When it comes to home design and styling it truly is the small touches that make all the difference. Utilizing a small wall space for something unique such as these hanging baskets can make a space that was deemed useless into not only a functional space, but also a feature in your home. Making a...
Most of us do not consider ourselves “handy” or “crafty” and run at the first sight of a DIY project. However, not all of these projects need to be scary! The glorious thing about living in the 21st century is that there are tutorials for practically everything a person could want to do. Take this coffee table turned ottoman tutorial for example! The first step to having the DIY mindset is to start looking at pieces of furniture in a new light. Instead of simply saying “this table is old and doesn’t fit my style anymore, I need a new one”, try to see the potential in the piece. Find pictures of tables your like and try re-imagining your existing piece.
Ask yourself the question, “what would need to change about this piece for it to look similar to the one I like?” or “what could I change on this piece to make me like it more?” The next step in to becoming DIY minded is to use the phrase “I can do that” more often. When walking through a furniture store and seeing a piece you like, before simply buying it, take a closer look at it and see how it is made.
Is this something you could make from scratch? Is it something you could make from an existing piece? The answer to these questions is not always “yes”, but it is definitely not always “no”. The final step to being more DIY inclined is to realize that you are probably not the first person to try this. The Internet is a great tool when working on a project due to the numerous amounts of tips and tutorials a person can find. It is also a great tool to use to get inspired and begin the process of seeing a piece in a new light.
Follow these steps to change your mindset on furniture and DIY projects and you too can make your own coffee table ottoman!
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