17 Jan
Great DIY projects for the new year!

Great DIY projects for the new year!

Summer is in full-swing and the holidays are here – what better time to get into some fun DIY projects? You can have a great time with family and friends, make something new, and upcycle at the same time!

Here’s some ideas to get you started:

Get potting

What better way to brighten up your home with some beautifully painted potted plants? You can go crazy with stencils and colours, and get the kids involved too. Head down to the BRS to grab everything you need for this fun weekend project!

Serve with style

Need something for a special occasion? There’s no end to creative ideas if you make your own serving tray. Using a nice piece of wood and some handles you can create unique cheese platters, breakfast-in-bed trays, and experiment with chalkboard paint! Check out some of these great designs.

Give your photos a second life

If you’re looking for a way to use the hundreds of family photos in your collection, why not make some unique coasters? This tutorial shows how you can create vintage polaroid coasters using some plain bathroom tiles.

Polish up your wood

There are many ways to re-style your old furniture instead of buying new. One of the easiest is to polish, repaint, or distress your wooden furniture. All you need are a couple of brushes, some polish, sandpaper, and paint and you’re good to go!

A face-lift for old furniture

In need of a new couch? Grab yourself a bargain from the BRS and create your own slipcovers so you can customise your seating whenever you feel like it! Use this tutorial to create a custom pattern for your upholstery.

Give your place a rustic wooden finish

Take inspiration from this tutorial for using leftover pallets for a charming wooden accent wall! With some smart thinking and a lick of polish, you can create anything with some leftover panels of wood!

Down at the BRS, we love all things recycling and DIY. Come visit us and stock up on all the materials, equipment, and paint for your next project!