3 Small Effort/Big Impact DIY Ideas to Steal from this Small Providence Condo

published Oct 20, 2016
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Sometimes it’s not the wall knocked down or the whole room painted that’s the visual impact your room needs — a small detail can pack a decor punch, too! The proof is in Erin and Tobin’s cute Providence condo: I spotted three small but mighty mini DIY projects in Erin and Tobin’s home — the kind of ideas you can do without a lot of time, tools or money. See if they’re small DIY details that could add personality to one of your rooms.

Transform a closet into something functional AND stylish

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Erin and Tobin faced a major design challenge with this unique, geometrically shaped closet in their condo’s dining room. After keeping it closed and just using it as extra storage for too long, they decided to make it into something fun AND functional. By painting it an eye-catching, contrasting teal, and popping in new white shelves, bar books, glassware, and a mini-fridge, it now serves the space well.

This idea could be applied to a tiny closet home office, or even just for a closet you use for storage — adding any color and detail to a closet will make for a pop of personality whenever you open the door!

Personalize plain drawers with simple DIY pulls

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Erin decided to personalize this IKEA sink/cabinet combo in their bathroom with blue leather pulls and brass studs. Erin used scraps of leather from a friend and found the brass hardware at Home Depot. Without a ton of time or effort, she was able to make rustic, contrasting pulls that transform the cabinet. You could try this idea in any part of your home where you have drawers or doors — the kitchen, laundry room or even furniture pieces that need a small facelift.

Incorporate an industrial light look on the cheap

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Industrial lighting is a popular look that will be around for awhile. You can create an industrial-style look by grabbing affordable outdoor bulkhead lighting and spray-painting the cover a bold color. That’s what Erin did, and along with the blue DIY pulls above and the blue and white hand towel, the simple bathroom is refreshed with a few small but impactful touches.