License Plate Room Divider
Stylishly divide a space in just a few short steps using vintage license plates.
- license plates
- spool of small metal chain
- bolts or screws
- chain cutter
- hook eyes
- screw driver
- tape measure
Use tape measure to determine proper width and height for space needing division. Jot down dimensions.
Spread license plates out on a long flat surface. Sort and arrange by color.
Cut to Size
Lay chain out on long, flat surface, keeping in mind each strand of license plates requires two symmetrical strands of chain. Use tape measure to determine where to cut chain in reference to height of space. Cut chain to size with chain cutter.
Attach Plates to Chain
With chain spread out on flat surface, temporarily place license plates on top of chain, leaving an even amount of space between each plate. Once layout is determined, flip each strand upside down, insert bolt or screw through front of pre-drilled hole in plate, and fasten to back with nuts using wrench and screwdriver.
Measure width of each strand. Referring to strand measurements, mark ceiling with pencil. Screw two hook eyes per strand directly into ceiling. Insert S-hook into top link of chain in strand and attach to eye hook in ceiling.
Add Nail Head Trim to Furniture
Bring a high-end look to an upholstered piece of furniture by adding nail head trim.
Build Custom End Tables
Create deep, wall-mounted end tables by cutting a vintage bench in half. The tables take up less floor space and provide ample surface space.
Build a Shutter Console Table
Repurpose a shutter into a cottage-style console table that will add interest and soften the hard lines of the back side of any couch.
Build a Factory Cart Coffee Table
Add updated style to your living room with this DIY coffee table. Featuring an optional reclaimed wood top and caster wheels, this step-by-step project proves factory style — without the price — is obtainable by anyone.
How to Mat and Frame Artwork
Finding artwork you love is a lengthy and expensive process. Make custom art using anything flat, from a vintage album cover to a page from a book or magazine.
How to Install Fabric Wallcovering
Instead of traditional wallpaper, use a favorite fabric to add texture and pattern to your walls.
Create a Sunburst Mirror
Open up your living room and add style with a dramatic sunburst mirror.
Customize Ready-Made Draperies
Add a decorative band of fabric to ready-made drapes for a custom look.
Add a splash of color and pattern to a room by sewing your own pillows.
Create a Small Space Workstation
Re-invent an unused nook or niche as a handy workstation in a few simple steps.
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