Being an avid DIY-er is not only a great creative outlet, but is also an effective way to cut down your budget. There are lots of handy home items you can make yourself that will show off your creative talents and help you save a few bucks. Here are a few of them.

Dresser Kitchen Island

Repurpose a hand-me-down dresser into a stylish kitchen island. Simply sand down the wood and paint a color that works with your kitchen’s color scheme. Then replace the top of the dresser with marble, granite or butcher-block and you will have a one-of-a-kind kitchen island, complete with storage.



Make a vintage framed chalkboard

Looking for another way to keep your family organized? It’s easy to make a handy DIY message board for your kitchen using unique frames you can find at a second-hand store or garage sale!  Simply cut some plywood to fit the size of each frame and then paint it with chalkboard paint. Leave to dry, then glue the frame to the plywood.

vintage frame chalkboard