Budget LIving: Spice Rack & Street Art-Inspired Cupboard Curtain DIY

A little DIY inspiration this morning to start off the week from the folks at Elle Decor (Thailand). These are two cute projects that one could adapt pretty easily. I don't know if I would go so far as making my own shelf from scratch as it shows here, but I'm sure I could find something easily enough (a wine crate?) to decoupage some papers to the back of to make a sweet little spice shelf like this in a jiffy. Just today I saw some jars like that at the dollar store - only $1 each!  This could be a pretty sweet and cheap do-it-yourself!  And the other (below), a street art-inspired cupboard curtain that is cleverly hanging using a curtain rod.  Makes me want to just go build our kitchen right now!  To heck with cabinets! Click here to see both. 

Jan Halvarson


Cara Sheppard said...

Both are super cute! I also love the pot rack made out of pipes - I may just steal that idea...

Jenny Holiday & Aaron said...

Cute cute cute!!! Love these ideas!

Happy New Year!!!
xoxo Jenny Holiday

Laura Evans said...

that spice rack is such a cute idea ... i have some book shelves that are horrible ugly cheap things that simple serve a purpose i've been wanting to update with wall paper. Just wandering how i will get it to stick to the shiny surface! have a wonderful monday. xx

Jan Halvarson said...

Cara - i know - they are great aren't they?

Jenny - thanks Happy New Year to you!

Laura - oh - maybe just sand the part a bit that you need to glue to?

Unknown said...

So so cute!
★ Happy New Year ! ★
May all your dreams come true

Lady Grey said...

I love this! It somehow seems even cooler that it comes from a Thai magazine : )

Happy 2011!

Claire Caudwell said...

Lovely :)

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