I don’t know whether it’s the questionable economy, a renewed sense of individuality, a shift towards more sustainable home design and decor or all three, but it doesn’t really matter, DIY is a trend that is more than just a flash in the pan.
That means whether your style is shabby chic, modern minimalist, French country or whatever, there are are gazillions of DIY projects that will suit your taste, style and design aesthetic.
To that end, we’ve put together a list of the funkiest and most fabulous DIY projects for your home sweet home. These aren’t your run of the mill ideas, but fabulous projects that stand out from the crowd and suit those with the most unique of spaces.
7 Funky DIY Projects for A Fab Pad
Form and function come together in this cleverist of DIY projects from Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke. You too can make a hanging lamp utilizing brightly colored colanders. They’re perfect for adding some color and attitude to the kitchen.
For some nature-inspired drama in your living or dining room, try this project from the blog Funky Junk for a white twig chandelier.
This isn’t so much a step-by-step project as it is great inspiration for adding funky color to your space. We love the alternatively colored Union Jack and think this dresser would make an awesome sideboard/bar.
Lots of great DIY projects start at thrift stores. Visit flea markets and yard sales to find old frames, and while your at it, grab some candle sticks or other knick knacks that deserve a second life. Paint them in vivid colors and cover a whole wall with them. Leave them blank or fill them with funky prints (as pictured above).
Any needle wizards looking for DIY projects out there? This idea for geometric embroidered wall art is pretty stunning and simple. See page 51 of the Holiday 2012 edition of Snowed In magazine for the full tutorial.
For some funky decor outside the home, how about creating a succulent cinderblock garden? It’s relatively inexpensive, practical and good for the environment!
Scraphacker shares a great step-by-step tutorial for making a pallet coffee table on wheels. Just add some bright neon paint for a funkier version!
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