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25 Stunning Weekend Projects

DIY by Michael Penny chatelaine.com. Photography by Robert Caruso

I know we just finished the weekend, but what better way to start the week with a plan for the next! There are some amazing projects online these days and everyday I’m floored with the talent out there and what people come up with.  From transforming a simple white IKEA armoire to simple branch wall hooks, I’ve found 25 stunning weekend projects to be inspired by for my post today that I’m sure you’ll love.  Above: Transform a basic Ikea armoire into it’s own little room. This one by Michael Penny for chatelaine.com.  DIY info from Michael Penny. Photography by Robert Caruso. Click below to see the others!

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  • DIY Garden Markers 1 of 25
    DIY Garden Markers
    These garden markers made with polymer clay are super cute and so easy to make!
    DIY from Wit and Whistle at Instructables
  • DIY Workspace 2 of 25
    DIY Workspace
    Create a cool desk with hollow-core door and two adjustable sawhorses.
    DIY from Sunset Magazine. Photo by Thomas J. Story.
  • Make a Hessian Rug 3 of 25
    Make a Hessian Rug
    A quick, affordable and easy project using jute cloth.
    DIY from Real Living. Photography Chris Warnes
  • DIY Mail Station 4 of 25
    DIY Mail Station
    You can create a space for mail and accessories with a shelf and a few magazine holders . Photography Chris Warnes
    From homes.ninemsn.com.au.
  • Beach Towel Cushions 5 of 25
    Beach Towel Cushions
    Make these summery cushions with some colorful beach towels, cushion inserts and a sewing machine. Photography Chris Warnes
    DIY from homes.ninemsn.com.au.
  • Steamer Storage 6 of 25
    Steamer Storage
    Using chinese food steamers, create a unique shelving display.
    From Real Living. Photography Chris Warnes
  • Lightshade Wire Coffee Table 7 of 25
    Lightshade Wire Coffee Table
    The wire of a large lightshade is used as the base for a coffee table for this DIY.
    From Real Living.Photography Chris Warnes
  • Bucket Shelving 8 of 25
    Bucket Shelving
    Using mop buckets, creates a unique wall shelf display.
    From homes.ninemsn.com.au.
  • LACK DIY Table 9 of 25
    LACK DIY Table
    With the help of four brass corners the LACK table from IKEA takes on a new look.
    From Style at Home.
  • DIY Lamp 10 of 25
    DIY Lamp
    What makes this DIY pop is the bright flourescent wiring on the light bulb.
    From Weekday Carnival.
  • Wooly Bench 11 of 25
    Wooly Bench
    This DIY is inspired by guerilla knitting and easy to do by wrapping yarn around a wood-slatted bench.
    From Real Living. Photography Chris Warnes.
  • Branch Coatstand 12 of 25
    Branch Coatstand
    Using a found branch, make this coatstand with the help of a PVC pipe and a little cement.
    From homes.ninemsn.com.au.
  • Dip-Dye Drapes 13 of 25
    Dip-Dye Drapes
    Using white drapes from IKEA, a bucket, rubber bands and some blue dye, this DIY is super easy and gives such great results. A perfect spring pick-me-up!
    From Michael Penny.
  • Pimp an Armoire 14 of 25
    Pimp an Armoire
    Transform a basic Ikea armoire into it's own little room. This one by Michael Penny for chatelaine.com.
    DIY info from Michael Penny. Photography by Robert Caruso.
  • Loop de Loop Pillows 15 of 25
    Loop de Loop Pillows
    Love the simplicity of these pillows by the ladies at Purl Bee.
    Click here for the how-to.
  • Big Stitch Knit Rug 16 of 25
    Big Stitch Knit Rug
  • A Bookshelf Made from Encyclopedias 17 of 25
    A Bookshelf Made from Encyclopedias
    Don't know what to do with those old encyclopedias? Make a bookshelf out of them.
    From Instructables.
  • Scrabble Pixel Art 18 of 25
    Scrabble Pixel Art
    A very clever and even kid-friendly art DIY idea.
    From Belrossa.
  • A Rainbow Pouf 19 of 25
    A Rainbow Pouf
    Add a burst of color with this sewing DIY.
    From Design Sponge.
  • A Wooden Plank Coat Rack 20 of 25
    A Wooden Plank Coat Rack
    (Pull out the translator to get this DIY). Thanks to a little found wood, glue and some nails, this cute little coat rack warms up an entryway instantly.
    From marieclairemaison.com. (Photo: Patrice de Gandry).
  • Blue Jean Pendants 21 of 25
    Blue Jean Pendants
    Old blue jeans take new life as pendants with this cute little DIY idea. (Pull out the translator to get this DIY).
    From Marie Claire Idees. Photo by Gilles de Chabaneix.
  • DIY Branch Hooks 22 of 25
    DIY Branch Hooks
    A simple idea using found branches and a little paint.
    From Scandinavian Deko.
  • DIY Wall Clock 23 of 25
    DIY Wall Clock
    A stylish wall clock made from a tray.
    From Scandinavian Deko.
  • DIY Confetti Tablecloth 24 of 25
    DIY Confetti Tablecloth
    A fun tablecloth from Target is crafted with some pretty confetti-like polka dots. DIY by Jenny Batt for Oh Happy Day.
    Find the DIY here.
  • Coffee Table Turns Bench 25 of 25
    Coffee Table Turns Bench
    Transform a thrift find coffee table into a fun bench for an entryway. Photography by Michael Graydon
    From Style at Home.

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Jan is the co-founder of Poppytalk, a blog about the beautiful, the decayed and the handmade and Poppytalk Handmade, an online curated marketplace. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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