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An excellent organization and a creative storage nowadays is crucial to any home and any family. The effect of consumerism is showing in the piles of items that we store in our small flats and homes with little to no space designed for proper storage. We often forget that the easiest method to create storage is the vertical space in your home. We are suggesting you today three simple and creative DIY Wall Storage Ideas with a vintage-shabby look that we simply adore. Personalize them beyond limits and let us know, we would gladly feature your own work here on Homesthetics.
DIY Wall Storage Ideas – Transform Your Old Type Case
– acquire and old type case
-undercoat white acrylic primer
-light blue acrylic paint
-old newspapers and/or magazines
-double sided tape
-scrap paper or leftover wallpaper
Smooth the surfaces out with sandpaper to enhance the quality of your end product. 120 grit sandpaper will do the trick but be pay attention to the condition of the item, this will dictate the amount of work required.
Clean the old type case and paint over with white primer. You do not need to pay much attention to the bottom of the cases because you are going to glue papers over them later so the effort is in vain. Allow the item to dry out thoroughly before you continue.
Next simply paint the type case with your favorite color or use our suggestion.
Carefully measure the small compartments of the letter case. Draw on the piece of wallpaper you`ve chose to use and cut them out. Pay attention here, not covering the backend properly can cause damage to the end result`s aesthetic values.
Now simply glue the wallpaper pieces that you’ve prepared earlier with double sided tape. Try to be creative and make a game out of it by picking up different heights and textures. Same pattern should not share the same limit .
In the end populate the masterpiece with your favorite treasures, souvenirs and curious things. Enjoy your creation to the fullest.
DIY Wall Storage Ideas – Easy Colorful and Useful Shelves
This shelf is one of the most customizable DIY project there is because you can use whatever wooden box you can get or have at hand. You can combine both old and new wooden boxes to create a highly graphic shelf. You can customize the shelf by any means but painting in a template could work magnificently.
Required items :
-flower boxes, old or new wine boxes and any other wooden boxes
-mini chest like drawers as “Moppe” und “Forhöja” from IKEA
-furniture knob in green or any other color that you adore
-furniture knob with numbers
-color spray here pink have been used
-colorful craft paint, here in black, white and pink
-glue or double sided tape
-wood drill bit size five
-metal drill bit size five
-M5 Screw with nuts and bolts
-Allen Key Socket Set
-screws and plugs for wall mounting
Take it step by step with patience .
Prepare the workplace by laying old newspapers where you will work. Start by spraying the tin can with the color spray. Slowly rotate the can carefully to even out surfaces. Protective gloves are recommended.
Next apply the primer on the wall of some boxes and follow with the pink craft paint. Small paint brushes should be used to finish the edges and ensure the quality of the end product.
To avoid drilling unnecessary holes into the wall you can unify smaller boxes into a bigger piece. Brush the front side with wood glue and press them together by making use of a clap or two.
Step 4-Making the templates
Use a pencil or a printer if you have at hand to draw the desired motif on cardboard, follow by simply cutting them out with high precision. FIx the template with double sided tape on the drawer front and with care dab the black craft paint with the stippler. Here the brush will be dipped with a little color.
Now in the top third of the can drill a hole with the cordless drill and metal drill bit and with the wood brit drill holes for the knobs in some drawers. Attach the can with a screw, nut and washer. Furniture Knobs usually have a long thread and if it should be definitely sewn of with a hacksaw. Stick the knobs inside through the drilled hole to see exactly how much you have to saw off.
Now simply arrange the boxes in a graphic composition on the wall and screw them. Small boxes can be planted easily above or on the side. By placing them above you enhance the versatility. You can simply take them down when you need them somewhere else.
This homemade shelf exudes creativity. From simple wooden boxes you can obtain extraordinary results with little to no effort. Delicate pastel tones will highlight the vintage apparel exuded by the wooden textures. You can also extend the space if you need more storage .
DIY Wall Storage Ideas – Simple Wall Photo Displays
A simple shelf that will showcase your personality, your taste and image. This solves far little storage than the previous methods but is still a graphic furnishing worth considering.
Required items to materialized the creativity display.
– an MDF panel 160 x 120 cm, 16 mm thick
– three picture ledges like Ribba from Ikea
-primer and acrylic paint in a tone that suits your need
-brushes, paint roller, stippling brush and paint trays
-some cardboard for templates
-a few screws
Step by step.
Start by applying the primer on the MDF board after you prepare the workplace. Paint the board in a color that you love.
Carefully sand the picture frames so that the paint will look and hold better.
Next paint the picture ledges in the desired color, do not rush.
Create a template with a inspiring or loving quote that will simply boost your moral upon reading. Lay it down on the MDF board and dab the color with a stippling brush. You can either buy one or make it on your own.
Secure the picture frames on the painted MDF with screws.
Enjoy the new addition now and arrange your favorite pieces in the perfect composition.
What do you think about these DIY wall storage ideas? We would love to hear your opinion in the comment section below.