Get ~inspired~ Here are 31 Gorgeous DIY Projects To Decorate Your Grown Up Apartment Part 2 16. Mount a cool shower curtain on a basic wood frame for a wall-sized statement. The hardware store will usually cut wood to size for you so all you have to do is nail it together First I laid all the wood out with the side facing up screwed each end of the side pieces to the top and bottom of the frame I then ironed the shower curtain and laid it over the top of the frame I nailed in the top first and then stretched it to the bottom and nailed in the bottom and then nailed in the sides last It was super easy with 2 people it took us about an hour to make it and hang it 17. If your small apartment can’t fit a giant pallet-sized ottoman make one out of an old cable spool To find a big spool, try calling up a local commercial electrician who might have one that you can pick up 18. Glue old picture frames onto wooden boxes for pretty framed shadow shelves. Try a locally flea market for cheap but pretty frames Here’s how to make them: Prepare an old frames or buy a cheap frames from walmart Make two cuts on each side to the boards Add a line of wood glue and used Nail gun to make a box from these pieces Next, I used a line of wood glue around the edge of the frame I laid my frame on top of my box and used brad nails through the frame to hold it together. Painted all of the boxes and frames with your favorite spray paint color And it’s done 19. Glue felt around wooden dowels for a cheap and pretty magazine holder Here’s how to create it: Prepare this material Made cuts on the dowels with a hand saw and then a jigsaw Your cuts don’t have to be exact as the ends will be covered up about 1/2″ when slid into the fittings I rolled the end over a dowel then marked where to glue so that it was snug but still gave me room to slide the dowel in after it was dry once the glue was dry on both ends, I carefully slid the dowels through and reassembled done and done! 20. Recover and paint ugly cheap chairs for actually pretty guest seating Ok so maybe this feels a *little* over the top, but if you’re feeling extra crafty, why not? What you will need Prepare an old dull looking chair Apply two thin coats of spray paint and let the chair dry overnight Lay out new fabric and place seat cushion face down Once cut, attach fabric using staple gun when the chair is dry, assemble with new cushion and begin using 21. Hot glue paint chips to the inside of a poster frame for a dry erase calendar that actually matches your kitchen towels To get the pretty background, you’ll also need a neutral fabric 22. Balance a marble tile on a copper pipe frame for a pretty plant stand You can find single marble tiles at most flooring stores and ask your hardware store to custom cut your copper pipe for you Here’s what you will need Step 1: Glue one tee and one elbow to the ends of each of the 4 – 14 inch pieces Step 2: Glue one 11 inch piece to the elbows on each set of legs. Step 3: Glue the 2 inch pieces into the 4 end caps Step 4: Glue the end caps to the open part of the tee on each of the four legs Step 5: Glue a tee to join the 6 inch pieces in the middle. Step 6: Glue one 11 inch piece to Step 2 at the tees Step 7: connect it to one side of the legs and then connect to other set of legs! Step 8: Glue marble tile onto top. and it’s done! 23. Secure an old suitcase to a TV table for a small but stylish bar what you need is just an old suitcase and a folding table To attach the suitcase onto the folding table I used double stick tape on all corners of the table You could choose to screw through the suitcase bottom into the table top or some other sophisticated method 24. Turn a couple of Ikea pieces into a trendy drink table with some gold spray paint. What you will need: Step 1: Spray paint the wood disc, planter + serving bowl Let dry for at least two hours before handling Step 2: Superglue the bowl onto the bottom of the planter and the wood circle onto the top of the bowl Tips: with this method of fastening, be sure to not pile on the weight if you’re adding heavier decor to the tabletop we recommend filling the bowl with quick-mix concrete before you spray paint the bowl 25. Tie sisal rope onto a painted board to create a simple hanging shelf Step 1: drilled four holes in a piece of wood Step 2: drill two holes in the wall for the screw hooks Step 3: fed each rope through the holes and then tie a knot underneath Step 4: tie the two other ends into a knot and hang them over the two screws to finish! 26. Upholster a piece of wood with a pretty blanket for a colorful bench. What you will need: Step One: Cut your plywood to the size you need Step Two: Cut the foam batting to fit your plywood bench top Step Three: Begin stapling the rug to the edge of the plywood Think of this process sort of like wrapping a present Step Four: Once you have the first two sides stapled it’s time to fold the end edges and staple those sides as well. Step Five: Screw the legs of the bench into place Be sure to measure to get them centered properly Simple and done! 27. Turn two bowls and some concrete into a beautiful succulent planter Literally two plastic bowls It looks hard to make, but it’s not! I filled a plastic mixing bowl with the wet concrete mix and gave it a good tap to bring any air bubbles to the surface. Then I took a small round container and plunged it into the wet mix The concrete will take a good 3-4 days to become solid tips: you’ll find that the smaller container wants to float up so you’ll need to weigh it down I balanced a book across mine to keep it in place as it dried 28. knot together some pretty mini hangers for your kitchen window Here is how to tie the knot Step 1: Take the entire length of twine and cut 8 equal lengths Once cut, you should have eight separate pieces all about the same length Step 2: Gather them all together and tie a knot at one end Step 3: Separate the rope into four sections with two pieces of rope per section Step 4: Taking one section of rope at a time begin to tie the two pieces of rope into a knot Step 5: Take the left piece of rope from one section and match it up with the right piece of rope from the closest section to the left of it Step 6: Tie these two pieces of rope together about an inch above your previous knots Step 7: Align your ropes again so you can clearly distinguish between each of the four sections Step 8: take the outermost piece of rope from one section and match it up with the closet piece of rope from the section to the left of it Step 9: Tie the two ropes together to make a knot about one inch above the previous knots After you finish all four sections, your rope should look like this Step 10: Place your bell cup in the middle of your ropes Step 11: Pull the loose ends of rope up around the sides of the cup so that the knotted area holds the cup in place and the cup is centered Step 12: Place air plants into the bell cups and you’re done 29. Edge a simple round mirror in copper tape. Copper tape is usually used as a “shielding tape” in electronic work but you can use it to jazz up an old mirror What you will need Measure your mirror and mark it out on your plywood to use as a guide to cut out your circle of wood with a jigsaw place your wooden circle on its edge apply a small amount of glue to the edge and press one end of the tape onto the glue take your rope and fold the end over on itself holding between your fingers wrap the edge together to secure the ends together creating a loop Lay your wooden backing on a flat surface with your glue spread down and carefully place your mirror, back side down and press firmly in place 30. Marble a vase by floating nail polish in a bowl of water Make it even cheaper by picking out your nail colors from the clearance bin All you will need is a container that’s big enough to submerge your entire object nail polish and water Fill your container with water and drop your nail polish into the water in whatever pattern you desire Submerge it until you have the amount covered Carefully place on a dry surface Do not touch until the object is completely dry! Once dry, display your piece and enjoy! 31. Drill holes in the side of a ceramic pot to turn your favorite pot into a hanging garden Measure and mark out where the holes will be on the side of the bowl Use a cordless drill and the ceramic drill bit to drill holes at these marks Cut a piece of jute and put the ends through the holes to the inside of the bowl and tie tight knots towards each of the ends That’s all for now Before you leave spare few seconds to like and share this video with your friend And don’t forget to subscribe to this channel for future updated videos Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in the next video.