The summer holidays are upon us, and we’re all looking for a new project to work on. Be it learning how to play a new instrument or learning how to knit so you can make your own sweaters for the winter instead of buying them. Some want to redo their room because they are bored of the same old stuff. Buying new furniture can be expensive, but making your own furniture is not so much.
Here are a few simple ideas that can help you revamp your room this summer.
#1. The Biggest First: The Bed Frame
If you are one of those people who has 2 mattresses stacked one on the other and no bed frame to cover the edges, this project is for you.
All you will need is:
- 4 pieces of wood that cover the length and height of your bottom mattress. So hypothetically, if you have a queen sized bed you would need 2 x 7’ pieces and 2 x 5’ pieces to cover all 4 sides
- 1 Drill with interchangeable bits, you can easily find drill bits for sale Changeable bits so you can pierce the wood as well as wind the screws in with a drill instead of needing a screwdriver too
- 12 screws
Once ready, customize the frame by painting it with a solid colour of your choice, an abstract pattern or even stickers to make it all yours.
If you already have a bed frame, but want to change the headrest because it’s just too plain, try this
All you need is:
- Enough stikwood to cover your existing headrest (buy tape measures online if you don’t have one so you can easily take the measurements)
- A black pen to mark the measurements
Again, once done feel free to personalise it however you like.
#2. What Goes Beside The Bed: The Side Table
Add a vintage vibe to your room by making a side table using an old suitcase and some broken furniture.
All you need is:
- 1 old suitcase that you don’t use anymore – you can even find these at op-shops around the corner
- 4 table legs. If you have a table at home which you don’t use anymore or one that has solid legs but the surface is broken – use the legs from those. If not, hit the op-shop or a yard sale and you’re sure to find some.
- 15-20 screws
- A few simple power drill accessories that you may find in the toolkit at home.
# 3. The Little Things
If you have left over wood or stikwood, you can easily make:
- Little corners for photo frames
- Designer strips for your study table
- Lightweight shelves that you can hang by a hook on empty walls – to place the photo frames or your accessories on
And so much more. All you need is some sanding paper to shape and smooth the edges so no one knows it was left over wood.
There you have it, easy hacks that will keep you busy all summer and result in a new, affordable and 100% personalised bedroom.