At Domain Homes we often get invited to see our homeowners’ new homes in South Tampa once they’ve settled in, and it is truly amazing to see some of the creative things they come up with to personalize their new homes. If you’re like me, you see alot of cool, crafty things that inspire you. Perhaps you pin these ideas or cut them out of a magazine and put them somewhere so you can visualize what your house would look like with these creations in them, but for some reason or another you just never get around to making it. Usually the two biggest reasons are cost and time. Well, here are five inexpensive, crafty ideas that you can do in about five minutes.
Bathroom Towel Storage
You shouldn’t have this problem if you purchase a new home in Tampa Bay from Domain Homes, but for everyone else here is a pretty, cost effective space saver you can do yourself in a short timeframe. Even if you have a linen closet like we put in our homes, it would be convenient to be able to just reach out a grab a towel or washcloth quickly. This solution is alot prettier than hooks or rungs, and it really softens the room. All it takes is a couple of nice, sturdy baskets and a quick hit with a cordless screwdriver in four spots on the back of the baskets. Be sure not to push the screws all the way in, just far enough to hold the basket tightly to the wall.
Sweethearts’ Hometowns in a Picture Frame
What a great way to pay homage your hometowns or other significant places in your life! All you need is to cut out the cities from a map or atlas and cut a heart shape (or other favorite shape) into the matting you will use. Then just frame it and display it or wrap it up to give to a special couple as a sentimental, DIY wedding gift.
Warm up that boring stoop or plain patio with this funky conversation piece. Just buy a rubber door mat and spray it any color you want it to be.
Alright, for this next one if you’re lucky, you already have or can find a cool looking vintage drawer that you don’t have to paint and distress. If not, you can find these instructions easily enough online. This is just a vintage drawer on its back used to hold books. The challenge will be to find a drawer that’s long enough to not look wrong and that’s deep enough that the books will fit.
Rope Lighting Nightlight
This is probably the one I’m going to do in my home next. This idea is fairly simple and great for both kitchens and baths. Some people use rope lighting in their kitchens below or above their cabinets for a neat effect and additional lighting. I am going to install rope lighting just beneath the cabinet doors in my kids’ bathroom as a nighlight.
We hope you find these ideas helpful. For more inspiration we invite you to visit our model home located at 6932 Duffy Lane in Tampa. Our new model is currently under construction on South MacDill Avenue. We’ll be sure to let you know when it’s done. We are planning to have many aspirational concepts on display to give you plenty of ideas for your home, both inside and out.
We welcome you to share your DIY projects. What are some things you have done or would like to do someday around your home? Comment below or write on our wall.