern !
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DIY rustic bathtub tray (with free plan)
Do you love woodworking projects? Try this quick Rustic Wood Bathtub Tray so you can lock the bathroom door and soak in a warm bathtub. You can prop a book and a glass of wine on your tray. Or maybe some tea and the iPad so you can binge watch some Netflix. You can make this rusctic/vintage look wooden bathtub  tray in minutes (even if you are a beginner in furniture making ) because it's so easy, and it can be a perfect gift for any occasion as well! (Because who doesn't love relaxing and pampering things?) You can protect your woonden bathtub tray from water with any color waterproof stains and varnishes it will look gorgeous in any form!
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DIY homemade chalkboard paint
Chalkboard Paint has thousand of usage ( from pretty herb pots to whole fridge or furniture paint projects ) but can be pretty expensive. This homemade chalkboard paint recipe is super easy and only requires two ingredients : paint ( of any color or type - she use acrylic paints ) and some Non-Sanded Tile Grout! Absolutelly brilliant! make some and you will be able to create vintage / shabby chic message boards or creative drawing tables for your kids in any size!
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DIY Rustic pallet wood Christmas tree
We have seen many Christmas trees that were made from reclaimed wood and old pallets but this fun vintage style Christmas tree is our favorite! Follow this nice step-by-step pallet Christmas tree tutorial and create your own unique and gorgeous Christmas decor piece from a pallet, mod podge, napkins, buttons and some milk paint ! This gorgeous decoupaged DIY Christmas tree can be a great addition to your winter/ Christmas decor both inside and outside!
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How to make your own silicone molds easily
No need to buy expensive silicone molding putty ! With this brilliant life hacking idea now you can make your own homemade silicone molds with a few easy steps! This idea is not just a life saver if you have a missing furniture decor element or a damaged ( barocque ) frame , but it's also very inexpesive and super easy to make! Maybe you already have all ingerdients at home! You will need 1 tube silicon ( the big transparent one is fine too ) , cornstarch , a few drops of baby oil, and a few drops of acrylic paint. Make colorful, reusable silicone molds with easy to find items and cast anything you want!
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DIY pretend play sweet shop from IKEA expedit helf
Look at this super cute pretend play shop!  And the kicker is that you can build the frame for this market in less than an hour! She've drawn out the plans so you can start building right away. All you need is a cube organizer (IKEA kallax or expedit for ex.) and a few lengths of PVC piping. Are you inspired to open up a pretend play market of your own? Make a fresh fruit and vegetable market, a sweets shop,a fashion boutique, a simple a soft toy sale, or anything that your kids will enjoy to sell!
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DIY hexagon (honeycomb) shelves from popsicle sticks
"Our favorite craft projects are those that take something mundane, utilitarian or used up and transform it into something beautiful. Well, it doesn’t get much more ordinary than popsicle sticks! I’m guessing most of us haven’t given them much thought since about third grade. But that is going to change today with these DIY popsicle stick (hexagon) honeycomb shelves! It’s super affordable–like less than $10 for the entire set of honeycomb shelves. It’s very doable, and most of all, it just looks freaking awesome and oh so mid-century-modern-Mad-Men-ish up on the wall."
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How to make a stencil at home easily
How to make a custom stencil for your DIY furniture painting project without costly gadgets or costly craft materials! believe us: you will love this DIY stencil making method! Its frugal and fairly easy to make in any size! You can create small stencils for small DIY craft projects with plastic sheets from the front of chocolate bonbon boxes or other product packages , so you could try this stencil making method without spending any money on it!  With this method you can choose your dream's stencil  pattern without spending tons of money on it and start to customize old boring furniture right now!
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DIY Upholstered storage crate bench
This easy DIY storage bench project by Esther Straub will give you more seating , ( we ALL need that! ) and more storage space at the same time. Stylishly cure a lifetime of clutter by building this easy and inexpensive DIY storage bench this weekend. A storage bench is of great utility, in storing your extra baggage that lies all over the place, making your house look shabby and untidy. This stylish upholstered crate bench seat will not only give you somewhere to sit, it also provides some handy storage space.
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DIY magic carpet cat hammock from a towel
Are you looking for a super cozy & frugal cat bed for your small apartment? Try this cozy magic carpet cat hammock which can be placed  right under your coffee table! In this nice craft blog and their step-by-step tutorial you can learn how to make your own DIY magic carpet cat hammock from a simple towel and  t-shirt yarn (or rope). You cat will love this super cozy cat bed and the best of it: you can wash it easily, and you can make it in any color or style that fits into your home! You can use old towels but this DIY magic carpet style cat hammock will work well with other cozy fabrics: such as minky, faux furs etc. as well!
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