Kitchen Island Projects

1. Kitchen Island Tutorial - Cape 27

Do you spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing and cooking meals for you and your family? Then you’ve probably considered adding a kitchen island. But adding or getting a new kitchen island can be expensive, unless you build or upgrade your existing kitchen island on your own. To inspire and help you, we’ve […]

Ingenious DIY Shoe Storage Projects

Walk a mile in my shoes! Do you have lots of shoes lying around your house? Here’s a collection of DIY shoe storage projects that will help keep those shoes organised and off the floor.   All you need to do is choose an ideal space in your home where you’ll store your shoes, gather materials […]

Fun DIY Swing Projects

Do you love to spend quality time outdoors? Then you’ll surely enjoy what we’ve collected here. We’ve hand picked these DIY swing projects to inspire you to build one. Yes! you can build one yourself, and it’s not as hard as it may look. These projects are fit for people who are new to DIY […]

DIY Kitchen Island Cabinet

DIY Kitchen Island Cabinet - Started build shelf and cabinets

If you’re looking to make your kitchen more distinct, adding a kitchen island cabinet is one good way to achieve it. And just like the owners of this kitchen, you can DIY your kitchen island for a less costly home improvement that would only take a week or two. What’s great about building the kitchen island […]

A Home Built From Two Shipping Containers

Shipping containers can offer very affordable accommodation and are great for remote locations. Even though they are technically a box, they can be converted in an infinite number of ways. The owner’s plan is to build a cabin or shelter made from shipping containers. One which they can use during the weekend, but should be […]

DIY Patio with Fire Pit

Over the years, we’ve seen countless backyards in need of sprucing up. The common thread in all of them? A lack of planning when it comes to outdoor space. Fortunately, it’s easier – and less expensive – than you might think if you’re an experienced DIYer. Whether you have a small yard or a property […]

DIY Vertical Onion Planter

Shallots are golden-brown bulbs that resemble garlic. Spring onions are immature onions with a small, white bulb and a long, leafy green stem. Spring onions have a sharp, pungent flavor. Shallots are milder and sweeter. If you use either in your kitchen, this could be the perfect way to grow them. It’s cheap, it’s practical […]

How to build a space-saving hanging shelf

Here’s a unique looking set of hanging shelves made with steel cable and turnbuckles. It’s easy to build and very affordable. This hanging shelf system makes a great conversation starter in your living room. Hanging shelves made from steel cable and turnbuckles are something you don’t see in most homes. Aside from the unique design, these hanging shelves […]

Make your own hexagon stepping stones

DIY Hexagon Stepping Stones - Design and draw

Making your own stepping stones is a practical and fun way of upgrading your home. By making your own stepping stones you can choose to personalize them in any number of ways. Making your own stepping stones is a great opportunity for every member of the family to get involved allowing them to display their creativity. The hexagonal stepping stones […]

DIY Miniature Hobbit Hole

They are miniature gardens that sing with magic. Minute houses, tiny chairs, lawns, and ponds – fairy worlds which you can create in any space inside or out. They are so small they, you can fit one anywhere: the corner of a flower bed, under a tree, or in a pot on the patio. Whether […]

Build your kids a tractor bunk bed

If you live on a farm, or your kids like homesteading activities, this could be the perfect bunk bed. It would also be great in a small country weekender. Bunk beds are great for kids who share one bedroom, especially if you have lots of vertical space you can use. By going up, rather than out, you […]

DIY Hand Planters

If your tastes tend toward the unusual, these hands will appeal. Relax! These are ‘armless hypertufa hands 😀 Hypertufa is a ‘rock’ made from aggregates bonded together with Portland cement. It’s a manufactured substitute for natural tufa, which is a slowly precipitated limestone rock. Being very porous like the real thing, hypertufa is popular for […]

DIY Murphy Bed

DIY Murphy Bed - Model

If your spare room doubles as a home office, craft room, or playroom for the kids, then a fold away bed may be the perfect solution for freeing up floor space. This bed would work just as well in a granny flat or bedsit. If you’ve done some pre-made murphy bed hunting before you know that […]

DIY Vintage Crate Shelving Unit

Stacked vintage timber crates can make a functional and decorative storage unit, but they are very hard to come by. And if you happen to find some, you’ll also find that they’re very expensive. By building your own vintage crates, you’ll be able to cut down the cost, but still retain its vintage appearance. Once you’re done building […]

DIY AT AT Cat House

A cat playground for a Star Wars fan! Even if you aren’t a Star Wars fan (is there anyone who isn’t?), it’s hard not to recognize the creativity of this project. This is a project that looks good from the outside and absolutely fabulous on the inside! The detail shown in it’s interior is very impressive impressive. It […]

DIY Tiny Cabin

After a long week of work we deserve a nice and quiet place to escape. How about this tiny cabin? We love log cabins. They are durable and they are a wonderful depiction of a time long gone and a life more natural. You don’t necessarily have to make your city home into a log […]

Pallet Wall Project

A wood feature wall is among those versatile details that look good just about anywhere. They exude a strong – but never overbearing – presence and add rustic sophistication to traditional interior design schemes. The natural patina of the wood is very calming whether it be on reclaimed, whitewashed, painted, or -yes – even wood […]

DIY Craft Table

DIY Craft Table - Finished

Anyone who sews regularly knows the benefits of having a dedicated working area. This set up is so much easier than having to set up the machine, the ironing board and organise a space for cutting and pinning. You’ll need these materials: 1×12 Timber 1×8 Timber 1×2 Timber 1×3 Timber Wood Screws Wood Glue Paint […]

DIY Platform Deck

DIY Platform Deck - Install a drip edge

A deck is a great place to enjoy the outdoors while reading a book or enjoying a cool beverage. It’s also a perfect spot to entertain friends and family, especially if your home is short on space. Decks offer great ‘bang for your buck’ value and are a great introduction to bigger projects. All it takes […]

Repurposed Doors

How many times have you come across an old door on the side of the road waiting for it’s final journey to the dump? You may even have one right now you’re thinking of throwing as well. Never throw away an old door again when there are so many ways to repurpose them! These are […]

DIY House on Wheels

DIY House on Wheels - Finished House on Wheels

When well planned, a tiny home can hthe creature comforts in a very small space.ave all  It can even be on wheels just like this home! This off-the-grid tiny house was built on a twin axle trailer with a rustic theme. The owner built it by setting up the frame in its final location, removing […]

DIY Reclaimed Wood Flooring

DIY Reclaimed Wood Flooring - Materials

Apart from the fact that they can make any room look more spacious, timber flooring offers a warmth and beauty that can’t be duplicated by carpet, tile or laminate. Wood never becomes outdated. Other options may have patterns, styles and colors, but these give them a limited lifespan. Timber is timeless, and when it needs […]

DIY Arbor Trellis

DIY Arbor Trellis - Trellis bits removed

An arbor makes a lovely entrance to a whole garden or just a garden room. With the added trellising, you can also grow your favourite creeper. Wisteria, jasmine, grapes? What would you grow if you had this trellis in your yard? 🙂 Materials: Cedar Timber .25″ OD (outside diameter) x .028″ wall T-304/304L Stainless Steel Tubing […]

DIY Hypertufa Planter

DIY Hypertufa Planter - Portland Cement

Want something different for your garden? These hypertufa planters could be the right one for you! The pale gray and ivory monoliths jutting out on the shores of California’s Mono Lake may look like eerie art installations, but they occur naturally and are actually limestone formations. Tufa is a variety of limestone, and the Mono […]