From old pieces of tile and scraps of wood to metal pieces and curtain rods, we all have a few extra hardware pieces sitting around the home. Dig out your trash and create a little piece of gold that only your home will hold.
Take a look at these eight “out of the box” DIY projects that Porch.com rounded up!
1. DIY jewelry organizer
Image: The Happy Housie
Give your necklaces, bracelets and earrings a place to hang with a DIY jewelry organizer. A piece of plywood, cabinet knobs and pulls and decorative wallpaper make up this chic DIY.
2. DIY marbled tile tray
Image: Setting for Four
This re-purposed cabinet hardware and gray marbled tile DIY tray is the perfect pretty display for your jewelry, nail polish or perfume.
3. Coffee bar mug hanger
Image: Simply Grove
For a quick and creative way to display items in a small kitchen, try making this DIY mug wall hanger with hooks.
4. Re-purposed message center
Image: My Creative Days
Make a message center for your home to keep track of your to-do list, the time and your keys. This DIY was built from an old board with chalkboard paint, a burlap corkboard, drawer pulls, hooks and decorative nails.
5. Rustic chandelier
Image: What Meegan Makes
Chandeliers are a beautiful way to add a touch of elegance to your home. With one 2×4-foot board, drawer pulls and knobs, hooks and a few vintage crystals, you can DIY your own rustic chandelier.
6. DIY kids’ art center
Image: Christina’s Adventures
This perfectly imperfect DIY consists of stained framed wood, black chalkboard paint, rose gold knobs and an IKEA Lack table to create a kids’ art center.
7. DIY curtain rod
Image: My Fabuless Life
Three supplies and 10 minutes later, you can make your own custom curtain rod with dowels, pipe straps and decorative knobs!
8. Barn doors
Image: My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Maximize your space by making barn doors for your laundry room! Large white doors and rustic pulls on a track will keep your doors conveniently sliding from left to right for easy access.