2.24.2011

DIY Inspiration

Below are four projects that two roommates made for their apartment using only a drill and barely any money at all. You may have seen this if you follow Apartment Therapy, but I was so impressed by this I had to share!

 The first project was this table made from reclaimed wood. All they used was church floor joists and legs from Ikea.




 This pipe fitting bookshelves was made from some gas pipe from Home Depot and pine planks from a lumber yard, stained.

 This modern sculpture is made from posterboard from Staples and cost only $5!

This credenza made into a DJ booth was a Craigslist find. Originally, it was very beat up, but after using sandpaper, wood filler, and stain, it looks great!

All of these projects prove that you can have an expensive look for very cheap!

35 comments:

Cornflakes and Honey said...

I adore the reclaimed wood table - so gorgeous and such a centre piece! Clever DIY-yers! :-)

this free bird said...

that credenza/dj booth is amazing!! holy cow it just goes to show that you can recreate great things from what is already in existence. i'm a huge fan of the reclaimed wood table, too. wow.

xo,
carrie

Diana said...

People just amaze me with the DIY projects they can put together! Hey I was inspired by your Ruche finds and posted some flats from their site!! :) Enjoy your day my dear! <3

Diana Mieczan said...

What a great projects. The table idea is fantastic.Kisses,my dear

Kavery said...

Amazing finds. Now if only I could do something like that!

Sophie said...

this is awesome!! i cant believe it was made into a DJ booth! it looks so good! love projects like these x

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

wow- amazing- I covet that table.

Jess said...

Those book shelves are amazing! Wish I had enough room in my house to do something like that!!

PursuitOfLLT said...

love, love, love the reclaimed wood! and the pipes. this is so neat!

Stacey said...

These are such creative projects. Love what they did with the gas pipes and really everything else! XX

Elle Sees said...

I love "hacked" stuff like this...just really cool uses for old stuff. my friend took an OLD tv (think 70s) and made it into an awesome bar!

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

Very impressive! I'd love to do something like that one day- affordable, recycled, and chic.

I love the new layout, btw!

Bubbles said...

I haven't come across this before and its so impressive

shopgirl said...

Totally cool! I love it when people put their imagination to work!

Thanks for this sweetie!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

How beautiful the wood looks and I adore all those fabulous books. Have a nice weekend!;-)

A Casa da Vá said...

Wow the art piece from staples posertboard - are you kidding me? Those girls are genius, what else can I say...

Aphrodite said...

Hey, merci pour ton commentaire !! :) J'aime beaucoup ton blog ♥ à bientôt

Welcome to blog land :) A place full of beautiful things and people

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

That is so impressive! I love the DJ booth :)

Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie xoxo

Style Attic said...

This is awesome! I've always been a huge believer in things looking great that don't cost a lot. Not having money motivates the mind to achieve so much! Love it. I can't get over that sculpture!!!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Lovely projects! I like books, they add so much to any room!!

Have a happy weekend xxxx

photohogger said...

Only if you have that kind of talent; looks so great! I love that sort of dining table!

little t said...

I adore this apartment.

Annie said...

I just adore DIY projects, especially when they turn out amazing like these!!
Have a great weekend, Shawna! xo

Mo Pie, Please said...

Holy moly!! Such talent and creativity to come up with this stuff! I'm so impressed! Thanks for sharing :)

Have a great weekend!

Madeleine Roberts said...

Wow, this is very impressive. These are things I would definitely never think of doing. I always love hearing and seeing these projects.
If I could only pull off these projects :) Never the time or energy.
-Madeleine

Bela said...

Dear friend, the table is adorable!!!! What a lovely post!!! You always bring so many great ideas here!!!
Dear, friend, we are already in our destiny! Finally! We are all right. Aila spent the afternoon in the pool, she loves that!!
LOVE. MUCH LOVE TO YOU!!!
Bela

Kristin said...

Wow do I wish I had that kinda creativity!

Laurel Lee Creativity said...

awesome! i love anything DIY

tinajo said...

Looks just great, thanks for sharing! I like your blog! :-)

Martina said...

WOW, very impressive! But then, it's often creativity that we pay when we buy expensive design things. And these people had spme pretty cool ideas! Love theta sculpture!

Martina said...

WOW, very impressive! But then, it's often creativity that we pay when we buy expensive design things. And these people had spme pretty cool ideas! Love theta sculpture!

Miles Of Style said...

awesome DIYs! i especially loved the pipe fitting bookshelves...so original!

p.s.loving your new blog header too :)

Regina said...

Good morning! This is my first time visiting your blog, and I'm already in love with it. So many inspiring ideas here.
For sure, I'll be coming back here to visit you.
Have a great week.

Des said...

Whoa, they did a great job with this space.

georgia~gigi said...

Hey there Poppie Girl! Ya know, I hope that doesn't drive you nuts that I call you Poppie Girl! If it does you tell me and I TRY to stop, he he! Hope you had a great weekend, whatcha do fill me in?!
ok, all these projects are awesome!
Love the table and love Ikea :)
You'll have to fill me in on your new place!
love ya lots
gi gi