Spice Up Your Decor at the Hardware Store: 5 Great Projects Made from Simple Supplies

Spice Up Your Decor at the Hardware Store: 5 Great Projects Made from Simple Supplies

Jennifer Hunter
Jan 23, 2014
(Image credit: One King's Lane)

Any ol' person can buy ready-made decor, but if you can often be found cruising the aisles of your local hardware store, you must check out the following list of chic yet unexpected DIY ideas you can put together with materials found next to the nuts and bolts barrel. Projects run from super-simple to pretty challenging so dive in, DIY-ers of all skill levels.

Trigger Hook

(Image credit: Country Living)

Wanna add some industrial flair to your curtains? This clever tieback idea from Country Living is a super-simple but punchy DIY you could do today!


(Image credit: Style Me Pretty)

These woven vases from Style Me Pretty are just the thing your flowers have been crying out for. Part nautical, part rustic, all adorable. Make sure to click through for the clear, detailed DIY instructions to make a set for yourself.


(Image credit: Life Designed)

By now, we're all pretty familiar with the pipe shelving system (and obviously still loving it) but here's a great reminder that hardware store pipes are just as handy for all sorts of other industrial-chic projects. Here, Nancy from Life Designed cleverly used galvanized steel pipes as the frame for her bar cart. What do we love more than awesome pipe projects? Cocktails! Win-win.


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True story: hiding under that yummy Pendleton fabric, is a run-of-the-mill hardware store bucket. Liz of Commonwealth Vintage Rentals and Rachel of Revive Upholstery & Design break down their DIY design steps (and hardware store materials) over at Design Sponge.

Bulbs +

(Image credit: One King's Lane)

Never has wiring a lamp seemed so do-able. One King's Lane details how this elegant DIY came together and what you need to make one for yourself. There may be lots of steps to recreate this project, but you can bet you only need to hit up one store to gather your materials — your local hardware.

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