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Bare wood furniture and accessories always feature heavily in design magazines, but the products themselves can be extremely expensive. If you want that bare wood look and are willing to get your hands a bit dirty, then these beautiful pallet projects could be the answer for you. There are a variety of projects to inspire you, some are more complex than others, but all of them will add some flair to your home.

1. Summer Swing

Get ready to absorb every ray of sunshine in style with this suspended bed. Find the step by step guide here!
Pallet Projects DIY Upcycle Garden bed Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

2. Pallet Cart

Update the organisation in your bathroom and keep everything in arm’s reach with this chic pallet cart. Get your wood stain here.
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3. Pallet Bench

Get outside this summer with a new set of stylish garden furniture, easily created at home for next to nothing!

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4. Kitchen Shelving

Got a collection of beautiful china that’s currently hiding from the light? Create a display case case for your kitchen with a few simple pallets.
Pallet Projects Shelf Kitchen Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

5. Simple Raised Bed

Treat yourself to a chic new bed frame and headboard courtesy of some simple, sanded pallets.

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6. Laundry Organiser

Store your cleaning products in plain view with this neat storage solution.
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7. Pallet Shelves

Display your precious photos and items in pride of place on this rustic shelving.
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8. Hallway Organiser

Tired of spending your mornings hunting for the keys that have managed to hide themselves down the back of the sofa again? This hallway organiser will keep your mornings on time and stress-free.

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9. Bathroom Storage

If your bathroom sink has been buried under a collection of brushes, bottles and tubes, this is the DIY project for you. Keep your surfaces clear and finally see everything in your collection with this simple organiser.
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10. The Ultimate Pallet Projects Patio Furniture Set

Want to invite your friends and family over for a barbecue? Build yourself this stylish set of furniture to ensure that everyone dines in comfort. Or if you’re not quit feeling up to the construction task, buy yourself a new set here.

Pallet Projects Garden Outdoor Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

11. Pallet Toilet Paper Holder

Swap that boring plastic roll holder for this neat shelf-holder combo.Pallet Projects Toilet Paper Holder Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

Lighting influences the ambiance of a room far more than many people realise, but those beautiful designer lights are often outside the budget. Here we’ve collected 20 lights that, with a bit of creativity, you can DIY at home. This selection of lights focusses on wood-based designs. Not only is wood an easy material to source, but it’s natural warmth lends itself well to home furnishings. From driftwood finds to impressive chandeliers, there is a design for everyone. And this list is by no means exhaustive, so let your imagination go. Recycle, reuse, save and have the satisfaction of making one of these stunning lights by yourself. Let there be light!

1. A Single Slice

This stunning piece highlights the swirling textures and grain of the wood to brilliant effect.

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2. Natural Gothic Chandelier

Using branches to construct this gothic-inspired chandelier softens the design.
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3. Geometric Pendant

This geometric pendant light has a modern, fresh aesthetic.
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4. Lights with a Message

Tell your loved ones how you feel with this heartfelt design.
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5. Bare Bulb

Channel a more industrial vibe with this bare bulb lamp.
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6. Romantic Candle Holders

Up the romance in your house with these sweet, heart candle holders.stunning lights DIY Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

7. Branching Chandelier

Create a piece that that will really light up your life with this dramatic chandelier.stunning lights chandelier branch Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

8. Basic Beauty

Keep things simple with this stylish lamp.

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9. Stylish Lines

These large geometric shades will ensure that your house is full of light and throw stunning shadows across your walls.

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10. The Lone Tree

Why use a branch when you can have the whole tree? Highlight the natural beauty of a tree with this simple light.stunning lights Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

11. Throwing Shadows

Generate a warm aumbience with soft shadows by making this glowing design.

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12. Gathered Bulbs

Ensure that you’re well-lit and make a statement with this simple overhead lighting.stunning lights light feature Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

13. Brass and Wood

Highlight an unusual filament bulb by creating a lamp all about the light-source.stunning light bulb Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

14. Futuristic Floor Lamp

Turn a plank of wood into a modern centre piece by simply cutting it into pieces!
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15. Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars

Perfect for a party, these twinkling stars will light up any wall.stunning lights DIY Star Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

16. Sculptural Lighting

The bold lines and dark colouring of this lamp means it serves a dual function as a lamp and a piece of art!
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17. Make the Most of Your Mason Jars

Once you’ve finished the delicious contents, upcycle your mason jars into one of these stunning lights.

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18.Woven Shades

These woven lights demonstrate how a simple material can be used in a huge variety of ways.
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19. Stunning Lights Centre Piece

Don’t want the ordinary flowers or candles on your table? Replace both with this bold fixture.
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20. The Guiding Light

Show your guests where to head or add a fun accent piece to your wall with this arrow design.
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Hopefully all of these beautiful designs have given you a lightbulb moment of your own. But if not, check out some of the beautiful light fixtures currently in stock at manomano.co.uk!

Doors are pretty much a constant in our lives, but they have the ability to be so much more. With a bit of creativity a door can become a anything from an accent piece to a bar cart. Check out this list of incredible list of upcycled door projects and get inspired.

