DESIGN TIPS: DIY STORAGE SOLUTIONS

Are you just starting out on your own? Or have an office you want to revamp but don’t have a pile of cash to design your dream space?  Well, you are not alone! Today, I want to share a few storage solutions that you can DIY to give your space the needed storage you crave and a look that will even have your friends guessing where you purchased it. Okay, so here we go!

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Campaign dressers are the hottest trend but they have been around for years.  They make beautiful conversation pieces for any space. Retail cost is $699 +, DIY $100

Campaign Dresser (Image: Shop Social Society)

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Bookcases are perfect for displaying pretty accessories and housing those ‘must read’ books. I love how they used a Moroccan inspired tile wallcovering as a backdrop. Such a simple application with huge impact. West Elm $549, DIY $350 – You can get the wallcovering at Etsy. com HERE – the DIY definitely gives you a better look than a West Elm piece.

Ikea Hemnes Bookcases

 

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My ALL time favorite! I love anything gold so this étagère was a definite on my list.  This is one of the more simpler projects but its one of the prettiest, there isn’t a place that this would not add glamour. Horchow $1829, DIY $100 or less. I would change out the bottom shelf for a cut mirror instead of the glass it comes with to add a high-end feel.

 

Brass Étagère - Ikea Vittsjo

Brass Étagère – Ikea Vittsjo

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Billy Bookcases are one of the most used but versatile pieces used for Ikea Hacks.  I really like how Centsational Girl used this pretty blue paint and added trim detail to the front, bottom and top of this bookcase. Retail $200, DIY $150 or less.

 

Ikea Billy Bookcase

Ikea Billy Bookcase

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And, who could resist this great Malm Dresser by Amanda Carol.  She made such a boring dresser into a really chic piece with DIY overlays. You can purchase the overlays HERERetail $1700 +, DIY $300

 

Ikea Malm Dresser

Ikea Malm Dresser

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This is a more detailed piece but manageable and worth the time. The pink accent and library sconces are the perfect finishing touches to this wall unit. Retail $1500 +, DIY $500 or less

 

Ikea Besta + Billy Bookcase

Ikea Besta + Billy Bookcase

 

DIY RESOURCES: 1)  FOR CHIC SAKE 2) IKEA HEMNES 3) IKEA VIITSJO 4) CENTSATIONAL GIRL 5) AMANDA CAROL INTERIORS 6) CENTSATIONAL GIRL

For detailed instructions on any of these storage solutions click on the links provided. Also, if you like the metallic looks; pick up a can of Rustoleum or Valspar to complete these projects (images below). As with all paints and chemicals please put safety first and follow the directions as protection. For more DIY Tips visit my PINTREST BOARD. And, please share with us if you decide to DIY one of these projects, we would LOVE to showcase it!!

RUSTOLEUM

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