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DIY for Your Home – Some Easy Examples

Ok, I just had to share some of these great DIY ideas – really clever, and fairly simple too. I keep collecting things like this so that when we move into a house I can start implementing them!

Here are a bunch of fantastic and easy to do DIY tips that have a really amazing effect and will get everyone else going ‘wow’ πŸ™‚ Happy Wednesday!

Marbles in the Wooden Fence

Simply drill through your wooden fence and insert some colourful marbles – what a great effect when the sun shines through! Make sure your neighbours are ok with this though πŸ™‚

Marbles in the Wooden Fence | source gardendrama.wordpress.com

Spraypainting a Vintage Metal Chair

Simply clean the surface of the chair with a stiff wire brush to remove any rust, then wipe down with a cloth. Spray with metal primer and let dry, Then apply several thin coats of a rust inhibitor paint. Spray lightly to avoid drip marks!

Spraypainting a Vintage Metal Chair | source Fresh Home Ideas

Cutlery Holder to Printer Tray

Revamp! remove extra slats where necessary, give a coat of paint & cover in patterned fabric or pretty paper. Add hooks and hang on the wall! Place your favourite knickknack and admire πŸ™‚

Cutlery Holder to Printer Tray | source Going Home to Roost

Wine Bar Shelving

Use wooden fruit crates to create a shelving solution for wine bottles! glue and nail together and fix to a wall for extra support. You can also simply stack together and move around when you want. Display your wine collection proudly!

Wine Bar Shelving | source Pinterest

River Rock Boot Tray

Buy a metal tray with high edges and fill with smooth white ‘river’ stones – you can get this at your local hardware shop. Place dirty or wet boots here to dry! Easy to clean too πŸ™‚

River Rock Boot Tray | source Martha Stewart

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For the Love of Furniture Refurbishment – DIY Inspiration

My mom has always inspired me with her creativity, refurbishment ideas and ability to turn something pretty average into something quite amazing! Recently she redid our entire kitchen – by building three stand-alone kitchen cabinets that look out of this world amazing. Picture vintage cream and green cupboards, worn-look furniture, slate grey tiles and lots of character πŸ™‚

My husband and I have been inspired to bring on the DIY vibe into our own home – building an entire wall cabinet/bookshelf that now houses our entire book & CD & DVD collection as well as a brand-spanking new flat screen – the joy of my husband particularly when he can watch rugby games in hi-def! Plus we also refurbished an old chest of drawers from yellow pine into a cream and dark topped set with crystal handles – looks awesome!

SO, today’s post on The Good Girls Guide is all about furniture refurbishment – turning average into amazing, being bold with colours, ideas and textures and really puting effort into creating something that is entirely authentic, original and your own. Be inspired and be sure to share you DIY tips or inspirations πŸ™‚

Refurbished Vintage Chair

Refurbished Vintage Chair | source here.

1970s Cabinet Redone

1970s Cabinet Redone | source here.

Brand New Door Knob

Brand New Door Knob | source here.

Refurbished Window Frame into Art

Refurbished Window Frame into Art | source here.

Cute Blue Cabinet

Cute Blue Cabinet | source here.

New Look Caravan/Trailer

New Look Caravan/Trailer | source here.

Wooden Stairs Redone

Wooden Stairs Redone | source here.

Pink-Legged Rustic Chair

Pink-Legged Rustic Chair | source here.

I Love You! Wardrobe Makeover

I Love You! Wardrobe Makeover | source here.

The Original Russian Doll Redone

The Original Russian Doll Redone | source here.