26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

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26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

1. Tomato Cage Side Table

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

Upcycle a wire tomato cage to create a minimalist side table base in just 3 easy steps! Accent your table with a bright hue to make this the easiest and cutest summer project yet! Use this piece in any room- next to a side chair or sofa in the living room, make 2 and pair as night stands in the bedroom, or pull one out on the front porch or patio to use when guests arrive to hold drinks! And best of all it’s budget friendly!

From: Homedit

2. Turn an Old Lamp into an Upcycled Table

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

This little DIY side table could easily be made using all new materials, but buying a new turned table base would be pretty expensive so I went a different route.  I headed to one of my favorite thrift stores and headed right to the lamp section.  Lamps are super expensive new, but thrift stores seem to always be full of large, curvy lamps.  Yes, they are usually ugly and outdated but that’s nothing a little paint can’t fix.

From: Lovely Etc

3. Turn an old door into a Cute Headboard

How to make a door headboard via My SoCal'd Life

Et voila. Some people like to disguise the characteristics of the door, but we played it up by exposing the door slot and installing a new door knob.

From: My So Cal’d Life

4. Hidden Fridge Gap Slide Out Pantry

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

I live in a small apartment with an even smaller kitchen that is lacking in the storage department. So I needed a new cabinet, and since I do NOT have permission to put big holes in the walls for more cabinetry, I thought that the 4.5 inch gap between my refrigerator and the wall could work.

From: Instructables

5. Gold Dipped Ceramics

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

Blank walls can get rather boring and sad but as college students, extra money for nice decorations doesn’t really exist. Some hot glue and a little bit of spray paint can take you a long way. Here are some simple and fairly easy decorations that only take a few supplies and can make your place look super cute in no time!

From: Her Campus

6. Kitchen Stand

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

From: Serendipity and Spice

7. Dry Erase Menu Board

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

We’d much rather eat at home and splurge on better restaurants less often. In order to make that plan reality, it really just takes one small change. We’ve GOT to plan out the week ahead before it starts. Making a meal plan and getting groceries Sunday night or Monday morning makes all the difference. The DIY Menu Board I originally made last summer is the perfect tool to keep us on track.

From: Polished Habitat

8. Printer Table with an Industrial Style

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

I needed a place to put my printer and so we created an industrial DIY Printer Cart for the space and I just love it! I just love a good DIY project!

From: Simply Designing

9. Wall Decor

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

Blank walls can get rather boring and sad but as college students, extra money for nice decorations doesn’t really exist. Some hot glue and a little bit of spray paint can take you a long way. Here are some simple and fairly easy decorations that only take a few supplies and can make your place look super cute in no time!

From: Her Campus

10. Vertical Plant Hanger

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

Are you ready to get your hands a little dirty? Go grab your garden gloves and some pretty plants, because today we’re going to create a gorgeous DIY Vertical Plant Hanger! This project makes a beautiful display for your potted plants without taking up a ton of room. Perfect for small spaces! Let’s get started…

From: I Heart Naptime

11. Coffee Station

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

We used to have all of our coffee/tea fixings in separate locations and it was super inconvenient to gather everything when we would go to make coffee– especially because we usually drink a couple cups of coffee a day. Now we have almost everything we need (minus the creamer) in one centralized location, making it super convenient to grab a quick cup of coffee when our energy levels are running on empty.

From: Mommy Suite

12. Custom Coasters

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

I’ve given these DIY custom coasters from maps as Christmas gifts, housewarming and hostess gifts, and they are always well received (even though they cost less than $2 each to make…shhhh…that’s a secret).

From: Heathered Nest

13. Turn an old dresser into a Cool new bar

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

I picked up this dresser that was missing one drawer because the hardware on the remaining drawers was so great. I was planning on just scrapping the dresser and keeping the hardware for another project.

From: Home Talk

14. Turn old paint buckets and plywood into Stylish Side Tables

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

Have some old buckets but need some side tables? You just may appreciate this simple DIY project you could make in an afternoon that will leave you with some upcycled buckets turned side tables that you can design and paint in any color or pattern that you please!

From: Apartment Therapy

15. Build a Bench

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

If you’ve suddenly decided your home (or garden) is in need of a bench, why not try making one yourself! In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to build a bench – THE EASY WAY!

From: Grillo Designs

16. Build a stylish storage Ottoman

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

Make your own DIY upholstered storage ottoman. This step by step tutorial shows you how to build an ottoman with basic tools and how to cover an ottoman in fabric. Also includes DIY storage ottoman plans so you can make your own upholstered ottoman easily.

From: Anika’s DIY Life

17. Space Saving rolling kitchen pantry

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

Our cabinet space is limited in our tiny kitchen. But we did have 8 inches of unused space beside our fridge. So we built a rolling pantry to hold all our canned goods and dry food!

From: Home Talk

18. Rustic Console Table

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

This X console table definitely a show stopper! Check out the free plans below to re-create your own.

From: Handmade Haven

19. Kitchen Backsplash Shelf

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

Everything is always cuter in mini size, including corbels.  These cute little mini craftsman corbels are the anchor of my kitchen gadget organization project – a backsplash shelf.

From: Her Tool Belt

20. Instagram Wall

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

I initially thought about just putting a big mirror there, but it seems like every entry way has a mirror.  Then I thought about doing a random art wall, but I wanted to do that in my living room.  Then the idea came to me — an Instagram wall!

From: Gimme Some Oven

21. Bar Cart

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

This DIY bar cart was a little more time consuming to build, but definitely worth it in the end, especially for the amount of savings! It cost me less than $50 in building materials to build, whereas other similar bar carts retail around $150+.

From: Angela Marie Made

22. Fur Bench

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

Doesn’t it just bring all the good winter feelings to you?

From: Bigger than the Three of Us

23. Crate Bookcase

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

We have been in need of a bookshelf for our family room ever since we moved in, so I figured it was a great excuse to make one!

From: Amy Latta Creations

24. Mason Jar Herb Garden

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

This mason jar DIY herb garden is perfect for keeping fresh herbs growing right in the kitchen.

From: Crafts Unleashed

25. Blanket Ladder

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

I’m loving it in our family room!!  Such an easy project and for less than $5 it’s a bargain of a DIY!  If you don’t have a nailer you could easily use wood screws too.

From: Domestically Speaking

26. Bookcase Bar

26 DIY projects to help you decorate and organize your apartment

Not all of us can afford a standalone bar in regards to space or cost, but most of us can afford to take a thrift store or flea market bookshelf and turn it into your very own Bookcase Bar.

From: Apartment Therapy