How-to: Modernize an Old Trunk
The DIY experts at HGTV Magazine went digging in the attic for treasures that deserve a second chance.
- all-purpose cleaner
- paint for light and dark
- painter's tape
Wipe down the trunk (ours was leather) and all its hardware with an all-purpose cleaner.
Paint the entire piece a light color, and let dry.
Tape off 2 1/4-inch bands on all four of the trunk’s sides with painter’s tape, then fill them in with a darker color. Paint right over the hardware where needed. Peel off the tape while the paint is still slightly wet.
How-to: Giant Chalkboard Calendar
Follow the steps below to create this giant chalkboard calendar from the pages of HGTV Magazine.
How-To: Fabric-Wrapped Shelves
Re-create this trendy piece on a budget with this step-by-step from a crafty blogger featured in HGTV Magazine.
How to Make a Fabric Pouf Ottoman
A multipurpose decor item, this fabric pouf can be used as an ottoman, extra seating for guests or as a coffee table with a tray on top. Use a fun, patterned fabric that matches the other decor in your dorm room.
How to Make a Multifunctional Room Divider
Separate your spaces with a multifunctional room divider that is upholstered in a patterned fabric on one side and painted with chalkboard paint on the other.
How to Ombre Dip-Dye a Duvet Cover
Transform a simple set of white bedding into a fresh and modern masterpiece with your favorite color dye and just a few hours.
How to Make a Recycled T-Shirt Rug
Don't throw away those old T-shirts — they can easily be turned into a one-of-a-kind doormat to decorate the inside of your dorm room.
How to Make a Personalized Wall Photo Mural
This printable wall mural makes a bold statement without the need for paint or wallpaper, perfect for apartments and dorm rooms where temporary decor is a must.
How to Make a Bulletin Board Headboard
Short on space? No problem! Create a beautiful headboard that does double duty as a bulletin board or jewelry display in your dorm room.
Make Your Own Desk Accessories
Use various containers like Mason jars, vases and tin cans to create a matching desk accessory set that will keep all your school essentials organized and within reach.
DIY Painted Animal Bookends
Transform everyday materials into sturdy, colorful bookends to dress up your bookshelves.
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