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Trending on Remodelista: 5 DIY Interior Design Ideas to Steal

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Trending on Remodelista: 5 DIY Interior Design Ideas to Steal

April 5, 2019 April 4, 2019

This week the Remodelista editors got out their glue guns and tested their DIY skills. Here are five of their favorite stylish and thrifty interior design projects to try at home:

Salvaged Slab Backsplash

In the Brooklyn apartment of student Kristina Line and spatial designer Anton Bak, a salvaged marble slab serves as a DIY backsplash (also shown in the top photo). Photography courtesy of Kristina Line and Anton Bak.
Above: In the Brooklyn apartment of student Kristina Line and spatial designer Anton Bak, a salvaged marble slab serves as a DIY backsplash (also shown in the top photo). Photography courtesy of Kristina Line and Anton Bak.

See more of this project in A Two-Week, $1,000, 500-Square-Foot Rental Overhaul by a Design Student in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Under-$300 Toilet

The Toto Entrada Close Coupled Toilet with a round bowl \$\193.40 without the seat at Plumber’s Stock; it’s also available at The Home Depot for \$\207.6\1.
Above: The Toto Entrada Close Coupled Toilet with a round bowl $193.40 without the seat at Plumber’s Stock; it’s also available at The Home Depot for $207.61.

“Let’s be real: when it comes to a bathroom remodel, most of us aren’t looking to break the bank on a toilet,” writes Alexa. “The first rule of keeping costs down is to go for something floor-standing—as opposed to the pricier wall-mounted styles.” See her picks in this week’s 10 Easy Pieces post.

Homemade Cat Scratching Post

Above: Blogger Molly Madfis of Almost Makes Perfect made a minimalist DIY cat scratching post. Photograph via Almost Makes Perfect.

For step-by-step instructions and materials, see Claw Control: The DIY Cat Scratching Post.

Blackboard Backsplash

&#8\2\20;Designer Deborah Ehrlich favors deconstruction over renovation and reduction over decoration,&#8\2\2\1; writes Alexa. Photograph by Justine Hand.
Above: “Designer Deborah Ehrlich favors deconstruction over renovation and reduction over decoration,” writes Alexa. Photograph by Justine Hand.

Source a similar chalkboard (and other DIY features of Ehrlich’s kitchen) in this week’s Steal This Look post.

DIY Ikea Headboard

Above: Remodelista directory members Dale Saylor and Joe Williamson of design-build firm Hollymount added texture to a to a characterless two-bedroom rental in New York’s Chelsea by making a DIY headboard from bed pillows. Photograph by Michael A. Muller for Remodelista.

See step-by-step instructions at Just Add Pillows: The DIY Headboard for $35.

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