1. The Plate Stand – Bathroom Caddy
Plate stands are the kind of gift you get when you get married that (unfortunately) stays in the box and never gets used. You can’t help but think, “Where on Earth will I put this plate stand?”
I’m telling you now: get it out of the attic, dust it off, and start putting it to practical use. As this photo shows, plate stands can actually be very useful!
This person used a plate stand to create additional storage space in her bathroom. It looks both pretty and practical. Bravo!
2. Window Shutter – Mailbox
Got an old window shutter lying around? Good. Because it’s going to be your new favorite mailbox.
Rather than keeping your mail in piles on the kitchen table, wouldn’t it be so much cooler to follow the shabby-chic trend in home décor? It’s so hot right now and any guests you have in your home are sure to remark at your ingenuity.
Don’t worry, I won’t tell them you got this idea from me!
3. Picture Frame – Earring Holder
This one is seriously so easy to make! Even if you don’t have an old picture frame to use, you could get one at the dollar store in town. Simply remove the glass and cardboard backing and voila – you have the basic part down.
Then, all you need is a staple gun an some kind of wire or sturdy string. I think fishing line might actually work quite well! I bet you could put this together in about 10 minutes for under 10 dollars. That’s the easiest and best kind of DIY, isn’t it?
About the Author
Vice President of Operations and Designer with Closet Tec Inc.
Terrie is passionate about making her clients feel proud of their home! Stay with her on the Closet Tec blog to learn more about home decor, client success stories, and so much more!