1. Accent Piece

Brighten up a plain room with this beautifully simple door upgrade. A lick of paint and some wallpaper is all you need to produce this stunning accent piece.

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2. The Gardener’s Friend

Tired of your tools disappearing just when you’re ready to get outside? Keep everything organised and nicely displayed with this clever upcycle. upcycled door projects garden tool organiser Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

3. Chalk Notice Board

Chalk notice boards are everywhere now, but using a door makes this board a real talking point. Plus the extra-large size leaves you lots of space for all those important agenda notes!

upcycled door projects Blackboard Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

4. Door Shelving

If you want to make your favourite pieces really the focus of the room, this door-shelf is the project for you. The door creats a frame around the objects which will draw the eye of any visitors.
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5. A Rustic Bar Cart

Impress your guests and take your cocktail skills to the next level with this fully-stocked bar cart.
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6. The Mirror Upgrade

Create a mirror that really reflects your style with this clever DIY project.upcycled door projects mirror Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

7. Pimp Your Potting Shed

Get ready for all the spring planting with this handy potting shed upgrade.
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8. Picnic Table

Create your own hardwearing picnic table by simply adding legs to an old door.upcycled door projects Table Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

9. The Most Stylish Headboards

Headboards can be surprisingly expensive, but they add a touch of glamour to any room. These door headboards step up your interior game without breaking the bank.upcycled door projects Headboard Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

10. The Most A-door-able Shelving

Make a shabby-chic upgrade to your home with this sleek door shelving.

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11. Classy Hall Organisation

Prevent clutter in your hall with this stylish door catch all.

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Sources: www.countryliving.comdishfunctionaldesigns.blogspot.fr

The childhood dream of walking through the back of a wardrobe into a whole other world might not be achievable for most of us, but you can still bring a bit of magic into your life by installing one of these secret doors.

1. A sliding bookshelf

In one smooth motion a whole other room is revealed! Although the design takes a bit more work, the end result is more than worth it.

sliding automatic secret doors

Source: www.instructables.com

2. A latched bookshelf

Slip off to a private hideaway by opening the bookcase using the spine of a book. It’s a classic approach that’s easy to replicate with these detailed instructions.

latched secret doors bookshelf

3. A lightweight bookshelf door

If you don’t have a hidden space in your house or want to create an entire bookshelf from scratch then this secret door-shelf is the style for you. Watch the how to video here.

bookshelf secret doors

4. High-tech secret doors

This is the 21st century and if using handles and latches feels a little too stone-aged to you, then this simple hack can upgrade your doors to open magically with the help of an Arduino and this guide.

high-tech secret doors

5. Secret storage

Yet another cupboard door doesn’t add much excitement to a room, but this neatly disguised door has both additional storage and that magical-Narnia-feel.

cupboard secret doors bookshelf

Source: www.ana-white.com

6. The outdoors door

Everyone is making their hidden doors inside nowadays, so if you want to do something really different try disguising your front door as a wall.

exterior secret doors

Source: www.youtube.com

upcycle glass bottle ideas planter

Glass, like a cat, has many lives. It is 100% recyclable, which makes it the perfect material for both DIY lovers and eco-home improvers. In recent years, upcycling glass bottles has become a very popular way of reusing all those old commonplace wine and beer bottles lying around as a heavier emphasis has been put on recycling around the UK. That’s why we’ve created a glass bottle ideas moodboard to inspire you to get creative!

Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality or purity.

We wanted to share with you our favourite and most original upcycled glass bottle projects! Are you up for giving them a go?

24 Upcycling Glass Bottle Ideas

1. Upcycled glass bottle planter

upcycle glass bottle ideas planter

2. Blue bottle garden path

upcycle glass bottle ideas pathway

Keep it simple and collect one colour of glass which you can use to separate pathways in your garden.

3. Blue glass bottle exterior design

upcycle glass bottle ideas exterior design

Why not try your hands at some simple woodworking at create an outdoor piece for your garden? Imagine how incredible this looks when the sun shines through the bottles!

4. Blue and green bottle peacock!

upcycle glass bottle ideas peacock

Get your kids involved in this idea and create a peacock – why not experiment with other animals, too?

5. Outdoor candle made of a cut transparent bottle

upcycle glass bottle ideas outdoor candle

Keep well lit during the long summer evenings with a homemade outdoor candle holder!

6. Multicoloured glass bottle fountain

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7. Glass bottle temple wall

upcycle glass bottle ideas temple wall
upcycle glass bottle ideas temple wall

8. Jack Daniel’s bottle lamp, trinket box and soap dispenser

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9. Wine bottle wall fountain

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10. Bottle tree

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11. Wine bottle interior fountain

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12. Christmas tree of bottles

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13. Wine bottle “Glass Bricks”

upcycle glass bottle ideas bricks
upcycle glass bottle ideas bricks

14. DIY bottle wind chime

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15. Unique barrel and glass bottle fairy lights

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16. Wine bottle fairy lights

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17. Cut wine bottle hat rack

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18. Bottle candle holders

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19. Hanging liquor bottle lights

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20. Crystal bottle hanging lights

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Glass Bottle DIY – Bottle Cutter and Ceiling Light