4 Projects For The Weekend Warrior

4 Projects For The Weekend Warrior

Sarah Rae Smith
Feb 13, 2009


It's no mystery that we're big fans of This Old House. We've had great inspiration from them in the past, but sometimes the name can carry a stigma that's associated with old homes and big beards. Their website on the other hand is void of all facial hair and is full of easy step-by-step diy tutorials for old and new homes alike. Learn how to turn a door into a vanity, make your own storage cubes, make a headboard out of bi-fold doors and turn a few tin tiles into a planter... all after the jump!

Make A Planter From Tin Tiles: Often times when we are at flea markets, thrift stores and estate sales you can find individual tin tiles. Most commonly we see them used on backsplashes and ceilings, but this is a great little project in anticipation of the upcoming Spring to put a few stray tiles to good use. Check out the full step-by-step tutorial here.

Make A Mirrored Vanity From A Door: Vanities the traditional sense have almost gone by the wayside, but this is a great take on an old favorite. Most of the elements in this project can be found easily and inexpensively. Be careful though, after you make yours, friends and family will want one too! Check out the full step-by-step tutorial here.

Make Storage Cubes: Simple cubes are a great thing to have under your diy belt. It means that no matter where you live, you can always craft your own storage (be it for clothes, toys or dishes)! One on a wall holds books, two on a wall holds purses and accessories, three or more could hold dishes or even clothes! Check out the full step-by-step tutorial here.

Make A Headboard From Bi-Fold Doors: Headboards can be made out of almost anything and this project is no exception to the rule. Bifold doors are usually found at salvage stores for next to nothing and make a great base for this project. It doesn't matter if you paint or stain, this is a great project all around. Check out the full step-by-step tutorial here.

All photos courtesy of This Old House. Thanks for all the years of inspiration!

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