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10 Hardware Store DIY Ideas for You + Your Home

I’ve had a lifelong obsession with hardware stores. I’m not sure what it is, but I can get lost for hours wandering the aisles of neatly arranged paint cans, bins of nuts and bolts and reels of rope and chain. The hardware store is actually one of my favorite places to get inspired for my DIY adventures, too! The supplies are often affordable and so versatile, making them perfect for everything from building your own furniture to crafting up beautiful jewelry. To get inspired, click through for 10 hardware store DIY ideas all made primarily with inexpensive and readily available supplies from your local hardware store!

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    10 Creative Ideas Made Using Hardware Store Supplies

    Click through for 10 creative ideas made from basic hardware store supplies!

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    DIY Garment Rack

    If you're anything like me, there's no end to the storage needs around your home, which is why I love this awesome garment rack made with basic plumbing supplies from the hardware store. The industrial look is so chic, too!
    Get the how-to at Smitten Studio | Photo by Sarah Sherman Samuel

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    DIY Industrial Candlestick

    A really easy project that looks fabulous paired with long taper candlesticks, I really love these simple-t0-make candlesticks crafted from hex bushings and tin foil.
    Get the how-to at Blog a la Cart | Photo by Ashley Weeks Cart

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    DIY Paint Stick Table Runner

    A really cool idea made using paint sticks from the hardware store, this herringbone patterned table runner is inexpensive and as easy as a bit of paint and glue.
    Get the how-to at Ruffled

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    DIY Crochet Jar Cozies

    I'm rather partial to this gorgeous bohemian look; I love these crocheted jar cozies, perfect for dressing up a jar to use as a candle holder. Can you believe it's made using neon string from the hardware store? Love!
    Get the how-to at Mon Makes Things

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    DIY Neon Tassel Necklace

    Another amazingly creative idea using neon string from the hardware store, I love these cool tassel necklaces in neon shades of electric yellow, pink and orange.
    Get the how-to at The Sweetest Occasion

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    DIY Industrial Coffee Table

    I adore this clever use of plumbing supplies to create a cool industrial coffee table. Made with cedar planks, flanges and galvanized pipe, I want a similar table in my own home!
    Get the how-to at The Locker

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    DIY Hardware Store Bracelets

    This bracelet looks right on trend with the more expensive versions I see in stores right now. However, it's made inexpensively with hardware stores finds like rope and brass compression sleeves.
    Get the how-to at Thanks, I Made It

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    DIY Chunky Chain Necklace

    Another really chic piece of statement jewelry, this chain link necklace is actually made with vinyl tubing and paint from the hardware store.
    Get the how-to at Creme de la Craft

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    DIY Light Fixture

    I always love seeing new ways to put punched sheet metal to use in crafty ways. This light fixture is a hit with me! I love the modern look.
    Get the how-to at Cleverly Inspired

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    DIY Industrial Orbit Chandelier

    Isn't this industrial orbit chandelier completely cool? It'd be amazing in an entryway or kitchen. Make one with aluminum strips and rivets from the hardware store.
    Get the how-to at House of Earnest

Read more from Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion. For more ideas and inspiration, find her on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest!

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