4 DIY Projects From Design Bloggers

Create these online-exclusive DIY projects from four design bloggers who were featured in HGTV Magazine.

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First, take a look at how each of these bloggers styled a space using the DIYs below, then have fun creating your own replicas.

Color-Blocked Plates  

From Serena Appiah, thriftdiving.com

color-blocked plates art DIY

Color-Blocked Plates

color-blocked plates art DIY

Photo by: Trevor Dixon

Trevor Dixon

1. Spray the front of the plate with spray primer. Let dry. Repeat on the back of the plate. 


2. Use painter’s tape to tape off the section of the plate that will be the accent color. Cover the rest of the plate with plastic wrap and secure with painter’s tape. 


3. Spray-paint the plate with the accent color. Remove the tape and the plastic wrap while the paint is still wet. Let dry.

Framed Corkboard  

From Camila Pavone, blog.effortless-style.com

DIY Framed Corkboard

DIY Framed Corkboard

DIY Framed Corkboard

Photo by: Trevor Dixon

Trevor Dixon

1. Cut foam core and cork the same size as the back opening of a frame. Spray the foam core with spray adhesive. Affix the cork to the foam core.  


2. Spray-paint the frame red. Let dry.

3. Lay the frame facedown. Place the foam core in the back opening and secure with glazier points.   

4. Attach hanging hardware and hanging wire to the back of the frame.  

Stenciled Wall

From Kristin Cadwallader, bliss-athome.com

DIY Stenciled Wall

DIY Stenciled Wall

DIY Stenciled Wall

Photo by: Trevor Dixon

Trevor Dixon

1. Use painter’s tape to tape off a rectangle with indented corners. Paint the rectangle white. Remove the tape while the paint is still wet. Let dry.  


2. Affix the stencil to the rectangle with painter’s tape. Use a paint roller to paint the stencil hot pink. Remove the stencil while paint is still wet. Let dry.     


3. Have molding cut the same size as the stenciled wall pattern. 


4. Paint the molding gold. Let dry. Nail the molding to the wall.  

Slipcovered Cushion

From Diane Henkler, inmyownstyle.com

how to make a slipcovered bench cushion

Orange Slipcovered Cushion

how to make a slipcovered bench cushion

Photo by: Trevor Dixon

Trevor Dixon

1. Measure the cushion that came with the bench. Cut the fabric so it’s 10 inches longer and wider than the cushion.   


2. Lay the fabric pattern side down. Center the cushion facedown on the fabric. 


3. Wrap one side of the cushion with the fabric, pulling it taut and securing it every few inches with safety pins. Repeat on the right side.

4. Repeat on the top and the bottom, wrapping the corners like a present.

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